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Seventh Sunday After Epiphany


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The Rev. Arran Thorpe

Director of Music: Fabien Tousignant

Worshipping God as disciples of Jesus;

showing love to our neighbours near and far.

Seventh Sunday After Epiphany

February 24, 2019

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

Prelude: Epithalame by Louis Vierne

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: Christ Whose Glory Fills the Skies                             #5

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

God of mercy,

Keep before us the love you have revealed in your Son,

Who prayed even for his enemies.

In our words and actions help us to follow his example,

So that we may transform hatred into love and selfishness into generosity;

Through Jesus Christ, our greatest reward. Amen.

A Prayer Book for Australia (1995) alt.   

We Listen To God’s Word

The First Reading: Genesis 45: 3-11, 15;                                O.T. page 42                             

Psalm: 37: 1-12, 41-42                                                                  page 749           

The Second Reading: 1 Corinthians 15: 35-38, 42-50           N.T. page 177

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 Luke 6: 27-38                            (N.T. page 64)

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)
God is close through all our troubles, and can bring us safely through them.

Leader:  Let us pray to the faithful God who knows us already, and loves us so much. We pray for the work and ministry of the Refugee Ministry Working Group, and its Chair, Don Smith; and our Diocesan Refugee Ministry Officer, Joyce Couvrette. For the work of The Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund, Jane Maxwell, Ottawa representative; and for all parish representatives to PWRDF. St. John’s Lutheran Church, Pastor Joel Crouse. 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: We pray that any barriers within the Church, built up by fear or prejudice, misunderstanding or hurt, may be broken down in Christ and unity restored. (Silence)

Leader: Whatever our journey, O Lord:

People: walk with us on the way.

Leader: We pray for our world to be governed wisely and well, with proper consideration for the vulnerable and weak, with co-operation, honesty and respect for all. (Silence)

Leader: Whatever our journey, O Lord:

People: walk with us on the way.

Leader: We pray for the healing of hurts and tensions in our families; and for our friends, thanking you for the blessings they give; as friends of Christ, may we be generous in our friendships.  (Silence)

Leader: Whatever our journey, O Lord:

People: walk with us on the way.

Leader: We pray for those disturbed by mental illness, and for all who are rejected and despised. We pray for all in desolate situations at the moment and ask for your comfort and healing. At this time, we pray for (insert names) and for those who we name silently or aloud.  (Silence)

Leader: Whatever our journey, O Lord:

People: walk with us on the way.

Leader: We remember those whose earthly life has ended, and for those grieving for loved ones. Enfold them in your love and let them become aware of you beside them. At this time, we pray for (insert names) and for those who we name silently or aloud.  (Silence).

Leader: Whatever our journey, O Lord:

People: walk with us on the way.

Leader: We give you thanks, O Lord, for the loving way you provide for us, even during the darkest times.

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: Where Charity and Love Prevail                              #487

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                                                               page 287

Agnus Dei                                                                                                                    The Communion

Anthem: Ubi Caritas by Maurice Duruflé

Ubi caritas et amor, Deus ibi est.  Congregavit nos in unum Christi amor.  Exsultemus et in ipso jucundemur.  Timeamus et amemus Deum vivum.  Et ex corde diligamus nos sincero. Ubi caritas et amor, Deus ibi est. Amen.

Where charity and love are, God is there. Christ’s love has gathered us into one. Let us rejoice and be pleased in Him. Let us fear, and let us love the living God. And may we love each other with a sincere heart. Where charity and love are, God is there. Amen

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: Let Saints on Earth in Concert Sing                 #282


Postlude: Carillon by Louis Vierne

Sharing in the Ministry of our Parish Today

Greeter:  Judy Richardson

Readers: Mary Sean Burgham, Yvonne Silverman

Intercessions: Simon McInnes

Lay Administration: Yvonne Silverman and Judy Richardson

Altar Guild: Joanne McCracken, Yvonne Silverman and Sue Taylor


LENTEN STUDY: Being Christian: Baptism, Bible, Eucharist, and Prayer. By Rowan Williams. In this simple, beautifully written book Rowan Williams explores four essential components of the Christian life: baptism, Bible, Eucharist, and prayer. Despite huge differences in Christian thinking and practice both today and in past centuries, he says, these four basic elements have remained constant and indispensable for the majority of those who call themselves Christians. Study begins Tuesday March 12th and will run for 5 weeks ending April 9th. We will meet each week in the Canterbury room and the start time is 7pm and finishes at 8pm.

EVENSONG: Our next Evensong is February 24th 2019 at 5:30pm and it will be led by the Glebelles.  A small reception will follow after the Evensong.   

ASH WEDNESDAY: This year again, the Southminster United Church and Trinity Anglican Church choirs team up to lead the music for our Ash Wednesday Service.  You will have the opportunity to hear music by Farrant, Palestrina and Allegri’s famous Miserere, a timeless setting of Psalm 51.  It will be a very moving service as we begin our journey in Lent.

MUSIC AT TRINITY: Music at Trinity presents Sounds Stories: A Creative Concert. Sound Stories? ?takes listeners on a live musical adventure using the violin and viola.  Weaving melodies, rhythms, sonic explorations, and electronic effects into stories, this musical presentation will allow audiences to join in the music-making experience through interactive activities and live musical creation.  Following the performances, there will be a ‘string petting zoo’ allowing concert-goers to try out both the violin and viola! Violist Kathryn Cobbler and violinist/violist Mika Posen will lead this family oriented concert on March 9th 2019 at 4:30pm.  Freewill offering.

TEEN PROGRAM: The next session to be held on March 10th, 2019. Bring your friends and join us at 10:00 in the Canterbury room. 

SUNDAY MORNING HOSPITALITY– Sunday morning coffee is an important Ministry at Trinity. It is over that cup of coffee we meet our friends, we receive encouragement, news and support. Rather than rely on sign up on a weekly basis we are going to move to assignment by a roster. As the choir has graciously agreed to put the coffee and tea on before service, the list will concentrate on serving, clean up and treats. Please contact Judy Richardson to have your name added to the roster. 

Out of the Cold Dinner Volunteers Needed:  Trinity will be preparing a dinner for our less fortunate neighbours at Southminster United Church on Aylmer Ave., on Saturday, March 24, 2019.  Volunteers are needed between 2 & 5PM, to help with: set up, prepare the meal, register and host guests. Volunteers of all ages welcome.  As well we need a total of at least 4 dozen muffins – any variety appreciated. No experience required.  The sign-up sheet is in Bender Hall or contact Judy Richardson.  We have hosted these dinners for many years and volunteers always leave grateful for the opportunity to serve…and so will you.  Please consider joining us.

MAGAZINES for OUT of the COLD – Trinity is collecting magazines for guests who attend Out of the Cold dinners. If you are planning to help out on March 24th, you can bring your magazines with you, and if you are unable to assist, simply leave magazines at the back of the church. All topics welcome French or English.

PANCAKE SUPPER: To be held at Trinity on Shrove Tuesday March 5, 2019 from 5-7pm.  Delicious pancakes, maple syrup, sausages, fruit and tea, coffee and juice will be served with all proceeds going to refugee support.

This Week at Trinity

Wednesday, February 27, 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, February 28, 2019                                                                                                            

7:30p.m. 9:00 p.m.    Trinity Choir practice

Friday, March 1, 2019

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

Sunday, March 3, 2019- Last Sunday After Epiphany

Readings: Isaiah 55:10–13; Psalm 92:1–4, 11–14; 1 Corinthians 15:51–5; Luke 6:39–49