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The Epiphany of the Lord, January 6, 2013

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The Epiphany of the Lord, January 6, 2013


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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 Epiphany of the Lord

January 6th, 2013

8:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist

10:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist with Choir


Welcome to Trinity!  If this is your first visit, please note that we do not take a collection during the service, but your offering may be placed on the plate at the back of the church as you enter or leave. 

Organ prelude

We Gather As God’s People

Opening Hymn: Angels, from the Realms of Glory           #143

The Gathering of the Community                                 page 185

Glory to God                                                               see insert

The Collect of the Day                                                   page 280

We Listen To God’s Word

The First Reading:  Isaiah 60:1-6                         (O.T. page 690)

 Psalm 72:1-7, 10-14    (please read together)                page 797            

The Second Reading:  Ephesians 3:1-12              (N.T. page 193)

Gradual Hymn: As with Gladness Men of Old                   #160

Gospel Acclamation

Celebrant: The Lord be with you

People:   And also with you.

Celebrant: The Holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ,

               according to  Matthew 2:1-12                     (N.T. page 2)

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


The Apostles’ Creed                                                            page 189

The Prayers of the People

Leader:    God’s glory has been veiled in flesh. Our flesh has become a glorious epiphany.

People:   Let us present before the Lord of glory our gift of prayer for those who are in need.

Leader:    For the Church throughout the world; for John our bishop, for all bishops, for Andrea our Priest and for all the clergy and people.

People:   For all who walk in the darkness of violence and oppression, and for all who by their life and preaching cast into that dark­ness the light of God’s peace and justice.

Leader:    Let us pray for all who carry on the teaching of prophets and apostles, and for the full communion in life and worship of those who re­ceive God’s word.

People:   Let us pray for all who have at their disposal this world’s riches, and for all who call out to them.

Leader:    Within our Parish we pray for the sick and the suffering, especially (insert names), and for those we name silently or aloud (silence).  Let us pray for the rulers of the earth, and for every child that stands in need of their protection.

People:   For all who raise their eyes to the heavens looking for healing.

Leader:    We remember those who have died, especially (insert names), and for those we name silently or aloud (silence). For all who through death have passed into the full epiphany of God’s glory let us pray to the Lord. O God of stars and journeys, you lead us day by day to the joyful vision of your light.

People:   Move us by the power of your word that we too might open our gifts for others and so receive in our hearts the child of Bethlehem. So may you be praised and adored through the same Christ our Lord, in the Holy Spirit, this day of your Epiphany, now and forever. Amen.


Confession and Absolution                                          page 191

The Exchange of the Peace                                        page 192




We Celebrate The Presence Of Jesus


Offertory Hymn: We Three Kings

We Three Kings of Orient are,

Bearing gifts we traverse afar.

Field and fountain, moor and mountain,

Following yonder star.


O star of wonder, star of night,

Star with royal beauty bright,

Westward leading, still proceeding,

Guide us to thy perfect Light.

Born a king on Bethlehem’s plain,

Gold I bring to crown Him again,

King forever, ceasing never

Over us all to reign.  Chorus.

Frankincense to offer have I
Incense owns a Deity nigh;
Prayer and praising, all men raising
Worship Him, God most high.  Chorus

Myrrh is mine, its bitter perfume
Breathes of life of gathering gloom,
Sorrowing, sighing, bleeding, dying
Sealed in the stone-cold tomb.  Chorus

Glorious now behold him arise,

King and God and sacrifice

Alleluia, Alleluia,

Sounds through the earth and skies.  Chorus

Prayer Over The Gifts                                             page 280

Eucharistic  Prayer 3                                                    page 198

Sanctus                                                                      see insert

Amen                                                                          see insert

The Lord’s Prayer                                                        page 211

The Breaking of the Bread, sentence 6                               page 213

Agnus Dei                                                                           #701

The Communion

Communion Hymn: In the Bleak Midwinter                        #122

Prayer After Communion                                                     page 280

Doxology and Blessing

Announcements/Birthdays and Anniversaries

Recessional Hymn: The First Nowell                                 #139


Organ Postlude


Sharing In The Ministry of Our Parish Today


Greeter:                   Margo and Pat Kenney

Readers:                 Jeremy Plaunt and Paul Merriam

Intercessions:         Cameron Metcalf

Lay Administrators:

Coffee Hour:  

Altar Guild:              Joanne McCracken, Brenda Small,

                                      Yvonne Silverman and Sue Taylor





VOLUNTEERS NEEDED TO ASSIST WITH HOSTING AN OUT OF THE COLD DINNER ON SATURDAY, JANUARY 19th, 2013 at Southminster United Church. Volunteers will be needed between 2:00 and 7:00 p.m. to: set -up, serve, host, register and clean-up.  A sign-up sheet listing all volunteer opportunities is  posted in Bender Hall.  Please consider joining us again or for the first time. Judy Richardson (613-730-7482).


PLEASE SIGN UP TO HOST THE COFFEE AND FELLOWSHIP HOUR at least once this year.  The sign-up sheet is on the bulletin board at the back of Bender Hall.

CHANGE FOR CHANGE.  Don’t forget to drop all your spare change into the World Vision bucket for Sheila. Check the scrap book for the latest updates on her progress.



This Week at Trinity

Monday, January 7th  

Morning                         Pastoral care at the General Hospital

Tuesday, January 8th      

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

8:00 p.m.                       Corporation meets in Canterbury Room

Wednesday, January 9thth     

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

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

Thursday, January 10th           

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

Sunday, January 13th     The Baptism of the Lord

8:00 a.m.                       Holy Eucharist

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

Readings:                      Isaiah 43:1-7; Psalm 29; Acts 8:14-17; Luke 3:15-17, 21-22