St Barts Sunday Service

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The Reverend Canon David Clunie

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PreludePastoral in G op.4    Samuel Wesley



Opening Hymn:  35   Wash O God our Sons and Daughters       soloist:  Martha Patterson

Wash, O God, our sons and daughters, where your cleansing waters flow.
Number them among your people; bless as Christ blessed long ago.
Weave them garments bright and sparkling; compass them with love and light
Fill, anoint them; send your Spirit, holy dove and heart's delight.

We who bring them long for nurture; by your milk may we be fed.
Let us join your feast, partaking cup of blessing, living bread.
God, renew us, guide our footsteps; free from sin and all its snares,
one with Christ in living, dying, by your Spirit, children, heirs.

Oh, how deep your holy wisdom! Unimagined, all your ways!
To your name be glory, honor! With our lives we worship, praise!
We your people stand before you, water washed and Spirit born.
By your grace, our lives we offer. Recreate us; God, transform!  

Collect   Almighty God, you sent your Holy Spirit to be the life and light of your Church. Open our hearts to the riches of your grace, that we may bring forth the fruit of the Spirit in love, joy, and peace; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who is alive and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.  Amen.

Reading:   Genesis 37: 1-4, 12-28      read by Jim Bradford

Jacob settled in the land where his father had lived as an alien, the land of Canaan. This is the story of the family of Jacob. Joseph, being seventeen years old, was shepherding the flock with his brothers; he was a helper to the sons of Bilhah and Zilpah, his father's wives; and Joseph brought a bad report of them to their father. Now Israel loved Joseph more than any other of his children, because he was the son of his old age; and he had made him a long robe with sleeves. But when his brothers saw that their father loved him more than all his brothers, they hated him, and could not speak peaceably to him. Now his brothers went to pasture their father's flock near Shechem. And Israel said to Joseph, "Are not your brothers pasturing the flock at Shechem? Come, I will send you to them." He answered, "Here I am." So he said to him, "Go now, see if it is well with your brothers and with the flock; and bring word back to me." So he sent him from the valley of Hebron. He came to Shechem, and a man found him wandering in the fields; the man asked him, "What are you seeking?" "I am seeking my brothers," he said; "tell me, please, where they are pasturing the flock." The man said, "They have gone away, for I heard them say, 'Let us go to Dothan.'" So Joseph went after his brothers, and found them at Dothan. They saw him from a distance, and before he came near to them, they conspired to kill him. They said to one another, "Here comes this dreamer. Come now, let us kill him and throw him into one of the pits; then we shall say that a wild animal has devoured him, and we shall see what will become of his dreams." But when Reuben heard it, he delivered him out of their hands, saying, "Let us not take his life." Reuben said to them, "Shed no blood; throw him into this pit here in the wilderness, but lay no hand on him" - that he might rescue him out of their hand and restore him to his father. So, when Joseph came to his brothers, they stripped him of his robe, the long robe with sleeves that he wore; and they took him and threw him into a pit. The pit was empty; there was no water in it. Then they sat down to eat; and looking up they saw a caravan of Ishmaelites coming from Gilead, with their camels carrying gum, balm, and resin, on their way to carry it down to Egypt. Then Judah said to his brothers, "What profit is it if we kill our brother and conceal his blood? Come, let us sell him to the Ishmaelites, and not lay our hands on him, for he is our brother, our own flesh." And his brothers agreed. When some Midianite traders passed by, they drew Joseph up, lifting him out of the pit, and sold him to the Ishmaelites for twenty pieces of silver. And they took Joseph to Egypt.

Gospel:  Matthew 14:22-33

Immediately Jesus made the disciples get into the boat and go on ahead to the other side, while he dismissed the crowds. And after he had dismissed the crowds, he went up the mountain by himself to pray. When evening came, he was there alone, but by this time the boat, battered by the waves, was far from the land, for the wind was against them. And early in the morning he came walking toward them on the sea. But when the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were terrified, saying, "It is a ghost!" And they cried out in fear. But immediately Jesus spoke to them and said, "Take heart, it is I; do not be afraid." Peter answered him, "Lord, if it is you, command me to come to you on the water." He said, "Come." So Peter got out of the boat, started walking on the water, and came toward Jesus. But when he noticed the strong wind, he became frightened, and beginning to sink, he cried out, "Lord, save me!" Jesus immediately reached out his hand and caught him, saying to him, "You of little faith, why did you doubt?" When they got into the boat, the wind ceased. And those in the boat worshipped him, saying, "Truly you are the Son of God."

