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Ascension of the Lord (Transferred)


1230 Bank St. Ottawa  ON  K1S 3Y3

613-733-7536   |   |    @OttawaTrinity

The Rev. Arran Thorpe

Director of Music: Fabien Tousignant

Organist: Matthew Larkin

Worshipping God as disciples of Jesus;

showing love to our neighbours near and far.

Ascension of the Lord (Transferred)

June 2, 2019

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

Prelude:  Majesté du Christ demandant sa gloire à son Père by O. Messiaen

From l’Ascension

(Majesty of Christ praying that His Father should glorify Him)

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: Lord, Enthroned in Heavenly Splendour                  #84

Children’s Talk                                                                                           

The Gathering of the Community                                                    page 185

Gloria                                                                                                  Hymn #686                                                                                                             

Kyrie eleison (sung together)

Christe eleison (sung by choir)

Kyrie eleison (sung together)

Collect of the Day

Living God,

Mystery of love given and received

Deepen our yearning for unity,

So that the whole creation might share in your communion;

Through Jesus Christ, who makes known your love. Amen.

Prayers for an Inclusive Church (2009) (alt)

We Listen To God’s Word

The First Reading:  Acts 1:1-11                                              N.T. page 118                              

Psalm: 93                                                                                       page 830            

The Second Reading: Ephesian 1:15-23                                N.T. page 192   

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 24:44-53                        (N.T. page 111 )

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)
Having bought back our freedom with the giving of his life, Jesus enters into the full glory to which he is entitled.

Leader: As we celebrate together, let us pray together for Area Parish of Prescott-North Glengarry, Holy Trinity, Hawkesbury, St. John’s, Vankleek Hill, St. Michael and All Angels, Maxville, The Parish of Grenville/Calumet. The Chapel at St. Paul’s, Fenaghvale. The Venerable Doug Richards

For the Anglican Church Women (A.C.W.) and their groups and members throughout the Diocese. 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: God of love, as we celebrate this festival of Jesus’ entry into heaven as Saviour and Lord, we pray for unity in the Church and reconciliation and renewed vision. (Silence)

Leader: Both heaven and earth:

People: are full of God’s Glory.

Leader: As we recall the shout of praise in heaven as the Lamb of God appears, we pray for all who are hailed as heroes and given great honour on earth; for all who worship anyone or anything other than the true God.(Silence)

Leader: Both heaven and earth:

People: are full of God’s Glory.

Leader: We pray for all farewells and homecomings among our families and in our community, and for all who have lost touch with loved ones and long for reunion. (Silence)

Leader: Both heaven and earth:

People: are full of God’s glory.

Leader: We pray for those who are full of tears, and cannot imagine being happy again; we pray for the hardened and callous whose inner hurts have never yet been healed. We pray for wholeness and comfort and new life. At this time, we pray for (insert names) and for those who we name silently or aloud.  (Silence).

Leader: Both heaven and earth:

People: are full of God’s glory.

Leader: We commend to your eternal love those we remember who have died and we pray too for those who miss their physical presence. At this time, we pray for (insert names) and for those who we name silently or aloud.  (Silence).

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: Alleluia! Sing to Jesus                                            #374

Prayer over the Gifts                                                                        

God of Life and freedom, we celebrate the revelation of Jesus

as the Christ who makes all creation new.

Accept all we offer you this day

and make us new in him,

who is Lord for ever and ever.  Amen                                                    

Eucharistic Prayer  


Great Amen                                   

The Lord’s Prayer                                                                             page 211

The Breaking of the Bread                                                               page 213

Agnus Dei                                                                                                                  The Communion

Anthem: God Is Gone Up by Gerald Finzi

God is gone up with a triumphant shout: the Lord with sounding Trumpets’ melodies: sing Praise, sing Praise, sing Praise, sing Praises out, unto our King sing praise seraphicwise! Lift up your Heads, ye lasting Doors, they sing, and let the King of Glory enter in.

Methinks I see Heaven’s sparkling courtiers fly, in flakes of Glory down him to attend, and hear Heart-cramping notes of Melody surround his Chariot as it did ascend; mixing their Music, making ev’ry string more to enravish as they this tune sing.

Prayer after Communion        

Gracious God, lover of all,

by this sacrament

you make us one family in Christ your Son,

one in the sharing of his body and blood,

one in the communion of his Spirit.

