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Fifth Sunday After Pentecost-Church Picnic









1230 Bank St. Ottawa  ON  K1S 3Y3

613-733-7536   |   |    @OttawaTrinity

The Rev. Arran Thorpe

Director of Music: Fabien Tousignant

Musician: Paul Bush


Worshiping God as disciples of Jesus;

showing love to our neighbours near and far.


Fifth Sunday after Pentecost

June 24, 2018


9:30am Church Picnic


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

Yes You Can

Give Yourself, Give away,

each and every day

little steps can change it all

Better place, Better Man,

Make a difference, take a stand

doesn’t matter how small


As I think about the wonders that abound

The beauty present in our hearts and all around

Hard to imagine that it could be greater than,

But yes it can, yes it can…..




When at time’s you’re down and get to feelin’ blue

And believe that there’s nothing you can do,

Try to tell yourself that it could be greater than,

Say yes I can, yes I can



Instrumental – verse



The Gathering of the Community

Leader:    Come, let us worship Almighty God.

People:   Let us lift up our songs,

                Our prayers, our praises.

Leader:    Come, let us honour Jesus Christ.

People:   Let us love Christ with our hearts,

                Our minds, our spirits.

Leader:    Come, let us be filled with the Spirit of the Living God.

People:   Breath in us, Breath of God.  Amen.

Leader:    Let us pray.

O holy God, we know the beauty of this June day and we are grateful.  We experience the warm stirring of summer and the fullness of the bountiful earth, and we are grateful.  We share the love of family and friends and the family and friendship that is our church and we are grateful.  Let us now worship in joy and thanksgiving.  Amen.


Reading: 2 Corinthians 6: 1-13


Gradual Hymn

First Light



I’ve seen white clouds, and blue skies, all over this world

I’ve seen sunsets, sunrise as each new day unfurled

The colours from God’s paint-brush, all over this world

White clouds, Blue skies, true miracles


I have risen to the pure white light inside Afghanistan

In the jungles of Columbia, I’ve grabbed suns morning strands

From the lakes and streams of Canada, and to the Irish sea

I have touched the light, and the light it has touched me




I have seen love in foreign, lands helped people to be free

I’ve tried to be a teacher, and the best that I could be

I’ve given all that I could, I’ve done what I could do

I have touched the light and I’ve helped you touch it to




Gospel Reading: Mark 4: 35-41

We Respond to God’s Word


Prayers of the People (Adapted from Susan Sayers)
What kind of person is this? Even the wind and waves obey him.

Leader: As residents of God’s universe, let us pray now to our loving Creator for St. John’s, Richmond, The Reverend Canon John Bridges, The Reverend Ryan Boivin, The Reverend Kerri Brennan, St. Alban’s, Maberly, St. Paul’s, Lanark St. John’s, Balderson, St. Stephen’s, Brooke The Reverend Jonathan Askwith, In our Companion Diocese, the Diocese of Jerusalem, we pray for St. John the Baptist Church, Husun, Jordan. We pray for John, our bishop, Arran, our priest. We pray for all clergy and people and their ministries in the Diocese of Ottawa.

People: Lord of all truth and goodness, we pray for those in positions of authority in the Church all over the world and in each gathered community; that in all the storms we may be enabled to hear God’s calming voice and deepen our trust in him. (Silence)

Leader: Calm our fears:

People: and teach us your peace.

Leader: Lord of great power and majesty, we pray for those with political and military power, and all whose decisions affect many lives. Speak truth into motives, honour into actions and your vision of peace into every conflict. (Silence)

Leader: Calm our fears:

People: and teach us your peace.

Leader: Heavenly Father, we pray for all single people, couples, communal groups and families as they weather their storms and learn from them; lavish on all who have the care of others the capacity to bring peace and calm fears. (Silence)

Leader: Calm our fears:

People: and teach us your peace.

Leader: Lord of all healing, we pray for those whose minds and hearts are in turmoil, whose lives lurch from crisis to crisis; for those who find their lives shattered by illness or injury; for peace in those threatening storms and a settling of all anxiety. At this time, we pray for (insert names) and for those who we name silently or aloud.  (Silence)

Leader: Calm our fears:

People: and teach us your peace.

Leader: Lord of eternity, we thank you for your reassurance of life beyond physical death; we pray for those who are dying alone, unnoticed or unprepared; we comment those who have died to God’s merciful forgiveness and eternal tranquillity. At this time, we pray for (insert names) and for those who we name silently or aloud.  (Silence)

Leader: Calm our fears:

People: and teach us your peace!

