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

Almighty God, you have given your only Son to be for us a sacrifice for sin, and also an example of godly life: Give us grace to receive thankfully the fruits of his redeeming work, and to follow daily in the blessed steps of his most holy life; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

The First Lesson
Genesis 45:1-15

Joseph could no longer control himself before all those who stood by him, and he cried out, "Send everyone away from me." So no one stayed with him when Joseph made himself known to his brothers. And he wept so loudly that the Egyptians heard it, and the household of Pharaoh heard it. Joseph said to his brothers, "I am Joseph. Is my father still alive?" But his brothers could not answer him, so dismayed were they at his presence.  Then Joseph said to his brothers, "Come closer to me." And they came closer. He said, "I am your brother, Joseph, whom you sold into Egypt. And now do not be distressed, or angry with yourselves, because you sold me here; for God sent me before you to preserve life. For the famine has been in the land these two years; and there are five more years in which there will be neither plowing nor harvest. God sent me before you to preserve for you a remnant on earth, and to keep alive for you many survivors. So it was not you who sent me here, but God; he has made me a father to Pharaoh, and lord of all his house and ruler over all the land of Egypt. Hurry and go up to my father and say to him, `Thus says your son Joseph, God has made me lord of all Egypt; come down to me, do not delay. You shall settle in the land of Goshen, and you shall be near me, you and your children and your children's children, as well as your flocks, your herds, and all that you have. I will provide for you there-- since there are five more years of famine to come-- so that you and your household, and all that you have, will not come to poverty.' And now your eyes and the eyes of my brother Benjamin see that it is my own mouth that speaks to you. You must tell my father how greatly I am honored in Egypt, and all that you have seen. Hurry and bring my father down here." Then he fell upon his brother Benjamin's neck and wept, while Benjamin wept upon his neck. And he kissed all his brothers and wept upon them; and after that his brothers talked with him.

The Psalm
Psalm 133

   Oh, how good and pleasant it is, *
   when brethren live together in unity!
   It is like fine oil upon the head *
   that runs down upon the beard,
   Upon the beard of Aaron, *
   and runs down upon the collar of his robe.
   It is like the dew of Hermon *
   that falls upon the hills of Zion.
   For there the LORD has ordained the blessing: *
   life for evermore.

The Second Lesson
Romans 11:1-2a, 29-32

I ask, then, has God rejected his people? By no means! I myself am an Israelite, a descendant of Abraham, a member of the tribe of Benjamin. God has not rejected his people whom he foreknew. For the gifts and the calling of God are irrevocable. Just as you were once disobedient to God but have now received mercy because of their disobedience, so they have now been disobedient in order that, by the mercy shown to you, they too may now receive mercy. For God has imprisoned all in disobedience so that he may be merciful to all.

The Gospel
Matthew 15: (10-20), 21-28

[Jesus called the crowd to him and said to them, "Listen and understand: it is not what goes into the mouth that defiles a person, but it is what comes out of the mouth that defiles." Then the disciples approached and said to him, "Do you know that the Pharisees took offense when they heard what you said?" He answered, "Every plant that my heavenly Father has not planted will be uprooted. Let them alone; they are blind guides of the blind. And if one blind person guides another, both will fall into a pit." But Peter said to him, "Explain this parable to us." Then he said, "Are you also still without understanding? Do you not see that whatever goes into the mouth enters the stomach, and goes out into the sewer? But what comes out of the mouth proceeds from the heart, and this is what defiles. For out of the heart come evil intentions, murder, adultery, fornication, theft, false witness, slander. These are what defile a person, but to eat with unwashed hands does not defile."] Jesus left Gennesaret and went away to the district of Tyre and Sidon. Just then a Canaanite woman from that region came out and started shouting, "Have mercy on me, Lord, Son of David; my daughter is tormented by a demon." But he did not answer her at all. And his disciples came and urged him, saying, "Send her away, for she keeps shouting after us." He answered, "I was sent only to the lost sheep of the house of Israel." But she came and knelt before him, saying, "Lord, help me." He answered, "It is not fair to take the children's food and throw it to the dogs." She said, "Yes, Lord, yet even the dogs eat the crumbs that fall from their masters' table." Then Jesus answered her, "Woman, great is your faith! Let it be done for you as you wish." And her daughter was healed instantly.


Today at Trinity

8:00 a.m.Rite One Eucharist, Church / Nave
9:45 a.m.Nursery
10:00 a.m.Rite Two Eucharist, Church / Nave
1:00 p.m.AA, Parish Hall


This Sunday's altar flowers are given to the glory of God and in loving celebration of the 90th birthday of Harriet Flint by her family, Gary and Evelyn Carpenter and Quincy, Shane, Clara and Alden Campbell. Please join Harriet for a piece of her birthday cake during coffee hour today and be sure to wish her a special Happy 90th Birthday.

