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Advent 2 Peace


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 II: Peace

December 9, 2018

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

 Prelude: Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme BWV645 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:  On Jordan’s Bank, the Baptist’s Cry                      #103

Children’s Talk                                                                                           


Advent 2

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

Light two candles.

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.

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 mercy,

May the radiance of your redeeming love rise in our hearts,

Lighting the way from the shadow of darkness

And guiding our feet into the way of peace. Amen.

FWM Proposed Prayers (2004) alt.

 We Listen To God’s Word

The First Reading:  Baruch 5: 1-9                                                               

Canticle 19 Song of Zechariah                                                                 page 88

The Second Reading: Philippians 1: 3-11                         (N.T. pg.196)


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 3: 1-6                    (N.T. page 60)


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)
It had been prophesied that there would be a messenger to prepare the way for the coming of the Messiah. Now John the Baptist appears with his urgent message of repentance.

Leader:  We know that God is here with us, and hears what is in our thoughts and in our hearts. Let us pray for the Anglican Social Services – Centre 454, (one of our Diocesan Community Ministries) Jennifer Crawford, 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: So we pray for all who claim to be Christians all over the world. We ask for a real longing for God in our lives; a longing that is not satisfied by anything else. (Silence)

Leader: Holy God:

People: we want to know you better.

Leader: We pray for the different countries and those with power and influence. We pray for honesty, justice and integrity. (Silence)

Leader: Holy God:

People: we want to know you better.

Leader: We pray for those we love and those we find it hard to relate to. We pray for more love and forgiveness. (Silence)

Leader: Holy God:

People: we want to know you better.

Leader: We pray for those in pain and those imprisoned by addiction. We pray for healing, wholeness and freedom. At this time, we pray for (insert names) and for those who we name silently or aloud.  (Silence)

Leader: Holy God:

People: we want to know you better.

Leader: We pray for those who have died and now see you face to face. We pray for those who miss them here.  At this time, we pray for (insert names) and for those who we name silently or aloud. (Silence)

Leader: Holy God:

People: we want to know you better.

Leader: We thank you for showing us what needs putting right, and for forgiving us all that is past. 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: There’s a Voice in the Wilderness                          #106

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:  The Record of John by Orlando Gibbons

Soloist: Tara Dentry

 This is the record of John, when the Jews sent priests and Levites from Jerusalem to ask him, Who art thou? And he confessed, and denied not, and said plainly, I am not the Christ. And they asked him, What art thou then? Art thou Elias? And he said, I am not. Art thou that Prophet? And he answered, No. Then said they unto him, What art thou? that we may give an answer unto them that sent us. What say’st thou of thyself? And he said, I am the voice of him that crieth in the wilderness, make straight the way of the Lord.

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.

Doxology and Blessing

Announcements/Birthdays and Anniversaries

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


Postlude: Magnificat primi toni BuxWV203 by Dietrich Buxtehude


Sharing in the Ministry of our Parish Today

Greeter:  Judy Chamberland

Readers: Sue Taylor and Doreen Barnes

Intercessions: Carrol Robb

Hospitality: Judy Richardson      

Lay Administration: Yvonne Silverman and Sue Taylor

Altar Guild: Brenda Small, Joanne McCracken, Yvonne Silverman

and Sue Taylor


Preparing for Christmas: Daily Meditations for Advent

This year’s advent study is a personal one.  Advent is a time to focus our expectation and anticipation on “the adult Christ, the Cosmic Christ,” who challenges us to empty ourselves, to lose ourselves, to surrender. Preparin3g for Christmas offers daily meditations, prayers, Scripture readings, and questions for reflection for each day of Advent. Copies are available and a suggested donation of $12.50 to help cover the cost of the book is appreciated.


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.


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

ENABLING CONNECTIONS:  We are collecting unused greeting cards (for Christmas or other occasions), notepads and 2019 calendars, such as those sent by various charities, to be shared between Cornerstone and patients at StVincent’s Hospital.  A donation box will be placed at the back of the church. For further information, please speak with Lindsay Whillans.

This Week at Trinity

Tuesday, December 11, 2018                                           

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

Wednesday, December 12, 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 13, 2018                                                                                                                   

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

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

Sunday, December 16, 2018-Third Sunday of Advent

Readings: Zephaniah 3: 14-20, Canticle 3, Philippians 4:4-7, Luke 3: 7-18