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Fifteenth Sunday After Pentecost September 17, 2017

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Fifteenth Sunday After Pentecost September 17, 2017



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Incumbent: The Rev. Arran Thorpe

Honorary Assistant: The Rev. Canon Allan Budzin

Director of Music: Fabien Tousignant


Worshiping God as disciples of Jesus;

showing love to our neighbours near and far.


Fifteenth Sunday After Pentecost


September 17, 2017

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




Prelude: Schmücke dich O liebe Seele BWV645 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: Let My People Seek Their Freedom                            #471

Children’s Talk

The Gathering of the Community                                                                               page 185

Gloria                                                                                                       #686

Kyrie                                                                                                         #706

Collect of the Day

God of deep compassion,
you welcome the weak
and free us from the bondage of sin.
Break the cycle of judgement and violence

Through Jesus our forgiveness,

Who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,

One God, now and for ever. Amen.
FWM Proposed Prayers alt.



We Listen To God’s Word

The First Reading: Exodus 14.19-31                                          (O.T. pg. 61)

Psalm 114 or Exodus 15.1b-11  Read responsively                         page 862

The Second Reading: Romans 14.1-12                                   (N.T. pg. 163)

Gradual Hymn:  May the Grace of Christ Our Saviour                         #481

Celebrant:        The Lord be with you

People:           And also with you.

Celebrant:        The Holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ,

according to Matthew 18.21-35 (N.T. page 20)

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)
Forgiving is a natural result of loving, so it is not an option for us but a command.

Leader: In the knowledge of all God has done for us, let us bring to him our concerns for the Church and for the world. In our Diocesan Calendar of Prayer, we pray for St James the Apostle, Perth, The Reverend Kenneth Davis. For the members of the Outreach Committee and its subcommittees and working groups In our Companion Diocese of Jerusalem we pray for Holy Land Institute for the Deaf, Salt, Jordan Jofed Community Rehabilitation Center, Jordan Valley, Jordan. For the Diocesan Clergy Conference, September 18-20

People: Thank you, God for the love which forgives again and again, and is prepared to trust us with the care of your people even after we have let you down many times. Teach us to minister to one another’s needs with compassion, sensitivity and discipline, so that all are affirmed and encouraged. (Silence)

Leader: The Lord is full of compassion:

People: his love lasts forever.

Leader: Thank you, God, for the order and variety, simplicity and complexity of this universe. Thank you for all that humankind is able to do; may all these gifts be used wisely and well, for the good of all, including those yet unborn. (Silence)

Leader: The Lord is full of compassion:

People: his love lasts forever.

Leader: Thank you, God, for what we have been forgiven and for the opportunities we have each day to learn the joy of forgiving others. Smash through our self-righteousness and keep us learning in humility at your feet. (Silence)

Leader: The Lord is full of compassion:

People: his love lasts forever.

Leader: Thank you, God, for all those who care for the sick, the unstable the ungrateful and the difficult. We pray for all who are on the receiving end of hate, deceit, suspicion or abuse, and for those who cause others pain and distress of any kind. We pray for your healing and transforming. At this time, we pray for (insert names) and for those who we name silently or aloud. (Silence)

Leader: The Lord is full of compassion:

People: his love lasts forever.

Leader: Thank you, God, for all those whose living and dying has taught us much about love. Freed from their pain and restrictions of age or injury, may they enjoy for ever the life of heaven. At this time, we pray for (insert names) and for those who we name silently or aloud. (Silence)

Leader: The Lord is full of compassion:

People: his love lasts forever.

Leader: Thank you, God, for those disturbing our complacency and challenging us to move forward with you, assured of your company and your love. 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 Lamb’s High Banquet Called to Share                #214

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 : Lead me Lord by Samuel Sebastian Wesley


Lead me, Lord, lead me in thy righteousness, make thy way plain before my face.  For it is thou, Lord, only, that makest me dwell in safety.


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: Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah                               #565


Postlude: Fugue in F major BWV 540 by J.S. Bach



Sharing in the Ministry of our Parish Today       

Greeter:                                   Beulah Rumbolt

Readers:                                  Hildegard Nicol, Heather Maclachlan

Intercessions:                         Sue Taylor

Lay Administration:                 Doug Small and Brenda Small

Hospitality:                              Brenda Small

Altar Guild:                              Margo Kenney, Carmen Christian, Clementine





Frosty’s Fair is Saturday, Nov. 4. We are looking for all kinds of gently used Christmas decorations for the Christmas Table and for any jewellery you just don’t wear anymore for the Jewellery boutique. If you have any of these items for the bazaar your can bring them to Trinity now, Sundays or during office hours (Tues. – Thurs. 10:00-2:00).


Are you making jam, jelly preserves? Bring them in just before the bazaar – more information to come.


If you can help at the bazaar (use your creative skills, set things up, bake your favourite treats, make jam, knit, sew for example) get in touch


YOUTH ALPHA: Starting 10 a.m., September 17! Youth between the ages of 13 and 17 are invited to hang out in the Canterbury room for some honest conversation…and muffins!


CHOIR AT TRINITY: We are continuously looking at increasing our number of choir members and all are welcome.  Even if one has limited knowledge of music they are welcome.  Anyone who would consider joining the choir should get in touch with Fabien.


ALPHA is starting September 19 at 6:30 p.m. Come try it out! We will share a meal, watch a video, and finish the evening with some good conversation. No question is out of bounds. All are welcome to join us as we launch another Alpha journey at Trinity.

Synod will take place from November 2nd through 4th.

Synod is an annual meeting of Anglican churches in the diocese of Ottawa (extending from Rutherglen and Mattawa to Cornwall and Hawkesbury, and from Sharbot Lake to Maniwaki).


To prepare, the churches of Ottawa Centre will meet in Great Chapter on 25 October at St. Thomas Alta Vista.


Please bring your questions and ideas to Judy Richardson, Paul Merriam, or Reverend Arran before mid-October.


WALKATHON for the Centretown Emergency Food Centre

Come and join other faith communities in the 2017 “Walk for the Centre” October 15, 2017 from 1:30 to 4:00 pm. Bring along family and friends for a scenic walk (3.5km.) on the Queen Elizabeth Pathway along the canal. Or join others in a short walk (1.5km.)  to Parliament Hill. Registration and music begin at 1:30 at City Hall. Welcome and send off with City Councillor Catherine McKenney follow at 2:00 pm.  Thank you for your continued support. Cheques and donations made payable to CCSAC (Centretown Churches Social Action Committee) go directly to the Food Centre. At Southminster please contact Anne Whitehurst (613-730-6831) for more information. For walk details, see:



This Week at Trinity

Tuesday, September 19th                                     

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

Wednesday, September 20th       

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

10:00 a.m. – 2 p.m.     ACW

Thursday, September 21th                                                     

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

Sunday, September 24th Sixteenth Sunday After Pentecost
Readings: Exodus 16:2-5; Psalm 105;1-6; 37-45 Philippians 1:21-30;Matthew 20.1-16