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1230 Bank St. Ottawa ON K1S 3Y3

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Incumbent: The Rev. Arran Thorpe

Director of Music: Fabien Tousignant

Guest Violist: Kathryn Cobbler



Worshiping God as disciples of Jesus;

showing love to our neighbours near and far.




Fifteenth Sunday After Pentecost

September 6th, 2015

9:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist Service
with Church School



Prelude: Sonata No.1 for Viola and Piano in f minor – 1st movement – Johannes Brahms


We Gather As God’s People

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

Children’s Talk
The Gathering of the Community                                                      page 185

Gloria                                                                                                 #686
Kyrie                                                                                                    #706

The Collect of the Day

Maker of us all,

you call us to love our neighbours as ourselves

and teach us that faith without works is dead.

Open us to the ministries that lie before us,

where faith and the needs of our neighbour

come together in the name of Jesus Christ,

our Saviour. Amen.

RCL Prayers (2002) alt.                              


We Listen To God’s Word

The First Reading: Proverbs 22:1-2,8-9,22-23                           (O.T. pg. 604)

Psalm 125 (sung by cantor)          

The Second Reading: James 2:1-10,14-17                        (N.T. page 229)

Gradual Hymn: O Christ, the Great Foundation                                 #524

Celebrant:       The Lord be with you

People:           And also with you.

Celebrant:       The Holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ,

according to Mark 7:24-37 (N.T. page 42)

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 Nicene Creed                                                                           page 188

Prayers of the People (adapted from Susan Sayers)—Jesus comes fulfilling the hope of healing to wholeness; he shows that mercy has triumphed over judgement.

Leader: Let us pray to our loving and merciful God. Lord, we thank you for the richness and diversity of each unique identity.

People: We pray for the separate members of this Body of Christ, and our corporate nature, that we may be filled at every level with the living breath of God.

Leader: In our Diocesan Calendar of Prayer, we pray today for St. James, Leitrim, and the Rev. Naomi Kabugi, Priest in Charge. For the visitors, volunteers, and staff of Temple Pastures Retreat Centre, John Geiger, Director, and Peter Hammond, Concierge. 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. We pray John our bishop, and for Arran our priest. We pray for all clergy and people. (Silence)

Leader: God of mercy:

People: let your kingdom come.

Leader: We thank you for the beauty and variety of our landscapes and cultures, all over the world; for starscapes and the wideness of space. Teach us to cherish and respect this universe we inhabit and all those who look or sound different from ourselves. (Silence)

Leader: God of mercy:

People: let your kingdom come.

Leader: We thank you for the hope each newborn child brings; for the gentle gifts of laughter and friendship, thoughtfulness and sympathy. We pray that our eyes may see all others with God’s affection. (Silence)

Leader: God of mercy:

People: let your kingdom come.

Leader: We thank you for patient endurance of so many who suffer so much; for them all we pray your wholeness and refreshing, your upholding and healing. We pray especially for (insert names) and those we name silently or aloud (Silence)


Leader: God of mercy:

People: let your kingdom come.

Leader: We thank you for the promise of mercy triumphing over judgement, and commend to your love forever our own loved ones who have died. We pray especially for (insert names) and those we name silently or aloud. (Silence)

Leader: God of mercy:

People: let your kingdom come.

Leader: We thank you for all our blessings and pray that we may take none of them for granted, but commit ourselves to live our thanks each day.

Leader: Everlasting and merciful God,

People: 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: Let There Be Light                                                    #572

Prayer over the Gifts

Blessed are you, O God,

maker of all things.

Through your goodness

you have blessed us

with these gifts:

our selves, our time,

and our possessions.

Use us, and what we have gathered,

in feeding the world with your love,

through the one

who gave himself for us,

Jesus Christ, our Saviour and Lord.


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

Meditation: Sonata No.1 for Viola and Piano in f minor – 2nd movement – Johannes Brahms

Prayer after Communion

God of abundance,

with this bread of life

and cup of salvation

you have united us with Christ,

making us one with all your people.

