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 glory it is always to have mercy: Be gracious to all who have gone astray from your ways, and bring them again with penitent hearts and steadfast faith to embrace and hold fast the unchangeable truth of your Word, Jesus Christ your Son; who with you and the Holy Spirit lives and reigns, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

The First Lesson
Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16

When Abram was ninety-nine years old, the LORD appeared to Abram, and said to him, "I am God Almighty; walk before me, and be blameless. And I will make my covenant between me and you, and will make you exceedingly numerous." Then Abram fell on his face; and God said to him, "As for me, this is my covenant with you: You shall be the ancestor of a multitude of nations. No longer shall your name be Abram, but your name shall be Abraham; for I have made you the ancestor of a multitude of nations. I will make you exceedingly fruitful; and I will make nations of you, and kings shall come from you. I will establish my covenant between me and you, and your offspring after you throughout their generations, for an everlasting covenant, to be God to you and to your offspring after you.  God said to Abraham, "As for Sarah your wife, you shall not call her Sarai, but Sarah shall be her name. I will bless her, and moreover I will give you a son by her. I will bless her, and she shall give rise to nations; kings of peoples shall come from her."

The Psalm
Psalm 22:22-30

   Praise the LORD, you that fear him; *
   stand in awe of him, O offspring of Israel;
   all you of Jacob's line, give glory.
   For he does not despise nor abhor the poor in their poverty;
   neither does he hide his face from them; *
   but when they cry to him he hears them.
   My praise is of him in the great assembly; *
   I will perform my vows in the presence of those who worship him.
   The poor shall eat and be satisfied,
   and those who seek the LORD shall praise him: *
   "May your heart live for ever!"
   All the ends of the earth shall remember and turn to the LORD, *
   and all the families of the nations shall bow before him.
   For kingship belongs to the LORD; *
   he rules over the nations.
   To him alone all who sleep in the earth bow down in worship; *
   all who go down to the dust fall before him.
   My soul shall live for him;
   my descendants shall serve him; *
   they shall be known as the LORD'S for ever.
   They shall come and make known to a people yet unborn *
   the saving deeds that he has done.

The Second Lesson
Romans 4:13-25

The promise that he would inherit the world did not come to Abraham or to his descendants through the law but through the righteousness of faith. If it is the adherents of the law who are to be the heirs, faith is null and the promise is void. For the law brings wrath; but where there is no law, neither is there violation.  For this reason it depends on faith, in order that the promise may rest on grace and be guaranteed to all his descendants, not only to the adherents of the law but also to those who share the faith of Abraham (for he is the father of all of us, as it is written, "I have made you the father of many nations") -- in the presence of the God in whom he believed, who gives life to the dead and calls into existence the things that do not exist. Hoping against hope, he believed that he would become "the father of many nations," according to what was said, "So numerous shall your descendants be." He did not weaken in faith when he considered his own body, which was already as good as dead (for he was about a hundred years old), or when he considered the barrenness of Sarah's womb. No distrust made him waver concerning the promise of God, but he grew strong in his faith as he gave glory to God, being fully convinced that God was able to do what he had promised. Therefore his faith "was reckoned to him as righteousness." Now the words, "it was reckoned to him," were written not for his sake alone, but for ours also. It will be reckoned to us who believe in him who raised Jesus our Lord from the dead, who was handed over to death for our trespasses and was raised for our justification.

The Gospel
Mark 8:31-38

Then Jesus began to teach his disciples that the Son of Man must undergo great suffering, and be rejected by the elders, the chief priests, and the scribes, and be killed, and after three days rise again. He said all this quite openly. And Peter took him aside and began to rebuke him. But turning and looking at his disciples, he rebuked Peter and said, "Get behind me, Satan! For you are setting your mind not on divine things but on human things." He called the crowd with his disciples, and said to them, "If any want to become my followers, let them deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me. For those who want to save their life will lose it, and those who lose their life for my sake, and for the sake of the gospel, will save it. For what will it profit them to gain the whole world and forfeit their life? Indeed, what can they give in return for their life? Those who are ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation, of them the Son of Man will also be ashamed when he comes in the glory of his Father with the holy angels."


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
11:15 a.m.Youth Choir Rehearsal, Church / Nave
11:30 a.m.Adult Choir Rehearsal, Church / Nave
1:00 p.m.AA, Parish Hall


We warmly welcome Carl Gedeik as our guest organist this morning. Carl will be with us through February 25th.

NO YOUTH GROUP this evening.

This week at Trinity Church

MONDAY 02-19-2018
President's Day
7:30 p.m.Boy Scouts, Parish Hall

TUESDAY 02-20-2018
8:30 a.m.Morning Prayer, Chapel
6:00 p.m.O.A., Library
7:15 p.m.Vestry Meeting, Library
7:30 p.m.Boy Scout Parents' Meeting, Narthex

WEDNESDAY 02-21-2018
8:30 a.m.Morning Prayer, Chapel
10:00 a.m.Healing Eucharist, Chapel
7:00 p.m.NA, Parish Hall

THURSDAY 02-22-2018
8:30 a.m.Morning Prayer, Chapel
9:00 a.m.EfM Group, Rectory
7:00 p.m.SA, Basement
Simple Supper Lenten Series: Supper @ 5:45 PM Discussion @ 6:30 PM Evening Prayer with Holy Eucharist @ 7:15 PM, Chapel

FRIDAY 02-23-2018

SATURDAY 02-24-2018
2:30 p.m.Icon Writing Class, Parish Hall
5:00 p.m.Come As You Are Eucharist, Chapel
6:30 p.m.AA Meeting, Parish Hall


What is Lent Madness? Loosely based on the wildly popular NCAA basketball tournament, Lent Madness pits 32 saints against one another in a single-elimination bracket as they compete for the coveted Golden Halo. How do I play? Go on-line and register for Lent Madness Enter your email address to subscribe to Lent Madness and receive notifications of new posts by email. On the weekdays of Lent information is e-mailed/posted about two different saints, and participants vote to determine who goes on to the next round. Each pairing remains open for 24 hours as people read about and then vote for their favorite saint. The winner is awarded the Golden Halo. Bracket and Match-up sheets are also available on board across from the kitchen.

