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Seventh Sunday of Easter, May 20, 2012

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Seventh Sunday of Easter, May 20, 2012


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Trinity Anglican Church

1230 Bank Street

Ottawa, Ontario   K1S 3Y3


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Priest: The Reverend Andrea Thomas

Director of Music: Victoria Scott

Organ Scholar: Kilby Baron

Duty Warden: Paul Merriam


Worshiping God as disciples of Jesus;

showing love to our neighbours near and far.

Seventh Sunday of Easter

May 20th, 2012

8:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist

10:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist with Choir

and Church School

Welcome to Trinity!  There are many occasions during the service where we stand for lengthy periods.  If you are more comfortable sitting or kneeling, please feel free to do so.

Organ prelude

We Gather As God’s People

Opening Hymn: All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name                  #322

The Gathering of the Community                                 page 185

Glory to God                                                                        see insert       

The Collect of the Day                                                  page 344

We Listen To God’s Word

The First Reading: Acts 1:15-17, 21-26                         (N.T. pg. 118)  

Psalm 1       (please read responsively)                                page 705  

The Second Reading: 1 John 5:9-13                      (N.T. pg. 241)

Gradual Hymn: O for a Thousand Tongues …  (v.1-3)          #306

Celebrant: The Lord be with you

People:   And also with you.

Celebrant: The Holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ,

               according to John 17:6-19                     (N.T. pg. 111)

People:   Glory to you, Lord Jesus Christ…

Celebrant: …The Gospel of Christ.

People:   Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ

Gradual Hymn   (cont’d, v.4-5)


We Respond to God’s Word


The Apostle’s Creed                                                     page 189                                

The Prayers of the People:

Leader: On this Sunday after the ascension of Christ, let us pray with amazement, wonder, awe, and astonishment.

People: Joining Christ who intercedes for all the world before God, let us offer our prayers to God.

Leader: As we move forward in our GIFT campaign, we pray O God that we remember that it is from you that every gift derives. You taught us that to serve you is to serve others.  We ask that you continue to bless and sanctify the Growing in Faith Together campaign as an act of our faithfulness to you and that you will lead us to continue growing in faith together. In our Companion Diocese of Jerusalem, we pray for St. Paul’s and St. Peter’s Episcopal Church – The Mission for the Seafarers – Aqaba.  For the needs of the whole Church that we name silently or aloud (pause). For John our Bishop, for all bishops, for Andrea our Priest, for all the clergy and people. 

People: O God, we stand amazed; for Christ ascended from the earth in order to be everywhere at once. We are in awe; for in leaving, Jesus has not left us alone.

Leader: We thank you, O God, for the life of your Son. Turn our eyes continually to see, and to gaze with won­der at your miraculous ways.

People: Turn the eyes of ordinary people, young and old, poor and rich, to see signs of Jesus.

Leader: Show us everywhere the signs of Jesus, who is raised up and giving freedom and working power and justice O God.

People: Turn the eyes of your church to see the poor places in which Christ now dwells.

Leader: Help us to see the body of Christ, wounded and yet bright with the light of the Spirit, O God.

People: Turn the eyes of the leaders of nations to envision a new world in which peace and harmony reign, and turn the eyes of all in power to see the oppressed and the needy.

Leader: For all who live by your inner sight, we give thanks, and for more such people to lead the peoples, we pray O God.

People: Turn the eyes of all who are gathered here to what lies beyond this place.

Leader: Help us to look toward our glorified Lord, and then to look back at our community anew, O God. Within our Parish we pray for the sick and the suffering, especially (insert names), and for those we name silently or aloud (pause).  We remember those who have died, especially (insert names), for those we name silently or aloud (pause). We pray for all in any need.

People: O God, keep us in the spirit of amazement. Keep us believing when we cannot see; keep us hoping while we wait; keep us looking for your presence. Fix our eyes on the glorious one who ascended to intercede, who will come in greatest glory, 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: All Praise to Thee                                   #387

Prayer Over The Gifts                                                  page 344

Eucharistic  Prayer 1                                                    page 193

Sanctus                                                                              #719

The Lord’s Prayer                                                        page 211

The Breaking of the Bread, sentence 8                          page 213

The Communion

Prayer After Communion                                                      page 345


Announcements/Birthdays and Anniversaries

Recessional Hymn: Crown Him with Many Crowns         #378


Organ Postlude


Many thanks to Frances MacDonnell for playing the organ for us today while Victoria is away


Sharing In The Ministry of Our Parish Today


Greeter:                  Audrey Graham

Readers:                  Judy Chamberland and Paul Merriam

Intercessions:         Cameron Metcalf

Lay Administrators: Carmen Christian and Art Brimley

Coffee Hour:            

Altar Guild:             Margo Kenney, Sue Cherry and

Carmen Christian




PLEASE PICK UP, from the back of the church, the Record of your Offerings to Trinity – January 1 to April 30.


TRINITY’S DR. SEUSS PARISH PICNIC TO BE HELD SUNDAY, JUNE 3rd at 10:00 a.m. at Brewer Park.  Please bring food to share, lawn chairs, and drinks.  In case of ‘iffy’ weather, call the church after 8:00 a.m. and get a location update.

TRINITY ACW WILL BE PACKING BALES FOR THE NORTH on Wednesday, May 30th.  There will be a basket at the back of the church for your generous donations.  For more information on what items they are looking for, please see the notice on the bulletin board in Bender Hall or on the basket.  


TRINITY WILL BE HOLDING AN OLD FASHIONED CHURCH RUMMAGE SALE on June 2nd, from 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.  Doing your spring cleaning?  Bring us any jewellery, household items in good condition, and clean gently used clothing, linens and toys that you no longer want.  The better quality the item, the better it sells!  Items may be dropped off at the church office.  For more information please contact Paul Merriam (613-730-7581) or Nancy Bassam (613-731-5086).

If you have any announcement that didn’t make this week’s bulletin, please let Rev. Andrea know prior to the service and she will ensure that it is read.

This Week at Trinity


Monday, May 21st                  

Morning                         Pastoral care at the General Hospital

Tuesday, May 22nd            

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

7:00 p.m.                       Parish Committee Heads meeting

                                      in the Canterbury Room               

Wednesday, May 23rd             

9:30 a.m.                       ACW quilting in Bender Hall

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

Thursday, May 24th          

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

Sunday, May 27th          The Day of Pentecost

8:00 a.m.                       Holy Eucharist with Anointing

10:00 a.m.                     Holy Eucharist with Anointing, Choir and Church School

Readings:                      Ezekiel 37:1-14; Psalm 104:25-35, 37b; Romans 8:22-27; John 15:26-27, 16:4b-15