St Barts Sunday Service

Sunday Online Service

Archdeacon Pamela Yarrow

Note: The video will go live Sunday morning at 9:00 a.m. EDT
A transcript of today's service is available to download in PDF format.
We ask that you download it prior to the service in order to follow along while viewing  the video.
Previous Sunday Services are listed at the bottom of this page

If you are experiencing trouble viewing the video below - view it on YouTube


Prelude:    Fantasia in F      G.F. Telemann



Opening Hymn:  560   God, Whose Almighty Word     Soloist:  Rodney Williamson

God, whose almighty Word chaos and darkness heard, and took their flight;
hear us, we humbly pray, and where the gospel-day sheds not its glorious ray,
let there be light!

Saviour, who came to bring on thy redeeming wing healing and sight,
health to the sick in mind, sight to the inly blind: now for all human-kind
let there be light!

Spirit of truth and love, life-giving, holy Dove, speed on your flight!
Move on the water's face, bearing the lamp of grace, and in earth's darkest place
let there be light!


Almighty God, you have made us for yourself, and our hearts are restless until they find their rest in you. May we find peace in your service, and in the world to come, see you face to face; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.  Amen.

Reading:  Romans 8:1-11   read by Bob Orr
There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has set you free from the law of sin and of death. For God has done what the law, weakened by the flesh, could not do: by sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and to deal with sin, he condemned sin in the flesh, so that the just requirement of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not according to the flesh but according to the Spirit. For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit set their minds on the things of the Spirit. To set the mind on the flesh is death, but to set the mind on the Spirit is life and peace. For this reason the mind that is set on the flesh is hostile to God; it does not submit to God’s law—indeed it cannot, and those who are in the flesh cannot please God. But you are not in the flesh; you are in the Spirit since the Spirit of God dwells in you. Anyone who does not have the Spirit of Christ does not belong to him. But if Christ is in you, though the body is dead because of sin, the Spirit is life because of righteousness. If the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, he who raised Christ from the dead will give life to your mortal bodies also through his Spirit that dwells in you.
Hear what the Spirit is saying to the church.

Gospel:   Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23

That same day Jesus went out of the house and sat beside the lake. Such great crowds gathered around him that he got into a boat and sat there, while the whole crowd stood on the beach. And he told them many things in parables, saying: ‘Listen! A sower went out to sow. And as he sowed, some seeds fell on the path, and the birds came and ate them up. Other seeds fell on rocky ground, where they did not have much soil, and they sprang up quickly, since they had no depth of soil. But when the sun rose, they were scorched; and since they had no root, they withered away. Other seeds fell among thorns, and the thorns grew up and choked them. Other seeds fell on good soil and brought forth grain, some a hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty. Let anyone with ears listen!’ ‘Hear then the parable of the sower.
When anyone hears the word of the kingdom and does not understand it, the evil one comes and snatches away what is sown in the heart; this is what was sown on the path. As for what was sown on rocky ground, this is the one who hears the word and immediately receives it with joy; yet such a person has no root, but endures only for a while, and when trouble or persecution arises on account of the word, that person immediately falls away. As for what was sown among thorns, this is the one who hears the word, but the cares of the world and the lure of wealth choke the word, and it yields nothing. But as for what was sown on good soil, this is the one who hears the word and understands it, who indeed bears fruit and yields, in one case a hundredfold, in another sixty, and in another thirty.’

Sermon   Archdeacon Pamela Yarrow

Saraband from Suite #4 in E-flat Major      J.S. Bach

Prayers of the People   Let us pray with confidence to the Lord, saying, “Lord hear our prayer.”

For the Anglican Communion around the world, remembering especially today our sisters and brothers in the Anglican Church of Papua Guinea; and in Canada, praying for Linda our Primate, and Anne our Metropolitan; In the Diocese of Ottawa, praying for Shane our Bishop, Linda, beginning ministry as Executive Archdeacon of the Diocese; and for all the staff working in the Episcopal and Cathedral offices in: Finance, Human Resources, Community Ministries, Refugee Ministry, and Events and Communication; for the parish of St. Aidan, in this time of transition, and for David and Laurette and the parish of St. Bartholomew; O Lord, guard and direct your Church in the way of unity, service, and praise.
Lord, 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.  Lord, 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.
Lord, hear our prayer.

