St Barts Easter Sunday Service

Sunday Online Service

The Reverend Canon David Clunie

Timothy Piper
Organist and Director of Music

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Prelude:  Es ist ein Ros, entsprungen         Johannes Brahms

Opening:  The Grace of our Lord…  Amen.

Hymn:  Jesus Christ is Risen Today

Jesus Christ is risen today, alleluia! Our triumphant holy day, alleluia!
Who did once, upon the cross, alleluia! Suffer to redeem our loss. Alleluia!

Hymns of praise then let us sing, alleluia! Unto Christ our heavenly King, alleluia!
Who endured the cross and grave, alleluia! Sinners to redeem and save. Alleluia!

But the pains which he endured, alleluia! Our salvation have procured; alleluia!
Now above the sky he’s king, alleluia! Where the angels ever sing. Alleluia!

Collect of the Day:

Lord of life and power, through the mighty resurrection of your Son, you have overcome the old order of sin and death and have made all things new in him. May we, being dead to sin and alive to you in Jesus Christ, reign with him in glory, who with you and the Holy Spirit is alive, one God, now and for ever.  Amen.

Psalm 118, verse 1,2, 14 - 24

Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his mercy endures for ever. The Lord is my strength and my song, and he has become my salvation. There is a sound of exultation and victory in the tents of the righteous. “The right hand of the Lord has triumphed! The right hand of the Lord is exalted! The right hand of the Lord has triumphed!  Refrain

I shall not die, but live, and declare the works of the Lord. The Lord has punished me sorely, but he did not hand me over to death. Open for me the gates of righteousness; I will enter them; I will offer thanks to the Lord. “This is the gate of the Lord; he who is righteous may enter.” I will give thanks to you, for you answered me and have become my salvation.  Refrain

The same stone which the builders rejected has become the chief cornerstone. This is the Lord’s doing and is marvellous in our eyes. On this day the Lord has acted; We will rejoice and be glad in it.  Refrain

Reading:  Acts 10:34-43   The Reverend Canon Linda Hill

Then Peter began to speak to them: "I truly understand that God shows no partiality, but in every nation anyone who fears him and does what is right is acceptable to him. You know the message he sent to the people of Israel, preaching peace by Jesus Christ - he is Lord of all. That message spread throughout Judea, beginning in Galilee after the baptism that John announced: how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power; how he went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with him. We are witnesses to all that he did both in Judea and in Jerusalem. They put him to death by hanging him on a tree; but God raised him on the third day and allowed him to appear, not to all the people but to us who were chosen by God as witnesses, and who ate and drank with him after he rose from the dead. He commanded us to preach to the people and to testify that he is the one ordained by God as judge of the living and the dead. All the prophets testify about him that everyone who believes in him receives forgiveness of sins through his name.

The Word of the Lord.

Gradual Hymn:  Christ is Risen, Christ is Risen

Christ is risen, Christ is risen, tell it with a joyful voice;
Christ has burst his three days’ prison: let the whole wide earth rejoice!
Death is conquered, we are free, Christ has won the victory.

Come, ye sad and fearful-hearted, with glad smile and radiant brow;
Lent’s long shadows have departed, all his woes are over now,
And the Passion that he bore; sin and pain can vex no more.

Christ is risen, Christ is risen, he hath opened heaven’s gate:
We are free from sin’s dark prison, risen to a holier state;
And a brighter Easter beam on our longing eyes shall stream.

Gospel:  Matthew 28:1-10

After the sabbath, as the first day of the week was dawning, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to see the tomb. And suddenly there was a great earthquake; for an angel of the Lord, descending from heaven, came and rolled back the stone and sat on it. His appearance was like lightning, and his clothing white as snow. For fear of him the guards shook and became like dead men. But the angel said to the women, ‘Do not be afraid; I know that you are looking for Jesus who was crucified. He is not here; for he has been raised, as he said. Come, see the place where he lay. Then go quickly and tell his disciples, “He has been raised from the dead and indeed he is going ahead of you to Galilee; there you will see him.” This is my message for you.’ So they left the tomb quickly with fear and great joy, and ran to tell his disciples. Suddenly Jesus met them and said, ‘Greetings!’ And they came to him, took hold of his feet, and worshipped him. Then Jesus said to them, ‘Do not be afraid; go and tell my brothers to go to Galilee; there they will see me.’ 

Sermon   The Reverend Canon David Clunie

Motet after Sermon:  This Joyful Eastertide          arranged by Charles Wood
St Bartholomew’s Parish Choir from ‘Season’s at St Bart’s CD

This joyful Eastertide, away with sin and sorrow!
My Love, the Crucified, hath sprung to life this morrow.
Had Christ, that once was slain, ne’er burst his three-day prison,
our faith had been in vain; but now hath Christ arisen, arisen, arisen, arisen!

My flesh in hope shall rest and for a season slumber;
till trump from east to west shall wake the dead in number.
Had Christ, that once was slain, ne’er burst his three-day prison,
our faith had been in vain; but now hath Christ arisen, arisen, arisen, arisen!

Death’s flood hath lost its chill since Jesus crossed the river;
lover of souls, from ill my passing soul deliver.
Had Christ, that once was slain, ne’er burst his three-day prison,
our faith had been in vain; but now hath Christ arisen, arisen, arisen, arisen!

Prayers of the People   The Reverend Canon Linda Hill

In joy and hope let us pray to the source of all life, saying, “Hear us, Lord of glory!”

