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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.


Fifth Sunday of Easter


May 14, 2017
10:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist with Choir and Church School



Prelude: Chant de Mai by Joseph Jongen

We Gather As God’s People


Opening Hymn: We, the Lord’s People                                                 #10

Children’s Talk
The Gathering of the Community                                                                               page 185

Gloria                                                                                                       #686

Kyrie                                                                                                         #706

Collect of the Day

Generous God,
whose life is freely given
in Jesus Christ our Lord:
as you have opened for us
your house of many rooms,
so may we make a place
for the rejected and unloved,
and share in the work of peace;
through Jesus Christ the cornerstone. Amen.

Prayers for an Inclusive Church (2009) alt.


We Listen To God’s Word


The First Reading: Acts 7:55-60                                               (O.T. pg. 126)

Psalm 31:1-5,15-16         Sung by choir

The Second Reading: 1 Peter 2:2-10                                      (N.T. pg. 233)

Gradual Hymn: Come, My Way, My Truth, My Life                                #569

Celebrant:        The Lord be with you

People:           And also with you.

Celebrant:        The Holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ,

according to John 14:1-4 (N.T. page 108)

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, the Good Shepherd, has come so that we may have life in rich abundance.

Leader: Our God is our shepherd, and we are the sheep of God’s pasture. Let us now bring our cares and concerns for the Church and for the world.

Leader: In our Diocesan calendar of prayer, we pray today for St. James the Apostle, Carp, Christ Church, Huntley, St. John’s, Sixth Line, and the Rev. Monique Stone. For the staff of the Synod Administration Office: Joyce Couvrette, Leslie Worden, Sandra Purdy, Bill Gilbert, Rachael Pollesel, Jennifer Hache, Lisa Leopold, and Heidi Danson. In our Companion Diocese of Jerusalem, we pray for St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church, Husun. 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: Good Shepherd of the Sheep, we pray for the Church; for all congregations, for pastors and all who minister in word and sacrament; we pray particularly for bishops in their shepherding of the world Church. We pray for clear guidance and direction in those issues which disturb us, asking not that you lead us the easy way but the way that is right and good. (Silence)

Leader: Our God is my shepherd:

People: there is nothing I shall want.

Leader: Good shepherd of the sheep, we pray for the world we inhabit – the world we have inherited and will pass on to successive generations. Teach us to look after it carefully and wisely, to share its gifts more fairly, and to work together to ease its sufferings. Turn the hearts of those who are excited by evil things and encourage the timid to speak out for what is wholesome and good. (Silence)

Leader: Our God is my shepherd:

People: there is nothing I shall want.


Leader: Good Shepherd of the sheep, we pray for our places of work, our colleagues, friends and neighbours, and the members of our families. We ask not for popularity at all costs, but the grace to do your will and be your witnesses to what it means to live lovingly, both when it is easy and also when it hurts. (Silence)

Leader: Our God is my shepherd:

People: there is nothing I shall want.

Leader: Good Shepherd of the sheep, we pray for the weak and vulnerable, for those who must live depending on others for every need, and for those who are bullied, or constantly despised. We pray for a greater reverence, one for another, for a greater willingness to uphold and encourage one another; we pray for healing and wholeness. At this time, we pray for (insert names) and those we name silently or aloud. (Silence)

Leader: Our God is my shepherd:

People: there is nothing I shall want.

Leader: Good Shepherd of the sheep, we pray for those who have died; we pray for those who ache with sorrow at their going; we commend them all into your unfailing care which lasts throughout this life and on into eternity. At this time, we pray for (insert names) and those we name silently or aloud. (Silence)

Leader: Our God is my shepherd:

People: there is nothing I shall want.

Leader: Good Shepherd of the sheep, we give you thanks that in you we are able to live through good and ill with abundance of life. (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: Christ Is Made the Sure Foundation                           #300


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 : If Ye Love Me by Thomas Tallis

If ye love me, keep my commandments,

and I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another comforter,

that he may ‘bide with you forever, e’en the spirit of truth.


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: How Sweet the Name of Jesus Sounds                     #620


Postlude: Toccata by Eugene Gigout.



Sharing in the Ministry of our Parish Today               

Greeter:                                   Audrey Graham

Readers:                                  Heather Maclachlan and Judy Chamberland

Intercessions:                         Chris Garnett

Lay Administration:                 Doug Small and Brenda Small

Coffee Time:                            Tara Dentry and Sally Clarke

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.


MUSIC AT TRINITY: Our next concert will feature pianist Luke Welch on May 27th 2017 at 4:30pm.  He will perform music by Scarlatti, Beethoven and Schumann. Freewill offering.

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.

THANK YOU: A special thank you to each person who donated to The Hospice Walk, their biggest fundraiser. Much appreciated – Chris Garnett.




At the April Parish Council meeting, we voted to proceed with a Feasibility Study for Land Redevelopment in partnership and consultation with the Ottawa Diocese. This process is financially supported in part by the Ontario Trillium Foundation.


On May 28 following the 10 a.m. worship service, Parish Council invites all members of the Trinity parish to participate in the Launch Consultation. This is an opportunity to meet with the consultants leading the project and with Archdeacon P.J. Hobbs, chair of the Steering Committee. We will have the opportunity to learn about the Feasibility Study, to ask questions, and to share any concerns.













This Week at Trinity


Tuesday, May 16th                             

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

Wednesday, May 17th           

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 18th                                             

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

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

Friday, May 19th   

6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.   Alpha

Sunday, May 21st      Ascension

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

Readings:                  Acts 1:1-11; Psalm 47; Ephesians 1:15-23; Luke 24:44-53