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Third Sunday in Lent


1230 Bank St. Ottawa  ON  K1S 3Y3

613-733-7536   |   |

The Rev. Arran Thorpe

Director of Music: Fabien Tousignant

Worshipping God as disciples of Jesus;

showing love to our neighbours near and far.

Third Sunday in Lent

March 24, 2019

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

Prelude: Salix from Plymouth Suite by Percy Whitlock

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: I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say                               #508

Children’s Talk                                                                                           

The Gathering of the Community                                                    page 185


Collect of the Day

Merciful Lord,

You know our struggle to serve you:

When sin spoils our lives and overshadows our hearts,

Come to our aid and turn us back to you again;

Through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Common Worship: Additional Collects (2004), alt.

We Listen To God’s Word

The First Reading: Isaiah 55: 1-9                                           O.T. page 685                            

Psalm: Psalm 63:1-8                                                                      page 783           

The Second Reading: 1 Corinthians 10:1–13                         N.T. page 172

Lent Prose – Tone V

Refrain (sung together)

God, we implore thee, In thy glory seated: Bow down and hearken to thy weeping children: pity and pardon all our grievous trespasses.

Refrain (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 13:1–9                               (N.T. page 76)

People:           Glory to you, Lord Jesus Christ

Celebrant:        The Gospel of Christ.

People:           Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ.


Apostles Creed                                                                                 (pg. 189)

We Respond to God’s Word

Prayers of the People (Adapted from Susan Sayers)
We have God’s invitation to come and drink freely of his Spirit, but if we keep refusing his offer it will eventually be withdrawn.

Leader: As we thirst for God in our lives, let us pray to him now for St. James, Carp Christ Church, Third Line, The Reverend Baxter Park. We pray for Fred, our Primate, Anne, our Metropolitan, John, our Bishop, and Michael Bird, our assisting Bishop. For Arran, our priest and for all clergy and people and their ministries in the Diocese of Ottawa.

People: God, we thirst for your meaning and your guidance in all our work and worship and praise. Fill us so full with your Spirit that those we meet are drawn to meet you. (Silence)

Leader: Living Spirit of God:

People: quench our thirst.

Leader: God, in all the corruption and double standards which damage and unnerve our world, we thirst for your Spirit of truth, purity and goodness. (Silence)

Leader: Living Spirit of God:

People: quench our thirst.

Leader: God, we thirst for your Spirit of love which notices needs, considers no job beneath itself, and delights in each person’s gifts. (Silence)

Leader: Living Spirit of God:

People: quench our thirst.

Leader: God, we thirst for your Spirit of compassion which binds up wounds, supports the nervous and frail, and visits the imprisoned and afraid. At this time, we pray for (insert names) and for those who we name silently or aloud.  (Silence).

Leader: Living Spirit of God:

People: quench our thirst.

Leader: God, we thirst for your Spirit of life as we call to mind those who have come to the point of earthly death. May they, and we in our turn, find eternal refreshment and peace with you. At this time, we pray for (insert names) and for those who we name silently or aloud.  (Silence).

Leader: Living Spirit of God:

People: quench our thirst.

Leader: God, may we thank you with our lives as well as our lips for the constant outpouring of your Spirit to us throughout our lives.

Leader: Merciful God,
Accept these prayers for the sake of your Son, our Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen.

Confession and Absolution                                                              page 191

The Exchange of the Peace                                                             page 192

We Celebrate the Presence of Jesus

Offertory Hymn: Word of God, Come Down on Earth                       #446

Prayer over the Gifts                                                                        

God of Life and freedom,

we celebrate the revelation of Jesus

as the Christ who makes all creation new.

Accept all we offer you this day

and make us new in him,

who is Lord for ever and ever.  Amen                                                    

Eucharistic Prayer  


Great Amen                                   

The Lord’s Prayer                                                                             page 211

The Breaking of the Bread                                                               page 213

Agnus Dei                                                                                                                    The Communion

Anthem: Like As the Hart by Herbert Howells

Like as the hart desireth the water-brooks, so longeth my soul after thee, O God. My soul is a thirst for God, yea, even for the living God: when shall I come to appear before the presence of God? My tears have been my food day and night, while all day long they say unto me, ‘Where is now thy God?’

Prayer after Communion        

Gracious God, lover of all,

by this sacrament

you make us one family in Christ your Son,

one in the sharing of his body and blood,

one in the communion of his Spirit.

Help us to grow in love for one another

and come to the full maturity of the Body of Christ.

We ask this in his name. Amen.

Doxology and Blessing                                                                           (Pg. 214)                                                                                                              

Announcements/Birthdays and Anniversaries

Recessional Hymn: Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah                    #565


Postlude: Toccata in d minor Op.59 No.5 by Max Reger

Sharing in the Ministry of our Parish Today

Greeter: Mary Wilson

Readers: Carrol Robb and Doreen Barnes

Intercessions: Sue Taylor

Hospitality: Jill Anderson, Sam and Graham

Lay Administration: Hildegard Nicol and Bob Taylor

Altar Guild: Mary Wilson, Beulah Rumbolt, Simon McInnes

and Lorna Feehan


LENTEN STUDY: Being Christian: Baptism, Bible, Eucharist, and Prayer. By Rowan Williams. In this simple, beautifully written book Rowan Williams explores four essential components of the Christian life: baptism, Bible, Eucharist, and prayer. Despite huge differences in Christian thinking and practice both today and in past centuries, he says, these four basic elements have remained constant and indispensable for the majority of those who call themselves Christians. Study begins Tuesday March 12th and will run for 5 weeks ending April 9th. We will meet each week in the Canterbury room and the start time is 7pm and finishes at 8pm.

EVENSONGS:  Our next Evensong will be on March 31st 2019 at 5:30pm, Hypatia’s Voice directed by Laura Hawley will lead the music. Caelis Academy Ensemble and Matthew Larkin will lead the following one on April 7th 2019 at 5:30pm.

MUSIC AT TRINITY: Our next concert will feature pianist Luke Welch.  He recently launched his third CD entitled The Return, which offers music of Beethoven and Schumann.  Mr. Welch is a faithful supporter of our concert series and has performed in it every year.  He returns on April 13th 2019 at 4:30pm.  Freewill offering.

FUNDRAISING CONCERT: The Glebelles directed by Maeve Weddle with The Glebe Collegiate Man Choir under the direction of Rachel Handley will present a sentimental Journey: an a capella celebration of pop songs old and new.  March 30th 2019 at 4:30pm.  Admission by donation. 

TEEN PROGRAM: The next session to be held on March 24th, 2019. Bring your friends and join us at 10:00 in the Canterbury room.

SUNDAY MORNING HOSPITALITY: Sunday morning coffee is an important Ministry at Trinity. It is over that cup of coffee we meet our friends, we receive encouragement, news and support. Rather than rely on sign up on a weekly basis we are going to move to assignment by a roster. As the choir has graciously agreed to put the coffee and tea on before service, the list will concentrate on serving, clean up and treats. Please contact Judy Richardson to have your name added to the roster.

This Week at Trinity

Wednesday, March 27th, 2019

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, March 28th, 2019                                                                                                               

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

Friday, March 29th, 2019

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

Sunday, March 31st, 2019- Fourth Sunday in Lent

Readings:  Joshua 5:9–12; Psalm 32; 2 Corinthians 5:16–21; Luke 15:1–3,1,1b–32

GIVING OUR THANKS AND PRAISE: Register now for the Giving Our Thanks & Praise Workshop ( March 30, 2019, 9am-3pm, St. James, Carleton Place (225 Edmund St.).