The Jingle 3/18/2018



PRELUDE: Adagio in E Major

Frank Bridge

PROCESSIONAL HYMN: 598 Lord Christ, When First Thou Cam’st to Earth

Mit Freuden zart

PSALM: Psalm 51:1-13 Miserere mei, Deus

Stephen Schreiber

GRADUAL HYMN: 691 My Faith Looks Up to Thee


OFFERTORY: Anthem: Ave Maria

Franz Biebl

Sung in Latin:
The angel of the Lord announced to Mary,
And she conceived by the Holy Spirit.
Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with Thee.
Blessed are thou among women,
And blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.
Behold the handmaiden of the Lord.
Be it done to me according to your word.
Holy Mary, Mother of God,
Pray for us sinners now and at the hour of our death. Amen.


COMMUNION: Organ: Ave Maria von Arcadelt

Franz Liszt

RECESSIONAL HYMN: 441 In the Cross of Christ I Glory


POSTLUDE: Toccata on “Rathbun”

David Cherwien


The Collect

Almighty God, you alone can bring into order the unruly wills and affections of sinners: Grant your people grace to love what you command and desire what you promise; that, among the swift and varied changes of the world, our hearts may surely there be fixed where true joys are to be found; 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 31:31-34

The days are surely coming, says the LORD, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and the house of Judah. It will not be like the covenant that I made with their ancestors when I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt-- a covenant that they broke, though I was their husband, says the LORD. But this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, says the LORD: I will put my law within them, and I will write it on their hearts; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. No longer shall they teach one another, or say to each other, "Know the LORD," for they shall all know me, from the least of them to the greatest, says the LORD; for I will forgive their iniquity, and remember their sin no more.

The Psalm
Psalm 51:1-13

   Have mercy on me, O God, according to your loving-kindness; *
   in your great compassion blot out my offenses.
   Wash me through and through from my wickedness *
   and cleanse me from my sin.
   For I know my transgressions, *
   and my sin is ever before me.
   Against you only have I sinned *
   and done what is evil in your sight.
   And so you are justified when you speak *
   and upright in your judgment.
   Indeed, I have been wicked from my birth, *
   a sinner from my mother's womb.
   For behold, you look for truth deep within me, *
   and will make me understand wisdom secretly.
   Purge me from my sin, and I shall be pure; *
   wash me, and I shall be clean indeed.
   Make me hear of joy and gladness, *
   that the body you have broken may rejoice.
   Hide your face from my sins *
   and blot out all my iniquities.
   Create in me a clean heart, O God, *
   and renew a right spirit within me.
   Cast me not away from your presence *
   and take not your holy Spirit from me.
   Give me the joy of your saving help again *
   and sustain me with your bountiful Spirit.

The Second Lesson
Hebrews 5:5-10

Christ did not glorify himself in becoming a high priest, but was appointed by the one who said to him, "You are my Son,  today I have begotten you";  as he says also in another place, "You are a priest forever,  according to the order of Melchizedek."  In the days of his flesh, Jesus offered up prayers and supplications, with loud cries and tears, to the one who was able to save him from death, and he was heard because of his reverent submission. Although he was a Son, he learned obedience through what he suffered; and having been made perfect, he became the source of eternal salvation for all who obey him, having been designated by God a high priest according to the order of Melchizedek.

The Gospel
John 12:20-33

Now among those who went up to worship at the festival were some Greeks. They came to Philip, who was from Bethsaida in Galilee, and said to him, "Sir, we wish to see Jesus." Philip went and told Andrew; then Andrew and Philip went and told Jesus. Jesus answered them, "The hour has come for the Son of Man to be glorified. Very truly, I tell you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains just a single grain; but if it dies, it bears much fruit. Those who love their life lose it, and those who hate their life in this world will keep it for eternal life. Whoever serves me must follow me, and where I am, there will my servant be also. Whoever serves me, the Father will honor. "Now my soul is troubled. And what should I say-- `Father, save me from this hour'? No, it is for this reason that I have come to this hour. Father, glorify your name." Then a voice came from heaven, "I have glorified it, and I will glorify it again." The crowd standing there heard it and said that it was thunder. Others said, "An angel has spoken to him." Jesus answered, "This voice has come for your sake, not for mine. Now is the judgment of this world; now the ruler of this world will be driven out. And I, when I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all people to myself." He said this to indicate the kind of death he was to die.


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
11:30 a.m.Adult Choir Rehearsal, Church / Nave
1:00 p.m.AA, Parish Hall
6:00 p.m.Youth Group, Narthex


Today's altar flowers are given to the glory of God and in loving memory of Sherry Simon, mother of Kelly Watkins.

