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Second Sunday in Lent


Trinity Anglican Church

1230 Bank St. Ottawa  ON  K1S 3Y3

613-733-7536   |   |    @OttawaTrinity

The Rev. Arran Thorpe

Director of Music: Fabien Tousignant

Worshipping God as disciples of Jesus;

showing love to our neighbours near and far.

Second Sunday in Lent

March 17, 2019

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

Prelude: Ich ruf zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ BWV 639 by J.S. Bach

We Gather As God’s People

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: Be Thou My Vision                                                   #505

Children’s Talk                                                                                           

The Gathering of the Community                                                    page 185


Collect of the Day

Brooding Spirit,

Beneath your wings there is creation and life:

Accompany us on the difficult path

With the disappeared, the broken and the fearful,

So that we find the way to the city of our peace

Where we are all accepted as your beloved;

Through the cross of Jesus Christ, our only Lord. Amen.

Prayers for an Inclusive Church (2009) alt.

We Listen To God’s Word

The First Reading: Genesis 15:1–12, 17–18                            O.T. page 12                            

Psalm: Psalm 27                                                                            page 735           

The Second Reading: Philippians 3:17– 4:1                          N.T. page 198

Lent Prose – Tone V

Refrain (sung together)

O thou chief cornerstone, right hand of the Father: way of salvation, gate of life celestial: cleanse thou our sinful souls from all defilement.

Refrain (sung together)

Celebrant:        The Lord be with you

People:           And also with you.

Celebrant:        The Holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ,

according to Luke 13:31–35                           (N.T. page 77)

People:           Glory to you, Lord Jesus Christ

Celebrant:        The Gospel of Christ.

People:           Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ.


Apostles Creed                                                                                 (pg. 189)

We Respond to God’s Word

Prayers of the People (Adapted from Susan Sayers)
If only we will agree to put our faith in God, he will fill our lives with meaning and bring us safely to heaven.

Leader: Confident that God knows and loves each of us and understands our situation, let us pray for our Diocesan Learning Facilitator, Leslie Giddings. For the participants and staff of the Marriage Preparation Courses being held this year. 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 a deepening personal faith in all Christians, and renewed faith for all who are besieged by doubt.  (Silence)

Leader: You are our God:

People: in you we put our trust.

Leader: We pray that the Church may be vigilant and courageous in upholding the Christian faith, and sensitive to the language and culture of each person seeking for God in their lives. (Silence)

Leader: You are our God:

People: in you we put our trust.

Leader: We long for a thirsting after God in our society; for right living, justice and mercy to be valued and worked for. (Silence)     

Leader: You are our God:

People: in you we put our trust.

Leader: We long for our homes and neighbourhoods to reflect God’s love in our practical caring, our hospitality and our parenting.  (Silence)

Leader: You are our God:

People: in you we put our trust.

Leader: We pray for those whose emotional pain makes it difficult for them to accept God’s love and forgiveness; and for all who feel that there is no hope. We offer ourselves to be available where you need us. At this time, we pray for (insert names) and for those who we name silently or aloud.  (Silence).

Leader: You are our God:

People: in you we put our trust.

Leader: We commend into your loving mercy the dying and those who have made the journey through death. With them we long to share the eternal joy of your presence in heaven. At this time, we pray for (insert names) and for those who we name silently or aloud. (Silence).

Leader: You are our God:

People: in you we put our trust.

Leader: We give you thanks and praise for the endless love and patience you show us; whenever we turn away, please turn us back to you.

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: The Head that Once Was Crowned                        #491

Prayer over the Gifts                                                                        

God of Life and freedom,

we celebrate the revelation of Jesus

as the Christ who makes all creation new.

