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5th Sunday After Epiphany


1230 Bank St. Ottawa  ON  K1S 3Y3   |    @OttawaTrinity

The Rev. Arran Thorpe

Director of Music: Fabien Tousignant

Worshipping God as disciples of Jesus;

showing love to our neighbours near and far.

5th Sunday after Epiphany

February 9, 2020

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

Prelude: Prelude in G major Op.37 No.2 by Felix Mendelssohn

We Gather As God’s People

The churches of our Diocese stand on the traditional territories of the Algonquin and Mohawk Nations. May we dwell on these lands always with respect and peace.

Opening Hymn: Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise                         #393

Children’s Talk                                                                                           

The Gathering of the Community                                                    page 185

Gloria                                                                                                  Hymn #686                                                                                                             


Kyrie eleison (sung together)

Christe eleison (sung by choir)

Kyrie eleison (sung together)

Collect of the Day

Merciful Lord,
grant to your faithful people pardon and peace,
that we may be cleansed from all our sins
and serve you with a quiet mind;
through Jesus Christ our Lord,
who is alive and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.


We Listen To God’s Word

The First Reading: Isaiah 58:1-9a, (9b-12)                              (O.T. pg.688)

Psalm: 112:1-10                                                                             page 860     

The Second Reading: 1 Corinthians 2:1-12 (13-16)               (N.T. pg. 166 )

Gospel Acclamation (sung together)   

Celebrant:        The Lord be with you

People:           And also with you.

Celebrant:        The Holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ,

according to Matthew 5:13-20                        (N.T. page 4 )

People:           Glory to you, Lord Jesus Christ (sung together)

Celebrant:        The Gospel of Christ.

People:           Praise to you, Lord


Apostles Creed                                                                                (pg. 189)

We Respond to God’s Word                    

Prayers of the People (Adapted from Susan Sayers)
We are commissioned to live so that we shine like lights which direct others on to God, the source of Light.

Leader: Let us pray to the God who has drawn us here today, who loves us, and loves our world. Let us pray for The Parish of the St. Lawrence, The Reverend Patrick Stephens, The Reverend Colin McFarland, The Reverend Deacon Richard Matthias. For all Regional Deans in the Diocese of Ottawa. In our Companion Diocese of Jerusalem, we pray for Christ Church, Nazareth, Israel. We pray for Linda, our Primate, Anne, our Metropolitan, John, our Bishop, and Michael, our assisting Bishop. For Arran, our priest and for all clergy and people and their ministries in the Diocese of Ottawa. (Silence)

People: We pray that there may be a revival of longing for your kingdom to come, and a renewed commitment to working for it; for a desire to live out our faith and worship in our daily lives this week. (Silence)

Leader: Come Holy Spirit:

People: set our hearts on fire.

Leader: We pray that all who have authority and power in our nation and our world may use it for good, upholding and instigating what is right and fair, and listening to the needs of those they represent. May we recognise our responsibility to support and stand up for God’s values. (Silence)

Leader: Come Holy Spirit:

People: set our hearts on fire.

Leader: We pray that within our homes and communities there may be a new awareness of one another’s gifts and needs, more sensitivity and respect in our relationships; may we reverence on another as fellow beings, born of your creative love. (Silence)

Leader: Come Holy Spirit:

People: set our hearts on fire.

Leader: We pray for all who are oppressed, downtrodden or despised; we pray for those who will not eat today and all who live in the degrading circumstances of poverty and powerlessness; we pray for a heart to put injustices right and strive for a fair sharing of resources. At this time, we pray for (insert names) and for those who we name silently or aloud.  (Silence)

Leader: Come Holy Spirit:

People: set our hearts on fire.

Leader: We pray for those whose life expectancy is short, for the babies and children who have died while we have been praying; for all who have come to the end of their earthly life and made that last journey through death; thank you for your welcoming mercy and the promise of eternal life. At this time, we pray for (insert names) and for those who we name silently or aloud.   (Silence)

Leader: Come Holy Spirit:

People: set our hearts on fire.

Leader: We offer you our thanks and praise for the scriptures that remind and inspire us, and for your living Spirit which enables us.

Merciful God,

Accept these prayers for the sake of your Son,

our Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen.

