Trinity Sunday

Prelude:

THE GATHERING OF THE COMMUNITY

Territorial Land Acknowledgement
As we begin this service, we acknowledge that we gather on the unceded territory of the Algonquin people, the traditional territory of the Wendat and Haudenosaunee Confederacy. May we honour the Indigenous stewards of this land, and grow in right relationship with all Indigenous peoples.
We recognize that Creator God moves us forward together in healing, respect, and unity for future generations.

Processional Hymn: 1 – Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God Almighty

Celebrant:  The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, be with you all.
People:     And also with you.

Celebrant:  Almighty God,
All:       to you all hearts are open, all desires known, and from you no secrets are hidden.
Cleanse the thoughts of our hearts by the inspiration of your Holy Spirit, that we may perfectly love you, and worthily magnify your holy name, through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Glory to God

Celebrant: Glory to God in the highest,
All:       and peace to his people on earth. Lord God, heavenly king, almighty God and Father,
we worship you, we give you thanks, we praise you for your glory. 

Lord Jesus Christ, only Son of the Father, Lord God, Lamb of God, you take away the sin of the world: have mercy on us; you are seated at the right hand of the Father: receive our prayer. 

For you alone are the Holy One, you alone are the Lord, you alone are the Most High, Jesus Christ, with the Holy Spirit, in the glory of God the Father. Amen.

Collect
God of heaven and earth, Author of creation, eternal Word of salvation and life-giving Spirit of wisdom: guide us into all truth, so that we may proclaim Christ revealed and rejoice in his glory. Praise to you, blessed, holy and undivided Trinity, now and for ever. Amen.

THE PROCLAMATION OF THE WORD

First Reading – Proverbs 8.1-4, 22-31

Does not wisdom call, and does not understanding raise her voice? On the heights, beside the way, at the crossroads she takes her stand; beside the gates in front of the town, at the entrance of the portals she cries out: To you, O people, I call, and my cry is to all that live. The Lord created me at the beginning of his work, the first of his acts of long ago. Ages ago I was set up, at the first, before the beginning of the earth. When there were no depths I was  brought forth, when there were no springs abounding with water. Before the mountains had been shaped, before the hills, I was brought forth — when he had not yet made earth and fields, or the world’s first bits of soil. When he established the heavens, I was there, when he drew a circle on the face of the deep, when he made firm the skies above, when he established the fountains of the deep, when he assigned to the sea its limit, so that the waters might not transgress his command, when he marked out the foundations of the earth, then I was beside him, like a master worker; and I was daily his delight, rejoicing before him always, rejoicing in his inhabited world and delighting in the human race.

Psalm 8

O Lord our governor,  *
     how exalted is your name in all the world!

Out of the mouths of infants and children  *
your majesty is praised above the heavens.

You have set up a stronghold against your adversaries,  *
to quell the enemy and the avenger.

When I consider your heavens, the work of  your fingers,  *
the moon and the stars you have set in their courses,

What is man that you should be mindful of him?  *
the son of man that you should seek him out?

You have made him but little lower than the angels;  *
you adorn him with glory and honour;

You give him mastery over the works of your hands;  *
you put all things under his feet;

All sheep and oxen,  *
even the wild beasts of the field,

The birds of the air, the fish of the sea,  *
and whatsoever walks in the paths of the sea.

O Lord our governor,  *
how exalted is your name in all the world!

Blessed are you, creator of heaven and earth; amid the immensity of the universe, you are mindful of us and seek us out.  Blessed are you for the gift of your Son, who humbled himself to share our life that we might be raised with him to glory and splendour.  Blessed be your holy name, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, now and for ever. Amen.

Second Reading – Romans 5.1-5

Since we are justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have obtained access to this grace in which we stand; and we boast in our hope of sharing the glory of God. And not only that, but we also boast in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not disappoint us, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit that has been given to us.

Gradual Hymn: 311 – Awake, Arise: O Sing a New Song

The Holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to . . .
      Glory to you, Lord Jesus Christ.  

The Gospel – John 16.12-15

Jesus said, “I still have many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now. When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth; for he will not speak on his own, but will speak whatever he hears, and he will declare to you the things that are to come. He will glorify me, because he will take what is mine and declare it to you. All that the Father has is mine. For this reason I said that he will take what is mine and declare it to you.”

      The Gospel of Christ.
      Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ 

Sermon – The Reverend Bill Byers

The Apostles’ Creed

Celebrant:  Let us confess the faith of our baptism, as we say,
I believe in God, the Father almighty,
creator of heaven and earth. 

