St Barts Sunday Service

Sunday Online Service

The Reverend Canon Linda Hill

Téa Mamaladze  - Director of Music

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Prelude:   Johann Sebastian Bach, French Suite No. 4, BWV 815, I. Allemande



Opening Hymn:  Let Us Build a House  soloist: Rodney Williamson  

Let us build a house where love can dwell and all can safely live,
a place where saints and children tell how hearts learn to forgive;
built of hopes and dreams and visions, rock of faith and vault of grace;
here the love of Christ shall end divisions:

All are welcome, all are welcome, all are welcome in this place.

Let us build a house where prophets speak, and words are strong and true,
where all God's children dare to seek to dream God's reign anew.
Here the cross shall stand as witness and as symbol of God's grace;
here as one we claim the faith of Jesus:

All are welcome, all are welcome, all are welcome in this place.

Let us build a house where hands will reach beyond the wood and stone to heal and strengthen,
serve and teach and live the Word they've known.
Here the outcast and the stranger bear the image of God's face;
let us bring an end to fear and danger:

All are welcome, all are welcome, all are welcome in this place.

Collect for St Aidan’s Day

O loving God, who called your servant Aidan from the peace of a cloister to re-establish the Christian mission in northern England, and gave him the gifts of gentleness, simplicity, and strength: grant that we, following his example, may use what you have given us for the relief of human need, and may persevere in commending the saving Gospel of our Redeemer Jesus Christ; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.  Amen.

Reading:  Romans 6:15-23   read by Les Cooper
Should we sin because we are not under law but under grace? By no means! Do you not know that if you present yourselves to anyone as obedient slaves, you are slaves of the one whom you obey, either of sin, which leads to death, or of obedience, which leads to righteousness? But thanks be to God that you, having once been slaves of sin, have become obedient from the heart to the form of teaching to which you were entrusted, and that you, having been set free from sin, have become slaves of righteousness. I am speaking in human terms because of your natural limitations. For just as you once presented your members as slaves to impurity and to greater and greater iniquity, so now present your members as slaves to righteousness for sanctification.
When you were slaves of sin, you were free in regard to righteousness. Now that you have been freed from sin and enslaved to God, the advantage you get is sanctification. The end is eternal life. For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Hear what the Spirit is saying to the church.

Hymn:  Sing a New Church soloist: Rodney Williamson  

Summoned by the God who made us rich in our diversity.
Gathered in the name of Jesus, richer still in unity.

Refrain: Let us bring the gifts that differ and in splendid, varied ways,
sing a new Church into being, one in faith and love and praise.

Trust the goodness of creation, trust the Spirit strong within.
Dare to dream the vision promised, sprung from seed of what has been.

Refrain: Let us bring the gifts that differ and, in splendid, varied ways,
sing a new Church into being, one in faith and love and praise.

Bring the hopes of every nation, bring the art of every race.
Weave a song of peace and justice, let it sound through time and space.

Refrain: Let us bring the gifts that differ and, in splendid, varied ways,
sing a new Church into being, one in faith and love and praise.

Gospel:  Matthew 10:40-45

Jesus said, ‘Whoever welcomes you welcomes me, and whoever welcomes me welcomes the one who sent me. Whoever welcomes a prophet in the name of a prophet will receive a prophet’s reward; and whoever welcomes a righteous person in the name of a righteous person will receive the reward of the righteous; and whoever gives even a cup of cold water to one of these little ones in the name of a disciple - truly I tell you, none of these will lose their reward.’

Sermon   The Reverend Canon Linda Hill

Meditation:  Ernest John Moeran, The White Mountain

An Ancient Celtic Creed

Our God is the God of all humans, the God of heaven and earth,
The God of sea and rivers, the God of the sun and the moon,
The God of all the heavenly bodies, the God of the lofty mountains,
The God of the lowly valleys.

God is above the heavens and is in the heavens and is beneath the heavens.
Heaven and earth and sea, and everything that is in them, such are God’s abode.
God inspires all things, gives life to all things, stands above all things,
and stands beneath all things.

God enlightens the light of the sun, strengthens the light of the night and the stars,
makes wells in the arid land and dry islands in the sea,
and places the stars in the service of the greater lights.

God has a Son who is coeternal with Godself, similar in all respects;
neither is the Son younger than the Father, nor is the Father older than the Son;
and the Holy Spirit breathes in them.
and the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit are inseparable.   Amen.

Tierchan’s Creed, attributed to Patrick, from The Patrician Texts from the Book of Armagh AD 670, quoted in A Celtic Eucharist Canterbury Press, Norwich, 2001 compliled and edited by Brendan O’Malley.

Hymn:  I Feel the Winds of God Today   soloist: Rodney Williamson  

I feel the winds of God today; today my sail I lift,
though heavy, oft with drenching spray, and torn with many a rift;
If hope but light the water’s crest, and Christ my bark will use,
I’ll seek the seas at his behest and brave another cruise.

It is the wind of God that dries my vain regretful tears,
Until with braver thoughts shall rise the purer, brighter years;
If cast on shores of selfish ease or pleasure I should be:
Lord, let me feel thy freshening breeze, and I’ll put back to sea.

