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Advent 1: Hope


Trinity Anglican Church

1230 Bank St. Ottawa  ON  K1S 3Y3

613-733-7536   |   |    @OttawaTrinity

The Rev. Arran Thorpe

Director of Music: Fabien Tousignant


Worshipping God as disciples of Jesus;

showing love to our neighbours near and far.

Advent I: Hope

December 2, 2018

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


Prelude: Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland BWV659 by J.S. Bach

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: Come, Thou Long-expected Jesus                           #88

Children’s Talk                                                                                           

The Gathering of the Community                                                    page 185


Advent 1

Holy God, you promise that love is stronger than hate.

Light the first candle.

God of love, help us to trust your promise. Forgive us when we fail to love you and our neighbours. Forgive us when we fail to love your creation. Heal our hardness of heart and prepare us to live in Christ’s kingdom.

God forgives you. Forgive others; forgive yourself. Take hold of this forgiveness and enter into the life of Christ. Lord Jesus, come soon. Original work shared by the Rev Rhonda Waters *the absolution is from the New Zealand Prayer book

The Collect of the Day

God of justice and peace,

From the heavens you rain down mercy and kindness.

Raise our heads in expectation,

So that we may yearn for the coming day of the Lord

And stand without blame before your Son, Jesus Christ,

Who lives and reigns for ever and ever. Amen.

Revised Common Lectionary Prayers (2002) alt.


We Listen To God’s Word

The First Reading:  Jeremiah 33: 14-16                              page 738                           

Psalm: 25: 1-9 (sung by choir)                                                               page 733

The Second Reading: Thessalonians 3: 9-13                  (N.T. pg.204)


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 Luke 21: 25-36                  (N.T. page 85)


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

Celebrant:        The Gospel of Christ.

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


Apostles Creed                                                                                 (pg. 189)


We Respond to God’s Word


Prayers of the People (Adapted from Susan Sayers)
The gathered hopes of generations remind us to get ourselves ready, so that Christ’s return will be a day of excitement and great joy.

Leader:  As we think about the fulfilment of all things today, let us speak with the God of our making. Let us pray for Emmanuel, Arnprior. The Reverend Cathy McCaig. For St. Luke’s Table, (one of our Diocesan Community Ministries) Rachel Robinson, Executive Director. For the chaplain to the Ottawa Police Service, The Reverend Canon Robert Heard. In our Companion Diocese, The Diocese of Jerusalem, we pray for Emmanuel Church, Ramleh, Israel. For the ordination to the Priesthood of The Reverend Alana McCord & The Reverend Colin McFarland. We pray for Fred, our Primate, Anne, our Metropolitan, John, our Bishop, and Michael Bird, our assisting Bishop. For Arran, our priest and for all clergy and people and their ministries in the Diocese of Ottawa.

People: We pray we will all be ready to meet God face to face, whenever that will be. (Silence)

Leader: Lord, show us how to live:

People: and give us the courage to go forward.

Leader: We pray that all who lead and advise may be led and advised by you, so that our decisions are in line with your compassion. (Silence)

Leader: Lord, show us how to live:

People: and give us the courage to go forward.

Leader: We pray that our families and neighbours may be brought into contact with the one true, living God and know his affection for them. (Silence)

Leader: Lord, show us how to live:

People: and give us the courage to go forward.

Leader: We pray that those hurt by injustice may know your support, and that the frail and timid may know your encouragement and reassurance. At this time, we pray for (insert names) and for those who we name silently or aloud.  (Silence)

Leader: Lord, show us how to live:

People: and give us the courage to go forward.

Leader: We pray that those moving into eternity through the gate of death may be welcomed, and their grieving loved ones comforted. At this time, we pray for (insert names) and for those who we name silently or aloud.  (Silence)

Leader: Lord, show us how to live:

People: and give us the courage to go forward.

Leader: We look with hope to the fulfilment of all you have done, and offer your our thanks and praise for all your love.

