The Jingle

The Season of Advent
10:00 a.m.

Hymn "ComeThou Long Expected Jesus"Hymnal 66
The Opening Acclamation and Collect for PurityPrayer book page 355
The GloriaPrayer book page 356
The Collect of the DayPrinted below
The Old Testament and Epistle ReadingsPrinted below
Hymn "O Come O Come Emmanuel"Hymnal 56, Vs 1-3
The Gospel ReadingPrinted Below
The Sermon
The Nicene CreedPrayer book page 358
The Prayers of the People - Form IVPrayer book page 388
Confession and AbsolutionPrayer book page 360
Exchnage of the PeacePrayer book page 360
Offertory Hymn "Day by Day"Hymnal 654
Eucharistic Prayer APrayer book page 361
The Lord's Prayer (Contemporary Version)Prayer book page 364
The Breaking of the BreadPrayer book page 365
Communion is Served
The Post Communion PrayerPrayer book page 365
The Blessing and DismissalPrayer book page 366
Hymn: Hark the Herald Angels Sing!"Hymnal 87


The Collect

O God, whose Son Jesus is the good shepherd of your people: Grant that when we hear his voice we may know him who calls us each by name, and follow where he leads; who, with you and the Holy Spirit, lives and reigns, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

The First Lesson
Acts 4:5-12

The day after they had arrested Peter and John for teaching about Jesus and the resurrection, the rulers, elders, and scribes assembled in Jerusalem, with Annas the high priest, Caiaphas, John, and Alexander, and all who were of the high-priestly family. When they had made the prisoners stand in their midst, they inquired, "By what power or by what name did you do this?" Then Peter, filled with the Holy Spirit, said to them, "Rulers of the people and elders, if we are questioned today because of a good deed done to someone who was sick and are asked how this man has been healed, let it be known to all of you, and to all the people of Israel, that this man is standing before you in good health by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom you crucified, whom God raised from the dead. This Jesus is `the stone that was rejected by you, the builders;  it has become the cornerstone.'  There is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among mortals by which we must be saved."

The Psalm
Psalm 23

   The LORD is my shepherd; *
   I shall not be in want.
   He makes me lie down in green pastures *
   and leads me beside still waters.
   He revives my soul *
   and guides me along right pathways for his Name's sake.
   Though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
   I shall fear no evil; *
   for you are with me;
   your rod and your staff, they comfort me.
   You spread a table before me in the presence of those
   who trouble me; *
   you have anointed my head with oil,
   and my cup is running over.
   Surely your goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days
   of my life, *
   and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever.

The Second Lesson
1 John 3:16-24

We know love by this, that he laid down his life for us-- and we ought to lay down our lives for one another. How does God's love abide in anyone who has the world's goods and sees a brother or sister in need and yet refuses help? Little children, let us love, not in word or speech, but in truth and action. And by this we will know that we are from the truth and will reassure our hearts before him whenever our hearts condemn us; for God is greater than our hearts, and he knows everything. Beloved, if our hearts do not condemn us, we have boldness before God; and we receive from him whatever we ask, because we obey his commandments and do what pleases him. And this is his commandment, that we should believe in the name of his Son Jesus Christ and love one another, just as he has commanded us. All who obey his commandments abide in him, and he abides in them. And by this we know that he abides in us, by the Spirit that he has given us.

The Gospel
John 10:11-18

Jesus said, "I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep. The hired hand, who is not the shepherd and does not own the sheep, sees the wolf coming and leaves the sheep and runs away-- and the wolf snatches them and scatters them. The hired hand runs away because a hired hand does not care for the sheep. I am the good shepherd. I know my own and my own know me, just as the Father knows me and I know the Father. And I lay down my life for the sheep. I have other sheep that do not belong to this fold. I must bring them also, and they will listen to my voice. So there will be one flock, one shepherd. For this reason the Father loves me, because I lay down my life in order to take it up again. No one takes it from me, but I lay it down of my own accord. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it up again. I have received this command from my Father." "


Today at Trinity

8:00 a.m.Rite One Eucharist, Church / Nave
9:45 a.m.Children's Chapel, Basement
9:45 a.m.Nursery
10:00 a.m.Church School, Basement
10:00 a.m.Rite Two Eucharist, Church / Nave
11:30 a.m.Adult Choir Rehearsal, Church / Nave
1:00 p.m.AA, Parish Hall
5:00 p.m.Fr. Dave's Retirement Party


THANK YOU FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART for all the wonderful expressions of love, for the FABULOUS banquet and for the 18 years of ministry together. I miss you all everyday. Love, Fr. Dave

We thank our guest violinists for enhancing our worship service this morning - Ellen Hickman and Cristina Del Rio.