If ever I forget thy love and how that love was shown,
Lift high the blood red flag above; it bears thy name alone.
Great pilot of my onward way, thou wilt not let me drift;
I feel the winds of God today, today my sail I lift.

Prayers of the People    read by Elisabeth Dempsey
Let us pray, saying ‘O God, hear our prayer.’

For bishops, clergy and people throughout the world including our bishop, Shane; for St Bart’s and its clergy: David, Laurette and Pamela; for St Aidan’s as they wish a heartfelt goodbye to their priest, Linda; let us pray.  
O God, hear our prayer.

For the United Church of North India and for Bishop Prem; in our diocese we pray for the people of St Paul’s Renfrew and their priest Carol; the Parish of Shawville and its clergy, Eric and Susan; for the people St Thomas, Stittsville and their priest Lee, let us pray.  
O God, hear our prayer.

For peace and justice in our world, and for an end to the sin of racism; let us pray.
O God, hear our prayer.

For (Canada/Ottawa/Elmvale) all those affected by this pandemic; let us pray.
O God, hear our prayer.

For those in need in St Bart’s community including Grete, Alan, Harriot, Marissa, Mary, Jan, Carol, Dan, Fay, Christina, Hana and her family, Harriet and her family in Africa, Michael and Kathleen; and those in St Aidan’s community: Terry, Delmer, Peter, Terry and Sherron, Glenda and Linda as well as those we mention in the silence of our hearts   SILENCE   let us pray.
O God, hear our prayer.

We gave thanks for the recent birth of Theodore Beall, son of Michael and Carol; let us pray.
O God, hear our prayer.

For the recently departed.
Rest eternal grant unto them O Lord
and let light perpetual shine upon them.

On this Feast of St Aidan we give thanks for the life and ministry of Aidan of Lindisfarne, missionary, monk and bishop, let us pray.
O God, hear our prayer.

Grant that we be inspired by Aidan’s call to prayer and service, that our hearts would grow in love for you and our neighbour, let us pray.  
O God, hear our prayer.

Inspire us to reach across cultural barriers as he did, bringing the good news of the gospel to people of other races and languages, let us pray.  
O God, hear our prayer.

Help us to liberate those who are held captive by sin – their own or others – so they might experience the freedom of Christ, let us pray.  
O God, hear our prayer.

For all parishes around the world that are named in his honour, we give grateful thanks, let us pray.
O God, hear our prayer. In Jesus’ name we pray.  Amen.

The Lord’s Prayer


Sanctuary Flowers
The flowers are given to the glory of God by Canon Linda Hill and Canon David Clunie
in thanksgiving for the loving and blessings she received at Saint Aidan’s
in the years of her ministry there

A Message from Debbie Trickey, Warden


Hymn:  As a Fire is Meant for Burning    soloist: Rodney Williamson  

As a fire is meant for burning with a bright and warming flame,
so the church is meant for mission, giving glory to God’s name.
As we witness to the gospel we would build a bridge of care,
Joining hands across the nations, finding neighbours everywhere.

We are learners; we are teachers; we are pilgrims on the way.
We are seekers; we are givers; we are vessels made of clay.
By our gentle, loving actions, we would show that Christ is light.
In a humble, listening Spirit, we would live to God’s delight.

As a green bud in the springtime is the sign of life renewed,
so may we be signs of oneness ’mid earth’s peoples, many hued.
As a rainbow lights the heavens when a storm is past and gone,
may our lives reflect the radiance of God’s new and glorious dawn.

Dismissal   .

PostludeJ.S. Bach, French Suite No. 4, BWV 815, VII. Gigue



In appreciation for this week’s online service:
The Reverend Canon Linda Hill
The Reverend Canon David Clunie
Reader: Les Cooper   Prayers: Elisabeth Dempsey
Warden: Debbie Trickey
Director of Music:  Téa Mamaladze   Soloist:  Rodney Williamson  
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.
    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. (Page Banner) Richard Hart-Jackson
  2. Aidan Hart (b.1957), Saint Aidan Triptych, courtesy of artist.
  3. Charles Lock Eastlake (1793–1865), Christ Blessing the Little Children, 1839. Manchester Art Gallery, Manchester, UK.
  4. Artist unknown. Jesus Healing the Blind, c.12th century. Catedrale di Santa Maria Nuova di Monreale, Sicily.
  5. Ellen Weinstein, Untitled, 2019. Courtesy of Harvard Law Bulletin.
  6. Kathleen Parbury (1901–1986), St Aidan, 1958. Church of St Mary the Virgin, Holy Island (Lindisfarne).
  7. Celtic Cross, Church of St Mary the Virgin, Holy Island (Lindisfarne).
  8. Paul Signac (1863–1935), Harbour at Marseilles, 1907. State Hermitage Museum, Saint Petersburg.
  9. Montague Dawson (1890–1973), Land Ho! The Clipper Ship North America, c.1930. Private collection.
  10. Artist unknown. Mary and Women of Scripture. Mary Kaye Medinger Marian Art Collection.


** 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 **

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