St Barts Sunday Service

Sunday Online Service

The Reverend Canon David Clunie

Timothy Piper
Organist and Director of Music

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Opening Hymn:  576   For the Healing of the Nations

For the healing of the nations, God, we pray with one accord;
For a just and equal sharing of the things that earth affords.
To a life of love in action help us rise and pledge our word.

Lead us, Father, into freedom; from despair your world release,
That, redeemed from war and hatred, all may come and go in peace.
Show us how through care and goodness fear will die and hope increase.

All that kills abundant living, let it from the earth be banned:
Pride of status, race, or schooling, dogmas that obscure your plan.
In our common quest for justice, may we hallow life’s brief span.


Almighty God, without you we are not able to please you. Mercifully grant that your Holy Spirit may in all things direct and rule our hearts; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who is alive and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. 

Reading: Genesis 18:1-15   Jane Billings

The Lord appeared to Abraham by the oaks of Mamre as he sat at the entrance of his tent in the heat of the day. He looked up and saw three men standing near him. When he saw them, he ran from the tent entrance to meet them, and bowed down to the ground. He said, "My lord if I find favour with you, do not pass by your servant. Let a little water be brought, and wash your feet, and rest yourselves under the tree. Let me bring a little bread, that you may refresh yourselves, and after that you may pass on, since you have come to your servant." So, they said, "Do as you have said." And Abraham hastened into the tent to Sarah, and said, "Make ready quickly three measures of choice flour, knead it, and make cakes." Abraham ran to the herd, and took a calf, tender and good, and gave it to the servant, who hastened to prepare it. Then he took curds and milk and the calf that he had prepared and set it before them; and he stood by them under the tree while they ate. They said to him, "Where is your wife Sarah?" And he said, "There, in the tent." Then one said, "I will surely return to you in due season, and your wife Sarah shall have a son." And Sarah was listening at the tent entrance behind him. Now Abraham and Sarah were old, advanced in age; it had ceased to be with Sarah after the manner of women. So Sarah laughed to herself, saying, "After I have grown old, and my husband is old, shall I have pleasure?" The Lord said to Abraham, "Why did Sarah laugh, and say, 'Shall I indeed bear a child, now that I am old?' Is anything too wonderful for the Lord? At the set time I will return to you, in due season, and Sarah shall have a son." But Sarah denied, saying, "I did not laugh"; for she was afraid. He said, "Oh yes, you did laugh."

Hear what the Spirit is saying to the Church.

Psalm 116: 1, 10-17

I love the Lord, because he has heard the voice of my supplication, because he has inclined his ear to me whenever I called upon him.   How shall I repay the Lord for all the good things he has done for me? I will lift up the cup of salvation and call upon the name of the Lord. I will fulfil my vows to the Lord in the presence of all his people. Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his servants.  Refrain

O Lord, I am your servant; I am your servant and the child of your handmaid. You have freed me from my bonds. I will offer you the sacrifice of thanksgiving and call upon the name of the Lord. I will fulfil my vows to the Lord in the presence of all his people. In the courts of the Lord's house, in the midst of you, O Jerusalem. Hallelujah!   Refrain

 Gospel: Matthew 9:35-10:8

Then Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, and proclaiming the good news of the kingdom, and curing every disease and every sickness. When he saw the crowds, he had compassion for them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. Then he said to his disciples, "The harvest is plentiful, but the labourers are few; therefore ask the Lord of the harvest to send out labourers into his harvest." Then Jesus summoned his twelve disciples and gave them authority over unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to cure every disease and every sickness. These are the names of the twelve apostles: first, Simon, also known as Peter, and his brother Andrew; James son of Zebedee, and his brother John; Philip and Bartholomew; Thomas and Matthew the tax collector; James son of Alphaeus, and Thaddaeus; Simon the Cananaean, and Judas Iscariot, the one who betrayed him. These twelve Jesus sent out with the following instructions: "Go nowhere among the Gentiles, and enter no town of the Samaritans, but go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel. As you go, proclaim the good news, 'The kingdom of heaven has come near.' Cure the sick, raise the dead, cleanse the lepers, cast out demons. You received without payment; give without payment.

Sermon   The Reverend Canon Laurette Glasgow

Prayers of the People    Ray Perrin

Let us pray together to the Lord saying,
God of Love, hear our prayer.

We thank you for the freedom to give you daily thanks and praise; for the love which brings us here together; for the earth which  provides for our needs; for all who confess the name of Christ; fill us with the power of your Holy Spirit and help us to take up our cross and follow You, proclaiming the good news of your love. 
God of Love, hear our prayer.

Let us pray for the peace of the whole world. Grant that we may live together in justice and faith, unity and concord. 
God of Love, hear our prayer.

Let us pray for this glorious country of ours; for Elizabeth, our Queen, Julie, our Governor General, Justin, our Prime Minister and all in authority. Help them to serve your people according to Your Holy Will. 
God of Love, hear our prayer.

