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Incumbent: The Rev. Arran Thorpe

Honorary Assistant: Rev. Canon Allan Budzin

Director of Music: Fabien Tousignant


Worshiping God as disciples of Jesus;

showing love to our neighbours near and far.


Second Sunday of Easter



April 23, 2017
10:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist with Choir and Church School





We Gather As God’s People


Opening Hymn: That Eastertide with Joy Was Bright                          #231

Children’s Talk
The Gathering of the Community                                                                               page 185

Gloria                                                                                                       #686

Kyrie                                                                                                         #706

Collect of the Day

O God,
our beginning and our end:
accept our doubts,
heal our desire for certainty
and, by your Spirit’s gentle touch,
make us a people forgiven and forgiving;
through Jesus Christ, the Giver of Peace. Amen.

Prayers for an Inclusive Church (2009) alt.


We Listen To God’s Word


The First Reading: Acts 2:14a, 22-32                                       (O.T. pg. 119)

Psalm 16         Cantor: Simon McInnes

The Second Reading: 1 Peter 1:3-9                                        (N.T. pg. 232)

Gradual Hymn: May the Grace of Christ our Saviour                           #481

Celebrant:        The Lord be with you

People:           And also with you.

Celebrant:        The Holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ,

according to John 20:19-31 (N.T. page 114)

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



The Apostles Creed                                                                          page 189

Prayers of the People (adapted from Susan Sayers)

Through the risen Jesus we have a living hope which will never spoil or fade.

Leader: As we gather here with God’s presence in the midst of us, let us pray.

Leader: In our Diocesan calendar of prayer, we pray today for Trinity, Ottawa and the Rev. Arran Thorpe. For Christ Church, Seaway, and the Rev. Patrick Stephens. For the Jr. Youth Retreat (Apr. 22-23). For the Chaplain of the Ottawa Police, the Rev. Canon Robert Heard. For Mount Calvary, Lutheran Church, and Pastor JoAnne Lam. In our Companion Diocese of Jerusalem, we pray for Church of the Good Shepherd, Salt. We pray for John, our bishop, Arran, our priest, and Allan, our honorary assistant. We pray for all clergy and people.

People: We bring to you, God, the Church in all its richness and all its need; all its diversity and all its division. Give us a fresh  understanding of what  it means to live in you; may all of us – both laity and clergy together – celebrate the reality of your presence among us, filling us with new life and new hope. (Silence)

Leader: God, in your presence:

People: we lift our hearts to you.

Leader: We bring to you, God, our nation, our world, our universe; all the areas that are fastened shut to hold you out; all the bewildered confusion about who we are and why we are here; all the doubts and insecurity, and all the searching for inner peace. (Silence)

Leader: God, in your presence:

People: we lift our hearts to you.

Leader: We bring to you, God, our homes and families, and all the joys and sorrows of our relationships. We bring the rooms in which we eat and work and relax; and invite you into them all. (Silence)

Leader: God, in your presence:

People: we lift our hearts to you.

Leader: We bring to you, God, those whom life as damaged, and all who find it difficult to trust in you; we bring you those who need refreshment and hope, comfort, healing and inner serenity. At this time, we pray for (insert names) and those we name silently or aloud. (Silence)

Leader: God, in your presence:

People: we lift our hearts to you.

Leader: We bring to you, God, those who approach death with great fear and those who die unprepared to meet you. Have mercy on us all, forgive us all that is past and gather us into your everlasting kingdom of peace and joy. At this time, we pray for (insert names) and those we name silently or aloud. (Silence)

Leader: God, in your presence:

People: we lift our hearts to you.

Leader: We bring to you, God, the love of our hearts as we recall the extent of your love for us which understands our frailty and reaches out to us where we are. (Silence)

Leader: Merciful God,

People: accept these prayers in the name 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: Let all Mortal Flesh Keep Silence                               #48

Prayer over the Gifts

Blessed are you, O God,
ruler of heaven and earth.
Day by day you shower us with blessings.
As you have raised us to new life in Christ,
give us glad and generous hearts,
ready to praise you and respond to those in need,
through 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


Prayer after Communion


Life-giving God,
in the mystery of Christ’s resurrection
you send light to conquer darkness,
water to give new life,
and the bread of life to nourish your people.
Send us forth as witnesses to your Son’s resurrection,
so that we may show your glory to all the world,
through Jesus Christ, our risen Lord. Amen.
        Evangelical Lutheran Worship (2006) alt.

Doxology and Blessing

Announcements/Birthdays and Anniversaries

Recessional Hymn: Crown Him with Many Crowns                                  #378





Sharing in the Ministry of our Parish Today               

Greeter:                                   Yvonne Silverman

Readers:                                  Yvonne Silverman and Judy Chamberland

Intercessions:                         Susan Taylor

Lay Administration:                 Brenda Small and Hildegard Nicol

Coffee Time:                            Max Karikera and Lyse Irakoze

Altar Guild:                              Brenda Small, Joanne McCracken, Yvonne Silverman, and Susan Taylor




ACW ARE COLLECTING FOR “BALES FOR THE NORTH”:  It’s that time of the year again!  The ACW at Trinity are gathering new items for this project.  Items requested are household—flannelette sheets, towels, etc. Warm clothing—jeans (all sizes), baby clothes and diapers, children’s clothing.  These articles may be brought to Trinity on Sundays or when the office is open.  The packing date is August 31. Donations need to come in the week prior in order to be packed. For more information, see the yellow “social justice” bulletin board in Bender Hall.

  1. YOUTH BRUNCH: Our next brunch will be April 30 after the 10 a.m. service. RSVP by Friday, April 28. Bring $10 (speak to Kiersten if cost is a barrier.)

ALPHA KITCHEN VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Want to help Alpha and gain gourmet wisdom from our friendly chef Julian? Thursday and Friday evenings we are seeking volunteers to help with food prep. No experience necessary! See the sign-up sheet on the green bulletin board in Bender Hall.


The deadline to register for DYC is May 1!

The Diocesan Youth Conference is for teens 13-18. May 19-21 encounter God in community with contemporary worship, games, speakers, campfires, outdoor activities–basketball, climbing wall, mountain biking, and more!
Cost: $50 (speak to Kiersten if cost is a barrier)
Email for the link to register.

This Week at Trinity

Tuesday, April 25th                            

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

Wednesday, April 26th         

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 & Bible Study

Thursday, April 27th                                            

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

7:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.       Choir Practice

Friday, April 26th

6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.   Alpha

Saturday, April 29th

 4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Messy Church: Grow!

Sunday, April 30th      Third Sunday of Easter

10 a.m.                      Holy Eucharist with Choir and Church School

Readings:                  Acts 2:14a,36-41; Psalm 116:1-4,12-19; 1 Peter 1:17-23; Luke 24:13-35

Noon:                        Sr. Youth Brunch