Teach us to use your creation for your greater praise, that all may share the good things you provide.
Lord, 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: Laurie, Harriott, Marissa, Mary, Jan, Carol, Don, Fay, Christina, Hana and her family, Harriet and her family in Africa, Michael and Kathleen;
and at the parish of St. Aidan: Shirley, Lindsay; Yandi, Janet, Jim; Jim and Rosemary; Tracy, 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.
Lord, hear our prayer.

Set free all who are bound by fear and despair.
Lord, hear our prayer.

Grant a peaceful end and eternal rest to all who are dying, and your comfort to those who mourn.
Lord, 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.

You are worthy, O Lord our God, to receive glory and honour and power.
You are worthy to receive blessing and praise, now and for ever.
For yours is the majesty, O Father, Son, and Holy Spirit; yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory, now and for ever.   Amen.

The Lord’s Prayer

Hymn:  447   Lord, We Hear Your Word with Gladness   Soloist:  Martha Patterson

Lord, we hear your word with gladness: you have spoken, we rejoice;
words of love and life and freedom help us make their truth our choice!
Now in holy celebration for your word we worship you;
spoken, written, known in Jesus, ours today to prove anew.

May we hear with understanding, by your Spirit taught and led;
may the springs of all our being by your living word be fed;
may our hearts accept with meekness all the grace your light makes known;
may obedience mark our footsteps till we make each word our own!

You have spoken; yours the fullness, ours the wealth of this your Word:
debtors, then as living letters, we must make our gospel heard!
By your Spirit’s power transform us; shed your saving light abroad
till our lives by love in action show our world the truth of God.

Sanctuary Flowers
The flowers are given to the glory of God and in loving memory of Ron Thompson: his happy outlook and great laugh live on. From Jane, Robin and Alison.
Let nothing disturb you, let nothing frighten you, all things pass away; God never changes. Patience obtains all things.
He who has God, finds he lacks nothing; God alone suffices
Teresa of Avila




Postlude:   March in D   Fischer

Mini Concert with pianist Téa Mamaladze  Clair de Lune    Claude Debussy




In appreciation for this week’s online service:
Reader: Bob Orr 
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


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) 


  • James Tissot (1836–1902), Le semeur (The sower), 1886–94. Brooklyn Museum, New York City.
  • Pieter Brueghel the Elder (1526/30–1569), Landscape with the Parable of the Sower, 1552. Timken Museum of Art, San Diego.
  • Vincent van Gogh (1853–1890), Sower at Sunset, 1888. Kröller-Müller Museum, Hoge Veluwe National Park, Otterio, Netherlands.
  • Vincent van Gogh, Wheatfield with a Reaper, 1889. Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam.
  • Vincent Van Gogh, Congregation Leaving the Reformed Church in Nuenen, 1884–85. Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam.
  • Jean Delville (1867–1953), Le lac au clair de lune (The lake by the light of the moon), 1888. Private collection.
  • Johan Barthold Jongkind (1819–1891), Clair de lune à Overschie (The light of the moon in Overschie), 1855. Musée du Petit Palais, Paris.
  • Alphonse Mucha (1860–1939), "Moon" from The Moon and Stars, 1902. Mucha Museum, Prague.
  • Vincent van Gogh, Starry Night over the Rhône, 1888. Musée d'Orsay, Paris.


** 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 **

About St Barts

St Barts is a member
of the Anglican Church
of Canada and is in the
Anglican Diocese of Ottawa

Useful Links

Anglican Church of Canada

Anglican Diocese of Ottawa

Anglican Diocese newspaper

Community Ministries
Centre 454
Cornerstone/Le Pilier
St. Luke's table
The Well
Pastoral Counselling Centre

Street Map

Get in Touch

  • Phone:
    (613) 745-7834
  • Email:
  • Address:
    125 MacKay St.
    Ottawa, Ontario
    Canada K1M 2B4