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1st Sunday in Advent, November 28, 2010

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1st Sunday in Advent, November 28, 2010


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Trinity Anglican Church

1230 Bank Street

Ottawa, Ontario   K1S 3Y3


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Priest: The Reverend Andrea Thomas

Director of Music: Victoria Scott

Duty Warden: Laura Eggertson


Worshiping God as disciples of Jesus;

showing love to our neighbours near and far.

1st Sunday in Advent

November 28th, 2010

8:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist

10:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist with Choir and Church School


Welcome to Trinity!  If this is your first visit, please note that we do not take a collection during the service, but your offering may be placed on the plate at the back of the church as you enter or leave.  Also, there are many occasions during the service where we stand for lengthy periods.  If you are more comfortable sitting or kneeling, please feel free to do so.


We Gather As God’s People

Opening Hymn: Lo, He Comes With Clouds Descending  #114

Cherub Choir:  Light One Candle – N. Sleeth     

(Children leave for Sunday School)

The Gathering of the Community                                 page 185

Glory to God                                                                       #702

The Collect of the Day                                                   page 268

We Listen To God’s Word

The First Reading:  Isaiah 2:1-5                          (O.T. page 631) 

Psalm 122   (sung by the choir)                                     page 882 

The Second Reading:  Romans 13:11-14              (N.T. page 162)

Gradual Hymn: Sleepers Awake!  (vs. 1 & 2)                         #110

Celebrant:The Lord be with you

People:   And also with you.

Celebrant:The Holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ,

               according to Matthew 24:36-44                (N.T. page 27)

People:   Glory to you, Lord Jesus Christ…

Celebrant:The Gospel of Christ.

People:   Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ,

Gradual Hymn (cont’d, vs.3)




We Respond to God’s Word

Homily – Andrew Stephens-Rennie, Youth Ministries 

                                Development Co-ordinator

The Apostles’ Creed                                                            page 189

The Prayers of the People

Leader:    God calls us to love one another. As a sign of that love, let us lift up our prayer to God for the needs of all people throughout the world.

People:   We pray for the peace of the world, that our instruments of war may be transformed into instruments of peace, and that nations shall cease to learn war any more.

Leader:    For the Church throughout the world, especially those parishes in Kimberley and Kuruman, South Africa; in our own diocese, for the parish of St. Matthew`s, Ottawa; for all archdeacons in the Anglican Diocese of Ottawa, and for members of the Lay Readers Association.  For John our bishop, for all bishops, for Andrea our Priest and for all the clergy and people.

People:   We pray for the church, that we may become more and more a means of grace and peace in the world.

Leader:    We pray for all people of good will who seek to cast off the works of darkness, that we may be enlightened through our service of others in the name of Christ.

People:   We pray for those who are assembled here today, that we may be clothed with the Lord Jesus Christ and go forth from this place to be Christ in the world.

Leader:    Within our Parish we pray for the sick and the suffering, especially (insert names), and for those we name silently or aloud (silence).  We remember those who have died, especially (insert names), and for those we name silently or aloud (silence). We pray for all who are in need, that we may be alert to the presence of Christ in them and ready to reach out in love. 

People:   We pray for all who have asked for our prayers, that we may faithfully wait upon God with confidence in that love which sustains us in every moment of our lives.

Leader:    We praise you, Lord our God, that you have called us to be your people and the instruments of your presence in the world.

People:   Grant us grace to discern your will and the strength to do it, through Christ our Lord. Amen.


Confession and Absolution                                          page 191

The Exchange of the Peace                                        page 192

We Celebrate The Presence Of Jesus

Offertory Hymn: Jesus Came The Heavens Adoring              #97                                                                                                                                                                                      

Prayer Over The Gifts                                                 page 269

Eucharistic  Prayer 2                                                    page 196

Holy, Holy, Holy

The Lord’s Prayer                                                        page 211

The Breaking of the Bread, sentence  5                         page 212

Agnus Dei

The Communion

Communion Hymn: Wait For The Lord                                         #94

Anthem: Come, My Light – A Krentz Organ

Prayer After Communion                                                     page 269

Doxology and Blessing

Announcements/Birthdays and Anniversaries

Recessional Hymn: O Come, O Come Emmanuel (vs.1-4,7)  #89


Organ Postlude

Sharing In The Ministry of Our Parish Today


Greeters:                 Michelle Adkins, John Langen,

and Alex Adkins-Langen              

Readers:                 Chris Garnett and Jane Baron

Intercessions:         Sue Cherry     

Lay Administrators: Doug Small and Art Brimley

Coffee Hour:           Audrey Graham and Chris Garnett   

Altar Guild:              Mary Wilson, Belma Hull

  and Beulah Rumbolt 




TRINITY’S STEWARDSHIP CAMPAIGN is now in it final week.  Please return your GREEN SHEET as soon as possible!




