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Fourteenth Sunday After Pentecost September 10, 2017

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Fourteenth Sunday After Pentecost September 10, 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.


Fourteenth Sunday After Pentecost


September 10, 2017

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


Prelude: Von Gott will ich nicht lassen BWV658 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: All People That on Earth do Dwell                              #349

Children’s Talk

The Gathering of the Community                                                                               page 185

Gloria                                                                                                       #686

Kyrie                                                                                                         #706

Collect of the Day

God of unity and truth,

Encourage the fervent,
enlighten the doubtful
and bring back the wayward.
Gather us all together in mutual love,
so that our prayer may be pleasing to you.
Grant this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
God for ever and ever. Amen.
Opening Prayers (1997) alt.



We Listen To God’s Word

The First Reading: Exodus 12.1-14                                            (O.T. pg. 58)

Psalm 149  Read responsively                                                        page 908

The Second Reading: Romans 13.8-14                                   (N.T. pg. 162)

Gradual Hymn: Come Down O Love Divine                                          #645

Celebrant:        The Lord be with you

People:           And also with you.

Celebrant:        The Holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ,

according to Matthew 18.15-20 (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)
It is our responsibility to encourage and uphold one another in living by the standard of real love.

Leader: In our need and human weakness, let us come to Almighty God with our prayers. In our Diocesan Calendar of Prayer, we pray for All Saints, Petawawa St George’s, Alice, The Reverend Cathy Davis. The community of the St George’s Military Chapel, Petawawa In our Companion Diocese of Jerusalem we pray for St John the Baptist Episcopal School for the Integration of the Blind, Irbid, Jordan For the ordination to the priesthood of the Reverends Rosemary Parker and Simone Hurkmans on Holy Cross Day, September 14

People: Unchanging God, change us from the heart until the whole Church awakens to your love that reaches out, nurtures and celebrates, neither holding back from what is difficult, nor rushing where angels fear to tread. We pray for sensitivity and courage. (Silence)

Leader: Lord, take us by the hand:

People: and lead us.

Leader: Almighty God, give us such love for the world that we may pray with longing and desire, “Your kingdom come.” Give our leaders the grace to see their work as service and their role as stewards; and sharpen both the recognition of needs and the commitment to just provision. (Silence)

Leader: Lord, take us by the hand:

People: and lead us.

Leader: Merciful God, break all habits of destructive behavior in our homes and families, our friendships and in all homes of this parish. Develop our ability to celebrate what is good and face what is not with honesty. (Silence)

Leader: Lord, take us by the hand:

People: and lead us.

Leader: Healing God, lay your hands on those who suffer, so that they may know the support of your presence and find wholeness and peace in your love. We pray especially for those who are locked into the conviction that they are beyond your forgiveness. May they quickly discover the freedom of your acceptance. At this time, we pray for (insert names) and for those who we name silently or aloud.  (Silence)

Leader: Lord, take us by the hand:

People: and lead us.

Leader: Eternal God, in your unchanging love receive all those who have died in faith that they may rejoice in you for ever.  At this time, we pray for (insert names) and for those who we name silently or aloud. (Silence)

Leader: Lord, take us by the hand:

People: and lead us.

Leader: Gracious God, we thank you for providing us with a sure hope in which we can face the worst and not be overwhelmed.

Leader: Merciful Father,
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: To the Name of Our Salvation                                    #377

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

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:Love Divine, All Loves Excelling                               #485




Sharing in the Ministry of our Parish Today       

Greeter:                                   Brenda and Doug Small

Readers:                                  Joanne McCracken, Kelly Cloer

Intercessions:                         Paul Merriam

Lay Administration:                 Yvonne Silverman and Robert Taylor

Hospitality:                              Brenda Small

Altar Guild:                              Margo Kenney, Carmen Christian, Clementine Ukeye







Fall Coffee Volunteers are needed. This is a simple but important way you can help out. The sign-up sheet is on the green bulletin board downstairs in Bender Hall.


BROWN BAG BIBLE STUDY will resume Wednesday, September 13.  Wednesdays from noon to 1 p.m. in Bender Hall, bring your lunch and join Rev. Arran as we explore the lectionary readings for the upcoming Sunday. All welcome, no Bible knowledge required.


MUSIC AT TRINITY: Our next Music at Trinity concert will be on September 16, 2017 at 4:30 p.m. and will feature guitarists Emily Shaw and Craig Visser.  Freewill offering.


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.

This Week at Trinity

Tuesday, September 12h                                      

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

Wednesday, September 13th       

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

10:00 a.m. – 2 p.m.     ACW

Thursday, September 14th                                                     

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

Sunday, September 17th Fifteenth
Readings:                  Exodus 14.19.-31; Psalm 114; Romans 14.1-12: Matthew



Community Day, Sunday September 17, 2017 is your opportunity to learn from your neightbours in the pews about what ministries exist at Trinity and how you can get involved. And, there’s an opportunity to win a prize!

Please check the five ministries below and we would require a person from each category to stay at the table and share their ministry with others.

Community Fair Tables

Coffee Hour, back of Sanctuary, Sep. 17, 2017


  • Finance committee
  • Property Management
  • Mabel Gordon House
  • Property (futures)
  • Altar guild/flowers
  • Choir
  • Readers
  • Lay Administration
  • Greeters
  • Open Table/Pause Tables
  • Seniors’ Luncheon
  • Coffee Time
  • Stewardship committee
  • Frosty
  • Refugees
  • Right to Water (PWDRF)
  • Bible study
  • Pastoral care
  • Children/youth
  • ACW/quilters
  • Alpha