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Rev. Arran’s email:

The Rev. Arran Thorpe

Director of Music: Fabien Tousignant

Welcome to Trinity! There are many times during the service where we stand for lengthy periods.  If you are more comfortable sitting or kneeling, please feel free to do so.  

Organist: Matthew Larkin

Worshipping God as disciples of Jesus;

showing love to our neighbours near and far

Easter Sunday

April 21, 2019

10:00 A.M.:  Holy Eucharist with Choir and Church School

Organ Prelude:  Heut Triumphieret Gottes Sohn BWV630 by J.S. Bach

The Gathering of the Community

The churches of our Diocese stand on the traditional territories of the Algonquin and Mohawk Nations. May we dwell on these lands always with respect and peace.

Introit: Most Glorious Lord of Life – William Harris

Most glorious Lord of life, that on this day didst make Thy triumph over death and sin,and having harrowed hell, didst bring away captivity thence captive, us to win.

This joyous day, dear Lord, with joy begin, and grant that we may for whom Thou didest die, being with Thy dear blood clean washed from sin, may live forever in felicity.

And that Thy love we weighing worthily, may likewise love Thee for the same again; and for Thy sake, that all like dear didst buy, with love may one another entertain.

So let us love, dear Love, like as we ought; love is the lesson which the Lord us taught.

Opening Hymn: Jesus Christ Is Risen Today #203

Greeting and Opening Prayer                                                                 page 185

Celebrant: Alleluia! Christ is risen.

People: The lord is risen indeed Alleluia!

Celebrant: May his grace and peace be with you

People: May he fill our hearts with joy.

Glory to God                                                                                       # 686


Love divine,
in raising Christ to new life

You open the path of salvation to all peoples.

Send us out with the joy of Mary Magdalene

To proclaim that we have seen the Lord,

So that all the world may celebrate with you

The banquet of your peace. Amen.

        Revised Common Lectionary Prayers (2002) alt.

We Listen To God’s Word

The First Reading:  Acts 10:34-43                                        (N.T. page 129)

Psalm 118:1-2,14 – 24   (sung by choir)

The Second Reading: 1 Corinthians15: 19-26                            (N.T. page 176)

Gradual Hymn:  Christ is Risen, Christ is Risen                                  #220   


Celebrant:        The Lord be with you.

People:            And also with you.

Celebrant:        The Holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ

                    according to John 20:1-18                             (N.T. page 114)   

People:             Glory to you, Lord Jesus Christ (sung together)

Celebrant:        The Gospel of Christ.

People:             Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ. (sung together)

We Respond To God’s Word


Apostles’ Creed                       page 189

Prayers of the People (adapted from Susan Sayers)

It is true, Jesus is alive for all time. The Lord of life cannot be held by death. God’s victory over sin and death means that new life for us is a reality.

Leader: With joy in our hearts, come, let us pray together. We pray for Fred, our Primate, Anne, our Metropolitan, John, our Bishop, and Michael Bird, our assisting Bishop. For Arran, our priest and for all clergy and people and their ministries in the Diocese of Ottawa.

 People: We remember with gratitude the presence of the Church in remote and highly populated areas all over the world. We pray for all other Christians rejoicing today in the wonder of the Ressurection. (Silence)

Leader: Life-giving God:

People: give us new life in you.

Leader: We pray that we may recognize you as we walk through our days, and we ask you to disturb and complacency which is blurring our spiritual vision. (Silence).

Leader: Life-giving God:

People: give us new life in you.

Leader: We pray for the courage to speak out against injustice and oppression; we pray that our leaders may establish and uphold right values and sensitive legislation. (Silence)

Leader: Life-giving God:

People: give us new life in you.

Leader: We pray that those of our families and friends who have not yet met you may be drawn into your company and introduced, so that they can enjoy your faithfulness and love. (Silence)

Leader: Life-giving God:

People: give us new life in you.

Leader: We remember those whose lives are filled with pain, anxiety or sorrow, and ask you to come alongside them and speak their name. At this time, we pray for (insert names), and for those we name silently or aloud. (Silence)

Leader: Life-giving God:

People: give us new life in you.

Leader: With the words of Resurrection fresh in our minds, we commend to your eternal love those who have died, that they may live with you for ever. At this time, we pray for (insert names), and for those we name silently or aloud. (Silence)

Leader: Life-giving God:

People: give us new life in you.

Leader: Father, may our lips and our lives express our thanks and praise to you for rescuing us and setting us free to live.

Leader: Merciful Father,

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                                

The Celebration of the Eucharist

Offertory Hymn:   Lord, Enthroned in Heavenly Splendour                  #84          

Prayer Over the Gifts                                                                       page 336

Eucharistic Prayer                                                                          


Great Amen                                   

Lord’s Prayer                                                                                  page 211

The Breaking of the Bread                                                            

Agnus Dei                                                                                             

The Communion

Communion Hymn:   Who is There on This Easter Morning                #229  

Anthem:  Dona nobis pacem from Mass in b minor BWV232 by J.S. Bach

Dona nobis pacem / Grant us thy peace.

Prayer after Communion                                                                 page 336


Recessional Hymn: Alleluia! The Strife is O’er                                    #212


Organ Postlude: Toccata in F major from Organ Symphony No.5 by C-M Widor

Sharing in the Ministry of our Parish Today

Greeter: Lorna Feehan                         

Readers: Joanne McCracken, Heather Maclachlan                       

Intercessions: Brenda Small     

Lay Administrator: Judy Richardson and Doreen Barnes 

Altar Guild: Margo Kenney, Clementine Ukeye, Lindsay Whillan

This Week at Trinity

Wednesday, April 24th                 

10:00 a.m. – 2: 00 p.m.           Church Office Open

10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.           ACW

Thursday, April 25th

7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Choir Practice

Friday, April 26th          

10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.          Church Office Open

Sunday, April 28th       Second Sunday of Easter

10:00 a.m.               Holy Eucharist with Choir and Church School

Readings: Acts 5:27–32; Psalm 118:14–29, Rev 1:4–8; John 20:19–31