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Pentecost 8


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Celebrant: The Rev. Arran Thorpe

Director of Music: Fabien Tousignant

Duty Warden: Darcy DeMarsico




Eighth Sunday After Pentecost

July 19th, 2015

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




Prelude: Ich ruft zu dir, Herr Jesus Christ– J.S. Bach, BWV 639


We Gather As God’s People

Opening Hymn: Christ is Made the Sure Foundation                        #300

Children’s Talk
The Gathering of the Community                                                      page 185

Gloria                                                                                                 #686
Kyrie                                                                                               #706

The Collect of the Day

Guardian of the weak,

turn the places with life

into strongholds of your grace,

temples of your presence,

and citadels of your justice,

so that the most vulnerable and most powerful

may find peace in the strong name of Jesus Christ.


Revised Common Lectionary Prayers (2002) alt.                               

We Listen To God’s Word

The First Reading: 2 Samuel 7:1-14a                                          (O.T. pg. 281)

Psalm 23        (sung by cantor)

The Second Reading: Ephesians 2:11-22                           (N.T. page 192)

Gradual Hymn: Jesus, Thy Blood and Righteousness                       #629

Celebrant:       The Lord be with you

People:           And also with you.

Celebrant:       The Holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ,

according to Mark 6:30-34,53-56     (N.T. page 41)

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)—Like a good shepherd, Jesus sees the needs of his people and always responds with love.

Leader: Knowing God’s love and concern for us all, let us settle ourselves in our Creator’s presence and pray to God now. In our Diocesan Calendar of Prayer, we pray today for St. John the Evangelist, Lancaster, St. Michael and All Angels, Maxville, and the Rev. Jason Pollick. For the members of the Diocesan Refugee Working Group. In our Companion Diocese of Jerusalem we pray for St. Luke’s Centre, Beirut, Lebanon. We pray for John our Bishop. We pray for Arran and Gary our priests. We pray for all clergy and people.

People: Recognizing our brokenness and disunity as your Church, we pray for your leading to draw us closer to one another as we draw closer to you;

Leader: we pray for all our Christian siblings in this neighbourhood, and for all who are searching for meaning in their lives. (Silence)

Leader: The Lord is my shepherd:

People: There is nothing I shall want.

Leader: With the noise of global conflicts and human deprivation thundering in our ears, with the questions and doubts clamouring, we pray for your shepherding of our humanness and your leading in the secret places of the heart. (Silence)

Leader: The Lord is my shepherd:

People: There is nothing I shall want.

Leader: With the statistics of family life challenging our values, and with the pressures to conform to norms in conflict with God’s will, we pray for your sound and centred wisdom in all our daily living and life choices. (Silence)

Leader: The Lord is my shepherd:

People: There is nothing I shall want.

Leader: With the stressed and overburdened, to overworked and the unemployed, we pray for balanced lives; for physical, mental, and spiritual health; for patience in times of trouble, and direction in times of confusion. We pray especially for (insert names) and those we name silently or aloud (Silence).

Leader: The Lord is my shepherd:

People: There is nothing I shall want.

Leader: As we remember with love and gratitude the lives of those who have died in faith, we commend them to your eternal rest and unchanging affection. We pray especially for (insert names) and those we name silently or aloud (Silence).

Leader: The Lord is my shepherd:

People: There is nothing I shall want.

Leader: With the crowds of Galilee our hearts are lifted with joy at your presence among us, for we know that you have the words of eternal life. 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: The King of Love My Shepherd Is                         #520

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

Anthem: Betrachte Mein Seel’ from St. John Passion– J.S. Bach, BWV 245

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: Lift High the Cross                                               #602


Postlude: Fugue in E flat major (“St. Anne”) – J.S. Bach, BWV 552



Sharing in the Ministry of our Parish Today        

Greeter:                                      Carmen Christian

Cantor:                                       Alasdair Campbell

Readers:                                    Sue Taylor and Joanne McCracken

Intercessions:                            James Ward

Lay Administrator:                    Judy Richardson and Robert Taylor

Refreshments:                           Brenda Small and Sally Clarke     

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




Welcome, Church of the Ascension! Our churches are sharing summer services, with July at Trinity and August at Ascension until August 30th, where each congregation will be back at their own church.


IS TRANSPORTATION TRICKY WITH OUR NEW SUMMER LOCATIONS? If you cannot make it without a ride to Trinity or Ascension this summer, Ascension folks, contact Trinity folks, contact



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.

LOVE FAIR-TRADE JAVA? TAKE HOME CAFÉ JUSTICIA COFFEE TO SUPPORT ASCENSION YOUTH! Every Sunday, Ascension serves delicious Café Justicia coffee. We like that it’s organic, fair-trade, and freshly roasted. Well, now you can enjoy Café Justicia at home! You can buy medium or dark roast, whole bean or ground coffee, for just $14 a pound. For every pound sold, $4 will go towards the Youth Trip to Guatemala. Proceeds from coffee sales also help support families, social development, and social justice in Guatemala. See Ashley after the service. Ground coffee will be available for sale at the back of the church after the service, July 5, 19, and 26.


ANNUAL REPORT FOR THE NATIONAL CHURCH IS AVAILABLE: To catch a glimpse at all of the work the General Synod has been up to this year, check out


NEXT WEEK TRINITY’S OFFICE WILL BE CLOSED: Please note that Trinity’s office will be closed the week of July 27-31.

Church School Families! Where are you taking Flat Jesus this summer?

Share your pictures of Flat Jesus at the cottage, the beach, hanging with friends, summer camp, visiting family.

Send them to Trinity or Ascension via email or or tweet them to @OttawaTrinity or @AscensionOttawa #FlatJesus




This Week at Trinity


Tuesday, July 21st     

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

Wednesday, July 22nd

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

10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. ACW

Thursday, July 23rd  

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

Sunday, July 26th       Ninth Sunday after Pentecost

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

Readings:                     2 Samuel 11:1-15 or 2 Kings 4:42-44; Psalm 14 or Psalm 145:10-18; Ephesians 3:14-21; John 6:1-21.