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Incumbent: The Rev. Arran Thorpe

Honorary Assistant: The Rev. Canon Allan Budzin

Director of Music: Fabien Tousignant

Organist: Keith Murfin


Worshiping God as disciples of Jesus;

showing love to our neighbours near and far.


Twelfth Sunday After Pentecost



August 27, 2017

9:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist with One-Room Church School





We Gather As God’s People

The churches of our Diocese stand on the traditional territories of the Algonquin and Mohawk Nations. May we always dwell on these lands with respect and peace.

Opening Hymn: The Church of Christ in Every Age                             #584

Children’s Talk

The Gathering of the Community                                                                               page 185

Gloria                                                                                                       #686

Kyrie                                                                                                         #706

Collect of the Day

Living God,
you accept our stumbling faith,
our misplaced answers,
our false horizons,
and through them you build a way of peace.
Empower and enable us
to bind the wounds of the world
and loose the bonds of oppression,
so that all may confess the grace
that is your work alone;
through Jesus Christ, your anointed one. Amen.
Prayers for an Inclusive Church (2009) alt.



We Listen To God’s Word

The First Reading: Exodus 1:8-2:10                                          (O.T. pg. 49)

Psalm 124       Read responsively                                                  page 884

The Second Reading: Romans 12:1-8                                    (N.T. pg. 161)

Gradual Hymn: Amazing Grace                                                              #352

Celebrant:        The Lord be with you

People:           And also with you.

Celebrant:        The Holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ,

according to Matthew 16:13-20 (N.T. page 18)

People:           Glory to you, Lord Jesus Christ…

Celebrant:        The Gospel of Christ.

People:           Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ.

We Respond to God’s Word


The Apostles Creed                                                                          page 189

Prayers of the People (Adapted from Susan Sayers)
The Church is the Body of Christ, built on strong rock of faith and energized by the living Breath of God.

Leader: Gathered as the Church of God, members of the Body of Christ, let us pray together. In our Diocesan Calendar of Prayer, we pray for St. James’, Otter Lake, St. George, Wright, Holy Trinity, Danforth Lake, and the Rev. Carol Hotte. For the Ecumenical-Interfaith Officer, the Rev. Cannon John Wilker-Blakely. In our Companion Diocese of Jerusalem, we pray for The Episcopal Technological and Vocational Training Centre, Ramallah, Palestine. We pray for John, our bishop, for Arran, our priest, and for Allan, our honorary assistant. We pray for all clergy and people.

People: Fill your Church, O God, with life and energy, spiritual health and vitality. As we feed on you, may we grow more like you; may we exercise your loving, minister with your tenderness, serve with your humility, and cooperate with your vision. (Silence)

Leader: In you, O God:

People: is all meaning and truth.

Leader: Fill your world, O God, with wonder at creation, recognition of our mutual human responsibility, desire for reforming what is at fault, and hope in the possibilities of living at peace with God and with one another. (Silence)

Leader: In you, O God:

People: is all meaning and truth.

Leader: Fill our homes and neighbourhoods, O God, with the generosity and trust that allows space but is always ready to encourage and support. May we cherish our bodies, minds, and spirits as temples containing your Spirit, and honour one another as people of your making.

Leader: In you, O God:

People: is all meaning and truth.

Leader: We pray for all who are ill at home or in hospital, for all in emergency surgery or in casualty; for those who have just discovered that they have injuries or illnesses that will change their lives. We pray for the work of all who heal and comfort, all who visit the sick and counsel the distressed. We pray for LGBTQIA people whose dignity and self-esteem have been eroded by hateful systems and structures, who are targeted victims of hate crimes and assaults. We remember them and seek to be people who love more fully. At this time, we pray for (insert names) and for those who we name silently or aloud. (Silence)

Leader: In you, O God:

People: is all meaning and truth.

Leader: We pray for the dying and those who love them; we pray for those who have completed this life and have made the journey through death. We pray for the work of those who comfort the bereaved. At this time, we pray for (insert names) and for those who we name silently or aloud. (Silence)

Leader: In you, O God:

People: is all meaning and truth.

Leader: Fill our hearts, O God, with thankfulness and praise as we recall your faithfulness and live in your love.