Accept all we offer you this day

and make us new in him,

who is Lord for ever and ever.  Amen                                                    

Eucharistic Prayer  


Great Amen                                   

The Lord’s Prayer                                                                             page 211

The Breaking of the Bread                                                               page 213

Agnus Dei                                                                                                                    The Communion

Anthem : Lord for Thy Tender Mercy’s Sake, by Richard Farrant

Lord, for thy tender mercy’s sake, lay not our sins to our charge, but forgive that is past and give us grace to amend our sinful lives; to decline from sin and incline to virtue, that we may walk in a perfect heart before thee now and evermore. Amen

Prayer after Communion        

Gracious God, lover of all,

by this sacrament

you make us one family in Christ your Son,

one in the sharing of his body and blood,

one in the communion of his Spirit.

Help us to grow in love for one another

and come to the full maturity of the Body of Christ.

We ask this in his name. Amen.

Doxology and Blessing                                                                           (Pg. 214)                                                                                                              

Announcements/Birthdays and Anniversaries

Recessional Hymn: In the Cross of Christ I Glory                            #537


Postlude: Toccata in d minor BWV 538 (dorian) by J.S. Bach

Sharing in the Ministry of our Parish Today

Greeter: Chris Garnett

Readers: Simon McInnes and Judy Richardson

Intercessions: Yvonne Silverman

Hospitality: Judy Chamberland, Lorna Feehan and Judy Richardson

Lay Administration: Heather Maclachlan and Yvonne Silverman

Altar Guild: Margo Kenney, Clementine Ukeye, Lindsay Whillan


LENTEN STUDY: Being Christian: Baptism, Bible, Eucharist, and Prayer. By Rowan Williams. In this simple, beautifully written book Rowan Williams explores four essential components of the Christian life: baptism, Bible, Eucharist, and prayer. Despite huge differences in Christian thinking and practice both today and in past centuries, he says, these four basic elements have remained constant and indispensable for the majority of those who call themselves Christians. Study begins Tuesday March 12th and will run for 5 weeks ending April 9th. We will meet each week in the Canterbury room and the start time is 7pm and finishes at 8pm.

EVENSONGS:  Our next Evensong will be today March 17th 2019 at 5:30pm.  The Anglican Choral of Ottawa will lead the music for this service under the direction of Matthew Larkin.  Then for Evensong on March 31st 2019 at 5:30pm, Hypatia’s Voice directed by Laura Hawley will lead the music.        

MUSIC AT TRINITY: Our next concert will feature pianist Luke Welch.  He recently launched his third CD entitled The Return, which offers music of Beethoven and Schumann.  Mr. Welch is a faithful supporter of our concert series and has performed in it every year.  He returns on April 13th 2019 at 4:30pm.  Freewill offering.

FUNDRAISING CONCERT: The Glebelles directed by Maeve Weddle with The Glebe Collegiate Man Choir under the direction of Rachel Handley will present a sentimental Journey: an a capella celebration of pop songs old and new.  March 30th 2019 at 4:30pm.  Admission by donation. 

TEEN PROGRAM: The next session to be held on March 24th, 2019. Bring your friends and join us at 10:00 in the Canterbury room.

SUNDAY MORNING HOSPITALITY: Sunday morning coffee is an important Ministry at Trinity. It is over that cup of coffee we meet our friends, we receive encouragement, news and support. Rather than rely on sign up on a weekly basis we are going to move to assignment by a roster. As the choir has graciously agreed to put the coffee and tea on before service, the list will concentrate on serving, clean up and treats. Please contact Judy Richardson to have your name added to the roster.

This Week at Trinity

Wednesday, March 20th, 2019

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

10:00 a.m. – 2 p.m.   ACW

12:00 p.m. – 1 p.m.    Brown Bag Lunch and Bible Study

Thursday, March 21st, 2019                                                                                                               

7:30p.m. 9:30 p.m.    Trinity Choir practice

Friday, March 22nd, 2019

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

Sunday, March 24th, 2019- Third Sunday in Lent

Readings:  Isaiah 55:1–9; Psalm 63:1–8; 1 Corinthians 10:1–13; Luke 13:1–9