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4th Sunday In Advent, December 19th, 2010

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4th Sunday In Advent, December 19th, 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: Lisa MacGillivray


Worshiping God as disciples of Jesus;

showing love to our neighbours near and far.

4th Sunday in Advent

December 19th, 2010

8:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist

10:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist with Choir


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: Hark A Herald Voice Is Sounding                     #108

Cherub Choir:  Light One Candle – N. Sleeth     

The Gathering of the Community                                 page 185

Glory to God                                                                       #702

The Collect of the Day                                                   page 272

We Listen To God’s Word

The First Reading:  Isaiah 7:10-16                              (O.T. page 636) 

Psalm 80:1-7, 16-18   (sung by the choir)                        page 812              

The Second Reading:  Romans 1:1-7                    (N.T. page 152)

Gradual Hymn:  Of Eternal Love Begotten     (vs.1&2)         #132

Celebrant: The Lord be with you

People:   And also with you.

Celebrant:The Holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ,

               according to Matthew 1:18-25                    (N.T. page 1)

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&4)






We Respond to God’s Word


The Apostles’ Creed                                                            page 189

The Prayers of the People

Leader:    Mary, the mother of Christ, is a sign to the church of faithful obedience to the will of God. As we come to the commemoration of the birth of Christ,

People:   Let us pray that we, like Mary, hear God’s word and respond in obedient faith to the coming of Christ.

Leader:    Let us pray for the Church throughout the world; in our own diocese, for the parish of St. John the Baptist, Richmond; for the Diocesan Faith, Worship and Ministry Commission; in our companion Diocese of Pelotas, we remember the Pastoral Alternative Medicine and Food Security Program outreach ministries.   For John our bishop, for all bishops, for Andrea our Priest and for all the clergy and people.

People:   Let us pray for the church, that every baptized member may manifest Christ in the world.

Leader:    Let us pray for the leaders of government in every nation, that they may have wisdom to choose what serves the common good.

People:   Let us pray for all who are in need, remembering all who are sick, the elderly, those who are alone, and all who minister to them.

Leader:    Within our Parish we pray for the sick and the suffering, especially (insert names), and for those we name silently or aloud (silence), that we all may be strengthened by the presence of Christ as the sign of God’s love.

People:   Let us pray for those with whom we share our daily lives, our families, friends and neighbours, and those with whom we work and play, that we may all be strengthened and sustained by God’s presence with us.

Leader:    We remember those who have died, especially (insert names), and for those we name silently or aloud (silence), that they may rest in peace.

People:   May we wait in hope for the promise of resurrection with them.

Leader:    Hasten, O God, the coming of your dominion.

People:   Come to us in Christ, that we who live by faith in this world may see our faith confirmed in the world to come, through our risen Christ. Amen.

Confession and Absolution                                          page 191

The Exchange of the Peace                                        page 192

We Celebrate The Presence Of Jesus

Offertory Hymn: Comfort, Comfort, Ye My People               #100                                                                                                                                                                                    

Prayer Over The Gifts                                                 page 272

Eucharistic  Prayer 1                                                    page 193

Sanctus                                                                              #735

The Lord’s Prayer                                                        page 211

The Breaking of the Bread, sentence  5                         page 212

Agnus Dei                                                                           #747

The Communion and Annointing

Communion Hymn: Creator Of The Stars Of Night            #100

Anthem: Carol Of The Bells – Leontovich

Prayer After Communion                                                     page 272

Doxology and Blessing

Announcements/Birthdays and Anniversaries

Recessional Hymn:O Come, O Come, Emmanuel (vs. 1,5-7)#89


Organ Postlude


Sharing In The Ministry of Our Parish Today


Greeters:                 Art and Phyllis Brimley

Readers:                 David Wilson and Kelly Hanson

Intercessions:         Jeremy Plaunt

Lay Administrators: Sue Taylor and Judy Richardson

Coffee Hour:           Jody Wilson and Eli MacLaren  

Altar Guild:              Mary Wilson, Belma Hull

  and Beulah Rumbolt   




MEMORIAL FLOWERS – Anyone wishing to give a donation or memorial gift towards the Christmas flowers in the church is asked to do so TODAY (last chance)so that the names of those to be remembered will appear in the Christmas bulletins. Please look through the list of names of those to be remembered.  Indicate whether adding new names, repeating/changing last year’s names as printed or deleting names from the list. Envelopes are available at the back of the Church for your donation, and may be placed on the offering plate.


TRINITY WINDOWS CHRISTMAS CARDS: get your cards today at coffee time.

2011 CHURCH ENVELOPE BOXES. Please pick up your’s from trays at back of church. If you do not find a box with your name on it and want envelopes, please use the sign-up sheet that is with the trays. Please also consider using PAR.

Songmen Six present:SING WE CHRISTMAS: AN EVENING OF CAROLS, TALES OF CHRISTMAS, AND SING ALONG, at Southminister United Church, on Tuesday, December 21st, 7:00 pm  Special guest performers include Julie Nesrallah, Matthew Larkin, David Thies-Thompson, and the  Rev’d Canon Catherine Ascah.  Tickets are available at Leading Note and Compact Music stores – $20 adults / $15 senior & student / under 12 free. 

CARLETON PAUSE TABLE – Tomorrow, Trinity is partnering with St. Mark’s Anglican Church to offer refreshments to Carleton students undergoing exams.    Please leave those baked items you signed up for at the back of the church.  Cash donations are also welcome to purchase extra items, drinks, yogurt, etc.

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

Thanks to your generosity with your change for the World Vision bucket, we are sending TWO SHEEP TO A WORLD VISION COMMUNITY this year.

PLEASE JOIN US FOR COFFEE AND FELLOWSHIP after the 10:00 a.m. service, downstairs in Bender Hall.


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, December 20th      

 Morning                 Pastoral care at the General Hospital           

Tuesday, December 21st  

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

Wednesday, December 22nd  

10:00 a.m.              Rev. Andrea at Colonel By Retirement Home

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

Thursday, December 23rd   

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

                                followed by bible study

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

 Friday, December 24th                                      Christmas Eve

 4:00 p.m.                      Family Service, Holy Eucharist

10:00 p.m.              Candlelit Choral Eucharist            

Sunday,  December 26th                               1st After Christmas           

10:00 a.m.              Holy Eucharist and Carol Sing