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The Third Sunday After Epiphany


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 Third Sunday After Epiphany

January 26th, 2020

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

Prelude: Trio Sonata in c minor BWV526 by J.S. Bach 1st movement

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: Blessed Jesus, At Your Word                                 #559

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

Almighty God,
by grace alone you call us
and accept us in your service.
Strengthen us by your Spirit,
and make us worthy of your call;
through Jesus Christ our Lord,
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever. Amen

We Listen To God’s Word

The First Reading: Isaiah 9:1-4                                                (O.T. pg.638)

Psalm: 27:1, 5-13                                                                           page 735    

The Second Reading:  1 Corinthians 1: 10-18                        (N.T. pg. 166)

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 Matthew 4:12-23                         (N.T. page 3)

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)
The prophecies of Isaiah are fulfilled in a new and lasting way in Jesus of Nazareth.

Leader:  Let us pray to the loving God we have seen in Jesus. Let us pray for St. Paul’s, Hazeldean-Kanata. The Reverend Canon John Bridges. The Reverend Ryan Boivin. For the Postulants in the Diocese of Ottawa: Bob Albert, Jordan Sandrock & Claire Bramma. Faith Lutheran Church Pastor Martin Malina. 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: We pray that the light of God will shine in all the dark corners of  the Church, and set us free from prejudice, small-mindedness and hypocrisy; that as members of the Body of Christ we can move freely through the power of God wherever we are called to go, available and active in God’s service. (Silence)

Leader: Lord God of power:

People: set us free to live.

Leader: We pray that our world may be lit by this light in the darkness to bring freedom and hope wherever there is oppression, recognition and respect where there is none, and in all conflicts positive ways forward. (Silence)

Leader: Lord God of power:

People: set us free to live.

Leader: We pray that in our homes, our workplaces and our neighbourhoods the light of godly loving may soften harsh edges, encourage mutual caring, and heal dysfunctional or damaging relationships.  (Silence)

Leader: Lord God of power:

People: set us free to live.

Leader: We pray that all those whose lives are fettered by the past, by rejection, guilt, pain or anxiety, may be set free and encouraged to live to the full. At this time, we pray for (insert names) and for those who we name silently or aloud.  (Silence)

Leader: Lord God of power:

People: set us free to live.

Leader: We pray for those who have died, and those who miss them and are finding it very hard to cope with their loss. We pray for all those who have no one to help them through that last journey. At this time, we pray for (insert names) and for those who we name silently or aloud.   (Silence)

Leader: Lord God of power:

People: set us free to live.

Leader: Thank you, God, for transforming our suffering and our mistakes again and again and again. (Silence)

Merciful God,

Accept these prayers for the sake of your Son,

our Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen.

We Celebrate the Presence of Jesus

Offertory Hymn:  Lord, You Give the Great Commission                   #433

Prayer over the Gifts

Loving God,

before the world began you called us.

Make holy all we offer you this day,

and strengthen us in that calling.

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


Eucharistic Prayer                                                                                        


Great Amen                   

The Lord’s Prayer                                                                            page 211

The Breaking of the Bread                                                               page 287

Agnus Dei from Missa Aeterna Christi Munera by Palestrina                                                                                                      

The Communion

Prayer after Communion

Gracious God,

our hands have taken holy things;

our lives have been nourished by the body of your Son.

May we who have eaten at this holy table

be strengthened for service in your world.

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


Doxology and Blessing                                                                  page 214

Announcements/Birthdays and Anniversaries

Recessional Hymn: God, Whose Giving Knows No Ending                                                                                                                 #601


Postlude: Toccata in d minor BWV538 (dorian) by J.S. Bach

Sharing in the Ministry of our Parish Today

Readers: Bob Taylor, Tara Dentry 

Intercessions: Chris Garnett

Hospitality: Mary Anne Zwicker and Lindsay Whillans  

Lay Administration: Doreen Barnes and Robert Taylor

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.

Please bring a Candle or Candles for Blessing For Candlemas Sunday February 2nd @10am Worship

What is Candlemas?

Candlemas is a Christian holiday occurring annually on February 2 that is commemorating the Presentation of Jesus at the Temple when he was a baby. It occurs 40 days (inclusively) after Christmas Day. In some churches it is celebrated on a nearby Sunday. The term “Candlemas” (meaning Candle Mass) refers to the practice of the blessing of candles by the priest during a church service (“mass”) for use during the year in church and in the homes of the faithful.

This Week at Trinity

Wednesday, January 29th, 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, January 30th, 2020                                                                                                           

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

Friday, January 31st, 2020

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

Sunday, February 2nd, 2020– The Presentation of the Lord

Readings:  Malachi 3:1-4; Psalm 84; Hebrews 2:14-18; Luke 2:22-40;