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First Sunday of Advent, November 27, 2011

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First Sunday of Advent, November 27, 2011


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Trinity Anglican Church

1230 Bank Street

Ottawa, Ontario   K1S 3Y3


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Priest: The Reverend Andrea Thomas

Director of Music: Victoria Scott

Organ Scholar: Kilby Baron

Duty Warden: Marty McCurdy


Worshiping God as disciples of Jesus;

showing love to our neighbours near and far.

First Sunday of Advent

November 27, 2011

8:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist & Anointing

10:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist & Anointing,

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.  Also, there are many occasions during the service where we stand for lengthy periods.  If you are more comfortable sitting or kneeling, please feel free to do so.

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 God’s 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 are then invited to 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: Isaiah 64:1-9                           (O.T. pg. 694)

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

People: Thanks be to God.

Psalm 80:1-7, 16-18       (sung by choir)                       page 812

The Second Reading: 1 Corinthians 1:3-9                 (N.T. page 166)

Gradual Hymn: “Sleepers, Wake!” …          (vs.1-2)            #110

Celebrant: The Lord be with you

People:   And also with you.

Celebrant: The Holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ,

               according to Mark 13:24-37                  (N.T. page 50)

People:   Glory to you, Lord Jesus Christ…

Celebrant: …The Gospel of Christ.

People:   Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ,

Gradual Hymn     (cont’d, vs. 3)


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 people’s 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. Matthew’s, Ottawa, for all the Archdeacons of the Diocese of Ottawa, and for the members of the Lay Readers Association.  We pray today for all young people who have been affected by suicide, addiction and self-harm. 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 God’s 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: Hark, a Herald Voice Is Sounding          #108 

Prayer Over The Gifts                                             page 269

Eucharistic  Prayer 4                                                     page 201

Sanctus                                                                               #735       

The Lord’s Prayer                                                                #744

The Breaking of the Bread, sentence #3                       page 212

Fraction Anthem                                                                  #746

The Communion and Anointing

Communion Hymn:  Comfort, Comfort Ye My People               #100

Anthem: Advent Joy – arr. Liebergen

Prayer After Communion                                                      page 269


Announcements/Birthdays and Anniversaries

Recessional Hymn: O Come, O Come, Emmanuel (vs.1-4)   #89


Organ Postlude


Sharing In The Ministry of Our Parish Today

Greeters:                Michelle Adkins, John Langen and

Alex Adkins-Langen

Readers:                  Darcy DeMarsico and George Sherman

Intercessions:         Mary-Sean Burgham

Lay Administrators: David Wilson and Heather Maclachlan

Coffee Hour:           Darcy, Catherine, John

Altar Guild:             Margo Kenney, Susan Cherry and Carmen Christian  





The Jackman Committee would like to receive proposals from interested parishioners on how money from the JACKMAN TRUST FUND could be used in 2012.  Consideration will be given to projects within or outside the parish. Since projects within the parish are approved within the wider budget process, the Committee needs to identify these projects to the Budget Committee.  Please forward your written suggestions to the church office by December 4th or see Judy Richardson (email: as the Jackman Committee will be meeting in early December.

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

THE CENTRETOWN EMERGENCY FOOD CENTRE (CEFC) is looking for food donations such as canned soup, canned fruit and canned tuna.  Unusual items such as Ensure and pet food are also very helpful.  Donation envelopes for the CEFC are available at the back of the church. 


CAROL SING, December 10th at 4:00 p.m.: Join us for this fun and festive gathering geared toward all ages. You’ll be sure to hear some of your favourite carols. Hot chocolate and treats will be served. Bring your family and friends and be ready to give your vocal chords a workout!

“WORDS AND MUSIC” will take place on Sunday, December 11th, 2011 at 4 p.m., featuring Judith Richardson, reader, and Victoria Scott, piano and organ. Please join us in the beautiful space Trinity offers, to listen and reflect, letting your mind take you where it will. As you gear up for the busy holiday season, why not spend an hour in a relaxing and refreshing atmosphere?



CHANGE FOR CHANGE.  Don’t forget to drop all your spare change into the World Vision bucket for Sheila.  Check the scrap book for the latest updates on her progress.

If you have any announcements that didn’t make this week’s

bulletin, please let Rev. Andrea know prior to the service and she will ensure that it is read.

Upcoming Events at Trinity


December 4th, following the 10:00 am service:  Mini Frosty’s Fair in Bender Hall.

December 10th, 4:00 pm: Carol Sing & Hot Chocolate.  Please bring a friend and a donation for the local food bank.

December 11th, 4:00 pm: “Words and Music” – featuring Judith Richardson, reader, and Victoria Scott, piano and organ.

December 18th, 10:00 am: Church School Pageant and Pot Luck Lunch


   This Week at Trinity

  Monday, November 28th

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


Tuesday, November 29th        

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


Wednesday, November 30th            

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

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

11:00                             ACW Annual Eucharist

 7:00 p.m.                              Ordination at Christchurch Cathedral

Thursday, December 1st         

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


Sunday, December 4th  Second Sunday of Advent

8:00 a.m.                       Holy Eucharist

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

                                      Mini Frosty’s Fair in Bender Hall

Readings:                      Isaiah 40:1-11; Psalm 85:1-2, 8-13; 2 Peter 3:8-15a; Mark 1:1-8