The Jingle 11/12/2017



PRELUDE: Now Thank We All our God

J. S. Bach/Virgil Fox

PROCESSIONAL HYMN: 598 Lord Christ, When First Thou Camíst to Earth

PSALM: Psalm 123

Ad te levavi, oculos meos

GRADUAL HYMN: 490 I Want to Walk as a Child of the Light


OFFERTORY: Anthem: O For a Closer Walk With God

Charles V. Stanford

COMMUNION: Anthem: Come, Risen Lord, and Deign to be Our Guest

Alfred Smith

RECESSIONAL HYMN: 397 Now Thank We All Our God

Nun danket alle Gott

POSTLUDE: Marche Triomphale (Now Thank We All Our God)

Sigfrid Karg-Elert


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
Judges 4:1-7

The Israelites again did what was evil in the sight of the LORD, after Ehud died. So the LORD sold them into the hand of King Jabin of Canaan, who reigned in Hazor; the commander of his army was Sisera, who lived in Harosheth-ha-goiim. Then the Israelites cried out to the LORD for help; for he had nine hundred chariots of iron, and had oppressed the Israelites cruelly twenty years.  At that time Deborah, a prophetess, wife of Lappidoth, was judging Israel. She used to sit under the palm of Deborah between Ramah and Bethel in the hill country of Ephraim; and the Israelites came up to her for judgment. She sent and summoned Barak son of Abinoam from Kedesh in Naphtali, and said to him, "The LORD, the God of Israel, commands you, `Go, take position at Mount Tabor, bringing ten thousand from the tribe of Naphtali and the tribe of Zebulun. I will draw out Sisera, the general of Jabin's army, to meet you by the Wadi Kishon with his chariots and his troops; and I will give him into your hand.'"

The Psalm
Psalm 123

   To you I lift up my eyes, *
   to you enthroned in the heavens.
   As the eyes of servants look to the hand of their masters, *
   and the eyes of a maid to the hand of her mistress,
   So our eyes look to the LORD our God, *
   until he show us his mercy.
   Have mercy upon us, O LORD, have mercy, *
   for we have had more than enough of contempt,
   Too much of the scorn of the indolent rich, *
   and of the derision of the proud.

The Second Lesson
1 Thessalonians 5:1-11

Concerning the times and the seasons, brothers and sisters, you do not need to have anything written to you. For you yourselves know very well that the day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night. When they say, "There is peace and security," then sudden destruction will come upon them, as labor pains come upon a pregnant woman, and there will be no escape! But you, beloved, are not in darkness, for that day to surprise you like a thief; for you are all children of light and children of the day; we are not of the night or of darkness. So then let us not fall asleep as others do, but let us keep awake and be sober; for those who sleep sleep at night, and those who are drunk get drunk at night. But since we belong to the day, let us be sober, and put on the breastplate of faith and love, and for a helmet the hope of salvation. For God has destined us not for wrath but for obtaining salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ, who died for us, so that whether we are awake or asleep we may live with him. Therefore encourage one another and build up each other, as indeed you are doing.

The Gospel
Matthew 25:14-30

Jesus said, "For it is as if a man, going on a journey, summoned his slaves and entrusted his property to them; to one he gave five talents, to another two, to another one, to each according to his ability. Then he went away. The one who had received the five talents went off at once and traded with them, and made five more talents. In the same way, the one who had the two talents made two more talents. But the one who had received the one talent went off and dug a hole in the ground and hid his master's money. After a long time the master of those slaves came and settled accounts with them. Then the one who had received the five talents came forward, bringing five more talents, saying, `Master, you handed over to me five talents; see, I have made five more talents.' His master said to him, `Well done, good and trustworthy slave; you have been trustworthy in a few things, I will put you in charge of many things; enter into the joy of your master.' And the one with the two talents also came forward, saying, `Master, you handed over to me two talents; see, I have made two more talents.' His master said to him, `Well done, good and trustworthy slave; you have been trustworthy in a few things, I will put you in charge of many things; enter into the joy of your master.' Then the one who had received the one talent also came forward, saying, `Master, I knew that you were a harsh man, reaping where you did not sow, and gathering where you did not scatter seed; so I was afraid, and I went and hid your talent in the ground. Here you have what is yours.' But his master replied, `You wicked and lazy slave! You knew, did you, that I reap where I did not sow, and gather where I did not scatter? Then you ought to have invested my money with the bankers, and on my return I would have received what was my own with interest. So take the talent from him, and give it to the one with the ten talents. For to all those who have, more will be given, and they will have an abundance; but from those who have nothing, even what they have will be taken away. As for this worthless slave, throw him into the outer darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.' "


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.Church School, Basement
10:00 a.m.Rite Two Eucharist, Church / Nave
10:00 a.m.Operation Christmas Child, Narthex
11:15 a.m.Youth Choir Rehearsal, Church / Nave
11:30 a.m.Adult Choir Rehearsal, Church / Nave
30: p.m.Girls Friendly, Parish Hall
1:00 p.m.AA, Parish Hall


This Sunday's altar flowers are given to the glory of God and in celebration of Ed and Janice DoyleĎs 30th wedding anniversary.

