The Jingle 11/18/2018



PRELUDE: Ubi caritas


PROCESSIONAL HYMN: 290 Come, Ye Thankful People, Come

St. George's, Windsor

PSALM: Psalm 16


GRADUAL HYMN: 382 King of Glory, King of Peace

General Seminary

OFFERTORY: I Will Be a Child of Peace


COMMUNION: 699 Jesus, Lover of My Soul


RECESSIONAL HYMN: 390 Praise to the Lord, the Almighty

Lobe den Herren

POSTLUDE: Toccata on "St. George's, Windsor"



The Collect

Blessed Lord, who caused all holy Scriptures to be written for our learning: Grant us so to hear them, read, mark, learn, and inwardly digest them, that we may embrace and ever hold fast the blessed hope of everlasting life, which you have given us in our Savior Jesus Christ; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

The First Lesson
1 Samuel 1:4-20

On the day when Elkanah sacrificed, he would give portions to his wife Peninnah and to all her sons and daughters; but to Hannah he gave a double portion, because he loved her, though the LORD had closed her womb. Her rival used to provoke her severely, to irritate her, because the LORD had closed her womb. So it went on year by year; as often as she went up to the house of the LORD, she used to provoke her. Therefore Hannah wept and would not eat. Her husband Elkanah said to her, "Hannah, why do you weep? Why do you not eat? Why is your heart sad? Am I not more to you than ten sons?" After they had eaten and drunk at Shiloh, Hannah rose and presented herself before the LORD. Now Eli the priest was sitting on the seat beside the doorpost of the temple of the LORD. She was deeply distressed and prayed to the LORD, and wept bitterly. She made this vow: "O LORD of hosts, if only you will look on the misery of your servant, and remember me, and not forget your servant, but will give to your servant a male child, then I will set him before you as a nazirite until the day of his death. He shall drink neither wine nor intoxicants, and no razor shall touch his head." As she continued praying before the LORD, Eli observed her mouth. Hannah was praying silently; only her lips moved, but her voice was not heard; therefore Eli thought she was drunk. So Eli said to her, "How long will you make a drunken spectacle of yourself? Put away your wine." But Hannah answered, "No, my lord, I am a woman deeply troubled; I have drunk neither wine nor strong drink, but I have been pouring out my soul before the LORD. Do not regard your servant as a worthless woman, for I have been speaking out of my great anxiety and vexation all this time." Then Eli answered, "Go in peace; the God of Israel grant the petition you have made to him." And she said, "Let your servant find favor in your sight." Then the woman went to her quarters, ate and drank with her husband, and her countenance was sad no longer. They rose early in the morning and worshiped before the LORD; then they went back to their house at Ramah. Elkanah knew his wife Hannah, and the LORD remembered her. In due time Hannah conceived and bore a son. She named him Samuel, for she said, "I have asked him of the LORD."

The Psalm
Psalm 16

    Protect me, O God, for I take refuge in you; *
    I have said to the LORD, "You are my Lord,
    my good above all other."
    All my delight is upon the godly that are in the land, *
    upon those who are noble among the people.
    But those who run after other gods *
    shall have their troubles multiplied.
    Their libations of blood I will not offer, *
    nor take the names of their gods upon my lips.
    O LORD, YOU are my portion and my cup; *
    it is you who uphold my lot.
    My boundaries enclose a pleasant land; *
    indeed, I have a goodly heritage.
    I will bless the LORD who gives me counsel; *
    my heart teaches me, night after night.
    I have set the LORD always before me; *
    because he is at my right hand I shall not fall.
    My heart, therefore, is glad, and my spirit rejoices; *
    my body also shall rest in hope.
    For you will not abandon me to the grave, *
    nor let your holy one see the Pit.
    You will show me the path of life; *
    in your presence there is fullness of joy,
    and in your right hand are pleasures for evermore.

The Second Lesson
Hebrews 10:11-14 (15-18) 19-25

Every priest stands day after day at his service, offering again and again the same sacrifices that can never take away sins. But when Christ had offered for all time a single sacrifice for sins, "he sat down at the right hand of God," and since then has been waiting "until his enemies would be made a footstool for his feet." For by a single offering he has perfected for all time those who are sanctified. [And the Holy Spirit also testifies to us, for after saying, "This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days, says the Lord: I will put my laws in their hearts, and I will write them on their minds," he also adds, "I will remember their sins and their lawless deeds no more." Where there is forgiveness of these, there is no longer any offering for sin.] Therefore, my friends, since we have confidence to enter the sanctuary by the blood of Jesus, by the new and living way that he opened for us through the curtain (that is, through his flesh), and since we have a great priest over the house of God, let us approach with a true heart in full assurance of faith, with our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water. Let us hold fast to the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who has promised is faithful. And let us consider how to provoke one another to love and good deeds, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day approaching.

The Gospel
Mark 13:1-8

As Jesus came out of the temple, one of his disciples said to him, "Look, Teacher, what large stones and what large buildings!" Then Jesus asked him, "Do you see these great buildings? Not one stone will be left here upon another; all will be thrown down."  When he was sitting on the Mount of Olives opposite the temple, Peter, James, John, and Andrew asked him privately, "Tell us, when will this be, and what will be the sign that all these things are about to be accomplished?" Then Jesus began to say to them, "Beware that no one leads you astray. Many will come in my name and say, `I am he!' and they will lead many astray. When you hear of wars and rumors of wars, do not be alarmed; this must take place, but the end is still to come. For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom; there will be earthquakes in various places; there will be famines. This is but the beginning of the birthpangs.


