St Barts Sunday Service

Sunday Online Service

The Reverend Canon David Clunie

Timothy Piper
Organist and Director of Music

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Alleluia, Christ is risen. The Lord is risen indeed.
May his grace and peace be with you.  May he fill our hearts with joy.


Opening Hymn: 620  How Sweet the Name of Jesus Sounds

How sweet the name of Jesus sounds in a believer’s ear!
It soothes our sorrows, heals our wounds, and drives away our fear.

It makes the wounded spirit whole, and calms the troubled breast;
‘Tis manna to the hungry soul, and to the weary rest.

Dear name! The rock on which I build, my shield and hiding place,
My never-failing treasury filled with boundless stores of grace.

Jesus, my shepherd, brother, friend, my prophet, priest, and king,
My Lord, my life, my way, my end, accept the praise I bring.

Collect of the Day

Almighty God, your Son Jesus Christ is the way, the truth, and the life. Give us grace to love one another and walk in the way of his commandments, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.   Amen.

Reading:   Acts 7:55-60    Reader:  Serge Belet

Filled with the Holy Spirit, Stephen gazed into heaven and saw the glory of God and Jesus standing at the right hand of God. "Look," he said, "I see the heavens opened and the Son of Man standing at the right hand of God!" But they covered their ears, and with a loud shout all rushed together against him. Then they dragged him out of the city and began to stone him; and the witnesses laid their coats at the feet of a young man named Saul. While they were stoning Stephen, he prayed, "Lord Jesus, receive my spirit." Then he knelt down and cried out in a loud voice, "Lord, do not hold this sin against them." When he had said this, he died.

Hear what the Spirit is saying to the church.

Psalm 31, verses 1-5, 15-16


In you, O Lord, have I taken refuge; let me never be put to shame; deliver me in your righteousness. Incline your ear to me; make haste to deliver me.  Refrain

Be my strong rock, a castle to keep me safe, for you are my crag and my stronghold; for the sake of your name, lead me and guide me.  Refrain

Take me out of the net that they have secretly set for me, for you are my tower of strength. Into your hands I commend my spirit, for you have redeemed me, O Lord, O God of truth.  Refrain

"My times are in your hand; rescue me from the hand of my enemies, and from those who persecute me. Make your face to shine upon your servant, and in your loving kindness save me."  Refrain

Gospel:  John 14:1-14
Jesus said, "Do not let your hearts be troubled. Believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father's house there are many dwelling places. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, so that where I am, there you may be also. And you know the way to the place where I am going." Thomas said to him, "Lord, we do not know where you are going. How can we know the way?" Jesus said to him, "I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. If you know me, you will know my Father also. From now on you do know him and have seen him." Philip said to him, "Lord, show us the Father, and we will be satisfied." Jesus said to him, "Have I been with you all this time, Philip, and you still do not know me? Whoever has seen me has seen the Father. How can you say, 'Show us the Father'? Do you not believe that I am in the Father and the Father is in me? The words that I say to you I do not speak on my own; but the Father who dwells in me does his works. Believe me that I am in the Father and the Father is in me; but if you do not, then believe me because of the works themselves. Very truly, I tell you, the one who believes in me will also do the works that I do and, in fact, will do greater works than these, because I am going to the Father. I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son.  If in my name you ask me for anything, I will do it.”

Sermon    The Reverend Canon David Clunie

Hymn:  Are You a Shepherd?

Are you a shepherd, good shepherd who leads us safely through danger, while calming our fears?
Are you a father who shelters and feeds us shares in our laughter and wipes away tears?
Yes, you are shepherd, parent and teacher, but you are greater than all that we know.
Holy and living, loving and giving, God, you are with us wherever we go.

Are you a mother, good mother who bears us, comforts, protects us, and helps us to rest?
Are you a teacher who daily prepares us, challenging students to offer their best?
Yes, you are shepherd, parent and teacher, but you are greater than all that we know.
Holy and living, loving and giving, God, you are with us wherever we go.

Great, gentle shepherd, forever beside us, lead all your children in paths that are right.
Great, loving parent, wise teacher, you guide us. We want to love and bring you delight.
Yes, you are shepherd, parent and teacher, but you are greater than all that we know.
Holy and living, loving and giving, God, you are with us wherever we go.

Prayers of the People       The Reverend Canon Linda Hill

In joy and hope let us pray to the source of all life, saying, “Hear us, Lord of glory!”

That our risen Saviour may fill us with the joy of his holy and life-giving resurrection, let us pray to the Lord.  Hear us, Lord of glory!

That isolated and persecuted churches may find fresh strength in the Easter gospel let us pray to the Lord.  Hear us, Lord of glory!

That the Church would be strengthened in this time of crisis, praying for: bishop-elect Very Rev Shane Parker, Most Rev Anne Germond, Metropolitan, Most Rev Linda Nicholls, Primate and our clergy (Rev Canon David Clunie, Rev Canon Laurette Glasgow, Ven Pamela Yarrow and Rev Canon Linda Hill); our companion diocese of Jerusalem; the Anglican Church of Kenya and Archbishop Jackson Ole Sapit; in the Diocese of Ottawa: Church of the Ascension, Rev Rhonda Waters; Julian of Norwich Anglican Church, the Rev Monique Stone and Deacon Elizabeth December; all church musicians;
let us pray to the Lord. Hear us, Lord of glory!

