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Second Sunday of Easter


1230 Bank St. Ottawa  ON  K1S 3Y3

613-733-7536   |   |    @OttawaTrinity

The Rev. Arran Thorpe

Director of Music: Fabien Tousignant

Cantor: Simon McInnes

Worshipping God as disciples of Jesus;

showing love to our neighbours near and far.

Second Sunday of Easter

April 28, 2019

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

Prelude: Intermezzo from Petite Suite by Gerald Bales

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: That Eastertide with Joy was Bright                       #231

Children’s Talk                                                                                           

The Gathering of the Community                                                    page 185

Gloria                                                                                                  Hymn #686                                                                                                             

Kyrie eleison (sung together)

Christe eleison (sung by choir)

Kyrie eleison (sung together)

Collect of the Day

O God,

Our beginning and our end:

Accept our doubts,

Heal our desire for certainty

And, by your Spirit’s gentle touch,

Make us a people forgiven and forgiving;

Through Jesus Christ, the Giver of peace. Amen.

Prayers for an Inclusive Church (2009) alt.

We Listen To God’s Word

The First Reading: Acts 5: 27-32                                            O.T. page 123                            

Psalm: 150 (sung by cantor)                                                          page 909           

The Second Reading: Revelation 1: 4-8                                 N.T. page 245

Gospel Acclamation (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 20:19-21                         (N.T. page 115)

People:           Glory to you, Lord Jesus Christ (sung together)

Celebrant:        The Gospel of Christ.

People:           Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ. (sung together)


Apostles Creed                                                                                 (pg. 189)

We Respond to God’s Word

Prayers of the People (Adapted from Susan Sayers)
Having seen Jesus in person, the disciples are convinced of the Resurrection. We too can meet him personally.

Leader: In the knowledge that God is here present with us let us pray for Good Shepherd, Barrhaven, The Reverend Stephen Silverthorne. St. George’s, Clayton, The Reverend Patricia Blythe. For the Participants and Staff of the upcoming Marriage Preparation course.  In our Companion Diocese of Jerusalem, we pray for St. George the Martyr Cathedral, Jerusalem; for Church of the Good Shepherd, Salt, Jordan; and for Church of the Good Shepherd, Rafidia, West Bank  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: God, we thank you for the gifts of sight and insight, and ask you to be there in all our looking. Help us always to see with eyes of faith, love and honesty. (Silence)

Leader: Open our eyes:

People: to see things your way, Lord.

Leader: We pray for our bishops, priests and deacons in their demanding ministry of love, that they may be given all the support, grace and anointing they need.  (Silence)

Leader: Open our eyes:

People: to see thins your way, Lord.

Leader: We pray for the gifts of discernment and integrity among all those who govern, advise and lead. Clear away all self-centered ambition to free our leaders to serve. (Silence)

Leader: Open our eyes:

People: to see things your way, Lord.

Leader: Whenever we have eye contact with family, friends, neighbors or colleagues be there in that communication and remind us of our calling to love one another.

Leader: Open our eyes:

People: to see things your way Lord.

Leader: We call to mind those whose eyes are wet with tears or tense with pain. Help them to sense your reassuring love which can bring us through the darkest of valleys. At this time, we pray for (insert names) and for those who we name silently or aloud.  (Silence).

Leader: Open our eyes:

People: to see things your way Lord.

Leader: Jesus is the firstfruit of the new and eternal life we are promised in you. We commend to your love those who have recently walked through death into that promise, and thank you for the privilege of knowing them here on earth. At this time, we pray for (insert names) and for those who we name silently or aloud.  (Silence).

Leader: Open our eyes:

People: to see things your way Lord.

Leader: God we thank you for loving us right through death into new life, and we rejoice in your victory over evil

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: Christ Is Made the Sure Foundation                       #300

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                                                               pa

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: Awake, Arise, Lift Up Your Voice                      #224


Postlude: Finale from Petite Suite by Gerald Bales

Sharing in the Ministry of our Parish Today

Greeter: Audrey Graham

Readers: Heather Machlachlan and Carrol Robb

Intercessions: Judy Chamberland

Hospitality: Judy Richardson, Mary Ann Zwicker, Mary Sean Burgham

& Chris Garnett

Lay Administration: Hildegard Nicol & Yvonne Silverman

Altar Guild: Margo Kenney, Clementine Ukeye, Lindsay Whillans and

Eszter Gero


MUSIC AT TRINITY: Our next Music at Trinity will be on May 4th 2019 at 4:30pm.  Fabien Tousignant will perform an organ recital featuring the music of Bach, Jongen and Bales.  Freewill offering.

SPECIAL FINANCIAL VESTRY: There will be a Financial Vestry on Sunday May 5th where Trinity’s Audited 2018 Financial Statements will be presented as well as 2019 Budget. The discussion will be limited only to the Financial Statements and Budget and we will seek a Motion for Approval. The meeting should last 30 minutes, 11:30 – noon. Financial Statements will be available two weeks prior on Sunday April 22nd. 

INVITATION TO MOTHERS DAY: We are looking forward to celebrating Mother’s Day on May 12th at 10:00 a.m. here at Trinity, and we would like to be sure to invite you and your family to join us!

DOORS OPEN:  We will welcome the public on Saturday, June 1, and Sunday, June 2, as a new participant in this annual city-wide event.  Volunteers are needed to guide our visitors and share Trinity’s story.  A signup sheet is available downstairs.  For further information, please contact Lindsay Whillans at 613-730-8728.

TEEN PROGRAM: The next session to be held on May 5th. Bring your friends and join us at 10:00 in the Canterbury room.

BALES FOR THE NORTH: It’s that time of the year again!  The ACW at Trinity are gathering NEW items for this project.  Items requested are household—flannelette sheets, towels, etc. Warm clothing—jeans (all sizes), baby clothes and diapers, children’s clothing. Please note that dried rice or pasta may also be sent north this year.  These articles may be brought to Trinity on Sundays or when the office is open.  The packing date is May 29th at St. Columba’s. Donations need to come in the week prior in order to be packed. For more information please contact Mary Wilson at (613) 521-7788.

SENIORS LUNCHEON PLANNING MEETING: There will be a meeting for all Senior’s Luncheon volunteers after the service on Sunday May 19th. We will be discussing our upcoming May menu. We will meet in a Sunday school room in Bender Hall. So, grab your coffee and we hope to see you there.

This Week at Trinity

Wednesday, May 1st, 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, May 2nd, 2019                                                                                                                    

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

Friday, April 3rd, 2019

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

Sunday, May 5, 2019- Third Sunday of Easter

Readings:  Acts 9:1–6, (7–20); Psalm 30; Revelation 5:11–14; John 21:1–19