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.Church School, Basement
10:00 a.m.Rite Two Eucharist, Church / Nave
11:15 a.m.GFS, Narthex
11:30 a.m.Pageant Rehearsal, Church / Nave
11:30 a.m.Adult Choir Rehearsal, Church / Nave
1:00 p.m.AA, Parish Hall
3:00 p.m.Rehearsal- Ambler Station Singers, Parish Hall
4:00 p.m.Parish Profile Meeting, Library


Today's altar flowers The flowers are given to the glory of God and in loving memory of Sean Smith, brother of Kelly Watkins.

Property Improvements The cement pad/skirt at the entrance of the church and 4 of the sidewalk sections are to be removed and replaced with fresh cement on Monday the 19 and Tuesday the 20th of November. That is Thanksgiving week so traffic should be very light. If you do need to come to Trinity, please use the side entrance between the church and the sexton cottage or use the back entrance by the handicap parking. It would be good to continue using these entrances for the rest of that week so the cement can cure without traffic.
The annual leaf and grounds cleanup day with the Boy Scouts is planned for Sunday December 2nd. Please come out to help and bring your gloves, rakes and leaf blowers. There will be a light lunch once the job is done.

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD We will collect and bless all shoeboxes today Sunday, November 18. Thanks to everyone who has participated in this effort.

Trinity Christmas Table Lee Militello will open the rectory after the 10 a.m. service on November 18 so that parishioners can peruse the Christmas table goods. The Christmas table will move to the narthex the following Sunday where it will remain for several weeks during the season of Advent.

Stewardship If you did not have a chance to turn your pledge in, please do so at your earliest convenience by putting it on the offering plate or mailing it to the church office. Additional pledge cards are available in the narthex or church office.

The Wissahickon Faith Community Association (WFCA) will host an ecumenical Thanksgiving Service on Sunday, November 18, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. at Boehm's United Church of Christ located at 571 Blue Bell Penllyn Pike in Blue Bell. Community members of all faiths are invited. The evening's offering will benefit a local community outreach program.

This week at Trinity Church

MONDAY 11-19-2018
7:30 p.m.Boy Scouts, Parish Hall
Concrete Pad being replaced in front of church entrance- please use side doors to enter church

TUESDAY 11-20-2018
7:00 p.m.Vestry Meeting, Library
7:30 p.m.Venture Crew Meeting, Parish Hall
7:30 p.m.Boy Scout Parents' Meeting, Narthex

WEDNESDAY 11-21-2018
Chimes Newsletter Deadline
10:00 a.m.Healing Eucharist, Chapel

THURSDAY 11-22-2018
Thanksgiving Day
Office Closed

FRIDAY 11-23-2018
Day after Thanksgiving Office Closed

SATURDAY 11-24-2018
10:00 a.m.Rehearsal-Ambler Station Singers, Parish Hall
6:30 p.m.AA Meeting, Parish Hall


Trinity Rummage Thanks to all those who volunteered their time to sort, organize, and price the many, many items that came into the rectory. And to those parishioners who contributed their treasures! All proceeds from the sale will go toward Rectory Renovations.

Trinity Book Group continues this Tuesday, November 20! We meet in the library from 9:30 - 11:00. Please contact Lynn Baird at 215-628-2381 or

Chimes Newsletter Deadline - November 21 If you have a story, event, activity, accomplishment, update, or photo that you would like to share in the upcoming Chimes Newsletter (December - January), please send directly to All submissions are due Wednesday, November 21 at noon.

Christmas with St. Nicholas Would you like to be a part of this year's pageant cast/production team? All rehearsals will be taking place after the 10 AM Service. Rehearsals will begin Sunday, November 11. Final Dress/Tech takes place Saturday, December 15, 9 - 12 Noon. Performance will take place Sunday, December 16, during the 10 AM Service. If so, please contact Kristin Woods directly at 215.317.1244 or simply sign-up in the narthex.

Advent Quiet Morning Saturday, December 1, 2018 from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m. Facilitated by Rev. Mary, this will be a time for reflection, silence, and conversation as we prepare for the season of Advent. Sign-up sheet in Narthex. Questions - see Mary

Breakfast with St. Nicholas will take place in the parish hall on Saturday, December 8, 8 - 10 a.m. Mark your calendars TODAY! Pancakes, bacon/sausage, juice, coffee, tea, activities and of course, St. Nicholas! Sign-up sheet in the narthex, or sign-up on line!

ECS Christmas Gifts Thank you to everyone who are participating with the ECS Christmas Gift project. Please remember to have your unwrapped gift back to the church no later then December 9th. Also remember that ECS would like to keep the gift price range to $25. Thank you for your holiday generosity - Mission and Outreach.

Holiday Helpers, December 2, 9, and 23 Trinity’s Youth Group is here to save you time and your sanity this holiday season! Bring unwrapped gifts to church before the 10 AM Service and we’ll wrap them for you! Drop off in the Parish Hall/Stage area between 9:30 - 10 AM, marked with ‘to/from’ in self-contained bag. All paper and labels will be provided. Please pick up no later than 11:30 AM. At-will donations accepted.

The Diocese of Pennsylvania To know more about what the Bishop and our diocese is doing, you can connect to their website to stay on top of Diocesan news:

E-Giving at Trinity eGiving allows you to set up automatic recurring contributions and view your complete online giving history all at your own convenience. Simply follow these easy steps: 1. Visit the church website at, 2. Click the Online Giving button, 3. Click the Create Profile button, then 4. Follow the onscreen instructions to create an online profile and to schedule your recurring contributions. Please contact the church office with questions.


Trinity Episcopal Church
708 South Bethlehem Pike
Ambler, PA 19002

Phone- 215-646-0416
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