Photo Opp! Is your photo up to date in the narthex and photo directory? Do we even have your photo? Would you simply like a new one? Janice Doyle will be on hand to take your photos Sunday, February 11 and 18!

Directory Updates Change of address? New phone numbers? Changed your e-mail, again? Additions to the family? A directory is available in the the narthex Sunday, February 11 and 18 for your review. Please take a moment to make the necessary changes.

Plastic Easter Eggs We are collecting Plastic Easter Eggs- The Artman residents of Forrest House are filling Easter Eggs for Bethany Children's Services. We are looking to collect 1500 plastic eggs. The Artman residents will be filling the eggs on March 10, please bring in your contributions by Friday March 9. Thank you from the Outreach Committee.

Icon Writing Class An Icon ‘Writing’ Class will be held Saturday afternoons, 2:30 – 4:30, during Lent from February 17 through March 24. An icon of St. Benedict will be created by each participant. This class is designed for those who would like to learn to “write” (which actually is painting) an icon. The registration fee is $25.00, which will cover the cost all materials. Questions may be directed to Instructor, Ben Powley ( A sign-up sheet is in the narthex.

Simple Supper Lenten Series Thursdays, February 22, March 1, 8, 15 5:45 PM - Simple Supper 6:30 PM - Discussion 7:15 PM - Evening Prayer w/ Communion Simple Supper Lenten Series Schedule: Thursdays, February 22, March 1, 8, 15 5:45 PM - Simple Supper 6:30 PM - Discussion 7:15 PM - Evening Prayer w/ Communion Come for one or all sessions; join us for dinner or just a portion of the evening. Lenten activities for the children and youth; nursery care available. Questions? E-mail Kristen Ostendorf at . The Simple Supper Lenten Series begins this week! Thursday, February 22 - What does it mean to be "in the Tomb?": We are a Resurrection people, but often we feel like we are living in the Tomb. We are between the crisis but not yet realized how God is at work in our lives. Join Kristen Ostendorf and the Rev. Mary McCullough as we prayerfully explore these experiences using a devotional written by Fr. James Martin.

Would you like to make soup for a group? We are calling all cooks who are interested in helping make soup for our Lenten fellowship program. We also are looking for donations of bread, salad, water, and paper products. Contact Kristen Ostendorf ( if you’re willing to help out!

Annual Parish Meeting will be held on Sunday, February 25th. Mark your calendars!

Palm Sunday Passion Rehearsal Would you like to be a part of this year's presentation of the Passion cast/production team? If so, please contact Kristin Woods directly at 215.317.1244 or simply sign-up in the narthex.

Save the Date! The 2018 Trinity Womens' Retreat will take place on September 28-30, 2018 at St Marguerite's Retreat House in Mendham NJ. The date is earlier this year due to scheduling conflicts at the retreat house. Please plan to join other women of Trinity at this weekend of reflection, relaxation, and renewal. The cost is $180. More details available in the coming months.

Recovery Day - March 3, 2018 - 9:30 - 3:30 at All Saints Torresdale Episcopal Church, 9601 Frankford Ave., Philadelphia - sponsored by the Recovery Advocates Network of the Diocese. Learn and be inspired to be an advocate for those living with addiction. Key Note Speaker is Susan Ford Bales, daughter of President Gerald Ford and Betty Ford. Register online at

Supporting God's Kingdom
January 2018
Income: $25,371
Expenses: $42,666
Attendance (last week):142


Worship Schedule for Feb 18

8:00 a.m.
Reader/ ChalicistsJan Jones
10:00 a.m.
ChalicistsCheryl Bayard, Ernie Dixon
CruciferDonnette Staas
AcolytesAlex Staas, Jessie Staas, Lauren Jackson
Readers/PrayersElizabeth Self, Christine Smith, Prayers:, Rick Alexander
UshersAndrea Barlow, Ernest Dixon, Liz Wendt, Ryan Irvin
Altar GuildEllen McCaffery, Elizabeth Self, Connie Stephens
Coffee Hour(Not in yet)
GreetersLaura Gergen, Robert Gergen
LEM(Not in yet)
TellersNancy McGarvey, Janet Lineberger, Nancy Dixon
Healing Prayer TeamJoe & Leigh Detato
Basket DeliveryAnne Canan
TeachersGPI:Virginia Nissen, GPII:Jocelyn Tenney, FF:Catherine Derbyshire, Bernadette Baird, FB:Liz Wendt
Door KeepersGPI:Norlaine Romano, GPII:LaTanya Barkley
After Worship Hosts(Not in yet)
Nursery TeamEmma Gold, Julian Woods


The Staff of Trinity Church

The Rev. David A. Canan, Rector
215-646-0416 Opt #3
The Rev. Mary McCullough, Associate Rector
215-646-0416 Opt #4
Stephen Schreiber, Director of Music
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John Dziel, Financial & IT Administrator
215-646-0416 Opt #2
Karen Richter, Office Administrator
215-646-0416 Opt #1
Kristin Woods, Education
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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

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