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Fourth Sunday In Lent


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.

Fourth Sunday in Lent

March 31, 2019

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

Prelude: Andante tranquillo from Organ Sonata No.3 by Felix Mendelssohn

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: The Love of Jesus Calls Us                                       #434

Children’s Talk                                                                                              

The Gathering of the Community                                                    page 185


Collect of the Day

Eternal Lover of our wayward race,

You open your arms to accept us

Even before we turn to meet your welcome;

You invite us to forgiveness

Even before our hearts are softened to repentance.

Hold before us the image of our humanity made new,

So that we may live in Jesus Christ, your new creation. Amen.

Revised Common Lectionary Prayers (2002) alt.

We Listen To God’s Word

The First Reading: Joshua 5: 9-12                                           O.T. page 197                            

Psalm: Psalm 32                                                                              page 742           

The Second Reading: 2 Corinthians 5:10–21                          N.T. page 181

Lent Prose – Tone V

Refrain (sung together)

Sins oft committed, now we lay before thee: with true contrition, now no more we veil them: Grand us, Redeemer, loving absolution.

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 15:1–3, 11b-32                   (N.T. page 78)

People:           Glory to you, Lord Jesus Christ

Celebrant:        The Gospel of Christ.

People:           Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ.


Apostles Creed                                                                                 (pg. 189)

We Respond to God’s Word

Prayers of the People (Adapted from Susan Sayers)
While we are here in this life, given on another to care for, we can learn the lessons of mutual love and support and shared suffering.

Leader: Gathered together as children in God’s family, let us pray for St. Paul’s, Almonte, The Reverend Jonathon Kouri. In our Companion Diocese of Jerusalem, we pray for St. Paul’s Church, Shefa’Amr, Israel. 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: Lord, into our church community pour the insight and discernment we need. May we learn to live and work in harmony, focused on you and not on our divisions. (Silence)

Leader: God our parent:

People: supply our needs.

Leader: Into the unease and weariness of our world pour the reality and wholesome truth we need, that we may learn mutual trust and support one another in love. (Silence)

Leader: God our parent:

People: supply our needs.

Leader: Lord, into the laughter and tears of family life pour the freshness of your living presence, as we work at our relationships and deepen our love for one another. (Silence)

Leader: God our parent:

People: supply our needs.

Leader: Lord into the loneliness and pain of those who feel rejected and unvalued pour your compassion and reassurance, that each person may know the full extent of your love for them. At this time, we pray for (insert names) and for those who we name silently or aloud.  (Silence).

Leader: God our parent:

People: supply our needs.

Leader: Lord, may the dying know your reality and find comfort and hope in you, and may those who have died in faith live forever in the beauty of your holiness. At this time, we pray for (insert names) and for those who we name silently or aloud.  (Silence).

Leader: God our parent:

People: supply our needs.

Leader: Lord, may the way we live with one another proclaim the truth of your constant love for us.

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: O Love, How Deep, How Broad, How High                #628

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 213

Agnus Dei                                                                                                        The Communion

Anthem : Wohl dem der den Herrn dir fürchtet by Felix Mendelssohn

Wohl dem, der den Herrn fürchtet und auf seinen Wegen geht! Wohl dem, der auf Gottes Wegen geht! Denn Frommen geht das Licht auf in der Finsternis. Den Frommen geht das Licht auf von dem Gnädigen, Barmherzigen und Gerechten.

Blessed are the ones who fear Him, they ever walk in the way of peace. Through darkness riseth light, light to the upright. He is gracious, compassionate; He is righteous.

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: The King of Love My Shepherd Is                       #520


Postlude: Con moto maestoso from Sonata No.3 by Felix Mendelssohn

Sharing in the Ministry of our Parish Today

Greeter: Yvonne Silverman

Readers: Heather Maclachlan and Chris Garnett

Intercessions: Bob Taylor

Hospitality: Lorna Feehan, Travis and Ben Decook, Brenda Small

and Judy Richardson

Lay Administration: Judy Richardson and Sue Taylor

Altar Guild: Mary Wilson, Beulah Rumbolt, Simon McInnes

and Lorna Feehan


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.

PARISH COUNCIL TIME CHANGE: April Parish Council meeting will take place on Tuesday April 9th. It will precede the Lenten Study Group that begins at 7:00pm. Parish Council will meet for an hour, from 6:00-7pm. This takes into account people who attend both the council meeting and the Lenten Study.

EVENSONGS: Our next Evensong will be on March 31st 2019 at 5:30pm, Hypatia’s Voice directed by Laura Hawley will lead the music. Caelis Academy Ensemble and Matthew Larkin will lead the following one on April 7th 2019 at 5:30pm.

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.

TEEN PROGRAM: The next session to be held on April 7th, 2019. Bring your friends and join us at 10:00 in the Canterbury room.

This Week at Trinity

Wednesday, April 3rd, 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, April 4th, 2019                                                                                                                    

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

Friday, April 5th, 2019

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

Sunday, April 7th, 2019- Fifth Sunday in Lent

Readings:   Isaiah 43:16–21; Psalm 126; Philippians 3:4b–14; John 12:1–8