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Eighteenth Sunday After Pentecost






1230 Bank St. Ottawa  ON  K1S 3Y3

613-733-7536   |   |    @OttawaTrinity


The Rev. Arran Thorpe

Director of Music: Fabien Tousignant

Pianist: Nicolas Fobes


Worshiping God as disciples of Jesus;

showing love to our neighbours near and far.


Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost

September 23, 2018


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





We Gather As God’s People

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.

Opening Hymn: Blest Are the Pure in Heart                                      #439

Children’s Talk                                                                                           

The Gathering of the Community                                                    page 185

Gloria                                                                                          Hymn #686

Kyrie eleison (sung together)

Christe eleison (sung by choir)

Kyrie eleison (sung together)


Collect of the Day

O God, protector of the poor and defender of the just:

Give us wisdom from above,

So that we may find in your servant Jesus

The pattern of true discipleship

And persevere in following him,

Who lives and reigns with you

In the unity of the Holy Spirit,

God for ever and ever. Amen.

Opening Prayers (1997) alt.   


We Listen To God’s Word

The First Reading:  Proverbs 31: 10-31                      (O.T. pg.613)

Psalm 1: (sung by choir)                                                                    page 705

The Second Reading: James 3: 13-4:3, 7-8a              (N.T. pg. 230)


Gospel Acclamation (sung together)   

Celebrant:        The Lord be with you

People:           And also with you.

Celebrant:        The Holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ,

according to Mark 9: 30-37                    (N.T. page 45)


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

Celebrant:        The Gospel of Christ.

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


Apostles Creed                                                                                 (pg. 189)


We Respond to God’s Word


Prayers of the People (Adapted from Susan Sayers)
The truly great in God’s eyes are those who are prepared to be last of all and servant of all.

Leader:  Let us pray to the God of glory in whom we live and move and have our being. We pray for St. Matthew’s, Ottawa, The Rev. Gregor Sneddon. For the chaplain to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, The Rev. Canon Catherine Ascah. In our Companion Diocese, the Diocese of Jerusalem, we pray for St. Matthew’s Church, Zababdeh, West Bank. We also pray for the Theodore Schneller Chapel, Amman Jordan, and for the School for Boys. We pray for John, our bishop, Arran, our priest and for all clergy and people and their ministries in the Diocese of Ottawa.

People: We pray that the Church may hold true to the teaching of Jesus, without being persuaded that worldly values of status and ambition are suitable or acceptable in Christ’s followers. We pray for a spirit of humility to deflate all pomposity and arrogance. (Silence)

Leader: Yours, Lord, is the kingdom:

People: yours the power and yours the glory.

Leader: We pray that all in positions of power, authority and influence in our world may recognise their calling to servanthood and never lose their identity with the needs and longings of those they serve. (Silence)

Leader: Yours, Lord, is the kingdom:

People: yours the power and yours the glory.

Leader: We pray that all communities may look after one another, supporting the vulnerable, encouraging the timid, providing practical help for all who need it, and nurturing the young in a climate of trust. (Silence)

Leader: Yours, Lord, is the kingdom:

People: yours the power and yours the glory.

Leader: We pray that none may be considered expendable, or beyond our cherishing; we pray for all who have lost heart, through pain, suffering or sin, that God’s redeeming power may work its wonders in the very darkest situations. At this time, we pray for (insert names) and for those who we name silently or aloud.  (Silence)

Leader: Yours, Lord, is the kingdom:

People: yours the power and yours the glory.

Leader: We pray that all who have wearily struggled to death may know the joy of burdens laid down, and new, lasting life transforming them through the eternal love of God. At this time, we pray for (insert names) and for those who we name silently or aloud.  (Silence)

Leader: Yours, Lord, is the kingdom:

People: yours the power and yours the glory.

Leader: We pray that we may find new joy in giving and serving freely, without thanks, rejoicing in the privilege of following Jesus.

Leader: Merciful God,
Accept these prayers for the sake 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: The Church of Christ in Every Age                         #584

Prayer over the Gifts

God of reconciliation and forgiveness,

the saving work of Christ has made our peace with you.

May that work grow toward its perfection

in all we offer you this day.

We ask this in his name. Amen


Eucharistic Prayer

The Lord’s Prayer                                                                             page 211

The Breaking of the Bread                                                               page 287


Agnus Dei

The Communion

Anthem: Ave Verum by Edward Elgar


Ave verum corpus, natum ex Maria virgine, vere passum, immolatum in cruce pro homine. Cuius latus perforatum vero fluxit sanguine; esto nobis praegustatum, mortis in examine.  O clemens, o pie, o dulcis Iesu, Fili Mariae.


