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Third Sunday of Advent, December 16, 2012

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Third Sunday of Advent, December 16, 2012


 Trinity's logo of heart, hands and cross. 

Trinity Anglican Church

1230 Bank Street

Ottawa, Ontario   K1S 3Y3


Church Hall:  613-733-0326    

 Office e-mail:        


Rev. Andrea’s e-mail:


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.

Third Sunday of Advent

December 16th, 2012

8:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist

10:00 a.m. Christmas Pageant and Holy Eucharist




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: People, Look East! The Time Is Near          #91                       


(Children should remain at the back of the church during the candle lighting)

Advent Candle Lighting

Celebrant:  In this Advent season we wait in hope.  We remember our longing for God to be with us and to give us peace.

People:      Today we light a third candle for joy (lights three candles).

Celebrant:   This candle reminds us that God wants us to rejoice, even when that feels hard to do.

People:      This candle is a symbol of the joy that comes when God is with us.

Celebrant:   Let us pray,

People:      O God, come, travel with us through Advent.  Give us courage to spread joy in the world.  Amen.

















O Come, O Come, Emmanuel – sung by everyone                       #89

O Little Town of Bethlehem – sung by everyone                    #120

Silent Night –          sung by everyone                                                       #119

Away in a Manger – sung by the Sunday School children          #126


We Three Kings – sung by everyone                                                  


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


Hark! The Herald Angels Sing – sung by everyone                          #138

Joy to the World – v.1 sung by the Sunday School children         #154

                                     v.2 congregation joins in                                         


For all hymns, only the first two verses will be sung






We Celebrate The Presence Of Jesus

Offertory Hymn: On Jordan’s Bank, the Baptist’s Cry         #103

Prayer Over The Gifts                                             page 271

Eucharistic  Prayer 2                                                   page 196

Sanctus                                                                        see insert      

Amen                                                                          see insert

The Lord’s Prayer                                                         page 211

The Breaking of the Bread, sentence #5                       page 212

Agnus Dei                                                                           #747

The Communion

Music During Communion: Deo! Marching in Bethlehem –


Communion Hymn:  Like A Child

1.  like a child love would send to reveal and to mend,

 like a child and a friend,

Jesus comes like a child we may find

claiming heart soul and mind,

 like a child strong and kind, Jesus comes


2. like a child we will meet, ragged clothes, dirty feet,

 like a child on the street,

 Jesus comes like a child we once knew

 coming back into view,

 like a child born anew, Jesus comes


3. like a child born to pray and to show us the way,

 like a child here to stay,

 Jesus comes like a child we receive

 all that love can conceive,

 like a child we believe Jesus comes                                  




Prayer After Communion                                                      page 271


Announcements/Birthdays and Anniversaries

Recessional Hymn: When the King Shall Come Again        #109


Organ Postlude





Sharing In The Ministry of Our Parish Today


Greeter:                  Yvonne Silverman

Lay Administrators: Brenda Small and Heather Maclachlan

Altar Guild:             Margo Kenney, Susan Cherry and

                                      Carmen Christian





Please join us for the PARISH POT LUCK LUNCH after the 10:00 a.m. service, downstairs in Bender Hall.

OUTREACH IS AT THE HEART OF FOLLOWING JESUS: for the four Sundays of Advent we will be gathering food items for the local Food Bank. There is a tree in the Sanctuary and one in Bender Hall. Our challenge is to fill the bottom of the trees with non perishable items! We can be the hands of Christ to our neighbours!

The Carleton Ecumenical Chaplaincy is again offering “THE PAUSE TABLE” during December exams.  Last year, we served up to 300 students daily, providing healthy snacks, comfort food, juice, coffee and pastoral support at a time when most students are running low on funds and energy.  You can support this in two ways: by donating goodies; or by volunteering to take a turn at the table between 10 am and 2 pm this TUESDAY, DECEMBER 18th.  For more information please speak to Yvonne Silverman (613-733-5901).

CHRISTMAS MEMORIAL FLOWER LIST:  Anyone wishing to give a donation or memorial gift towards the Christmas flowers in the church is asked to do so BEFORE this Tuesday, December 18th so that the names of those to be remembered will appear in the Christmas bulletins. Please look through the list at the back of the church of names of those to be remembered. Indicate whether you are adding new names, repeating/changing last year’s names as printed or deleting names from the list.  Envelopes are available at the back of the Church for your donation, and may be placed on the offering plate.

ADVENT EVENING PRAYER:  All are welcome to join in the worship of God through song and prayer at Saint Margaret Mary Church (at the corner of Fairbairn and Sunnyside) every Wednesday evening from 6:30 to 7:00 during Advent (December 5th, 12th and 19th).

Please sign up to host the COFFEE AND FELLOWSHIP HOUR after Sunday morning services.  The sign-up sheet for next year is on the notice board in Bender Hall.

Please continue to put spare change in the WORLD VISION BUCKET FOR SHEILA.  As a result of your generosity, we are able to send a Christmas gift of 4 hens, 2 roosters and various classroom supplies. There is a Christmas card to sign if you wish – it is on Sheila’s table at the back.


This Week at Trinity



Monday, December 17th

10:00 a.m.                     Pastoral Care at the General Hospital

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


Tuesday, December 18th 

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

10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.   “Pause Table” at Carleton University


Wednesday, December 19th           

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

10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.   ACW Quilting in Bender Hall

10:00 a.m.                     Rev. Andrea at Colonel By


Thursday, December 20th        

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

11:00 a.m.                      Rev. Andrea at Clementine Towers

7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.     Liturgical Dance Class in the Sanctuary


Sunday, December 23rd Fourth Sunday of Advent

8:00 a.m.                       Holy Eucharist

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

Readings:                      Micah 5:2-5a; Canticle 18 (Luke 1:47-55); Hebrews 10:5-10; Luke 1:39-45 (46-55)











Christmas Services

Monday, December 24th

4:30 p.m. – Children’s Service

10:00 p.m. – Candlelight Service


Tuesday, December 25th

10:00 a.m. – Holy Eucharist