The Jingle 5//19/2019



PRELUDE: La Nativité


PROCESSIONAL HYMN: 72 Hark! The Glad Sound


GOSPEL ACCLAMATION: Christmastime Alleluia


SERMON HYMN: 76 On Jordan's Bank

Winchester New

OFFERTORY: O Come, O Come, Emmanuel

arr. Shaw

DOXOLOGY: 380 vs. 3 Praise God from Whom All Blessings Flow

COMMUNION: 60 Creator of the Stars of Night

Conditur alme siderum

RECESSIONAL HYMN: 436 Lift Up Your Heads, Ye Mighty Gates





The Collect

Almighty God, whom truly to know is everlasting life: Grant us so perfectly to know your Son Jesus Christ to be the way, the truth, and the life, that we may steadfastly follow his steps in the way that leads to eternal life; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

The First Lesson
Acts 11:1-18

Now the apostles and the believers who were in Judea heard that the Gentiles had also accepted the word of God. So when Peter went up to Jerusalem, the circumcised believers criticized him, saying, "Why did you go to uncircumcised men and eat with them?" Then Peter began to explain it to them, step by step, saying, "I was in the city of Joppa praying, and in a trance I saw a vision. There was something like a large sheet coming down from heaven, being lowered by its four corners; and it came close to me. As I looked at it closely I saw four-footed animals, beasts of prey, reptiles, and birds of the air. I also heard a voice saying to me, `Get up, Peter; kill and eat.' But I replied, `By no means, Lord; for nothing profane or unclean has ever entered my mouth.' But a second time the voice answered from heaven, `What God has made clean, you must not call profane.' This happened three times; then everything was pulled up again to heaven. At that very moment three men, sent to me from Caesarea, arrived at the house where we were. The Spirit told me to go with them and not to make a distinction between them and us. These six brothers also accompanied me, and we entered the man's house. He told us how he had seen the angel standing in his house and saying, `Send to Joppa and bring Simon, who is called Peter; he will give you a message by which you and your entire household will be saved.' And as I began to speak, the Holy Spirit fell upon them just as it had upon us at the beginning. And I remembered the word of the Lord, how he had said, `John baptized with water, but you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit.' If then God gave them the same gift that he gave us when we believed in the Lord Jesus Christ, who was I that I could hinder God?" When they heard this, they were silenced. And they praised God, saying, "Then God has given even to the Gentiles the repentance that leads to life."

The Psalm
Psalm 148

1 Hallelujah!
    Praise the LORD from the heavens; *
   praise him in the heights.
   2 Praise him, all you angels of his; *
   praise him, all his host.
   3 Praise him, sun and moon; *
   praise him, all you shining stars.
   4 Praise him, heaven of heavens, *
   and you waters above the heavens.
   5 Let them praise the Name of the LORD; *
   for he commanded, and they were created.
   6 He made them stand fast for ever and ever; *
   he gave them a law which shall not pass away.
   7 Praise the LORD from the earth, *
   you sea-monsters and all deeps;
   8 Fire and hail, snow and fog, *
   tempestuous wind, doing his will;
   9 Mountains and all hills, *
   fruit trees and all cedars;
   10 Wild beasts and all cattle, *
   creeping things and winged birds;
   11 Kings of the earth and all peoples, *
   princes and all rulers of the world;
   12 Young men and maidens, *
   old and young together.
   13 Let them praise the Name of the LORD, *
   for his Name only is exalted,
   his splendor is over earth and heaven.
   14 He has raised up strength for his people
    and praise for all his loyal servants, *
   the children of Israel, a people who are near him.

The Second Lesson
Revelation 21:1-6

I saw a new heaven and a new earth; for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and the sea was no more. And I saw the holy city, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, "See, the home of God is among mortals. He will dwell with them as their God; they will be his peoples, and God himself will be with them; he will wipe every tear from their eyes. Death will be no more; mourning and crying and pain will be no more, for the first things have passed away."  And the one who was seated on the throne said, "See, I am making all things new." Also he said, "Write this, for these words are trustworthy and true." Then he said to me, "It is done! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end. To the thirsty I will give water as a gift from the spring of the water of life."

