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Second Sunday of Advent, December 9, 2012

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Second Sunday of Advent, December 9, 2012


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Trinity Anglican Church

1230 Bank Street

Ottawa, Ontario   K1S 3Y3


Church Hall:  613-733-0326    

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Priest: The Reverend Andrea Thomas

Director of Music: Victoria Scott

Organ Scholar: Kilby Baron

Duty Warden: Heather Maclachlan


Worshiping God as disciples of Jesus;

showing love to our neighbours near and far.

Second Sunday of Advent

December 9, 2012

8:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist

10:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist

with Choir and Church School



Welcome to Trinity!  If this is your first visit, please note that we do not take a collection during the service, but your offering may be placed on the plate at the back of the church as you enter or leave. 

Organ prelude

We Gather As God’s People

Opening Hymn: Prepare the Way, O Zion                                  #102

Children’s Talk

Advent Candle Lighting

Celebrant:  The whole world waits for Christmas (lights the first blue candle.)  Today we light the second candle to show us the way (lights the second blue candle). 

People:      It will shine on our faces, so that we can see each other, and each other’s needs.

Celebrant:   Some of us have hard lives as we wait for Jesus to come and bring a world of love and justice.

People:      A bowl of water is like our tears.  Perhaps we could be friends of Jesus and help one another now. 

Celebrant:   O God, we hear the crying of all who suffer,

People:      and we will try to be your people and care for one another as we move towards your coming.  Amen

           (The children proceed downstairs for Church School)


Celebrant: Almighty God,

People:    unto you all hearts are open, all desires known, and from you no secrets are hidden.  Cleanse the thoughts of our hearts by the inspiration of your Holy Spirit, that we may perfectly love you, and worthily magnify your holy name; through Christ our Lord.  Amen.


Celebrant: Almighty God,

People:    who sent your servant, John the Baptist, to prepare your people to welcome the Messiah, inspire us, the ministers and stewards of your truth, to turn our disobedient hearts to you, that when the Christ shall come again to be our judge, we may stand with confidence before his glory; who is alive and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.  Amen

We Listen To God’s Word

The First Reading: Malachi 3:1-4                                   (O.T. pg. 889)

Canticle 19            (please read responsively)                page 88

The Second Reading: Philippians 1:3-11           (N.T. page 196)

Gradual Hymn: People, Look East! The Time Is Near              #91

Gospel Acclamation

Celebrant: The Lord be with you

People:   And also with you.

Celebrant: The Holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ,

               according to Luke 3:1-6                        (N.T. page 60)

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

The Prayers of the People:

Leader:       In joy at the nearness of the Christ, may the power of God’s holy presence clear a path through the rubble of broken lives and hearts to make our world and all of us a new creation.  For this, let us pray to the Lord.

People:      May our gracious God be always for us a shepherd to console and comfort us, to nourish all our deep hungers, and to make us live in peace forever.  For this, let us pray to the Lord.

Leader:       May we come to finding in the desert of our lives the gift of forgiveness and the waters of a newJordanthat brings cleansing refreshment.  For this let us pray to the Lord.

People:      May the God of John the Baptist and our God continue to raise up holy prophets in our midst who will tell the good news for all people.  For this, let us pray to the Lord.

Leader:       May the God who is our comfort hear the cries of all in need.  Within our Parish let us pray for the sick and the suffering, especially (insert names), and for those we name silently or aloud (silence). Let us remember those who have died, especially (insert names), and for those we name silently or aloud (silence).  For this, let us pray to the Lord.

People:      May the God who is our future in the gift of Jesus Christ hold us always in the embrace of faithful love and bring us to new heavens and a new earth. For this, let us pray to the Lord.

Leader:       In the diocese of Ottawa, we pray today for St. John the Evangelist, Smiths Falls, for all travellers, and for all custodial staff serving the Parishes and Diocese of Ottawa. For the needs of the whole Church that we name silently or aloud (silence). For John our bishop, for all bishops, for Andrea, our Priest, for all the clergy and people.  For this, let us pray to the Lord.

People:      Recall us to our baptism, O Lord, and hear our cries for ourselves and for the whole world, for we pray in the name of the one who came, Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.

