St Barts Sunday Service

Sunday Online Service

Seventh Sunday of Easter
Jerusalem Sunday

The Reverend Canon David Clunie

Timothy Piper
Organist and Director of Music

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Greeting    Alleluia, the Lord is risen. May his grace and peace be with you.


Opening Hymn: 247   Hail the Day That Sees Him Rise

Hail the day that sees him rise, alleluia! To his throne above the skies; alleluia!
Christ, the Lamb for sinners given, alleluia! Enters now the highest heaven! Alleluia!

Highest heaven its Lord receives, alleluia! Yet he loves the earth he leaves; alleluia!
Though returning to his throne, alleluia! Still he calls the world his own. Alleluia!

Lord, though parted from our sight, alleluia! Far above the starry height, alleluia!
Grant our hearts may thither rise, alleluia! Seeking thee above the skies. Alleluia!

Collect of the Day

Almighty God, your Son Jesus Christ ascended to the throne of heaven that he might rule over all things as Lord. Keep the Church in the unity of the Spirit and in the bond of his peace, and bring the whole of creation to worship at his feet, who is alive and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.  Amen.

Reading:  Ephesians 1:15-23   Reader: Chris Burn

I have heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love towards all the saints, and for this reason I do not cease to give thanks for you as I remember you in my prayers. I pray that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you a spirit of wisdom and revelation as you come to know him, so that, with the eyes of your heart enlightened, you may know what is the hope to which he has called you, what are the riches of his glorious inheritance among the saints, and what is the immeasurable greatness of his power for us who believe, according to the working of his great power. God put this power to work in Christ when he raised him from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly places, far above all rule and authority and power and dominion, and above every name that is named, not only in this age but also in the age to come. And he has put all things under his feet and has made him the head over all things for the church, which is his body, the fullness of him who fills all in all.

Hear what the Spirit is saying to the church.

 Psalm 47

Clap your hands, all you peoples; shout to God with a cry of joy. For the Lord Most High is to be feared; he is the great king over all the earth. Refrain.

He subdues the peoples under us, and the nations under our feet. He chooses our inheritance for us, the pride of Jacob whom he loves.  Refrain.

God has gone up with a shout, the Lord with the sound of the ram’s-horn. Sing praises to God, sing praises; sing praises to our king, sing praises. Refrain.

For God is king of all the earth; sing praises with all your skill.  God reigns over the nations; God sits upon his holy throne.  Refrain.

The nobles of the peoples have gathered together, with the people of the God of Abraham. The rulers of the earth belong to God, and he is highly exalted.  Refrain.

Gospel:  Luke 24:44-53

Then he said to them, ‘These are my words that I spoke to you while I was still with you  - that everything written about me in the law of Moses, the prophets, and the psalms must be fulfilled.’ Then he opened their minds to understand the scriptures, and he said to them, ‘Thus it is written, that the Messiah is to suffer and to rise from the dead on the third day, and that repentance and forgiveness of sins is to be proclaimed in his name to all nations, beginning from Jerusalem. You are witnesses of these things. And see, I am sending upon you what my Father promised; so stay here in the city until you have been clothed with power from on high.’  Then he led them out as far as Bethany, and, lifting up his hands, he blessed them. While he was blessing them, he withdrew from them and was carried up into heaven. And they worshipped him and returned to Jerusalem with great joy; and they were continually in the temple blessing God.

Sermon    The Reverend Canon Laurette Glasgow

Hymn:  278   Jerusalem the Golden

Jerusalem the golden, with milk and honey blessed,
Beneath thy contemplation sink heart and voice oppressed.
I know not, O I know not what joys await us there,
What radiancy of glory, what bliss beyond compare.

They stand, those halls of Sion, all jubilant with song,
And bright with many an angel and all the martyr throng.
The Prince is ever in them, the daylight is serene,
The pastures of the blessed are decked in glorious sheen.

O sweet and blessed country, the home of God’s elect;
O dear and future vision, that eager hearts expect:
Even now by faith we see thee, even here thy walls discern;
To thee our thoughts are kindled; for thee our spirits yearn.

