The Jingle 7/21/2019



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

O God, the protector of all who trust in you, without whom nothing is strong, nothing is holy: Increase and multiply upon us your mercy; that, with you as our ruler and guide, we may so pass through things temporal, that we lose not the things eternal; 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
Hosea 1:2-10

When the LORD first spoke through Hosea, the LORD said to Hosea, "Go, take for yourself a wife of whoredom and have children of whoredom, for the land commits great whoredom by forsaking the LORD." So he went and took Gomer daughter of Diblaim, and she conceived and bore him a son.  And the LORD said to him, "Name him Jezreel; for in a little while I will punish the house of Jehu for the blood of Jezreel, and I will put an end to the kingdom of the house of Israel. On that day I will break the bow of Israel in the valley of Jezreel."  She conceived again and bore a daughter. Then the LORD said to him, "Name her Lo-ruhamah, for I will no longer have pity on the house of Israel or forgive them. But I will have pity on the house of Judah, and I will save them by the LORD their God; I will not save them by bow, or by sword, or by war, or by horses, or by horsemen."  When she had weaned Lo-ruhamah, she conceived and bore a son. Then the LORD said, "Name him Lo-ammi, for you are not my people and I am not your God."  Yet the number of the people of Israel shall be like the sand of the sea, which can be neither measured nor numbered; and in the place where it was said to them, "You are not my people," it shall be said to them, "Children of the living God."

The Psalm
Psalm 85

    You have been gracious to your land, O LORD, *
    you have restored the good fortune of Jacob.
    You have forgiven the iniquity of your people *
    and blotted out all their sins.
    You have withdrawn all your fury *
    and turned yourself from your wrathful indignation.
    Restore us then, O God our Savior; *
    let your anger depart from us.
    Will you be displeased with us for ever? *
    will you prolong your anger from age to age?
    Will you not give us life again, *
    that your people may rejoice in you?
    Show us your mercy, O LORD, *
    and grant us your salvation.
    I will listen to what the LORD God is saying, *
    for he is speaking peace to his faithful people
    and to those who turn their hearts to him.
    Truly, his salvation is very near to those who fear him, *
    that his glory may dwell in our land.
    Mercy and truth have met together; *
    righteousness and peace have kissed each other.
    Truth shall spring up from the earth, *
    and righteousness shall look down from heaven.
    The LORD will indeed grant prosperity, *
    and our land will yield its increase.
    Righteousness shall go before him, *
    and peace shall be a pathway for his feet.

The Second Lesson
Colossians 2:6-19

As you have received Christ Jesus the Lord, continue to live your lives in him, rooted and built up in him and established in the faith, just as you were taught, abounding in thanksgiving. See to it that no one takes you captive through philosophy and empty deceit, according to human tradition, according to the elemental spirits of the universe, and not according to Christ. For in him the whole fullness of deity dwells bodily, and you have come to fullness in him, who is the head of every ruler and authority. In him also you were circumcised with a spiritual circumcision, by putting off the body of the flesh in the circumcision of Christ; when you were buried with him in baptism, you were also raised with him through faith in the power of God, who raised him from the dead. And when you were dead in trespasses and the uncircumcision of your flesh, God made you alive together with him, when he forgave us all our trespasses, erasing the record that stood against us with its legal demands. He set this aside, nailing it to the cross. He disarmed the rulers and authorities and made a public example of them, triumphing over them in it. Therefore do not let anyone condemn you in matters of food and drink or of observing festivals, new moons, or sabbaths. These are only a shadow of what is to come, but the substance belongs to Christ. Do not let anyone disqualify you, insisting on self-abasement and worship of angels, dwelling on visions, puffed up without cause by a human way of thinking, and not holding fast to the head, from whom the whole body, nourished and held together by its ligaments and sinews, grows with a growth that is from God.

