The Jingle 3/17/2019



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, whose glory it is always to have mercy: Be gracious to all who have gone astray from your ways, and bring them again with penitent hearts and steadfast faith to embrace and hold fast the unchangeable truth of your Word, Jesus Christ your Son; who with you and the Holy Spirit lives and reigns, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

The First Lesson
Genesis 15:1-12,17-18

The word of the LORD came to Abram in a vision, "Do not be afraid, Abram, I am your shield; your reward shall be very great." But Abram said, "O Lord GOD, what will you give me, for I continue childless, and the heir of my house is Eliezer of Damascus?" And Abram said, "You have given me no offspring, and so a slave born in my house is to be my heir." But the word of the LORD came to him, "This man shall not be your heir; no one but your very own issue shall be your heir." He brought him outside and said, "Look toward heaven and count the stars, if you are able to count them." Then he said to him, "So shall your descendants be." And he believed the LORD; and the LORD reckoned it to him as righteousness. Then he said to him, "I am the LORD who brought you from Ur of the Chaldeans, to give you this land to possess." But he said, "O Lord GOD, how am I to know that I shall possess it?" He said to him, "Bring me a heifer three years old, a female goat three years old, a ram three years old, a turtledove, and a young pigeon." He brought him all these and cut them in two, laying each half over against the other; but he did not cut the birds in two. And when birds of prey came down on the carcasses, Abram drove them away. As the sun was going down, a deep sleep fell upon Abram, and a deep and terrifying darkness descended upon him. When the sun had gone down and it was dark, a smoking fire pot and a flaming torch passed between these pieces. On that day the LORD made a covenant with Abram, saying, "To your descendants I give this land, from the river of Egypt to the great river, the river Euphrates."

The Psalm
Psalm 27

1 The LORD is my light and my salvation;
    whom then shall I fear? *
   the LORD is the strength of my life;
   of whom then shall I be afraid?
   2 When evildoers came upon me to eat up my flesh, *
   it was they, my foes and my adversaries, who
   stumbled and fell.
   3 Though an army should encamp against me, *
   yet my heart shall not be afraid;
   4 And though war should rise up against me, *
   yet will I put my trust in him.
   5 One thing have I asked of the LORD;
    one thing I seek; *
   that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days
    of my life;
   6 To behold the fair beauty of the LORD *
   and to seek him in his temple.
   7 For in the day of trouble he shall keep me safe
    in his shelter; *
   he shall hide me in the secrecy of his dwelling
   and set me high upon a rock.
   8 Even now he lifts up my head *
   above my enemies round about me.
   9 Therefore I will offer in his dwelling an oblation
    with sounds of great gladness; *
   I will sing and make music to the LORD.
   10 Hearken to my voice, O LORD, when I call; *
   have mercy on me and answer me.
   11 You speak in my heart and say, "Seek my face." *
   Your face, LORD, will I seek.
   12 Hide not your face from me, *
   nor turn away your servant in displeasure.
   13 You have been my helper;
    cast me not away; *
   do not forsake me, O God of my salvation.
   14 Though my father and my mother forsake me, *
   the LORD will sustain me.
   15 Show me your way, O LORD; *
   lead me on a level path, because of my enemies.
   16 Deliver me not into the hand of my adversaries, *
   for false witnesses have risen up against me,
   and also those who speak malice.
   17 What if I had not believed
    that I should see the goodness of the LORD *
   in the land of the living!
   18 O tarry and await the LORD'S pleasure;
    be strong, and he shall comfort your heart; *
   wait patiently for the LORD.

The Second Lesson
Philippians 3:17-4:1

Brothers and sisters, join in imitating me, and observe those who live according to the example you have in us. For many live as enemies of the cross of Christ; I have often told you of them, and now I tell you even with tears. Their end is destruction; their god is the belly; and their glory is in their shame; their minds are set on earthly things. But our citizenship is in heaven, and it is from there that we are expecting a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ. He will transform the body of our humiliation that it may be conformed to the body of his glory, by the power that also enables him to make all things subject to himself. Therefore, my brothers and sisters, whom I love and long for, my joy and crown, stand firm in the Lord in this way, my beloved.

The Gospel
Luke 13:31-35

Some Pharisees came and said to Jesus, "Get away from here, for Herod wants to kill you." He said to them, "Go and tell that fox for me, 'Listen, I am casting out demons and performing cures today and tomorrow, and on the third day I finish my work. Yet today, tomorrow, and the next day I must be on my way, because it is impossible for a prophet to be killed outside of Jerusalem.' Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the city that kills the prophets and stones those who are sent to it! How often have I desired to gather your children together as a hen gathers her brood under her wings, and you were not willing! See, your house is left to you. And I tell you, you will not see me until the time comes when you say, 'Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord.'"


