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Fourth Sunday of Advent December 18th, 2011

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Fourth Sunday of Advent December 18th, 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: Lisa MacGillivray

Worshiping God as disciples of Jesus;

showing love to our neighbours near and far.

Fourth Sunday of Advent

December 18th , 2011

8:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist

10:00 a.m. Christmas Pageant and Holy Eucharist


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: Hark the Glad Sound! …                          #98

(Children should remain at the back of the church during the candle lighting)

Advent Candle Lighting

Celebrant:  These lights have been our friends on the way. Now we will light the last Advent candle (lights four candles).

People: Mary, the mother of Jesus, laughed with happiness when she knew her baby was soon to be born.

Celebrant:    Elizabeth was with her, sharing her joy and telling her that she was a special person.

People:       We see good things in each other while we wait to celebrate her baby being born.

Celebrant:    O God,

People:       as we begin to feel the joy of Christ’s coming, we pray that we will look, and find in wonder, the beauty of Christ’s life in each other which is your gift to us.  Amen




O Come, O Come, Emmanuel – sung by everyone                         #89

O Little Town of Bethlehem – sung by everyone                           #120

Silent Night –        sung by everyone                                                        #119

Away in a Manger – sung by the Sunday School children                  #126

We Three Kings – sung by everyone

We Three Kings of Orient are

Bearing gifts we traverse afar.

Field and fountain, moor and mountain,

Following yonder star.


O star of wonder, star of night,

Star with royal beauty bright,

Westward leading, still proceeding,

Guide us to thy perfect Light.

Born a king on Bethlehem’s plain,

Gold I bring to crown Him again,

King forever, ceasing never

Over us all to reign.   Chorus

Hark! The Herald Angels Sing – sung by everyone                       #138

Joy to the World – v.1 sung by the Sunday School children                #154

v.2 congregation joins in

For all hymns, only the first two verses will be sung

We Celebrate The Presence Of Jesus

Offertory Hymn: Of Eternal Love Begotten                           #132

Prayer Over The Gifts                                                     page 272

Eucharistic  Prayer 2                                                      page 196

Holy, Holy, Holy

The Lord’s Prayer                                                            page 211

The Breaking of the Bread, sentence  5                           page 212

Fraction Anthem                                                                      #746

The Communion

Communion Hymn: O Come, Divine Messiah                          #95

Anthem: Emmanuel Will Soon Appear – Besig

Prayer After Communion                                                 page 272

Doxology and Blessing

Announcements/Birthdays and Anniversaries

Recessional Hymn: When the King Shall Come Again         #109


Organ Postlude

Sharing In The Ministry of Our Parish Today

Greeters:                 Belma Hull and Ed Ramsey

Lay Administrators: Susan Taylor and Evan Baker

Altar Guild:              Mary Wilson, Belma Hull,

and Beulah Rumbolt


Please join us for the PARISH POT LUCK LUNCH after the 10:00 a.m. service, downstairs in Bender Hall.

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 20th, 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 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.

The Sunday school has once again decided to ADOPT A FAMILY FOR CHRISTMAS and we need your help. We are looking for donations of food or money to help bring Christmas dinner to a family in need. There is a box at the back of the church for donations and you can speak to Sarah Connor Gorber if you would like to donate any food.

2012 CHURCH ENVELOPE BOXES: Please pick up your box at the back of the church. If you would like to start using monthly or weekly church envelopes, please give your name to David Wilson or notify the office.

If you wish to start monthly preauthorized donations, there are application forms at back of church or in the office or contact David.

Reminder: January 1 is on a Sunday this year. Therefore for donations to count for 2011 tax receipt they must be received BEFORE Sunday January 1st.

COFFEE SIGN UP: There are still some available spots to serve coffee on Sundays. The sign-up sheet is 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.

If you have any announcement 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.

This Week at Trinity

Monday, December 19th

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

Tuesday, December 20th

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

Wednesday, December 21st

10:00 a.m.                       Rev. Andrea at Colonel By

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

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

Thursday, December 22nd

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

Saturday, December 24th Christmas Eve

4:00 p.m.                         Family Eucharist

10:00 p.m.                       Sung Eucharist

Sunday, December 25th Christmas Day

10:00 a.m.                       Holy Eucharist

Readings:                        Isaiah 9:2-7; Psalm 96; Titus 2:11-14; Luke 2:1-14, (15-20)