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Advent I: Hope December 3rd, 2017 

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Advent I: Hope December 3rd, 2017 


  Trinity Ottawa

1230 Bank St. Ottawa  ON  K1S 3Y3 

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Incumbent: The Rev. Arran Thorpe 

Director of Music: Fabien Tousignant 


Worshiping God as disciples of Jesus; 

showing love to our neighbours near and far. 


Advent I: Hope

December 3rd, 2017 

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


Prelude: Nun komm der Heiden Heiland BWV 659 -?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 always dwell on these lands with respect and peace.?  


Opening Hymn:? Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus  #88 


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 soonOriginal work shared by the Rev Rhonda Waters *the absolution is from the New Zealand Prayer book 


The Collect of the Day 

God of unbroken weakness,
you scorn our lust for power.
Keep us faithful to Jesus Christ,
crucified and victorious,
in whose authority we dare to speak your truth,
even in the face of injustice and death. Amen. 

Propers Working Group (2016)  

We Listen To God’s Word 

The First Reading: Isaiah 64:1-9      (O.T. pg.  ) 

Psalm 80:1-7, 16-18(sung by choir)  

The Second Reading: 1 Corinthians 1:3-9      (N.T. pg.) 

Gradual Hymn: Word of God, Come Down on Earth  #446 


Celebrant:The Lord be with you 

People:And also with you. 

Celebrant: The Holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ, 

according to Mark 13:24-37 (N.T.  ) 

People:Glory to you, Lord Jesus Christ… 

Celebrant: The Gospel of Christ. 

People:Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ. 


We Respond to God’s Word 

The Apostles Creed      page 189 

Prayers of the People (adapted from Susan Sayers) 

This Jesus, dying by crucifixion between criminals, is the anointed King of all creation in whom all things are reconciled. 

Leader: Through Jesus, our King, let us pray.  In our Diocesan Calendar of Prayer, we pray today for St. Matthew’s, Ottawa, and the Rev. Gregor Sneddon.  For the members of the Licensed Lay Readers Association and their warden, the Rev. Canon David Andrew. For all young people who have been affected by suicide, addiction, and self-harm.  We pray for John, our bishop, Arran, our priest, and Allan, our honorary assistant. We pray for all clergy and people. 

People: As we celebrate Jesus, the head of the Church body, we pray for all the members with their various gifts and ministries; we pray that even our weaknesses can be used to your glory for the good of the world. (Silence) 

Leader: Christ is the image: 

People: of the invisible God we worship. 

Leader: May all monarchs and heads of state be led in ways of truth and righteousness, and recognise with humility that they are called to serve. We pray for all shepherds, rescue teams and trouble-shooters; for all who work to recover the lost. (Silence) 

Leader: Christ is the image: 

People: of the invisible God we worship. 

Leader: May we reach out to one another with greater love and better understanding; we pray for our homes, our relatives, our neighbours, and our friends, particularly those who do not yet realise the extent of your love for them. (Silence) 

Leader: Christ is the image: 

People: of the invisible God we worship. 

Leader: May those who have been scattered far from their homes and loved ones be enabled to live again in peace and happiness; may the bitter and resentful find hope again and the confused find new direction. At this time, we pray for (insert names) and those we name silently or aloud. (Silence) 

Leader: Christ is the image: 

People: of the invisible God we worship. 

Leader: May the dying know your closeness, and those who mourn their loved ones know for certain that your kingdom stretches across both sides of death. At this time, we pray for (insert names) and those we name silently or aloud. (Silence) 

Leader: Christ is the image: 

People: of the invisible God we worship. 

Leader: Our hearts are filled with thanksgiving as we realise again the extraordinary extent of your love for us. 

Leader: Merciful God, 

People: accept these prayers in the name of your Son, our Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen. 


The Exchange of the Peace page 192 

We Celebrate the Presence of Jesus 

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


Prayer over the Gifts               

God of mercy and grace,
the eyes shall wait upon you,
and open your hand in blessing.
Fill us with good things at your table,
so that we may come to the help of all in need,
through Jesus Christ, our redeemer and Lord. Amen.
Evangelical Lutheran Worship (2006) alt. 

Sanctus       #735 

Eucharistic Prayer 

The Lord’s Prayer      page 211 

The Breaking of the Bread               page 287 

Agnus Dei                                                   #747 

The Communion 

Anthem: Adam Lay Ybounden by Boris Ord 


Adam lay ybounden, Bounden in a bond; Four thousand winter, Thought he not too long.  And all was for an apple, An apple that he took, As clerkes finden, Written in their book.  Ne had the apple taken been, The apple taken been, Ne had never our lady, Abeen heaven-é queen.  Blessed be the time That apple taken was, Therefore we moun singen. Deo gratias!  



Prayer after Communion 

God of abundance,
with this bread of life and cup of salvation
you have united us with Christ,
making us one with all your people.
Now send us forth in the power of your Spirit,
so that we may proclaim your redeeming love to the world
and continue forever in the risen life of Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.Evangelical Lutheran Worship (2006)      

Doxology and Blessing 

Announcements/Birthdays and Anniversaries 

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




Postlude: Nun komm der Heiden Heiland BWV 661 -?J.S Bach? 

Sharing in the Ministry of our Parish Today 




Lay Administrators: 

Altar Guild: 





Musical Insight:  Today’s prelude, postlude and recessional hymn all share the same musical theme.  Johann Sebastian Bach used the chorale Nun komm der Heiden Heiland, which translates into English as Come Thou Redeemer of the Earth, and arranged in many different ways. Martin Luther adapted the chorale from the latin plainchant Veni Redemptor Gentium which was sung during Advent.  Bach must of have found that chorale melody particularly inspiring since he made several arrangements of it including 2 cantatas(BWV 61 and 62), 4 organ chorales (BWV 659, 660, 661 and 599) and the harmonization of today’s recessional hymn.  Cantata BWV 61 was first performed on December 2nd 1714 for the 1st Sunday of Advent.  Cantata BWV61 will be performed next Wednesday December 6th at Southminster United Church at noon.  The word Maranatha is an Aramaic word that means “Come Lord”.   




MUSIC AT TRINITYOur next concert will be on December 16th 2017 at 4:30pm.  Sounds of the Season will get you in the spirit of Christmas with the Maria Knapik Singers. Freewill offering. 


THE CAPITAL VOICES: It’s our debut of this new vocal lineup, and we couldn’t be more pleased to share it with you! Our toast to the season focuses on December’s cold and warmth, light and darkness, moon and stars, goodwill towards each other, and a touch of romance. Drawing material from Gordon Lightfoot, William Shakespeare, Hoagy Carmichael, Robert Frost, Bill Evans, The Zombies, and more, The Capital Voices offer you their best musical wishes for this most wonderful time of the year. December 9th 2017 at 7:30pm at Trinity.  Tickets are 21$ 


ADVENT CAROL SERVICE: On December 10th 2017 at 6pm, the Caelis Academy Ensemble directed by Matthew Larkin will offer a selection of lessons and carols for the time of Advent. 


This Week at Trinity 


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


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

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


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

7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.  Choir Practice 

Sunday, December 10th    Advent IIPEACE Bishop John in attendance 

10 a.m.Holy Eucharist with Choir and Church School 

Readings:Isaiah 40:1-11, Psalm 85:1-2, 8-13, 2 Peter 3:8-15a,  

Mark 1:1-8