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Epiphany of the Lord January 7, 2018

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Epiphany of the Lord January 7, 2018






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Incumbent: The Rev. Arran Thorpe

Director of Music: Fabien Tousignant



Worshiping God as disciples of Jesus;

showing love to our neighbours near and far.


Epiphany of the Lord

January 7, 2018

10:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist with One-Room Church School



Prelude: Pastoral Symphony form Christmas Oratorio by J.S. Bach


We Gather As God’s People

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

Opening Hymn: As with Gladness Men of Old                                        #160

Children’s Talk

The Gathering of the Community                                                                                 page 185

Gloria                                                                                                       #686

Kyrie                                                                                                         #706

Collect of the Day

Creator of the heavens,

Who led the Magi by a star

To worship the Christ-child:

Guide and sustain us,

So that we may find our journey’s end,

In Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.

Common Worship: Additional Collects 2004 alt


We Listen To God’s Word

The First Reading: Isaiah 60: 1-6                                                (O.T. pg. 690)

Psalm 72: Sung by the Choir 1-7, 10-14                                            page 797

The Second Reading: Ephesians 3: 1-12                                  (N.T. pg. 193)

Gradual Hymn: The People That in Darkness Sat                             #156

Celebrant: The Lord be with you

People:           And also with you.

Celebrant:        The Holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ,

according to Matthew 2:1-12                              (N.T. page 2)

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 promised Messiah, is shown to the Gentile world.

Leader: Let us pray to the God who loves us and knows the terrain we travel and pray to him for the Church of the Epiphany, Gloucester The Reverend Geoff Chapman and John, our bishop, Arran, our priest. We pray for all clergy and people and their ministries in the Diocese of Ottawa.

People: We thank God for all those who brought the good news of Jesus to us, and all who nourish our faith today. We pray that the whole people of God may work in unity and openness for the coming of God’s kingdom. (Silence)

Leader: Lord God:

People: we offer you ourselves.

Leader: We thank God that salvation is for all people, and pray for a just and accepting world where none is rejected, despised or treated with contempt. (Silence)

Leader: Lord God:

People: we offer you ourselves.

Leader: We thank God for the privilege of parenting and of living in communities; we pray that our homes and churches may be welcoming and generous-hearted. (Silence)

Leader: Lord God:

People: we offer you ourselves.

Leader: We thank God for all who care with such thoughtfulness and practical loving for those who are vulnerable, and especially for the very young. We pray for healing and wholeness, peace of mind, protection and hope. At this time, we pray for (insert names) and for those who we name silently or aloud. (Silence)

Leader: Lord God:

People: we offer you ourselves.

Leader: We thank God for all who have reached the end of their earthly journey in faith, that they may be welcomed into his eternity. May we use the time left to us here as good stewards of God’s gifts. At this time, we pray for (insert names) and for those who we name silently or aloud. (Silence)

Leader: Lord God:

People: we offer you ourselves.

Leader: We thank God for including us in the plan of salvation, and pray that we may be made worthy of our calling.

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 First Nowell                                                            #139

Prayer over the Gifts

God of all creation,
all you have made is good,
and your love endures forever.
You bring forth bread from the earth
and fruit from the vine.
Nourish us with these gifts,
so that we might be for the world
signs of your gracious presence in 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: Quelle est cette odeur agréable arr. David Willcocks


Quelle est cette odeur agréable, bergers, qui ravit tous nos sens? S’exhale-t-il rien de semblable au milieu des fleurs du printemps? Mais quelle éclatante lumière dans la nuit vient frapper nos yeux! L’astre du jour dans sa carrière, fût-il jamais si radieux? A Bethléem, dans une crèche, il vient de vous naître un Sauveur; allons, que rien ne vous empêche d’adorer votre Rédempteur.


Whence is that goodly fragrance flowing, stealing our senses all away? Never the live did come ablowing, shepherds, in flow’ry fields in May. What is that light so brilliant, breaking here in the night across our eyes?Never so bright, the day-star waking, started to climb the morning skies!  Bethlehem! There in manger lying, find your Redeemer, haste away, run ye with eager footstep, hieing! Worship the Saviour born today. 



