The Jingle 7/08/2018


PRELUDE: Communion

Andrew Matthews

PROCESSIONAL HYMN: 657 Love Divine All Loves Excelling


GRADUAL HYMN: 780 Lord You Give The Great Commission

Abbot's Leigh

(see insert)


traditional spiritual

Barb Davis, soloist


Ralph Vaughan Williams

Barb Davis, soloist

COMMUNION HYMN: 671 Amazing Grace

New Britain

RECESSIONAL HYMN: 637 How Firm A Foundation


POSTLUDE: Intermezzo VI

Hermann Schroeder


The Collect

O Lord, mercifully receive the prayers of your people who call upon you, and grant that they may know and understand what things they ought to do, and also may have grace and power faithfully to accomplish them; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

The First Lesson
2 Samuel 6:1-5, 12b-19

David again gathered all the chosen men of Israel, thirty thousand. David and all the people with him set out and went from Baale-judah, to bring up from there the ark of God, which is called by the name of the LORD of hosts who is enthroned on the cherubim. They carried the ark of God on a new cart, and brought it out of the house of Abinadab, which was on the hill. Uzzah and Ahio, the sons of Abinadab, were driving the new cart with the ark of God; and Ahio went in front of the ark. David and all the house of Israel were dancing before the LORD with all their might, with songs and lyres and harps and tambourines and castanets and cymbals.  So David went and brought up the ark of God from the house of Obed-edom to the city of David with rejoicing; and when those who bore the ark of the LORD had gone six paces, he sacrificed an ox and a fatling. David danced before the LORD with all his might; David was girded with a linen ephod. So David and all the house of Israel brought up the ark of the LORD with shouting, and with the sound of the trumpet. As the ark of the LORD came into the city of David, Michal daughter of Saul looked out of the window, and saw King David leaping and dancing before the LORD; and she despised him in her heart. They brought in the ark of the LORD, and set it in its place, inside the tent that David had pitched for it; and David offered burnt offerings and offerings of well-being before the LORD. When David had finished offering the burnt offerings and the offerings of well-being, he blessed the people in the name of the LORD of hosts, and distributed food among all the people, the whole multitude of Israel, both men and women, to each a cake of bread, a portion of meat, and a cake of raisins. Then all the people went back to their homes.

The Psalm
Psalm 24

   The earth is the LORD'S and all that is in it, *
   the world and all who dwell therein.
   For it is he who founded it upon the seas *
   and made it firm upon the rivers of the deep.
   "Who can ascend the hill of the LORD? " *
   and who can stand in his holy place?"
   "Those who have clean hands and a pure heart, *
   who have not pledged themselves to falsehood,
   nor sworn by what is a fraud.
   They shall receive a blessing from the LORD *
   and a just reward from the God of their salvation."
   Such is the generation of those who seek him, *
   of those who seek your face, O God of Jacob.
   Lift up your heads, O gates;
   lift them high, O everlasting doors; *
   and the King of glory shall come in.
   "Who is this King of glory?" *
   "The LORD, strong and mighty,
   the LORD, mighty in battle."
   Lift up your heads, O gates;
   lift them high, O everlasting doors; *
   and the King of glory shall come in.
   "Who is he, this King of glory?"
   "The LORD of hosts,
   he is the King of glory."

The Second Lesson
Ephesians 1:3-14

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places, just as he chose us in Christ before the foundation of the world to be holy and blameless before him in love. He destined us for adoption as his children through Jesus Christ, according to the good pleasure of his will, to the praise of his glorious grace that he freely bestowed on us in the Beloved. In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace that he lavished on us. With all wisdom and insight he has made known to us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure that he set forth in Christ, as a plan for the fullness of time, to gather up all things in him, things in heaven and things on earth. In Christ we have also obtained an inheritance, having been destined according to the purpose of him who accomplishes all things according to his counsel and will, so that we, who were the first to set our hope on Christ, might live for the praise of his glory. In him you also, when you had heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation, and had believed in him, were marked with the seal of the promised Holy Spirit; this is the pledge of our inheritance toward redemption as God's own people, to the praise of his glory.

The Gospel
Mark 6:14-29

King Herod heard of the demons cast out and the many who were anointed and cured, for Jesus' name had become known. Some were saying, "John the baptizer has been raised from the dead; and for this reason these powers are at work in him." But others said, "It is Elijah." And others said, "It is a prophet, like one of the prophets of old." But when Herod heard of it, he said, "John, whom I beheaded, has been raised."  For Herod himself had sent men who arrested John, bound him, and put him in prison on account of Herodias, his brother Philip's wife, because Herod had married her. For John had been telling Herod, "It is not lawful for you to have your brother's wife." And Herodias had a grudge against him, and wanted to kill him. But she could not, for Herod feared John, knowing that he was a righteous and holy man, and he protected him. When he heard him, he was greatly perplexed; and yet he liked to listen to him. But an opportunity came when Herod on his birthday gave a banquet for his courtiers and officers and for the leaders of Galilee. When his daughter Herodias came in and danced, she pleased Herod and his guests; and the king said to the girl, "Ask me for whatever you wish, and I will give it." And he solemnly swore to her, "Whatever you ask me, I will give you, even half of my kingdom." She went out and said to her mother, "What should I ask for?" She replied, "The head of John the baptizer." Immediately she rushed back to the king and requested, "I want you to give me at once the head of John the Baptist on a platter." The king was deeply grieved; yet out of regard for his oaths and for the guests, he did not want to refuse her. Immediately the king sent a soldier of the guard with orders to bring John's head. He went and beheaded him in the prison, brought his head on a platter, and gave it to the girl. Then the girl gave it to her mother. When his disciples heard about it, they came and took his body, and laid it in a tomb.


