St Bart's Sunday Service

Sunday Online Service

The Reverend Canon David Clunie

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Prelude:  Sonatina in C major    Joseph Haydn



Opening Hymn:   450 – You Call Us, Lord, To Be

You call us, Lord, to be a people set apart, to feel with thoughtful mind and think with tender heart.
Thus chosen, now, O Lord, we ask for faith in your unfailing grace to make us equal to the task.

You call us, Lord, to care for self and neighbour too, to take the risk, and dare to show what love can do.
Thus chosen, now, O Lord, we ask for faith in your unfailing grace to make us equal to the task.

You call us, Lord, to be good stewards of the earth; to tend it as a place of blessedness and worth.
Thus chosen, now, O Lord, we ask for faith in your unfailing grace to make us equal to the task.

Almighty God, we are taught by your word that all our doings without love are worth nothing. Send your Holy Spirit and pour into our hearts that most excellent gift of love, the true bond of peace and of all virtue; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.  Amen.

Reading: Romans 12:9-21   read by Simon Honeyman

Let love be genuine; hate what is evil, hold fast to what is good; love one another with mutual affection; outdo one another in showing honour. Do not lag in zeal, be ardent in spirit, serve the Lord. Rejoice in hope, be patient in suffering, persevere in prayer. Contribute to the needs of the saints; extend hospitality to strangers. Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse them. Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep. Live in harmony with one another; do not be haughty but associate with the lowly; do not claim to be wiser than you are. Do not repay anyone evil for evil but take thought for what is noble in the sight of all. If it is possible, so far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all. Beloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave room for the wrath of God; for it is written, "Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord." No, "if your enemies are hungry, feed them; if they are thirsty, give them something to drink; for by doing this you will heap burning coals on their heads." Do not be overcome by evil but overcome evil with good.

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

Gospel:  Matthew 16:21-28   
From that time on, Jesus began to show his disciples that he must go to Jerusalem and undergo great suffering at the hands of the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and on the third day be raised. And Peter took him aside and began to rebuke him, saying, "God forbid it, Lord! This must never happen to you." But he turned and said to Peter, "Get behind me, Satan! You are a stumbling block to me; for you are setting your mind not on divine things but on human things." Then Jesus told his disciples, "If any want to become my followers, let them deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me. For those who want to save their life will lose it, and those who lose their life for my sake will find it. For what will it profit them if they gain the whole world but forfeit their life? Or what will they give in return for their life? For the Son of Man is to come with his angels in the glory of his Father, and then he will repay everyone for what has been done. Truly I tell you, there are some standing here who will not taste death before they see the Son of Man coming in his kingdom."

Sermon   The Reverend Canon Laurette Glasgow

We arrange our lives as best we can,
to keep your holiness at bay,
with our pieties,
our doctrines,
our liturgies,
our moralities,
our secret ideologies,
Safe, virtuous, settled.
And then you –
You and your dreams,
You and your visions,
You and your purposes,
You and your commands,
You and our neighbors.
We find your holiness not at bay,
but probing, pervading, insisting, demanding.
And we yield, sometimes gladly,
sometimes resentfully,
sometimes late, sometimes soon.
We yield because you, beyond us, are our God.
We are your creatures met by your holiness,
by your holiness made our true selves.
And we yield.

Awed to Heaven, Rooted in Earth: Prayers of Walter Brueggemann 1983
Fortress Press, Minneapolis, 2003.

Sonatina in G major    Joseph Haydn

Prayers of the People

Anglican Cycle of Prayer:  The Anglican Church of South India
The Most Reverend Dharmaraj Rasalam - Moderator of CSI and Bishop of South Kerala
Diocese: St. Aidan’s, Kevin their interim priest and all churches and those who minister in our Diocese.
Members of the Property and Finance Committee and its subcommittees.
Our Canon Theologian, The Reverend Dr. Canon John Gibaut
For Ashbury College and Arch Street Public School and for all schools, teachers, and students as they prepare for the start of the school year.
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.
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: Warren, Shirley, Lindsay, Yanni, Jane, Jim, Jim and Rosemary Tracey, and Seare, and we remember those for whom our prayers are needed or desired. (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.
God of Love    Hear our prayer.

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:  431   Take Up Your Cross, the Saviour Said

Take up your cross, the Saviour said, if you would my disciple be;
Deny yourself, the world forsake, and humbly follow after me.

Take up your cross; let not its weight fill your weak soul with vain alarm;
His strength shall bear your spirit up, and brace your heart, and nerve your arm.

Take up your cross and follow Christ, nor think till death to lay it down;
For only those who bear the cross may hope to wear the glorious crown

Sanctuary Flowers
The flowers are given to the Glory of God and offered in thanksgiving
on the occasion of the
fifty-fifth anniversary of their marriage by Meriel and Jim Bradford.





Postlude:   Victory Dance in C major    Johann Kuhnau

Mini Concert with Timothy Piper
  Pass Me Not O Gentle Savior
Fanny Crosby words, William Doane Music (1868).


In appreciation for this week’s online service:
The Reverend Canon David Clunie
The Reverend Canon Laurette Glasgow
Reader: Simon Honeyman
Music: Timothy 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, The Reverend Canon Laurette Glasgow


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. James Tissot (1836-1902), Rétire-toi, Satan (Get Thee Behind Me, Satan), 1886–96. Brooklyn Museum, New York City.
  2. Duccio di Buoninsegna (c.1255–1318), The Temptation of Christ on the Mountain, c.1308–11. Frick Collection Museum, New York City.
  3. Ilya Yeminovich Repin (1844–1930), Get Behind Me, Satan, 1895. Unknown location.
  4. Photograph of Fanny Crosby, taken 1906 by W.J. Searle.
  5. Edward Hicks, Peaceable Kingdom, c.1834. National Museum of Art, Washington, DC.
  6. Edward Hicks, Noah’s Ark, 1846. Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia.
  7. Hannah Cohoon (1788–1864), The Tree of Life, 1854. Andrews Collection, Hancock Shaker Village, Hancock, MA.


** 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, August 23 **

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