Leader: Merciful God,
Accept these prayers for the sake of your Son, our Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen.

Confession and Absolution                                                              page 191

The Exchange of the Peace                                                             page 192

We Celebrate the Presence of Jesus

Offertory Hymn: How the World Longs for Your Birth                        #90

Prayer over the Gifts

God of reconciliation and forgiveness,

the saving work of Christ has made our peace with you.

May that work grow toward its perfection

In all we offer you this day.

We ask this in his name. Amen


Eucharistic Prayer

The Lord’s Prayer                                                                             page 211

The Breaking of the Bread                                                               page 287

 Agnus Dei

The Communion


Anthem: There is no rose of such virtue by John Joubert


There is no rose of such virtue as is the rose that bare Jesu: Alleluia.

For in this rose contained was Heav’n and earth in little space: Res miranda.

By that rose we may sell see there be one god in Persons Three: Paresforma.

Then leave we all this worldly mirth and follow we this joyous birth: Transeamus.  


Prayer after Communion


Holy and blessed God,

as you give us the body and blood of your Son,

guide us with your Holy Spirit,

that we may honour you not only with our lips

but also in our lives.

This we ask in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord.

Doxology and Blessing

Announcements/Birthdays and Anniversaries

Recessional Hymn: Lo, He Comes with Clouds Descending          #114


Postlude: Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland BWV661 by J.S. Bach

 Sharing in the Ministry of our Parish Today

Greeter:  Mary Wilson

Readers: Judy Chamberland and Chris Garnet

Intercessions: Mary Sean Burgham

Hospitality: Lorna Feehan and Lindsay Whillans      

Lay Administration: Doreen Barnes and Robert Taylor

Altar Guild: Brenda Small, Joanne McCracken, Yvonne Silverman

and Sue Taylor


MUSIC AT TRINITY: The next Music at Trinity will be on December 15th 2018 at 4:30pm featuring Fabien Tousignant in recital on the new Steinway.  Freewill offering.

EVENSONGS: This fall we will have Evensongs on Sundays at 5:30pm starting October 28th 2018 until December 9th 2018.  This afternoon’s Evensong will feature the Trinity Anglican Church Choir directed by Fabien Tousignant.

CORNERSTONE CHRISTMAS GIFTS:shopping bag has been placed at the back of the church for items needed for women living at Cornerstone. Your small gift can mean a lot for women with so little who are trying to improve their lives. The following items are a constant need during the winter months:  hats, mitts, face and cream, Chapstick, and socks. Special gift items for Christmastime include: $5 or $10 gift cards for: grocery stores, pharmacies, Tim Hortons, Etc., as well as hygiene products, water bottles, and chocolate, candy, cookies and stationery items such as journals writing paper, pens, and markers. Items do not need to be gift-wrapped. Your generosity will be greatly appreciated. Thank you for sharing your blessings with the women of Cornerstone.

SAVE THE DATE: Trinity’s Annual Christmas Pageant and Potluck with be Sunday, December 16th during the 10:00am church service. Potluck Sign-up Sheet in Bender Hall.

CHRISTMAS WITH CAELIS: Join CAELIS ACADEMY ENSEMBLE for an offering of carols, readings and songs. With Caroline Leonardelli, harp and Fabien Tousignant, organ. Directed by Matthew Larkin. Sunday, December 9, 2018 at 3:00pm | Christmas Tea. Limited tickets available $15 at

ONLINE GIVING: Just a reminder that there will be a chance to explore online giving after church today.  The latest Anglican Journal article ‘Managing Church Giving in an age of electronic money’ quotes the rector of one church: “It made a world of difference to us in terms of financial planning, budgeting…this radically changed everything for us.”



This Week at Trinity

Tuesday, December 4, 2018                                             

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

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

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, December 6, 2018                                                                                                            

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

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

Sunday, December 9, 2018-Second Sunday of Advent

Readings: Baruch 5: 1-9, Canticle 19, Philippians 1: 3-11, Luke 3: 1-6