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Christmas Eve, 10 p.m., Friday, December 24th, 2010


Trinity Anglican Church

1230 Bank Street, Ottawa, Ontario   K1S 3Y3


Priest: The Reverend Andrea Thomas

Director of Music: Victoria Scott



Christmas Eve

December 24th, 2010

10:00 p.m. Candlelit Choral Eucharist


Carols:            Once In Royal David’s City                                                                                 #123

                       Shepherds In The Fields Abiding                                                                       #135

                       Infant Holy, Infant Lowly                                                                                     #125

                       Good Christians All Rejoice                                                                                      #153

Opening Hymn:      O Come All Ye Faithful        (vs. 1-4,5a)                                                         #118 

Celebrant:       Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel.

People:           May all the earth be filled with God’s glory.     

Celebrant:       Glory to God in the highest,

People:                  And peace to God’s people on earth.

Celebrant:       Holy and loving God,

Celebrant:       O God of hope, and peace, and joy, and love, from that stable so long ago, your light shines out into every corner of the world.  Help us to sing with the angels of the joy of your coming.  Help us to live by your light not only today, but throughout the whole year, so that tidings of peace and goodwill to all will truly transform everything.

All:  God who is love, as we gather to celebrate the birth of Jesus, we thank you for the gift of this new life in our lives and the opportunity to start again.  Just as the birth of a baby brings out tenderness even in the hardest heart, bring out a deeper

tenderness and caring in us.  Just as a new birth brings a whole family together, bring us together as your family. Jesus we ask this of you.  Amen.


The First Reading:  Isaiah 9:2-7                                        (O.T. page 638)         

Psalm   96         (sung by the choir)                                                 page 834

The Second Reading: Titus 2:11-14                                 (N.T. page 215) 

Gradual Hymn: Hark The Herald Angels Sing  (vs. 1&2)                  #138

Celebrant:   The Lord be with you.

People:          And also with you.

Celebrant:   The Holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ,

                    according  to   Luke 2:1-20                             (N.T. page 58)

People:      Glory to you, Lord Jesus Christ…                 


Celebrant:    The Gospel of Christ.

People:          Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ.

Gradual Hymn (cont’d – vs. 3)


We Respond To God’s Word

Homily:          The Reverend Andrea Thomas 

Prayers of the People

Leader:    In joy and humility let us pray to the creator of the universe, saying, “Lord, grant us peace.”  By the good news of our salvation brought to Mary by the angel, hear us, O Lord.

People:   Lord, grant us peace.

Leader:    By the mystery of the Word made flesh, hear us, O Lord.

People:   Lord, grant us peace.

Leader:    By the birth in time of the timeless Son of God, hear us, O Lord.

People:   Lord, grant us peace.

Leader:    By the manifestation of the King of glory to the shepherds and Magi, hear us, O Lord.

People:   Lord, grant us peace.

Leader:    By the submission of the maker of the world to Mary and Joseph of Nazareth, hear us, O Lord.

People:   Lord, grant us peace.

Leader:    By the baptism of the Son of God in the river Jordan, hear us, O Lord.

People:   Lord, grant us peace.

Leader:    Grant that the kingdoms of this world may become the kingdom of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ; hear us, O Lord.

People:   Lord, grant us peace.  Amen.


Confession and Absolution                                                       page 191

The Exchange of the Peace                                                     page 192

We Celebrate The Presence of Jesus


Offertory Hymn:  While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks                    #136

Prayer of Offering and Thanksgiving:  Forever God. Thank you for Jesus, Your Christmas gift to us. Help us to be like the shepherds; Help us to see a new kind of love in the birth of Jesus, your Son; And help us to show that love to our friends, to everyone we meet and in everything we do. We ask this in Jesus’ name.  Amen.

Eucharistic Prayer #       2                                                                    p. 196

Sanctus (Cabena)                                                                      

The Lord’s Prayer                                                                        p. 211

The Breaking of the Bread, sentence 6                                        p. 213

Agnus Dei (Cabena)                                                                   

The Communion

Communion Hymn:   O Little Town Of Bethlehem                        #120

                                Away In A Manger                                         #126

Anthem:  In The Bleak Midwinter – H.Darke

Prayer After Communion:                                                        page 274

Doxology and Blessing

Recessional Hymn: Silent Night                                                    #119


Organ Postlude










Sharing in the Ministry of Our Parish Today

Greeter:                         Audrey Graham                                   

Readers:                        Art Brimley and Judy Richardson

Intercessions:                 David Hemings

Lay Administrators:        Art Brimley and Carmen Christian

Altar Guild:                     Joanne McCracken, Brenda Small,

                                             Yvonne Silverman, Sue Taylor







Christmas Flower Memorials 2010


Dorothy Cowan

Tom and Millie Cowan

Greta Stollery

Rhona Neuman

Kathleen and Alan Gilman

Donald Coughlin                                                

Clayton Hull

William and Lula Hull

Wilson Brockbank

William and Mary Karam

Athol and Margaret Kenney

Natasha Karam

Jack Irvine                                                         

Edward and Edna Fowler

Herbert and Emily Johnston                              

D’Arcy and Lily Lamb

Lillian Lamb

Valena Lamb

Owen and Kay Cherry

Michael Metcalf

Megan Humphries and Helen Ready

Mary Fullbrook

Ethel and Albert Nothnagel

William and Blanche Brimley

William and Marjorie Fitzgerald

Donald Roy Parsons

Cliff and Edith Crosbie

The McCurdy Family                                         

The Mills Family

The Robinson Family

Eric and Grace Halliburton                                

Reginald Richardson

Arthur Hill                                                          

Michael Ivanochko

Mr. and Mrs. T.R. Smith                                    

Mabel Gordon

Gordon and Lena Jackman

Peggy Sinclair

Barbara Parent

Madeline Holmes

Mary and Burton Pearson                                 

Alix Lambert

Barbara Ridsdale

Bill Pearson

Christopher Adams Rathwell

Shianne Simpson

Eric Thomas

Kenneth Moss

Robert Moss

Christine and Rob McDougall

Lois McDonald                                                  

Herb Gladish

Louise and William Gladish                               

Roslyn Watson

Mary Ann and Wasile Tiniuk

Margaret and Peter Taylor

Mary Elizabeth and George Simpson

John Taylor

Mrs. Periera

Dr. and Mrs. De Matos Branco

Mr. V. DaRosa

Peter and Lynn Hrab Maclachlan

Anne and Jim Sherman

Paul Sherman

Kelly Sherman

Sydney and Jean McCracken

André Khordoc

Ian Wiseman

Beryl Christian & Shirley Christian

Susan Asher Hiebsch

Dorothy Barnard (Zwicker)

Bertha Zwicker

Muriel Zwicker

William Thomas Corbett

Ina Churchill

Kathleen Gunn

Arthur and Violet Winship

Donald Macklem & William Macklem

Jim Stone

Charles, Alice and Carole Rayner

Madeleine Hunter

Spenser Silverman

Evlyn Roberts

Grant and Aileen Vaudry

Betty Barrow  and Michael Barrow

Roy Clarke and Marion Clarke

Philip Dunsworth

Erlingur Eggertson

Aittainaq and Jason Kilabuk

Diane, Vanessa, Wayne and

  Andrew Alorut