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Second Sunday After Pentecost


1230 Bank St. Ottawa ON K1S 3Y3
613-733-7536 | | @OttawaTrinity

The Rev. Arran Thorpe
Director of Music: Fabien Tousignant
Service sung by: Eszter Gero, Tara Dentry, Chris Beall, Fabien Tousignant

Worshipping God as disciples of Jesus;
showing love to our neighbours near and far.

Second Sunday after Pentecost

June 23, 2019

10:00am Church Picnic

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
Here I Am, Lord
I, the Lord of sea and sky, I have heard my people cry.
All who dwell in dark and sin my hand will save.
I who made the stars of night, I will make their darkness bright.
Who will bear my life to them? Whom shall I send?

Here I am, Lord. Is it I, Lord? I have heard you calling in the night.
I will go, Lord, If you lead me. I will hold your people in my heart.

I, the Lord of snow and rain, I have borne my people’s pain.
I have wept for love of them: they turn away.
I will break their heart of stone, give them hearts for love alone.
I will speak my word to them. Whom shall I send?


I, the Lord of wind and flame, I will tend the poor and lame.
I will set a feast for them. My hand will save.
Finest bread I will provide till their hearts be satisfied.
I will give my life to them. Whom shall I send?


The Gathering of the Community
Leader: Come, let us worship Almighty God.
People: Let us lift up our songs,
Our prayers, our praises.
Leader: Come, let us honour Jesus Christ.
People: Let us love Christ with our hearts,
Our minds, our spirits.
Leader: Come, let us be filled with the Spirit of the Living God.
People: Breath in us, Breath of God. Amen.
Leader: Let us pray.
O holy God, we know the beauty of this June day and we are grateful. We experience the warm stirring of summer and the fullness of the bountiful earth, and we are grateful. We share the love of family and friends and the family and friendship that is our church and we are grateful. Let us now worship in joy and thanksgiving. Amen.

Reading: Galatians 3: 23-29

Gradual Motet
Sicut Cervus by Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina
Sicut cervus desiderat ad fontes aquarum, ita desiderat anima mea ad te, Deus.
As a hart longs for the flowing streams, so longs my soul for thee, O God.

Gospel Reading: Luke 8: 26-39
We Respond to God’s Word
Prayers of the People (Adapted from Susan Sayers)
Keep asking for God’s Spirit and he will keep pouring out his blessing on you.
Leader: Heavenly God, as you have taught us, through Jesus, we come to you in prayer for St. Alban the Martyr, Mattawa, and all who minister there. St. Margaret of Scotland, Rutherglen. The Reverend David Shields, St. Alban the Martyr, Ottawa. St. Bernard-de-Clairveaux, The Reverend Mark Whittall. For the National Indigenous Bishop, The Right Reverend Mark MacDonald. We pray for Fred, our Primate, Anne, our Metropolitan, John, our Bishop, and Michael Bird, our assisting Bishop. For Arran, our priest and for all clergy and people and their ministries in the Diocese of Ottawa
People: We pray for all who uphold and teach the faith, for young Christians in schools and universities, for Christians witnessing to their faith at work, for all in danger of persecution. We pray for your strength and courage. (Silence)
Leader: In all things, God:
People: let your will be done.
Leader: We pray for discernment and wisdom as we strive for international co-operation in managing the world’s resources; for perseverance as we work towards peace and reconciliation. (Silence)
Leader: In all things, God:
People: let your will be done.
Leader: We pray for the good sense in our family and community life that knows the difference between generosity and indulgence, between lenience and neglect of responsibility. (Silence)
Leader: In all things, God:
People: let your will be done.
Leader: We pray for all victims of abuse and tyranny for all who suffer long-term effects of torture, war and disease; we pray for the grace to forgive, and for healing of body, mind and soul. At this time, we pray for (insert names) and for those who we name silently or aloud. (Silence)
Leader: In all things, God:
People: let your will be done.
Leader: We pray for those who have died, and particularly for those who have no one to mourn their going; for those who have died unnoticed. We pray that they may rest in your peace forever. At this time, we pray for (insert names) and for those who we name silently or aloud. (Silence)
Leader: In all things, God:
People: let your will be done.
Leader: God, we thank you for all the gifts you pour out to us each day of our lives; keep us asking, and keep us seeking you.
Leader: Merciful God,
Accept these prayers for the sake of your Son, our Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen.

Leader: God has always been there for us; loving us and calling us to be all that we can be. Let us tell God all about ourselves, not leaving anything out.
People: God if we carry excess baggage on life’s journey, teach us to travel more simply. If our possessions own us, free us to trust you and share with others. If our need for control keeps us anxious and demanding, help us to relax.
If we carry loads of guilt, may we hand them over to you, trusting you to forgive us. God, make us simple: simple in trust, simple in life, simple in commitment to you. Prepare us for your mission. Allow us to join you in labour to heal the hurting, feed the hungry, and bring good news to the poor. We pray in the name of Jesus

The Sharing of the Peace

Offertory Hymn:
Dear God Compassionate and Kind

  1. Dear Lord and Father of mankind, forgive our foolish ways;
    reclothe us in our rightful mind, in purer lives thy service find,
    in deeper reverence, praise.