CONFIRMATION: the Bishop will be with us in February 2011.  If you are interested in being confirmed, please speak with the Rev. Andrea.

There will be a MINI FROSTY’S FAIR in Bender Hall following the 10 a.m. service next Sunday, December 5th.

This year the Sunday School has embarked on a new project to try to give back to our community. The children will be SPONSORING A FAMILY OF FOUR FOR CHRISTMAS.   We will be purchasing all of the groceries for a Christmas dinner and a few small gifts. Sunday school children will be sent home with a list of things that they can contribute and are asked to bring items back to the church.  More details will be available in the coming weeks. If you would like to contribute please contact Sarah Connor Gorber by phone at 613-822-6234 or by email at

The CHILDREN’S PAGEANT is on Sunday, December 12th,  at 10 a.m. followed by the PARISH POT LUCK LUNCH.  Please speak to Jennifer Small if you have any questions about what your child is doing in the pageant.

On Wednesdays in Advent (December 1, 8, 15), Trinity is offering a special series: “AN INTRODUCTION TO CHRISTIAN MEDITATION”.   Retired family therapist Ron Dicks will lead us into an experience of this ancient tradition of contemplative prayer which seeks God in silence and stillness – beyond words, thoughts and images.  Check your November Grapevine, or call the Church Office for more information (613-733-7536).

The CENTRETOWN EMERGENCY FOOD CENTRE needs Kraft dinner, canned soup, tuna and fruit, dry pasta, and bags of all kinds.  Envelopes for financial donations are at the back of the church.

CHANGE FOR CHANGE.  We are hoping to again send a sheep to a World Vision community this Christmas – it might even be Sheila’s.  Last year we aimed for one sheep and raised enough for three!  Please continue to be generous with your change for the World Vision bucket.

ST. MARGARET MARY’S CHRISTMAS BAZAAR, is TODAY, from 12:00 to 2 p.m.  Lunch café, healthy frozen dinners, frozen apple pies, baked goods, preserves, children’s fish pond and activities, silent auction. Funds raised go to support “Out of the Cold”  Sunday suppers.  St. Margaret Mary’s is at Sunnyside and Fairbairn, across from the Old Firehall.

INTRODUCTION TO THE BIBLE: A Library of Books. Sign up for this weekly series from January to April  at St. Margaret Mary’s Church, 7 Fairbairn St. (at Sunnyside).  Led by Pierre LaViolette (graduate in theology from Saint Paul University) to gain a general understanding of the historical, cultural and literary elements that have shaped the Bible For more information or to sign up, contact Pierre LaViolette (
by November 30.

PLEASE JOIN US FOR COFFEE AND FELLOWSHIP after the 10:00 a.m. service, downstairs in Bender Hall.  If you would like to host Coffee Hour, there are still several dates available during December.  Please sign up!

If you have any announcement that didn’t make this week’s bulletin, please let Rev. Andrea know prior to the service and she will ensure that it is read.

This Week at Trinity



Monday, November 29th      

 Morning                 Pastoral care at the General Hospital           

Tuesday, November 30rd  

11:30a.m.- 4 p.m.   CHURCH OFFICE OPEN

Wednesday, December 1st

 9:30 a.m.                      ACW crafts in Bender Hall

11:30 a.m.-4 p.m.   CHURCH OFFICE OPEN

 7:00 p.m.                      Meditation in Advent program begins

                          in the Chapel

Thursday, December 2nd

 10:00 a.m.             Holy Eucharist in the Chapel,

                                followed by bible study

11:30 a.m.- 4p.m.   CHURCH OFFICE OPEN

 Friday, December 3rd

  Evening                Jackman committee meets

Sunday,  December 5th                        2nd Sunday in Advent         8:00 a.m.                 Holy Eucharist

10:00 a.m.              Holy Eucharist with Choir, Church School

Followed by            MINI FROSTY FAIR in Bender Hall