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
11:30 a.m.Passion Rehearsal, Parish Hall
11:30 a.m.Adult Choir Rehearsal, Church / Nave
1:00 p.m.AA, Parish Hall
2:00 p.m.CNC/Youth Group, Parish Hall
4:00 p.m.Gun Violence Awareness Event


Today's altar flowers are given to the glory of God by Bill Hecker and in loving memory of his father, William J. Hecker and also in celebration of his son Cody Hecker’s birthday.

Dignity Outreach Sunday. March 17, Narthex All are invited this Lent to gather and assemble Dignity Bags for St Mark's (Phila) and St John's (Norristown). Lunch will be included.

Dignity Bag Supplies Needed Protein bars, Shaving foam, Razors, Toothpaste, Toothbrushes, Gallon Bags, Men's socks. Donations can be placed in bin against wall/coat rack. All donations greatly appreciated for this important ministry. Questions? See Leigh Irvin or Kristin Woods

This week at Trinity Church

MONDAY 03-25-2019
7:15 p.m.Lenten Book Study, Mary's Office
7:30 p.m.Boy Scouts, Parish Hall

TUESDAY 03-26-2019

WEDNESDAY 03-27-2019
10:00 a.m.Healing Eucharist, Chapel
2:00 p.m.Icon Writing Class, Parish Hall
6:30 p.m.Ambler Station Singers Rehearsal, Parish Hall

THURSDAY 03-28-2019
6:00 p.m.Walk Path of Peace Lent Series, Parish Hall
6:30 p.m.Weekday Word & Eucharist, Chapel

FRIDAY 03-29-2019
7:00 p.m.Stations of the Cross, Church / Nave

SATURDAY 03-30-2019
8:30 a.m.Contemplative Prayer, Rector's Office
10:00 a.m.Board Meeting - Ambler Station Singers, Parish Hall
3:30 p.m.Dixon Wedding Consultation, Church / Nave
6:30 p.m.AA Meeting, Parish Hall


'Walk the Path of Peace Lent Series, March 14, 21, 28, and April 4, using Scripture and a gentle walk around Ambler. Not a walker? Not a problem: a quiet reflective activity will be offered inside the church. We will be using The Path of Peace: A Walking Bible Study by Becca Stevens. Evenings begin at 6 p.m., followed by a light soup supper and fellowship at 6:30 p.m. We will conclude with evening prayer and Communion at 7 p.m., which will last about 20 minutes. Sign-up in the narthex, or directly on line. Questions? Kristen Ostendorf at

Seeking Helping Hands for Lent Series beginning March 14. Are you willing to make soup for a group? Or donate bread or salad? Please contact Kristen Ostendorf at

Lent and Easter Choir Love to sing, but cannot commit to the entire choir season? Join the Trinity Choir for our Lent and Easter services! Rehearsals are held on Sunday following the 10:00am Service of Holy Eucharist and we will rehearse Lent and Easter music first. Please contact the Director of Music, Frank Van Atta at to join. All are welcome!

Iconography Class, Wednesdays, March 13 - April 10 Ben Powley will conduct an Icon Writing class on Wednesdays, 2:30 - 4:30 PM. There will be a $35 registration fee to cover the cost of materials. Questions may be directed to Ben at

Lenten Book Study Walter Brueggeman's "A Gospel of Hope" March 11 thru April 8 (Mondays) - 7:15 - 8:15 and then March 12 thru April 9 (Tuesdays) 9:30 - 11:00. It is about $15.00 new on Amazon (and less for used and kindle) Sign-up today in the narthex. Questions? See Mary or email

40 Days - 40 Items Challenge The Girls Friendly Society (GFS) has a challenge for you! Beginning Wednesday, March 6, remove ONE item each day of Lent from your home that you no longer wear or need and place in a single plastic garbage bag. Please bring in bagged items Sunday, April 28. GFS will collect, sort and distribute donations to local charities. Donation bags w/ item detail available in the narthex. Thank you for your support!

Palm Sunday Passion Rehearsals, Sunday 11:30 - 1 PM Would you like to be a part of this year's presentation of the Passion cast/production team? If so, please contact Kristin Woods directly at 215.317.1244.

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

Ambler Gun Violence Awareness Day - Sunday, March 24. Join in a Peace Walk beginning at Church of the Brethren, 351 E. Butler Pike at 3:00 p.m., down Bethlehem Pike, to Trinity Church where we will honor those who have been victims of gun violence at the Memorial to the Lost tee shirt display that will be on our lawn. Rather not walk, join us at about 4:00 p.m. on the front lawn. This event is sponsored by the Wissahickon Faith Community Association and the Anti-Gun Violence Commission of the Episcopal Diocese of PA. Questions - ask Ellen McCaffrey (; Jocelyn Tenney ( or Rev. Mary (

IHN Overnight Hosts and Dinner Hosts Needed in April Trinity welcomes families who are part of the Interfaith Hospitality Network's transitional program during the month of April. No experience necessary, and you can buddy up! Sign up to cook, share dinner or spend the night at Trinity to ensure our guests' safety and comfort. Questions? Contact Ellen McCaffery at (Overnight Hosts) or Kristen Ostendorf at (Dinners)


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