Saturday, May 26, 2018

OPENING Song
Here I Am To Worship

Light of the world
You stepped down into darkness
Opened my eyes let me see
Beauty that made
This heart adore You
Hope of a life spent with You

So here I am to worship
Here I am to bow down
Here I am to say that You're my God
And You're altogether lovely
Altogether worthy
Altogether wonderful to me

King of all days
Oh so highly exalted
Glorious in heaven above
Humbly You came
To the earth You created
All for love's sake became poor

So here I am to worship
Here I am to bow down
Here I am to say that You're my God
And You're altogether lovely
Altogether worthy
Altogether wonderful to me

Bridge
And I'll never know how much it cost
To see my sin upon that cross
And I'll never know how much it cost
To see my sin upon that cross

Here I am to worship
Here I am to bow down
Here I am to say that You're my God
And You're altogether lovely
Altogether worthy
Altogether wonderful to me

THE GOSPEL

Luke 3:7-18
John said to the crowds that came out to be baptized by him, "You brood of vipers! Who warned you to flee from the wrath to come? Bear fruits worthy of repentance. Do not begin to say to yourselves, 'We have Abraham as our ancestor'; for I tell you, God is able from these stones to raise up children to Abraham. Even now the ax is lying at the root of the trees; every tree therefore that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire." And the crowds asked him, "What then should we do?" In reply he said to them, "Whoever has two coats must share with anyone who has none; and whoever has food must do likewise." Even tax collectors came to be baptized, and they asked him, "Teacher, what should we do?" He said to them, "Collect no more than the amount prescribed for you." Soldiers also asked him, "And we, what should we do?" He said to them, "Do not extort money from anyone by threats or false accusation, and be satisfied with your wages." As the people were filled with expectation, and all were questioning in their hearts concerning John, whether he might be the Messiah, John answered all of them by saying, "I baptize you with water; but one who is more powerful than I is coming; I am not worthy to untie the thong of his sandals. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire. His winnowing fork is in his hand, to clear his threshing floor and to gather the wheat into his granary; but the chaff he will burn with unquenchable fire." So, with many other exhortations, he proclaimed the good news to the people.

OFFERING Song
Amazing Grace

Amazing Grace! How sweet the sound
That saved a wretch like me
I once was lost but now am found
Was blind but now I see.

refrain
Alleluia, Allelu, Alleluia, Alleluia.
Alleluia, Allelu, Alleluia, Allelu, Alleluia.

‘Twas grace that taught my heart to fear
And grace my fears relieved
How precious did that grace appear
The hour I first believed
refrain

Through many dangers toils and snares
We have already come.
It’s grace that brought me safe thus far
And grace will lead me home.
refrain

When we’ve been there ten thousand years
Bright shining as the sun
We’ve no less days to sing God’s praise
Than when we first begun
refrain

Jesus loves me this I know
For the Bible tells me so
Little ones to him belong
They are weak but he is strong
refrain

COMMUNION Song
Song in the Evening

What can I give to my God, my God,
For all He’s done for me?
All I have is the life He gave me
And the love that sets me free
And there are times when I feel so low
I feel that I’ve got only shame.
Oh, Lord, take a song in the evening
And hear me when I call your name

He gave me words
And the breath to sing them
And the strength to make them sound
In every sad town and cryin city where
I make my song go round
And He’s the one who there to listen
To the gladness and the pain
Oh Lord, take a song in the evening
And hear me when I call your name.

All that I have is the work of my hands
So I offer You this bread
And I can drink to the promise of Life
Made in the blood you shed
And I can shout to the world around me
All the joy your words proclaim

Oh Lord, take a song in the evening
Oh Lord, take a song in the evening
Oh Lord, take a song in the evening

And hear me when I call your name.

CLOSING Song
Shout to the Lord

My Jesus, my Savior, Lord there is none like You!
All of my days I want to praise
the wonders of Your mighty love.

My comfort, my shelter, tower of refuge and strength,
Let every breath, all that I am,
never cease to worship you.

Shout to the Lord, all the earth let it sing,
Power and majesty, praise to the King;
Mountains bow down and the seas will roar
at the sound of Your Name.
I sing for joy at the work of your hands;
Forever I’ll love you, forever I’ll stand.
Nothing compares to the promise I have in You

REPEAT

ANNOUNCEMENTS



MONDAY 12-10-2018
7:30 p.m. Boy Scouts, Parish Hall

TUESDAY 12-11-2018

WEDNESDAY 12-12-2018
10:00 a.m. Healing Eucharist, Chapel
Organ Tuning, Church / Nave

THURSDAY 12-13-2018
6:30 p.m. Weekday Word & Eucharist, Chapel

FRIDAY 12-14-2018

SATURDAY 12-15-2018
8:00 a.m. Pageant Dress/Technical Rehearsal (9 am - 12 Noon), Church / Nave
10:00 a.m. Real Men Cook, Kitchen
6:30 p.m. AA Meeting, Parish Hall



Announcements
Holiday Helpers, December 9 and 23 Trinity’s Youth Group is here to save you time and your sanity this holiday season! Bring unwrapped gifts to church before the 10 AM Service and we’ll wrap them for you! Drop off in the Parish Hall/Stage area between 9:30 - 10 AM, marked with ‘to/from’ in self-contained bag. You can also enter through the back door (accessible from the handicapped parking area) to avoid any children seeing possible gifts! All paper and labels will be provided. Please pick up no later than 11:30 AM. At-will donations accepted.

Think of Trinity Ambler when shopping at Amazon Christmas is coming so, shop for everyone on your gift list this holiday at smile.amazon.com/ch/23-6261215. For every purchase you make, Amazon donates a small portion to Trinity Episcopal Church. Remember, you do not need a new account! Everything from your old account will still be there when you use this link.

E-Giving at Trinity eGiving allows you to set up automatic recurring contributions and view your complete online giving history all at your own convenience.

Simply follow these easy steps:
1. Visit the church website at www.trinityambler.com,
2. Click the Online Giving button,
3. Click the Create Profile button, then
4. Follow the onscreen instructions to create an online profile and to schedule your recurring contributions. Please contact the church office with questions.

Pageant Dress/Tech Rehearsal, Saturday, December 15 ALL cast and crew call will take place Saturday, December 15, 9 - 12 PM. Questions? Please see and/or contact Kristin Woods at k4waskowicz@mac.com or 215-641-0416, option 5.

Trinity's Advent Reflections 2018 Reflections authored by fellow parishioners and clergy to walk with you through the season of Advent. Booklets available in the narthex and on-line, www.trinityambler.com.

Trinity's Advent/Christmas Chimes Newsletter is available in the narthex on on-line, www.trinityambler.com.

Christmas Eve at Trinity 4 PM - Family Service; 7 PM - Festive Eucharist Service; 10 PM - Candlelit Eucharist Service. All are welcome at the manger.

Christmas Day at Trinity 10 AM - Holy Eucharist with Carols. All are welcome at the manger.

Service of the Longest Night, Thursday, December 20 at 6:30 PM A quiet, meditative service for those experiencing sadness & grief of many kinds. All are welcome in Holy Cross Chapel.


Supporting God’s Kingdom
June 2018

Offerings: $19,334

Expenses: $24,371

Attendance (Last Week) - 150