St Barts Sunday Service

Sunday Online Service

The Reverend Canon David Clunie

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Piano PreludeFrench Suite No 6, Allemande   J.S. Bach



Opening Hymn:  9   Today I Awake      soloist:  Martha Patterson

Today I awake and God is before me. At night, as I dreamt, he summoned the day;
For God never sleeps but patterns the morning with slithers of gold or glory in grey.

Today I arise and Christ is beside me. He walked through the dark to scatter new light.
Yes, Christ is alive, and beckons his people to hope and to heal, resist and invite.

Today I affirm the Spirit within me at worship and work, in struggle and rest.
The Spirit inspires all life which is changing from fearing to faith, from broken to blest.


Almighty God, your Son Jesus Christ fed the hungry with the bread of his life and the word of his kingdom. Renew your people with your heavenly grace, and in all our weakness sustain us by your true and living bread, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.  Amen.

Reading:  Genesis 32:22-31   read by Judy Wiesinger

The same night Jacob got up and took his two wives, his two maids, and his eleven children, and crossed the ford of the Jabbok. He took them and sent them across the stream, and likewise everything that he had. Jacob was left alone; and a man wrestled with him until daybreak. When the man saw that he did not prevail against Jacob, he struck him on the hip socket; and Jacob's hip was put out of joint as he wrestled with him. Then he said, "Let me go, for the day is breaking." But Jacob said, "I will not let you go, unless you bless me." So, he said to him, "What is your name?" And he said, "Jacob." Then the man said, "You shall no longer be called Jacob, but Israel, for you have striven with God and with humans, and have prevailed." Then Jacob asked him, "Please tell me your name." But he said, "Why is it that you ask my name?" And there he blessed him. So, Jacob called the place Peniel, saying, "For I have seen God face to face, and yet my life is preserved." The sun rose upon him as he passed Penuel, limping because of his hip.

Gospel:  Matthew 14:13-21

Now when Jesus heard this, he withdrew from there in a boat to a deserted place by himself. But when the crowds heard it, they followed him on foot from the towns. When he went ashore, he saw a great crowd; and he had compassion for them and cured their sick. When it was evening, the disciples came to him and said, "This is a deserted place, and the hour is now late; send the crowds away so that they may go into the villages and buy food for themselves." Jesus said to them, "They need not go away; you give them something to eat." They replied, "We have nothing here but five loaves and two fish." And he said, "Bring them here to me." Then he ordered the crowds to sit down on the grass. Taking the five loaves and the two fish, he looked up to heaven, and blessed and broke the loaves, and gave them to the disciples, and the disciples gave them to the crowds. And all ate and were filled; and they took up what was left over of the broken pieces, twelve baskets full. And those who ate were about five thousand men, besides women and children.

Sermon   The Reverend Canon David Clunie

The Chosen Tune     Herbert Howells

Prayers of the People   Let us pray with confidence to the Lord.
God of Love    Hear our prayer.

We Pray for the new Province of Alexandria -- created from the former Diocese of Egypt with North Africa and the Horn of Africa in the Episcopal Church of Jerusalem and the Middle East, and in Canada, we pray for Linda our Primate, and Anne our Metropolitan; In the Diocese of Ottawa, we pray for Shane our Bishop, Linda, beginning ministry as Executive Archdeacon of the Diocese and for St. Stephen’s, Ottawa, The Reverend George Kwari; for Our Diocesan Deacons: Jarrett Carty, Elizabeth December and Steven Zytveldand and at St Bart’s for Pamela and Laurette and for St Aidan’s and their interim clergy
The Reverend Kevin Flynn.
God of Love    Hear our prayer.

For Elizabeth our Queen, and all in authority under her; For our armed forces, and the Governor General’s Foot Guards, and for all who serve in diplomatic missions and NGOs; Give to all nations an awareness of the unity of the human family. 
God of Love    Hear our prayer.

For wisdom for all in our educational system, and protection for teachers and students now on summer vacation; Cleanse our hearts of prejudice and selfishness and inspire us to hunger and thirst for what is right.
God of Love    Hear our prayer.

Teach us to use your creation for your greater praise, that all may share the good things you provide.
God of Love    Hear our prayer.

For all who lack food, water, work or shelter; for all who suffer from wars, famine or disease—including COVID-19; For first responders and support workers; for all medical researchers and professionals, especially those in hospitals and long-term care facilities, including those at the Garry J. Armstrong Home;  
For the sick in our parish of St. Bartholomew: Doris, 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: Kate and baby Liam, Mac, Joyce, Terry, Delmer, Peter, Terry and Sherron, Seare and for those whom we now uphold, aloud or in the silence of our hearts: (silence)
God of Love    Hear our prayer.

Strengthen all who give their energy or skill for the healing of those who are sick in body or in mind.
God of Love    Hear our prayer.

Grant a peaceful end and eternal rest to all who are dying, and your comfort to those who mourn.
God of Love    Hear our prayer.

Remembering those who have died, especially those who have died from this pandemic;
Rest eternal grant unto them, O Lord and let light perpetual shine upon them.

Grant this, O Father, for Jesus Christ’s sake, our only Mediator and Advocate to whom with you and the Holy Spirit be all honour and glory, world without end.  Amen.

The Lord’s Prayer

Hymn:  322    All Hail the Power of Jesus Name       soloist:  Rodney Williamson

All hail the power of Jesus' name! Let angels prostrate fall;
bring forth the royal diadem, and crown him, crown him, crown him,
crown him Lord of all.

Hail him, the heir of David’s line, whom David Lord did call,
the God incarnate, life divine, and crown him, crown him, crown him,
crown him Lord of all.

Sanctuary Flowers
The flowers are given to the glory of God and in loving memory of Susan Eggleton,
sister of Michael Revere and beloved mother of Chris and Tarah.




Postlude:  March in D   Fischer

Mini Concert with pianist Téa Mamaladze
Op 118 No 5 “Romanze”    Johannes Brahms


In appreciation for this week’s online service:
The Reverend Canon David Clunie
Reader: Judy Wiesinger
Music: Téa Mamaladze
Soloists: Martha Patterson and Rodney Williamson
Altar Guild:  Pamela Mallon
Web Service:  Ruth Honeyman   Webmaster & Videographer:  Kevin McQuinn
Video and Art Editor:  Simon Honeyman  
Additional Photography: Kevin McQuinn, Pamela Mallon, David Clunie


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. Bartholomeus Breenbergh (1598–1657), Jacob Wrestling with the Angel, 1639 - Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam
  2. Edward Knippers (b.1946), Jacob Wrestling the Angel, 2012 - Courtesy artist website
  3. Odilon Redon (1840–1916), Jacob Wrestling with the Angel, c.1905. - Private collection
  4. Susan Kelly vonMedicus   Jacob Wrestling the Angel of God  -  Courtesy artist website
  5. Giovanni Lanfranco (1582–1647)  Miracle of the Bread and Fish, 1620–3 - National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin.
  6. Ambrosius Francken the Elder (1544–1618), The Feeding of the Five Thousand, date unknown
  7. Selected photographs of Chosen Hill, Gloucestershire, England
  8. Anselm Feuerbach (1829–1880), Paolo and Francesca, 1864 - Schackgalerie, Munich
  9. Theodor von Holst (1810–1844), The Fairy Lovers, c.1840 - Tate Britain, London
  10. Francesco Hayez (1791–1882), El Beso (The Kiss), 1859. - Brera Art Gallery, Milan
  11. Gustav Klimt (1862–1918), The Kiss (Lovers), 1907–8 - Österreichische Galerie Belvedere, Vienna


** 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 **

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