St Bart's Sunday Service

Sunday Online Service

The Reverend Canon David Clunie

The Reverend Kevin Flynn

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Prelude:  Voluntary    John Stanley



Opening Hymn   269   Heavenly Message    

Heavenly message, brought by an angel, coming to lift the hopes of the earth;
Bringing to Mary humble and lowly, God's invitation to give the Christ birth.

Refrain:  Mary we hail you, full of God's favour, blessed are you, and blessed your son;
He will be called the child of the highest, Saviour of all, the holy one.

Mary replied to Gabriel's message, "I am the servant, maid of the Lord.
Let it be done just as you have spoken. My soul rejoices in God's saving word."   Refrain.

In the beginning, when God had spoken, through God's own Word all things came to be;
Now by that Word, embodied through Mary, God's glory blazes, that our eyes may see.   Refrain.

Collect   O God, you have taken to yourself the blessed Virgin Mary, mother of your incarnate Son, may we who have been redeemed by his blood, share with her the glory of your eternal kingdom, through Jesus Christ our Lord who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.  Amen.

Reading:  Isaiah 7:10-15   read by Philip Anido

Again the Lord spoke to Ahaz, saying, Ask a sign of the Lord your God; let it be deep as Sheol or high as heaven. But Ahaz said, I will not ask, and I will not put the Lord to the test. Then Isaiah said: ‘Hear then, O house of David! Is it too little for you to weary mortals, that you weary my God also? Therefore, the Lord himself will give you a sign. Look, the young woman is with child and shall bear a son and shall name him Immanuel. He shall eat curds and honey by the time he knows how to refuse the evil and choose the good.

Hear what the Spirit is saying to the church. 
Thanks be to God.

 Gospel:  Luke 1:46-55   The Reverend Kevin Flynn

Mary said, ‘My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my Saviour, for he has looked with favour on the lowliness of his servant. Surely, from now on all generations will call me blessed; for the Mighty One has done great things for me, and holy is his name. His mercy is for those who fear him from generation to generation. He has shown strength with his arm; he has scattered the proud in the thoughts of their hearts. He has brought down the powerful from their thrones and lifted up the lowly; he has filled the hungry with good things and sent the rich away empty. He has helped his servant Israel, in remembrance of his mercy, according to the promise he made to our ancestors, to Abraham and to his descendants for ever.’

Sermon   The Reverend Kevin Flynn

Sarabande in C major    Dietrich Buxtehude

Prayers of the People 
Anglican Cycle of Prayer: The Scottish Episcopal Church - The Most Reverend Mark Strange
Primus of the Scottish Episcopal Church and Bishop of Moray, Ross and Caithness.
Diocese: St. Alban the Martyr and St. Bernard-de-Clairvaux in Ottawa - The Reverend Mark Whittall.
Canada:  Remembering members of the Governor General’s Foot Guards and those serving in diplomatic missions and NGOs.
We offer prayers for the people of Lebanon and for the Anglican Church of All Saints in the Diocese of Jerusalem.
As we celebrate the life and death of Mary, let us offer prayers to God who sent the Spirit of the Son into our hearts, saying “Kyrie, eleison.”

With the angels and archangels and the spirits of the blessed.
We pray to you, O God. Kyrie, eleison.

With the angels and archangels and the spirits of the blessed.
We pray to you, O God. Kyrie, eleison.

With the Virgin Mary, mother of our Savior.
We pray to you, O God. Kyrie, eleison.

With the holy patriarchs, prophets, apostles, and martyrs.
We pray to you, O God. Kyrie, eleison.

With all the saints, witnesses to the gospel.
We pray to you, O God. Kyrie, eleison.

For Shane our bishop and all the bishops, for the presbyters, the deacons, and all who minister in Christ, and for all the holy people of God.
We pray to you, O God. Kyrie, eleison.

For mercy, justice, and peace among peoples of the earth.
We pray to you, O God. Kyrie, eleison.

For all those in danger and need: the sick and the suffering, travelers and prisoners, the hungry and the oppressed. In our parish we pray for Family and Friends, Margaret, Laurie, Harriott, Marissa, Mary, Fay, Don, Christina, Hana and her family, Harriet and her family in Africa, Michael and Kathleen; and at St. Aidan’s: Warren, Shirley, Lindsay, Yandi, Jane, Jim, Jim and Rosemary, Tracy, Seare.
We pray to you, O God. Kyrie, eleison.

