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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 II Peace

December 8th, 2019

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

Prelude: Es ist ein Ros’ entsprungen by Johannes Brahms

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: There’s a Voice in the Wilderness                           #106

Advent 2

Celebrant: Holy God, you promise that love is stronger than hate and that hope is stronger than fear.

Light two candles.

People: God of hope, help us to trust your promise. Forgive us when we give in to fear and turn away from you and the work you have called us to do. Heal our cowardice and prepare us to live in Christ’s kingdom.

Celebrant: God forgives you. Forgive others; forgive yourself. Take hold of this forgiveness and enter into the life of Christ.

People: Lord Jesus, come soon.

The Gathering of the Community                                                                             page 185


Kyrie eleison (sung together)

Christe eleison (sung by choir)

Kyrie eleison (sung together)

Collect of the Day

Almighty God,
who sent your servant John the Baptist
to prepare your people to welcome the Messiah,
inspire us, the ministers and stewards of your truth,
to turn our disobedient hearts to you,
that when the Christ shall come again to be our judge,
we may stand with confidence before his glory;
who is alive and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever. Amen.

We Listen To God’s Word

The First Reading: Isaiah 11:1-10;                                           (O.T. pg.640)

Psalm 72: 1-7, 18-19                                                                      page 797  

The Second Reading:Romans 15: 4-13                                  (N.T. pg.163)

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 3: 1-12                   (N.T. page 2)

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)
Get the road ready for the Lord!

Leader:  Our God is always ready to hear our prayers. Let us be still, and pray to him now for the Anglican Social Services – Centre 454, (one of our Diocesan Community Ministries), Darren Graham, Executive Director. We pray for Hospital and Nursing home ministries. In our Companion Diocese, The Diocese of Jerusalem, we pray for The Virgin Mary Episcopal Church, Irbid, Jordan. 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: Heavenly God, we thank you for all those who remind us to be kind and loving by their words and example. We pray that as a church we may get ready to welcome you and put right whatever blocks us from your love. (Silence)

Leader: Come to us, Lord:

People: we know our need of you.

Leader: We pray that the lines of communication between people and nations may be kept open, respected and honoured, and that where communication has broken down there may be a new desire for healing. (Silence)

Leader: Come to us, Lord:

People: we know our need of you.

Leader: Heavenly God, we pray for all those making and repairing roads, travelling on them and stuck in traffic jams; we pray for the towns and villages linked by roads, for a public transport system that protects the environment, and serves the community. (Silence)

Leader: Come to us, Lord:

People: we know our need of you.

Leader: We pray for those we see and talk to every day or every week; for those we often argue with or misunderstand; for those who brighten our lives and make us smile; for a greater thankfulness and appreciation for those we usually take for granted. (Silence)

Leader: Come to us Lord:

People: we know our need of you.

Leader: We pray for those we have hurt or upset; for those who feel isolated and alone; for the ill, the frail, the stressed and the bitter.  At this time, we pray for (insert names) and for those who we name silently or aloud. (Silence)

Leader: Come to us Lord:

People: we know our need of you.

Leader: We pray for the dying and those who have died to this earthly life. May they know the eternal peace of your heaven and may those who miss them be comforted. At this time, we pray for (insert names) and for those who we name silently or aloud.  (Silence)

Leader: Come to us Lord:

People: we know our need of you.

Leader: Heavenly God, we thank you for helping us to get ourselves ready to receive you. Merciful God,
Accept these prayers for the sake of your Son, our Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen.

