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Fifteenth Sunday After Pentecost


1230 Bank St. Ottawa ON K1S 3Y3

613-733-7536   |   |    @OttawaTrinity

The Rev. Arran Thorpe

Pianist:  Nicolas Fobes

Cantor: Simon McInnes

Worshipping God as disciples of Jesus;

showing love to our neighbours near and far.

Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost

September 22nd, 2019

10:00am Holy Eucharist


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

The Gathering of the Community                                                    page 185

Gloria                                                                                                  Hymn #686                                                                                                             

Kyrie                                                                                                                 #706

Kyrie eleison (sung together)

Christe eleison (sung by choir)

Kyrie eleison (sung together)

Collect of the Day

Almighty God,
you have created the heavens and the earth,
and ourselves in your image.
Teach us to discern your hand in all your works
and to serve you with reverence and thanksgiving;
through Jesus Christ our Lord,
who is alive and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever. Amen.

We Listen To God’s Word

The First Reading: Jeremiah 8: 18-9:1                                   O.T. page 709                                  

Psalm: 79: 1-9                                                                                page 811                

The Second Reading: 1 Timothy 2: 1-7                                  N.T. page 208       

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 Luke 16:1-13                             (N.T. page 79)

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)
When we recognise our dependence on God we will approach him with true humility and accept his gifts with joy.

Leader: Let us pray to the God who made us and sustains us for St. Helen’s, Orleans, The Venerable Susan Churchill-Lackey. The Reverend Canon Peter Lackey. For Open Table Ministry to university students. We pray for Linda, 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: Look with mercy on your Church, with all our faults and failings, missed opportunities and misunderstandings, as we learn to be truly your body on earth. (Silence)

Leader: God of our making:

People: have mercy on us.

Leader: We lay before you the political issues, the moral dilemmas and the dreams of peace that concern our world and all who share its resources. Where we can see no clear way forward give us your vision and enable us to be good stewards to all you provide. (Silence)

Leader: God of our making:

People: have mercy on us.

Leader: We ask you to take all our relationships and drench them in your transforming love, so that we appreciate on another more, and value what each has to offer. (Silence)

Leader: God of our making:

People: have mercy on us.

Leader: Surround with comfort and reassurance those who feel spiritually dried up or emotionally drained; heal and mend broken bodies and broken hearts, and provide clear pools of water for those who are walking the valley of misery and depression. At this time, we pray for (insert names) and for those who we name silently or aloud. (Silence).

Leader: God of our making:

People: have mercy on us.

Leader: Gather into your kingdom those who have run the race and fought the good fight, and have mercy on all who are at the point of death. At this time, we pray for (insert names) and for those who we name silently or aloud.  (Silence).

Leader: God of our making:

People: have mercy on us.

Leader: We give you thanks and praise for the wideness of your mercy, and the personal attention of your provision for us.

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: Let There Be Light                                                   #572

Prayer over the Gifts                                                                        

God of power,
the glory of your works fills us with wonder and awe.
Accept our offering this day,
and help us to live in peace and harmony
with all your creation,
for the sake of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen                                                 

Eucharistic Prayer  

Sanctus                                                                                                  #735

Great Amen                                   

The Lord’s Prayer                                                                             page 211

The Breaking of the Bread                                                               page 213

Agnus Dei                                                                                             #747

The Communion


Prayer after Communion

Ruler of the universe,

All creation yearns for its fulfilment in your Son,

May we who have shared in holy things

Grow into maturity in him.

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

Doxology and Blessing                                                                           (Pg. 214)                                                                                                              

Announcements/Birthdays and Anniversaries

Recessional Hymn: Let us with a Gladsome Mind                          # 398



Sharing in the Ministry of our Parish Today

Greeter: Judy Chamberland

Readers: Heather Maclachlan and Carrol Robb

Intercessions: Judy Chamberland

Hospitality:  Brenda Small and Travis and Ben DeCook

Lay Administration: Heather Maclachlan and Judy Richardson

Altar Guild: Brenda Small, Joanne McCracken, Yvonne Silverman

and Sue Taylor  


MUSIC AT TRINITY: Music at Trinity launches its fifth season on September 28th at 4:30pm with members of the Ottawa Chamber Players.  Nadia Petrella, soprano, Guy Edrington, French Horn, Gertrude Letourneau, flute and Catherine Donkin, piano. Freewill offering. 

