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Twenty Third Sunday After Pentecost


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.

Twenty Third Sunday After Pentecost

November 17th, 2019

10:00am Holy Eucharist

Prelude: Christe aller Welt Trost BWV 670 by J.S.Bach

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: O Praise Ye the Lord                                                #330

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

Almighty God,

you sent your Son Jesus Christ

to be the light of the world.

Free us from all that darkens and ensnares us,

and bring us to eternal light and joy;

through the power of him

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: Isaiah 65:17-25                                        O.T. page 696                                

Psalm: Canticle 3, BAS (Isaiah 12:2-6)                                            page 76

The Second Reading:  2 Thessalonians 3:6-13                     N.T. page 207                                             

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 21: 5-19                           (N.T. page 85 )

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)
The Day of the Lord will hold terror for the wicked and unprepared, but rejoicing for those living in God’s light.

Leader: Gathered as God’s people, let us pray for St. Martin’s, Ottawa,

The Reverend Dr. Mary-Catherine Garden. 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: Holy God, if we are presuming on your mercy, alert us and shatter our complacency; if we are doubting your mercy, affirm in us the reality of your forgiveness. May we, as the Church, encourage and warn, but never condemn; acknowledge sin, but never judge. (Silence)

Leader: Christ will come again:

People: make us ready to meet him.

Leader: Holy God, raise up prophets to speak your truth, and draw attention to whatever needs changing in our world, our expectations and assumptions, our management of resources and finances, our systems of governments and our attitudes. May all peoples come to recognise your truth. (Silence)

Leader: Christ will come again:

People: make us ready to meet him.

Leader: Holy God, fill our homes and places of work with so much love that tensions and barriers melt away, conflicts are resolved and troubles lightened by being lovingly shared. Open our hearts to hope again where we had given up. (Silence)

Leader: Christ will come again:

People: make us ready to meet him.

Leader: Holy God, may all in misery and despair turn to find you close beside them in their heartache, not condemning but loving them in their pain. May all who are locked in terror or guilt be set free, and may those whom long-term illness wearies be strengthened to persevere, freed from resentment. At this time, we pray for (insert names) and for those who we name silently or aloud.  (Silence)

Leader: Christ will come again:

People: make us ready to meet him.

Leader: Holy God, Lord of the living and the dead, we commend to your mercy all who have died, and thank you for that eternal healing which frees us from all pain and suffering. At this time, we pray for (insert names) and for those who we name silently or aloud. (Silence).

Leader: Christ will come again:

People: make us ready to meet him.

Leader: Holy God, we thank you for the gifts and talents you have given us. Give us the courage to use them for the good of the world.

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: Sing Praise to God Who Reigns Above                  #310

Prayer over the Gifts

Holy God,

in this Eucharist we renew our baptismal covenant.

Help us, through our offering this day,

to renounce all things that draw us from your love.

This we ask in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen                                                                                                      

Eucharistic Prayer  


Great Amen                                   

The Lord’s Prayer                                                                             page 211

The Breaking of the Bread                                                               page 213

Agnus Dei from Communion Service in E by Harold Darke                    

The Communion

Anthem: Geistliches Lied by Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)

Laß dich nur nichts nicht dauren mit Trauren, sei stille, wie Gott es fügt, so sei vergnügt mein Wille! Was willst du heute sorgen auf morgen? Der Eine steht allem für, der gibt auch dir das Deine. Sei nur in allem Handel ohn Wandel, steh feste, was Gott beschleußt, das ist und heißt das Beste. Amen.

Do not be sorrowful or regretful; be calm, as God has ordained, and thus my will shall be content.  What do you want to worry about from day to day? There is One who stands above all who gives you, too, what is yours. Only be steadfast in all you do, stand firm; what God has decided, that is and must be the best. Amen.

Prayer after Communion

Gracious God,

in this sacrament

we have shared the body and blood of Christ.

May we who have been nourished by holy things

bear witness to his light,

and share in his eternal priesthood;

for he is Lord for ever and ever. Amen

Doxology and Blessing                                                                           (Pg. 214)                                                                                                              

Announcements/Birthdays and Anniversaries

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


Postlude: Prelude and Fugue in A major BWV 536 by J.S. Bach

Sharing in the Ministry of our Parish Today

Greeter: Mary Wilson

Readers: Simon McInnes, Yvonne Silverman

Intercessions: Judy Chamberland

Hospitality:  Jill Anderson and Travis DeCook

Lay Administration: Heather MacLachlan and Robert Taylor

Altar Guild: Margo Kenney, Clementine Ukeye, Lindsay Whillans,

and Eszter Gero


MUSIC AT TRINITY: Come and join baritone Luc Lalonde and pianist Fabien Tousignant for Sing Me Christmas along with special guest composer Peter Willsher.  You will have the opportunity to hear some of your Christmas favorites on December 7th at 4:30pm.

EVENSONG: This afternoon at 5:30pm Caelis Academy Ensemble will lead the music for a Choral Evensong. 

OUT OF THE COLD: Trinity will be hosting a full-shift dinner for disadvantaged individuals, at Southminster United Church, on Saturday, November 23, from 2- 7:30 PM. The sign-up sheet is in Bender Hall. Length ofshifts can be adapted to accommodate your schedule.  We work together with meal preparation, set up, serving, hosting and cleanup. Donations of muffins are welcomed.  For more information, contact Judy Richardson at Volunteers of all ages are welcome to join us -we provide on the job training!

APPEAL FOR POSTAGE STAMPS: Judy Chamberland has a relative who recently received a new kidney after years on a waiting list.  He cannot return to work for a number of months, and is confined to his home except for medical appointments; working on his stamp collection helps pass the time.  He collects all stamps, and sends duplicates to his brother in Scotland and a friend in Stockholm.  All donations gratefully accepted.

ADVENT CAROL SERVICE: On December 1st at 4pm we will have an Advent Carol Service. This a beautiful service of lessons and carols to help us prepare for the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ.

CHURCH CALENDARS are available for sale. The Calendars are $5.00 each. Please contact Mary Wilson at 613-521-7788 if you are interested in purchasing a calendar.


Wednesday, November 20th, 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, November 21st, 2019                                                                                                        

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

Friday, November 22nd, 2019

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

Sunday, November 24th, 2019

Readings: Jeremiah 23:1–6; Psalm 46; Colossians1:11–20; Luke 23:33–43