The Gospel
John 13:31-35

At the last supper, when Judas had gone out, Jesus said, "Now the Son of Man has been glorified, and God has been glorified in him. If God has been glorified in him, God will also glorify him in himself and will glorify him at once. Little children, I am with you only a little longer. You will look for me; and as I said to the Jews so now I say to you, 'Where I am going, you cannot come.' I give you a new commandment, that you love one another. Just as I have loved you, you also should love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another."


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
11:30 a.m.Adult Choir Rehearsal, Church / Nave
1:00 p.m.AA, Parish Hall
5:00 p.m.Evensong (at St. Thomas), Parish Hall
6:00 p.m.Youth Group/CNC - Mentors, Parish Hall
7:00 p.m.Ambler Stations sub-group rehearsal 7-9, Library


Today's altar flowers are given to the glory of God and in thanksgiving for Louise Hecker's birthday by Bill Hecker.

Trinity's Celebration Sunday, May 19 Come celebrate our teachers, graduating seniors, youth leaders, nursery teams, acolytes, confirmands, during the 10 am service followed by luncheon.

This week at Trinity Church

MONDAY 05-20-2019
7:30 p.m.Boy Scouts, Parish Hall

TUESDAY 05-21-2019
Primary Election Day
9:30 a.m.Book Group, Library
7:15 p.m.Vestry Meeting, Library
7:30 p.m.Boy Scout Parents' Meeting, Narthex

WEDNESDAY 05-22-2019
10:00 a.m.Healing Eucharist, Chapel
7:15 p.m.Ambler Station Singers Rehearsal, Parish Hall

THURSDAY 05-23-2019
6:30 p.m.Weekday Word & Eucharist, Chapel

FRIDAY 05-24-2019
5:00 rehearsal Merry and Aaron Dixon, Church / Nave

SATURDAY 05-25-2019
2:00 p.m.Merry Dixon Wedding, Church / Nave
6:30 p.m.AA Meeting, Parish Hall


Rector Discernment Committee The Committee is receiving the names of Clergy who may be suitable candidates for Rector of our Parish. We will receive names from the Diocese and from postings within the national church, and we welcome referrals from our parishioners. Please have interested candidates send a confidential letter, resume and their OTM Profile by June 15, 2019 to Rector Discernment Committee Chair - Karen Reid c/o Trinity Episcopal Church, 708 South Bethlehem Pike, Ambler, PA 19002-5899.

Trinity's 7th Annual VBS, ‘Wizards & Wonders' - A Hero's Journey with Harry Potter’ will take place June 24-28, 6 - 8:00 PM. Ages 4 - 11. Dinner included! This year's VBS will use the characters and scenes from the first book in the Harry Potter series to explore theologically life’s journey as a path to God the Creator. Quidditch, Potions, Songs, Wizards, Muggles and more! Register online TODAY!

Summer Church School Begins Sunday, June 2 at 10 AM in the Parish Hall for those in K-8th grade. The children and youth will all meet together as one until they rejoin their parents at the Peace. Questions? Please see Kristin Woods.

VBS 2019 Donation Board is located in the narthex and in need your generous attention as we prepare for this year's exciting excursion with Wizards and Wonders!

Summer Music Series: Calling all musicians at Trinity! Our summer worship allows for new possibilities and the Music Ministry would love to feature you. Whether you sing or play an instrument, we hope that you will consider providing a musical offering during the summer months. Available dates are from June 30 to September 1, so sign-up soon before slots fill. Please contact the Director of Music, Frank Van Atta, at for more information and to sign-up!


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708 South Bethlehem Pike
Ambler, PA 19002

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