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The Presentation of the Lord


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 Presentation of the Lord

February 2, 2020

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

Prelude: Prière à Notre-Dame from Suite Gothique by Léon Boëllmann

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, Thou Long-expected Jesus                           #88

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

Blessed are you, O Lord our God,
for you have sent us your salvation.
Inspire us by your Holy Spirit
to recognize him who is the glory of Israel
and the light for all nations,
your Son Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen

We Listen To God’s Word

The First Reading: Malachi 3: 1-4                                           (O.T. pg. 889)

Psalm: 84                                                                                       page 817    

The Second Reading: Hebrews 2: 14-18                                (N.T. pg. 219)

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 2: 22-40                          (N.T. page 59 )

People:           Glory to you, Lord Jesus Christ (sung together)

Celebrant:        The Gospel of Christ.

People:           Praise to you, Lord


Apostles Creed                                                                                (pg. 189)

We Respond to God’s Word                    

Prayers of the People (Adapted from Susan Sayers)
Jesus shows us in action the loving provision of the God who made us.

Leader:  Let us pray to the God of love, who listens to the people of his making. Let us pray for Christ Church Cathedral, Ottawa, The Very Reverend Shane Parker, The Venerable Douglas Richard’s, The Reverend Canon Hilary Murray. For all Archdeacons in the Diocese of Ottawa. St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Pastor Elina Solonen. We pray for Linda, our Primate, Anne, our Metropolitan, John, our Bishop, and Michael, our assisting Bishop. For Arran, our priest and for all clergy and people and their ministries in the Diocese of Ottawa. (Silence)

People: Holy God, we bring before you all that we are, with as much honesty and openness as we can. We know your Church is weakened by disunity, misplaced priorities, complacency and fear.  We pray for a new awakening of our calling to be the people of God; give us a fresh understanding of your will and empower us with nothing short of your life lived out in us. (Silence)

Leader: You alone are our God:

People: and we trust in you.

Leader: Holy God, give all the nations and peoples of our world such respect and love for creation that we learn to take proper responsibility for the resources we share and the universe we inhabit. Give us courage to make good decisions even if they involve us in conflict or discomfort. (Silence)

Leader: You alone are our God:

People: and we trust in you.

Leader: Holy God, we pray for a greater awareness of your presence in our homes and places of work, in our cars and in public transport, in the shops, schools and hospitals, and wherever people meet together. Teach us how to live lovingly, with honesty and compassion; teach us how to live thankfully and work on our habit of grumbling. (Silence)

Leader: You alone are our God:

People: and we trust in you.

Leader: Holy God, we bring to you those we know who are suffering with prolonged illness, debilitating pain, and emotional distress. Lay your hands on them to bring relief and healing courage to live through this dark time, and the inner strength which only you can give. At this time, we pray for (insert names) and for those who we name silently or aloud.  (Silence)

Leader: You alone are our God:

People: and we trust in you.

Leader: Holy God, we pray for those making the journey through death, and for those who have died to this earthly life. Thank you for all they have given us. Comfort those who miss them, and through your mercy receive us all, in our time, to live in the peace and joy of your eternity. At this time, we pray for (insert names) and for those who we name silently or aloud.   (Silence)

Leader: You alone are our God:

People: and we trust in you.

Leader: Holy God, we thank you for making yourself known to us in the many blessings of life, and most of all in the person of Jesus, the Christ.

Merciful God,

Accept these prayers for the sake of your Son,

our Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen.

We Celebrate the Presence of Jesus

Offertory Hymn:  Of Eternal Love Begotten                                         #132

Prayer over the Gifts

Almighty God,

accept the joyful offering of your Church,

and grant that your Son may shine in us

as the light that lightens every nation.

We ask this in the name of the same Jesus Christ our Lord.