Help us to grow in love for one another

and come to the full maturity of the Body of Christ.

We ask this in his name. Amen.

Doxology and Blessing                                                                           (Pg. 214)                                                                                                              

Announcements/Birthdays and Anniversaries

Recessional Hymn: O Worship the King                                           #380


Postlude: Toccata and Fugue by Andrew Ager

Sharing in the Ministry of our Parish Today

Greeter: Sue and Bob Taylor

Readers: Max Kerikera and Simon McInnes

Intercessions: Heather Maclachlan

Lay Administration: Brenda Small and Doug Small

Altar Guild: Margo Kenney, Clementine Ukeye, Lindsay Whillans,

and Eszter Gero


MUSIC AT TRINITY: Our next concert entitled Locus iste (This Place) will be on June 15th 2019 at 4:30pm featuring, Caelis Academy Ensemble, The Glebelles and our very own Trinity Anglican Church Choir.   Freewill offering. 

TEEN PROGRAM: The next session to be held on June 16th. Bring your friends and join us at 10:00 in the Canterbury room.

CELEBRATION OF CONFIRMATION: We will be celebrating the confirmation of Graham Anderson Metcalf and Eszter Gero on Sunday June 9th at Christ Church Cathedral 414 Sparks Street, Ottawa.  There will be no worship service on Sunday June 9th at Trinity.

DOORS OPEN: A huge thank you to everyone who contributed to Trinity’s inaugural Doors Open event on June1 and 2. A cast of many volunteered their time, energy and passion to prepare the property and record Trinity’s story for sharing with our visitors. We’re ready for company!

BALES FOR THE NORTH: “Bales for the North” packing took place at St. Columba’s parish hall on Wednesday, May 29th. Thank you again, to everyone who gave donations of new family clothing, household linens, dry food, toiletries, fabric and craft items, toys and children’s books, and money for shopping and shipping. Thanks, Mary, for all your preparation and organizing. Special thanks to Lindsay and Bob, and their friend Deb, from St. James, Leitrim, for their generous donations, sharing the transportation of numerous bags and boxes to the site, and assistance with sorting, packing, and weighing of the Bales. A total of 44 Bales-each 40 pounds, were made ready by many volunteers for pick-up. St. Columba’s provided a great lunch for those of us still there and, as we finished eating, a late arrival of many bags and boxes had us sorting into bags once more and these were left ready for the Bale organizers to buy more cartons, load, and ship on another day.

Our parish gifts of new items and cash had a total value of $5000.00. Well done Trinity!!! Much appreciated, Jackie.

DOORS OPEN PREPARATION: Sincere thanks to all the volunteers who came out to help on Saturday May 25th, to clean the Church, Memorial Passage, upstairs Kitchen, washroom, and Canterbury Room. The oak wall panelling, oak furniture and pews, kneelers, windows, rear display area were thoroughly cleaned and polished. Outside the door kick plates were painted, entrance mats washed, steps swept, and some more gardening took place. Additionally many hours have been given before and since the 25th to clean and rearrange the glass wall display case in the Bank Street foyer; and the cluttered upstairs coat closet cleaned. The Bank Street entrance was cleared of cobwebs and glass around the doors cleaned. The tow walkways around the planters and fence had over a bag of leaves and trash raked and swept and foundation weeks removed. Everyone has worked hard and given their time and talent.  Your labour of love for “Trinity’s Doors Open” is very, very much appreciated.

Our thanks to Lindsay and Bob, Judy & Pierre, Judy and David, Pat & Margo, Yvonne, Sue, Frank, Myrna, Hildegard and Simon.  Special thanks to Brenda and Doug Small who take care of our gardens and grass all summer long and to Chris for weeding planters and Simon watering them. Thanks, too to Peng and his wife, Sung, our contract cleaners for their response to our request for extra cleaning and floor polishing. It’s always a challenge for them and their business to work around all the events and activities that take place year-round at Trinity.  We are sincerely grateful, Jackie and Dick.

This Week at Trinity

Wednesday, June 5th, 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, June 6th, 2019                                                                                                                   

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

Friday, June 7th, 2019

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

Sunday, June 9th, 2019 – Celebration of Confirmation. There will be no service at Trinity on June 9th. Come to Christ Church Cathedral, 10:30am for the celebration.