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 and everlasting God, increase in us the gifts of faith, hope, and charity; and, that we may obtain what you promise, make us love what you command; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

The First Lesson
Job 42:1-6, 10-17

Then Job answered the LORD:  "I know that you can do all things,  and that no purpose of yours can be thwarted.  `Who is this that hides counsel without knowledge?'  Therefore I have uttered what I did not understand,  things too wonderful for me, which I did not know.  `Hear, and I will speak;  I will question you, and you declare to me.'  I had heard of you by the hearing of the ear,  but now my eye sees you;  therefore I despise myself,  and repent in dust and ashes."  And the LORD restored the fortunes of Job when he had prayed for his friends; and the LORD gave Job twice as much as he had before. Then there came to him all his brothers and sisters and all who had known him before, and they ate bread with him in his house; they showed him sympathy and comforted him for all the evil that the LORD had brought upon him; and each of them gave him a piece of money and a gold ring. The LORD blessed the latter days of Job more than his beginning; and he had fourteen thousand sheep, six thousand camels, a thousand yoke of oxen, and a thousand donkeys. He also had seven sons and three daughters. He named the first Jemimah, the second Keziah, and the third Keren-happuch. In all the land there were no women so beautiful as Job's daughters; and their father gave them an inheritance along with their brothers. After this Job lived one hundred and forty years, and saw his children, and his children's children, four generations. And Job died, old and full of days.

The Psalm
Psalm 34:1-8, (19-22)

   I will bless the LORD at all times; *
   his praise shall ever be in my mouth.
   I will glory in the LORD; *
   let the humble hear and rejoice.
   Proclaim with me the greatness of the LORD; *
   let us exalt his Name together.
   I sought the LORD, and he answered me *
   and delivered me out of all my terror.
   Look upon him and be radiant, *
   and let not your faces be ashamed.
   I called in my affliction and the LORD heard me *
   and saved me from all my troubles.
   The angel of the LORD encompasses those who fear him, *
   and he will deliver them.
   Taste and see that the LORD is good; *
   happy are they who trust in him!
   Many are the troubles of the righteous, *
   but the LORD will deliver him out of them all.
   He will keep safe all his bones; *
   not one of them shall be broken.
   Evil shall slay the wicked, *
   and those who hate the righteous will be punished.
   The LORD ransoms the life of his servants, *
   and none will be punished who trust in him.]

The Second Lesson
Hebrews 7:23-28

The former priests were many in number, because they were prevented by death from continuing in office; but he holds his priesthood permanently, because he continues forever. Consequently he is able for all time to save those who approach God through him, since he always lives to make intercession for them. For it was fitting that we should have such a high priest, holy, blameless, undefiled, separated from sinners, and exalted above the heavens. Unlike the other high priests, he has no need to offer sacrifices day after day, first for his own sins, and then for those of the people; this he did once for all when he offered himself. For the law appoints as high priests those who are subject to weakness, but the word of the oath, which came later than the law, appoints a Son who has been made perfect forever.

The Gospel
Mark 10:46-52

Jesus and his disciples came to Jericho. As he and his disciples and a large crowd were leaving Jericho, Bartimaeus son of Timaeus, a blind beggar, was sitting by the roadside. When he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to shout out and say, "Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!" Many sternly ordered him to be quiet, but he cried out even more loudly, "Son of David, have mercy on me!" Jesus stood still and said, "Call him here." And they called the blind man, saying to him, "Take heart; get up, he is calling you." So throwing off his cloak, he sprang up and came to Jesus. Then Jesus said to him, "What do you want me to do for you?" The blind man said to him, "My teacher, let me see again." Jesus said to him, "Go; your faith has made you well." Immediately he regained his sight and followed him on the way.


Today at Trinity

8:00 a.m.Rite One Eucharist, Church / Nave
9:45 a.m.Nursery
9:45 a.m.Children's Chapel, Basement
10:00 a.m.Rite Two Eucharist, Church / Nave
10:00 a.m.Church School, Basement
11:15 a.m.GFS, Narthex
11:30 a.m.Adult Choir Rehearsal, Church / Nave
1:00 p.m.AA Anniversary, Parish Hall
4:00 p.m.Parish Profile Meeting, Library


Today's altar flowers The flowers are given to the glory of God by Dennis and Karen Reid in celebration of their wedding anniversary.

