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First Sunday in Lent


Trinity Anglican Church

1230 Bank St. Ottawa  ON  K1S 3Y3

613-733-7536   |   |    @OttawaTrinity

The Rev. Arran Thorpe

Director of Music: Fabien Tousignant

Worshipping God as disciples of Jesus;

showing love to our neighbours near and far.

First Sunday in Lent

March 10, 2019

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

Prelude: Herzliebster Jesu from Op.122 by Johannes Brahms

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: Forty Days and Forty Nights                                    #175

Children’s Talk                                                                                           

The Gathering of the Community                                                    page 185


Collect of the Day

Heavenly God,

Your Son confronted the powers of darkness

That obscure your compassion and love for all of creation:

Help us to use these days to grow in wisdom and prayer,

So that we may witness to that saving love

Proclaimed in Jesus Christ our Saviour. Amen.

Common Worship: Additional collects (2004) alt.

We Listen To God’s Word

The First Reading: Deuteronomy 26: 1-11                             O.T. page 180                            

Psalm: 91: 1-2, 9-16                                                                       page 828           

The Second Reading: Romans 10: 8b-13                              N.T. page 160

Lent Prose – Tone V

Refrain (sung together)

To thee, Redeemer, on thy throne of glory: lift we our weeping eyes in holy pleadings: listen, O Jesu, to our supplications.

Refrain (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 4: 1-13                              (N.T. page 69)

Celebrant:        The Gospel of Christ.


Apostles Creed                                                                                 (pg. 189)

We Respond to God’s Word

Prayers of the People (Adapted from Susan Sayers)
Following his baptism, Jesus is severely tempted out in the desert, and shows us how to overcome temptation.

Leader: As children of our heavenly Father, who knows us so well and loves us completely, let us pray for the Anglican Fellowship of Prayer, Paul Dumbrille, Ottawa Representative; and for all parish representatives. For all Parish Administrators in the Diocese of Ottawa. Martin Luther Lutheran Church, Pastor Friedrich Demke.  We pray for Fred, 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: God knowing our weakness in the face of temptation, we ask for your strength and protection so that, though we stumble, we shall not fall head on.  (Silence)

Leader: Lead us not into temptation:

People: but deliver us from evil.

Leader: God, we pray for all those who are fighting temptation and finding it difficult to resist. We ask you to help them see clearly, and equip them with all then need to choose what is right. (Silence)

Leader: Lead us not into temptation:

People: but deliver us from evil.

Leader: God, we pray for the Church as it struggles to steer a straight course true to your calling. We pray for wisdom and courage, honesty and willingness to be vulnerable. (Silence)      

Leader: Lead us not into temptation:

People: but deliver us from evil.

Leader: God, we pray for those we love, whose company we enjoy. We pray too for those who irritate us and those whom we annoy.  (Silence)

Leader: Lead us not into temptation:

People: but deliver us from evil.

Leader: God we stand alongside all those who suffer, all whose lives are in chaos or despair, and all who live in the dark prison of guilt. We pray for your reassurance and peace, your understanding and compassion. At this time, we pray for (insert names) and for those who we name silently or aloud.  (Silence).

Leader: Lead us not into temptation:

People: but deliver us from evil.

Leader: We pray for the dying, especially the unnoticed and despised. We pray for those who have gone through death and now see you face to face, that they may receive your merciful forgiveness and know the joy of living with you forever.   At this time, we pray for (insert names) and for those who we name silently or aloud. (Silence).

Leader: Lead us not into temptation:

People: but deliver us from evil

Leader: God, we thank you for the knowledge that nothing is beyond your forgiveness, and no one beyond the limits of your love.

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: How Sweet the Name of Jesus Sounds                 #620

Prayer over the Gifts                                                                        

God of Life and freedom,

we celebrate the revelation of Jesus

as the Christ who makes all creation new.

Accept all we offer you this day

and make us new in him,

who is Lord for ever and ever.  Amen                                                    

Eucharistic Prayer  


Great Amen                                   

The Lord’s Prayer                                                                             page 211

The Breaking of the Bread                                                               page 287

Agnus Dei                                                                                                                   

The Communion

Anthem: Geistliches Lied by Johannes Brahms

Laß dich nur nichts nicht dauren mit Trauren, sei stille, wie Gott es fügt, so sei vergnügt mein Wille! Was willst du heute sorgen auf morgen? Der Eine steht allem für, der gibt auch dir das Deine. Sei nur in allem Handel ohn Wandel, steh feste, was Gott beschleußt, das ist und heißt das Beste. Amen.

