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Fourth Sunday of Easter: April 22, 2018

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Fourth Sunday of Easter: April 22, 2018






1230 Bank St. Ottawa  ON  K1S 3Y3

613-733-7536   |   |    @OttawaTrinity


The Rev. Arran Thorpe

Director of Music: Fabien Tousignant


Worshiping God as disciples of Jesus;

showing love to our neighbours near and far.


Fourth Sunday of Easter:

April 22, 2018

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



Prelude: Intermezzo from Petite Suite by Gerald Bales


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 King of Love My Shepherd Is                               #520

The Gathering of the Community                                                                                 page 185


Collect of the Day

Lord of the sheepfold,

Whose love is not for hire:

We thank you that Christ laid down his life for us

When we could not help ourselves.

Give us strength to work for peace

In the world he came to serve;

Through the same Jesus Christ, the good shepherd. Amen.

Prayers for an Inclusive Church (2009) alt.  


We Listen To God’s Word


The First Reading:  Acts 4: 5-12                                                  (N.T. pg. 121)

Psalm 23                                                                                          page 731

The Second Reading:  1 John: 3: 16-24                                       (N.T. pg.240)

Gradual Hymn: Shepherds of Souls, Refresh and Bless                      #85       

Celebrant:         The Lord be with you

People:           And also with you.

Celebrant:        The Holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ,

according to John 10: 11-18                              (N.T. page 103)

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


Prayers of the People (Adapted from Susan Sayers)
I am the Good Shepherd and I lay down my life for the sheep.

Leader: The Lord is our Shepherd; knowing his care for us, let us pray for Good Shepherd, Barrhaven The Reverend Stephen Silverthorne, St. George’s, Clayton, The Reverend Patricia Blythe, for the Participants and Staff of the Marriage Preparation course being held this Friday and Saturday. In our Companion Diocese, the Diocese of Jerusalem, we pray for St. George the Martyr Cathedral, Jerusalem; for Church of the Good Shepherd, Salt, Jordan; and for Church of the Good Shepherd, Rafidia, West Bank. We pray for John, our bishop, Arran, our priest. We pray for all clergy and people and their ministries in the Diocese of Ottawa.

People: For all who shepherd others as bishops and pastors, and for all in their care; for Christians threatened and under attack; and all whose ministry feels demanding. For a greater affection and care, one for another, in the Church. (Silence)

Leader: The Lord is our Good Shepherd:

People: there is nothing we shall lack.

Leader: We pray for all in positions of leadership and influence in our world, that they may use that power for good; for an increase in our concern for one another’s well-being, across all barriers, and for all who are working to build community. (Silence)

Leader: The Lord is our Good Shepherd:

People: there is nothing we shall lack.

Leader: We pray for those who are wandering, lost and aimless, with no idea that any Good Shepherd exists; for those who die unaware that they are precious and valued by the God who loved them into being. At this time, we pray for (insert names) and for those who we name silently or aloud.  (Silence)

Leader: The Lord is our Good Shepherd:

People: there is nothing we shall lack.

Leader: We pray for those who have died to this earthly life that the good Shepherd, who understands what it is to die, may bring them safely home. At this time, we pray for (insert names) and for those who we name silently or aloud. (Silence)


Leader: The Lord is our Good Shepherd:

People: there is nothing we shall lack.

Leader: We pray in thankfulness for your shepherding of us, and own you as our Good Shepherd in whom we are kept safe for ever.

Leader: Merciful God,
Accept these prayers for the sake of your Son, our Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen.


The Exchange of the Peace                                                             page 192


We Celebrate the Presence of Jesus

Offertory Hymn: Christ is Made a Sure Foundation                              #300


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


Anthem: Rise up, my Love, my Fair One by Healey Willan


Rise up, my love, my faire 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 the singing of birds is come; arise, my love, my fair one, and come away.

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: To the Name of Our Salvation                             #377


Postlude: Introduction from Petite Suite by Gerald Bales



Sharing in the Ministry of our Parish Today             

Greeter:                                   Elizabeth Van Oorschot

Readers:                                  Doug Small, Kelley Cloer

Intersessions:                         Judy Richardson

Lay Administrations:               Robert Taylor and Hildegard Nicol

Altar Guild:                              Mary Wilson, Beulah Rumbolt, Simon McInnes, Lorna Feehan




EVENSONG: Please note that this afternoon’s Evensong with the Caelis Academy Ensemble and Matthew Larkin will be at 6pm.  Music by Edwards, Sumsion and Larkin.  Donations are gratefully accepted.



The Rev. Victoria Scott will be inducted as Incumbent of the Parish of St.
Luke’s Ottawa on the Feast of St. John, Apostle & Evangelist, Monday, May
7th, 2018 at 7 pm.   Bishop John Chapman will officiate and The Rev. Canon Beth Bretzlaff will preach.   Reception to follow.

BROWN BAG LUNCH AND BIBLE STUDY is this Wednesday from 12:00 p.m. – 1 p.m. We will be looking at the Bible readings for Sunday April 29th.


FOOD BANK DONATIONS: Two boxes of groceries and $110.00 cash was delivered to the Centretown Food Bank this week from Trinity. The most requested items continue to be canned: meat/fish, soup, beans, pasta sauce, stew, vegetables, dried pasta and peanut butter. The bin is empty, let’s see how fast we can fill it again. Thank you everyone!


DOCUMENTARY “SUMMER IN THE FOREST”: “What does it mean to be human”? is a question central to us and to the Canadian Philosopher Jean Vanier, and to those people, with and without disabilities living in worldwide L’Arche communities founded by Vanier over 50 years ago. Summer in the Forest is a critically acclaimed documentary that has made its way across Europe, the USA and now Canada. British filmmaker Randall Wright explores Vanier’s vision and life in L’Arche, filming at L’Arche Trosly and L’Arche Bethlehem. Wright’s positive message will inform and spark dialogue.

Summer in the Forest:

Opening in cities across Canada for just one day,

7:00pm on Monday, April 30, at the Cineplex Odeon South Keys in Ottawa.


ACW ARE COLLECTING FOR “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.  These articles may be brought to Trinity on Sundays or when the office is open.  The packing date is May 23rd. Donations need to come in the week prior in order to be packed. For more information please contact.


MUSIC AT TRINITY: Our next concert will be on May 12th 2018 at 4:30pm featuring baritone Norman E Brown and pianist Frédéric Lacroix.  They will perform a selection of art songs by Canadian, Australian and British composers.  Freewill offering

SPECIAL CONCERT: On Sunday, May 6th 2018 at 2pm pianist Luke Welch returns to Trinity to offer a recital featuring the music of Beethoven and Chopin.  Freewill Offering.


 This Week at Trinity

Tuesday, April 24th                                                            

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

Wednesday, April 25th                                    

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 26th                                                                                                 

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

7:30 p.m. 9:00 p.m.      Choir practice

Sunday, April 29th         

Readings:  Acts 8: 26-40, Psalm 22: 25-31, 1 John 4: 7-21, John 10: 11-18