Eucharistic Prayer                                                                                        


Great Amen                   

The Lord’s Prayer                                                                            page 211

The Breaking of the Bread                                                               page 212

Agnus Dei from Missa aeterna Christi munera by Palestrina                                                                                                      

The Communion

Anthem: Nunc Dimittis in G by Herbert Sumsion

Lord, now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace, according to thy word.  For mine eyes have seen thy salvation, which thou hast prepared before the face of all people; To be a light to lighten the Gentiles, and to be the glory of thy people Israel. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost; as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end.  Amen.

Prayer after Communion

God for whom we wait, you fulfilled the hope of Simeon,

who did not die till he had welcomed the Messiah.

Complete in us your perfect will,

that we in Christ may share in your eternal kingdom;

for he is Lord for ever and ever. Amen.

Doxology and Blessing                                                                  page 214

Announcements/Birthdays and Anniversaries

Recessional Hymn: Love Divine, All Loves Excelling                                                                                                  #485


Postlude: Toccata from Suite Gothique by Léon Boëllmann

Sharing in the Ministry of our Parish Today

Greeters: Margo & Pat Kenney

Readers:   Aditi Magdalena and Judy Chamberland

Intercessions: Yvonne Silverman

Hospitality: Brenda Cheeseman and Beulah Rumbolt  

Lay Administration: Linda Bowering and Hildegard Nicol

Altar Guild: Joanne McCracken, Yvonne Silverman

and Sue Taylor  


MUSIC AT TRINITY: Please note that there has been a date change for the next Music at Trinity concert.  The Sabayon Quartet will perform on February 29th at 4:30pm and they will present a program of works by Glazunov and Schumann.  Freewill offering.

LENTEN STUDY BEING DISCIPLES: Essentials of the Christian Life

February 25th – March 31st Tuesday nights 7:00pm – 8:30pm. Basic instruction in Christian discipleship from one of the world’s greatest living theologians “Discipleship,” says Rowan Williams in this companion to his best-selling Being Christian, “is a state of being. Discipleship is about how we live; not just the decisions we make, not just the things we believe, but a state of being. “Having covered Baptism, Bible, Eucharist, and Prayer in Being Christian, Williams turns his attention on in this book to what is required for us to continue following Jesus and growing in faith.

The book has six succinct chapters:

Week 1 Being Disciples

Week 2 Faith, Hope, and Love

Week 3 Forgiveness

Week 4 Holiness

Week 5 Faith in Society

Week 6 Life in the Spirit

In his typically gentle, inviting, pastoral writing style, Williams offers biblically grounded wisdom for Christians at all stages of their journeys as disciples of Jesus.

THIS YEAR’S VESTRY will be held on Sunday February 23, 2020. It will immediately follow the 10:00am service. A light ‘pot luck’ lunch will be available to attendees. The 2019 Vestry Report will be available to parishioners on Sunday February 9th.

AN UPDATE ON DONATIONS: Thank you to all our parishioners and supporters for your commitment to supporting Trinity in so many ways, including

financially. The new year is often a time when we reflect on and renew our giving commitments. In light of this, the Treasurer team wanted to announce some changes to the options for making your donation. For 2020, there will be three ways of giving:

1) Credit Card donations: collected using the web service – parishioners can set up/change their donations online

2) Bank Account donations: collected using Electronic Funds Transfer – parishioners can set up/change their donations by submitting a form (available on the wall outside the office door)

3) Cheque/cash donations: collected using any envelope – please write your name on the outside of the envelope (even if you are using a numbered envelope)

For parishioners who are accustomed to giving via numbered envelopes, you may request a new set of envelopes for the year (please note we will be renumbering unused envelopes from past years for this purpose). The Donate page on the Trinity website is being updated to include information and guidance on these options. Please reach out anytime to one of the Treasurers (Tara, Jen, Sally) for assistance in setting up or amending your donations.

This Week at Trinity

Wednesday, February 5th, 2020

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, February 6th, 2020                                                                                                            

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

Friday, February 7th, 2020

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

Sunday, February 9th, 2020– Fifth Sunday of Epiphany

Readings:  Isaiah 58:1-9a, (9b-12); Psalm 112:1-9, (10); 1 Corinthians 2:1-12, (13-16); Matthew 5:13-20