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First Sunday of Advent, December 2, 2012

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First Sunday of Advent, December 2, 2012


Trinity's logo of heart, hands and cross. 


Trinity Anglican Church

1230 Bank Street

Ottawa, Ontario   K1S 3Y3


Church Hall:  613-733-0326 

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Priest: The Reverend Andrea Thomas

Director of Music: Victoria Scott

Organ Scholar: Kilby Baron

Duty Warden: Evan Baker


Worshiping God as disciples of Jesus;

showing love to our neighbours near and far.

First Sunday of Advent

December 2, 2012

8:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist

10:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist,

with Choir and Church School




Welcome to Trinity!  If this is your first visit, please note that we do not take a collection during the service, but your offering may be placed on the plate at the back of the church as you enter or leave. 

Organ prelude

We Gather As God’s People

Opening Hymn: Lo, He Comes with Clouds Descending                    114

Children’s Talk

Advent Candle Lighting

Celebrant:  Today we light the first Advent candle.  It will be a light to guide us towards Christmas. (Lights first blue candle.)

People:      This candle reminds us of the promises of God in good things already around us.

Celebrant:   Look, and you might see a kind person, or someone who is wise and strong.

People:      People are like the branch of a beautiful tree, growing from the roots of Gods life.

Celebrant:   O God, in faith and hope,

People:      we will look and see the signs of good around us your small gifts which encourage us while we wait for the Christ child to come.  Amen.

           (The children proceed downstairs for Church School)


Celebrant: Almighty God,

People:    unto you all hearts are open, all desires known, and from you no secrets are hidden.  Cleanse the thoughts of our hearts by the inspiration of your Holy Spirit, that we may perfectly love you, and worthily magnify your holy name; through Christ our Lord.  Amen.

Celebrant: Almighty God,

People:    Give us grace to cast away the works of darkness and put on the armour of light, now in the time of this mortal life in which your Son Jesus Christ came to us in great humility, that on the last day, when he shall come again in his glorious majesty to judge both the living and the dead, we may rise to the life immortal; through him who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.  Amen

We Listen To God’s Word

The First Reading: Jeremiah 33:14-16                                  (O.T. pg. 738)

Reader: Hear what the Spirit is saying to the Church.

People: Thanks be to God.

Psalm 25:1-9          (please read responsively)                            page 733

The Second Reading: 1 Thessalonians 3: 9-13                (N.T. page 204)

Gradual Hymn: Come, Thou Long-expected Jesus                           #88

Gospel Acclamation                                                                   see insert

Celebrant: The Lord be with you

People:   And also with you.

Celebrant: The Holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ,

               according to Luke 21:25-36                          (N.T. page 85)

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 Nicene Creed                                                               page 188

The Prayers of the People:

Leader:       At the beginning of this Advent season, let us offer our prayers to God, saying: Lord have mercy.

People:      That our gracious Saviour may rouse us from sleep and make us attentive to the nearness of his presence, let us pray to the Lord.

Leader:       That we may discover God’s word in every sound of this world, God’s touch in every human embrace, and God’s love in every gesture of self-sacrifice among us, let us pray to the Lord.

People:      That divine energy and holy grace may bring our hearts to vigilance and make us see with uncovered eyes the Christ who suffers in his peoples agonies, let us pray to the Lord.

Leader:       That we may come to recognize in our holy assembly gathered for prayer that Jesus the Christ is with us here to make our songs of praise and pleading his own. In the Diocese of Ottawa, we pray today for St. Thomas the Apostle, Ottawa, for all the staff and volunteers of Librairie Saint-Paul & Canterbury House Bookstore, and for Ottawa Hospital Chaplaincies – Ottawa Civic and Ottawa General Campuses.  For the needs of the whole Church that we name silently or aloud (silence). For John our bishop, for all bishops, for Andrea, our Priest, for all the clergy and people. Let us pray to the Lord.

People:      That Gods coming into the days and years of our human history may be always new, always brimming with light to drive all darkness away, let us pray to the Lord.

Leader:       Within our Parish we pray for the sick and the suffering, especially (insert names), and for those we name silently or aloud (silence). We remember those who have died, especially (insert names), for those we name silently or aloud (silence).  Grant these petitions, O God, according to your perfect will.

People:      Make ready our hearts for your coming, O Lord, and receive our prayers in the name of the one who comes, our gracious Saviour, Jesus, the Christ.  Amen

Confession and Absolution                                                  page 191

The Exchange of the Peace                                                page 192

We Celebrate The Presence Of Jesus

Offertory Hymn: Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence                    #48

Prayer Over The Gifts                                                         page 269

Eucharistic Prayer 4                                                                    page 201                   

Sanctus                                                                             see insert

Amen                                                                                 see insert  

The Lord’s Prayer                                                               page 211

The Breaking of the Bread, sentence #3                              page 212 Agnus Dei                                                                                #747

The Communion

Communion Hymn: My Lord, What a Morning


 My Lord, what a morning!