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 our bishops, John, Anne and Linda; for Shane, our Bishop-elect; and for our parish clergy, David, Laurette, Pamela and Linda; for our companion diocese of Jerusalem; for the Anglican Communion, including Justin, the Archbishop of Canterbury, and members of the Anglican Consultative Council; in the Diocese of Ottawa and we pray for the parish of Prescott—North Glengarry, and for Claude, its interim priest-in-charge; and for the Anglican Church Women’s Groups and members throughout the diocese. 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, including Harriott, Cathy, Marissa, Martha, Mary, Jan, Carol, Don, Fay, Christina, Hana and her family, Harriet and her family in Uganda, Michael and Kathleen, and in St Aidan’s community Peter, Terry and Sherron, Glenda, Linda, Lee, Norma and Lois 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, including Don Carrington, husband of Joyce and long-time parishioner of St Aidan’s: 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.. 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.

The Lord’s Prayer

Closing Hymn: 84   Lord, Enthroned in Heavenly Splendour

Lord, enthroned in heavenly splendour, first begotten from the dead,
Thou, alone, our strong defender, liftest up thy people’s head.
Alleluia, Jesus, true and living bread!

Here our humblest homage pay we; here in loving reverence bow;
Here for faith’s discernment pray we, lest we fail to know thee now.
Alleluia, thou art here, we ask not how.

Life-imparting heavenly Manna, stricken Rock with streaming side,
Heaven and earth with loud hosanna worship thee, the Lamb who died,
Alleluia, risen, ascended, glorified!

Sanctuary Flowers
The flowers are given to the Glory of God and in loving memory of
my dear friend and nursing colleague, Micheline Kerwin, who died of COVID19 at the age of 73,
 by Linda Assad-Butcher.

A Message from our Rector’s Warden:  Jane Billings



Dismissal   Go forth into the world, rejoicing in the power of the Spirit. Alleluia!  


Canada Helps


In appreciation for this week’s online service:
The Reverend Canon David Clunie
The Reverend Canon Laurette Glasgow
The Reverend Canon Linda Hill
Music: Timothy Piper   Reader: Chris Burn   Altar Guild: Pamela Mallon
Web Service:  Ruth Honeyman   Webmaster & Videographer:  Kevin McQuinn
Video and Art Editor:  Simon Honeyman  
Additional Photography:  Pamela Mallon and Kevin McQuinn
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.
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Benjamin West (1738–1820); The Ascension, 1801
Women at the Grave of Christ and Ascension of Christ (so-called “Reidersche Tafel”); Ivory; Milan or Rome, c. 400
John Singleton Copley (1738–1815); Jesus Ascending to Heaven, 1775 / Rembrandt (1606–1669); Apostle Paul, 1633
Ignatius Cornelius Marinus (1599–1639), after Peter Paul Rubens; The Ascension of Christ, early 17th century
Illuminator unknown; The Ascension, from Illuminated Armenian Gospels with Eusebian canons, 1609. (Bodleian Library, Oxford.)
Jacob de Wit (1695–1754) after Rubens. The Ascension, print from Bowyer Bible (1795), grangerised from Macklin Bible. (Bolton Museum and Archives, England.)
Illuminator unknown; Ascension illumination featuring then-common "disappearing feet" imagery, Waldburg Prayer Book, 15th century
Albrecht Altdorfer (1480-1538); “The Ascension of Christ,” from The Fall and Salvation of Man Through the Life and Passion of Christ, c. 1513
Photographer unknown; 2 photographs of Jerusalem and the Sea of Galilee, c. 1860–1900
James Tissot (1836-1902); Reconstruction of Jerusalem and the Temple of Herod, 1886-1894
Artist unknown; City of Jerusalem, 19th century. (Museum of the Order of St. John, London.)
Artist unknown; John of Patmos watches the descent of New Jerusalem from God; detail from the Apocalypse Tapestry, Château d'Angers, France, 14th century
Artist unknown; The Ascension of Our Lord, Russian icon from the Malo-Kirillov Monastery, Novgorod School, c 15th century
El Greco (1541–1614); La Resurrección de Cristo (The Resurrection of Christ), 1597–1600
William Blake (1757–1827); The Ascension, 1805-06
Rembrandt (1606-1669); The Ascension, 1636
Gustave Dore (1832-1883); L' Ascension of Christ, 1879


** Previous Sunday Services: March 22, March 29, Palm Sunday, Easter Sunday, April 19, April 26, May 3, May 10, May 17 **

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