This week at Trinity Church

MONDAY 10-22-2018
7:30 p.m.Boy Scouts, Parish Hall

TUESDAY 10-23-2018
9:30 a.m.Trinity Book Group, Library
7:30 p.m.Venture Crew Meeting, Parish Hall

WEDNESDAY 10-24-2018
10:00 a.m.Healing Eucharist, Chapel
7:15 p.m.Rehearsal- Ambler Station Singers, Parish Hall

THURSDAY 10-25-2018
6:30 p.m.Weekday Word & Eucharist, Chapel

FRIDAY 10-26-2018
9:00 a.m.Marilyn Frazier event, Parish Hall
6:00 p.m.Campfire - Compline

SATURDAY 10-27-2018
6:30 p.m.AA Meeting, Parish Hall


OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD Since 1993, 25 years ago, more than 157 million shoeboxes have been sent to over 114 countries and territories for the sole purpose of showing God’s love through shoeboxes filled with toys, school supplies, and hygiene items. Once again, the Daughters of the King will coordinate the distribution and collection of the shoeboxes. Distribution will be on Sunday, November 4 thru Sunday, November 11 after the 10 a.m. service. We will collect and bless all shoeboxes on Sunday, November 18. If you drop off your shoebox beforehand, please place it on the hat shelf in the narthex. Check out the display in the narthex for more information. Please read the pamphlet for items you should not include. You may see Lynda Basham or Pam Hawthorne if you have any questions.

Campfire Night and Compline (Night Prayer) We invite all our families and friends of Trinity for a crisp and cozy Friday Fall evening by the fire- October 26- 6pm-7pm on Trinity Church's front lawn. We'll have all the fixings for smores, live guitar music, and Compline at 6:45 (a beautiful evening prayer). BYO: chairs, blankets, beverages, and picnic dinner if you wish! We will have a festive potluck treat table if you'd like to bring a snack, app or dessert to share! Sign-up on-line or narthex board!

Stewardship at Trinity Mark your calendars for October 28 – Stewardship at Trinity – A Matter of the Heart! Celebrate the many ministries at Trinity as we begin our fall Stewardship Campaign. Learn more about the many ways we are using the gifts we’ve been given to do the work God is calling us to do from slide shows and videos. We will also introduce our e-giving on-line. Come for breakfast after the 8 am service or a delicious brunch following the 10 am service. Everyone welcome!

Seminar on Emotional Resilience Taking place here at Trinity on Friday, October 26, this is an all day, 4 part DVD presentation on "Mastering 16 Key Habits of Emotionally Resilient People" presented by Kaeri McRae, Ph. D. and sponsored by the Institute for Brain Potential (IBP). Social workers are eligible for 6 CEUs for attendance and completion of a test and a check to IBP for $30.00. Please contact Marilyn Frazier directly for more information: 267-467-0374 or

Think of Trinity Ambler when shopping at Amazon: AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon with the same products, prices, and shopping features as The difference is that when you shop on AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to the charitable organization of your choice.

Trinity Book Group continues this Tuesday, October 23rd! We are reading and discussing Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond. We meet in the library from 9:30 - 11:00. Please contact Lynn Baird at 215-628-2381 or

Trinity’s Election Café, Tuesday, November 6, from 7 AM – 7 PM selling soup to nuts to two polling places! If you would like to contribute baked goods, soups, please sign-up on narthex board! IF you would like to help sell our delicious offerings, please see Kristin Woods or sign-up on board! All proceeds benefit Trinity’s Church School/Formation Programs.

Rummage Sale is Coming! It's true, it's true! There will be a rummage sale this fall in the rectory on November 17 from 9:00 - 1:00. Drop-offs will begin after election day. Volunteers will be needed to sort, organize and price. Please contact Karen Richter in the office on Tuesday or Friday at email: or Lee Militello at email: if you would like to help.

Mattie Dixon Food Cupboard October and November Wishlist: Condiments, Boxed Rice, Teabags, Coffee, Chunky and Progresso Soup, Pancake Mix and Syrup, Canned Spinach, Canned Potatoes, Canned Pasta, Juice Boxes.

Supporting God's Kingdom
June 2018
Income: $19,334
Expenses: $24,371
Attendance (last week):150


Worship Schedule for Oct 21

8:00 a.m.
Reader/ ChalicistsMartha Arnold
10:00 a.m.
ChalicistsErnie Dixon, Bill Hecker
CruciferConnie Stephens
AcolytesJacob Curlett, Madeline Olshefski, Ella Watkins-Gospel
Readers/PrayersJohn Bayard, LaTanya Barkley, Prayers:, Robin Chambers-Dixon
UshersRobert Gergen, Laura Gergen, John Bayard, Evelyn Carpenter
Altar GuildEllen McCaffery, Elizabeth Self, Connie Stephens
Coffee Hour(Not in yet)
GreetersBernadette Alexander, Rick Alexander
LEM(Not in yet)
Tellers(Not in yet)
Healing Prayer TeamJoe & Leigh Detato
Basket DeliveryDiane Powell, Velma Supperer
Workshop LeaderGPI:Cheryl Bayard
ShepherdsGPI:Norlaine Romano, GPII:Virginia Nissen
After Worship Hosts(Not in yet)
Nursery TeamColin Kohne, Abby Olshefski


The Staff of Trinity Church

The Rev. Mary McCullough, 215-646-0416 Opt #4
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
Frank Van Atta, Director of Music


The Vestry of Trinity Church

Robin Chambers-Dixon, Rector's Warden
Human Resources
Dennis Reid Sr., Accounting Warden
Finance Committee
Ildiko Antal, Stewardship
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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