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Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost


1230 Bank St. Ottawa ON K1S 3Y3

613-733-7536   |   |    @OttawaTrinity

The Rev. Arran Thorpe

Director of Music: Fabien Tousignant

Service sung by The Ensemble

Worshipping God as disciples of Jesus;

showing love to our neighbours near and far.

Thirteen Sunday after Pentecost

September 8st, 2019

10:00am Holy Eucharist

Prelude: Tierce en Taille de la suite du 2e ton by Jean-Adam Guillain

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

The Gathering of the Community                                                    page 185

Gloria                                                                                                  Hymn #686                                                                                                             

Kyrie                                                                                                                #706 

Collect of the Day

Stir up, O Lord,
the wills of your faithful people,
that richly bearing the fruit of good works,
we may by you be richly rewarded;
through Jesus Christ our Lord,
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: Jeremiah 18:1-11                                     O.T. page 720                                  

Psalm: 139:1-5, 12-17                                                                    page 896                

The Second Reading: Philemon 1-21                                     N.T. page 215       

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 14: 25-30                         (N.T. page 78 )

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)
God can always use even seemingly hopeless situations for good.

Leader: God has proclaimed his love for us. We can trust him with all our cares and concerns. We pray for St. Aidan’s, Ottawa, The Reverend Canon Linda Hill. For the members of the Property and Finance Committee and its subcommittees. For our Canon Theologian, The Reverend Dr. Canon John Gibaut. We pray for Linda, 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: Lord, heal the Church of all its splits and divisions and bless its growth towards unity; heal it of all unhealthy introspection and bless its commitment to loving outreach. (Silence)

Leader: Have pity on us, Lord:

People: you alone can save us.

Leader: May our society be mindful of those who have particular difficulties; may our society be mindful of those who have particular difficulties, may the world’s leaders be wisely advised and honestly motivated. (Silence)

Leader: Have pity on us, Lord:

People: you alone can save us.

Leader: Walk about our homes with your gifts of peace, patience forgiveness and joy; help us through the disappointments and tragedies, and celebrate with us in all our festivities, for you are our most honoured guest. (Silence)

Leader: Have pity on us, Lord:

People: you alone can save us.

Leader: We pray for all suffering from leprosy and other infectious and life-threatening diseases; give courage to the long-term and chronically ill and give respite to those who are at their wit’s end. At this time, we pray for (insert names) and for those who we name silently or aloud. (Silence).

Leader: Have pity on us, Lord:

People: you alone can save us.

Leader: We remember those who have died, and we think of their loved ones, who miss them. May this earthly death be a birth into the eternal joy of heaven. At this time, we pray for (insert names) and for those who we name silently or aloud.  (Silence).

Leader: Have pity on us, Lord:

People: you alone can save us.

Leader: With great thankfulness we praise you for your constant faithfulness to us, your recognition of our deepest thoughts, and your desire for our healing and wholeness.

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: When All Thy Mercies, O My God                           #343

Prayer over the Gifts                                                                        

Great and holy God,
accept our offering of labour and love.
May we bring you true and spiritual worship
and be one with you.
We ask this in the name of Jesus Christ the Lord. Amen                                                      

Eucharistic Prayer  

Sanctus                                                                                                  #735

Great Amen                                   

The Lord’s Prayer                                                                             page 211

The Breaking of the Bread                                                               page 213

Agnus Dei                                                                                                                          

The Communion


Adoramus te, Christe by Orlando di Lasso

Adoramus te, Christe et benedicimus tibi. Quia per tuam sanctam crucem redemisti mundum. Domine, miserere nobis.

We adore you, O Christ, and we bless you. For by your holy cross you redeemed the world. Lord, have mercy on us.

Almighty and Everlasting God by Orlando Gibbons

Almighty and everlasting God, mercifully look upon our infirmities, and in all our dangers and necessities stretch forth thy right hand to help and defend us, through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Prayer after Communion        

Father,your word and sacrament give us food and life.

May we who have shared in holy things

bear fruit to your honour and glory,

in the name of Jesus Christ the Lord. Amen.

Doxology and Blessing                                                                           (Pg. 214)                                                                                                              

Announcements/Birthdays and Anniversaries

Recessional Hymn: Take Up Your Cross, the Saviour Said             #431


Postlude: Fugue in C major BuxWV174 by Dietrich Buxtehude

Sharing in the Ministry of our Parish Today

Greeter: TBA

Readers: Hildegard Nicol and Sue Taylor

Intercessions: Judy Richardson

Hospitality:  Judy Richardson and Jill Anderson

Lay Administration: Susan Taylor and Hildegard Nicol

Altar Guild: Mary Wilson, Beulah Rumbolt, Simon McInnes

and Lorna Feehan  


MUSIC AT TRINITY: Music at Trinity launches its fifth season on September 28th at 4:30pm with members of the Ottawa Chamber Players.  Nadia Petrella, soprano, Guy Edrington, French Horn, Gertrude Letourneau, flute and Catherine Donkin, piano. Freewill offering. 

