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Fourth Sunday of Easter


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 of Easter

May 12, 2019

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

Prelude: Chant de mai by Joseph Jongen

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: Shepherd of Souls, Refresh and Bless                     #85

Children’s Talk                                                                                           

The Gathering of the Community                                                    page 185

Gloria                                                                                                  Hymn #686                                                                                                             

Kyrie eleison (sung together)

Christe eleison (sung by choir)

Kyrie eleison (sung together)

Collect of the Day

Eternal God,

From whose gentle hands

None can snatch us away:

Give us faith to believe

That we are known and loved

With a passion strong enough to bring the whole world back to you;

Through Jesus Christ, who is one with you,

The Source of life. Amen.

Prayers for an Inclusive Church (2009)

We Listen To God’s Word

The First Reading: Acts 9:36–43                                            O.T. page 128                            

Psalm: Psalm 23                                                                            page 731           

The Second Reading: Revelation Rev 7:9–17                       N.T. page 249

Gospel Acclamation (sung together)   

Celebrant:        The Lord be with you

People:           And also with you.

Celebrant:        The Holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ,

according to John 10:22–30                         (N.T. page 104)

People:           Glory to you, Lord Jesus Christ (sung together)

Celebrant:        The Gospel of Christ.

People:           Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ. (sung together)


Apostles Creed                                                                                 (pg. 189)

We Respond to God’s Word

Prayers of the People (Adapted from Susan Sayers)
Asked if he really is the Christ, Jesus directs his questioners to look at his life in action and see for themselves that he and the Father are one.

Leader: As members together of the body of Christ, let us pray to the true and living God for, St. John the Evangelist, Ottawa, The Reverend Canon Beth Bretzlaff. The Reverend Deacon Caroline Ducros. In our Companion Diocese of Jerusalem, we pray for St. Phillip Church, Nablus, West Bank. 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: We pray for the nurture of each member of the Church; for the newly baptised and for all in ordained and lay ministry, that our love for one another may show as we work for the coming of the kingdom. (Silence)

Leader: Direct our hearts, O Lord:

People: to love you more and more.

Leader: We pray for the gift of discernment, so that we recognise God’s presence and reverence his face in the faces of those we meet. (Silence)

Leader: Direct our hearts, O Lord:

People: to love you more and more.

Leader: We hold before you our monarchy and all those who govern our country and make its laws, that we may act responsibly wand with compassion, attentive to real needs and good values. (Silence)

Leader: Direct our hearts, O Lord:

People: to love you more and more.

Leader: We pray particularly for homes filled with suspicion and envy and ask for the healing of old hurts together with hope and perseverance as people set out on paths of reconciliation. (Silence)

Leader: Direct our hearts, O Lord:

People: to love you more and more.

Leader: We pray for those whose capacity for trust and love has been damaged by other people’s sin. We long for your healing so that all who are imprisoned by their past may walk freely into your future. At this time, we pray for (insert names) and for those who we name silently or aloud.  (Silence).

Leader: Direct our hearts, O Lord:

People: to love you more and more.

Leader: We pray for those who have recently passed through death, that you will judge them with mercy, so that, made whole in your love, they may know the joy of your eternity. At this time, we pray for (insert names) and for those who we name silently or aloud.  (Silence).

Leader: Direct our hearts, O Lord:

People: to love you more and more.

Leader: We give you thanks and praise for the salvation and restoration that is now possible for us through Christ’s victory over death.

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: Deck Yourself, My Soul, with Gladness                   #78

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: Rise Up My Love by Healey Willan

Rise up my love, my fair one, and come away. For lo, the winter is past, the rain is over and gone. The flowers appear upon the earth. The time of singing of birds is come. Arise my love, my fair one, and come away.

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: Finale from Organ Symphony No.2 by Charles-Marie Widor

Sharing in the Ministry of our Parish Today

Greeter: Mary Sean Burgham

Readers: Mary Sean Burgham & Bob Taylor

Intercessions: Joanne McCracken

Hospitality: Judy Richardson, Judy Chamberland and Jen Small

Lay Administration: Robert Taylor and Judy Richardson

Altar Guild: Mary Wilson, Beulah Rumbolt, Simon McInnes

and Lorna Feehan


MUSIC AT TRINITY: Our next concert will be on June 15th 2019 at 4:30pm featuring, Caelis Academy Ensemble, The Glebelles and our very own Trinity Anglican Church Choir.  More details to come. Freewill offering. 

DOORS OPEN:  We will welcome the public on Saturday, June 1, and Sunday, June 2, as a new participant in this annual city-wide event.  Volunteers are needed to guide our visitors and share Trinity’s story.  A signup sheet is available downstairs.  For further information, please contact Lindsay Whillans at 613-730-8728.

TEEN PROGRAM: The next session to be held on May 19th. Bring your friends and join us at 10:00 in the Canterbury room.

BALES FOR THE NORTH: It’s that time of the year again!  The ACW at Trinity are gathering NEW items for this project.  Items requested are household—flannelette sheets, towels, etc. Warm clothing—jeans (all sizes), baby clothes and diapers, children’s clothing. Please note that dried rice or pasta may also be sent north this year.  These articles may be brought to Trinity on Sundays or when the office is open.  The packing date is May 29th at St. Columba’s. Donations need to come in the week prior in order to be packed. For more information please contact Mary Wilson at (613) 521-7788.

SENIORS LUNCHEON PLANNING MEETING: There will be a meeting for all Senior’s Luncheon volunteers after the service on Sunday May 19th. We will be discussing our upcoming May menu. We will meet in a Sunday school room in Bender Hall. So, grab your coffee and we hope to see you there.

This Week at Trinity

Wednesday, May 15th, 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, May 16th, 2019                                                                                                                   

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

Friday, May 17th, 2019

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

Sunday, May 19th, 2019- Fifth Sunday of Easter

Readings:  Acts 11:1–18; Psalm 148; Revelation 21:1–6; John 13:31–35