For the dying and the dead. Today we remember Margaret Heighton, long time member and past organist of St. Aidan’s. Rest eternal grant unto her O Lord, and let light perpetual shine upon her.
We pray to you, O God. Kyrie, eleison.

Remembering the ever-blessèd Virgin Mary, St. Bartholomew, St. Aidan, and all the saints, that we may glorify Christ in our day. 
We pray to you, O God. Kyrie, eleison.

Gracious God, receive the prayers we offer today. May we share with Mary the joys of your heavenly kingdom and live with you in unending love; through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.

The Lord’s Prayer

Hymn:  326   Bright the Vision that Delighted

Bright the vision that delighted once the sight of Judah's seer;
Sweet the countless tongues united to entrance the prophet's ear.

"Lord, thy glory fills the heaven; earth is with its fullness stored;
Unto thee be glory given, holy, holy, holy Lord."

Heaven is still with glory ringing; earth takes up the angel's cry, "Holy, holy, holy," singing,
"Lord of hosts, the Lord most high."

Sanctuary Flowers
The flowers are given to the Glory of God and in
Celebration of the 50th wedding anniversary of Liz Raymont and Scott Heatherington,
 who were married at St Bartholomew's on August 15th, 1970.   
The family would like to thank St Bart's for being part of their lives since 1949.




Postlude:   Toccata in C    Johann Pachebel

Mini Concert with Tim Piper
Meditation on Brother James’ Air in D
Harold Darke   


In appreciation for this week’s online service:
The Reverend Canon David Clunie
The Reverend Kevin Flynn
Reader: Philip Anido
Music: Tim Piper
Altar Guild:  Pamela Mallon
Web Service:  Ruth Honeyman   Webmaster & Videographer:  Kevin McQuinn
Video and Art Editor:  Simon Honeyman  
Additional Photography: Kevin McQuinn; Pamela Mallon, Alex Remillard, Bonnie Robinson


Canada Helps

  • Offertory: Generous financial support is our expression of gratitude which along with our time and talents enables us to provide worship at St. Bart’s and support God’s work in service in our community and beyond.
    We thank our contributors on the PAR program for their monthly automated donations. If you would like to enroll on our monthly withdrawal plan, PAR, you may follow this link
    And thank you for those who have been mailing in their contributions or dropping them through the church mail slot. At this difficult time “Canada Helps” is another way to support us through a credit card payment. (They charge, we think, a reasonable, 3.75% to us) 


  1. Antonio del Castillo Saavedra (1616–1668), José y sus hermanos (Joseph and his brothers), 1655–60. Museo del Prado, Prado.
  2. John William Waterhouse (1849–1917), The Annunciation, 1914. Private collection.
  3. Fra Angelico (1395–1435), The Assumption of the Virgin Mary, 1434/5. acquired 1899 by Isabelle Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston
  4. Peter Paul Rubens (1577–1640), The Assumption of the Divine and Holy Virgin Mary, 1611.
  5. Altarpiece for the high altar of the Cathedral of Our Lady, Antwerp.
  6. Artist unknown, Dormition of Mary, c.1390. National Museum, Warsaw.
  7. Andrea Del Sarto (1486–1530), Assumption of the Virgin, 1529. Poppi Altarpiece, Palazzo Pitti, Florence
  8. Jean Louis Ernest Meissonier (1815–1891), Isaiah, 1838. The Wallace Collection, London
  9. Marc Chagall (1887–1985), The Prophet Isaiah, 1968. Private Collection
  10. Antonio Balestra (1666–1740), Prophet Isaiah, 18th century. Castelvecchio Museum, Verona.
  11. Francesco Botticini (1446–96), The Assumption, c.1475/6. National Gallery, London.
  12. Joan Eardley (1921–63), The Wave, 1961. Estate of Joan Eardley, on loan to National Galleries of Scotland.
  13. Bridget Riley (b.1931), Pink Landscape, 1960. Private collection.
  14. William Blake (1757–1827), The Virgin and Child in Egypt, 1810. Victoria and Albert Museum, London.
  15. Joseph Stella (1877–1946), The Virgin, 1926. Brooklyn Museum, New York City.
  16. William Blake, The Death of the Virgin, 1803. Tate Britain, London.


** Previous Sunday Services: March 22, March 29, Palm Sunday, Easter Sunday, April 19, April 26, May 3, May 10, May 17, May 24, May 31,
June 7, June 14, June 21, June 28, July 5, July 12, July 19, July 26, August 2, August 9 **

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