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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


Worshiping God as disciples of Jesus;

showing love to our neighbours near and far.


Harvest Thanksgiving

October 7, 2018


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


 Prelude: Nun danket alle Gott BWV 657


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

Sovereign God,

You have created us to live

In loving community with one another.

Form us for life that is faithful and steadfast,

And teach us to trust like little children,

So that we may reflect the image of your Son,

Jesus Christ, our Saviour and Lord. Amen.

Evangelical Lutheran Worship (2006) alt.   


We Listen To God’s Word

The First Reading:  Joel 2: 21-27                                (O.T. pg.847)

Psalm 126: (sung by choir)                                                               page 885

The Second Reading: 1 Timothy 2: 1-7                     (N.T. pg. 207)


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 Matthew 6: 25-33                       (N.T. page 6)


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)
Human beings are made responsible for the care of creation but are subject to God in all aspects of their lives.

Leader:  Let us come before God our Maker, making our prayers to him through Jesus and in the power of the Holy Spirit. Let us pray to him now for Christ Church, Ashton, The Reverend Canon John Bridges, The Reverend Kerri Brennan, The Reverend Ryan Boivin. For all clergy under the jurisdiction of the Bishop of Ottawa. For the provincial Synod of the ecclesiastical province of Ontario meeting in Ottawa this week. We pray for John, our bishop, Arran, our priest and for all clergy and people and their ministries in the Diocese of Ottawa.

People: We pray that the Church may be alive to God’s beckoning, quick to obey his will and always ready to act in his loving service for the good of the world. (Silence)

Leader: Lord of Heaven:

People: let your will be done.

Leader: We pray that all leaders and heads of state may take wise advice and act responsibly for the well-being of all. We pray for God’s guidance in the way we manage and care for this planet, its resources, riches and inhabitants. (Silence)

Leader: Lord of Heaven:

People: let your will be done.

Leader: We pray for all marriages, for those seeking marriage partners and those whose marriages are under strain. We pray for all in close relationships, that there may be mutual love and respect. (Silence)

Leader: Lord of Heaven:

People: let your will be done.

Leader: We pray for all who are suffering through illness, accident or deliberate cruelty; for refugees and all who are abused that through the caring of human hands they may experience the caring hands of God. At this time, we pray for (insert names) and for those who we name silently or aloud.  (Silence)

Leader: Lord of Heaven:

People: let your will be done.

Leader: We pray for all who have died violently or suddenly, or with none to miss them. May all who have died in faith be judged with mercy and welcomed into eternal life. At this time, we pray for (insert names) and for those who we name silently or aloud.  (Silence)

Leader: Lord of Heaven:

People: let your will be done.

Leader: We pour out our thanks and praise for the gift of life and the gift on one another. May we treat each other with renewed reverence.

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 reconciliation and forgiveness,

the saving work of Christ has made our peace with you.

May that work grow toward its perfection

in all we offer you this day.

We ask this in his name. Amen


Eucharistic Prayer

The Lord’s Prayer                                                                             page 211

The Breaking of the Bread                                                               page 287

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


Holy and blessed God,

as you give us the body and blood of your Son,

guide us with your Holy Spirit,

that we may honour you not only with our lips

but also in our lives.

This we ask in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord.

Doxology and Blessing

Announcements/Birthdays and Anniversaries

Recessional Hymn: Now Thank We All Our God                              #399


Postlude: Nun danket alle Gott by Sigfrid Karg-Elert


Sharing in the Ministry of our Parish Today

Greeter: Elizabeth Van Oorschot

Readers: Judy Richardson and Doreen Barnes

Intercessions: Heather Maclachlan    

Lay Administration: Linda Bowering and Hildegard Nicol

Hospitality:  Jill Anderson, Sam and Graham    

Altar Guild:   Mary Wilson, Beulah Rumbolt, Simon McInnes

and Lorna Feehan.


VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: We are now looking for parishioners willing to contribute and be a part of Trinity’s ministries. It is an exciting time in the life of our community. Sally Clarke is stepping away from her role as Hospitality Coordinator as of the end of September. We are deeply grateful for the work she has done to ensure each of us has an experience of welcome through hospitality. Paul Merriam is stepping away from his role as People’s Warden. Paul also leaves his role as Treasurer. Paul has contributed to Trinity Church leadership in a remarkable way.

Please let us know if any of these roles reflect what God is calling you to do. Wardens: Heather Maclachlan, Susan Taylor, Lorna Feehan, or Paul Merriam, and Arran Thorpe welcome your interest and will be happy to answer your questions.

ALTAR GUILD:  There will be a brief meeting for all Altar Guild members next Sunday, October 14th, after church, in the Canterbury Room.  Anyone who is interested in joining the Altar Guild is also warmly invited.

NO SPECIAL VESTRY IN OCTOBER: At this time, we (Heather Maclachlan, Susan Taylor, Paul Merriam, Lorna Feehan, Judy Richardson, Myrna Rootham) believe a Special Vestry would simply be a matter of reporting on our progress rather than forming a motion to proceed. We continue to learn about opportunities, the nature of which, call us to discuss broad strokes rather than make any detailed decisions. Our financial position is pressing. We are acutely aware of the financial burden we face. However, with the blessing of the Bishop we continue to operate as Trinity Church.

We have had exploratory meetings with Ascension, St Matthews, and St Thomas Churches (as corporations). Everyone welcomes the opportunity to meet again to discuss how we collaborate in sharing ministry and worship in our communities that would meet everyone’s needs. We will be meeting with St John the Evangelist Church. There has been some discussion concerning the Caelis Choir and expanding the nature of their home at Trinity. We have also been approached by a property developer.

We encourage parishioners to attend Parish Council meetings (Tuesday’s October 9, November 13, and December 11 @ 6:30) for updates and a more fulsome discussion. Since the June Vestry, Parish Council has been informed of all meetings and conversations concerning these preliminary discussions.

Given the above, there will be no Special Vestry at this time.

This Week at Trinity

Tuesday, October 9, 2018                                                                      

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

Wednesday, October 10, 2018                                         

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 11, 2018                                                                                                             

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

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

6:30-8:30 p.m.              Alpha

Sunday, October 14, 2018- 21st Sunday After Pentecost

Readings: Job 23: 1-9, 16-17, Psalm 22: 1-15, Hebrews 4: 12-16, Mark 10: 17-31