AS PART OF OUR CELEBRATION OF SAINT FRANCIS OF ASSISI and the blessing of the animals, Saturday October 5, 2019, from 9am until 2pm, Trinity will have our first ever dog wash fundraiser! We will provide clients with a little help and the supplies they need to spiff up their dog for $10. If the weather doesn’t cooperate, there will be lots to see and do downstairs anyway! The events downstairs will include a sale of homemade Thanksgiving treats for people and also a canine table of safe homemade treats, handmade dog coats, sweaters, fancy leashes, bandanas and costumes. We will have used books about pets for sale, as well as presentations by canine organizations and….balloon dog making by our new volunteer, Paige.  Please collect books about dogs…you can stretch that a bit to books that interest adults and kids who love dogs…. and deposit them in the box at the back of the church where you will find a list of help and donations needed. Please email Myrna at  to let her know how you are helping. We are thrilled to have a few offers of help from Carleton students. Please encourage your dog loving friends to show up for what should be a really fun event we expect to be very popular! We have just over a month to get crafting and baking.

So, why a dog wash? We love all pets at Trinity, but we thought a cat wash would be…well… a little catastrophic.

YOU ARE INVITED to the Community Ministries of Ottawa Annual Breakfast of Hope on September 26, from 7:30 to 9 a.m. at Christ Church Cathedral Hall. This fundraiser (and silent auction) supports the crucial work of Centre 454, Cornerstone Housing for Women, Ottawa Pastoral Counselling Centre, St Luke’s Table and The Well. This year’s guest speaker is the Mayor of Ottawa – Mr. Jim Watson. Tickets are $50 per person or $400 for a table of eight, and donations are welcome now or during the breakfast. Reserve your seat and make a donation online at, or send your cheque payable to Diocese of Ottawa (memo Breakfast of Hope). Income tax receipts will be provided for all donations. For more information call 613-232-7124: Heidi Fawcett (ext. 222) or Jane Scanlon (ext. 225). Thank you for your support!

FISH FRY AND SILENT AUCTION: To be held at St. Thomas the Apostle Anglican Church, 2345 Alta Vista Drive on Friday, September 27th, 2019. Dinner with all the trimmings, French fries, Coleslaw and Rolls, Dessert, Coffee, Tea and Lemonade. Ticket Price:  Adults: $16.00, Children $8.00. Pick up is also available from 5:00pm to 7:00pm.  Tickets are available from Jim Doherty (613-523-2487) & Don Harrison (613-733-6218). Tickets are also available at St. Thomas Church on weekday mornings.

FROSTY’S FAIR: Saturday, Nov. 9thTime to start baking, cooking and crafting! If you have any items or ideas for the Silent Auction or Great Gift Table please let Jen Small of Nancy Bassam know. If you are able to help out at Frosty’s, please touch base with Jen Small after the service.

CELEBRATING 140 YEARS: Team 140 is planning a celebration on Saturday, October?19, 2019, to mark Trinity’s presence for 140 years at Bank and Cameron. Here’s how EVERYONE can contribute. If you have photos or souvenirs from Trinity’s past (recent or distant), please share them with Sue or Bob Taylor or forward them to We’re also looking for past parishioners and/or their families to invite to the event. Please let Sally Clarke know who you’ve remembered so we can include them. You can either email Sally ( or leave a note in the envelope on the office door. It would be helpful if you could include the last address you have for invitees or at least the area in which they live. Further information is available from Judy Richardson or Lindsay Whillans.

SAVE THE DATE: We have a date to host Out of the Cold-Saturday, November 23rd. Further information to follow.

CENTRAL OTTAWA DEANERY PARISHES: A bereavement course will be held Tuesday afternoon 1:30 to 4 pm October 15, 22, 29 and November 12 at St. Thomas Alta Vista. Parishioners of Central Deanery churches are welcome to attend. The course leader will be Rita Myres, MSW, RSW. A registration fee of $40 is payable by October 1 to the course leader, Rita Myres, 204 Compton, Ottawa, K2B 5A9. For further information contact Wayne Kauk (


Wednesday, September 25th, 2019

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 26th, 2019                                                                                                      

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

Friday, September 28th, 2019

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

Sunday, September 29th, 2019 – Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Readings: Genesis 28:10-17; Psalm 103:19-22, Revelation 12:7-12, John 1:47-51.