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Incumbent: The Rev. Arran Thorpe

Honorary Assistant: Rev. Canon Allan Budzin

Director of Music: Fabien Tousignant

Guest Preacher: Deacon Christine Jannasch


Worshiping God as disciples of Jesus;

showing love to our neighbours near and far.


Fourth Sunday of Easter


May 7, 2017
10:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist with Choir and Church School



Prelude: Intermezzo from Petite Suite by Gerald Bales

We Gather As God’s People


Opening Hymn: I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say                                   #508

Children’s Talk
The Gathering of the Community                                                                               page 185

Gloria                                                                                                       #686

Kyrie                                                                                                         #706

Collect of the Day

O God,
whose Son is the good shepherd,
send us out as shepherds to seek the lost,
to heal the injured and to nurture all with grace and compassion;
through Jesus, who calls each by name. Amen.

A Prayer Book for Australia (1995) alt.


We Listen To God’s Word


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

Psalm 23         Sung by choir

The Second Reading: 1 Peter 2:19-25                                    (N.T. pg. 232)

Gradual Hymn: Shepherd of Souls, Refresh and Bless                       #85

Celebrant:        The Lord be with you

People:           And also with you.

Celebrant:        The Holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ,

according to John 10:1-10 (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)

Jesus is the Way, the Truth, and the Life, through whom we can come into the presence of God forever.

Leader: As living stones, let us pray for the building up of God’s Church, and for the world God loves.

Leader: In our Diocesan calendar of prayer, we pray today for St. Paul’s, Combermere, Church of the Epiphany, Barry’s Bay, St. Anthony’s, Whitney, and the Rev. Darlene Cunliffe. For the Stewardship and Development Office and Jane Scanlon. In our Companion Diocese of Jerusalem, we pray today for St. Saviour’s Episcopal Church, Zerka. We pray for John, our bishop, Arran, our priest, and Allan, our honorary assistant. We pray for our guest preacher, Deacon Christine. We pray for all clergy and people.

People: Living God, our life is in your hands, and we offer you all that we are, all that our past has made us, and all that we may become. Build us up by the power of your Spirit into a spiritual temple where you are glorified day after day, in all our praise and worship, and in our love for one another. (Silence)

Leader: You are my strong rock:

People: my strong rock and my shelter.

Leader: Living God, our planet, with its frenzied life on its fragile skin, is unnervingly small and vulnerable to evil. Sharpen our consciences to sense your direction and protect us form all that draws us away from you. Guide our leaders in the way of truth and realign us all to the values which are built on you. (Silence)

Leader: You are my strong rock:

People: my strong rock and my shelter.

Leader: Living God, may the Way which Jesus shows us be the Way we live out our daily lives around the table, in the daylight and the dark, in the misunderstandings, the tensions and the rush, in the eye contact, the conversations, and the growing. (Silence)

Leader: You are my strong rock:

People: my strong rock and my shelter.

Leader: Living God, you can use and transform all our experiences. We lay before you now those who are travelling through a time of pain or anguish, tragedy or conflict which is hard to bear. We stand alongside them in their suffering, and offer it to your transforming, healing love. At this time, we pray for (insert names) and those we name silently or aloud. (Silence)

Leader: You are my strong rock:

People: my strong rock and my shelter.

Leader: Living God, we remember those who have died and pray for them now. Lead them out of their pain into the light of eternity, and keep us all in the Way that leads us to share that everlasting life with you. At this time, we pray for (insert names) and those we name silently or aloud. (Silence)

Leader: You are my strong rock:

People: my strong rock and my shelter.

Leader: Living God, we thank you for showing us the Way, in human terms that we find easier to understand. (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: To the Name of Our Salvation                                     #377

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 : My Eyes for Beauty Pine by Herbert Howells


My eyes for beauty pine, My soul for Goddes grace;

No other care nor hope is mine, To heaven I turn my face.


One splendour thence is shed From all the stars above:

‘Tis named when God’s name is said, ‘Tis Love, ’tis heavenly Love


And every gentle heart That burns with true desire,

Is lit from eyes that mirror part Of that celestial fire.


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: The King of Love My Shepherd Is                              #520


Postlude: Introduction from Petite Suite by Gerald Bales



Sharing in the Ministry of our Parish Today               

Greeter:                                   Mary Anne Zwicker

Readers:                                  Mary Hill and Shirley Tubman

Intercessions:                         Carrol Robb

Lay Administration:                 Judy Richardson and Linda Bowering

Coffee Time:                            Jill Anderson, Graham Metcalf, and Sam Metcalf

Altar Guild:                              Margo Kenney, Carmen Christian, and Clémentine Ukeye




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.

Parish Council (PC) update:

  • An overview of the April meeting was sent out via email and is now posted on the bulletin board in Bender Hall, along with the May 9th Agenda, and the 2017 Budget
  • The complete April minutes will be available once approved at May meeting
  • Highlights of May 9th Parish Council: Vote to approve the 2017 Budget; Update on 2016 Audit currently underway; Report on Futures Options: for Amalgamation; and for Property Redevelopment; Refugee Committee Report

The next PC meeting is Tuesday May 9th at 6:30. All parishioners are encouraged to attend.







This Week at Trinity

Tuesday, May 9th                               

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

Wednesday, May 10th           

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 11th                                             

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

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

Friday, May 12th   

6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.   Alpha

Sunday, May 14th      Fifth Sunday of Easter

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

Readings:                  Acts 7:55-60; Psalm 31:1-5,15-16; 1 Peter 2: 2-10; John14:1-14