St Barts Sunday Service

Sunday Online Service

Archdeacon Pamela Yarrow

Timothy Piper
Organist and Director of Music

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Opening Hymn:  354   Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing

Come, thou Fount of every blessing, tune my heart to sing thy grace;
Streams of mercy, never ceasing, call for songs of loudest praise.
Teach me some melodious measure, sung by flaming tongues above;
O the vast, the boundless treasure of my God's unchanging love.

Here I make faith's affirmation: thus far by thy help I've come,
And I hope, by thy compassion, safely to arrive at home.
Jesus sought me when a stranger, wandering from the fold of God;
He, to rescue me from danger, interposed his precious blood.

O to grace how great a debtor daily I'm constrained to be!
Let thy goodness, like a fetter, bind my wandering heart to thee.
Prone to wander, Lord, I feel it, prone to leave the God I love;
Take my heart, O take and seal it, seal it for thy courts above.


Almighty God, your Son Jesus Christ has taught us that what we do for the least of your children we do also for him. Give us the will to serve others as he was the servant of all, who gave up his life and died for us, but lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.  Amen.

Reading:  Romans 7:15-25   read by Martha Patterson

I do not understand my own actions. For I do not do what I want, but I do the very thing I hate. Now if I do what I do not want, I agree that the law is good. But in fact it is no longer I that do it, but sin that dwells within me. For I know that nothing good dwells within me, that is, in my flesh. I can will what is right, but I cannot do it. For I do not do the good I want, but the evil I do not want is what I do. Now if I do what I do not want, it is no longer I that do it, but sin that dwells within me. So I find it to be a law that when I want to do what is good, evil lies close at hand. For I delight in the law of God in my inmost self, but I see in my members another law at war with the law of my mind, making me captive to the law of sin that dwells in my members. Wretched man that I am! Who will rescue me from this body of death? Thanks be to God through Jesus Christ our Lord!

Hear what the Spirit is saying to the church.

Gospel:   Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30

Jesus said, "To what will I compare this generation? It is like children sitting in the marketplaces and calling to one another, 'We played the flute for you, and you did not dance; we wailed, and you did not mourn.' For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, 'He has a demon'; the Son of Man came eating and drinking, and they say, 'Look, a glutton and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and sinners!' Yet wisdom is vindicated by her deeds." At that time Jesus said, "I thank you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from the wise and the intelligent and have revealed them to infants; yes, Father, for such was your gracious will. All things have been handed over to me by my Father; and no one knows the Son except the Father, and no one knows the Father except the Son and anyone to whom the Son chooses to reveal him. Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me; for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light."

Sermon   Archdeacon Pamela Yarrow

Prayers of the People 
With confidence and trust, let us pray to the Lord, saying
Lord, have mercy:

For the Anglican Communion around the world remembering especially today our sisters and brothers in the united Church of Pakistan; and in Canada for Linda our Primate, and Anne our Metropolitan.
In the Diocese of Ottawa, we pray  for Shane our Bishop, Linda, beginning her new ministry as Executive Archdeacon of the Diocese, and our sisters and brothers in the parish of St. Thomas the Apostle
The Venerable Peter Crosby, The Reverend Tim Kehoe
St. Thomas, Woodlawn, St. George’s, Fitzroy Harbour - The Reverend John Stopa
For the parish of St. Aidan, as they begin this time of transition, and for David and Laurette and the parish of St. Bartholomew; for the whole People of God, that each one may be a true and faithful servant of Christ, let us pray to the Lord. 
Lord, have mercy.

For your guidance and wisdom for all in our educational system, and your protection for teachers and students now on summer vacation, especially remembering Ashbury College and Arch Street Public School; For those drawing near to the light of faith, that the Lord will bring them to true knowledge of himself, let us pray to the Lord. 
Lord, have mercy.

For our families and friends, that the Lord will give them joy and satisfaction in all that they do, let us pray to the Lord. 
Lord, have mercy.

