St Bart's Sunday Service

Sunday Online Service

The Reverend Canon David Clunie

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Prelude: Now All the Woods are Calm    J.S. Bach

Grace and Welcome
Opening Hymn:  432   Jesus Calls Us! O’er the Tumult

Jesus calls us! O’er the tumult of our life’s wild restless sea,
day by day his sweet voice soundeth, saying, “Christian, follow me!”

As of old Saint Andrew heard it by the Galilean lake,
turned from home and toil and kindred, leaving all for his dear sake.

Jesus calls us! By thy mercies, Saviour, may we hear thy call,
give our hearts to thine obedience, serve and love thee best of all.


Almighty God, by grace alone you call us and accept us in your service. Strengthen us by your Spirit and make us worthy of your call; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.  Amen.

Reading: Jonah 3:1-5, 10      read by Rosemary MacDonald

A Reading from the Book of Jonah

The word of the Lord came to Jonah a second time, saying, ‘Get up, go to Nineveh, that great city, and proclaim to it the message that I tell you.’ So Jonah set out and went to Nineveh, according to the word of the Lord. Now Nineveh was an exceedingly large city, a three days’ walk across. Jonah began to go into the city, going a day’s walk. And he cried out, ‘Forty days more, and Nineveh shall be overthrown!’ And the people of Nineveh believed God; they proclaimed a fast, and everyone, great and small, put on sackcloth.  When God saw what they did, how they turned from their evil ways, God changed his mind about the calamity that he had said he would bring upon them; and he did not do it.
Hear what the Spirit is saying to the church. 
Thanks be to God.

 Psalm 62: 8 – 14

Refrain:  Pour out your hearts before him, for God is our refuge.

In God is my safety and my honour; God is my strong rock and my refuge. Put your trust in him always, O people, pour out your hearts before him, for God is our refuge. 

Refrain:  Pour out your hearts before him, for God is our refuge.

Those of high degree are but a fleeting breath, even those of low estate can-not be trusted. On the scales they are lighter than a breath, all of them together. Put no trust in extortion; In robbery take no empty pride; Though wealth increase, Set not your heart upon it. 

Refrain:  Pour out your hearts before him, for God is our refuge.

God has spoken once, twice have I heard it, that power belongs to God. Steadfast love is yours, O Lord, for you repay everyone according to his deeds. 

Refrain:  Pour out your hearts before him, for God is our refuge.

Gospel – Mark 1:14-20

The Holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Mark.
Now after John was arrested, Jesus came to Galilee, proclaiming the good news of God, and saying, ‘The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God has come near; repent, and believe in the good news.’ As Jesus passed along the Sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and his brother Andrew casting a net into the lake, for they were fishermen. And Jesus said to them, ‘Follow me and I will make you fish for people.’ And immediately they left their nets and followed him. As he went a little farther, he saw James son of Zebedee and his brother John, who were in their boat mending the nets. Immediately he called them; and they left their father Zebedee in the boat with the hired men and followed him.

The Gospel of Christ.

Sermon   The Reverend Canon David Clunie

Prayers of the People

Leader   I ask your prayers for God's people throughout the world.
Anglican Community: The Church of Bangladesh
Diocese:  St. Paul’s, Hazeldean-Kanata - The Reverend Stephen Silverthorn;
for postulants Bob Albert, Jordan Sandrock and Claire Bramma; for our Bishop, Shane; for this virtual gathering; and for all ministers and people.

Pray for the Church.

Leader   I ask your prayers for peace; for goodwill among nations; and for the well-being of all people. I ask your prayers for our nation, for healing and unity especially for our neighbours to the south. 
Pray for justice and peace.

I ask your prayers for those on the front lines of our Covid-19 response including the vaccination effort,
Canadian Forces remembering especially members of the Governor General’s Foot Guards and those in diplomatic missions and NGOs, for our schools, and long-term care facilitie.
Pray for strength and perseverance for challenged in these times.

Leader   I ask your prayers for the poor, the sick, the hungry, the oppressed, and those in prison.
At St Bartholomew’s for Andrej, Al, Colt, Elizabeth, Sue, Margaret, Laurie, Harriott, Marissa, Mary, Don, Christina, Hana and family, Harriet and family, Michael, Kathleen, Martha, and at St Aidan’s for Terry, Olly, Delmer, Peter, Terry, Sherron, Glenda, Doug, Seare and we pray for Rabbi Bulka and for those known only to us (silence); for prisoners and captives, and especially for Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor in China, praying for their release and for their safety, health, and salvation.
Pray for those in any need or trouble.

