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Third Sunday of Easter


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.

Third Sunday of Easter

May 5, 2019

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


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

Gloria                                                                                                  Hymn #686                                                                                                             

Kyrie eleison (sung together)

Christe eleison (sung by choir)

Kyrie eleison (sung together)

Collect of the Day

O God,

your Son made himself known to his disciples

in the breaking of bread.

Open the eyes of our faith,

that we may see him in his redeeming work,

who is alive and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,

One God, now and for ever.  Amen.

We Listen To God’s Word

The First Reading: Acts 9:1–6, (7–20)                                   O.T. page 127                            

Psalm: Psalm 30                                                                            page 739           

The Second Reading: Revelation 5:11–14                             N.T. page 248

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 John 21:1-19                           (N.T. page 115)

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

Celebrant:        The Gospel of Christ.

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


Apostles Creed                                                                                 (pg. 189)

We Respond to God’s Word

Prayers of the People (Adapted from Susan Sayers)
Those who know Jesus and recognise that he is the anointed Saviour are commissioned to go out as his witnesses and proclaim the good news.

Leader: Let us gather with our prayers before the God who knows each of us by name. Let us pray for St. Mark the Evangelist, Ottawa, The Venerable Robert Davis (Interim Priest-in-Charge). Parish of Pakenham St. Mark’s, Pakenham. St. John’s, Antrim St. George’s, Waba. The Reverend Peggy Kuzmicz. For the Chaplain of the Ottawa Fire Department, The Reverend Canon John Bridges. 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 thank you that your Church is made up of real people, that it is a school for sinners, and that you can work with us and through us straight away. (Silence)

Leader: Here I am Lord:

People: send me!

Leader: God, we pray for the newly baptized and those who have recently returned to you; help us, as your Church, to support them well and delight in them as members together of the body of Christ. (Silence)

Leader: Here I am Lord:

People: send me!

Leader: God, we pray for your strength and protection against all hypocrisy and double standards in our society. We pray ffor a spirit of genuine service among all who lead and in all areas where we have authority. (Silence)

Leader: Here I am Lord:

People: send me!

Leader: God, we pray that you will make our homes and our relationships places where people know, by the way we look and them and treat them that they are valued, cherished and respected for who they are. (Silence)

Leader: Here I am Lord:

People: send me!

Leader: God, as we call to mind all who have learned to regard themselves with contempt, draw near to them and whisper their true name so that they discern the truth of your love and respect for them. And use our lives to affirm one another. At this time, we pray for (insert names) and for those who we name silently or aloud.  (Silence).

Leader: Here I am Lord:

People: send me.

Leader: We pray for the dying and those who have recently died, commending them to the joy and safe-keeping of your love. We give thanks for all those who know and love us and help us grow in faith. At this time, we pray for (insert names) and for those who we name silently or aloud.  (Silence).

Leader: Here I am Lord:

People: send me.

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: He Comes to Us As One Unknown                         #456

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

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: King of Glory, King of Peace                             #345



Sharing in the Ministry of our Parish Today

Readers: Chris Garnet & Max Karikera

Intercessions: Doreen Barnes

Hospitality: Brenda Cheeseman and Doreen Barnes

Lay Administration: Doreen Barnes & Heather Maclachlan

Altar Guild: Mary Wilson, Beulah Rumbolt, Simon McInnes

and Lorna Feehan


MUSIC AT TRINITY: Our next concert will be on June 15th 2019 at 4:30pm featuring, amongst other groups the Trinity Anglican Church Choir.  More details to come. Freewill offering. 

SPECIAL FINANCIAL VESTRY: There will be a Financial Vestry on Sunday May 5th where Trinity’s Audited 2018 Financial Statements will be presented as well as 2019 Budget. The discussion will be limited only to the Financial Statements and Budget and we will seek a Motion for Approval. The meeting should last 30 minutes, 11:30 – noon. Financial Statements will be available two weeks prior on Sunday April 22nd. 

INVITATION TO MOTHERS DAY: We are looking forward to celebrating Mother’s Day on May 12th at 10:00 a.m. here at Trinity, and we would like to be sure to invite you and your family to join us!

DOORS OPEN:  We will welcome the public on Saturday, June 1, and Sunday, June 2, as a new participant in this annual city-wide event.  Volunteers are needed to guide our visitors and share Trinity’s story.  A signup sheet is available downstairs.  For further information, please contact Lindsay Whillans at 613-730-8728.

TEEN PROGRAM: The next session to be held on May 19th. Bring your friends and join us at 10:00 in the Canterbury room.

BALES FOR THE NORTH: It’s that time of the year again!  The ACW at Trinity are gathering NEW items for this project.  Items requested are household—flannelette sheets, towels, etc. Warm clothing—jeans (all sizes), baby clothes and diapers, children’s clothing. Please note that dried rice or pasta may also be sent north this year.  These articles may be brought to Trinity on Sundays or when the office is open.  The packing date is May 29th at St. Columba’s. Donations need to come in the week prior in order to be packed. For more information please contact Mary Wilson at (613) 521-7788.

SENIORS LUNCHEON PLANNING MEETING: There will be a meeting for all Senior’s Luncheon volunteers after the service on Sunday May 19th. We will be discussing our upcoming May menu. We will meet in a Sunday school room in Bender Hall. So, grab your coffee and we hope to see you there.

This Week at Trinity

Wednesday, May 8th, 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, May 9th, 2019                                                                                                           

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

Friday, May 10th, 2019

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

Sunday, May 12th, 2019- Fourth Sunday of Easter

Readings: Acts 9: 36–43; Psalm 23; Revelation 7: 9–17; John 10: 22–30