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Last Sunday After Epiphany


Trinity Anglican Church

1230 Bank St. Ottawa  ON  K1S 3Y3

613-733-7536   |   |

The Rev. Arran Thorpe

Director of Music: Fabien Tousignant

Worshipping God as disciples of Jesus;

showing love to our neighbours near and far.

Last Sunday After Epiphany

March 3, 2019

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


Vestry will follow the 10 a.m.

service in Bender Hall

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: Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise                         #393

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

God of revelation,

You see into our hearts and know our inmost thoughts:

Give us insight, honesty and integrity,

So that we may act without hypocrisy and remain rooted in your love;

Through Jesus Christ, the ground of our being. Amen.

Prayers for an Inclusive Church (2009) alt.

We Listen To God’s Word

The First Reading: Exodus 34: 29-35                                       O.T. page 81                             

Psalm: 99                                                                                       page 837           

The Second Reading: 2 Corinthians 3: 12-4:2                       N.T. page 180

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 9: 28-36                            (N.T. page 69)

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)
When we are called to follow Jesus, that means total commitment, with no half measures.

Leader: Holy God, you have called us to meet and pray together, and here we are.  Let us pray for the Ottawa Pastoral Counselling Centre (one of our Diocesan Community Ministries) and Sharon York, Executive Director as well as the staff and clients who receive ministry there. For members of the Parish Ministry Committee Peace Latvian Lutheran Church Pastor Ilmars Zvirgzds (pronounced ILL-mars Zveer-goods).  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 those called to lay and ordained ministry in your Church, and for those at present testing their vocation. We lay before you the work that needs doing here and ask you to provide people to do it. (Silence)

Leader: We ask in Jesus’ name:

People: give us grace to discern your answer.

Leader: We pray for those called to serve you in positions of authority and influence; for all leaders to see true greatness as service and true strength as humility. (Silence)

Leader: We ask in Jesus’ name:

People: give us grace to discern your answer.

Leader: We pray for those called to marriage, and those called to the single life, for parents and grandparents, sons and daughters, for acceptance of what we cannot change and strength to live the Christian life in our present situation. (Silence)        

Leader: We ask in Jesus’ name:

People: give us grace to discern your answer.

Leader: We pray for those whose lives are full of disappointment, disillusion and discontent; for all who struggle with great perseverance in difficult circumstances. We pray for your strength, encouragement and direction.  At this time, we pray for (insert names) and for those who we name silently or aloud.  (Silence)

Leader: We ask in Jesus’ name:

People: give us grace to discern your answer.

Leader: We pray for those called, through death into eternal life and freedom from all their pain and suffering. Receive them with mercy and welcome them into your kingdom. At this time, we pray for (insert names) and for those who we name silently or aloud.  (Silence).

Leader: We ask in Jesus’ name:

People: give us grace to discern your answer.

Leader: We thank you, Holy God, for your promise that where two or three are gathered in your name you will grant their requests.

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: Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence                            #48

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 287

Agnus Dei                                                                                                                    The Communion

Anthem: Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring from Cantata no. 147 by J.S. Bach

Jesu, joy of man’s desiring, holy wisdom, love most bright;
Drawn by Thee, our souls aspiring soar to uncreated light.

Word of God, our flesh that fashioned, with the fire of life impassioned,
Striving still to truth unknown, soaring, dying round Thy throne.
Through the way where hope is guiding, hark, what peaceful music rings;
Where the flock, in Thee confiding, drink of joy from deathless springs.
Theirs is beauty’s fairest pleasure; theirs is wisdom’s holiest treasure.
Thou dost ever lead Thine ownin the love of joys unknown.