Leader: Merciful God,
Accept these prayers in the name 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: Where Charity and Love Prevail                                   #487

Prayer over the Gifts

God of all creation,
all you have made is good,
and your love endures forever.
You bring forth bread from the earth
and fruit from the vine.
Nourish us with these gifts,
so that we might be for the world
signs of your gracious presence in Jesus Christ,
our Saviour and Lord. Amen.
Evangelical Lutheran Worship (2006) alt.

Sanctus                                                                                                   #735

Eucharistic Prayer

The Lord’s Prayer                                                                            page 211

The Breaking of the Bread                                                               page 287

Agnus Dei                                                                                                #747

The Communion

Prayer after Communion


We give you thanks, almighty God,
that you have refreshed us
through the healing power of this gift of life.
In your mercy, strengthen us through this gift,
in faith toward you and in fervent love toward one another;
for the sake of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Evangelical Lutheran Worship (2006)

Doxology and Blessing

Announcements/Birthdays and Anniversaries

Recessional Hymn: The Church’s One Foundation                                   #525





Sharing in the Ministry of our Parish Today               

Readers:                                  Joanne McCracken and Hildegard Nicol

Intercessions:                         Paul Merriam

Lay Administration:             Sue Taylor and Carmen Christian

Altar Guild:                              Brenda Small, Joanne McCracken, Yvonne Silverman, and Sue Taylor






WORSHIP TIME: We will be back to our regular worship time of 10 a.m. after Labour Day, on Sunday, September 10.


MUSIC AT TRINITY: Our next Music at Trinity concert will be on September 16, 2017 at 4:30 p.m. and will feature guitarists Emily Shaw and Craig Visser.  Freewill offering.


YOUTH ALPHA: Starting 10 a.m., September 17! Youth between the ages of 13 and 17 are invited to hang out in the Canterbury room for some honest conversation…and muffins!


CHOIR AT TRINITY: We are continuously looking at increasing our number of choir members and all are welcome.  Even if one has limited knowledge of music they are welcome.  Anyone who would consider joining the choir should get in touch with Fabien.


The benefits of singing in a choir are many and various. In particular, there are positive physical outcomes and mental health benefits.

These are related to improved cardiovascular fitness (including lung function), as well as improved mood and general alertness, often allied to a feeling of being spiritually uplifted. Because singing involves many different areas of the brain acting in concert, there are often associated cognitive benefits, such as improvements in children’s reading ability that are linked to increased auditory discrimination that supports phonological development.


There are also social and psychosocial benefits, as singing in a collective can improve participants’ sense of belonging and of being socially included by engendering a positive sense of community. Benefits are available across the lifespan and are indicated pre-birth in the final months of foetal life. At the other end of the lifespan, singing can bring a stronger and more positive sense of identity in a context where there is often a sense of loss of control due to the challenges of aging. There are also musical and cultural benefits as participants gain skills, knowledge and understanding of the nature and place of music in their lives and the lives of others.


This lecture was delivered as part of the 2015 City of London Festival by Professor Graham Welch, Chair of Music Education at the UCL Institute of Education, University College London


ALPHA is starting September 19 at 6:30 p.m. Come try it out! We will share a meal, watch a video, and finish the evening with some good conversation. No question is out of bounds. All are welcome to join us as we launch another Alpha journey at Trinity.


This Week at Trinity

Tuesday, August 29th                                        

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

Wednesday, August 30th       

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

10:00 a.m. – 2 p.m.     ACW

Thursday, August 31st                                                    

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

Sunday, September 3rd Thirteenth Sunday After Pentecost
Readings:                  Exodus 3:1-15; Psalm 105:1-6,23-26,45c; Romans 12:9-

21; Matthew 16:21-28.





An invitation from Robert Taylor, Refugee Committee chair:

Hello all,


It has now been a week since the happy occasion when Ali and his two brothers, Ghassan and Emad, arrived. Everything is going well. But it has been a very busy time, with formalities to be addressed, and the fact that school starts in a month, among other things.


A party where all of us can meet and greet Ali, Ghassan and Emad, as well as their mother Sawsan and sister, Sarah, will be held on Saturday, September 9 at Trinity Anglican Church, 1230 Bank Street, from 2 pm to 4 pm


Everyone is invited. Please come.


The event will be very much like the parties held at Trinity after the Alsebaee family arrived and to mark their first year here.


I look forward to seeing you on September 9.