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Christmas Eve, 4 p.m., Friday, December 24th, 2010

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Christmas Eve, 4 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

Friday, December 24th, 2010

4:00 p.m. Family Eucharist


Organ Prelude

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,

People:           as we gather to celebrate the birth of Jesus we thank you for the gift of new life and new beginnings.  Just as a new birth brings out the tenderness in even 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.  We pray in Jesus’ name.  Amen.

Lighting of the Advent Wreath


All: Light One Candle

1. Light one candle for hope

One bright candle for hope

He brings hope to every heart

He comes! He comes!


2. Light one candle for love

One bright candle for love

He brings love to every heart

He comes! He comes!


3. Light one candle for joy

One bright candle for joy

He brings joy to every heart

He comes! He comes!


4. Light one candle for peace

One bright candle for peace

He brings peace to every heart

He comes! He comes!

Cherub Choir:  Away In A Manger

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

Psalm 96        (please say together)                                        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)

Children’s Time:          The Reverend Andrea Thomas

Prayers of the People: 

Leader:    Let us pray together to the Lord, saying, “Lord, hear our prayer.”

People:   Lord, hear our prayer.

Leader:    Loving God, we thank you for your many gifts to us, for the love which brings us together, for the earth which provides for our needs, for the new life you have given us in Jesus Christ who was born this night.

People:   Lord, hear our prayer.

Leader:    We pray to you for our family here at Trinity and for grace to grow in your love.

People:   Lord, hear our prayer.

Leader:    We pray to you for our world, for all its cares and needs, and for all who lead us and care for us.

People:   Lord, hear our prayer.

Leader:    We pray to you for those in need, for the sick and the lonely, for the hurt and the frightened, and for those who live without hope.

People:   Lord, hear our prayer.

Leader:    We pray for those we love who have died, that you will surround them with your care and love.

People:   Lord, hear our prayer.

Leader:    We pray for one another, asking you to bless us, our friends, and relatives.  Bless the places where we work, and bless our homes and our life together.

People:   Lord, hear our prayer.  Amen

The Exchange of the Peace                                                     page 192


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 (with special permission of the Bishop) 

Celebrant:       We thank you, Holy God, that you sent Jesus to be born into this world and live among us.  People had turned away from you and no longer loved each other the way you loved us. Jesus opened our eyes and our hearts to your love and now brings us together to this table to remember his love for us and for all people.

               The night before he died when Jesus was at supper with his friends, he took bread and gave you thanks, broke the bread, and gave it to his friends, saying: “Take, eat: This is my Body which is given for you. Do this to remember me.”

        When supper was ended, Jesus took a cup of wine, thanked you, and gave it to his friends saying: “Drink this, all of you: This is my Blood of the new Covenant, which is poured out for you and for all for the forgiveness of sins. Whenever you drink it, do this to remember me.”

               Life-giving God, we ask you now to bless these our gifts of bread and wine and make them holy. Fill us with the joy of the Holy Spirit as we receive this bread and wine and then send us out in peace to share your love with the world.

               Through Christ and with Christ and in Christ, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, to you be honour, glory, and praise, for ever and ever. Amen.

Celebrant:       And now, as Christ has taught us, we are bold to say:

The Lord’s Prayer                                                                      page 211

After the breaking of the bread:


Celebrant:       We are one bread, one body.

People:           We will love one another as Christ loves us.


The Communion

Communion Hymn:   O Little Town Of Bethlehem                         #120

Prayer after Communion                                                           page 274

Doxology and Blessing

Recessional Hymn:  Silent Night                                                     #119


Organ Postlude


Sharing in the Ministry of Our Parish Today

Greeter:                  Sue Cherry                   

Readers:                Darcy DeMarsico and Sue Cherry

Lay Administrators:  Laura Eggertson and Robert Taylor

Altar Guild:             Joanne McCracken, Brenda Small,

Yvonne Silverman and 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