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The Birth of Saint John the Baptist, June 24, 2012

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The Birth of Saint John the Baptist, June 24, 2012



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.

The Birth of Saint John the Baptist

June 24th, 2012

9:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist with Anointing

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: Christ Whose Glory Fills the Skies             #5

The Gathering of the Community                                 page 185

Glory to God                                                                        see insert       

The Collect of the Day                                                  page 410

We Listen To God’s Word

The First Reading: Isaiah 40:1-11                                 (O.T. pg. 667)

Psalm 85:7-13                                                              page 819  

The Second Reading: Acts 13:14b-26                   (N.T. pg. 132)

Gradual Hymn: Eternal Father, Strong to Save  (v.1-3)             #567

Celebrant: The Lord be with you

People:   And also with you.

Celebrant: The Holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ,

               according to Luke 1:57-80                       (N.T. pg. 57)

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)

We Respond to God’s Word


The Apostle’s Creed                                                     page 189                                

The Prayers of the People:

Leader: O God of sympathy and tenderness, who surrounded Job when he was despondent and sent Jesus to bind the wounds of the afflicted, we give you thanks that you nurse us to wholeness when we are distressed and forlorn. We give you thanks that even when despair so easily overtakes us, you send your Spirit to comfort our fears. Lord, in your mercy…

People: Hear our prayer.

Leader: Hear us as we pray for those who are confined by illness. Help them to sense your healing presence, which brings peace of mind. Give to them the patience, which allows their bodies to draw upon those sources of regeneration so necessary to health and vigour. Grant them peace. Lord, in your mercy…

People: Hear our prayer

Leader: Hear us as we pray for those who cannot live in peace, help them and help us to be compassionate and understanding and ready to listen to all sides of the story. Help us to seek your will in the world, our families our communities. Lord, in your mercy…

People: Hear our prayer

Leader: Hear us as we pray for those in the world who go hungry, for those who do not have anyone to love them, for those whose lives have no hope.  Help us to help them find new hope. Lord, in your mercy…

People: Hear our prayer

Leader: Strengthen within us the resolve to be faithful. Give us the needed discipline to let go of old forms of security and to risk putting our trust in your will. As we take our first few halting steps of faith, encourage us with the vision of your reign on earth. Lift us from a sense of defeat when we stumble and fall. Lord, in your mercy…

People: Hear our prayer. 

Leader: In our Diocese, we pray today for St. Alban the Martyr, Mattawa, St. Margaret of Scotland, Rutherglen, and for the members of the Financial Affairs Committee and its subcommittees.  In our Companion Diocese of Jerusalem we pray for Al Ahli Hospital, Gaza.  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. For the needs of the whole Church that we name silently or aloud (silence). For John our Bishop, for all bishops, for Andrea our Priest, for all the clergy and people.  We pray all this in Jesus’ name.  Lord, in your mercy…

People: Hear our prayer.   Amen.


Confession and Absolution                                          page 191

The Exchange of the Peace                                        page 192

We Celebrate The Presence Of Jesus

Offertory Hymn: God of the Sparrow                               #414

 Prayer Over The Gifts                                                  page 411

Eucharistic  Prayer 2                                                    page 196

Sanctus                                                                              #735

Amen                                                                                  #737

The Lord’s Prayer                                                        page 211

The Breaking of the Bread, sentence 2                          page 212

The Communion

Prayer After Communion                                                      page 411


Announcements/Birthdays and Anniversaries

Recessional Hymn: Jesus Calls Us! O’er the Tumult                #432


Organ Postlude



Sharing In The Ministry of Our Parish Today

Greeters:                Robert Taylor and Susan Taylor

Reader:                   Victoria Scott

Intercessions:         David Wilson

Lay Administrators: Robert Taylor and Susan Taylor

Altar Guild:             Margo Kenney, Susan Cherry and

                                      Carmen Christian


FLOWERS FOR TRINITY’S PLANTERS: Many thanks to Canadian Tire at Bank and Heron for once again providing flowers for the planters at our Cameron Avenue and Bank Street entrances.  Many thanks as well to Nancy Bassam for acquiring them, and to Jackie Johnston and Brenda Small for planting them.

REV ANDREA WILL BE ON MEDICAL LEAVE/HOLIDAYS FROM JUNE 29th UNTIL AUGUST 28th.  If you need assistance please call the office on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday and Jane Kurys will be glad to help. If you prefer, leave a message on the church phone (613-733-7536), and Jane will return your call when she is in the office. BUT if you have an EMERGENCY please don’t hesitate to call Rev Andrea on her cell at 613-799-8759. She will be covering pastoral emergencies for the summer. 


This Week at Trinity


Monday, June 25th                 

Morning                         Pastoral care at the General Hospital

Tuesday, June 26th

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

Wednesday, June 27th   

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

Thursday, June 28th         

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

Sunday, July 1st            Fifth Sunday after Pentecost

9:30 a.m.                       Holy Eucharist

Readings:                      2 Samuel 1:1,17-27; Psalm 130; 2 Corinthians 8:7-15; Mark 5:21-43









If you have been visited and / or received your package,…..

Please return your pledge card to the Diocese, in the confidential envelope:

–       on the Offertory plate

                    –       to the church office

    –      or in the mail


Some Frequently Asked Questions

About Trinity’s GIFT Appeal

Why five-year pledges, not one-time donations? Pledges provide us with the opportunity to make a more significant gift to the mission of the Church.  It is easier to make a significant contribution, over and above regular offerings, by making a pledge to be fulfilled during a period of time rather than all at once. Our pledges are not legally binding but rather a statement of intention.


When will the parish begin to receive funds?

As donations are made, the 50% parish share will be paid out monthly by the GIFT campaign office.


 “As a form of ministry, fundraising is as spiritual as giving a sermon, entering a time of prayer, visiting the sick or feeding the hungry.”

-Rev. Henri Nouwen, Dutch-Canadian priest and author