AS PART OF OUR CELEBRATION OF SAINT FRANCIS OF ASSISI and the blessing of the animals, Saturday October 5, 2019, from 9am until 2pm, Trinity will have our first ever dog wash fundraiser! We will provide clients with a little help and the supplies they need to spiff up their dog for $10. If the weather doesn’t cooperate, there will be lots to see and do downstairs anyway! The events downstairs will include a sale of homemade Thanksgiving treats for people and also a canine table of safe homemade treats, handmade dog coats, sweaters, fancy leashes, bandanas and costumes. We will have used books about pets for sale, as well as presentations by canine organizations and….balloon dog making by our new volunteer, Paige.  Please collect books about dogs…you can stretch that a bit to books that interest adults and kids who love dogs…. and deposit them in the box at the back of the church where you will find a list of help and donations needed.

Please email Myrna at  to let her know how you are helping. We are thrilled to have a few offers of help from Carleton students. Please encourage your dog loving friends to show up for what should be a really fun event we expect to be very popular! We have just over a month to get crafting and baking.

So, why a dog wash? We love all pets at Trinity, but we thought a cat wash would be…well… a little catastrophic.

YOU ARE INVITED to the Community Ministries of Ottawa Annual Breakfast of Hope on September 26, from 7:30 to 9 a.m. at Christ Church Cathedral Hall. This fundraiser (and silent auction) supports the crucial work of Centre 454, Cornerstone Housing for Women, Ottawa Pastoral Counselling Centre, St Luke’s Table and The Well. This year’s guest speaker is the Mayor of Ottawa – Mr. Jim Watson. Tickets are $50 per person or $400 for a table of eight, and donations are welcome now or during the breakfast. Reserve your seat and make a donation online at, or send your cheque payable to Diocese of Ottawa (memo Breakfast of Hope). Income tax receipts will be provided for all donations. For more information call 613-232-7124: Heidi Fawcett (ext. 222) or Jane Scanlon (ext. 225). Thank you for your support!

SEPTEMBER’S PARISH COUNCIL MEETING WILL TAKE PLACE ON THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 12, rather than Tuesday September 10th. Andrew Halliday, Director of the School for Parish Development in New Westminster will lead us in a discussion and discernment about how we proceed from here. A light supper will be available at 5:00pm with the meeting starting at 5:30 – 8:30. All parishioners are welcome to join the discussion. Please let Ann Scott (in the office) or Heather Maclachlan (613-983-1747) know you are planning to attend.

SUNDAY MORNING COFFEE TIME VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: The fall schedule for hosting after service coffee/tea is posted. Please note a column has been added to the roster for new people to sign-up. Sign up early and you have the choice of Sundays to choose from! If you can’t help out perhaps you can provide a loaf or some cookies one Sunday. You will receive friendly on the job training and all ages are welcome! See Judy Richardson after service if have any questions. 

MARK YOU CALENDARS! Frosty’s Fair will be held on Saturday November 9th. We need bakers and cooks, Christmas decor and books, as well as silent auction donations and crafting creations! Remember to invite your friends and neighbours. If you know anyone who would like to help out, invite them too! Talk to Jen Small if you can help out: or 613-864-6575.

CELEBRATING 140 YEARS: On Saturday, October 19, 2019, we will mark Trinity’s presence for 140?years at Bank and Cameron with a narrative and musical performance, followed by a light reception. Volunteers are needed to pull the day together. A planning session is scheduled for 1:15 p.m. on Wednesday, September?11, in the Canterbury Room. If you aren’t able to attend the meeting but would like to help, please speak with Judy Richardson or Lindsay Whillans about how you wish to contribute to this special event or if you have questions. Team 140 needs you!

CONGRATULATIONS to Judy Chamberland on her receiving the Governor General’s Medal for Volunteering on Friday Sept. 6th. Well done and well deserved Judy thank you for being so faithful and caring.


Wednesday, September 11th, 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, September 12th, 2019                                                                                                      

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

Friday, September 13th, 2019

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

Sunday, September 15th, 2019 – Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Readings: Jeremiah 4:11–12, 22–28; Psalm 14; 1 Timothy 1:12–17; Luke 15:1–10.