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Twenty-Third Sunday After Pentecost November 12, 2017

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Twenty-Third Sunday After Pentecost November 12, 2017








1230 Bank St. Ottawa  ON  K1S 3Y3

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Incumbent: The Rev. Arran Thorpe

Honorary Assistant: The Rev. Canon Allan Budzin

Director of Music: Fabien Tousignant



Worshiping God as disciples of Jesus;

showing love to our neighbours near and far.


Twenty-Third Sunday After Pentecost

November 12, 2017

10:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist with One-Room Church School



Prelude: Wachet auf runft uns die Stimme BWV 645 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 always dwell on these lands with respect and peace.

Opening Hymn: Sleepers, Wake! A voice Astounds Us                       #110

Children’s Talk

The Gathering of the Community                                                                              page 185

Gloria                                                                                                       #686

Kyrie                                                                                                         #706

Collect of the Day

O God

You call us to choose

Between you and the false gods of this world.

In the midst of the darkness of sin and death

Wake us from our slumber

and call us forth to greet Christ,

so that with our eyes and hearts fixed on him,

he may lead us to eternal light.  Amen.

Revised Common Lectionary Prayers (2002) alt.


We Listen To God’s Word

The First Reading: Joshua 24: 1-3a, 14-25                            (O.T. pg. 215)

Psalm 78: 1-7 Sung by Choir                                                           page 806

The Second Reading: 1 Thessalonians 4: 13-18                     (N.T. pg. 204)

Gradual Hymn: Let Saints on Earth in Concert Sing                           #282

Celebrant:        The Lord be with you

People:           And also with you.

Celebrant:        The Holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ,

according to Matthew 25: 1-13                       (N.T. page 28)

People:           Glory to you, Lord Jesus Christ…

Celebrant:        The Gospel of Christ.

People:           Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ.



We Respond to God’s Word


The Apostles Creed                                                                          page 189

Prayers of the People (Adapted from Susan Sayers)
We need to keep ourselves awake and prepared so that the Day of the Lord does not come to us as darkness rather than light.

Leader: In the power of the Spirit, let us pray to the Lord.  We pray for St John the Apostle and Evangelist, Vankleek Hill, The Rev. Dr. Dana Johnston, Priest in Charge, For the members of the Licensed Lay Readers Association and their warden, The Rev. David Andrew, For all young people who have been affected by suicide, addiction and self-harm, John, our bishop, Arran, our priest, and Allan our honorary assistant. We pray for all clergy and people and their ministries in the Diocese of Ottawa.

People: Heavenly God, anoint your Church all over the world with the oil of your Spirit, so that we burn brightly, lighting the dark world with your love and truth. Keep our church communities from error and sin, and supply us all, through word and sacrament, with all our souls require. (Silence)

Leader: Waken us, Lord:

People: to understand your love.

Leader: Heavenly God, take the false values of our world and upend them; take the oppressed and free them; take the leaders and inspire them; take the past and redeem it, the present and fill it, the future and guide us in it. (Silence)

Leader: Waken us, Lord:

People: to understand your love.

Leader: Heavenly God, it is in our homes and daily tasks that you train us in loving obedience. We pray for those who have to live and work with us and are familiar with our habits, gifts and faults. May we make the most of the opportunities to love, to forgive, to stand back and to reach out. (Silence)

Leader: Waken us, Lord:

People: to understand your love.

Leader: Heavenly God, as we pray for all who are ill in body, mind or spirit surround them with your love and healing, your reassurance and peace. We pray for those who are too weak or exhausted to pray, but simply know they ache for your comfort. At this time, we pray for (insert names) and for those who we name silently or aloud.  (Silence)

Leader: Waken us, Lord:

People: to understand your love.

Leader: Heavenly God, as real and living for the dead as for those of us walking through time, we commend to your mercy and love those who have died in your faith and friendship; may we all share in the joy of Christ’s coming in glory. At this time, we pray for (insert names) and for those who we name silently or aloud. (Silence)

Leader: Waken us, Lord:

People: to understand your love.

Leader: Heavenly God, all the resources for holiness you lovingly provide, and we thank you for your ongoing and unlimited provision.

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: The Church of Christ in Every Age                            #584

Prayer over the Gifts

God of all creation,
all you have made is good,
and your love endures forever.
You bring forth bread from the earth
and fruit from the vine.
Nourish us with these gifts,
so that we might be for the world
signs of your gracious presence in Jesus Christ,
our Saviour and Lord. Amen.
Evangelical Lutheran Worship (2006) alt.

