St Bart's Sunday Service

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The Reverend Canon David Clunie

The Reverend Canon Laurette Glasgow

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Organ Prelude:    Courante in C     Dietrich Buxtehude



Hymn:  617   Jesus, the Very Thought of Thee

Jesus, the very thought of thee, with sweetness fills the breast;
But sweeter far thy face to see, and in thy presence rest.

O hope of every contrite heart, O joy of all the meek;
To those who ask, how kind thou art, how good to those who seek!

Jesus, our only joy be thou, as thou our prize wilt be;
In thee be all our glory now, and through eternity.

Collect:  Almighty God, you have built your Church on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief cornerstone. Join us together in unity of spirit by their teaching, that we may become a holy temple, acceptable to you; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.      Amen.

Reading:  Exodus 20:1-4, 7-9,12-20      read by Brian Eckert

Then God spoke all these words: I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery; you shall have no other gods before me.
You shall not make for yourself an idol, whether in the form of anything that is in heaven above, or that is on the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth.
You shall not make wrongful use of the name of the Lord your God, for the Lord will not acquit anyone who misuses his name.
Remember the sabbath day and keep it holy. For six days you shall labour and do all your work.
Honour your father and your mother, so that your days may be long in the land that the Lord your God is giving you.
You shall not murder.
You shall not commit adultery.
You shall not steal.
You shall not bear false witness against your neighbour.
You shall not covet your neighbour’s house; you shall not covet your neighbour’s wife, or male or female slave, or ox, or donkey, or anything that belongs to your neighbour.
When all the people witnessed the thunder and lightning, the sound of the trumpet, and the mountain smoking, they were afraid and trembled and stood at a distance, and said to Moses, ‘You speak to us, and we will listen; but do not let God speak to us, or we will die.’ Moses said to the people, ‘Do not be afraid; for God has come only to test you and to put the fear of him upon you so that you do not sin.’

Hear what the Spirit is saying to the church.  Thanks be to God.

Gospel:  Matthew 21:33-46

Jesus said, "Listen to another parable. There was a landowner who planted a vineyard, put a fence around it, dug a wine press in it, and built a watchtower. Then he leased it to tenants and went to another country. When the harvest time had come, he sent his slaves to the tenants to collect his produce. But the tenants seized his slaves and beat one, killed another, and stoned another. Again, he sent other slaves, more than the first; and they treated them in the same way. Finally, he sent his son to them, saying, 'They will respect my son.' But when the tenants saw the son, they said to themselves, 'This is the heir; come, let us kill him and get his inheritance.' So, they seized him, threw him out of the vineyard, and killed him. Now when the owner of the vineyard comes, what will he do to those tenants?" They said to him, "He will put those wretches to a miserable death and lease the vineyard to other tenants who will give him the produce at the harvest time." Jesus said to them, "Have you never read in the scriptures: 'The stone that the builders rejected has become the cornerstone; this was the Lord's doing, and it is amazing in our eyes'? Therefore, I tell you, the kingdom of God will be taken away from you and given to a people that produces the fruits of the kingdom. The one who falls on this stone will be broken to pieces; and it will crush anyone on whom it falls." When the chief priests and the Pharisees heard his parables, they realized that he was speaking about them. They wanted to arrest him, but they feared the crowds, because they regarded him as a prophet.

Sermon   The Reverend Canon Laurette Glasgow

The Irish Boy     Thomas F. Dunhill  

Prayers of the People

Confident of a just, merciful, and loving God, we pray saying,
Lord, hear our call.

We enter this autumn season with hope in our hearts, praying for restored health in body, mind and spirit at home and throughout the world. We pray especially for those in our parish families: At St Bart’s  we pray for Sue, Liba, Margaret, Laurie, Harriott, Marissa, Mary, Fay, Don, Christina, Hana and her family, Harriet and her family in Africa, Michael and Kathleen; and at St. Aidan’s we pray for Mimi, Reverend Olu Alabi, Ruth, Carmen, Erma Barnett, Lew, Joyce, Warren, Seare. 
Lord, hear our call.

As places of worship open their doors, we unite in prayer across all faith traditions that all may worship in freedom and safety. We pray for their leadership, that they may remain resilient in the face of new challenges and faithful to their calling. In our Anglican cycle, we pray for the Anglican Church of Tanzania 
The Most Reverend Dr Maimbo Mndolwa - Archbishop of Tanzania and Bishop of Tanga
and in our own Diocese we pray for the Area Parish of Prescott-North Glengarry: Holy Trinity, Hawkesbury, St. John’s, Vankleek Hill, St. Michael and All Angels, Maxville, with the Parish of Grenville/Calumet, and the Chapel of St. Paul’s, Fenaghvale -The Reverend Claude Delorme IPIC;
for the Diocesan Archives, its volunteers and for our Diocesan Archivist Dr. Glenn Lockwood, and most especially for our Primate, Linda, our Metropolitan, Anne and our Bishop, Shane.
Lord, hear our call.

