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Harvest Thanksgiving


1230 Bank St. Ottawa ON K1S 3Y3

613-733-7536   |   |    @OttawaTrinity

The Rev. Arran Thorpe

Director of Music: Fabien Tousignant

Soloist: Aditi Magdalena

Worshipping God as disciples of Jesus;

showing love to our neighbours near and far.

Harvest Thanksgiving

October 13, 2019

10:00am Holy Eucharist

Prelude: Nun danket alle Gott BWV657 by J.S. Bach

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: Come, Ye Thankful People, Come                          #262

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

Almighty God,
in our baptism you adopted us for your own.
Quicken, we pray, your Spirit within us,
that we, being renewed both in body and mind,
may worship you in sincerity and truth;
through Jesus Christ our Lord,
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.

We Listen To God’s Word

The First Reading: Deuteronomy 26: 1-11                                O.T. page 180                              

Psalm: 100                                                                                        page 838                 

The Second Reading: Philippians 4: 4-9                                   N.T. page 198        

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 6: 25-35                          (N.T. page 98  )

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)
We are all invited to God’s wedding banquet; in accepting we must allow the rags of our old life to be exchanged for the freely given robes of holiness and right living.

Leader: Invited by our God, we have gathered here. Let us now voice our prayers for the Church and for the world. We pray for The Area Parish of Prescott-North Glengarry: Holy Trinity, Hawkesbury St. John’s, Vankleek Hill, St. Michael and All Angels, Maxville, with the Parish of Grenville/Calumet and the Chapel of St. Paul’s, Fenaghvale, The Venerable Doug Richards. For the volunteers of all Anglican Pastoral Care Teams. For the Diocesan Archives, its volunteers and for our Diocesan Archivist Dr. Glenn J Lockwood. We pray for Linda, 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: God, when either the traditional or the progressive blinds us to the truth of your will, clear our vision and speak through our prejudices until we are once again open to your changing. May we be, before anything else, your people, sharing your concerns and desires. (Silence)

Leader: As you have called us:

People: Lord we come.

Leader: God, we recognise how powerful the influences are in our world which distract many and lead away from your truth. We pray for the quiet whisper of your wisdom to be noticed and acknowledged in many lives; we pray for widespread discipline of the heart, a new openness to generosity of spirit. (Silence)

Leader: As you have called us:

People: Lord we come.

Leader: God may our homes and daily schedules be part of the territory of your kingdom, where it is your will which guides and your love which rules. (Silence)

Leader: As you have called us:

People: Lord we come.

Leader: God, our hearts rail against the cruelty and unfairness of suffering and disease, and we kneel now alongside all in pain and weep with them, crying out to you for comfort and the healing of your love. For you are no bringer of evil to our lives, but share our sorrow and give us the grace to bear it. At this time, we pray for (insert names) and for those who we name silently or aloud.  (Silence)

Leader: As you have called us:

People: Lord we come.

Leader: God as death takes from us those we love and we find it hard to live without them, take from us all bitterness of heart and let us share with them the peace you give over which death has no power at all. At this time, we pray for (insert names) and for those who we name silently or aloud. (Silence).

Leader: As you have called us:

People: Lord, we come.

Leader: God, it is such an honour to be invited to your banquet; make us worthy of our calling.

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: We Plough the Fields and Scatter                          #258

Prayer over the Gifts                                                                        

God of constant love,
in this Eucharist you renew the covenant
made once with us in baptism.
As you are faithful in all things
may we, in our offering,
be faithful to our calling.
We ask this in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen                                                      

Eucharistic Prayer  


Great Amen                                   

The Lord’s Prayer                                                                             page 211

The Breaking of the Bread                                                               page 213

Agnus Dei                                                                                                    

The Communion

Anthem: Thou Visitest the Earth by Maurice Greene

Thou visitest the earth and blessest it, and crownest the year with thy goodness.  

Prayer after Communion

Faithful God,

in baptism and Eucharist we are made one with you.

May we who have shared in holy things

always bear witness to your covenant,

in the name of Jesus Christ the Lord.            


Doxology and Blessing                                                                           (Pg. 214)                                                                                                              

Announcements/Birthdays and Anniversaries

Recessional Hymn: Now Thank We All Our God                              #399


Postlude: Nun danket alle Gott Op.65 No.59 by Sigfrid Karg-Elert

Sharing in the Ministry of our Parish Today

Greeter: Chris Garnett

Readers: Aditi Magdalena and Hildegard Nicol

Intercessions: Doreen Barnes

Hospitality:  Lorna Feehan and Jill Anderson

Lay Administration: Doug Small and Doreen Barnes

Altar Guild: Margo Kenney, Clementine Ukeye, Lindsay Whillans

and Eszter Gero  


SATURDAY, NOV 9th – FROSTY’S FAIR: It is a busy time of year, but keep a look out for items for the Silent Auction and Great Gifts, Books, Christmas and Jewelry tables. We have started collecting homemade crafts and frozen meals. Let Jen Small know if you have anything to donate or ideas to share., 613-864-6575. Remember to invite your friends!!

SENIORS LUNCHEON: There will be a meeting for all of our Seniors Luncheon volunteers on Sunday October 20th after the service. We will be getting together to discuss our upcoming menus. We will meet in a Sunday school room off of Bender Hall. So grab your coffee and we will see you there. Thank you, Ruth and Chris.

CELEBRATING 140 YEARS: Next Saturday, October 19, 2:00 to 4:00p.m., we will mark Trinity’s presence for 140 years at Bank and Cameron with an afternoon of narration and music, followed by a reception. You’re welcome to wear hats/gloves from any era! Pick up some invitations today for your family and friends. If you have photos or souvenirs from Trinity’s past (recent or distant), please share them with Bob or Sue Taylor ( or forward them to Further information is available from Judy Richardson or Lindsay Whillans.

OUT OF THE COLD: Trinity will be hosting a full-shift dinner for disadvantaged individuals, at Southminster United Church, on Saturday, November 23, from 2- 7:30 PM. The sign-up sheet is in Bender Hall. Length ofshifts can be adapted to accommodate your schedule.  We work together with meal preparation, set up, serving, hosting and cleanup. Donations of muffins are welcomed.  For more information, contact Judy Richardson at Volunteers of all ages are welcome to join us -we provide on the job training!  


Wednesday, October 16th, 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, October 17th, 2019                                                                                                   

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

Friday, October 18th, 2019

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

Sunday, October 20th, 2019 – 19th Sunday after Pentecost

Readings: Jeremiah 31:27–34, Psalm 119:97–104, 2 Timothy 3:14 – 4:5, Luke 18:1–8.