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1230 Bank St. Ottawa  ON  K1S 3Y3

613-733-7536   |   |    @OttawaTrinity

Incumbent: The Rev. Arran Thorpe

Honorary Assistant: The Rev. Canon Allan Budzin

Director of Music: Fabien Tousignant

Organist: Nicolas Fobes


Worshiping God as disciples of Jesus;

showing love to our neighbours near and far.


Thirteenth Sunday After Pentecost


September 3, 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: Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise                            #393

Children’s Talk

The Gathering of the Community                                                                               page 185

Gloria                                                                                                       #686

Kyrie                                                                                                         #706

Collect of the Day

O God,
whose word burns like a fire within us:
grant us a bold and faithful spirit,
so that in your strength,
we may be unafraid to speak your word
and follow where you lead;
through our Lord Jesus Christ,
who lives and reigns with you
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
God for ever and ever. Amen.
Opening Prayers (1997) alt.



We Listen To God’s Word

The First Reading: Exodus 3.1-15                                              (O.T. pg. 50)

Psalm 105. 1-6, 23-26, 45c  Read responsively                             page 845

The Second Reading: Romans 12.9-21                                  (N.T. pg. 162)

Gradual Hymn: How Clear Is Our Vocation, Lord                                 #466

Celebrant:        The Lord be with you

People:           And also with you.

Celebrant:        The Holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ,

according to Matthew 16.21-28 (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)
As Jesus prepares for the necessary suffering of the cross, he is tempted through well-meaning friendship, to avoid it.

Leader: As followers of Jesus Christ, let us pray to our loving God in Heaven. In our Diocesan Calendar of Prayer, we pray for St. James’, Leitrim. For all who labour for the good of our society on this Labour Day Weekend. In our Companion Diocese of Jerusalem we pray for The Bishop’s School for Boys, Amman Jordan. For all retired Clergy We pray for John, our bishop, for Arran, our priest, and for Allan, our honorary assistant. We pray for all clergy and people.

People: God, help us all in your Church to understand what it really means to love and serve you. At times of testing, strengthen us, at unexpected or undeserved suffering, support us, at the end of our energy, revive us and teach us through it all the inexplicable peace and joy that comes from doing your will. (Silence)

Leader: We look to the cross:

People: and see your love for us.

Leader: God, have mercy on us for the misdirected use of time, money and resources in this world. In the struggle against evil and sin, empower us, so that justice and righteousness are established, upheld and celebrated, as hearts rejoice in the freedom of all that is good. (Silence)

Leader: We look to the cross:

People: and see your love for us.

Leader: God, renew our commitment to your loving in all our relationships, our work and our prayer. In the hard choices, give us wisdom, in the painful decisions, affirm us, and may our words speak your truth whether that is to encourage, to comfort or to challenge. (Silence)

Leader: We look to the cross:

People: and see your love for us.

Leader: God, bring healing and wholeness to those who suffer, in body, mind or spirit. In the sleepless nights and endless days of pain, give the grace to persevere with patience, and turn these dark times into places of spiritual growth. At this time, we pray for (insert names) and for those who we name silently or aloud.  (Silence)

Leader: We look to the cross:

People: and see your love for us.

Leader: God, may those who have died rest in the eternal peace of your presence, their burdens laid down and their suffering ended.  At this time, we pray for (insert names) and for those who we name silently or aloud. (Silence)

Leader: We look to the cross:

People: and see your love for us.

Leader: God, the full extent of your love for us is so much greater than we can ever imagine, and in our love and thankfulness we offer the praise of our lives.

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: Take Up Your Cross, the Saviour Said                       #431

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: In the Cross of Christ I Glory                                      #537





Sharing in the Ministry of our Parish Today               

Greeter:                                   Yvonne Silverman

Readers:                                  Yvonne Silverman and Simon McInnes

Intercessions:                         Doug Small

Lay Administration:                 Robert Taylor and Yvonne Silverman

Hospitality:                              Brenda Small

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. Coffee Volunteers needed.  Please sign up in Bender Hall.


BROWN BAG BIBLE STUDY will resume this Wednesday, September 13.  Wednesdays from noon to 1 p.m. in Bender Hall, bring your lunch and join Rev. Arran as we explore the lectionary readings for the upcoming Sunday. All welcome, no Bible knowledge required.


ALTAR GUILD AGM: The AGM will be held at Christ Church Cathedral on September 16.  Registration is September 8 for further information, please see Carmen or see the poster on the events board in Bender Hall.


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.


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, September 5th                                    

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

Wednesday, September 6th       

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

10:00 a.m. – 2 p.m.     ACW

Thursday, September 7th                                                     

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

Sunday, September 10th Fourteenth Sunday After Pentecost
Readings:                  Exodus 12.1-14; Psalm 149; Romans 13.8-14: Matthew






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.