Sanctus                                                                                                   #735

Eucharistic Prayer

The Lord’s Prayer                                                                             page 211

The Breaking of the Bread                                                                page 287

Agnus Dei                                                                                                #747

The Communion


Anthem: Zion hört die Wächter Singen from Cantata 140

by Johann Sebastian Bach (Zion Hears the Watchmen’s Voices)


Zion hört die Wächter singen, das Herz tut ihr vor Freuden springen, sie wachet und steht eilend auf.  Irh Freund kommt vom Himmel prächtig, von Gnaden stark, von Wahreit mächtig ihr Licht wird hell, ihr Stern geht auf.  Nun komm, du werte Kron, Herr Jesu, Gottes Sohn!  Hosianna!  Wir folgen all zum Frendensaal und halten mit das Abendmahl.


Zion hears the watchmen’s voices, with gladness all her heart rejoices, she eager wakes to greet the day.  See, her Lord from heaven descending with grace and truth and power undending, her daystar dawns with brightest ray.  O come thou blessed One, Lord Jesu God’s own Son, Hosianna!  We follow there thy feast to share, and taste the joys beyond compare.


Prayer after Communion


We give you thanks, almighty God,
that you have refreshed us
through the healing power of this gift of life.
In your mercy, strengthen us through this gift,
in faith toward you and in fervent love toward one another;
for the sake of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Evangelical Lutheran Worship (2006)

Doxology and Blessing

Announcements/Birthdays and Anniversaries

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


Postlude: Fugue in b minor BWV 544 by J.S. Bach



Sharing in the Ministry of our Parish Today       

Greeter:                                   Audrey Graham

Readers:                                  Heather Maclachlan, Joanne McCracken

Intercessions:                         Yvonne Silverman

Lay Administration:                 Yvonne Silverman and Brenda Small

Hospitality:                              Brenda Cheeseman and Beulah Rumbolt

Altar Guild:                              Mary Wilson, Beulah Rumbolt, Simon McInnes, Lorna Feehan


MUSICAL INSIGHTS: Today’s prelude, opening hymn and anthem are all taken from Johann Sebastian Bach’s cantata 140 entitled Wachet auf runft uns die Stimme (Awake! Calls the voice to us). This cantata was composed for the 27th Sunday after Trinity and was first performed on November 25th 1731.  The cantata is based on the hymn in three stanzas “Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme” (1599) by Philipp Nicolai, which covers the prescribed reading for the Sunday Matthew 25:1-13.




ALPHA WEEKEND:  Do you have questions about faith? Do you think there must be more to life than this? If your response to any of these questions is yes, come see what Alpha is all about. Do you have a friend or relative with questions? Bring them along. There will be an Alpha weekend Friday November 17th, 2017 and Saturday November 18th in the Canterbury Room.  The Friday session will run from 6:30pm-8:30pm and the Saturday session will run from 9:00am-2:00pm. Please RSVP Heidi Grant


MUSIC AT TRINITY: Our next concert will be November 18th at 4:30pm.  Sounds of War is an afternoon of remembrance and music with the Caelis Academy Ensemble, Rob Clipperton, The Stan Clark Orchestra, Garth Hampson and Matthew Larkin.  Freewill offering with a suggested donation of 20$.


EVENSONG: On November 26th 2017 at 5:30pm for the Feast of the Reign of Christ, we will have Choral Evensong with Hypatia’s Voice Women’s Choir directed by Laura Hawley.

ADVENT CAROL SERVICE: On December 10th 2017 at 5:30pm the Caelis Academy Ensemble directed by Matthew Larkin will offer a selection of lessons and carols for the time of Advent.


CHURCH CALENDARS: Will be available for sale after Church on Sunday November 12, 2017.  The Calendars are $5.00 each.


ACW MINI BAZAAR: Sunday November 19th after the 10am service.

Do some shopping and support these hard working members of Trinity.


CHRISTMAS PAGENT: Sunday December 17th followed by a Potluck! More information to follow.


YOUTH INTERNSHIP PROGRAM: YIP is a diocesan wide program for youth in grades 11-1st year college or university. This paid internship connects you to a parish, the diocese or a community partner. Our new session begins January 2018!  Applications are now being accepted.


This Week at Trinity

Tuesday, November 14th                                             

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

6:30p.m. – 9 p.m.            Alpha Course

Wednesday, November 15th             

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

10:00 a.m. – 2 p.m.   ACW

Noon – 1pm                    Brown Bag Lunch & Bible Study

Thursday, November 16th                                                                            

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

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


Sunday, November 19th Twenty-fourth Sunday After Pentecost

Readings: Judges 4: 1-7 Psalm 123, 1Thessalonians 5:1-11, Matthew 25: 14-30