Notes about today's music This morning’s anthem is a beautiful setting of the Ave Maria by Austrian composer Franz Biebl. The Feast of the Annunciation is usually celebrated on March 25, but Palm Sunday this year falls on that date. Therefore, the feast has been transferred to a later date. The story of the Annunciation, from which the Ave Maria is drawn, is recounted in the first chapter of Luke’s Gospel.

This week at Trinity Church

MONDAY 03-26-2018
Holy Monday
7:00 p.m.Evening Prayer with Holy Communion, Chapel
7:30 p.m.Boy Scouts, Parish Hall

TUESDAY 03-27-2018
Holy Tuesday
8:30 a.m.Morning Prayer, Chapel
6:00 p.m.O.A., Library
7:00 p.m.The Great Litany with Holy Communion, Chapel
7:30 p.m.Venture Crew Meeting, Narthex
7:30 p.m.Passion Cast, Library

WEDNESDAY 03-28-2018
Holy Wednesday
8:30 a.m.Morning Prayer, Chapel
10:00 a.m.Healing Eucharist, Chapel
7:00 p.m.Gospel Reflection with Holy Communion

THURSDAY 03-29-2018
Maundy Thursday
8:30 a.m.Morning Prayer, Chapel
7:30 p.m.Maundy Thursday Liturgy, Church / Nave

FRIDAY 03-30-2018
Good Friday
12:00 Noon Good Friday service, Church / Nave
7:30 p.m.Good Friday service, Church / Nave
Office Closed Good Friday

SATURDAY 03-31-2018
9:00 a.m.Holy Saturday Prayers, Church / Nave
5:00 p.m.No CAUR Service, Chapel
5:30 p.m.Handley Wedding
6:30 p.m.AA Meeting, Parish Hall


Kudos are in order for two of our award-winning parishioners. Jim Hayden came home with two ribbons and Diane Powell came home with one ribbon from the Philadelphia Flower Show.

Easter Flower Envelopes are in the narthex. Please take your envelope today and return it next week to be included in the Easter flower memorials.

Interfaith Sign-up Please take a moment to consider how you can help our Interfaith guests who will come to stay with us at Trinity on April 2. We are responsible for three out of four weeks of dinners, transportation, and overnight stays. It is a huge volunteer commitment and we need lots of hands.

Palm Sunday Passion Costume Fitting will take place immediately following the 10 a.m. service in the hallway outside the counseling office. Please see Norlaine Romano.

Palm Sunday Passion Rehearsal will continue Sunday, beginning at 11:30 in the sanctuary. We will run scenes I-XIII, and block IX - X. Dress/Tech (all cast/crew) will take place Saturday, March 24, 9-12. Questions? Kristin Woods 215.317.1244

The Bishop is Coming on April 29. If you would like to be officially received into the Episcopal Church by the bishop, please be in touch with Rev. Mary (

Easter Candy Donations Please consider supporting Trinity's Annual Easter Egg Hunt by donating individually wrapped Easter candy. All donations may be left in the blue bin placed in the Narthex. Thank you, in advance, for helping make this venture a success! Questions? Please contact Kristin Woods

Youth Group Tonight! Have you had enough of the snow?!?!?! We will be playing some fun summer related games to encourage warm weather, discussing what we are doing for Fr. Dave’s Retirement Party, and making our own dinner! We hope to see all 6 - 12 graders Sunday night from 6 - 8 PM. It is sure to be a great time!!!

Save the Date! The annual women's retreat will take place on September 28-30, 2018. We will return to St Marguerite's retreat house in Mendham, NJ. The cost this year is $180. More details to come.

Father Dave's Retirement Party We will celebrate ‘Father Dave’s Retirement’ on Sunday April 15 starting at 5pm at The Empress Room (Saint Helena Church) in Blue Bell, RSVP TODAY! Call Trinity at 215-646-0416 ext 7; E-mail; click on Father Dave's Celebration RSVP; or go to our website . RSVP (yes or no) is a must. April 1 - we are not kidding. Questions? See or contact Laura Gergen.

Retirement Party Donation Envelopes are available in the pews if you wish to make a monetary donation to help offset the costs of the party and contribute to the gift for the Canans. Please make checks out to ‘Trinity Ambler’ and be sure to write “retirement party” on the memo line. Envelopes can either be placed in the offering plate or mailed directly to the main office (ATTN: Retirement Party). Questions? See or contact Laura Gergen.

Father Dave's Legacy Book Submission Due! We are asking for photos, personal notes, poems, drawings, and more from everyone who has benefited from Father Dave's ministry. Place submissions in the marked box located in the Narthex; email them to; or mail them to the main office (ATTN: Retirement Party). Questions? Contact Connie Stephens or Laura Gergen.


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