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Ascension of the Lord May 13, 2018

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Ascension of the Lord May 13, 2018








1230 Bank St. Ottawa  ON  K1S 3Y3

613-733-7536   |   |    @OttawaTrinity


The Rev. Arran Thorpe

Rector’s Warden: Heather Maclachlan

Director of Music: Fabien Tousignant


Worshiping God as disciples of Jesus;

showing love to our neighbours near and far.


Ascension of the Lord

May 13, 2018

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


Prelude: Adagio from Symphony No.2 by Charles-Marie Widor


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: O Worship the King                                                     #380

The Gathering of the Community                                                                                 page 185


Gloria                                                                                                        #686

Kyrie                                                                                                      #705


Collect of the Day

Holy God,

send your promised Spirit of revelation and wisdom,

so that, in the blessed freedom of hope,

we may witness to the grace of forgiveness

and sing with joy to the One who makes us one. Amen.

Revised Common Lectionary Prayers (2002) alt.  


We Listen To God’s Word


The First Reading:  Acts 1: 1-11                                                 (N.T. pg. 118)

Psalm 93 (sung by choir)                                                                   page 830

The Second Reading:  Ephesians 1: 15-23                                  (N.T. pg.192)

Gradual Hymn: God, My Hope on You is Founded                              #529

Celebrant:         The Lord be with you

People:           And also with you.

Celebrant:        The Holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ,

according to Luke 24: 44-53                               (N.T. page 91)

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


Prayers of the People (Adapted from Susan Sayers)
Having bought back our freedom with the giving of his life, Jesus enters into the full glory to which he is entitled.

Leader: Rejoicing that Jesus has ascended into the heavens, let us pray in confidence to God. Let us pray for the Church of the Ascension, Ottawa, The Reverend Rhonda Waters, Julian of Norwich, The Reverend Deacon Elizabeth December, and all who minister there. For all Church Musicians serving in the Diocese of Ottawa. We pray for John, our bishop, Arran, our priest. We pray for all clergy and people and their ministries in the Diocese of Ottawa.

People: We pray in thankfulness for those who introduced us to Jesus and who help us along our spiritual journey. We pray for one another in this church and for all Christians, young and old throughout the world. (Silence)

Leader: Let the kingdom come:

People: let your kingdom come.

Leader: We pray with longing for the world to be governed in accordance with your law of love; that all your creation may be reverenced and treated with respect. (Silence)

Leader: Let the kingdom come.

People: let your kingdom come.

Leader: We pray with concern for all the homes, schools and places of work in this community; rejoicing in all that is of you, and asking your healing forgiveness wherever there is discord or bitterness. (Silence)

Leader: Let the kingdom come:

People: let your kingdom come.

Leader: We pray with hope for the healing and restoration to wholeness of all who are ill or troubled, damaged or depressed. At this time, we pray for (insert names) and for those who we name silently or aloud.  (Silence)

Leader: Let the kingdom come:

People: let your kingdom come.

Leader: We pray with confidence for those who have come to the end of their earthly lives, that they may be given merciful judgement and welcomed into the glory of heaven. At this time, we pray for (insert names) and for those who we name silently or aloud.  (Silence)

Leader: We pray with joy as we celebrate Jesus entering the glory he so richly deserves, and look expectantly towards his second coming.

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

We Celebrate the Presence of Jesus

Offertory Hymn: Lord, Enthroned in Heavenly Splendour                   #84

Prayer over the Gifts

God of all creation,
all you have made is good,
and your love endures forever.
You bring forth bread from the earth
and fruit from the vine.
Nourish us with these gifts,
so that we might be for the world
signs of your gracious presence in Jesus Christ,
our Saviour 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: If Ye Love Me by Thomas Tallis

If ye love me, keep my commandments,

and I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another comforter,

that he may ‘bide with you forever, e’en the spirit of truth.