Do not be sorrowful or regretful; be calm, as God has ordained, and thus my will shall be content.

What do you want to worry about from day to day? There is One who stands above all who gives you, too, what is yours.  Only be steadfast in all you do, stand firm; what God has decided,

that is and must be the best. Amen.

Prayer after Communion        

Gracious God, lover of all,

by this sacrament

you make us one family in Christ your Son,

one in the sharing of his body and blood,

one in the communion of his Spirit.

Help us to grow in love for one another

and come to the full maturity of the Body of Christ.

We ask this in his name. Amen.

Doxology and Blessing                                                                           (Pg. 214)                                                                                                              

Announcements/Birthdays and Anniversaries

Recessional Hymn: Lead Us, Heavenly Father, Lead Us                  #564


Postlude: Passacaglia in e minor Op.167 No.10 by Josef Rheinberger

Sharing in the Ministry of our Parish Today

Greeter: Jill Anderson, Sam and Graham

Readers: Judy Chambers and Hildegard Nicols

Intercessions: Heather Maclachlan

Hospitality: Jenn Small and Elizabeth Van Oorschot

Lay Administration: Sue Taylor and Doreen Barnes

Altar Guild: Margo Kenney, Clementine Ukeye, Lindsay Whillan


LENTEN STUDY: Being Christian: Baptism, Bible, Eucharist, and Prayer. By Rowan Williams. In this simple, beautifully written book Rowan Williams explores four essential components of the Christian life: baptism, Bible, Eucharist, and prayer. Despite huge differences in Christian thinking and practice both today and in past centuries, he says, these four basic elements have remained constant and indispensable for the majority of those who call themselves Christians. Study begins Tuesday March 12th and will run for 5 weeks ending April 9th. We will meet each week in the Canterbury room and the start time is 7pm and finishes at 8pm.

EVENSONGS:  Our next Evensong will be on March 17th 2019 at 5:30pm.  The Anglican Choral of Ottawa will lead the music for this service under the direction of Matthew Larkin.  Then on March 31st 2019 at 5:30pm, Hypatia’s Voice directed by Laura Hawley will lead the music.         

MUSIC AT TRINITY: Our next concert will feature pianist Luke Welch.  He recently launched his third CD entitled The Return which offers music of Beethoven and Schumann.  Mr. Welch is a faithful supporter of our concert series and has performed in it every year.  He returns on April 13th 2019 at 4:30pm.  Freewill offering.

FUNDRAISING CONCERT: The Glebelles directed by Maeve Weddle with The Glebe Collegiate Man Choir under the direction of Rachel Handley will present a sentimental Journey: an a capella celebration of pop songs old and new.  March 30th 2019 at 4:30pm.  Admission by donation. 

TEEN PROGRAM: The next session to be held on March 24th, 2019. Bring your friends and join us at 10:00 in the Canterbury room.

SUNDAY MORNING HOSPITALITY: Sunday morning coffee is an important Ministry at Trinity. It is over that cup of coffee we meet our friends, we receive encouragement, news and support. Rather than rely on sign up on a weekly basis we are going to move to assignment by a roster. As the choir has graciously agreed to put the coffee and tea on before service, the list will concentrate on serving, clean up and treats. Please contact Judy Richardson to have your name added to the roster.

GOOD NEWS: Syrian refugees Dr. Elias, his nine-year-old daughter, Malaka and his son, Issa, who will be eleven in August, are arriving on March 28. Dr. Elias, a neurosurgeon, is a widower. His wife, a pediatrician, died in Syria. Support – especially financial support – is needed to help them as they begin their new lives here. For further information see Bob Taylor. 

This Week at Trinity

Wednesday, March 13, 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, March 14, 2019                                                                                                                 

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

Friday, March 15, 2019

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

Sunday, March 17th, 2019- 2nd Sunday in Lent

Readings: Genesis 15:1–12, 17–18; Psalm 27; Philippians 3:17– 4:1; Luke 13:31–35