 My Lord, what a morning!

 O my Lord, what a morning!

 When the stars begin to fall.

 1 You will hear the trumpet sound,

 To wake the nations underground,

 Looking to my God’s right hand,

 When the stars begin to fall.

 2 You will hear the sinner cry,

 To wake the nations underground,

 Looking to my God’s right hand,

 When the stars begin to fall.

 3 You will hear the Christian shout,

 To wake the nations underground,

 Looking to my God’s right hand,

 When the stars begin to fall.

Prayer After Communion                                                            page 269


Announcements/Birthdays and Anniversaries

Recessional Hymn: Hail to the Lord’s Anointed                               #101


Organ Postlude





Sharing In The Ministry of Our Parish Today

Greeter:                  Audrey Graham

Readers:                  Audrey Graham and David Wilson

Intercessions:         Mary-Sean Burgham

Lay Administrators: Doug Small and Linda Bowering

Coffee Hour:          

Altar Guild:             Brenda Small, Joanne McCracken,

Yvonne Silverman and Sue Taylor



TODAY, following the 10:00 a.m. service, there will be a MINI BAZAAR IN BENDER HALL.

OUTREACH IS AT THE HEART OF FOLLOWING JESUS: for the four Sundays of Advent we will be gathering food items for the local Food Bank. There is a tree in the Sanctuary and one in Bender Hall. Our challenge is to fill the bottom of the trees with non perishable items! We can be the hands of Christ to our neighbours!

TRINITY ADVENT STUDY: Thursday, December 13th, 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the Canterbury Room.  


“The major public features of our society—government, education, science, etc.—are all secular. How did religion come to be relegated to the private sphere, and separated from so many important aspects of our lives? In this lecture, I will show that, surprisingly, many of the roots of secularization can be found in the history of Christianity itself.”

Come and enjoy a time of learning with Travis DeCook. He is an Associate Professor in the Department of English at Carleton University and teaches medieval and Renaissance literature, cultural theory, and the history of the book and media. But even better he is little Ben’s dad and a member of Trinity!


SUNDAY, DECEMBER 16TH is the CHRISTMAS PAGEANT AND FAMILY POT-LUCK LUNCH.  Please bring your family’s favourite dish to share.  Help putting up tables and chairs in Bender Hall before the service would be much appreciated.

The Carleton Ecumenical Chaplaincy is again offering “THE PAUSE TABLE” during December exams.  Last year, we served up to 300 students daily, providing healthy snacks, comfort food, juice, coffee and pastoral support at a time when most students are running low on funds and energy.  You can support this in two ways: by donating goodies; or by volunteering to take a turn at the table between 10 am and 2 pm on TUESDAY, DECEMBER 18th.  For more information please speak to Yvonne Silverman (613-733-5901).

CHRISTMAS MEMORIAL FLOWER LIST:  Anyone wishing to give a donation or memorial gift towards the Christmas flowers in the church is asked to do so BEFORE Tuesday, December 18th  so that the names of those to be remembered will appear in the Christmas bulletins. Please look through the list at the back of the church of names of those to be remembered. Indicate whether you are adding new names, repeating/changing last year’s names as printed or deleting names from the list.  Envelopes are available at the back of the Church for your donation, and may be placed on the offering plate.

ADVENT EVENING PRAYER:  All are welcome to join in the worship of God through song and prayer at Saint Margaret Mary Church (at the corner of Fairbairn and Sunnyside) every Wednesday evening from 6:30 to 7:00 during Advent (December 5th, 12th and 19th).

Please sign up to host the COFFEE AND FELLOWSHIP HOUR after Sunday morning services.  The sign-up sheet for next year is on the notice board in Bender Hall.

Please continue to put spare change in the WORLD VISION BUCKET FOR SHEILA.  As a result of your generosity, we are able to send a Christmas gift of 4 hens, 2 roosters and various classroom supplies. There is a Christmas card to sign if you wish – it is on Sheila’s table at the back.


Christmas Services

Monday, December 24th

4:30 p.m. – Children’s Service

10:00 p.m. – Candlelight Service


Tuesday, December 25th

10:00 a.m. – Holy Eucharist












This Week at Trinity

Monday, December 3rd  

10:00 a.m.                     Pastoral Care at the General Hospital

Tuesday, December 4th         

10:00 a.m. – 2.00 p.m.    CHURCH OFFICE OPEN

6:00 p.m.                               Corporation meets in Bender Hall

Wednesday, December 5th             

11:00 a.m. – 2.00 p.m.    CHURCH OFFICE OPEN

10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.   ACW Quilting in Bender Hall

Thursday, December 6th          

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

6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.     Liturgical Dance Class in the Sanctuary

Sunday, December 9th   Second Sunday of Advent

8:00 a.m.                       Holy Eucharist

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

                                      Readings: Malachi 3:1-4; Canticle 19 (Luke 1:68-79); Philippians 1:3-11; Luke 3:1-6