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Trinity Sunday, June 3, 2012

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Trinity Sunday, June 3, 2012


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Trinity Anglican Church

1230 Bank Street

Ottawa, Ontario   K1S 3Y3


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Priest: The Reverend Andrea Thomas

Director of Music: Victoria Scott

Organ Scholar: Kilby Baron


Worshiping God as disciples of Jesus;

showing love to our neighbours near and far.

Trinity Sunday

June 3rd, 2012

8:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist

10:00 a.m. Church Picnic


ME & YOUcharist

Opening Hymn: This is the Day 

This is the day, this is the day,

That the Lord hath made, that the Lord hath made.

I will rejoice, I will rejoice,

And be glad in it, and be glad in it.

This is the day that the Lord hath made.

I will rejoice and be glad in it!

This is the day, this is the day,

That the Lord hath made. (Repeat)


One: We come to this place from all kinds of places

All: We bring our hearts and our minds and our faces

One: We’ve come from near and we’ve come from far

All: We’ve come just the way we are

One: And while the words might be amusing

We know they wouldn’t be of everyone’s choosing.

Some folks who will remain anonymous,

Like their worship to be deuteronimous.

And that’s OK if it floats your boat,

The readings, the hymns, the reciting by rote.

But today I think that’s not what it takes.

Today our boats float on quite different-ish lakes.

The style will be different and before we begin it,

We have to make sure that we put our hearts in it.

So bring on the whimsy, the tunes and the rhymes.

Let our worship reflect our tides and our times.

And we gather this gathering in a gatherly way,

All: To sing and to laugh and to dance and to pray.



First Reading: Romans 8:12-17

Gospel: Matthew 28:16-20

One: Hear the words

All:  The words have been heard

One:        And the spirit

All:  We listen to hear it and we give thanks.

Prayers of the People:

One: We pray for the world and all of creation

        Save it from damage and devastation

        Give us the strength to clean up the place,

        And use our resources with wisdom and grace.

        In this place and on this day,

All:  Hear our voices we pray.

One; We pray for the church, more than windows and steeples,

        We pray for its work and we pray for its peoples. 

        We pray for the outreach, the needs that it’s meeting.

        We pray for the folks doing clothing and feeding,

        And bringing compassion and comfort with care.

        To places where folks feel like no one is there.

        In this place and on this day,

All:  Hear our voices as we pray.

One: We pray for our leaders both lay and ordained.

        May their courage be strong and their spirits sustained.

Keep our bishops and priests in your care.

Bless their work and their rest and their study and prayer.

In this place and on this day.

All:  Hear our voices as we pray.

One:        We pray for those folks whose ends don’t seem to meet,

        And people who don’t have enough food to eat.

        We pray for the homeless who sleep in the cold.

        We pray for the young and we pray for the old.

        We pray for the people whose health may be failing.

Especially for those of our friends who are ailing.

 (use this time to name those in need of our prayers)

In the place and on this day.

All:   Hear our voices as we pray.

One:        We pray for our loved ones who now rest in peace,

        May our memory and love of them only increase.

(use this time to name those in need of our prayers)

In the place and on this day.

All:   Hear our voices as we pray.

One:        We pray for workers in factories and shops,

        In tall office buildings, for doctors and cops,

        And teachers and students and workers at home,

And we pray for travellers wherever they roam.

And among all our prayers we list last but not least,

In this world you’ve created, we pray for peace.

One:        With our family and friends,

        From our beginnings and our ends,

All:  We stand together and we send,

        From earth to heaven our amen.

The Peace

One:        An ancient custom we observe,

        To note the one we seek and serve.

        So we lay our conflicts down.

        Fellowship is what enables

        Us to gather at this table.

        Everybody, gather ‘round.

        Jesus showed how much he cares.

        He said, “My peace is what I share.”

        And we think we should share it too.

        So we answer when we’re called.

        The peace of Christ be with you all.

All:  And also, we should say, with you.

(please share a sign of peace with each other)

Offertory Hymn: God Is So Good 

1. God is so good, 

God is so good,

God is so good,

He’s so good to me.

2. He died for me, 

He died for me,

He died for me,

He’s so good to me.

3. He answers prayer, 

He answers prayer,

He answers prayer,

He’s so good to me.

4. He’s coming soon! 

He’s coming soon!

He’s coming soon!

He’s so good to me!

Prayer Over the Gifts

Dear God,

Everything that’s done through you

Becomes refreshed and made anew.

Take the gifts that we have brought

These simple things, or so we thought,

And do the things that you do to ‘em.

May your love be made known through ‘em.

And remember, just the same,

We bring ourselves in Jesus’ name



One:        God is with you

All:  And with you as well

One:        We’ve a story to pray

All:  And a prayer to tell

One:        So lift your hearts high

All: Right to the sky.  We come to the table,

One:        And I’ll tell you why…

        It’s all about thanks, for this and that

        For the sun and the rain and the Cat in the Hat

        For everything that comes from God

        The high and the low, the even, the odd

        Our thanks are to God, the God who made us,

        And loved us and laughed us and danced us and played us

        So God, we say thanks, right from our hearts

     ‘Cuz everyone knows that that’s where it starts

        Thanks for your guidance through deserts and seas

        And protection from plagues like the frogs and the fleas

        And thanks for the apostles and prophets of old

        For the lessons they taught and the stories they told

        We know it wasn’t all cookies and cake

        What you would offer, we wouldn’t take

        We figured “we’re clever. We’ll find something new”

        And we wound up worshipping….something.  Not you,

        And when we were guilty of too much celebrating

        We came to our senses and found you were waiting

–       and waiting for us to return

‘Cuz sooner or later you knew we would learn

That your voice had an “I heard it before” kind of ring

And your welcome was always an “open arms” kind of thing

We remember your blessings all through the ages

They colour our window, we wrote ‘em on pages

And because we’re so grateful we just can’t resist

Singing your praises with something like this:

Holy and holy, and holier still

O, God you’re all that and more

Your glory is known through heaven and earth

So we sing like never before:

Hosanna, hosanna, hosanna to the max!

