St Barts Sunday Service

Sunday Online Service

The Reverend Canon David Clunie

Timothy Piper
Organist and Director of Music

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Alleluia, Christ has risen. The Lord is risen indeed. Alleluia
May his grace and peace be with you. May he fill our hearts with Joy.

Welcome   The Reverend Canon David Clunie

Opening Hymn:  Good Christians All, Rejoice and Sing

Good Christians all, rejoice and sing! Now is the triumph of our King!
To all the world glad news we bring: Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!

The Lord of life is risen today! Sing songs of praise along his way;
Let all the earth rejoice and say: Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!

Praise we in songs of victory, that love that life which cannot die,
And sing with hearts uplifted high: Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!

Collect of the Day
O God, your Son made himself known to his disciples in the breaking of bread. Open the eyes of our faith, that we may see him in his redeeming work, who is alive and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.  Amen.

Reading:  1 Peter 1:17-23     Martha Patterson
If you invoke as Father the one who judges all people impartially according to their deeds, live in reverent fear during the time of your exile. You know that you were ransomed from the futile ways inherited from your ancestors, not with perishable things like silver or gold, but with the precious blood of Christ, like that of a lamb without defect or blemish. He was destined before the foundation of the world but was revealed at the end of the ages for your sake. Through him you have come to trust in God, who raised him from the dead and gave him glory, so that your faith and hope are set on God. Now that you have purified your souls by your obedience to the truth so that you have genuine mutual love, love one another deeply from the heart. You have been born anew, not of perishable but of imperishable seed, through the living and enduring word of God.

The Word of the Lord.

Psalm 116: 1-3, 10-17

I love the Lord, because he has heard the voice of my supplication, because he has inclined his ear to me whenever I called upon him. The cords of death entangled me; the grip of the grave took hold of me; I came to grief and sorrow. Then I called upon the name of the Lord: "O Lord, I pray you, save my life."   Refrain

How shall I repay the Lord for all the good things he has done for me? I will lift up the cup of salvation and call upon the name of the Lord. I will fulfil my vows to the Lord in the presence of all his people. Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his servants.  Refrain

O Lord, I am your servant; I am your servant and the child of your handmaid. You have freed me from my bonds. I will offer you the sacrifice of thanksgiving and call upon the name of the Lord. I will fulfil my vows to the Lord in the presence of all his people. In the courts of the Lord's house in the midst of you,
O Jerusalem. Hallelujah!   Refrain

Gospel:  Luke 24:13-35

Now on that same day two of the disciples were going to a village called Emmaus, about seven miles from Jerusalem, and talking with each other about all these things that had happened. While they were talking and discussing, Jesus himself came near and went with them, but their eyes were kept from recognizing him. And he said to them, "What are you discussing with each other while you walk along?" They stood still, looking sad. Then one of them, whose name was Cleopas, answered him, "Are you the only stranger in Jerusalem who does not know the things that have taken place there in these days?" He asked them, "What things?" They replied, "The things about Jesus of Nazareth, who was a prophet mighty in deed and word before God and all the people, and how our chief priests and leaders handed him over to be condemned to death and crucified him. But we had hoped that he was the one to redeem Israel. Yes, and besides all this, it is now the third day since these things took place. Moreover, some women of our group astounded us. They were at the tomb early this morning, and when they did not find his body there, they came back and told us that they had indeed seen a vision of angels who said that he was alive. Some of those who were with us went to the tomb and found it just as the women had said, but they did not see him." Then he said to them, "Oh, how foolish you are, and how slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have declared! Was it not necessary that the Messiah should suffer these things and then enter into his glory?" Then beginning with Moses and all the prophets, he interpreted to them the things about himself in all the scriptures. As they came near the village to which they were going, he walked ahead as if he were going on. But they urged him strongly, saying, "Stay with us, because it is almost evening and the day is now nearly over." So he went in to stay with them. When he was at the table with them, he took bread, blessed and broke it, and gave it to them. Then their eyes were opened, and they recognized him; and he vanished from their sight. They said to each other, "Were not our hearts burning within us while he was talking to us on the road, while he was opening the scriptures to us?" That same hour they got up and returned to Jerusalem; and they found the eleven and their companions gathered together. They were saying, "The Lord has risen indeed, and he has appeared to Simon!" Then they told what had happened on the road, and how he had been made known to them in the breaking of the bread. 

The Gospel of Christ

Sermon   The Reverend Canon Linda Hill

Hymn:  Shepherd of Souls, Refresh and Bless

Shepherd of souls, refresh and bless your chosen pilgrim flock
With manna in the wilderness, with water from the rock.