2 In simple trust like theirs who heard beside the Syrian sea
the gracious calling of the Lord, let us, like them, without a word
rise up and follow thee.

3 O Sabbath rest by Galilee, O calm of hills above,
where Jesus knelt to share with thee the silence of eternity,
interpreted by love!

4 Drop thy still dews of quietness, till all our strivings cease;
take from our souls the strain and stress, and let our ordered lives confess
the beauty of thy peace.

5 Breathe through the heats of our desire thy coolness and thy balm;
let sense be dumb, let flesh retire; speak through the earthquake, wind, and fire, O still, small voice of calm!

The Celebration of the Eucharist
Eucharistic Prayer
Breaking of the Bread:
Celebrant: We break this bread,
to share in the body of Christ
People: We, being many, are one body,
For all we share in the one bread.
Communion Hymn: One Bread, One Body, One Lord of All
One bread, one body, one Lord of all,
one cup of blessing which we bless
and we, though many, throughout the earth,
we are one body in this one Lord.

  1. Gentile or Jew, servant or free, woman or man, no more. R.
  2. Many the gifts, many the works, woman or man, no more. R.
  3. Grain for the fields, scattered and grown, gathered to one for all. R.
    Anthem: My spirit sang all day by Gerald Finzi
    My spirit sang all day O my joy. Nothing my tongue could say, Only My joy!
    My heart an echo caught O my joy and spake, tell me thy thought, hide not thy joy.
    My eyes gan peer around, O my joy what beauty hast thou found? Shew us thy joy.
    My jealous ears grew whist; O my joy music from heaven is’t, sent for our joy?
    She also came and heard; O my joy, what, said she, is this word? What is thy joy?
    And I replied, O see, O my joy,’Tis thee, I cried, ’tis thee: thou art my joy.

Prayer after Communion:
Great Creator, you have fed us with bread from heaven. Continue to renew us in your truth, to give light to our minds, strength to our bodies, and seal us with your Holy Spirit. We ask this in Christ’s name. Amen.
Until we meet again, Walk gently in the way.
Dwell in the hollow of God’s hand:
Rejoice, and serve, and pray!
(Irish Blessing)

Closing Hymn:
Lord, Whose Love in Humble Service
Lord, whose love in humble service bore the weight of human need,
Who upon the cross, forsaken, worked your mercy’s perfect deed:
We, your servants, bring the worship not of voice alone, but heart;
Consecrating to your purpose every gift which you impart.

Still your children wander homeless; still the hungry cry for bread;
Still the captives long for freedom; still in grief we mourn our dead.
As you, Lord, in deep compassion healed the sick and freed the soul,
By your Spirit send your power to our world to make it whole.

As we worship, grant us vision till your love’s revealing light
In its height and depth and great ness dawns upon our quickened sight,
Making known the needs and burdens your compassion bids us bear,
Stirring us to ardent service, your abundant life to share.

Sharing in the Ministry of our Parish Today
Readers: Doreen Barnes and Hildegard Nicol
Intersessions: Joanne McCracken
Lay Administrations: Robert Taylor and Hildegard Nicol
Altar Guild: Mary Wilson, Beulah Rumbolt, Simon McInnes, Lorna Feehan


MUSIC AT DUSK: Starting July 4th and every Thursday in July, we will offer a summer concert series at 7 pm. Organ music, classical guitar and jazz will be featured in these concerts. Freewill offering.

MABLE GORDON HOUSE: Mabel Gordon House, 5 Harvard Ave, has two rooms now available for rent. If you know of students or recent graduates looking for a room, please have them contact Simon McInnes at 613-523-1747 or at

PRAYER and PRAISE at ANDREW HAYDON PARK! Come and join in a joyful celebration of the Eucharist on July 17 and August 21. The music starts at 7:00p.m. For more information, see the poster in Bender Hall or speak to Yvonne Silverman.

WORDS AND MUSIC AT ST. LUKES: Tuesday, June 25th, 2019 at 6:00 p.m.: Come and experience the St. Luke’s sanctuary as an oasis of peace and quiet in the midst of our busy, noisy world. 45 minutes of readings, music and silence for reflection. The readings (read by Barclay McMillan) are a mixture of poetry and prose, and are not necessarily religious, but are chosen as “food for thought”. The music (played by the Rev. Victoria Scott) is offered with a view to creating a relaxing and refreshing atmosphere. Free will offering. St. Luke’s Anglican Church, 760 Somerset Street West, Ottawa, ON K1R 6P9. More information at 613-235-3416 or at

**Please note starting June 30th, we will be in our SUMMER SCHEDULE, with one service on Sunday at 9:30 a.m. **

This Week at Trinity
Wednesday, June 26th
10:00 a.m. – 2 p.m. CHURCH OFFICE OPEN
12:00 p.m. – 1 p.m. Brown Bag Lunch and Bible Study
Friday, June 28th
10:00 a.m. – 2 p.m. CHURCH OFFICE OPEN
Sunday, June 30th 9:30am Service- Third Sunday after Pentecost
Readings: 2 Kings 2:1–2, 6–14; Psalm 77:1–2, 11–20; Galatians 5:1, 13–25; Luke 9:51–62;