That our risen Saviour may fill us with the joy of his holy and life-giving resurrection, let us pray to the Lord.  
Hear us, Lord of glory!

That isolated and persecuted churches may find fresh strength in the Easter gospel, let us pray to the Lord.  
Hear us, Lord of glory!

That he may grant us humility to be subject to one another in Christian love, let us pray to the Lord.
Hear us, Lord of glory!

That the Lord Christ would provide for those who lack food, water, work, or shelter, let us pray to the Lord.  
Hear us, Lord of glory!

That by his power wars, famine and disease – including COVID-19 – may cease through all the earth Silence let us pray to the Lord.
Hear us, Lord of glory!

That he may reveal the light of his presence to the sick, the weak and the dying, including all those affected by this pandemic including frontline workers; as well as those in St Bart’s community:
Scott, Kim, Cathy, Marissa, Martha, Mary, Jan, Carol, Don, Fay, Christina, Hana & her family,
Harriet & her family in Uganda; the Garry J. Armstrong Home and its staff and residents;
and in St Aidan’s community: Jim, Jim and Rosemary, Tracy, Pam, Gary, Tang, Nadine, Viola, Leanne;
all those in need of any kind, mentioned aloud or in the silence of our hearts.


May they be comforted and strengthened, let us pray to the Lord. Hear us, Lord of glory!

That Jesus Christ may grant his peace and light to our beloved departed, including those in whose names Easter flowers have been given 

Palle Kiar & his family & Marie’s parents by Marie Kiar
My husband Doug & my parents
Graham & Constance Carter, Johnnie & Shirley
by Julie Wurtele
Martha Jane & Sam Mordan, my grandparents by Judi Ward
In thanksgiving by Nancy Hooper
The Assad/Butcher family by Linda Assad-Butcher
Stan & Bubs Walker, Maud & Alf Mallon & Alice McDonald by Brian & Pamela Mallon
Edith & Reg Bradford  & Brenda & Ted Beament by the Bradford Family
Ron Price & Catherine & William Curfoot-Mollington by Mark Curfoot-Mollington
George & Margaret Millson, Crompton & Peter Lewis & in thanksgiving for Doris Lewis by Doug & Nancy Millson & Family
Carlisle family members gone too soon by Sally (Carlisle) Doherty
Eric Sydney Brand & Margaret Rosamund Brand by the Brand-Robinson Family
Col. Robert Lewis Raymont, Lindalee Tracey,
Mary Keene Robertson, David Heatherington & Margaret Dyet Latham 
by the Raymont-Heatherington Family
Ross & Edith Moffett & Bert & Tony Butler by Gaye E. Moffett & Roslyn & Don Butler
In thanksgiving for the birth of Nolan Ross Sivyer Schnobb, March 20, 2020,
son of Gavin P. Schnobb & Stacie Sivyer,
a little brother to Spencer
by Gaye E. Moffett, Grandmother
In thanksgiving by the Gillin Family
Alicia & Walter Perry & in thanksgiving for family & friends by Sheila Perry
My brother, David Fraser Crocker, of Vancouver, B.C., who died on March 30, 2020 by Anna Lee Chabot
The Jennings Family Charles, & Elizabeth & Peter by Sarah Jennings
Jean MacIsaac by Meiping MacIsaac
Our parents Dr. AE Moll & Mrs. Moll & Dame Elaine Kellett Bowman by their children Joan & Anthony,
grandchildren, Nicholas & Victoria
& great grandchildren, Lachlan & Quinn


that in his loving wisdom and almighty power they might know the good purpose of his perfect will, let us pray to the Lord.  Hear us, Lord of glory!

That Christ would welcome the Recently Departed into his eternal kingdom:
Spiro Kizas, father of Byron; Karen Smithers, friend of Warren and Debbie Trickey.  
Rest eternal grant unto them, O Lord, and let light perpetual shine upon them.

That our risen Saviour may send the fire of the Holy Spirit upon his people, that we may bear faithful witness to his resurrection, let us pray to the Lord.  
Hear us, Lord of glory! 

In the name of the risen Lord we pray! Amen

Hymn:  Were You There?

Were you there when he burst the bonds of death? Were you there when he burst the bonds of death?
Oh! Sometimes it causes me to tremble, tremble, tremble;
Were you there when he burst the bonds of death?


Closing Hymn:  All People That on Earth Do Dwell
(sung by Timothy, Laura, Caelan and Rory Piper)

All people that on Earth do dwell,
Sing to the Lord with cheerful voice,
Him serve with fear, His praise forth tell,
Come ye before Him and rejoice.

The Lord ye know is God indeed,
Without our aid He did us make,
We are his folk, he doth us feed,
And for His sheep he doth us take.

O, enter then His gates with praise,
Approach with joy His courts unto,
Praise, laud and bless His name always,
For it is seemly so to do

For why? The Lord our God is good
His mercy is forever sure
His truth at all times firmly stood
And shall from age to age endure.

To Father, Son, and Holy Ghost
The God whom heaven and earth adore
From us and from the angel host
Be praise and glory evermore. Amen.

Postlude:  Trumpet Voluntary     John Stanley
‘Season’s at St Bart’s” CD 



A Message from the Reverend Canon Linda Hill

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** Previous Sunday Services: March 22, March 29, April 5 (Palm Sunday), April 10 (Good Friday)**

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