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The Reverend Canon David Clunie

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Prelude:  Prelude in Eb major       Eric Thiman



Opening Hymn:  565   Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah

Guide me, O thou great Jehovah, pilgrim through this barren land.
I am weak, but thou art mighty; hold me with thy powerful hand.
Bread of heaven, bread of heaven, feed me till I want no more,
Feed me till I want no more.

Open now the crystal fountain whence the healing stream doth flow;
Let the fire and cloudy pillar lead me all my journey through.
Strong deliverer, strong deliverer, be thou still my strength and shield,
Be thou still my strength and shield.

When I tread the verge of Jordan, bid my anxious fears subside;
Death of death, and hell’s destruction, land me safe on Canaan’s side:
Songs of praises, songs of praises, I will ever give to thee,
I will ever give to thee.

Almighty and everlasting God, who gave to your apostle Bartholomew grace to believe and preach your word, may your Church truly love what he believed and faithfully preach what he taught; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.  Amen.

Reading:  Exodus 1:8-2:10    read by Michael Beall

Now a new king arose over Egypt, who did not know Joseph. He said to his people, "Look, the Israelite people are more numerous and more powerful than we. Come, let us deal shrewdly with them, or they will increase and, in the event of war, join our enemies and fight against us and escape from the land." Therefore, they set taskmasters over them to oppress them with forced labour. They built supply cities, Pithom and Rameses, for Pharaoh. But the more they were oppressed, the more they multiplied and spread, so that the Egyptians came to dread the Israelites. The Egyptians became ruthless in imposing tasks on the Israelites and made their lives bitter with hard service in mortar and brick and in every kind of field labour. They were ruthless in all the tasks that they imposed on them. The king of Egypt said to the Hebrew midwives, one of whom was named Shiphrah and the other Puah, "When you act as midwives to the Hebrew women, and see them on the birthstool, if it is a boy, kill him; but if it is a girl, she shall live." But the midwives feared God; they did not do as the king of Egypt commanded them, but they let the boys live. So the king of Egypt summoned the midwives and said to them, "Why have you done this, and allowed the boys to live?" The midwives said to Pharaoh, "Because the Hebrew women are not like the Egyptian women; for they are vigorous and give birth before the midwife comes to them." So God dealt well with the midwives; and the people multiplied and became very strong. And because the midwives feared God, he gave them families. Then Pharaoh commanded all his people, "Every boy that is born to the Hebrews you shall throw into the Nile, but you shall let every girl live." Now a man from the house of Levi went and married a Levite woman. The woman conceived and bore a son; and when she saw that he was a fine baby, she hid him three months. When she could hide him no longer she got a papyrus basket for him, and plastered it with bitumen and pitch; she put the child in it and placed it among the reeds on the bank of the river. His sister stood at a distance, to see what would happen to him. The daughter of Pharaoh came down to bathe at the river, while her attendants walked beside the river. She saw the basket among the reeds and sent her maid to bring it. When she opened it, she saw the child. He was crying, and she took pity on him, "This must be one of the Hebrews' children," she said. Then his sister said to Pharaoh's daughter, "Shall I go and get you a nurse from the Hebrew women to nurse the child for you?" Pharaoh's daughter said to her, "Yes." So the girl went and called the child's mother. Pharaoh's daughter said to her, "Take this child and nurse it for me, and I will give you your wages." So the woman took the child and nursed it. When the child grew up, she brought him to Pharaoh's daughter, and she took him as her son. She named him Moses, "because," she said, "I drew him out of the water."

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

Gospel:  John 1:43-51   The Reverend Canon David Clunie

The next day Jesus decided to go to Galilee. He found Philip and said to him, ‘Follow me.’ Now Philip
was from Bethsaida, the city of Andrew and Peter. Philip found Nathanael and said to him, ‘We have found him about whom Moses in the law and also the prophets wrote, Jesus son of Joseph from Nazareth.’ Nathanael said to him, ‘Can anything good come out of Nazareth?’ Philip said to him, ‘Come and see.’ When Jesus saw Nathanael coming towards him, he said of him, ‘Here is truly an Israelite in whom there is no deceit!’ Nathanael asked him, ‘Where did you come to know me?’ Jesus answered, ‘I saw you under the fig tree before Philip called you.’ Nathanael replied, ‘Rabbi, you are the Son of God! You are the King of Israel!’ Jesus answered, ‘Do you believe because I told you that I saw you under the fig tree? You will see greater things than these.’ And he said to him, ‘Very truly, I tell you, you will see heaven opened and the angels of God ascending and descending upon the Son of Man.’

