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The Day of Pentecost, May 27, 2012

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The Day of Pentecost, May 27, 2012


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Ottawa, Ontario   K1S 3Y3


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Priest: The Reverend Andrea Thomas

Director of Music: Victoria Scott

Organ Scholar: Kilby Baron

Duty Warden: Heather Maclachlan


Worshiping God as disciples of Jesus;

showing love to our neighbours near and far.

The Day of Pentecost

May 27th, 2012

8:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist with Anointing

10:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist with Anointing,

Choir and Church School

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: They’ll Know We Are Christians

1. We are one in the Spirit,
we are one in the Lord,
We are one in the Spirit
we are one in the Lord,
And we pray that all unity
may one day be restored:

        Refrain: And they’ll know we are Christians
        By our love, by our love,
        Yes, they’ll know we are Christians
        By our love.

2. We will walk with each other
we will walk hand in hand
we will walk with each other
we will walk hand in hand
and together we’ll spread the news
that God is in our land… Refrain

3. We will work with each other
we will work side by side
We will work with each other
We will work side by side
And we’ll guard each one’s dignity
and save each one’s pride… Refrain

4. All Praise to the Father
from whom all things come,
And all praise to Christ Jesus
His only Son,
and all praise to the Spirit
who makes us all one… Refrain

The Gathering of the Community                                 page 185

Glory to God                                                                        see insert       

The Collect of the Day                                                  page 345

We Listen To God’s Word

The First Reading: Ezekiel 37:1-14                        (O.T. pg. 806)  

Psalm 104:25-35, 37b                                                  page 844  

The Second Reading: Romans 8:22-27                         (N.T. pg. 158)

Gradual Hymn: Spirit, Spirit of Gentleness

1. You moved on the waters, You called to the deep,  

Then You coaxed up the mountains. From the valley of sleep,

And over the eons You called to each thing,

“A wake from your slumbers and rise on your wings.”…Refrain

        Refrain: Spirit, spirit of gentleness.

        Blow through the wilderness, calling and free.

        Spirit, spirit of restlessness. Stir me from placidness.

        Wind, wind on the sea.

2. You swept through the dessert, You stung with the sand,

And You gifted your people With a law and a land,

And when they were blinded With their idols and lies,

Then You spoke through Your prophets To open their eyes. …Refrain



3. You sang in a stable, You cried from a hill,

Then You whispered in silence When the whole world was still,

And down in the city You called once again

When You blew through Your people On the rush of the wind…. Refrain

Celebrant: The Lord be with you

People:   And also with you.

Celebrant: The Holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ,

               according to John 15:26-27, 16:4b-15    (N.T. pg. 110)

People:   Glory to you, Lord Jesus Christ…

Celebrant: …The Gospel of Christ.

People:   Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ


Gradual Hymn   (cont’d)

4. You call from tomorrow, You break ancient schemes,

From the bondage of sorrow The captives dream dreams;

Our women see visions, Our men clear their eyes.

With bold new decisions Your people arise…. Refrain


We Respond to God’s Word


The Apostle’s Creed                                                     page 189                                

The Prayers of the People:

Leader: In the peace of the risen Christ let us offer our prayers to the Lord.  We pray today for St. James the Apostle, Manotick, for the Military Chaplains of our Diocese, and for the Director of Financial Ministry. In our Companion Diocese of Jerusalem we pray for All Saints’ Episcopal Church, Beirut.  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. 

People: The Spirit of peace has been breathed on the church. May the church inspire peace throughout the world.

Leader: Our land has completed the passover from winter into spring.

People: May the earth be restored to the freshness of creation.

Leader: The Lord has appeared on Sinai amid fire and wind.

People: May all people, Jew and Gentile together, climb the holy mountain and see the face of God.

Leader: The confusion of Babel has been undone with the gifts of Pente­cost.

People: May our community mature in wisdom as we come to understand the language of the Spirit.

Leader: Our week of weeks is accomplished. Our Fifty Days are com­plete.

People: May all of us, both the living and the dead, be raised into the splendor of endless Easter.

Leader: Within our Parish we pray for the sick and the suffering, especially (insert names), and for those we name silently or aloud (silence).  We remember those who have died, especially (insert names), for those we name silently or aloud (silence). May we hold before God’s life all in need.

People: Creator God, our lenten ashes have become life-giving fire. We are whole and new again. Help us, like the disciples in Jerusalem, to spill out into the streets to proclaim your wonderful works. This we ask through Christ our Lord.  Amen.

Confession and Absolution                                          page 191

The Exchange of the Peace                                        page 192

We Celebrate The Presence Of Jesus

Offertory Hymn: She Comes Sailing on the Wind           #656

Prayer Over The Gifts                                                  page 346

Eucharistic  Prayer 1                                                    page 193

Sanctus                                                                              #719

The Lord’s Prayer                                                        page 211

The Breaking of the Bread, sentence 8                          page 213

The Communion

Communion Hymn: Come Down, O Love Divine                       #645

Anthem: Dona Nobis Pacem – H. Hopson

Prayer After Communion                                                      page 346


Announcements/Birthdays and Anniversaries

Recessional Hymn: Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise        #393


Organ Postlude


Sharing In The Ministry of Our Parish Today

Greeter:                  Jackie and Dick Johnston

Readers:                  Tara Dentry and David Wilson

Intercessions:         Heather Maclachlan

Lay Administrators: Chris Garnett and Evan Baker

Coffee Hour:           Brenda and Beulah

Altar Guild:             Mary Wilson, Belma Hull, Beulah Rumbolt

                                      and Anne-Lyse Irakoze




The Anglican Diocese’s Community Ministries will be holding their annual celebration of the work done by their four Ministries, Cornerstone, The Well, Centre 454 and Ottawa Pastoral Counseling Centre, on June 5th at 7:00 pm at The Well, 154 Somerset Street West.  All Community Ministries volunteers are invited to attend.  Nimrod Andrew, Settlement Worker with the Ottawa Community Immigrant Services Organization is the guest speaker and recipient of The Community Ministries Community Leader Award 2012.

TRINITY’S DR. SEUSS PARISH PICNIC TO BE HELD SUNDAY, JUNE 3rd at 10:00 a.m. at Brewer Park.  Please bring food to share, lawn chairs, and drinks.  In case of ‘iffy’ weather, call the church after 8:00 a.m. and get a location update.

TRINITY WILL BE HOLDING AN OLD FASHIONED CHURCH RUMMAGE SALE on June 2nd, from 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.  Doing your spring cleaning?  Bring us any jewellery, household items in good condition, and clean gently used clothing, linens and toys that you no longer want.  The better quality the item, the better it sells!  Items may be dropped off at the church office.  For more information please contact Paul Merriam (613-730-7581) or Nancy Bassam (613-731-5086).


If you have any announcement that didn’t make this week’s bulletin, please let Rev. Andrea know prior to the service and she will ensure that it is read.

This Week at Trinity


Monday, May 28th                  

Morning                         Pastoral care at the General Hospital

Tuesday, May 29th             

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

8:00 p.m.                       GIFT Meeting in the Canterbury Room

Wednesday, May 30th              

9:30 a.m.                       ACW quilting in Bender Hall

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

Thursday, May 31st           

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

Saturday, June 2nd              

9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.     Old Fashioned Rummage Sale

Sunday, June 3rd          Trinity Sunday

8:00 a.m.                       Holy Eucharist

10:00 a.m.                     Dr. Seuss Parish Picnic at Brewer Park

Readings:                      Romans 8:12-17; Matthew 28: 16-20