We Celebrate the Presence of Jesus

Offertory Hymn: Come Down, O Love Divine                                      #645

Prayer over the Gifts

God of compassion and forgiveness,

receive our offering this day,

and make us one with him who is our peace,

Jesus Christ our Saviour. Amen

Eucharistic Prayer                                                                                        


Great Amen                   

The Lord’s Prayer                                                                            page 211

The Breaking of the Bread                                                               page 212

Agnus Dei from Missa Aeterna Christi Munera by Palestrina                                                                                                      

The Communion

Anthem: Wohl dem der den Herrn fürchtet from Elijah by Mendelssohn

Wohl dem, der den Herrn fürchtet und auf seinen Wegen geht! Wohl dem, der auf Gottes Wegen geht! Denn Frommen geht das Licht auf in der Finsternis. Den Frommen geht das Licht auf von dem Gnädigen, Barmherzigen und Gerechten.

Blessed are the men who fear Him, they ever walk in the way of peace. Through darkness riseth light, light to the upright. He is gracious, compassionate; he is righteous.

Prayer after Communion

Eternal God,

in you we find peace beyond all telling.

May we who share in this heavenly banquet

be instruments of your peace on earth,

in the name of Jesus Christ the Lord. Amen.

Doxology and Blessing                                                                  page 214

Announcements/Birthdays and Anniversaries

Recessional Hymn:  Take Up Your Cross, the Saviour Said                                                                                                         #431


Postlude: Fugue in G major Op.37 No.2 by Felix Mendelssohn

Sharing in the Ministry of our Parish Today

Greeters: Dick and Jackie Johnston

Readers:   Doreen Barnes and Chris Beall

Intercessions: Joanne McCracken

Hospitality: Yvonne Silverman and Travis DeCook  

Lay Administration: Doreen Barnes and Yvonne Silverman

Altar Guild: Margo Kenney, Clementine Ukeye, Lindsay Whillans

and Eszter Gero


MUSIC AT TRINITY: Please note that there has been a date change for the next Music at Trinity concert.  The Sabayon Quartet will perform on February 29th at 4:30pm and they will present a program of works by Glazunov and Schumann.  Freewill offering.

CHORAL EVENSONG: Join us for Evensong this afternoon at 5:30pm with the Anglican Chorale of Ottawa directed by Matthew Larkin. Works by John Reading and Orlando Gibbons.

LENTEN STUDY BEING DISCIPLES: Essentials of the Christian Life

February 25th – March 31st Tuesday nights 7:00pm – 8:30pm. Basic instruction in Christian discipleship from one of the world’s greatest living theologians “Discipleship,” says Rowan Williams in this companion to his best-selling Being Christian, “is a state of being. Discipleship is about how we live; not just the decisions we make, not just the things we believe, but a state of being. “Having covered Baptism, Bible, Eucharist, and Prayer in Being Christian, Williams turns his attention on in this book to what is required for us to continue following Jesus and growing in faith.

The book has six succinct chapters:

Week 1 Being Disciples

Week 2 Faith, Hope, and Love

Week 3 Forgiveness

Week 4 Holiness

Week 5 Faith in Society

Week 6 Life in the Spirit

In his typically gentle, inviting, pastoral writing style, Williams offers biblically grounded wisdom for Christians at all stages of their journeys as disciples of Jesus.

THIS YEAR’S VESTRY will be held on Sunday, February 23, 2020. It will immediately follow the 10:00 am service. A light ‘pot luck’ lunch will be available to attendees. The 2019 Vestry Report will be available to parishioners on Sunday, February 9th.

PANCAKE SUPPER: Tuesday, February 25th, 2020 is Trinity’s annual Pancake Supper. Volunteers are needed for set up and clean up. Please contact Yvonne Silverman or Judy Richardson

This Week at Trinity

Wednesday, February 12th, 2020

10:00 a.m. – 2 p.m.   CHURCH OFFICE OPEN

10:00 a.m. – 2 p.m.   ACW

12:00 p.m. – 1 p.m.    Brown Bag Lunch and Bible Study

Thursday, February 13th, 2020                                                                                                                   

7:30p.m. 9 p.m.    Trinity Choir practice

Friday, February 14th, 2020

10:00 a.m. – 2 p.m.   CHURCH OFFICE OPEN

Sunday, February 16th, 2020– Sixth Sunday of Epiphany

Readings:  Deuteronomy 30:15-20; Psalm 119:1-8; 1 Corinthians 3:1-9; Matthew 5:21-37

Readers for February 16th, 2020: Hildegard Nicol and Mary Sean Burgham

Intercessions: Sue Taylor