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: Lord Enthroned in Heavenly Splendour             #84


Postlude: Piece d’orgue BWV 572 by J.S. Bach

Sharing in the Ministry of our Parish Today

Greeter: Mary Ann Zwicker

Readers: Chris Garnett and Bob Taylor

Intercessions: Joanne McCracken

Hospitality: Mary Sean Burgham

Lay Administration: Heather Maclachlan and Hildegard Nicol

Altar Guild: Joanne McCracken, Yvonne Silverman and Sue Taylor


LENTEN STUDY: Being Christian: Baptism, Bible, Eucharist, and Prayer. By Rowan Williams. In this simple, beautifully written book Rowan Williams explores four essential components of the Christian life: baptism, Bible, Eucharist, and prayer. Despite huge differences in Christian thinking and practice both today and in past centuries, he says, these four basic elements have remained constant and indispensable for the majority of those who call themselves Christians. Study begins Tuesday March 12th and will run for 5 weeks ending April 9th. We will meet each week in the Canterbury room and the start time is 7pm and finishes at 8pm.

EVENSONG:  Our next Evensong will be on March 17th 2019 at 5:30pm.  The Anglican Choral of Ottawa will lead the music for this service under the direction of Matthew Larkin.     

ASH WEDNESDAY: This year again, the Southminster United Church and Trinity Anglican Church choirs team up to lead the music for our Ash Wednesday Service.  You will have the opportunity to hear music by Farrant, Palestrina and Allegri’s famous Miserere, a timeless setting of Psalm 51.  It will be a very moving service as we begin our journey in Lent.

MUSIC AT TRINITY: Music at Trinity presents Sounds Stories: A Creative Concert. Sound Stories? ?takes listeners on a live musical adventure using the violin and viola.  Weaving melodies, rhythms, sonic explorations, and electronic effects into stories, this musical presentation will allow audiences to join in the music-making experience through interactive activities and live musical creation. 

Following the performances, there will be a ‘string petting zoo’ allowing concert-goers to try out both the violin and viola! Violist Kathryn Cobbler and violinist/violist Mika Posen will lead this family oriented concert on March 9th 2019 at 4:30pm.  Freewill offering.

TEEN PROGRAM: The next session to be held on March 10th, 2019. Bring your friends and join us at 10:00 in the Canterbury room.

SUNDAY MORNING HOSPITALITY– Sunday morning coffee is an important Ministry at Trinity. It is over that cup of coffee we meet our friends, we receive encouragement, news and support. Rather than rely on sign up on a weekly basis we are going to move to assignment by a roster. As the choir has graciously agreed to put the coffee and tea on before service, the list will concentrate on serving, clean up and treats. Please contact Judy Richardson to have your name added to the roster. 


Out of the Cold Dinner Volunteers Needed:  Trinity will be preparing a dinner for our less fortunate neighbours at Southminster United Church on Aylmer Ave., on Saturday, March 23, 2019.  Volunteers are needed between 2 & 5PM, to help with: set up, prepare the meal, register and host guests. Volunteers of all ages welcome.  As well we need a total of at least 4 dozen muffins – any variety appreciated. No experience required.  The sign-up sheet is in Bender Hall or contact Judy Richardson at:  We have hosted these dinners for many years and volunteers always leave grateful for the opportunity to serve…and so will you.  Please consider joining us.

MAGAZINES for OUT of the COLD – Trinity is collecting magazines for guests who attend Out of the Cold dinners. If you are planning to help out on March 24th, you can bring your magazines with you, and if you are unable to assist, simply leave magazines at the back of the church. All topics welcome French or English.

PANCAKE SUPPER: To be held at Trinity on Shrove Tuesday March 5, 2019 from 5-7pm.  Delicious pancakes, maple syrup, sausages, fruit and tea, coffee and juice will be served with all proceeds going to refugee support.

SENIORS LUNCHEON MEETING: There will be a Senior’s Luncheon Volunteer meeting after the service on Sunday March 10th. We will be discussing our upcoming menus and scheduling. We hope to see you all there, Sincerely, Ruth and Chris.

This Week at Trinity

Wednesday, March 6, 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, March 7, 2019                                                                                                                   

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

Friday, March 8, 2019

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

Sunday, March 10, 2019-1st Sunday in Lent

Readings: Deuteronomy 26:1–11; Psalm 91:1–2, 9–16; Romans 10:8b–13;

Luke 4:1–13;