With the new session of Parliament, we pray that wisdom and compassion will prevail in the hearts of all those in positions of political leadership and service, and most especially for Justin, Douglas, and Jim.
Lord, hear our call.

In a world fraught with inequities, injustices, and polarization, we pray for greater understanding, patience, and generosity of spirit. We pray for healing for all victims and restoration of right relations.
Lord, hear our call.

In this time when nothing seems “normal”, we pray that our faith may be strengthened, that our hope may be restored, that our hearts may be open to each other, and that your wisdom and truth may enlighten us.
Lord, hear our call.

With grateful hearts, we give thanks for all who provide vital public services, often at risk to themselves, especially but not solely for medical personnel, teachers, transportation workers, grocery staff, migrant and other agricultural workers, and delivery personnel.  
Lord, hear our call.

In all of this, we ask your forgiveness for what we have done and what we have left undone.
Lord, hear our call.

The Lord’s Prayer

Offering:  Blessed be thou, Lord God of Israel for ever and ever.  All that is in the heaven and in the earth is thine. All things come of thee, and of thine own have we given thee.

Sanctuary Flowers
The flowers are given to the glory of God and
in loving memory of Jakub Liska, grand nephew of Marie Kiar,
who passed away in the Czech Republic on August 31, 2020 at the age of 21.

Hymn:  Praise the One Who Breaks the Darkness

Praise the one who breaks the darkness with a liberating light.
Praise the one who frees the prisoners, turning blindness into sight.
Praise the one who preached the gospel, healing every dread disease,
Calming storms and feeding thousands with the very bread of peace.

Praise the one who blessed the children with a strong yet gentle word.
Praise the one who drove out demons with a piercing two-edged sword.
Praise the one who brings cool water to the desert’s burning sand.
From this well comes living water, quenching thirst in every land.

Praise the one true love incarnate: Christ who suffered in our place.
Jesus died and rose for many that we may know God by grace.
Let us sing for joy and gladness, seeing what our God has done.
Praise the one redeeming glory, praise the One who makes us one.




Organ Postlude:   Bourrée in A       Georg Philipp Telemann           

Mini Concert with Tim Piper
Now Thank We All Our God
 Sigfrid Karg-Elert


In appreciation for this week’s online service:
The Reverend Canon David Clunie   The Reverend Canon Laurette Glasgow
Music: Timothy Piper   
Reader: Brian Eckert 
Web Service:  Ruth Honeyman   Webmaster & Videographer:  Kevin McQuinn
Video and Art Editor:  Simon Honeyman  
Additional Photography: Kevin McQuinn, Pamela Mallon


Canada Helps

  • 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. Marten van Valckenborch (1535–1612), The Parable of the Wicked Husbandmen, 1580–90. Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna.
  2. Unknown artist. “The Parable of the Wicked Husbandmen,” from the Speculum Humanae Salvationis, Darmstadt Manuscript, c.1360. University and State Library, Darmstadt, Germany.
  3. John Everett Millais (1829–96), “The Wicked Husbandman,” from The Parables of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, 1864. Tate Britain, London.
  4. Rembrandt (1606–69), Moses Smashing the Tablets of the Law, 1659. Gemäldegalerie, Berlin. 
  5. Ferdinand Bol (1616–1680), Moses Descends from Mount Sinai with the Ten Commandments, 1662. Royal Palace of Amsterdam.
  6. Philippe de Champaigne (1602–74), Moses with the Ten Commandments, 1648. State Hermitage Museum, Saint Petersburg.
  7. Marc Chagall (1887–1985), Moses Receiving the Ten Commandments, 1958. Masterworks Fine Art Gallery, Oakland Hills, California.
  8. Lette Valeska (1885–1985), Giving of the Ten Commandments, 1948. Courtesy of the Lette Valeska Collection.
  9. Christian Rohlfs (1849–1938), Sommerlandschaft bei Weimar (Summer Landscape by Weimar), 1904. Alte Nationalgalerie, Berlin.
  10. Gabriele Münter (1877-1962), Abend in Park (Nightfall in St. Cloud), 1906. Brooklyn Museum, New York City.
  11. Wassily Kandinski (1866–1944), Der Blaue Reiter (The Blue Rider), 1903. Museum of Modern Art, New York City. 
  12. Christian Rohlfs, Visionäre Landschaft (Visionary Landscape), 1912. Germanisches National Museum, Nuremberg.


** 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 **

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