Today at Trinity

8:00 a.m.Rite One Eucharist, Church / Nave
10:00 a.m.Baptism Holden Baney, Church / Nave
10:00 a.m.Rite Two Eucharist, Church / Nave
11:30 a.m.DOK Training, Library
1:00 p.m.AA, Parish Hall


Today's altar flowers are given to the glory of God and in loving memory of Andrea Barlow given by her family.

'Come Follow Me Hour' continues this morning during the 10 a.m. service. Children and youth will create the 'Come Follow Me' mixed media mosaic located in the Christian Formation Wing throughout June - July. Questions? See Connie Stephens or Kristin Woods.

This week at Trinity Church

MONDAY 07-16-2018
7:30 p.m.Boy Scouts, Parish Hall
John on Vacation

TUESDAY 07-17-2018
7:30 p.m.Venture Crew Meeting, Parish Hall
7:30 p.m.Boy Scout Parents' Meeting, Narthex
John on Vacation

WEDNESDAY 07-18-2018
10:00 a.m.Healing Eucharist, Chapel
John on Vacation

THURSDAY 07-19-2018
John on Vacation

FRIDAY 07-20-2018
John on Vacation

SATURDAY 07-21-2018
6:30 p.m.AA Meeting, Parish Hall


Thank you One and All! Trinity's VBS 'Babylon: Daniel's Courage in Captivity' was made possible by the incredible outpouring of volunteer support! We had more than 85 parishioners both teens and adults contribute time, energy, and talents as: team leaders, designers, directors, actors, artists, tribe leaders, costumes, set designs, lighting, food preparation & serving, games, musicians, singers, marketplace purveyors, registration, storytellers, and prayers. Also great thanks for those who set-up and cleaned-up! We had an amazing week with 57 registrants. Thank you, thank you. And thanks to our corporate sponsors including our neighborhood Fireside Grill (which donated 20 pizzas for our closing festivities on Friday).

Trinity's Saturday Service (Come As You Are Service) will not take place in July and August.

No Healing Eucharist will be held on Thursdays evenings in the month of July and August.

The 2018 Trinity Women's Retreat will take place September 28-30 at St Marguerite's Retreat House in Mendham NJ. The Rev. Mary McCullough will lead the 14th Annual Retreat: 'The Transforming Power of Forgiveness'. The retreat is open to all women at Trinity, as well as friends. There are a limited number of places left before we start a wait list. We advise making a reservation a.s.a.p. The cost, including two nights stay and meals, is $180. A deposit of $80 is requested by July 16 to hold your reservation. The remaining balance is due by August 27. Questions? Lynda Basham or Diane Powell

Ambler Food Cupboard is in need of the following items: Condiments, Boxed Rice, Teabags, Coffee, Campbell's Chunky Soup, Progressive Soup, Broth, Gravy, Pancake Mix, Syrup, Canned Spinach, Canned Potatoes, Juice boxes, Dish soap. Thank you for your generosity - Mission and Outreach

GCI Backpack Needs Backpack supplies needed: Summer is halfway over and the kids will be back to school soon. We are starting our collection of Backpack supplies for the Grace of the Incarnation's Backpack Festival on August 26. Mark your calendars now if you are interested in volunteering that Sunday between 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm. More details on the festival to follow. In the meantime, we are gathering backpacks and supplies to distribute during the festival: Backpacks, composition books, spiral notebooks, pencils, pens, 2 pocket folders, glue sticks, erasers, hand sanitizer (not individual size), boxes of tissues, wide ruled loose leaf paper, big kid and little kid crayons, markers, colored pencils, dry erase markers and erasers, dividers, binders, pencil box/case, scissors, large book socks/covers, white copy paper, highlighters. Your generosity is very much appreciated - Mission and Outreach.

Interfaith Needs Our Help Please consider contributing any of the following items to Inter-faith: Our Inter-faith families need summer items like: Beach towels, Sunscreen, Summer toys (think jump ropes, Frisbees, hula hoops, sidewalk chalk, or bubbles), Sun Hats or Visors, Sunglasses, Or a gift card to Walmart for families to choose these items for themselves.

American Red Cross Blood Drive Trinity will hold another Blood Drive on Monday, July 23. A sign-up is up. Or you can sign up online at Please consider donating blood as the supply in the summer gets low.

Bishop Daniel Gutierrez, Bishop of the Diocese of Pa - often writes a pastoral missives on current events. You may find them on the Diocesan website at


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