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Seventeenth Sunday After Pentecost






1230 Bank St. Ottawa  ON  K1S 3Y3

613-733-7536   |   |    @OttawaTrinity

The Rev. Arran Thorpe

Guest Preacher: Justin Holness

Director of Music: Fabien Tousignant


Worshiping God as disciples of Jesus;

showing love to our neighbours near and far.


Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost

September 16, 2018


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


Prelude : Schmücke, dich O liebe Seele BWV654 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:  In the Cross of Christ I Glory                                  #537

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

Unite us, O God,

In acknowledging Jesus as the Christ

Give us the strength to take up his cross

And courage to lose our lives for his sake;

For we ask this in his name,

Who lives and reigns with you

In the unity of the Holy Spirit,

God for ever and ever. Amen.

Opening Prayers (1997) alt.   


We Listen To God’s Word


Psalm: 19 (sung by choir)                                                              page 725


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 Mark 8: 27-38                          (N.T. page 43)


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

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)
Loving obedience to God is shown by Jesus to be a quality rich in courage and wisdom, a quality to be highly respected.  

Leader:  As sons and daughters of our heavenly Father, responding to his call, let us bring to him our needs and concerns. Let us pray for Christ Church, Aylmer The Rev. Eric Morin. For the Diocesan Stewardship and Development Officer, Jane Scanlon. For volunteer university and college campus chaplains. For vocations to the priesthood and religious life. For the annual Diocesan Clergy Conference. We pray for John, our bishop, Arran, our priest and for all clergy and people and their ministries in the Diocese of Ottawa.

People: That we may all learn to think God’s way and desire to do his will above everything else; that we may be ready to suffer if necessary, and put ourselves out, and do that cheerfully, considering it a privilege. (Silence)

Leader: In the spirit of obedience:

People: we ask your guidance.

Leader: That the craving to be most powerful may be transformed into a yearning for mutual respect and harmony; that wealth may not shoul louder than right, and the whisper of truth may be heard above the clamour of expediency. (Silence)

Leader: In the spirit of obedience:

People: we ask your guidance.

Leader: That within our homes and places of work we may practice self-discipline in all that we say, and in the way it is said, using our mouths to speak wisely and positively with love in our hearts and voices. (Silence)

Leader: In the spirit of obedience:

People: we ask your guidance.

Leader: That those whose bodies or spirits are heavy with suffering may be given courage and hope, ease from the pain, and healing to wholeness. That we may know how best to help them. At this time, we pray for (insert names) and for those who we name silently or aloud.  (Silence)

Leader: In the spirit of obedience:

People: we ask your guidance.

Leader: That those who have died in faith may rise to eternal life, and that we may so live on earth that we are all prepared for meeting you face to face in heaven. At this time, we pray for (insert names) and for those who we name silently or aloud. (Silence)

Leader: In the spirit of obedience:

People: we ask your guidance.

Leader: That, as we rejoice in the perfect lobe and obedience of Jesus, we may find his life transforming ours.

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: How Clear Is Our Vocation, Lord                            #466

Prayer over the Gifts

God of reconciliation and forgiveness,

the saving work of Christ has made our peace with you.

May that work grow toward its perfection

in all we offer you this day.

We ask this in his name. Amen


Eucharistic Prayer

The Lord’s Prayer                                                                             page 211

The Breaking of the Bread                                                               page 287


Agnus Dei

The Communion

Anthem: Locus Iste by Anton Bruckner

Locus iste a Deo factus est, inaestimabile sacramentum, irreprehensibilis est.

This place was made by God, a priceless sacrament; it is without reproach


Prayer after Communion


Holy and blessed God,

as you give us the body and blood of your Son,

guide us with your Holy Spirit,

that we may honour you not only with our lips

but also in our lives.

This we ask in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord.

Doxology and Blessing

Announcements/Birthdays and Anniversaries

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


Postlude: Toccata in F major BWV540 by J.S. Bach

Sharing in the Ministry of our Parish Today        

Greeter: Mary Anne Zwicker

Lay Administration: Yvonne Silverman and Sue Taylor

Hospitality: Sally Clarke       

Altar Guild: Brenda Small, Joanne McCracken, Yvonne Silverman and

Sue Taylor 


COFFEE VOLUNTEERS NEEDED:  Would you be willing to prepare and serve coffee on Sunday once every 6 weeks or so?  If so, thank you!  Please let Ann Scott in the office or Sally Clarke know and Ann will put your name on our new roster and give you a reminder in advance when your turn comes up.  Also, you can sign and team up the same week as someone else sharing in service!


THE SENIORS LUNCHEON: meets Thursday September 27, 2018 in the Canterbury Room from 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.  September to June, on the last Thursday of the month, seniors are welcome to join for Eucharist, fellowship, and a delicious home-cooked lunch.  If you are in need of a drive, please call Ruth Cochrane at 613-890-2901.


FROSTY FAIR DONATIONS: Is almost here! If you have any new or old jewellery that you wish to donate please bring it to Trinity Church office. Ruth Cochrane and Chris Garnett will be your contacts for all jewellery donations. If you have any questions, please contact Ruth Cochrane at 613 890-2901.


SAVE THE DATE! You are invited to our next Alpha Launch Party: Thursday September 27th from 6:30-8:30pm in the Canterbury Room. Invite a friend to join us for dinner and see what Alpha is all about. For more info:


MUSIC AT TRINITY: Our concert series launches its fourth year with a recital of German Lieder entitled Ich liebe und lebe (I love and live).  The recital will include Schumann’s Dichterliebe, Brahms’ four serious songs and a couple of lieder by Mahler. Luc Lalonde, baritone and Fabien Tousignant, piano will perform these on September 22nd 2018 at 4:30pm.  Freewill offering.


VOLUNTEER REQUIRED: We have many exciting ministries happening at Trinity that need your involvement.  We are especially looking for a volunteer to head up the Altar Guild at Trinity.  If you are interested please speak with Carmen Christian or Yvonne Silverman.


YOUTH GROUP SERVICE PROJECT: Youth ages 9+ are invited to join us at the Ottawa Food Bank’s Community Harvest Farm on September 29th, from 1:00-4:00pm. Located near Stittsville, the Community Harvest Program grows fresh produce for a number of charitable agencies across the capital region.

Come get your hands dirty for a good cause, and learn a thing or two as well! Parents welcome. For more info or to arrange transportation:


OUT OF THE COLD:  Saturday October 20th. We hope that you will join us to have fun while at the same time, we prepare, cook, and serve less fortunate members of our community a warm meal. Volunteers are needed beginning between 2 and 7 p.m. to set-up, cook, serve and clean up. The shifts are generally 2 hours in length. The dinners take place at Southminster United Church Galt Street entrance throughout the winter months. This is Trinity’s opportunity to serve. Please consider joining us. The sign-up sheet is in sheet is in Bender Hall. All ages welcome no experience required. For further information contact Judy Richardson at 613- 730 -7482 or by email: Judith. A. Richardson @gmail .com


CELEBRATION OF LIFE: The life of The Venerable Harvey Southcott will be celebrated at a requiem Eucharist in Christ Church Cathedral, 414 Sparks Street, on Monday, September 17 at 2pm. There will be a time of visitation from 1pm until the time of the service, and a reception will follow.


This Week at Trinity

Tuesday, September 18, 2018                                                              

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

Wednesday, September 19, 2018                                             

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, September 20, 2018                                                                                                                  

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

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

Sunday, September 23, 2018- Eighteenth Sunday After Pentecost

Readings: Proverbs 31: 10-31, Psalm 1, James 3: 13-4:3, 7-8a, Mark 9:30-37