Leader   I ask your prayers for all who seek God, or a deeper knowledge of him. 
Pray that they may find and be found by him.

Leader   I ask your prayers for the departed.
Pray for those who have died.

Leader   Praise God for those in every generation in whom Christ has been honored. 
Pray that we may have grace to glorify Christ in our own day.

Leader   O God, you made us in your own image and redeemed us through Jesus your Son: Look with compassion on the whole human family; take away the arrogance and hatred which infect our hearts; break down the walls that separate us; unite us in bonds of love; and work through our struggle and confusion to accomplish your purposes on earth; that, in your good time, all nations and races may serve you in harmony around your heavenly throne; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

The Lord’s Prayer

Hymn:  434   The Love of Jesus Calls Us

The love of Jesus calls us our joyous praise to sing;
our deeply felt thanksgiving we now together bring,
for all God’s many blessings, unasked yet still received,
and for the generations who faithfully believed.

The love of Jesus calls us, that we may always be
companions on a journey, where all the world may see
that serving Christ is freedom which time does not destroy;
where Christ’s command is duty, and every duty joy.

The love of Jesus calls us in swiftly changing days,
to be God’s co-creators in new and wondrous ways;
that God with men and women may so transform the earth,
that love and peace and justice may give God’s kingdom birth.

Offertory:  Blessed be thou, Lord God of Israel for ever and ever.  All that is in the heaven and in the earth is thine. All things come of thee, and of thine own have we given thee.


   We remember Alice Assad and Gabrielle Tremblay, aunts of Linda Assad-Butcher,
on the 30th anniversary of their deaths.

We celebrate the 104th birthday of Mary Ward Raymont on January 17th, 2021.
Her children and grandchildren congratulate her and wish her the very best of health and good cheer for the future. 
With love from her daughter Liz (Scott), and sons Peter (Nancy) and David (Jane)
and grandchildren Ward and Liam.


Blessing and Dismissal

PostludePraise to the Lord         Johann Rinck

In appreciation for this week’s online service
The Reverend Canon David Clunie
Music: Timothy Piper   Reader: Rosemary MacDonald
Altar Guild:  Pamela Mallon
Web Service:  Ruth Honeyman
Video and Art Editor:  Simon Honeyman
Webmaster:  Kevin McQuinn
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. John Brett, A North-West Gale off the Longships Lighthouse, 1873. Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, Birmingham, England.
  2. Shigeru Aoki (1882–1911), Rising Sun, 1910. Saga Prefectural Ogi High School, Ogi, Japan.
  3. John Brett (1831–1902), The British Channel Seen from the Dorsetshire Cliffs, 1871. Tate Gallery, London, England.
  4. John William Inchbold (1830–1888), Anstey’s Cove, Devon, 1854. Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge University, Cambridge, England.
  5. William Holman Hunt (1827–1910), Asparagus Island, Kynance, Cornwall, 1862. Private collection.
  6. Claude Monet (1840–1926), A Seascape, Shipping by Moonlight, 1864. Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland.
  7. Caravaggio (1571-1610), Vocazione dei santi Pietro e Andrea (The Calling of Saints Peter and Andrew), c.1605. The Royal Collection, Hampton Court Palace, Richmond upon Thames, England.
  8. Barry Moser (b.1940), “And the Sea Stopped Raging” from the Pennyroyal Caxton Bible, 1999. Several copies extant.
  9. Herbert James Draper (1863–1920), The Wrath of the Sea God, c.1900. Private collection.
  10. Unknown artist, "Jonah and the Whale", Folio from a Jami al-Tavarikh (Compendium of Chronicles), c.1400. Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, NY.
  11. Hilda Katz (1909–97), Jonah and the Whale, 1978. Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC.
  12. Pieter Lastman (1583–1633), Jonah and the Whale, 1621. Museum Kunstpalast, Düsseldorf, Germany.
  13. Stefano di Giovanni Sassetta (c.1400–1450), The Journey of the Magi, c.1435. Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, NY.
  14. Jan Brueghel the Elder (1568–1625), The Garden of Eden, 1613. The National Gallery, London, England.
  15. Hieronymous Bosch (c.1450–1516), The Garden of Earthly Delights (detail), c.1500. Museo del Prado, Madrid, Spain.


** 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, August 30, September 6, September 13, September 20, September 27, October 4, October 11 October 18. October 25, November 1, November 8, November 15, November 22, November 29, Dcember 6, December 13, December 24, January 3, January 10, January 17 **

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