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Great Vigil of Easter

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1230 Bank St. Ottawa  ON  K1S 3Y3

613-733-7536   |   |    @OttawaTrinity

The Rev. Arran Thorpe

Director of Music: Fabien Tousignant

Service sung by The Ensemble

Soloist: Marty McCurdy

Worshipping God as disciples of Jesus;

showing love to our neighbours near and far.


Great Vigil of Easter

April 20th, 2019

7:00 P.M.

The Gathering of the Community

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.

(We Begin in Darkness and Silence)

The Service of Light

Greeting and Opening Prayer                                                        page 322

Procession and Individual Candle Lighting

The Exsultet and Prayer –              page 323

The Liturgy of the Word                                                          

Opening Words                                                                              page 325

A Reading From Exodus 14:10-15:1                                      (O.T. page 60)

Reader: Doreen Barnes

Canticle 1, Song of Moses (sung by choir)

A Reading from Ezekiel 36:24-28                                        (O.T page 805)

Reader:  Sue Taylor

Psalm 42 (sung by choir)                                                                         

A Reading from Zephaniah 3:14-20                                   (O.T. page 877)

Reader:  Yvonne Silverman

Psalm 98  (sung by choir)                                                                        

Glory to God                                                                                        # 686

(Bells ring out from throughout the congregation)


God of Sabbath rest,

Out of the depths we cry to you.

Give light in our darkness

And hope in the prison of our despair;

Through your Beloved who rests this day,

obedient to your will.  Amen.

Common Worship: Additional Collects (2004) alt.

A Reading from Romans 6:3-11                                           (N.T. page 156)

Reader: Judy Chamberland 

Psalm 114  (sung by choir)

Gradual Hymn: Christ is Risen, Christ is Risen                                  #220

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 Luke 24:1-12                    (N.T. page 54)

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

Celebrant:        The Gospel of Christ.

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

The Renewal of Baptismal Vows                                                              page 330

The Exchange of the Peace                                                           page 192

The Celebration of the Eucharist

Offertory Hymn: The Lamb’s High Banquet Called to Share              #214

Prayer Over the Gifts                                                                      page 332

Eucharistic Prayer                                                                                        


Great Amen

Lord’s Prayer                                                                                  page 211

The Breaking of the Bread                                                                          

Agnus Dei                                                                                                    

The Communion

Anthem: Sicut Cervus by Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina

Sicut cervus desiderat ad fontes aquarum, ita desiderat anima mea ad te, Deus.

As a hart longs for the flowing streams, so longs my soul for thee, O God.

Prayer after Communion                                                                page 332


Recessional Hymn: Alleluia! The Srife is O’er                                    #212

Organ Postlude: Toccata in F major by J.S. Bach BWV 540

Sharing in the Ministry of our Parish Today

Lay Administrators: Heather Maclachlan and Sue Taylor

Altar Guild: Margo Kenney, Clementine Ukeye, Lindsay Whillan

Please join us after the service for a Resurrection Party

in the Canterbury Room


MUSIC AT TRINITY: Our next Music at Trinity will be on May 4th 2019 at 4:30pm.  Fabien Tousignant will perform an organ recital featuring the music of Bach, Jongen and Bales.  Freewill offering.

SPECIAL FINANCIAL VESTRY: There will be a Financial Vestry on Sunday May 5th where Trinity’s Audited 2018 Financial Statements will be presented as well as 2019 Budget. The discussion will be limited only to the Financial Statements and Budget and we will seek a Motion for Approval. The meeting should last 30 minutes, 11:30 – noon. Financial Statements will be available two weeks prior on Sunday April 22nd. 

INVITATION TO MOTHERS DAY: We are looking forward to celebrating Mother’s Day on May 12th at 10:00 a.m. here at Trinity, and we would like to be sure to invite you and your family to join us!

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 5th. Bring your friends and join us at 10:00 in the Canterbury room.

 TRINITY EASTER EGG HUNT: Will take place during Sunday School on April 21st. Bring your friends! Fun for all ages!

Text Box: Please join us tomorrow for our Easter service, which is held during the regular Sunday worship time.

Our 10 a.m. worship service has choir and church school, and is followed by coffee time downstairs.