Confession and Absolution                                          page 191

The Exchange of the Peace                                        page 192

We Celebrate The Presence Of Jesus

Offertory Hymn: There’s a Voice in the Wilderness           #106       

Prayer Over The Gifts                                              page 270

Eucharistic  Prayer 3                                                    page 198

Sanctus                                                                        see insert

Amen                                                                           see insert      

The Lord’s Prayer                                                         page 211

The Breaking of the Bread, sentence #5                       page 212

Agnus Dei                                                                           #701

The Communion

Music During Communion:

Eat This Bread, Drink This Cup               #63

Jesus, Emmanuel – K. Lee Scott

Communion Hymn:  Come Down, O Love Divine                      #645

Prayer After Communion                                                      page 270


Announcements/Birthdays and Anniversaries

Recessional Hymn: O Come, O Come, Emmanuel              #89


Organ Postlude


Sharing In The Ministry of Our Parish Today

Greeter:                  Mary Sean Burgham

Readers:                  Evan Baker and Trevor Heavens

Intercessions:         Cameron Metcalf

Lay Administrators: Carmen Christian and Judy Richardson

Coffee Hour:           Jen D. and Brenda C.

Altar Guild:             Margo Kenney, Susan Cherry and Carmen Christian  



OUTREACH IS AT THE HEART OF FOLLOWING JESUS: for the four Sundays of Advent we will be gathering food items for the local Food Bank. There is a tree in the Sanctuary and one in Bender Hall. Our challenge is to fill the bottom of the trees with non perishable items! We can be the hands of Christ to our neighbours!


TRINITY ADVENT STUDY: This Thursday, December 13th, 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the Canterbury Room.  


“The major public features of our society—government, education, science, etc.—are all secular. How did religion come to be relegated to the private sphere, and separated from so many important aspects of our lives? In this lecture, I will show that, surprisingly, many of the roots of secularization can be found in the history of Christianity itself.”

Come and enjoy a time of learning with Travis DeCook. He is an Associate Professor in the Department of English at Carleton University and teaches medieval and Renaissance literature, cultural theory, and the history of the book and media. But even better he is little Ben’s dad and a member of Trinity!


NEXT SUNDAY, DECEMBER 16TH is the CHRISTMAS PAGEANT AND FAMILY POT-LUCK LUNCH.  Please bring your family’s favourite dish to share.  Help putting up tables and chairs in Bender Hall before the service would be much appreciated.

The Carleton Ecumenical Chaplaincy is again offering “THE PAUSE TABLE” during December exams.  Last year, we served up to 300 students daily, providing healthy snacks, comfort food, juice, coffee and pastoral support at a time when most students are running low on funds and energy.  You can support this in two ways: by donating goodies; or by volunteering to take a turn at the table between 10 am and 2 pm on TUESDAY, DECEMBER 18th.  For more information please speak to Yvonne Silverman (613-733-5901).

CHRISTMAS MEMORIAL FLOWER LIST:  Anyone wishing to give a donation or memorial gift towards the Christmas flowers in the church is asked to do so BEFORE Tuesday, December 18th  so that the names of those to be remembered will appear in the Christmas bulletins. Please look through the list at the back of the church of names of those to be remembered. Indicate whether you are adding new names, repeating/changing last year’s names as printed or deleting names from the list.  Envelopes are available at the back of the Church for your donation, and may be placed on the offering plate.

ADVENT EVENING PRAYER:  All are welcome to join in the worship of God through song and prayer at Saint Margaret Mary Church (at the corner of Fairbairn and Sunnyside) every Wednesday evening from 6:30 to 7:00 during Advent (December 5th, 12th and 19th).

Please sign up to host the COFFEE AND FELLOWSHIP HOUR after Sunday morning services.  The sign-up sheet for next year is on the notice board in Bender Hall.

Please continue to put spare change in the WORLD VISION BUCKET FOR SHEILA.  As a result of your generosity, we are able to send a Christmas gift of 4 hens, 2 roosters and various classroom supplies. There is a Christmas card to sign if you wish – it is on Sheila’s table at the back.



Christmas Services

Monday, December 24th

4:30 p.m. – Children’s Service

10:00 p.m. – Candlelight Service


Tuesday, December 25th

10:00 a.m. – Holy Eucharist













This Week at Trinity



Monday, December 10th

10:00 a.m.                     Pastoral Care at the General Hospital

Tuesday, December 11th       

10:00 a.m. – 2.00 p.m.    CHURCH OFFICE OPEN

Wednesday, December 12th           

10:00 a.m. – 2.00 p.m.    CHURCH OFFICE OPEN

10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.   ACW Quilting in Bender Hall

Thursday, December 13th        

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

6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.     Liturgical Dance Class in the Sanctuary

7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.     Advent Study in Canterbury Room

Sunday, December 16th Third Sunday of Advent

8:00 a.m.                       Holy Eucharist

10:00 a.m.                     Holy Eucharist, Christmas Pageant and Potluck

Readings:                      Zephaniah 3:14-20; Canticle 3 (Isaiah 12:2-6); Philippians 4:4-7; Luke 3:7-18