The one who comes in the name of the Lord

is blessed, and those are the facts.

So we sing it again like we sang it before,

Hosanna to the max!

As time went by we made it awful hard

For you to reach us

And so you sent the Christ to come

and be with us and teach us

He talked of peace, He shared his healing

He heard our words, He felt our feeling

And lifted us right through the ceiling

The blind were sighted,

Daylight came to the dark-of-nighted

And the frightened soon became unfrightened

The lame were walking, the mute were talking,

The locked up prisoners got their unlocking

All this was so you’d have our attention

So we could approach without apprehension

And on the night before he died,

Jesus did something he hadn’t tried

In a room up where the stairway ends

He shared a meal with some of his friends

He looked at them, He took the bread

He gave them the blessing and then he said,

“This bread we share is my body, you see

Take it and eat it in memory of me”

Then after supper, before they cleaned up

The wine was poured and He took the cup

And offered thanks and said, “Here, drink.

There’s more in here than what you think.”

“This is my blood I give for you

And those who think their life is through

Because they’ve sinned.  They should be living

And remember that our God’s forgiving.”

“I know it’s a lot.  Don’t try to think through it.

What’s really important is just that you do it.”

So bless this meal with your Holy Spirit

And those who taste it, and see it, and hear it

And make us one with him you sent

To show us you’re so excellent

So glory to God, for now and for then

Forever and always and together…


Jesus’ Prayer

All:  We hold you dear as children should

        Your name is holy, true and good.

Your kingdom come, your will be done,

        In heaven like on earth as one.

        Give us today our daily bread,

        Forgive the things we’ve done and said,

        As we forgive things done to us,

        And save us from the temptuous.

        Keep evil times from us and ours,

        For the kingdom and the powers,

        And for the glory, just for you.

        For all time ‘til time is through.


Breaking the bread

One:        One bread, two bread, me bread, you bread.

All:  Take the old and make it new bread

Prayer After Communion

Dear God,

May we who’ve taken holy things

Know the joy that blessing brings.

And as we move from where we are

To share those blessings near and far,

Give us strength along the way.

This, in Jesus’ name we pray.


One:        Hold the knowing and the feeling

        In your hearts and in your brains

        Of the God who makes, the Christ who leads,

The Spirit that sustains,

And be blessed

When you’re at your worst and at your best,

All:  Know that you are blessed.

One:If the day’s been hard and you are stressed

All:  Know that you are blessed.

One:        When it feels like life is one long test,

  All:  Know that you are blessed.

One:        When you don’t know how you should be dressed

In jeans and t-shirt or a suit and a vest

        Even when they haven’t been pressed

All:  Know that you are blessed.

One:        When you’re on top of the world or when you’re depressed

All:  Know that you are blessed.

One:        When you wonder about who you have impressed

All:  Know that you are blessed.

One:        When the world is making just one more request

All:  Know that you are blessed.

One: When the things you have cleaned have gotten re-messed

All:  Know that you are blessed.

One:        When you’re the host and when you’re the guest

All:  Know that you are blessed.

One:        From Iqaluit to Budapest

All:  Know that you are blessed.

One:        And when your sister, your brother, your father or mother, your aunt, your uncle, your cousin, your grandparent, the bus driver, the guy behind the counter, your teacher, your boss, your boss’ boss, the lady at the store, your best friend, your worst enemy, those people at church, the guy in front of you, the guy behind you, the guy in the other lane, your neighbour, your neighbour’s dog, the doctor, the nurse, the secretary, the telemarketer, the guy at the door, the girl in the window, the kid in the cafeteria with mustard on his shirt, and that guy with the thing on his head…

               …are getting on your LAST nerve

        Remember they’re blessed too,

        And so are you.


 Recessional Hymn: Do Lord 

Refrain: Do Lord, O do Lord, O do remember me,

Do Lord, O do Lord, O do remember me,

Do Lord, O do Lord, O do remember me,

Way beyond the blue.

I’ve got a home in Glory Land, that outshines the Sun 

Outshines the Sun; Yes, outshines the Sun.

I’ve got a home in Glory Land, that outshines the Sun

Way beyond the blue. Refrain

I took my Jesus as my Savior, you take Him too,

I took my Jesus as my Savior, you take Him too,

I took my Jesus as my Savior, you take Him too,

While He’s calling you! Refrain


One:        Go out and be new.  Go out and be you.

All:  Go out and do all of the things that you do

        Thanks be to God

Used with permission of Bishop John Chapman

This Week at Trinity

Monday, June 4th                   

Morning                         Pastoral care at the General Hospital

Tuesday, June 5th  & Wednesday, June 6th   

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

Thursday, June 7th        


Sunday, June 10th         Second Sunday after Pentecost

9:30 a.m.                       Holy Eucharist

Readings:                      1 Samuel 8:4-11, (12-15), 16-20, (11:14-15); Psalm 138; 2 Corinthians 4:13-5:1; Mark 3:20-35