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Sixth Sunday of Easter May 6. 2018

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Sixth Sunday of Easter May 6. 2018





1230 Bank St. Ottawa  ON  K1S 3Y3

613-733-7536   |   |    @OttawaTrinity

The Rev. Arran Thorpe

Director of Music: Fabien Tousignant

 Worshiping God as disciples of Jesus;

showing love to our neighbours near and far.

 Sixth Sunday of Easter

May 6, 2018

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



Prelude: Chant de Mai by Joseph Jongen







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: My God, Accept My Heart This Day

  1. My God, accept my heart this day,
    And make it always thine,
    That I from thee no more may stray,
    No more from thee decline.
  2. Before the Cross of him who died,
    Behold, I prostrate fall;
    Let every sin be crucified,
    And Christ be all in all.
  3. Anoint me with thy heavenly grace,
    and seal me for thine own;
    That I may see thy glorious face,
    And worship near thy throne.
  4. Let every thought, and work, and word
    To thee be ever given;
    Then life shall be thy service, Lord,
    And death the gate of heaven.


The Gathering of the Community                                                                              page 151


Collect of the Day

God of abiding love,

You dare to call us friends.

Take our fragmented hearts,

Command them to love,

And make whole our joy,

Which is our life, reborn in Jesus Christ,

Who laid down his life for us. Amen.

Prayers for an Inclusive Church (2009) alt.  


We Listen To God’s Word


The First Reading:  Acts 10: 44-48                                           (N.T. pg. 130)

Psalm 98 (sung by choir)                                                                page 836

The Second Reading:  1 John: 5: 1-6                                        (N.T. pg.241)

Gradual Hymn: Lord, We Hear Your Word with Gladness                  #447       

Celebrant:                The Lord be with you

People:           And also with you.

Celebrant:        The Holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ,

according to John 15: 9-17                                (N.T. page 109)

People:           Glory to you, Lord Jesus Christ…

Celebrant:        The Gospel of Christ.

People:           Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ.

We Respond to God’s Word


Prayers of the People (Adapted from Susan Sayers)
We are to love one another as Jesus loves us.


Leader: Knowing God’s Love and affection for us, let us pray to him now for St. John the Evangelist, Ottawa, The Reverend Canon Beth Bretzlaff, The Venerable John Fletcher, The Reverend Deacon Caroline Ducros, In our Companion Diocese, The Diocese of Jerusalem, we pray for St. Phillip Church, Nablus, West Bank. We pray for John, our bishop, Arran, our priest. We pray for all clergy and people and their ministries in the Diocese of Ottawa.

People: God, wherever there is friction and conflict in the Church, and communities are divided and weakened; give us a greater longing for your healing and a deeper commitment to forgiving love. (Silence)

Leader: Help us, Lord:

People: to love one another

Leader: God, wherever tangled political situations seem impossible to solve, wherever conflicting interests threaten peace; wherever the ears of the powerful remain insulated against the cries of the oppressed;

give us ears to hear your guidance (Silence)

Leader: Help us, Lord:

People: to love one another

Leader: God wherever families are dysfunctional or children are in danger; wherever the daily living conditions are damaging to health and self-respect let your kingdom come. (Silence)

Leader: Help us, Lord:

People: to love one another

Leader: God, wherever the ill and injured need comfort and assistance; wherever the elderly and housebound sit each day for hours alone; may we bring your love and help. At this time, we pray for (insert names) and for those who we name silently or aloud.  (Silence)

Leader: Help us, Lord:

People: to love one another

Leader: God, wherever people are travelling that last journey of death, may they be surrounded by your love and welcomed into your heaven, and may those who mourn be comforted. At this time, we pray for (insert names) and for those who we name silently or aloud.  (Silence)

Leader: Help us, Lord:

People: to love one another


Leader: God, wherever the beauty of creation reflects your love, may our hearts be lifted to you in thanks and praise.

Leader: Merciful God,
Accept these prayers for the sake of your Son, our Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen.

We Celebrate the Presence of Jesus

Offertory Hymn: Alleluia! Sing to Jesus                                              #374


Prayer over the Gifts

God of all creation,
all you have made is good,
and your love endures forever.
You bring forth bread from the earth
and fruit from the vine.
Nourish us with these gifts,
so that we might be for the world
signs of your gracious presence in Jesus Christ,
our Saviour and Lord. Amen.
Evangelical Lutheran Worship (2006) alt.

Sanctus                                                                                                   #735

Eucharistic Prayer

The Lord’s Prayer                                                                             page 211

The Breaking of the Bread                                                               page 287

Agnus Dei                                                                                                #747

The Communion


Anthem: Sing to God a Joyful Song by David Kai


Sing to God a joyful song, for God triumphs over wrong, God has done such wond’rous things, joyful praises let us sing! Come and sing a new song, join with all your voices, string and brass together, let the world rejoice in our God! Shout, O earth and sea the same praise the greatness of the Name, clap your hands you rushing waves, praise the one who comes to save. From the gracious ruler of the whole creation, justice and compassion flow to ev’ry nation so sing a joyful song!


Prayer after Communion


We give you thanks, almighty God,
that you have refreshed us
through the healing power of this gift of life.
In your mercy, strengthen us through this gift,
in faith toward you and in fervent love toward one another;
for the sake of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Evangelical Lutheran Worship (2006)


Doxology and Blessing

Announcements/Birthdays and Anniversaries

Recessional Hymn: Love Divine, All Loves Excelling                #485


Postlude: Toccata by Eugène Gigout





Sharing in the Ministry of our Parish Today              

Greeter:                                   Margo and Pat Kenney

Readers:                                  Heather Maclachlan and Judy Richardson

Intersessions:                         Chris Garnett

Lay Administrations:               Sue Taylor and Brenda Small

Hospitality:                              Beulah Rumbolt, Linda Bowering, Brenda Cheeseman

Altar Guild:                              Brenda Small, Joanne McCracken, Yvonne Silverman, Sue Taylor





The Rev. Victoria Scott will be inducted as Incumbent of the Parish of St.
Luke’s Ottawa on the Feast of St. John, Apostle & Evangelist, Monday, May
7th, 2018 at 7 pm.   Bishop John Chapman will officiate and The Rev. Canon Beth Bretzlaff will preach.   Reception to follow.


SPECIAL CONCERT: On Sunday May 6th 2018 at 2pm pianist Luke Welch returns to Trinity to offer a recital featuring the music of Beethoven and Chopin.  Freewill Offering.


MUSIC AT TRINITY: Our next concert will be on May 12th 2018 at 4:30pm featuring baritone Norman E Brown and pianist Frédéric Lacroix.  They will perform a selection of art songs by Canadian, Australian and British composers.  Freewill offering


SPECIAL VESTRY: To be held at Trinity on Sunday May 27th after the 10am worship concerning a motion made at the last Vestry meeting. The motion was to strike a committee to present options with a recommendation, concerning redevelopment or disposition of the Trinity property. The motion was moved by D’Arcy De Marsico, Seconded by Bob Taylor, Carried.



PRIEST ON THE HOT SEAT: Is back! Youth aged 9-17 are invited to ask Rev. Arran and Rev. Rhona their burning questions. We will meet in the Canterbury Room on Friday, May 25th from 7:00-8:30. Hope to see you there!


This Week at Trinity

Tuesday, May 8th                                                                  

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

Wednesday, May 9th                               

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 10th                                                                                                           

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

7:30 p.m. 9:00 p.m.    Choir practice

Sunday, May 13th      Seventh Sunday of Easter              

Readings:  Acts 1: 15-17, 21-26, Psalm 1, 1 John 5: 9-13, John 17: 6-19