We Celebrate the Presence of Jesus

Offertory Hymn: Jesus Came, the Heavens Adoring                            #97

Prayer over the Gifts                                                                       

God our strength, we are nothing without you.
Receive all we offer you this day as you sustain us with your mercy;
in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Eucharistic Prayer                                                                                        


Great Amen                   

The Lord’s Prayer                                                                            page 211

The Breaking of the Bread                                                               page 287

Agnus Dei from Communion Service in E by Harold Darke                                                                                                             

The Communion

Anthem: Es ist ein Ros’ entsprungen by Donald Cashmore

Es ist ein Ros entsprungen, aus einer Wurzel zart, wie uns die Alten sungen, von Jesse kam die Art und hat ein Blümlein bracht mitten im kalten Winter, wohl zu der halben Nacht.  Das Röslein, das ich meine, davon Isaias sagt, hat uns gebracht alleine Marie, die reine Magd : aus Gottes ew’gem Rat hat sie ein Kind geboren wohl zu der halben Nacht. Das Blümelein, so kleine, das duftet uns so süß, mit seinem hellen Scheine vertreibt’s die Finsternis. Wahr Mensch und wahrer Gott, hilft uns aus allem Leide, rettet von Sünd und Tod.

Lo, how a rose e’er blooming, from tender stem hath sprung. Of Jesse’s lineage coming, as men of old have sung; it came, a flow’ret bright, amid the cold of winter, when half spent was the night. Isaiah ’twas foretold it, the Rose I have in mind, with Mary we behold it, the virgin mother kind; to show God’s love aright, she bore to men a Savior, when half spent was the night. O Flower, whose fragrance tender with sweetness fills the air, dispel with glorious splendour the darkness everywhere; true man, yet very God, from Sin and death now save us, and share our every load.

Prayer after Communion              

Faithful God,
we thank you for feeding us with this heavenly banquet.
Help us always to hear the prophet’s call
to turn our hearts to you;
in the name of Jesus Christ the Lord. Amen.

Doxology and Blessing                                                  page 214

Announcements/Birthdays and Anniversaries

Recessional Hymn: Hark, a Herald Voice is Sounding                                                                                                 #108


Postlude: Wachet auf ruft uns die Stimme BWV645 by J.S. Bach

Sharing in the Ministry of our Parish Today

Greeter: Audrey Graham

Readers: Tara Dentry and Max Karikera

Intercessions: Chris Garnett

Hospitality: Yvonne Silverman and Judy Richardson 

Lay Administration: Bob Taylor and Hildegard Nicol

Altar Guild: Mary Wilson, Beulah Rumbolt, Simon McInnes

and Lorna Feehan   


ADVENT STUDY POSTPONED: The Advent book study has been postponed as the books order at the start of November are still on back order.  A six-week study will begin in January hopefully the books will have arrived by then.  The proposed format will be evening sessions as well as daytime sessions as to allow the most amount of people to attend.  The book for discussion will be Rowan Williams:  Being Disciples: Essentials of the Christian Life. 


Advent and Christmas Wisdom from Henri J.M. Nouwen: Daily Scripture and Prayers together with Nouwen’s Own Words is available to purchase for 17.50 a copy please speak to Reverend Arran if interested.

MUSICAL OFFERING: On December 8th at 4pm, Hypatia’s Voice will present an offering of seasonal music.  Freewill offering. 

A MESSAGE ABOUT YOUR DONATIONS: Thank you for your generosity both in the Advent special appeal and throughout the year.  We know that many of you traditionally give an additional donation to the church act the year’s end and of course such donations are welcomed and put to good use. We remind you that to receive a tax receipt for 2019 donations must be received by December 31.Several methods of donating are now in use. In the New Year we will be looking at a simpler method for you and for our treasurers.  If you use envelopes now please see Sue Taylor so we can update our list and explain some changes.

CHURCH CALENDARS are available for sale. The Calendars are $5.00 each. Please contact Mary Wilson at 613-521-7788 if you are interested in purchasing a calendar.

A CLASSIC CHRISTMAS: Join us at Trinity for an afternoon of classic Christmas carols with the Glebelles on December 14th at 4:30pm. Admission by donation. 

CHRISTMAS WITH CAELIS: On December 22nd at 4 pm join Caelis Academy Ensemble and Matthew Larkin for Christmas with Caelis.  Freewill offering.

This Week at Trinity

Wednesday, December 11h, 2019 

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 12h, 2019                                                                    

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

Friday, December 13th, 2019 

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

Sunday, December 15th, 2019 – Third Sunday of Advent

Readings: Isaiah 35:1-10; Psalm 146:4-9; James 5:7-10; Matthew 11:2-11