Youth Group will not meet this evening. We look forward to seeing you next week at 6 PM in the narthex!

This week at Trinity Church

MONDAY 04-16-2018
7:30 p.m.Boy Scouts, Parish Hall

TUESDAY 04-17-2018
8:30 a.m.Morning Prayer, Chapel
7:15 p.m.Vestry Meeting, Library
7:30 p.m.Boy Scout Parents' Meeting, Narthex

WEDNESDAY 04-18-2018
8:30 a.m.Morning Prayer, Chapel
10:00 a.m.Healing Eucharist, Chapel
6:30 p.m.Grief Support Group, Mary's Office

THURSDAY 04-19-2018
8:30 a.m.Morning Prayer, Chapel
9:00 a.m.EfM Group, Rectory
6:30 p.m.Healing Eucharist, Chapel

FRIDAY 04-20-2018

SATURDAY 04-21-2018
Bus Trip to Sight and Sound to see JESUS
10:00 a.m.GFS Council Meeting, Narthex
5:00 p.m.Come As You Are Eucharist, Chapel
6:30 p.m.AA Meeting, Parish Hall


The Bishop is Coming on April 29. If you would like to be officially received into the Episcopal Church by the bishop, please be in touch with Rev. Mary (

Coffe Hour hosts are needed. It's not complicated. Please sign up on the sheet in the narthex if you are able and willing to be the hospitality host after the 10 a.m. service on a Sunday.

Trinity's VBS - 'Babylon: Daniel's Courage In Captivity' June 25 - 29; 6 - 8:00 PM! Become a part of history as you see, hear, touch, and even taste what it is like to live in Babylon! You will visit Daniel, explore the Marketplace, take part in high-action games, and sing motion-filled songs as you discover more about Danielís adventures in Babylon. These experiences make Godís Word come alive with new meaning for all who participate! There is no charge for all who enter the gates. Dinner is included. Register today! Ages 4 - 12. Register on-line TODAY (smart phones, tablets, laptops, and more!) Questions? See Kristin Woods.

Mark Your Calendars!! We are planning to celebrate Steve Schreiber's retirement on Sunday, May 20th! More info to follow!!

Supporting God's Kingdom
February 2018
Income: $23,879
Expenses: $38,472
Attendance (last week):117


Worship Schedule for Apr 15

8:00 a.m.
Reader/ ChalicistsJan Jones
10:00 a.m.
ChalicistsJoy Greenlee, Paul Greenlee
CruciferFrancis Woods
AcolytesAbby Olshefski, Madeline Olshefski
Readers/PrayersAlex Staas, Donnette Staas, Prayers:, Jessica Staas
UshersAndrea Barlow, Ernest Dixon, Liz Wendt, Ryan Irvin
Altar GuildEllen McCaffrey, Elizabeth Self, Connie Stephens
Coffee Hour(Not in yet)
GreetersLeigh Detato, Joe Detato
LEM(Not in yet)
Tellers(Not in yet)
Healing Prayer TeamTerry Tschopp, Robin Martin Ü
Basket DeliveryVelma Supperer
TeachersGPI:Sarah Mooers, GPII:Jocelyn Tenney, FF:Catherine Derbyshire, Bernadette Baird, FB:Robin Martin
Door KeepersGPI:LaTanya Barkley, GPII:Norlaine Romano
After Worship Hosts(Not in yet)
Nursery TeamEmma Gold, Julian Woods


The Staff of Trinity Church

The Rev. Mary McCullough, 215-646-0416 Opt #4
Stephen Schreiber, Director of Music
215-646-0416 Opt #6
John Dziel, Financial & IT Administrator
215-646-0416 Opt #2
Karen Richter, Office Administrator
215-646-0416 Opt #1
Kristin Woods, Education
215-646-0416 Opt #5


The Vestry of Trinity Church

Robin Chambers-Dixon, Rector's Warden
Human Resources
Dennis Reid Sr., Accounting Warden
Finance Committee
Jill Marsceill, New Members
Martha Arnold, Stewardship & Planned Giving
Ben Powley , Inreach
Dan Citrone, Hospitality
Jocelyn Tenney, Clerk of the Vestry
Mary Deviso, Mission and Outreach
Bill Davis, Property
Liz Wendt, Inreach
Connie Stephens, Property
Ellen McCaffrey, Mission and Outreach


Trinity Episcopal Church
708 South Bethlehem Pike
Ambler, PA 19002

Phone- 215-646-0416
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