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Second Sunday in Lent: February 25, 2018

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Second Sunday in Lent: February 25, 2018




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Incumbent: The Rev. Arran Thorpe

Director of Music: Fabien Tousignant


Worshiping God as disciples of Jesus;

showing love to our neighbours near and far.


Second Sunday in Lent:

February 25, 2018

10:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist with One-Room Church School

Prelude: Largo from Trio Sonata No.2 BWV 526


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: When All Thy Mercies, O My God                                #343

Children’s Talk

The Gathering of the Community                                                                                 page 185


Trisagion                                                                                                   #688

Collect of the Day

God of Sarah and Abraham,

long ago you embraced your people in covenant

and promised them your blessing,

strengthen us in faith,

so that, with your followers in every age,

we may proclaim our deliverance in Jesus Christ

to generations yet unborn. Amen.

Revised Common Lectionary Prayers (2002) alt.

We Listen To God’s Word

The First Reading:  Genesis 17: 1-7                                            (O.T. pg. 13)

Psalm 22:22-30 Sung by Choir                                                          page 730

The Second Reading: Romans 4: 13-25                                     (N.T. pg.155)

Gradual Hymn: How Clear Is Our Vocation, Lord                                 #466      


Lent Prose – Tone V




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




Celebrant: The Lord be with you

People:           And also with you.

Celebrant:        The Holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ,

according to Mark 8: 31-38                                  (N.T. page 44)

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 Apostles Creed                                                                          page 189

Prayers of the People (Adapted from Susan Sayers)
Christ is the image of the unseen God.

Leader: Our God made us and our universe, and delights in us. Prompted by the Spirit of God in us, let us pray for the work and ministry of the Refugee Ministry Working Group, and its Chair, Don Smith; and for our Diocesan Refugee Ministry Officer, Joyce Couvrette, St. John’s Lutheran Church, Pastor Joel Crouse, for the work of The Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund. We pray for John, our bishop, Arran, our priest. We pray for all clergy and people and their ministries in the Diocese of Ottawa.

People: We pray for Godly wisdom that is touched by the beauty of creation, delights in the diversity of people, and warms to the possibilities of co-operative prayer and work for the coming of the kingdom. (Silence)

Leader: Wise and Holy God:

People: we are your children.

Leader: We pray for godly wisdom that, in observing symptoms, discerns causes and responds to the real needs; that strives not to control but enable, not to manipulate but empower. (Silence)

Leader: Wise and Holy God:

People: we are your children.

Leader: We pray for the godly wisdom that gives others both space and support, that encourages and guides, that knows when to speak and when to be silent. (Silence)

Leader: Wise and Holy God:

People: we are your children.

Leader: We pray for the godly wisdom that recognises the poverty of the rich and the wealth among the poor; that questions assumptions of worth and cherishes those whom the world discards. At this time, we pray for (insert names) and for those who we name silently or aloud. (Silence)

Leader: Wise and Holy God:

People: we are your children.

Leader: We pray for the godly wisdom that sees time in the context of eternity, and death as the gateway to heaven.

At this time, we pray for (insert names) and for those who we name silently or aloud. (Silence)

Leader: Wise and Holy God:

People: we are your children.

Leader: We pray for the godly wisdom that lives simply and thankfully, rejoicing in all that God is and does.

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: In the Cross of Christ I Glory                              # 537


Prayer over the Gifts

God of all creation,
all you have made is good,
and your love endures forever.
You bring forth bread from the earth
and fruit from the vine.
Nourish us with these gifts,
so that we might be for the world
signs of your gracious presence in Jesus Christ,
our Saviour and Lord. Amen.
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: 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.


Prayer after Communion


We give you thanks, almighty God,
that you have refreshed us
through the healing power of this gift of life.
In your mercy, strengthen us through this gift,
in faith toward you and in fervent love toward one another;
for the sake of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Evangelical Lutheran Worship (2006)

Doxology and Blessing

Announcements/Birthdays and Anniversaries

Recessional Hymn:  Take Up Your Cross, the Saviour Said             #431


Postlude:  Praeludium in g minor BuxWV 149 by Dietrich Buxtehude


Sharing in the Ministry of our Parish Today             

Greeter:                                  Judy Richardson

Readers:                                 Kelley Cloer and Mary Hill

Intercessions:                        Hildegard Nicol

Hospitality:                             Jill, Sam and Graham

Lay Administrations:             Sue Taylor and Carmen Christian

Altar Guild:                             Margo Kenney, Carmen Christian and Clementine Ukeye



MUSIC AT TRINITY: Our next concert will be held on March 10th 2018 at 4:30pm.  On the heels of international women’s day, “Celebrating Women’s Voice and Identify” will feature violist Kathryn Cobbler, Mezzo-Soprano Heather-Lynn Smith and pianist Sonya Sweeney.  Freewill offering.


CHORAL EVENSONG: Caelis Academy Ensemble directed by Matthew Larkin will present a Choral Evensong on February 25th 2018 at 5:30pm.

MESSY CHURCH LENT: Kids and their grown-ups are invited to join us for Messy Church Lent. Join us for crafts, food and fun as we explore the story of the Prodigal Son. February 24th, 3:30-6:30 at Church of the Ascension, 253 Echo Drive.


HOSPITALITY: Coffee Time is an important part of our Ministry of Hospitality at Trinity.   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.


BROWN BAG & BIBLE STUDY: Please note that the Brown Bag and Bible study will continue after Lent.


This Week at Trinity

Tuesday, February 27th                                                              

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

11:30 a.m.-1:30 p. m. ALPHA Course

7:00 p.m.-9:00    p.m.    SACRED PARENTING

Wednesday, February 28th                            

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

10:00 a.m. – 2 p.m.     ACW

Thursday, March 1st                                                                                                 

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

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

Sunday, February 25th         

Readings: Exodus 20:1-17, Psalm 19, 1 Corinthians 1: 18-25, John 2: 13-22