Prayer after Communion


We give you thanks, almighty God,
that you have refreshed us
through the healing power of this gift of life.
In your mercy, strengthen us through this gift,
in faith toward you and in fervent love toward one another;
for the sake of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Evangelical Lutheran Worship (2006)

Doxology and Blessing

Announcements/Birthdays and Anniversaries

Recessional Hymn: We Three Kings  


  1. We three kings of Orient are; bearing gifts we traverse afar

Field and fountain, moor and mountain,Following yonder star:



        O star of wonder, star of night, star with royal beauty bright,

        Westward leading, still proceeding, guide us to the perfect light.


  1. Born a king on Bethlehem plain gold I bring, to crown him again-

King for ever, ceasing never, over us all to reign:




  1. Frankincense to offer have I; incense owns a deity nigh:

Prayer and praising, all men raising, worship him, God most high:




  1. Myrrh is mine; its bitter perfume breathes a life of gathering gloom;

Sorrowing, sighing, bleeding, dying, sealed in the stone cold tomb




  1. Glorious now, behold him arise, King, and God, and sacrifice!

Heav’n sings alleluia, alleluia the earth replies                  



Postlude:  Noël Suisse by Louis-Claude D’Aquin



Sharing in the Ministry of our Parish Today             

Greeter:                                  Linda Bowering

Readers:                                 Judy Chamberland and Sue Taylor

Intercessions:                        Brenda Small

Lay Administration:               Sue Taylor and Doug Small


Altar Guild:                             Brenda Small, Joanne McCracken, Yvonne Silverman, Sue Taylor





MUSIC AT TRINITY: Our next concert will be on January 20th 2018 at 4:30pm. Aaron Copland’s clarinet concerto with Roxanne Leveillé, clarinet and Fabien Tousignant, piano. Freewill offering.


SACRED PARENTING: Join us for a six week video series that will include time for fellowship and discussion exploring the calling of parenthood.  The video series will be held in the Canterbury Room at Trinity Ottawa beginning Tuesday January 23rd, 2018 from 7:00p.m-9:00p.m.

BROWN BAG LUNCH AND BIBLE STUDY: Will resume Wednesday, January 17th, 2018.  12pm-1 pm. Everyone is welcome.
Spirit Talks

Faith and Arts Ottawa launches its fifth documentary theatre workshop series, Spirit Talks, for youth (16 yrs+), young adults and adults this Sunday, January 7th, 2018, at Southminister Church (15 Alymer Ave.) from 6:00-9:00 p.m (6-7 p.m. dinner and community building; 7-9 p.m. theatre workshop).
Spirit Talks is an amateur theatre workshop series, led by award-winning actor, playwright and director Eleanor Crowder, which explores the relationship of spirituality, religion, youth, and young adults.

Working with the real words of young adults from Tom Sherwood’s book, Listening to The Echo, participants will reflect and work in pairs and in groups to develop monologues, dialogues, skits and choruses that wrestle with the questions and issues that interest them.

Workshop dates:

January 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th, 

February 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th, 

March 4th, 11th, 18th and 25th


To Register: Sign up online by January 5, 2018 and/or meet us on January 7th in the Parlour Room, at Southminister United Church


Got a question? Contact Ashley, our administrator, at She has participated in all four of our previous productions.




Faith and Arts Ottawa presents Trans-Script at The Gladstone Theatre on Sunday, January 21 and Monday, January 22, 2018 at 7:30 pm.
Based on real stories, Trans-Script follows six characters over the course of a few months as they adapt to changes and find new truths about themselves. The stories and characters of Trans-Script pose an essential question: “Is love enough?”

Trans-Script is an original 50-minute play, written by Rosemary Nolan and Eleanor Crowder, that explores love and relationships in the context of transgender experiences. Both evening performances will be followed by a moderated audience-cast talkback.

Content suitable for ages 12+

Tickets: $23/ea., online and in person, from The Gladstone Box Office.

Don’t miss out on this last opportunity to see Trans-Script. Get your tickets today!


This Week at Trinity

Tuesday, January 9th                                                         

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

Wednesday, January 10th                    

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

10:00 a.m. – 2 p.m.     ACW

Thursday, January 11th                                                                                            

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

7:30p.m. 9:00 p.m.           Choir practice


Sunday, January 14th