St Bart's Sunday Service
The Reverend Canon David Clunie
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Prelude: Veni Creator Spiritus (plainsong, Mode 8)
Welcome The Reverend Canon David Clunie
Hymn: 653 Gracious Spirit, Holy Ghost
Almighty and everliving God, who fulfilled the promises of Easter by sending us your Holy Spirit and opening to every race and nation the way of life eternal, keep us in the unity of your Spirit, that every tongue may tell of your glory; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.
Reading: Acts 2:1-18 read by Rosemary MacDonald
When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place. And suddenly from heaven there came a sound like the rush of a violent wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting. Divided tongues, as of fire, appeared among them, and a tongue rested on each of them. All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other languages, as the Spirit gave them ability.
Now there were devout Jews from every nation under heaven living in Jerusalem. And at this sound the crowd gathered and was bewildered, because each one heard them speaking in the native language of each. Amazed and astonished, they asked, ‘Are not all these who are speaking Galileans? And how is it that we hear, each of us, in our own native language? Parthians, Medes, Elamites, and residents of Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia, Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts of Libya belonging to Cyrene, and visitors from Rome, both Jews and proselytes, Cretans and Arabs—in our own languages we hear them speaking about God’s deeds of power.’ All were amazed and perplexed, saying to one another, ‘What does this mean?’ But others sneered and said, ‘They are filled with new wine.’ But Peter, standing with the eleven, raised his voice and addressed them: ‘Men of Judea and all who live in Jerusalem, let this be known to you, and listen to what I say. Indeed, these are not drunk, as you suppose, for it is only nine o’clock in the morning. No, this is what was spoken through the prophet Joel: “In the last days it will be, God declares, that I will pour out my Spirit upon all flesh, and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams. Even upon my slaves, both men and women, in those days I will pour out my Spirit; and they shall prophesy.
Gospel: John 15:26-27, 16:4-15
Jesus said to the disciples, "When the Advocate comes, whom I will send to you from the Father, the Spirit of truth who comes from the Father, he will testify on my behalf. You also are to testify because you have been with me from the beginning. I did not say these things to you from the beginning, because I was with you. But now I am going to him who sent me; yet none of you asks me, 'Where are you going?' But because I have said these things to you, sorrow has filled your hearts. Nevertheless I tell you the truth: it is to your advantage that I go away, for if I do not go away, the Advocate will not come to you; but if I go, I will send him to you. And when he comes, he will prove the world wrong about sin and righteousness and judgement: about sin, because they do not believe in me; about righteousness, because I am going to the Father and you will see me no longer; about judgement, because the ruler of this world has been condemned. I still have many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now. When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth; for he will not speak on his own, but will speak whatever he hears, and he will declare to you the things that are to come. He will glorify me, because he will take what is mine and declare it to you. All that the Father has is mine. For this reason I said that he will take what is mine and declare it to you."
Sermon The Reverend Canon David Clunie
Music after the Sermon O Burning Spirit Brian Ruttan
Prayers of the People
Anglican Communion: The Anglican Church of Melanesia
Diocese: Area Parish of Prescott-North Glengarry - Holy Trinity, Hawkesbury; St. John’s, Vankleek Hill; St. Michael and All Angels, Maxville; The Parish of Grenville/Calumet; The Chapel at St. Paul’s, Fenaghvale - The Reverend Canon Robert Heard, Interim Priest-in-Charge
For the Anglican Church Women (ACW) and their groups and members throughout the Diocese.
Parish: Abe, Joanne, Harriott, Laurie, Michael S, Andrej, Don, Christina, Hana and family, Harriet and family, Michael, Kathleen.
For those who have died: Margaret Maclure and Michael Macpherson
The Lord’s Prayer
Hymn: 645 Come Down, O Love Divine
Today we remember Moira Esdaile on what would have been her 100th birthday,
with love from her grandchildren, children and extended family.
Choral Postlude: What I Can Laura and Timothy Piper
Postlude: Komm, gott schopfer, heiliger Geist J.G. Walther
In appreciation for this week’s online service:
The Reverend Canon David Clunie
Music: Timothy Piper St Bartholomew’s Parish Choir
Reader: Rosemary MacDonald
Altar Guild: Pamela Mallon
Web Service and Art Curator: Ruth Honeyman
Video and Art Editor: David Clunie Webmaster: Kevin McQuinn
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- The Hunterian Psalter, Pentecost, 1170. Glasgow University Library
- Book of Hours of Louis II of Châtillon, Psalm 104, 1340. Walters Collection
- Book of Hours, Belgium, (poss. Tournai), Pentecost ca. 1440. Morgan Library, N.Y.C.
- Rosemary Kilbourn, St Luke the Physician, stained glass window, 1966. St Bartholomew’s, Ottawa
- Jean II Restout, (1692–1768) Pentecost, 1732. Louvre Museum, Paris
- Albrecht Durer, (1471-1528), The Descent of the Holy Spirit, 1511. British Museum, London
- John Constable (1776 – 1837), Branch Hill Pond, Hampstead Heath, 1819. V & A Museum, London
** 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, July 12, July 19, July 26, August 2, August 9, August 16, August 23, August 30, September 6, September 13, September 20, September 27, October 4, October 11 October 18. October 25, November 1, November 8, November 15, November 22, November 29, Dcember 6, December 13, December 24, - 2021 - January 3, January 10, January 17, January 24, January 31, February 7, Ash Wednesday, February 14, February 21, Fberuary 28, March 7, March 14 , March 21, Palm Sunday, Good Friday, Easter Sunday, April 11, April 18, April 25, May 2, May 9, May 16 **