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Sixth Sunday of Easter


1230 Bank St. Ottawa  ON  K1S 3Y3

613-733-7536   |   |    @OttawaTrinity

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 of Easter

May 26, 2019

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: Come, Gracious Spirit, Heavenly Dove                   #644

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

Gracious God,

Through a vision you sent forth Paul to preach the gospel

And called the women to a place of prayer on the sabbath.

Like Paul and Lydia, may our hearts respond to your word

And be open to go where you lead us. Amen.

Revised Common Lectionary Prayers (2002)

We Listen To God’s Word

The First Reading: Acts 16:9–15                                            O.T. page 136                             

Psalm: 67                                                                                        page788            

The Second Reading: Revelation 21:10, 22–22:5                  N.T. page 259  

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 John 14:23–29                          N.T. page 109)

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)
The continuing presence of God, as Holy Spirit, lead us, as Jesus promised, into a personally guided outreach to all nations.

Leader: Drawn by the Holy Spirit, we have arrived at this moment, when we can pray together for the Church and for the world. We pray for St. Bede’s Nolan’s Corners, The Reverend Dr. Ron Hunt. For all custodial staff serving within the parishes and ministries of the Diocese of Ottawa. For vocations to the priesthood and religious life. 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: Lord God, as members of your Church in this generation, we ask your guidance and blessing for all our deacons, priests and bishops, and all in training for lay and ordained ministry. As the people of God, we ask for the gifts we need for the work you need us to do. (Silence)

Leader: You are with us:

People: every step of the way.

Leader: Lord God, this fragile, vulnerable planet is so beautiful, and in such need of your guidance; we pray for a deeper valuing of our universe and of one another; for your kingdom to come on earth as in heaven.(Silence)

Leader: You are with us:

People: every step of the way.

Leader: Lord God, may our homes be centres of love, acceptance and welcome; we pray that you will make your home among us in each room and each relationship. (Silence)

Leader: You are with us:

People: every step of the way.

Leader: Lord God, we pray for all who are weighed down with doubts, fears and misgivings; all who are haunted by the past or scared by the future. We ask for them awareness of your constant presence and courage to place their hand in yours. At this time, we pray for (insert names) and for those who we name silently or aloud. (Silence)

Leader: You are with us:

People: every step of the way.

Leader: Lord God, as we remember those whose earthly life has come to an end, we pray that they, and we in our turn, may recognise you in heaven and live in your light forever. At this time, we pray for (insert names) and for those who we name silently or aloud.  (Silence).

Leader: You are with us:

People: every step of the way.

Leader: Lord God, we give you thanks for all the blessings you shower on us along the way of life, and for the painstaking guidance you provide. (Silence).

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: Now There Is No Male or Female                              #36

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 213

Agnus Dei                                                                                                                  The Communion

Anthem: O Sing Joyfully by Adrian Batten

O sing joyfully unto God our strength; make a cheerful noise unto the God of Jacob. Take the song, bring hither the tabret, the merry harp with the lute. Blow up the trumpet in the new moon, even in the time appointed, and upon our solemn feast-day. For this was made a statute for Israel, and a law of the God of Jacob.

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: Jerusalem the Golden                                       #278


Postlude: Prelude and fugue in c minor BWV 549 by J.S. Bach

Sharing in the Ministry of our Parish Today

Greeter: Lindsay Whillans

Readers: Judy Richardson and Yvonne Silverman

Intercessions: Brenda Small

Hospitality: Lyse Irakoze and Max Karikera

Lay Administration: Hildegard Nicol and Yvonne Silverman

Altar Guild: Brenda Small, Joanne McCracken, Yvonne Silverman

and Sue Taylor


MUSIC AT TRINITY: Our next concert will be on June 15th 2019 at 4:30pm featuring, Caelis Academy Ensemble, The Glebelles and our very own Trinity Anglican Church Choir.  More details to come. Freewill offering. 

DOORS OPEN:  We will welcome the public on Saturday, June 1, and Sunday, June 2, as a new participant in this annual city-wide event.  Volunteers are needed to guide our visitors and share Trinity’s story.  A signup sheet is available downstairs.  For further information, please contact Lindsay Whillans at 613-730-8728.

TEEN PROGRAM: The next session to be held on June 2nd. Bring your friends and join us at 10:00 in the Canterbury room.

BALES FOR THE NORTH: The ACW at Trinity have gathered new items for the Bales For the North project that totalled 4519.25 dollars!  The packing date is May 29th at St. Columba’s. For more information please contact Mary Wilson at (613) 521-7788. 

SENIORS LUNCHEON: The last Seniors Luncheon will be held on May 30th from 11:00-1:00pm. We will be having a pizza party to send our guests off for the summer.  The Luncheon will resume in September.  Happy Summer from Ruth and Chris!

THANK YOU:  Nancy Bassam wants to thank the Green Team for helping complete the large cement planters.  Thank you to Pierre Chamberland (who also helped to prepare the planters), Ruth Cochrane, Margo Kenney and Bob Whillans as well as Reverend Arran who provided moral support. Also thanks to Hildegard Nicol, Aditi Magdalena and Brenda Small who cleaned up the parish property. A special note Chris Garnett has promised to faithfully weed and Simon McInnes has promised to water the plants. Many thanks to all!

CELEBRATION OF CONFIRMATION: We will be celebrating the confirmation of Graham Anderson Metcalf and Eszter Gero on Sunday June 9th at Christ Church Cathedral 414 Sparks Street, Ottawa.  There will be no worship service on Sunday June 9th at Trinity.

This Week at Trinity

Wednesday, May 29th, 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, May 30th, 2019                                                                                                                   

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

Friday, May 31st, 2019

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

Sunday, June 2nd, 2019

Readings: Acts 16:16–34; Psalm 97; Revelation 22:12–14,16–17,20–21; John 17:20–26