Sermon   The Reverend Canon David Clunie

Sonatina in Eb op. 4   Samuel Wesley

Prayers of the People   Let us pray with confidence to the Lord.

God of Love
Hear our prayer.

We pray for the Province de L'Eglise Anglicane au Rwanda - The Most Reverend Laurent Mbanda Archbishop of L'Eglise Episcopal au Rwanda and Bishop of Shyiraand
In Canada, we pray for Linda our Primate, and Anne our Metropolitan; In the Diocese of Ottawa, we pray for Shane our Bishop, and for St. Clare’s, North Dundas - The Reverend John Wilcox - St. Mary the Virgin, Blackburn - St. Mary’s, Navan; Holy Trinity, Bearbrook - The Reverend Chung Yan (JoAnne) Lam 

God of Love
Hear our prayer.

For Elizabeth our Queen, Julie our Governor General, Justin our Prime Minister, Doug our Premier, Jim our Mayor, and all in authority; 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, especially remembering Ashbury College and Arch Street Public School; 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: Warren,  Glenda, Linda Hannah, Lee, Norma, Lois, Julie, Gary, Lisa, Seare, and for those whom we now uphold, aloud or in the silence of our hearts: (silence)

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 Doris Eleanor Lewis, mother of Nancy Millson.
Rest eternal grant unto her O Lord and let light perpetual shine upon her.

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

 Closing Hymn:   527   How Firm a Foundation      soloist:  Rodney Williamson

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 have fled?

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

When through fiery trials thy pathway shall lie, my grace, all sufficient, shall be thy supply;
The flame shall not hurt thee; I only design thy dross to consume, and thy gold to refine.

Sanctuary Flowers
The flowers are given to the glory of God and in thanksgiving
by Rima Haroun and Tony Nohra.




Postlude:   Fantasia in G      Georg Philipp Telemann

Mini Concert with pianist Téa Mamaladze
The Lake Island   E.J. Moeran 


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, Bonnie Robinson


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  1. Antonio del Castillo Saavedra (1616–1668), José y sus hermanos (Joseph and his brothers), 1655–60. Museo del Prado, Prado.
  2. Ford Madox Brown (1821–1893), The Coat of Many Colours (c.1865). Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool.
  3. Diego Velázquez (1599–1660), Joseph's Coat, 1630 Monestaio del Escorial, San Lorenzo de El Escorial, pain.
  4. Antonio del Castillo Saavedra, José vendido par sus hermanos (Joseph sold by his brothers), 1655–60. Museo del Prado, Prado.
  5. William Brassey Hole (1846–1917), Jesus Walking Upon the Sea, date unknown. 
  6. James Tissot (1836–1902), Jésus prèche dans une barque (Jesus Preaches in a Ship), c.1890. Brooklyn Museum, New York City.
  7. Charles Francois Jalabert  (1819–1901), Le Christ marchant sur la mer, 1886 Joseph Malachy Kavanagh (1856–1918), August Noon, Feltrim Hill (Faildruim), 1906. Private collection.
  8. William John Leech (1881–1968), Boats on the Stour, c.1960. Private collection.
  9. Frank McKelvey (1895–1974), Figures on the Beach, Culdaff, Co. Donegal, c.1955. Private collection.
  10. Roderic O'Connor (1860–1940), Red Rocks and Sea, 1898. Private collection.
  11. James Humbert Craig (1877–1944), The Kerry Coast, c.1928 Ulster Museum, Ulster, Ireland.
  12. Aili Curtis, Untitled, 1980 Courtesy of Canon David Clunie.


** 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 **

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