The Jingle 8/11/2019



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, because without you we are not able to please you mercifully grant that your Holy Spirit may in all things direct and rule our hearts; 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
Jeremiah 4:11-12, 22-28

At that time it will be said to this people and to Jerusalem: A hot wind comes from me out of the bare heights in the desert toward my poor people, not to winnow or cleanse-- a wind too strong for that. Now it is I who speak in judgment against them.  "For my people are foolish,they do not know me; they are stupid children, they have no understanding. They are skilled in doing evil, but do not know how to do good." I looked on the earth, and lo, it was waste and void; and to the heavens, and they had no light. I looked on the mountains, and lo, they were quaking, and all the hills moved to and fro. I looked, and lo, there was no one at all, and all the birds of the air had fled. I looked, and lo, the fruitful land was a desert, and all its cities were laid in ruins before the LORD, before his fierce anger.   For thus says the LORD: The whole land shall be a desolation; yet I will not make a full end. Because of this the earth shall mourn, and the heavens above grow black; for I have spoken, I have purposed; I have not relented nor will I turn back.

The Psalm
Psalm 14

1 The fool has said in his heart, "There is no God." *
    All are corrupt and commit abominable acts;
    there is none who does any good.
   2 The LORD looks down from heaven upon us all, *
    to see if there is any who is wise,
    if there is one who seeks after God.
   3 Every one has proved faithless; all alike have turned bad; *
    there is none who does good; no, not one.
   4 Have they no knowledge, all those evildoers *
    who eat up my people like bread and do not call upon the LORD?
   5 See how they tremble with fear, *
    because God is in the company of the righteous.
   6 Their aim is to confound the plans of the afflicted, *
    but the LORD is their refuge.
   7 Oh, that Israel's deliverance would come out of Zion! *
    when the LORD restores the fortunes of his people,
    Jacob will rejoice and Israel be glad.

The Second Lesson
1 Timothy 1:12-17

I am grateful to Christ Jesus our Lord, who has strengthened me, because he judged me faithful and appointed me to his service, even though I was formerly a blasphemer, a persecutor, and a man of violence. But I received mercy because I had acted ignorantly in unbelief, and the grace of our Lord overflowed for me with the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus. The saying is sure and worthy of full acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners-- of whom I am the foremost. But for that very reason I received mercy, so that in me, as the foremost, Jesus Christ might display the utmost patience, making me an example to those who would come to believe in him for eternal life. To the King of the ages, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory forever and ever. Amen.

The Gospel
Luke 15:1-10

All the tax collectors and sinners were coming near to listen to Jesus. And the Pharisees and the scribes were grumbling and saying, "This fellow welcomes sinners and eats with them." So he told them this parable: "Which one of you, having a hundred sheep and losing one of them, does not leave the ninety-nine in the wilderness and go after the one that is lost until he finds it? When he has found it, he lays it on his shoulders and rejoices. And when he comes home, he calls together his friends and neighbors, saying to them, `Rejoice with me, for I have found my sheep that was lost.' Just so, I tell you, there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who need no repentance. "Or what woman having ten silver coins, if she loses one of them, does not light a lamp, sweep the house, and search carefully until she finds it? When she has found it, she calls together her friends and neighbors, saying, `Rejoice with me, for I have found the coin that I had lost.' Just so, I tell you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents."


Today at Trinity

8:00 a.m.Rite One Eucharist, Church / Nave
9:45 a.m.Children's Chapel, Basement
9:45 a.m.Nursery
10:00 a.m.Rite Two Eucharist, Church / Nave
10:00 a.m.Church School, Basement
11:30 a.m.Power of Love Book Discussion, Parish Hall
11:30 a.m.Adult Choir Rehearsal, Church / Nave
1:00 p.m.AA, Parish Hall


Today's altar flowers are given to the glory of God and in loving memory of Sharon Hofknecht by her husband, Allen Hofknecht.

This week at Trinity Church

MONDAY 09-23-2019
7:30 p.m.Boy Scouts, Parish Hall

TUESDAY 09-24-2019
7:00 p.m.Vestry Meeting, Library

WEDNESDAY 09-25-2019
10:00 a.m.Healing Eucharist, Chapel
7:30 p.m.Ambler Station Singers (Rehearsal), Parish Hall

THURSDAY 09-26-2019
9:00 a.m.HVAC work, Church / Nave
6:30 p.m.Weekday Word & Eucharist, Chapel
7:00 p.m.Monthly Choir Rehearsal, Parish Hall

FRIDAY 09-27-2019
9:00 a.m.HVAC work, Church / Nave
6:00 p.m.AA Meeting, Chapel
Growing Express

SATURDAY 09-28-2019
9:00 a.m.Contemplative Prayer, Mary's Office
3:00 p.m.Comenium Special Event, Church / Nave
6:30 p.m.AA Meeting, Parish Hall
Growing Express


Pledge Statements are available on line. Simply go to the site map and click on "statements." Enter your last name, envelope number, and the password, which is "trinity". Statements are delivered online for Q1 to Q3. The full year paper statements are mailed out in January of the following year. If you need help, simply call the office 215-646-0416 X2

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 are in need of your loving 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 -

Backpack Festival Donations Update Thank you to all who have generously donated to Grace Church and The Incarnations Backpack Festival. Our deadline for all donations is Sunday, August 18. Supplies Needed: Backpacks, Composition Books, 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 -

Fair Districts PA On Thursday, August 29th, Rich Rafferty of Fair Districts PA will discuss why citizens of Pennsylvania should be concerned about the drawing of PA voting districts (‘redistricting’) which will follow the 2020 census. Many citizens believe that the process that will be used to create districts and the districts themselves will be unfair. Fair Districts PA is a nonprofit organization created to promote a fair, transparent, and impartial process for drawing new voting districts. The meeting will take place at 7 PM in the Parish Hall. For more information, contact Ward Hickman (267-625-9555;

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

Hospitality Sign-up for September and October is now hanging in the narthex. Please consider filling a slot: it's easy, just provide some goodies and organize the table with the necessary supplies. No experience or ongoing commitment required.

Trinity is Partnering with Upper Dublin MS H.O.S.T. (Helping Our Students Together) Program. Through monetary, food and resource donations, the H.O.S.T will provide food packs filled with non-perishable breakfast, lunch, snack and beverage items to school children, and their siblings who face food insecurity. Non-perishable food items will be collected in narthex closer to September. See list on narthex board. If you have any questions regarding this program or how you can help, please contact Pam Olshefski ( or 215-628-4364).


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