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Second Sunday in Lent


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 8th, 2020

10:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist with 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 dwell on these lands always with respect and peace.

Opening Hymn: Blessed Jesus, At Your Word                                 #559

Children’s Talk                                                                                           

The Gathering of the Community                                                    page 185 

Collect of the Day

Almighty God,
whose Son was revealed in majesty before he suffered death upon the cross, give us faith to perceive his glory,

that being strengthened by his grace
we may be changed into his likeness, from glory to glory;
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.


We Listen To God’s Word

The First Reading: Genesis 12:1-4A                                          (O.T. pg.10)

Psalm: 121                                                                                     page 882       

The Second Reading: Romans 4:1-5, 13-17                            (N.T. pg.154)

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 John 3:1-17                             (N.T. page 93 )

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)
Anyone who believes in Jesus can know his power to save and set us free.

Leader: Loving God, because we trust you, we come to you now with our concerns for the Church and the World. Let us pray for the Election of our next Diocesan Bishop on Saturday March 14, for all those who are candidates for selection as Bishop. We pray that those called to serve with this responsibility may live a holy life, seeking to be in your will, able to overcome prejudices, examining issues with care, and that the decisions they make may be to the building up of your church and to your glory. May we be truly unified as one under Christ. We pray for the participants and staff of the upcoming Marriage Preparation course.  We pray for Linda, our Primate, Anne, our Metropolitan, John, our Bishop, and Michael, our assisting Bishop. For Arran, our priest and for all clergy and people and their ministries in the Diocese of Ottawa. (Silence)

People: We bring all those who find it so hard to believe, so hard to trust in a faithful loving God; we bring those who teach the faith; all who preach and chat the good news. Give the right words for each situation and each person, and enable the seed to take root and grow. (Silence)

Leader: In you, O Lord:

People: we put our trust.

Leader: We bring those whose authority and decisions affect the lives of many people and the health of the planet. We pray for sensitivity and honesty, and the strength to retain integrity even in positions of power. (Silence)

Leader: In you O Lord:

People: we put our trust.

Leader: We bring the newly born and their parents, and all whose family circumstances face change; give us the spiritual flexibility to adapt to your guiding in all our relationships and above all in our relationship with you. (Silence)

Leader: In you O Lord:

People: we put our trust.

Leader: We bring all for whom illness or injury has caused disruption, uncertainty and the prospect of long-term change; all who find their lives are spinning out of  control; give them working knowledge of your total loving and unchanging presence, so that in all the changes and troubles of life they may be assured of your everlasting protection. At this time, we pray for (insert names) and for those who we name silently or aloud.  (Silence)

Leader: In you O Lord:

People: we put our trust.

Leader: We commend to your love and mercy all those who have made the journey through death, especially any who have died unprepared, or violent deaths. We thank you for your understanding and compassion and pray that they may know the forgiveness, peace and joy of heaven. At this time, we pray for (insert names) and for those who we name silently or aloud.   (Silence)

Leader: In you O Lord:

People: we put our trust.

Leader: As we call to mind the guidance and help you give us each moment of every day, we thank you and praise you, Holy God, for you alone have the words of eternal life.

Merciful God,

Accept these prayers for the sake of your Son,

our Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen.

We Celebrate the Presence of Jesus

Offertory Hymn: God, My Hope on You is Founded                           #529

Prayer over the Gifts

God of wisdom,

may the light of the eternal Word,

our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ,

guide us to your glory.

We ask this in his name.


Eucharistic Prayer                                                                                        


Great Amen                   

The Lord’s Prayer                                                                            page 211

The Breaking of the Bread                                                               page 212

Agnus Dei from Missa aeterna Christi munera by Palestrina                                                                                                      

The Communion

Anthem: God so Loved the World from the Crucifixion by John Stainer

God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son,that whoso believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.

Prayer after Communion

Creator of heaven and earth,

we thank you for these holy mysteries,

which bring us now a share in the life to come,

through Jesus Christ our Lord.


Doxology and Blessing                                                                  page 214

Announcements/Birthdays and Anniversaries

Recessional Hymn: He Comes to Us As One Unknown                         #456



Sharing in the Ministry of our Parish Today

Greeters: Sally Clarke

Readers:  Joanne McCracken and Max Karikera

Intercessions: Judy Richardson  

Hospitality: Lorna Feehan, Hilary Spicer  

Lay Administration:  Doreen Barnes and Hildegard Nicol

Altar Guild: Brenda Small, Joanne McCracken, Yvonne Silverman

and Sue Taylor


MUSIC AT TRINITY: Our next Music at Trinity concert will be on March 28th 4:30pm.  Duo Sakura will perform works by Debussy and Rachmaninoff for piano duet: 1 piano 4 hands.  Freewill offering. 

LENTEN STUDY BEING DISCIPLES: Essentials of the Christian Life

February 25th – March 31st Tuesday nights 7:00pm – 8:30pm. Basic instruction in Christian discipleship from one of the world’s greatest living theologians “Discipleship,” says Rowan Williams in this companion to his best-selling Being Christian, “is a state of being. Discipleship is about how we live; not just the decisions we make, not just the things we believe, but a state of being. “Having covered Baptism, Bible, Eucharist, and Prayer in Being Christian, Williams turns his attention on in this book to what is required for us to continue following Jesus and growing in faith.

The book has six succinct chapters:

Week 1 Being Disciples

Week 2 Faith, Hope, and Love

Week 3 Forgiveness

Week 4 Holiness

Week 5 Faith in Society

Week 6 Life in the Spirit

In his typically gentle, inviting, pastoral writing style, Williams offers biblically grounded wisdom for Christians at all stages of their journeys as disciples of Jesus.

CHORAL EVENSONG: Join us on March 8th at 5:30pm for a Choral Evensong with Hypatia’s Voice Women’s Choir directed by Deirdre Kellerman.

MABEL GORDON HOUSE: There will be a vacancy at Mabel Gordon House as of May 1, 2020. Interested students should contact me at or 613-523-1747.

ON SUNDAY MARCH 22nd there will be a meeting after church for the revived senior’s lunch “Healthy Aging in Old Ottawa South” which received a grant from the federal government program ‘New Horizon’s for Seniors’. Anyone who would like to attend is welcome, especially those who have volunteered in the Senior’s Lunch in the past. Through this lunch Trinity will be reaching out to all the seniors in Old Ottawa South both as volunteers and participants. Donna Rourke, the Program Director will lead the meeting and share her ideas for the coming year.

This Week at Trinity

Wednesday, March 11th, 2020

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 12th, 2020                                                                                                               

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

Friday, March 13th, 2020

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

Sunday, March 15th, 2020– Third Sunday in Lent

Readings: Exodus 17:1-7; Psalm 95; Romans 5:1-11; John 4:5-42

Readers for March 15th, 2020: Chris Garnett, Simon McInnis and Intercessions Mary Sean Burgham