Hail, true Body, born of the Virgin Mary, having truly suffered, sacrificed on the cross for all people, from whose pierced side water and blood flowed: be for us a foretaste in the trial of death. O sweet Jesus, O holy Jesus, O Jesus, son of Mary


Prayer after Communion


Holy and blessed God,

as you give us the body and blood of your Son,

guide us with your Holy Spirit,

that we may honour you not only with our lips

but also in our lives.

This we ask in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord.

Doxology and Blessing

Announcements/Birthdays and Anniversaries

Recessional Hymn: Be Thou My Vision                                             #505





Sharing in the Ministry of our Parish Today

Greeter: Sue and Bob Taylor

Readers: Brenda Small, Mary Sean Burgham

Intercessions: Carrol Robb  

Lay Administration: Brenda Small, Carmen Christian

Hospitality: Judy Richardson      

Altar Guild: Margo Kenney, Carmen Christian, Clementine Ukeye   




THE SENIORS LUNCHEON: meets Thursday September 27, 2018 in the Canterbury Room from 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.  September to June, on the last Thursday of the month, seniors are welcome to join for Eucharist, fellowship, and a delicious home-cooked lunch.  If you are in need of a drive, please call Ruth Cochrane at 613-890-2901.


FROSTY’S FAIR is Saturday, Nov. 10, 9:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Time to think about what you would like to do for Trinity’s Christmas bazaar. Can you help at one of the Tables, work at Frosty’s cafe? Tell Jennifer Small  and she will put you on the schedule. She’ll be announcing “cooking bees” to make frozen meals.


Pull out your recipes to make your favourite items for the Bake Table, squares, loaves, cookies, tarts, pies, candy – all those delicious treats to have at Christmas time. Do you make jam, jelly, pickles? All these things sell quickly at the bazaar. Do you have a favourite Gingerbread cookie recipe? Contact Jennifer Small


SAVE THE DATE! You are invited to our next Alpha Launch Party: Thursday September 27th from 6:30-8:30pm in the Canterbury Room. Invite a friend to join us for dinner and see what Alpha is all about. For more info:


YOUTH GROUP SERVICE PROJECT: Youth ages 9+ are invited to join us at the Ottawa Food Bank’s Community Harvest Farm on September 29th, from 1:00-4:00pm. Located near Stittsville, the Community Harvest Program grows fresh produce for a number of charitable agencies across the capital region. Come get your hands dirty for a good cause, and learn a thing or two as well! Parents welcome. For more info or to arrange transportation:

OUT OF THE COLD:  Saturday October 20th. We hope that you will join us to have fun while at the same time, we prepare, cook, and serve less fortunate members of our community a warm meal. Volunteers are needed beginning between 2 and 7 p.m. to set-up, cook, serve and clean up. The shifts are generally 2 hours in length. The dinners take place at Southminster United Church Galt Street entrance throughout the winter months. This is Trinity’s opportunity to serve. Please consider joining us. The sign-up sheet is in sheet is in Bender Hall. All ages welcome no experience required. For further information contact Judy Richardson at 613- 730 -7482 or by email: Judith. A. Richardson @gmail .com


REMINDER: The deadline for submission to the November edition of Crosstalk is fast approaching. All submissions (articles, calendar notices, photographs, etc.) are due by noon on Tuesday, September 25.  Additionally, if your parish is hosting a Bazaar or Holiday Fair this year, please ensure that it’s information is submitted by noon on Monday, October 1 to be included in the special Bazaar listing for the Diocese.


MEXICAN FIESTA: Enjoy a night out to support refugee sponsorships on Saturday, October 13, from 6:30 to 11 pm, at St. Thomas the Apostle Anglican Church, 22345 Alta Vista Drive. Music by El Mariachi Fiesta Band. Food by Ola Cocina. Hosts are the Ottawa South Committee for Refugee Sponsorship and Resettlement Support Ottawa. Tickets at $40 through or $50 at the door. For more information, please contact Bob Taylor.


MUSIC AT TRINITY: The next concert will be on Saturday October 13th at 4:30pm featuring the Ottawa Guitar Trio performing favorites from the classical, film and video games repertoire. Freewill offering.

This Week at Trinity

Tuesday, September 25, 2018                                                              

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

Wednesday, September 26, 2018                                             

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 Lunch and Bible Study

Thursday, September 27, 2018                                                                                                                  

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

7:30p.m. 9 p.m.          Trinity Choir practice

6:30-8:30 p.m.              Alpha

Sunday, September 30, 2018- Nineteenth Sunday After Pentecost

Readings: Esther 7: 1-6, 9-10, 9:20-22, Psalm 124, James 5: 13-20, Mark 9:38-50