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The Baptism of the Lord


Trinity Anglican Church

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.


The Baptism of the Lord

January 13, 2019

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



Christ unser Herr zum Jordam kam BuxWV180 by Dietrich Buxtehud


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: Sing of God Made Manifest                                     #162

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

Holy One of Israel

You anointed Jesus at his baptism with the Holy Spirit

And revealed him as your beloved Son.

Keep all who are born of water and Spirit

Faithful in your service,

So that we may rejoice to be called children of God,

Through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen.

Revised Common Lectionary Prayers (2002) alt.   


We Listen To God’s Word

The First Reading:   Isaiah 43: 1-7                                          page 672                            

Psalm: 29                                                                                  page 738

The Second Reading: Acts 8: 14-17                                (N.T. 126)


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 3: 15-17, 21-22                (N.T. page 60)


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)
Jesus is baptised, and God confirms his identity and his calling.

Leader:  Let us pray to the God who calls us each by name. We pray for The Parish of the Valley. The Reverend Matthew Brown. The Reverend Susan Clifford. The Reverend Gillian Hoyer. For those in our Diocese living under religious vows. 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 for all baptised Christians to live out their calling in loving and holy lives. We pray for those preparing for Baptism and Confirmation; for parents and godparents to be given the grace and perseverance to keep faithfully the promises made. (Silence)

Leader: Come, Holy Spirit:

People: fill our lives

Leader: We pray for peace and integrity in all our dealings as individuals, and in local, national and international conflicts; for openness to hear God’s wisdom and courage to follow his lead. (Silence)

Leader: Come, Holy Spirit:

People: fill our lives.

Leader: We pray for harmony and understanding in our relationships with family and neighbors; for the willingness both to give and to receive, for the generosity of forgiving love. (Silence)

Leader: Come, Holy Spirit:

People: fill our lives.

Leader: We pray for those whose weariness or pain makes it difficult for them to pray; may they sense the support and love of the Church of God. At this time, we pray for (insert names) and for those who we name silently or aloud.  (Silence)

Leader: Come, Holy Spirit:

People: fill our lives.

Leader: We pray for those whose souls have left behind their frail and broken bodies and can now fly freely to live in God’s company for the whole of eternity. Bless and comfort their loved ones, and bring us all in your good time to share the joy of heaven. At this time, we pray for (insert names) and for those who we name silently or aloud.  (Silence)

Leader: Come, Holy Spirit:

People: fill our lives.

Leader: We give you thanks for calling us by name and keeping us safe through all the storms and difficulties of this life, in the power of the Holy Spirit.

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: When Christ’s Appearing Was Made Known        #163

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




The Lord’s Prayer                                                                             page 211

The Breaking of the Bread                                                                page 287

Agnus Dei

The Communion


Anthem: Sicut Cervus by Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina

Sicut cervus desiderat ad fontes aquarum : ita desiderat anima mea ad te, Deus.

As the deer longs for running water, so longs my soul for you, O God.


Prayer after Communion


Gracious God, lover of all,

by this sacrament

you make us one family in Christ your Son,

one in the sahring 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 maturatiy of the Body of Christ.

We ask this in his name. Amen.


Doxology and Blessing

Announcements/Birthdays and Anniversaries

Recessional Hymn: Worship the Lord in the Beauty of Holiness   #385


Postlude: Fuge in C major BuxWV174 by Dietrich Buxtehude


Sharing in the Ministry of our Parish Today

Greeter:  Mary Sean Burgham

Readers:  Carrol Robb & Joanne McCracken

Intercessions: Mary Sean Burgham

Hospitality: TBA                   

Lay Administration:  Sue Taylor & Heather Maclachalan

Altar Guild: TBA



MUSIC AT TRINITY: Our next concert will be on January 19th 2019 at 4:30pm featuring tenor Trygve John Ringereide and pianist Parveneh Eshghi in a programme featuring Song of the British Isles in the context of Robbie Burns day. Freewill offering.


ATTENTION TEENS: We are starting a program just for you and your friends! We will meet every second week in the Canterbury room, have a snack, watch a video and discuss our faith. The program will run from January until June. This can be used as confirmation preparation for any teens who are interested in being confirmed this spring. The first session is on January 13th at 10:00 am.

  • This Week at Trinity

Tuesday, January 15, 2019                                             

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

Wednesday, January 16, 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, January 17, 2019                                                                                                     

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

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

Sunday, January 20th, 2019-2nd Sunday After Epiphany

Readings: Isaiah 62: 1-5, Psalm 36: 5-10, Corinthians 12: 1-11, John 2: 1-11


Trinity’s Future:  The Six-Month Update


In our October update, we spoke of exploratory talks with the Bishop, and with the corporations of the Church of the Ascension, St Matthew’s, and St. Thomas the Apostle.  Since then, we have met with St. John the Evangelist.  We had a second meeting with St. Thomas, agreeing to share calendars and event information.  The Refugee Committee held a Fiesta Night fundraiser at St. Thomas, giving Trinity members opportunity to visit the church.


What does all this mean?  Two things are apparent.  First, Trinity is part of a much bigger Diocese picture. Secondly, we cannot make a decision in isolation. In November, Arran, Paul Merriam, and Sue Taylor attended a meeting called by the Bishop for all the churches in central Ottawa. Arran attended a follow-up meeting with just the priests.  Another such meeting is set for January.  These meetings give churches a chance to share their current situation, and discuss ways they can create efficiencies by sharing resources and services. Doubtless other decisions will come of these meetings. At this point we do not know what they will be.


And while two things have become apparent there is a third element: we trust in God’s hand, and we know the importance of Arran’s leadership in this process.


Throughout Advent, ‘Giving our Thanks and Praise’, has been an opportunity for us to share personal stories of why Trinity is a special place. By asking you to contribute as much as possible in donations to Trinity, and also to use some form of pre-authorized remittance, we will know what we can count on financially, month by month.  This will help in difficult budgetary decisions. Some people have asked why we are doing this now, when we do not know what the future holds. It is because we do not know that we ask you to be generous and to trust. Over the next year we need your prayers as we continue finding our way forward under Arran’s capable leadership.  Your continued financial support means that together with Arran we will concentrate on important Ministry. And it indicates that you believe it is worth taking the time to find the best path for our spiritual community


We want to ensure the Trinity family stays together. If possible, it will be in Trinity Church.  The outreach that we do will continue. We will maintain our presence in this neighborhood.  In late November and early December, we invited our Old Ottawa South neighbors: leaders from other close by churches and businesses, the Sunnyside library, and OSCA, to discuss how the neighborhood can work together for the community. Trinity was identified by this group as a ‘hub’ and a ‘cornerstone’.


We need you to have faith more than ever.  We promise another update as soon as there is any news.


Happy New Year to all!


Your Futures Committee
Heather Maclachlan, Susan Taylor, Lorna Feehan, Myrna Rootham, Judy Richardson