Leader: Lord of creation, we are full of wonder at the story of your universe, spoken into existence and sustained with such love.

Leader: Merciful God,
Accept these prayers for the sake of your Son, our Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen.



Leader: God has always been there for us; loving us and calling us to be all that we can be.  Let us tell God all about ourselves, not leaving anything out.

People:  God if we carry excess baggage on life’s journey, teach us to travel more simply.  If our possessions own us, free us to trust you and share with others.  If our need for control keeps us anxious and demanding, help us to relax.

If we carry loads of guilt, may we hand them over to you, trusting you to forgive us.  God, make us simple: simple in trust, simple in life, simple in commitment to you.  Prepare us for your mission.  Allow us to join you in labour to heal the hurting, feed the hungry, and bring good news to the poor.  We pray in the name of Jesus


The Sharing of the Peace


Offertory Hymn:


Vows to the Lord

Your servant Lord, am I

You have loosened all my bonds,

My thoughts I give to you,

I will bless you all my days


My vows to the Lord I will fulfill

Insight of all his people

In the courts of the house of the Lord in your midst



How gracious is the Lord

Gentle and tender hearted

The Lord protects the simple

He saved me in my need


How can I repay the Lord, for all his goodness to me

The cup of blessing I will raise

Blessing the name of the Lord




The Celebration of the Eucharist

Eucharistic Prayer

Breaking of the Bread:

Celebrant:        We break this bread,

to share in the body of Christ

People:           We, being many, are one body,

                        For all we share in the one bread.

Communion Hymn: One Bread, One Body, One Lord of All

One bread, one body, one Lord of all,
one cup of blessing which we bless
and we, though many, throughout the earth,
we are one body in this one Lord.


  1. Gentile or Jew, servant or free, woman or man, no more.
  2. Many the gifts, many the works, woman or man, no more.
  3. Grain for the fields, scattered and grown, gathered to one for all.

Prayer after Communion:

Great Creator, you have fed us with bread from heaven. Continue to renew us in your truth, to give light to our minds, strength to our bodies, and seal us with your Holy Spirit. We ask this in Christ’s name. Amen.


Until we meet again, Walk gently in the way.

Dwell in the hollow of God’s hand:

Rejoice, and serve, and pray!

(Irish Blessing)


Closing Hymn:



For our life together we celebrate

Life that lasts forever, we celebrate!

For the joy and for the sorrow

Yesterday, today, tomorrow, we celebrate.


For your great creation we celebrate

For our own salvation we celebrate

For the sun and for the rain,

Through the joy and through the pain, we celebrate.



Ah, there’s a celebration!

Celebrate the whole of it!


For his body broken we celebrate;

For the word he’s spoken, we celebrate;

For the feasting at his table,

By his grace we are able to celebrate.


For the Lord above we celebrate;

For our Father of love we celebrate;

For the Son who is our brother;

For his Spirit, for the three together we celebrate.


Sharing in the Ministry of our Parish Today              


Readers:                                  Joanne McCracken and Susan Taylor

Intersessions:                        Judy Chamberland

Lay Administrations:          Brenda Small and Heather Maclachlan

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




EVENSONG CHANGE OF DATE: Our next Evensong will be on Wednesday June 27th at 6:00pm with the Caelis Academy Ensemble directed by Matthew Larkin.


CHRIST’S CHOIR CAMBRIDGE: On Thursday July 5th 2018 at 7pm Christ Choir Cambridge will perform here at Trinity in a little summer concert series were are launching in July.  They also need a place to stay overnight and it would be nice if we can host them.  If you have a spare room to accommodate 1 maybe 2 choristers for one night, it would be much appreciated.  Let Fabien know if you can help.




PRAYER and PRAISE at ANDREW HAYDON PARK!   Come and join in a joyful celebration of the Eucharist on July 18 and August 15. The music starts at 7:00p.m. For more information, see the poster in Bender Hall or speak to Yvonne.


VOLUNTEER RECOGNITION:  We would like to recognize and share a big Thank You to Chris Garnett for 30 years of volunteering at the May Court Hospice!



**Please note starting July 1st, we will be in our SUMMER SCHEDULE, with one service on Sunday at 9:30 a.m.**


This Week at Trinity

Tuesday, June 26th                                                              

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

Wednesday, June 27th                                    

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, June 28th                                                                                                                  

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

7:30 p.m. 9:00 p.m.    Choir practice

Sunday, July 1st   9:30am Service- Sixth Sunday after Pentecost         

Readings:  2 Samuel 1:1, 17-27, Psalm 130, 2 Corinthians 7-15, Mark 5: 21-43