Supplies for Backpack Festival are needed TODAY! They will be sorted after the 10 a.m. service and transported to GCI this week. Supplies needed: 1,2,3 inch binders,2 pocket folders,Pens, Pencils, Colored Markers, Crayons, Erasable Colored Markers, erasers, glue sticks, hand sanitizer, highlighters, 3 Hole Punched lined loose leaf paper (not college ruled), marble black composition books, Rulers, Scissors(safety and sharp), Spiral Notebooks (1,2,3 Subjects), calculators, USB drives, Backpacks

This week at Trinity Church

MONDAY 08-21-2017
11:00 a.m.Burial Mass for Melissa Shockley, Chapel
7:30 p.m.Boy Scouts, Parish Hall

TUESDAY 08-22-2017
8:30 a.m.Morning Prayer, Chapel
6:00 p.m.O.A., Library
7:30 p.m.Boy Scout Venture Crew Meeting, Parish Hall

WEDNESDAY 08-23-2017
8:30 a.m.Morning Prayer, Chapel
10:00 a.m.Healing Eucharist, Chapel
7:00 p.m.NA, Parish Hall

THURSDAY 08-24-2017
8:30 a.m.Morning Prayer, Chapel
3:00 p.m.Eagle Scout Project
6:30 p.m.Healing Eucharist, Chapel
7:00 p.m.SA, Basement

FRIDAY 08-25-2017
3:00 p.m.Eagle Scout Project

SATURDAY 08-26-2017
3:00 p.m.Eagle Scout Project
5:00 p.m.Come As You Are Eucharist, Chapel
6:30 p.m.AA Meeting, Parish Hall


Blessing of the Back Packs Sunday, August 27 3-5 p.m. at Grace Church and the Incarnation.

Lost Jewelry The office has a collection of "jewels" that have been found in the church. There are three bracelets, several earrings, and one watch. If you think any of these might be yours, contact Karen at the office on Tues. or Fridays by phone or anytime via email.

Participants needed for EfM Education for Ministry Is a four year learning experience for which one is registered one year at a time. Year 1 is Old Testament, Year 2 is New Testament, Year 3 is Church History and Year 4 is theology. If you are interested in participating and have questions please see Fr. Dave or any EfM participant or Grad.

Trinity Women's Retreat - There has been such a good response to the Trinity Women's retreat, October 13 - 15, that all the available places are filled. Contact Lynda Basham or Diane Powell if you are still interested in the retreat and would like to be on the waiting list to be notified of any opennings.

Dignity Supply Collection Go through and clean out your cabinets and closets and bring shampoos, toothpaste, soaps, feminine supplies, toiletries, things that women would use to clean up. In addition, we need new, heavy socks (not used, not short socks, no peds). We will deliver to St. Mark's, Frankford at the end of September. A box will be available in the narthex. See Leigh Irvin with any questions.

Supporting God's Kingdom
July 2017
Income: $26,219
Expenses: $36,490
Attendance (last week):136


Worship Schedule for Aug 20

8:00 a.m.
Reader/ ChalicistsHans DeViso
10:00 a.m.
ChalicistsConnie Stephens, Ernie Dixon
CruciferBill Hecker
AcolytesBridgette Gold, Emma Gold, Jacob Curlett
Readers/PrayersJoe DeTato, Leigh DeTato, Prayers:, Diana Evans
UshersAndrea Barlow, Ernest Dixon, Liz Wendt, Ryan Irvin
Altar GuildEllen McCaffrey, Karen Reid, Elizabeth Self, Connie Stephens
Coffee HourAnne Getty, Judy Grieve , Jane Frassenei
GreetersSheila Ridgway, Jocelyn Tenney
LEM(Not in yet)
TellersNancy McGarvey, Janet Lineberger, Nancy Dixon
Healing Prayer TeamMaureen McCauley, Lynn Baird
Basket DeliveryAnne Canan
Door Keepers
After Worship Hosts(Not in yet)
Nursery Team


The Staff of Trinity Church

The Rev. David A. Canan, Rector
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The Rev. Mary McCullough, Associate Rector
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Stephen Schreiber, Director of Music
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John Dziel, Financial & IT Administrator
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Karen Richter, Office Administrator
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Kristin Woods, Education
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Kelly Moylan, Treasurer
Evelyn Carpenter, Altar Flowers


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, Planned Giving
Ben Powley , Worship and the Arts
Dan Citrone, Hospitality
Jocelyn Tenney, Clerk of the Vestry
Mary Deviso, Mission and Outreach
Bill Davis, Property
Liz Wendt, Stewardship
Connie Stephens, Environmental Stewardship
Ellen McCaffrey, Property


Trinity Episcopal Church
708 South Bethlehem Pike
Ambler, PA 19002

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