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Nineteenth Sunday After Pentecost





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.


Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost

September 30, 2018


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




Prelude:  Pastorale by Louis Vierne


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: Jesus Came, the Heavens Adoring                                

1. Jesus came, the heavens adoring,

Came with peace from realms on high.

Jesus came for our redemption,

Lowly came on earth to die.

Alleluia, alleluia!

Came in deep humility.


2. Jesus comes again in mercy,

When our hearts are bowed with care.

Jesus comes again in answer

To our earnest heartfelt prayer,

Alleluia, alleluia!

Comes to save us from despair.

3. Jesus comes to hearts rejoicing,

bringing news of sins forgiven.

Jesus comes in sounds of gladness,

Leading souls redeemed to heaven. Alleluia, alleluia!

Now the gate of death is riven.


4. Jesus comes on clouds triumphant,

When the heavens shall pass away.  Jesus comes again in glory:

Let us then our homage pay,

Alleluia, alleluia!

Till the dawn of endless day.


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

O God,

Our guide and help in strange lands:

Strengthen us by the faith and courage of Esther,

So that we may confront the oppressor

With the justice and unity of your reign,

Freeing the oppressed

And proclaiming your glorious liberty;

In the name of Christ, our freedom. Amen.

Revised Common Lectionary Prayers (2002) alt.   


We Listen To God’s Word

The First Reading:  Esther 7: 1-6, 9-10, 9: 20-22        (O.T. pg.448)

Psalm 124: (sung by choir)                                                               page 884

The Second Reading: James 5: 13-20                      (N.T. pg. 231)


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 Mark 9: 38-50                    (N.T. page 45)


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)
Don’t let your body lead you into sin and risk exchanging eternal life for eternal punishment.

Leader:  Conscious of our need for God’s power in our lives, our Church and our world, let us pray to him now 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 Rev. 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 John, our bishop, Arran, our priest and for all clergy and people and their ministries in the Diocese of Ottawa.

People: God, as you have called us to be salt, give us the courage to reject sin and evil in our own lives and in the corporate life of the Church. May our churches be powerhouses of your Spirit, training and upholding us as we live your life in the world. (Silence)

Leader: Your Law, O Lord, is perfect:

People: it revives the soul.

Leader: God, we pray for a greater awareness of what damages souls and encourages evil, and for widespread commitment to addressing the dangers. We pray for all who earn their living through selling what destroys lives. (Silence)

Leader: Your Law, O Lord, is perfect:

People: it revives the soul.

Leader: God, we pray for the young and the vulnerable in every community, for all in positions of trust, for child –minders, playgroups and schools, for children’s clubs and the uniformed organisations, for loving nurture and protection from all evil. (Silence)

Leader: Your Law, O Lord, is perfect:

People: It revives the soul.

Leader: God, we pray for all long-term carers and those they look after, for all who are having to learn dependence gracefully, and those who are imprisoned by their guilt. Work your healing love in them all, reassuring them of your presence. At this time, we pray for (insert names) and for those who we name silently or aloud.  (Silence)

Leader: Your Law, O Lord, is perfect:

People: It revives the soul.

Leader: God, we pray that none may be lost eternally, that all may turn from their sin and trust your mercy; that physical death may be but the gate to heaven. We commend to your love those who have recently died. At this time, we pray for (insert names) and for those who we name silently or aloud.  (Silence)

Leader: Your Law, O Lord, is perfect:

People: it revives the soul.

Leader: God, we offer you our thanks and praise for sins forgiven, and the joy of walking through life in your company.

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: Praise to the Lord, the Almighty                             #384

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: O Taste and See by Ralph Vaughan Williams

O taste and see how gracious the Lord is: blest is the man that trusteth in him.

(Psalm 34:8)


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: How Sweet the Name of Jesus Sounds           #620


Postlude: Carillon by Louis Vierne


Sharing in the Ministry of our Parish Today

Greeter: Brenda and Doug Small

Readers: Chris Garnett and Doug Small

Intercessions: Judy Chamberland      

Lay Administration: Brenda Small, Carmen Christian

Hospitality:  Marnie Drover  

Altar Guild:   Margo Kenney, Carmen Christian and Clementine Ukeye




MUSIC AT TRINITY: The next concert will be on Saturday October 13th at 4:30pm featuring the Ottawa Guitar Trio performing favorites from the classical, film and video games repertoire. Freewill offering.


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.


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 2, 2018                                                                      

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

Wednesday, October 3, 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, Oct. 4, 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 7, 2018- Twentieth Sunday After Pentecost

Readings: Job 1:1 2:1-10, Psalm 26, Hebrews 1:1-4, 2:5-12, Mark 10: 2-16