The Gospel
Luke 11:1-13

Jesus was praying in a certain place, and after he had finished, one of his disciples said to him, "Lord, teach us to pray, as John taught his disciples." He said to them, "When you pray, say: Father, hallowed be your name.  Your kingdom come. Give us each day our daily bread. And forgive us our sins, for we ourselves forgive everyone indebted to us. And do not bring us to the time of trial." And he said to them, "Suppose one of you has a friend, and you go to him at midnight and say to him, `Friend, lend me three loaves of bread; for a friend of mine has arrived, and I have nothing to set before him.' And he answers from within, `Do not bother me; the door has already been locked, and my children are with me in bed; I cannot get up and give you anything.' I tell you, even though he will not get up and give him anything because he is his friend, at least because of his persistence he will get up and give him whatever he needs. "So I say to you, Ask, and it will be given you; search, and you will find; knock, and the door will be opened for you. For everyone who asks receives, and everyone who searches finds, and for everyone who knocks, the door will be opened. Is there anyone among you who, if your child asks for a fish, will give a snake instead of a fish? Or if the child asks for an egg, will give a scorpion? If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will the heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!"


Today at Trinity

8:00 a.m.Rite One Eucharist, Church / Nave
10:00 a.m.Rite Two Eucharist, Church / Nave
10:00 a.m.Nursery
11:15 a.m.GFS, Narthex
1:00 p.m.AA, Parish Hall


Summer Church School continues at 10 a.m. in the Basement 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.

Today's altar flowers are given to the glory of God and in thanksgiving for the many blessings of Margie and Jim Peters.

This week at Trinity Church

MONDAY 07-22-2019
7:30 p.m.Boy Scouts, Parish Hall

TUESDAY 07-23-2019
6:30 p.m.Rector Discernment Meeting, Library
7:30 p.m.Venture Crew, Parish Hall

WEDNESDAY 07-24-2019
10:00 a.m.Healing Eucharist, Chapel

THURSDAY 07-25-2019
6:30 p.m.Weekday Word & Eucharist, Chapel

FRIDAY 07-26-2019

SATURDAY 07-27-2019
6:30 p.m.AA Meeting, Parish Hall


Trinity's 15th Annual Women’s Retreat is now full. Thank you for your interest. If you would like to be placed on the waiting list, please contact Becky Curlett or sign-up on narthex board.

The Grounds at Trinity need lots of attention. Join Connie Stephens each Monday morning at 8:30 am for two hours. Please bring gardening tools and gloves! Questions? 215-237-1145 or

Summer Reading for Trinity Church As Trinity prepares for the transition with a new rector, you are invited to read Presiding Bishop Michael Curry's book - The Power of Love: Sermons, Reflections, and Wisdom to Uplift & Inspire. If you've borrowed a copy of the book be sure to return it to the table in the narthex as soon as you are done so we can share. In September, conversations will be scheduled for us to discuss how this book guides us to follow our Diocesan Bishop Gutierrez's charge to us to "Know Jesus. Change the World." Questions? Ask Mary ( Copies are available to borrow and share. Also available at -

Grace Church and The Incarnation Backpack Festival Mission and Outreach is starting to collect backpacks and school supplies for Grace Church and the Incarnation Backpack Festival. Details for the festival will be supplied at a later date. In the meantime, please consider donating any of the items listed below and place them in the bin in the Narthex. Supplies Needed: Backpacks, Composition Books, Spiral Notebooks, Pencils, Pens, 2 Pocket Folders, Glue Sticks, Erasers,Hand sanitizer (larger, 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/pencil case, Scissors, Large book socks/book covers, White copy paper, Highlighters. Thank you!

Pondering Possibilities August 24, 25 and 28 You are invited to participate in an intentional conversation that will include an assessment of the many assets of Trinity Church, pondering our creativity for ministry as well as identifying your gifts in preparation for the transition of welcoming a new rector. Dates for these conversations are: Saturday, August 24 from 9:00 - 11:45 AM; Sunday, August 25 from 3:00 - 5:45 PM; Wednesday, August 28 from 6:00 - 8:45 PM. Sign-up sheets are on the bulletin board in the narthex. Questions - ask Mary -

Fall Chimes Newsletter Submission Deadline is Sunday, August 18. Announcements, Updates, Articles, photos, artwork are all welcome! Please submit directly to Kristin Woods at


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