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Christmas Day, December 25, 2012

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Christmas Day, December 25, 2012


Trinity's logo of heart, hands and cross.
 Trinity Anglican Church

1230 Bank Street, Ottawa, Ontario   K1S 3Y3



Priest: The Reverend Andrea Thomas

Director of Music: Victoria Scott

Organ Scholar: Kilby Baron

Duty Warden: Heather Maclachlan



Christmas Day

December 25th, 2012

10:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist


Organ Prelude

We Gather As God’s People

Opening Hymn:  O Come, All Ye Faithful                                                                                                          #118

Celebrant:  We are the children of God.

People:     God’s Word has come into the world in Jesus.

Celebrant:  We are the children of God.

People:     God’s light has enlightened the world through Jesus.

Celebrant:  We are the children of God.

People:     God’s gracious gifts are received with Jesus.

Celebrant:  We are the children of God.

People:     God’s love is wonderfully shown by Jesus.

Celebrant:  Almighty God,

People:      you wonderfully created and yet more wonderfully restored         our human nature.  May we share the divine life of your son Jesus Christ, who humbled himself to share our humanity, and now lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

The First Reading:  Isaiah 52:7-10                                            (O.T. page 683)         

Psalm 98         (sung by the choir)                                                   page 836

The Second Reading: Hebrews 1:1-12                             (N.T. page 218)


Reader:       Hear what the Spirit is saying to the Church.

People:       Thanks be to God.

Gradual Hymn: What Child Is This                                #137

Gospel Acclamation                                                                        see insert

Celebrant:   The Lord be with you.

People:          And also with you.

Celebrant:   The Holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ,

                    according to  John 1:1-14                              (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

Homily:           The Reverend Andrea Thomas

Nicene Creed                                                                           page 188

Prayers of the People                                                               page 120

Confession and Absolution                                                       page 191

The Exchange of the Peace                                                      page 192

We Celebrate The Presence of Jesus

Offertory Hymn:  See Amid the Winter’s Snow                               #148

Prayer Over The Gifts                                                               page 275

Eucharistic Prayer #       3                                                                 page 198

Sanctus                                                                                   see insert

Amen                                                                                      see insert

The Lord’s Prayer                                                                           p. 211

The Breaking of the Bread, sentence 6                                           p. 213

Agnus Dei                                                                                        #701

Communion Carol: Away in a Manger                                             #126

The Communion

Celebrant: God of all,

People: the child born for us is the Saviour of the World.  May he who made us your children welcome us into your kingdom.  where he is alive and reigns with you now and for ever.  Amen.

Celebrant: Glory to God,

People: whose power, working in us, can do infinitely more than we can ask or imagine.  Glory to God from generation to generation, in the Church and in Christ Jesus, for ever and ever.  Amen.

Celebrant:  Go from here as those who will shed the light of Christ!

People: We will enlighten the faith-seekers; we will give directions to the lost; we will stand beside the sad; we will confront the powerful; we will befriend the lonely; we will advocate for those who have lost possessions or country.

Celebrant: Children of the Light, your God goes with you!

People: Amen

Prayer After Communion                                                         page 276


Recessional Hymn: Hark! The Herald Angels Sing                       #138


Organ Postlude



Sharing in the Ministry of Our Parish Today


Greeter:                         Heather Maclachlan                                     

Reader:                          Chris Garnett

Intercessions:                 Heather Maclachlan

Lay Administrators:        Linda Bowering and Heather Maclachlan

Altar Guild:                     Mary Wilson, Belma Hull,

                                             Beulah Rumbolt and Simon McInnes


VOLUNTEERS NEEDED TO ASSIST WITH HOSTING AN OUT OF THE COLD DINNER ON SATURDAY, JANUARY 19th, 2013 at Southminster United Church. Volunteers will be needed between 2:00 and 7:00 p.m. to: set -up, serve, host, register and clean-up.  A sign-up sheet listing all volunteer opportunities is  posted in Bender Hall.  Please consider joining us again or for the first time. Judy Richardson (613-730-7482).