Prayer after Communion


We give you thanks, almighty God,
that you have refreshed us
through the healing power of this gift of life.
In your mercy, strengthen us through this gift,
in faith toward you and in fervent love toward one another;
for the sake of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Evangelical Lutheran Worship (2006)

Doxology and Blessing

Announcements/Birthdays and Anniversaries

Recessional Hymn: Rejoice, the Lord is King                                     #379


Postlude: Finale from Symphony No.2 by Charles-Marie Widor



Sharing in the Ministry of our Parish Today             

Greeter:                                   Lindsay Whillans

Readers:                                  Sue Taylor and Simon McInnes

Intersessions:                         Paul Merriam

Lay Administrations:               Doug Small and Linda Bowering


Altar Guild:                              Brenda Small, Joanne McCracken, Yvonne Silverman, Sue Taylor




MUSIC AT TRINITY: Our next concert will be on June 16th 2018 at 4:30pm.  A tribute to Benny Goodman featuring works by Francis Poulenc, Aaron Copland and Benny Goodman performed by Roxanne Léveillé, clarinet and Fabien Tousignant, piano. Freewill offering.


EVENSONG: Our next Evensong will be on Trinity Sunday May 27th 2018 at 5:30pm with our very own Trinity Anglican Church Choir.


CHRIST’S CHOIR CAMBRIDGE: On Thursday July 5th 2018 at 7pm Christ Choir Cambridge will perform here at Trinity in a little summer concert series were are launching in July.  They also need a place to stay overnight and it would be nice if we can host them.  If you have a spare room to accommodate 1 maybe 2 choristers for one night only, it would be much appreciated.  Let Fabien know if you can help.



PRIEST ON THE HOT SEAT IS BACK! Youth aged 9-17 are invited to ask Rev. Arran and Rev. Rhona their burning questions. We will meet in the Canterbury Room on Friday, May 25th from 7:00-8:30. Hope to see you there!


SPECIAL VESTRY: To be held at Trinity on Sunday May 27th after the 10am worship concerning a motion made at the last Vestry meeting. The motion was to strike a committee to present options with a recommendation, concerning redevelopment or disposition of the Trinity property. The motion was moved by D’Arcy De Marsico, Seconded by Bob Taylor, Carried.


PARISH PICNIC, Sunday June 24th, at 9:00 a.m.  Our annual picnic of worship, fun and food will be at Windsor Park.  Please bring picnic food to share, drinks, lawn chairs, smiles and a friend.  If weather is iffy, call the church for confirmation of location.




Join us for Moving Forward with Reconciliation

Workshop sponsored by the Anglican Diocese of Ottawa All My Relations Working Group

Cost: $20. Lunch included.

Free Parking

Keynote Speaker: Melanie Delva, Reconciliation Animator for the Anglican Church of Canada





Format: plenary sessions, including worship, and four small break-out sessions. Participants can choose two of the four break-out sessions:

  1. Developing Resources for Reconciliation
  2. Creating a Welcoming Church – Learning Together (TRC Call to Action #60)
  3. Reconciliation as a Spiritual Practice
  4. Inuit Ministry of Ottawa – Working for Positive Change.

Worship: “Standing Stones Sacred Worship (Cree)” led by Rev. Ryan Boivin

Registration: Registration closes on May 16, 2018. Registration fee of $20 by cheque payable to the Anglican Diocese of Ottawa and mailed to the attention of Heidi Danson to The Anglican Diocese of Ottawa 71 Bronson Avenue Ottawa On K1R 6G6 *Please do not select “claim all tickets” on your online registration.*

Registration is also available by calling Heidi Danson at 613-232-7124 Ext. 222.

If there is an issue with your registration please contact Heidi Danson at 613-232-7124 Ext. 222.


INDUCTION: My heartfelt thanks to Rev. Arran and the members of the choir and congregation who were part of my Induction as Incumbent of the Parish of St. Luke’s this past Monday. It was a blessed and spirit-filled evening, and your presence made it all the more memorable and meaningful. Thank you so much for all your love and support. Wishing you every blessing. Victoria


This Week at Trinity

Tuesday, May 15th                                                             

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

Wednesday, May 16th                                     

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, May 17th                                                                                                  

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

7:30 p.m. 9:00 p.m.    Choir practice

Sunday, May 20th      Day of Pentecost         

Readings:  Acts 2: 1-21, Psalm 104: 24-34, 35b, Romans 8: 22-27, John 15: 26-27, 16: 4b-15