That our risen Saviour may grant us humility to be subject to one another in Christian love,
let us pray to the Lord. Hear us, Lord of glory!

That he would protect members of the Canadian Forces and the Governor General’s Foot Guards, as well as those serving in diplomatic missions and
NGO’s especially Jason,
let us pray to the Lord.  Hear us, Lord of glory!

That he would strengthen our educational system, including Ashbury College and Arch Street Public School, that all students, teachers and staff would be protected and inspired,
let us pray to the Lord. Hear us, Lord of glory!

That our risen Saviour would provide for those who lack food, water, work, or shelter,
let us pray to the Lord.  Hear us. Lord of glory!

That by Christ’s power wars, famine and disease – including COVID-19 – may cease through all the earth, that peace and justice would be established, let us pray to the Lord.  Hear us, Lord of glory!

That he would strengthen and protect Canada’s medical system including hospitals, long-term care facilities – including the Garry J. Armstrong Home – physicians, nurses, medical staff and support workers, researchers working on a vaccine, first responders and all who provide us with the necessities of life, let us pray to the Lord.  Hear us, Lord of glory!

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 including those in retirement homes; as well as those in special need in St Bart’s community Cathy, Marissa, Martha, Mary, Jan, Carol, Don, Fay, Christina, Hana and her family, Harriet and her family in Uganda, Kathleen, Michael and Natalie; and in St Aidan’s community Jim, Jim and Rosemary, Tracy, Thomas, Tiang-Ang, Jane, Nadine, Viola and Leanne and others we mention aloud or in the silence of our hearts SILENCE …… that they may be relieved and strengthened, let us pray to the Lord.  Hear us, Lord of glory!

Let us pray for the Recently Departed: Kathleen O’Brien, relative of the Mattioli family; Glen Holmes, friend of Weldon and Mary Meadus, Louise Wade, sister-in-law of Iris Neales and all who have died from this pandemic: Rest eternal grant unto them O Lord, and let light perpetual shine upon them.

That the Lord Jesus may send the fire of the Holy Spirit upon his people, that we may bear faithful witness to his resurrection, let us pray to the Lord.  Hear us, Lord of glory!

That we would render thanks for all the good things in this life including mothers and those who give a mother’s care SILENCE…. let us pray to the Lord.  Hear us, Lord of glory!

Holy God, you have called us to follow in the way of your risen Son, and to care for our neighbour, not only with words of comfort, but with acts of love. Seeking to be true friends of all, we offer our prayers on behalf of the church and the world. In Jesus’ name we pray.  Amen.

Closing Hymn: 425  Joyful, Joyful We Adore Thee

Joyful, joyful, we adore thee, God of glory, Lord of love;
Hearts unfold like flower before thee, opening to the sun above.
Melt the clouds of sing and sadness, drive the dark of doubt away;
Giver of immortal gladness fill us with the light of day.

All thy works with joy surround thee, earth and heaven reflect thy rays;
Stars and angels sing around thee, centre of unbroken praise.
Field and forest, vale and mountain, Flowery meadow, flashing sea,
Chanting bird and flowing fountain call us to rejoice in thee.

Thou art giving and forgiving, ever blessing, ever blest,
Well-spring of the joy of living, ocean depth of happy rest!
Thou our Father, and our Mother, all who live in love are thine;
Teach us how to love each other, lift us to the joy divine.

Sanctuary Flowers
The flowers are given to the Glory of God and

In Thanksgiving for Joanne Beall by her son Michael
In Celebration of Mary Ward Raymont, age 103,
 as she enjoys her 74th year of being a mother, by her children Liz, Peter & David
 In loving memory of Cynthia Heatherington
In loving memory of our mothers, Maud Mallon & Bubs Walker
by Pamela & Brian Mallon
In loving memory of Teresa Lopez,
beloved mother of Jony and dear friend of the Remillard Family
In loving memory of my mother Tony and Edie Moffett, my mother in law,
and Traute Massute, my host mother as a 15 yr. old exchange student in Germany, by Don Butler
In loving memory of Margaret Millson and in thanksgiving for Doris Lewis by Nancy and Doug Millson





In appreciation for this week’s online service:
The Reverend Canon David Clunie; The Reverend Canon Laurette Glasgow
Music: Timothy Piper   Reader:  Janet Uren   Altar Guild: Pamela Mallon
Web Service:  Ruth Honeyman   Videographer and Webmaster:  Kevin McQuinn
Video and Art Editor:  Simon Honeyman   Custodian:  Clement Olomoi


  • 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) 


Canada Helps

Salvador Dali (1904-1989), Tu es Petrus, 1964
Tu es Petrus:  Reproduction of statue at St Peter's Basilica, Rome. Oblate Church, Inchicore, Dublin, Ireland
Duccio di Buoninsegna (1255-1319), Christ Taking Leave of the Apostles, c. 1310
George Frederic Watts (1817-1904), Prayer, 1860
John Phillip (1817-1867), Prayer, 1859
Henry Ossawa Tanner (1859-1937), The Thankful Poor, 1894
Charles-Émile Jacques (1813-1894), Shepherd and his flock, date unknown
West window in entrance to St Bart’s of Mary sheltering children, given by Doris Broadribb
Miguel Cabrera (1695-1768), The Divine Shepherds, date unknown


** Previous Sunday Services: March 22, March 29, Palm Sunday, Easter Sunday, April 19, April 26, May 3**

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