Now send us forth

in the power of your Spirit,

so that we may proclaim

your redeeming love to the world

and continue forever

in the risen life of Jesus Christ,

our Lord. Amen.

Evangelical Lutheran Worship (2006) alt.

Doxology and Blessing

Announcements/Birthdays and Anniversaries

Recessional Hymn: O For a Thousand Tongues to Sing                          #306


Postlude: Sonata No.1 for Viola and Piano in f minor – 3rd movement – Johannes Brahms



Sharing in the Ministry of our Parish Today        

Greeter:                                      Margo and Pat Kenney

Readers:                                    David Wilson and Chris Garnett

Intercessions:                            Paul Merriam

Lay Administrators:                  Sue Taylor, Linda Bowering        

Refreshments:                           Brenda Small and Sally Clarke     

Altar Guild:                                Mary Wilson, Belma Hull, Beulah Rumbolt, and Simon McInnes




Thank you, Kathryn Cobbler, for sharing in our music ministry this morning.

WORSHIP SWITCHES to 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. NEXT SUNDAY. Choir and Church School, are at the 10 a.m. service followed by coffee time.

IS YOUR CURRENT ADDRESS AND CONTACT INFORMATION WITH THE OFFICE? If you have changed your address, email, phone number, please notify the office at

FINANCE, STEWARDSHIP, AND PROPERTY COMMITTEE: Trinity’s new committee is looking for members! It will meet quarterly. We are especially looking for people to sit on the finance or stewardship sub-groups. Our next stewardship and finance meetings will be in September. For more information, please speak to Rev. Arran.

COFFEE TIME: We need volunteers to help serve and clean up and to provide baked goods to share each Sunday.  Please see the sign-up sheet downstairs or contact the office or Sally Clarke.

PORCH SALE: Saturday, September 12, 9 a.m.—1 p.m.

Clothes, household items, books, children’s items and more! All donations gratefully accepted. Drop off items during office hours or following worship between September 5th-September 11. All items should be clean and undamaged.

IT’S A BOY! Trinity is celebrating with a baby shower for Rev. Arran and Charmaine. WHEN: Saturday, October 3rd, 2015, 2:30 p.m.

WHERE: Bender Hall, Trinity. All parishioners over the age of 10 are invited. RSVP by September 15 to Nancy Bassam or email Please advise if you are able to provide sandwiches or sweets (squares/cookies). If you would like to bring a gift, you can find their gift registry at BabiesR’Us under ‘Charmaine Fraser’.

SENIORS’ LUNCHEON: In September we will once again be starting up our Seniors’ Luncheon. It is held the LAST Thursday of each month in the Canterbury room. It is a time for our Seniors to come together with music and food as well as a lot of laughs and fellowship. If you would like to be involved as part of our volunteer team, we would love to have you. As well we may be looking for some dedicated drivers this year (especially during the winter months). We will be holding our first meeting on Sunday September 13th after the service. We will meet in one of the Sunday school rooms off of Bender Hall. We hope to see you there, sincerely, Ruth and Chris.


YOUTH WELCOME BACK PARTY: Friday, September 11, 7-9 p.m. This evening is for anyone grades 4-12. We will meet new people/reconnect with friends, play games, and eat pizza! After September 11, we will have two youth groups: Jr. for grades 4-6/ages 9-12, and Sr. for grades 7-12/ages 13-18. Grapevine Youth is a combined youth group between Church of the Ascension and Trinity. When we are not out at events, we alternate bi-weekly between the two buildings. For more information, contact Kiersten at


This Week at Trinity



Tuesday, September 8th

6:30 p.m.                      Parish Council

10:00 a.m. – noon        Church Office Open

Wednesday, September 9th

10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Church Office Open

10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. ACW

2:00 p.m.                      Ecumenical Refugee Sponsorship Committee

Thursday, September 10th  

10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Church Office Open

6:00 p.m.                      Open Table Carleton Board Meeting

Friday, September 11th

7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.    Welcome Back Youth Group Party

Saturday, September 12th

9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.    Porch Sale

Sunday, September 13th  Sixteenth Sunday After Pentecost

8:00 a.m.                      Holy Eucharist

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