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, Grete, Harriot, Marissa, Mary, Jan, Carol, Don, Fay, Christina, Hana and her family, Harriet and her family in Africa, Michael and Kathleen and at St. Aidan’s, Kate and baby Liam, Mac, Lee, Norma, Lois, Julie, Gary, Lisa, Seare, and for those whom we now uphold, aloud or in the silence of our hearts – silence -for those who are lonely, suffering, hungry, persecuted, or ignored, that the Lord will comfort and sustain them, let us pray to the Lord. 
Lord, have mercy.

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 all who serve in diplomatic missions and NGO. For our country, that the Lord will help us to contribute to its true growth and well-being, let us pray to the Lord.  
Lord, have mercy.

For the whole human family, that we may live together in justice and peace, let us pray to the Lord.
Lord, have mercy.

For those who have died, remembering especially Ray Gaudreault, husband of Nancy Mayer.
and Arthur Read, brother of Lois Masse.
Rest eternal grant unto them, O Lord; and let light perpetual shine upon them.

Accept, O Lord, our thanks and praise for all you have done for us. We thank you for the splendour of the whole creation, for the beauty of this world, for the wonder of life, and for the mystery of love.
We thank you for the blessing of family and friends, and for the loving care which surrounds us on every side. We thank you for setting us tasks which demand our best efforts, and for leading us to accomplishments which satisfy and delight us. We thank you also for those disappointments and failures that lead us to acknowledge our dependence on you alone. Above all, we thank you for your Son Jesus Christ; for the truth of his word and the example of his life; for his steadfast obedience, by which he overcame temptation; for his dying, through which he overcame death; for his rising to life again, in which we are raised to the life of your kingdom. Grant us the gift of your Spirit, that we may know Christ and make him known; and through him at all times and in all places, may give thanks to you in all things.

The Lord’s Prayer

Hymn:  466   How Clear Is Our Vocation, Lord

How clear is our vocation, Lord, when once we heed your call:
To live according to your word, and daily learn, refreshed, restored,
that you are Lord of all and will not let us fall.

But if, forgetful, we should find your yoke is hard to bear;
If worldly pressures fray the mind and love itself cannot unwind
its tangled skein of care: our inward life repair.

In what you give us, Lord, to do, together or alone,
in old routines or ventures new, may we not cease to look to you,
the cross you hung upon, all you endeavoured done.

Sanctuary Flowers
The flowers today are given to the glory of God and in loving memory
of her parents, Wilfred and Vera Ward, with deepest love and appreciation by Judi and her family.







In appreciation for this week’s online service:
Archdeacon Pamela Yarrow
Director of Music: Tim Piper
Web Service:  Ruth Honeyman   Webmaster & Videographer:  Kevin McQuinn
Video and Art Editor:  Simon Honeyman  
Additional Photography: Kevin McQuinn


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  • 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.
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1st hymn:
Photograph of Princess Louise Falls, Orleans, Ontario.
Edward Calvert (1799-1883), The Return Home, 1830. Tate Modern, London.
J.E.H. MacDonald (1873-1932), Cathedral Peak from Lake O'Hara, 1924, National Gallery of Canada.

2nd hymn:
Duccio di Buoninsegna (1255–1319), Calling of Peter and Andrew, c.1308–11, National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC.
Caravaggio (1571–1610), Calling of Saints Peter and Andrew, 1603/6, Buckingham Palace, London.
Caravaggio, The Calling of Saint Matthew, 1599–1600, Collection of Contarelli Chapel, Church of San Luigi dei Francesi, Rome.
Domenico Ghirlandaio (1449–1494), Calling of the First Apostles, 1481, Detail from Sistine Chapel, Vatican City. 

Lucius R. O'Brien (1832–1899), Ottawa from New Edinburgh, c.1870s, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa.
St.Bart’s Seasonal   Kevin McQuinn 2020.


** 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 **

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