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Sixth 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.

Sixth Sunday after Epiphany

February 16, 2020

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

Prelude: Adagio from Organ Symphony No.3

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: Lord, Your Word Shall Guide Us                             #561

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

Almighty and everliving God,
whose Son Jesus Christ healed the sick
and restored them to wholeness of life,
look with compassion on the anguish of the world,
and by your power make whole all peoples and nations;
through Jesus Christ our Lord,
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever. Amen

We Listen To God’s Word

The First Reading: Deuteronomy 30:15-20                             (O.T. pg. 186)

Psalm: 119:1-8                                                                               page 868     

The Second Reading: 1 Corinthians 3:1-9                              (N.T. pg. 167)

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 Matthew 5:21-37                          (N.T. page 4)

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

Celebrant:        The Gospel of Christ.

People:           Praise to you, Lord


Apostles Creed                                                                                (pg. 189)

We Respond to God’s Word                    

Prayers of the People (Adapted from Susan Sayers)
To live God’s way is to choose the way of life.

Leader: Gathered together in one spirit, let us pray to our God for the Director of Mission, The Venerable Dr. Peter John Hobbs. For members of the Community Ministries Committee Resurrection Lutheran Church, Pastor Mei Sum Lai. For vocations to the priesthood and religious life. We pray for Linda, our Primate, Anne, our Metropolitan, John, our Bishop, and Michael, our assisting Bishop. For Arran, our priest and for all clergy and people and their ministries in the Diocese of Ottawa. (Silence)

People: God, wherever our attention has wandered from your calling, wherever we have fallen short of your will for us, and failed to keep the spirit of your law of love, forgive us and transform us, so that we walk again the path that leads to life. (Silence)

Leader: Show us the way of life:

People: and help us to walk in it.

Leader: Wherever the Church is asked to give leadership on sensitive issues; whenever the current world expectations of behaviour need to be challenged in the light of God’s love, give us the wisdom and guidance we need. (Silence)

Leader: Show us the way of life:

People: and help us to walk in it.

Leader: Wherever our homes are lacking in love and mutual respect, wherever destructive relationships cause distress and heartache, and wherever people are made to feel they don’t matter, give a new realisation of your ways and your hopes for us, so that your kingdom may come and your will be done. (Silence)

Leader: Show us the way of life:

People: and help us to walk in it.

Leader: Wherever there is illness, unhappiness, injustice or fear; wherever people feel frustrated, imprisoned or trapped; give us a greater sense of loving community, a heart to put right whatever we can, and the willingness to stand alongside one another in our sorrows. At this time, we pray for (insert names) and for those who we name silently or aloud.  (Silence)

Leader: Show us the way of life:

People: and help us to walk in it.

Leader: Wherever earthly lives have come to an end, and people are grieving the loss of their loved ones, fill these places with the eternal peace of your presence and prepare us all through our lives on this earth for everlasting life with you in heaven. At this time, we pray for (insert names) and for those who we name silently or aloud.   (Silence)

Leader: Show us the way of life:

People: and help us to walk in it.

Leader: God, we thank you for the personal and affectionate way you care for us and provide for all our needs; may we spread the good news of your love by the way we respond to you and to one another.

Merciful God,

Accept these prayers for the sake of your Son,

our Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen.

We Celebrate the Presence of Jesus

Offertory Hymn: Eternal Ruler of the Ceaseless Round                     #497

Prayer over the Gifts

Eternal God,

you are the strength of the weak

and the comfort of sufferers,

receive all we offer you this day;

turn our sickness into health

and our sorrow into joy.

We ask this in the name of Jesus Christ the Lord. Amen

Eucharistic Prayer                                                                                        


Great Amen                   

The Lord’s Prayer                                                                            page 211

The Breaking of the Bread                                                               page 212

Agnus Dei from Missa Aeterna Christi Munera by Palestrina                                                                                                      

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. 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. Amen.

Prayer after Communion

God of tender care,

in this eucharist we celebrate your love

for us and for all people.

May we show your love in our lives

and know its fulfilment in your presence.

We ask this in the name of Jesus Christ the Lord.


Doxology and Blessing                                                                  page 214

Announcements/Birthdays and Anniversaries

Recessional Hymn: In the Cross of Christ I Glory                                 #537


Postlude: Introduction-Choral and Menuet Gothique for Suite Gothique by Léon Boëllmann

Sharing in the Ministry of our Parish Today

Greeters: Heather Maclachlan

Readers:  Hildegard Nicol and Mary Sean Burgham

Intercessions: Sue Taylor

Hospitality: Judy Richardson and Andrea Librado  

Lay Administration: Robert Taylor and Jimmy Shi

Altar Guild: Margo Kenney, Clementine Ukeye, Lindsay Whillans

and Eszter Gero


MUSIC AT TRINITY: Please note that there has been a date change for the next Music at Trinity concert.  The Sabayon Quartet will perform on February 29th at 4:30pm and they will present a program of works by Glazunov and Schumann.  Freewill offering.

ASH WEDNESDAY: Southminster United Church and Trinity Anglican Church choirs join forces for the Ash Wednesday service.  You will have the opportunity to hear Gregorio Allegri’s famous Miserere along with music by Farrant and Palestrina on  February 26th at 7pm. A beautiful and moving service to start your Lenten devotions.

LENTEN STUDY BEING DISCIPLES: Essentials of the Christian Life

February 25th – March 31st Tuesday nights 7:00pm – 8:30pm. Basic instruction in Christian discipleship from one of the world’s greatest living theologians “Discipleship,” says Rowan Williams in this companion to his best-selling Being Christian, “is a state of being. Discipleship is about how we live; not just the decisions we make, not just the things we believe, but a state of being. “Having covered Baptism, Bible, Eucharist, and Prayer in Being Christian, Williams turns his attention on in this book to what is required for us to continue following Jesus and growing in faith.

The book has six succinct chapters:

Week 1 Being Disciples

Week 2 Faith, Hope, and Love

Week 3 Forgiveness

Week 4 Holiness

Week 5 Faith in Society

Week 6 Life in the Spirit

In his typically gentle, inviting, pastoral writing style, Williams offers biblically grounded wisdom for Christians at all stages of their journeys as disciples of Jesus.

THIS YEAR’S VESTRY to be held on Sunday February 23, 2020. It will immediately follow the 10:00am service. A light ‘pot luck’ lunch will be available to attendees.

CHURCH OFFICE: Ann Scott (Church Office Administrator), will be out of the office Friday February 21st, Wednesday February 26th and Friday February 28th and back in the office Wednesday March 4th, 2020.  Calls to the office and any hall booking requests will be answered during this time.

This Week at Trinity

Wednesday, February 19th, 2020

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 20th, 2020                                                                                                                   

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

Friday, February 21st, 2020

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

Sunday, February 23rd, 2020– Last Sunday After Epiphany

Readings: Exodos 24:12-18; Psalm 2; 2 Peter 1:16-21; Matthew 17:1-9 

Readers for February 23rd, 2020: Tara Dentry, Chris Garnett and Intercessions Judy Chamberland