St Bart's Sunday Service

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The Reverend Canon David Clunie

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Prelude:  Sanctus      François Couperin


Opening Hymn:  487    Where Charity and Love Prevail

Where charity and love prevail, there God is ever found;
Brought here together by Christ’s love, by love are we thus bound.

Forgive we now each other’s faults as we our faults confess;
And let us love each other well in Christian holiness.

Love can exclude no race or creed if honoured be God’s name;
Our common life embraces all whose Father is the same.


Almighty God, you call your Church to witness that in Christ we are reconciled to you. Help us so to proclaim the good news of your love, that all who hear it may turn 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:  Romans 14:1-12     read by Janet Uren
Welcome those who are weak in faith, but not for the purpose of quarrelling over opinions. Some believe in eating anything, while the weak eat only vegetables. Those who eat must not despise those who abstain, and those who abstain must not pass judgement on those who eat; for God has welcomed them. Who are you to pass judgement on servants of another? It is before their own lord that they stand or fall. And they will be upheld, for the Lord is able to make them stand. Some judge one day to be better than another, while others judge all days to be alike. Let all be fully convinced in their own minds. Those who observe the day, observe it in honour of the Lord. Also, those who eat, eat in honour of the Lord, since they give thanks to God; while those who abstain, abstain in honour of the Lord and give thanks to God. We do not live to ourselves, and we do not die to ourselves. If we live, we live to the Lord, and if we die, we die to the Lord; so then, whether we live or whether we die, we are the Lord’s. For to this end Christ died and lived again, so that he might be Lord of both the dead and the living.
Hear what the Spirit is saying to the church.  Thanks be to God.

Gospel:  Matthew 18:21-35
Then Peter came and said to Jesus, "Lord, if another member of the church sins against me, how often should I forgive? As many as seven times?" Jesus said to him, "Not seven times, but, I tell you, seventy-seven times. For this reason the kingdom of heaven may be compared to a king who wished to settle accounts with his slaves. When he began the reckoning, one who owed him ten thousand talents was brought to him; and, as he could not pay, his lord ordered him to be sold, together with his wife and children and all his possessions, and payment to be made. So the slave fell on his knees before him, saying, 'Have patience with me, and I will pay you everything.' And out of pity for him, the lord of that slave released him and forgave him the debt. But that same slave, as he went out, came upon one of his fellow slaves who owed him a hundred denarii; and seizing him by the throat, he said, 'Pay what you owe.' Then his fellow slave fell down and pleaded with him, 'Have patience with me, and I will pay you.' But he refused; then he went and threw him into prison until he would pay the debt. When his fellow slaves saw what had happened, they were greatly distressed, and they went and reported to their lord all that had taken place. Then his lord summoned him and said to him, 'You wicked slave! I forgave you all that debt because you pleaded with me. Should you not have had mercy on your fellow slave, as I had mercy on you?' And in anger his lord handed him over to be tortured until he would pay his entire debt. So my heavenly Father will also do to every one of you, if you do not forgive your brother or sister from your heart."

Sermon   The Reverend Canon David Clunie

Courante in D minor   Dietrich Buxtehude

Prayers of the People

Let us pray with confidence to the Lord.
God of Love.  Hear our prayer.

For Elizabeth our Queen, and all in authority under her; For our armed forces, and for all who serve in diplomatic missions and NGOs; Give to all nations an awareness of the unity of the human family. 
God of Love    Hear our prayer.

In our Anglican Community, we pray for the Church of Southern Africa
The Most Reverend Thabo Makgoba - Archbishop of Capetown and Primate of Southern Africa
and in our own Diocese we pray for St. James, Leitrim; All Saints, Greely - The Reverend Joan Riding, Interim Priest-In-Charge; St. Mary’s, Russell - The Reverend Dr. Anne Quick, Interim Priest-In-Charge;
God of Love    Hear our prayer.

For wisdom for all in our educational system, and protection for teachers and students; we pray for parents and grandparents, their families and for school administrators and support staff.
God of Love    Hear our prayer.

For all who lack food, water, work or shelter; for all who suffer from wars, famine or disease, including COVID-19; for first responders and support workers; for all medical researchers and professionals, especially those in hospitals and long-term care facilities. In our own parish we pray for 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: Mac, Joyce, Terry, Delmer, Peter, Terry and Sherron, Glenda, Doug, Warren, Seare and we take a moment of silence for those uphold in our hearts. (silence)
God of Love    Hear our prayer.

For those who have died, and for those who mourn their passing.
God of Love    Hear our prayer.

Grant this, O Father, for Jesus Christ’s sake, our only Mediator and Advocate to whom with you and the Holy Spirit be all honour and glory, world without end.  Amen.

The Lord’s Prayer


Sanctuary Flowers
The flowers are given to the Glory of God and in thanksgiving
for the gift of life and faith on the occasion of my 70th birthday.
The Reverend Canon Laurette Glasgow


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.


Hymn: 444   Your Hand, O God, Has Guided

Your hand, O God, has guided your flock from age to age;
The wondrous tale is written, full clear, on every page.
Our forebears owned your goodness and we their deeds record,
And both of this bear witness: one church, one faith, one Lord.

When shadows, thickly falling, engulfed the world in night,
You summoned forth your servants, your messengers of light.
On them and on your people your plenteous grace was poured,
And this was still their message: one church, one faith, one Lord.

Your mercy will not fail us, nor leave your work undone;
With your right hand to help us, your people shall be one;
And then, by all creation, your name shall be adored,
And this shall be their anthem: one church, one faith, one Lord.            

Postlude:  Agnus Dei        François Couperin

Mini Concert with Timothy Piper
The Garden by Timothy Piper


In appreciation for this week’s online service:
The Reverend Canon David Clunie
Reader: Martha Patterson
Music: Timothy Piper
Altar Guild:  Pamela Mallon
Web Service:  Ruth Honeyman   Webmaster & Videographer:  Kevin McQuinn
Video and Art Editor:  Simon Honeyman  
Additional Photography: Kevin McQuinn; Pamela Mallon, Elizabeth Perrin


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  1. Claude Vignon (1593–70), Parable of the Unforgiving Servant, 1629. Musée des Beaux-Arts de Tours, Tours, France.
  2. Jan Sanders van Hemessen (1500–?), The Parable of the Unmerciful Servant, c.1556. University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor, Michigan.
  3. Domenico Fetti (c.1589–1623), Parable of the Wicked Servant, c.1620. Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister, Dresden.
  4. Sir John Everett Millais (1829–96), The Unmerciful Servant, 1864. Tate Britain, London.
  5. Rembrandt (1606–69), The Unmerciful Servant, c.1655. Wallace Collection, London.
  6. Caspar David Friedrich (1774–1840), Rocky Reef on the Seashore, c.1824. Staatliche Kunsthalle, Karlsruhe, Germany.
  7. Georgia O’Keeffe (1887–1986), Black Mesa Landscape, New Mexico / Out Back of Marie's, 1930. Tate Britain, London.
  8. Annibale Carracci (1560–1609), Christ and the Woman of Samaria, c.1605. Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna.
  9. Claude Monet (1840–1926), Impression soleil levant (Impression, Sunrise), 1872. Musée Marmottan Monet, Paris.
  10. Charles Herbert Woodbury (1864–1940), The Blue Cliff, 1916. Private collection.
  11. Lawren Harris (1885–1970), Mountains in Snow: Rocky Mountain Paintings VII, c.1929. Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto.
  12. Thomas Cole (1801–48), The Voyage of Life: Youth, 1842. National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.


** 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 **

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