Sermon   The Reverend Canon David Clunie

Courante in F major    Dietrich Buxtehude

Prayers of the People

Anglican Cycle of Prayer:  The Church of the Province of South East Asia
The Most Reverend Melter Tais - Archbishop of South East Asia and Bishop of Sabah
Diocese: St. Bartholomew’s, Ottawa - The Reverend Canon David Clunie
For the new school year, for students of all ages and for their teachers and parents.

Let us pray with confidence to the Lord.  
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: 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:Margaret, Tiang-Ang, Warren, Nadine, Viola, Leanne, Thomas, Ted, 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.

For those who have died, remembering especially Simon Hooper, son of Nancy Hooper and Alpha Wilson, mother of Karin Wilson-Brown and Chris Brown.
We pray also for those who mourn their passing.
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:  527   How Firm a Foundation

How firm a foundation, ye saints of the Lord, is laid for your faith in his excellent word!
What more can he say than to you he hath said, to you who to Jesus for refuge hath fled?

When through the deep waters I call thee to go, the rivers of woe shall not thee overflow;
For I will be with thee, thy troubles to bless, and sanctify to thee thy deepest distress.

The soul that on Jesus hath leaned for repose, I will not, I will not desert to its foes;
That soul, though all hell should endeavour to shake, I’ll never no, never no, never forsake!

Sanctuary Flowers
The flowers are given to the Glory of God and in thanksgiving
for the long life of Doris Lewis, by Nancy, Doug, and family.




Postlude:  Two Part Invention from Six Little Pieces   R. Vaughan Williams

Mini Concert Téa Mamaladze
The Seasons   Op 37b   June (Barcarolle)
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Russian poem inscribed in score
Let us go to the shore; there the waves will kiss our feet.
With mysterious sadness the stars will shine down on us.


In appreciation for this week’s online service:
The Reverend Canon David Clunie
Reader: Michael Beall
Music: Tim Piper and Téa Mamaladze
Altar Guild:  Pamela Mallon
Web Service:  Ruth Honeyman   Webmaster & Videographer:  Kevin McQuinn
Video and Art Editor:  Simon Honeyman  
Additional Photography: Kevin McQuinn; Pamela Mallon


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  1. Alexey Tyranov (1808–59), Moses’ Mother, c.1839–42. Location unknown.
  2. Paolo Veronese (1528–88), The Finding of Moses, c.1580. Musée des Beaux-arts de Dijon, France.
  3. Lawrence Alma-Tadema (1836–1912), The Finding of Moses, 1904. Private collection.
  4. Pierre le Gros the Younger (1666–1719), Saint Bartholomew (marble sculpture), 1703–12. Nave of the Archbasilica of Saint John Lateran, Rome.
  5. Elizabeth Jane Gardner (1837–1922), Moses in the Bulrushes (c. 1878). Unknown location.
  6. Gustave Moreau (1826–1898), Moïse Exposé sur le Nil (The Infant Moses on the Nile), c. 1876-78. Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Cambridge, MA.
  7. Carlo Crivelli (1435–95), Saint Bartholomew, c.1475. Palazzo Brera, Milan.
  8. Workshop of Simone Martini (c. 1284–1344), Saint Bartholomew, c. 1317–19. Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City.
  9. Artist and dates unknown. Icon of Saint Bartholomew.
  10. Frank McKelvey (1895–1974), Figures on the Beach, Culdaff, Co. Donegal, c.1955. Private collection.
  11. Ivan Aivazovsky (1817–1900), Sunset, Crimea, 1865. Location unknown.
  12. Joseph Mallord William Turner (1775–1851), Snow Storm: Steam-Boat off a Harbour's Mouth, 1842. Tate Britain, London.
  13. Sir Frederic Leighton (1830–96), Flaming June, 1895. Museo de Arte de Ponce, Puerto Rico.
  14. Ivan Aivazovsky, Moon Path, date and location unknown. 
  15. Gustav Klimt (1862–1918), Love, 1895. Museum Wien, 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, August 2, August 9, August 16 **

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