We would not live by bread alone, but by your word of grace,
In strength of which we travel on to our abiding place.

Be known to us in breaking bread, but do not then depart;
Saviour, abide with us, and spread your table in our heart.

Prayers of the People

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 the Church would be strengthened in this time of crisis, praying for our bishops,
The Right Reverend John, bishop-elect, The Very Reverend Shane Parker,
for The Most Reverend Anne Germond, Metropolitan, The Most Reverend Linda Nicholls, Primate
and our clergy; The Reverend Canon David Clunie; The Reverend Canon Laurette Glasgow;
The Venerable Pamela Yarrow and the Reverend Canon Linda Hill
For our companion diocese of Jerusalem
In the Diocese of Ottawa: the Parish of Pakenham and the Reverend Jim McCorriston, priest-in-charge;
St Mark the Evangelist and The Reverend Julian Campbell
let us pray to the Lord. Hear us, Lord of glory!

That our risen Saviour 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 he would protect members of the Canadian Forces and the Governor General’s Foot Guards, as well as those serving in diplomatic missions and NGO’s especially Jason,
let us pray to the Lord. Hear us, Lord of glory!

That he would strengthen our educational system, including Ashbury College, that all students, teachers and staff would be protected and inspired,
let us pray to the Lord. Hear us, Lord of glory!

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

That by Christ’s power wars, famine and disease – including COVID-19 – may cease through all the earth, praying for peace and justice throughout the world
let us pray to the Lord. Hear us, Lord of glory!

That he would strengthen and protect Canada’s medical system including hospitals, long-term care facilities – including the Garry J. Armstrong Home – physicians, nurses, medical staff and support workers, researchers working on a vaccine, first responders and all who provide us with the necessities of life, let us pray to the Lord. Hear us, Lord of glory!

That the Lord Jesus may reveal the light of his presence to the sick, the weak and the dying, including all those affected by this pandemic; as well as those in special need in St Bart’s community Cathy, Marissa, Martha, Mary, Jan, Carol, Don, Fay, Christina, Hana and her family, Harriet and her family in Uganda; and in St Aidan’s community Delmer, Peter, Terry and Sherron, Glenda, Katie, Linda, Lee, Norma, and Lois and others we mention aloud or in the silence of our hearts   SILENCE   that they may be relieved and strengthened, let us pray to the Lord. Hear us, Lord of glory!

Let us pray for the Recently Departed those who died in the mass killing in Nova Scotia; and all who have died from this pandemic: Rest eternal grant unto them O Lord and let light perpetual shine upon them.

That the Lord Jesus 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!

That we would render thanks for all the good things in this life, mentioning them aloud or in the silence of our hearts   SILENCE   let us pray to the Lord. Hear us, Lord of glory!

Holy God, you have called us to follow in the way of your risen Son, and to care for our neighbour, not only with words of comfort, but with acts of love. Seeking to be true friends of all, we offer our prayers on behalf of the church and the world. In Jesus’ name we pray.  Amen

Sanctuary Flowers

 The flowers are given to the glory of God and in loving memory of
Gene Assad by Linda Assad-Butcher and family

The Lord’s Prayer

Closing Hymn:  The Day of Resurrection

The day of resurrection! Earth, tell it out abroad;
the passover of gladness, the passover of God!
From death to life eternal, from earth unto the sky,
our Christ hath brought us over with hymns of victory.

Our hearts be pure from evil, that we may see aright
the Lord in rays eternal of resurrection light,
and, listening to his accents, may hear so calm and plain
his own 'All hail!' and, hearing, may raise the victor strain.

Now let the heavens be joyful, let earth her song begin,
the round world keep high triumph, and all that is therein;
let all things seen and unseen their notes of gladness blend,
for Christ the Lord is risen, our joy that hath no end.




Go forth into the world, rejoicing in the power of the Spirit. Alleluia
Thanks be to God. Alleluia.


In appreciation for this week’s online service:
The Reverend Canon David Clunie, Homily: The Reverend Canon Linda Hill,
Reader: Martha Patterson, Music: Timothy Piper,
Altar Guild; Pamela Mallon, Web Service: Ruth Honeyman
Webmaster and Videographer: Kevin McQuinn, Video Editor: Simon Honeyman
Custodian: Clement Olomoi

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** Previous Sunday Services: March 22, March 29, Palm Sunday, Easter Sunday, April 19**

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