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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.


Third Sunday of Easter


April 30, 2017
10:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist with Choir and Church School





We Gather As God’s People


Opening Hymn: He Comes to Us As One Unknown                             #456

Children’s Talk
The Gathering of the Community                                                                               page 185

Gloria                                                                                                       #686

Kyrie                                                                                                         #706

Collect of the Day

Head of the gathering feast,
you walk with us on the shadowed road:
burn our hearts with Scripture’s open flame;
unveil our darkened eyes as bread is torn and shared,
and from the broken fragments bless a people for yourself;
through Jesus Christ, the host of the world. Amen.

Prayers for an Inclusive Church (2009) alt.


We Listen To God’s Word


The First Reading: Acts 2:14a, 36-41                                       (O.T. pg. 119)

Psalm 116:1-3, 10-17 (sung by choir)

The Second Reading: 1 Peter 1:17-23                                    (N.T. pg. 232)

Gradual Hymn: Jesus, Where’er Thy People Meet                               #474

Celebrant:        The Lord be with you

People:           And also with you.

Celebrant:        The Holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ,

according to Luke 24:13-35 (N.T. page 90)

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)

Jesus explains the scriptures and is recognized in the breaking of the bread.

Leader: As we gather to hear the word of God and to break bread in the presence of Jesus, let us pray.

Leader: In our Diocesan calendar of prayer, we pray today for Church of the Resurrection, Ottawa and the Rev. Rick Durrett. For St. Mark the Evangelist, Ottawa, and the Rev. Canon Jim Roberts. For Congregational Resource Day, on May 6. In our Companion Diocese of Jerusalem, we pray for St. Luke’s Chapel for the Deaf, Salt. We pray for John, our bishop, Arran, our priest, and Allan, our honorary assistant. We pray for all clergy and people.

People: Walk with us, God, on our journey of faith, both as individuals and as the Church of God; open up to us the truths you long for us to understand, and inspire all who teach and encourage. Equip us all to pass on the good news of Easter. (Silence)

Leader: Everlasting God:

People: abide with us.

Leader: Walk with us, God, down the streets of our cities, towns, and villages, drive with us down the motorways and fly with us down the air corridors. Meet all those who are curious, searching, or moving in the wrong direction. Let your presence be sought and recognized in all the world. (Silence)

Leader: Everlasting God:

People: abide with us.

Leader: Walk with us, God, in our life journeys, guiding, teaching and correcting us, as we learn the lessons of loving in our homes, our work and our communities. (Silence)

Leader: Everlasting God:

People: abide with us.

Leader: Walk with us, God, through the times of suffering and pain, alerting us to one another’s needs and providing for us in whatever ways are best for us. Help us to trust you through the dark times; breathe new life and hope into those who are close to despair. At this time, we pray for (insert names) and those we name silently or aloud. (Silence)

Leader: Everlasting God:

People: abide with us.

Leader: Walk with us, God, through the valleys of death; may our love and prayers support those who walk that journey today. Draw close to them and welcome them into the joy of heaven. At this time, we pray for (insert names) and those we name silently or aloud. (Silence)

Leader: Everlasting God:

People: abide with us.

Leader: God, we thank you for walking with us wherever we travel. We thank you that you are indeed real and alive every step of the way! (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: Alleluia! Sing to Jesus                                                #374

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


Anthem: This Joyful Eastertide by Charles Wood


This joyful Eastertide, away with sin and sorrow.

My Love, the Crucified, hath sprung to life this morrow:


Refrain: Had Christ, that once was slain, ne’er burst his three-day prison,

our faith had been in vain: but now hath Christ arisen.


My flesh in hope shall rest, and for a season slumber:

till trump from east to west shall wake the dead in number: [Refrain]


Death’s flood hath lost its chill, since Jesus crossed the river:

Lover of souls, from ill my passing soul deliver: [Refrain]


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: At the Lamb’s High Feast We Sing                            #207





Sharing in the Ministry of our Parish Today               

Greeter:                                   Anne-Lyse Irakoze

Readers:                                  Doug Small and Kelly Cloer

Intercessions:                         Shirley Tubman

Lay Administration:                 Yvonne Silverman and Doug Small

Coffee Time:                            Julian Grant

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




ART CREDO: Art Show Exhibition and Sale until Sunday, May 7.  Noon – 6:00 p.m. daily, Thursday & Friday to 8:00 p.m. St. John the Evangelist Church, Elgin & Somerset Streets. Brenda Small & Bob Taylor have paintings hanging there. All Welcome. Free Admisssion.

CHORAL EVENSONG with St. Thomas the Apostle, This Sunday, 7 p.m. St. Thomas the Apostle and Trinity Choirs are coming together for Evensong this Sunday at 7 p.m. at Trinity. After worship, you are welcome to stay for a reception.

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.

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, May 2nd                              

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

Wednesday, May 3rd          

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, May 4th                                             

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

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

Friday, May 5th  

6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.   Alpha

Sunday, May 7th        Fourth Sunday of Easter

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

Readings:                  Acts 2:14a,42-47; Psalm 23; 1 Peter 2:19-25; John 10:1-10.