YOUTH GROUP TONITE! We'll be doing good (a project to feed 100 people) and having fun. We'll also have a bite to eat and pray a little.

This week at Trinity Church

MONDAY 11-20-2017
7:30 p.m.Boy Scouts, Parish Hall

TUESDAY 11-21-2017
8:30 a.m.Morning Prayer, Chapel
6:00 p.m.O.A., Library
7:30 p.m.Boy Scout Venture Crew Meeting, Parish Hall
7:30 p.m.Boy Scout Parents' Meeting, Narthex

WEDNESDAY 11-22-2017
8:30 a.m.Morning Prayer, Chapel
10:00 a.m.Healing Eucharist, Chapel
7:00 p.m.NA, Parish Hall

THURSDAY 11-23-2017
Office Closed

FRIDAY 11-24-2017
Office Closed

SATURDAY 11-25-2017
2:00 p.m.Gallweys in the Parish Hall, Parish Hall
5:00 p.m.Come As You Are Eucharist, Chapel
6:30 p.m.AA Meeting, Parish Hall


Rummage Sale Revival Drop-off begins on Sunday, November 12th. Additional drop-offs can be made during the week until Thursday. Please plan to attend the Friday evening traditional wine and cheese pre-sale event, November 17 for parishioners only. On Saturday, November 18 from 9:00-2:00 our doors will be open to the public. No furniture, no clothing. Bring all of your holiday treasures for our narthex holiday table. A sign-up sheet for helpers is up in the narthex.

Christmas Table We are continuing with the traditional Christmas Table sale. The first week it will run concurrent with the Rummage Sale so send your Holiday treasures in at the same time as the rummage sale drop off starting November 12. The CHRISTMAS TABLE will be set up and restocked until December 17th. Father Dave has said he is downsizing his Holiday collection. I am excitedly awaiting the stash. Contact Lee Militello for any questions about donations or sales (215-704-9534).

Operation Christmas Child Since 1993 more than 135 million boys and girls in over 100 countries have experienced Godís love through the power of simple shoebox gifts filled with toys, school supplies, and hygiene items and distributed by Operation Christmas Child, a ministry of Samaritanís Purse. The Daughters of the King will coordinate the distribution and collection of the shoeboxes. Distribution continues through Sunday, November 12 after the 10 a.m. service. National Collection Week is November 13-20. We will collect and bless all shoeboxes on Sunday, November 19. If you drop off your shoebox beforehand, please place it on the hat shelf in the narthex. Check out the display in the narthex for more information. You may see Lynda Basham or Pam Hawthorne if you have any questions.

Dignity Bag Collection Thanks to parishioners and the Trinity's church school Faith Building class for providing and assembling the dignity bags. We made over 30 bags. We are continuing this collection of supplies. Here is the list of needs: individual sized soap, shampoo and conditioner, toothpaste and toothbrush, feminine products, skin lotion, deodorant. In addition, we also need: protein bars, disposable razors and packages of athletic socks. These bags are so appreciated and distributed at St. Mark's in Frankford section through our connection with Deacon Phil Geleibter.

Christmas with St. Francis Pageant Rehearsal Calling all children, youth, and adults who would like to be a part of this year's pageant, Christmas with St. Francis. Rehearsals will begin in November 12. The final dress/tech rehearsal will take place, Saturday, December 16. The performance will take place during the 10 o'clock service on Sunday, December 17. Questions? Please see Kristin Woods! 215.317.1244

Leaf Clean-up Please mark your calendars now for our annual leaf clean-up. The Boy Scouts will join Trinity volunteers on Sunday, December 3rd immediately following the 10 AM service.

A Hurricane Relief Benefit Concert at St. Martins in the Fields, featuring Gospel singer Theresa Thomason on Saturday, November 18 at 7:00 p.m. 8000 St. Martin's Lane, Philadelphia. Tickets are $20.

Ecumenical Community Thanksgiving Service -Sunday, November 19 - 4 p.m. at St. Thomas Whitemarsh Episcopal Church, Bethlehem Pike & Camp Hill Road, Fort Washington. Hosted by the Wissahickon Faith Community Association, the offering will benefit community outreach programs. Light refreshments will be served after the service in the MacColl Auditorium.

Celestia Holiday Concert Saturday, December 9th 3 PM The singing group Celestia returns to Trinity for an afternoon of Holiday favorites! The concert is free and includes some member of Trinity. See more on the "Upcoming Events" page!


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Ambler, PA 19002

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