I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord.
He was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary.
He suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried.
He descended to the dead.
On the third day he rose again.
He ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
He will come again to judge the living and the dead. 

I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic Church,
the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting.  Amen.

Prayers of the People

On this Trinity Sunday, let us lift our petitions to the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, saying: Lord, hear our prayer.

For the ministers of the church, that they build a community of love which flows from the community of God, we pray to the Lord, Lord, hear our prayer.

For every member of the human family, that we be guided to all truth by the Spirit of truth, we pray to the Lord. Lord, hear our prayer.

For the stewards of the earth, that they accept creation as a wondrous gift and work to preserve its beauty, we pray to the Lord. Lord, hear our prayer.

For the sick, especially:

Judy, Randy, Dorothy, Spruce, Andrea,
Lynn, Pat, Kathleen, Garth, Dave, DebbieDoug, Paul,
Ron, Nigel, Charlotte and her family, Husam,

…and those known only to you, that their affliction lead to endurance, their endurance to virtue, and their virtue to hope, we pray to the Lord. Lord, hear our prayer.

For us who celebrate community here, that our labors spread joy and our witness bring peace, we pray to the Lord. Lord, hear our prayer. 

For the work of our siblings in Christ:
We pray for Shane, our Bishop; Anne, our Metropolitan; Linda, our Primate; as well as
Our Community Ministries: · Anglican Day Programs: Centre 454; St Luke’s Table; The Well/La Source · Centre 105 (Cornwall) · Cornerstone Housing for Women · Ottawa Pastoral Counselling Centre · Refugee Ministry;
The Parish of Mattawa and the Reverend Karen Galt and the Reverend David Shields;
and The Anglican Church of South America and their clergy.
We pray to the Lord. Lord, hear our prayer.

O God, our Father from whom good things flow, we thatnk you and praise you, singing Holy. Answer our prayer and bring us hope through Christ your Son, who celebrates life with you in the unity of the Spirit, now and forever. Amen.

Confession & Absolution

Most merciful God,
we confess that we have sinned against you in thought, word, and deed, by what we have done and by what we have left undone.
We have not loved you with our whole heart; we have not loved our neighbours as ourselves. We are truly sorry and we humbly repent.
For the sake of your Son Jesus Christ, have mercy on us and forgive us, that we may delight in your will, and walk in your ways, to the glory of your name. Amen. 

Almighty God have mercy upon us, pardon and deliver us from all our sins, confirm and strengthen us in all goodness, and keep us in eternal life; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.                

The Peace
Celebrant: The peace of the Lord be always with you.
                  And also with you. 

THE CELEBRATION OF THE EUCHARIST

The Preparation of the Gifts

Offertory: 391 – Sing Ye Praises to the Father

Prayer over the Gifts

The Great Thanksgiving – Eucharistic Prayer #3

The Lord’s Prayer
Celebrant:  And now, as our Saviour Christ has taught us, we are bold to say,
All:            Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name,
                  thy kingdom come, thy will be done,
                 on earth as it is in heaven.
                 Give us this day our daily bread. |
                 And forgive us our trespasses,
                 as we forgive those who trespass against us.
                 And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.
                For thine is the kingdom, the power, and the glory,
for ever and ever.  Amen.

The Breaking of the Bread

Celebrant:  “I am the bread of life,” says the Lord.
“Whoever comes to me will never be hungry;
whoever believes in me will never thirst.”
All:             Taste and see that the Lord is good;
happy are they who trust in him!

Agnus Dei
Lamb of God, you take away the sin of the world: have mercy on us.
Lamb of God, you take away the sin of the world: grant us peace.

The Communion

This is the Lord’s Table, not just an Anglican table.

  • The bread/wafer is received in the open palm. Gluten-free wafers are available – just ask the priest.
  • We offer the wine by way of the Common Cup. Alternatively, you may receive the wine by crossing your arms on your chest, or gently touching the base of the cup. Please know that we are fully communicated by receiving only the bread.
  • If you do not wish to receive the bread and wine, but would like a blessing, please indicate this preference by crossing your arms across your chest.

Communion Hymn: 365 – Glory to God on High

Prayer after Communion

Almighty and eternal God, may we who have received this eucharist worship you in all we do, and proclaim the glory of your majesty. We ask this in the name of Jesus Christ the Lord. Amen.  

Doxology
Glory to God, whose power, working in us, can do infinitely more than we can ask or imagine.  Glory to God from generation to generation, in the Church and in Christ Jesus, for ever and ever.  Amen. 

The Blessing

Recessional Hymn: 425 – Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee

Dismissal

Postlude:

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