Let us pray for all bishops, priests and deacons, especially for Shane, our newly consecrated Bishop of Ottawa, David, Laurette, Pamela and Linda, that they may remain faithful to their calling and rightly proclaim the word of truth. 
God of Love, hear our prayer.

In the Anglican Cycle of Prayer we pray for the Church of the Province of Myanmar (Burma)The Most Reverend Stephen Than Myint Oo - Archbishop of Myanmar and Bishop of Yangon. In our own Diocese we offer in prayer St. Alban the Martyr, Mattawa and all who minister there; St. Margaret of Scotland, Rutherglen - The Reverend David Shields; St. Alban the Martyr, Ottawa - The Reverend Mark Whittall. 
God of Love, hear our prayer.

We pray for our Armed Forces, especially members of the Governor General’s Foot Guards and we offer up those serving in diplomatic missions and NGOs. We pray for our educational system, including Ashbury College and Arch Street School, that all teachers, students and parents will be protected and inspired. 
God of Love, hear our prayer.

Let us pray that the Lord Jesus may reveal the light of His presence to the sick, the weak and the dying, including all those affected by this pandemic. We especially offer in prayer those living in retirement homes and Long Term Care Facilities, particularly all those living and working at The Garry J. Armstrong Home. We pray for all physicians, nurses, medical staff, support workers, researchers, first responders and all those who provide us with the necessities of life. We offer in prayer those in special need in the St. Bart’s Community: Alan, Harriott, Marissa, Mary, Jan, Carol, Don, Fay, Christina, Hana and her
family, Harriet and her family in Uganda, Michael and Kathleen.  In the St. Aidan’s community, we remember in prayer Seare, Viola, Leanne, Thomas, Ted, and we pray for others, either aloud or in the silence of our hearts………. that they may be relieved and strengthened.
God of Love, hear our prayer.

Let us pray for all those who are suffer from racism or any kind of discrimination. Help us to challenge it and uproot it from our society, our world and ourselves. Bring calm, compassion and love to the situation in the United States. 
God of Love, hear our prayer.

We remember the prophets, apostles, martyrs and all who have borne witness to the Gospel. Lord, direct our lives in the same spirit of service, love and sacrifice. 
God of Love, hear our prayer.

Let us pray for all who have passed in faith from this life to the closer life with Thee, remembering especially Samuel Sewell, son of Nelly and Hendry Sewell, and Arthur Heffel, son of Vera Heffel.

Rest eternal grant unto them O Lord, and let light perpetual shine upon them.
God of Love, hear our prayer.

Let us now in a moment of silence offer before God our own special needs and thanksgivings.  if You will O Lord, pray in us. 

The Lord’s Prayer

Closing Hymn: 600   You Call Us Out to Praise You

You call us out to praise you, one God for all the earth;
To gather in communion, and treasure human worth;
We are your living story, to hear and to be heard;
We praise your name, who write us, the Writer and the Word.

The church that speaks forgiveness confesses its own need;
The church that feels its hunger finds grace to care and feed;
Our famished world is crying, its future filled with dread;
We praise your name, who fill us, the Baker and the Bread.

Our feeble voices struggle to sing your justice clear;
The world has sunk in silence, each discord echoes fear.
One voice alone is ragged; together, we are strong;
We praise your name, who breathe us, the Singer and the Song.

Sanctuary Flowers
The flowers are given to the Glory of God and are in loving memory of
Palle Kiar by his wife Marie Kiar.



Dismissal   .



In appreciation for this week’s online service:
The Reverend Canon David Clunie
The Reverend Canon Linda Hill
Reader: Jane Billings    Prayers: Ray Perrin    Music: Timothy Piper  
Altar Guild: Pamela Mallon
Web Service:  Ruth Honeyman   Webmaster & Videographer:  Kevin McQuinn
Video and Art Editor:  Simon Honeyman  
Additional Photography: Pamela Mallon; Kevin McQuinn, Judy Wiesinger
Custodian:  Clement Olomoi


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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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  1. (Page Banner) Bartolomé Esteban Murillo (1617-1682), Abraham and the Three Angels, 1670-74, National Gallery of Canada
  2. Rembrandt (1606–1669), Abraham Serving the Angels, 1646. Private collection.
  3. Gerbrand van der Eeckhout (1621­­–1674), Abraham and the Three Angels, 1656. State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg.
  4. Jan Victors (1619–1676), Abraham Entertaining the Three Angels, c.1640s. State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg.
  5. Marc Chagall (1887­–1985), Abraham and the Three Angels, 1966. Musée Nationale Marc Chagall, Nice, France.
  6. John Bridges (1818–1854), Christ Healing the Mother of Simon Peter’s Wife, 1839. Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham, Alabama.
  7. “Jesus Christ cures the man who was deaf and mute.” Codex Vindobonensis Palatinus 485. Österreichische Nationalbibliothek, Wien, Austria
  8. El Greco (1541–1614), Christ Healing the Blind, c.1570. Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City.


** 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 **

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