St Bart's Sunday Service

Sunday Online Service

The Reverend Canon David Clunie

Note: The video will go live Sunday morning at 9:00 a.m. EDT
A transcript of today's service is available to download in PDF format.
We ask that you download it prior to the service in order to follow along while viewing  the video.
Previous Sunday Services are listed at the bottom of this page

If you are experiencing trouble viewing the video below - view it on YouTube

Organ Prelude:  Prelude in F major     Eric Thiman


Hymn:  503   Fight the Good Fight with All Thy Might

Fight the good fight with all thy might, Christ is thy strength and Christ thy right;
lay hold on life and it shall be thy joy and crown eternally.

Cast care aside, lean on thy guide; His boundless mercy will provide;
trust, and the trusting soul shall prove Christ is its life, and Christ its love.

Faint not, nor fear, his arms are near; He changeth not and thou art dear.
Only believe, and thou shalt see that Christ is all in all to thee.

Collect   Almighty God, you have created the heavens and the earth, and ourselves in your image. Teach us to discern your hand in all your works and to serve you with reverence and thanksgiving; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who is alive and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.    Amen.

Reading: Philippians 1:21-30     read by Steve Woollcombe
For to me, living is Christ and dying is gain. If I am to live in the flesh, that means fruitful labour for me; and I do not know which I prefer. I am hard pressed between the two: my desire is to depart and be with Christ, for that is far better; but to remain in the flesh is more necessary for you. Since I am convinced of this, I know that I will remain and continue with all of you for your progress and joy in faith, so that I may share abundantly in your boasting in Christ Jesus when I come to you again.  Only, live your life in a manner worthy of the gospel of Christ, so that, whether I come and see you or am absent and hear about you, I will know that you are standing firm in one spirit, striving side by side with one mind for the faith of the gospel, and are in no way intimidated by your opponents. For them this is evidence of their destruction, but of your salvation. And this is God’s doing. For he has graciously granted you the privilege not only of believing in Christ, but of suffering for him as well— since you are having the same struggle that you saw I had and now hear that I still have.
Hear what the Spirit is saying to the church.  Thanks be to God.

Gospel:  Matthew 20:1-16
‘For the kingdom of heaven is like a landowner who went out early in the morning to hire labourers for his vineyard. After agreeing with the labourers for the usual daily wage, he sent them into his vineyard. When he went out about nine o’clock, he saw others standing idle in the market-place; and he said to them, “You also go into the vineyard, and I will pay you whatever is right.” So they went. When he went out again about noon and about three o’clock, he did the same. And about five o’clock he went out and found others standing around; and he said to them, “Why are you standing here idle all day?” They said to him, “Because no one has hired us.” He said to them, “You also go into the vineyard.” When evening came, the owner of the vineyard said to his manager, “Call the labourers and give them their pay, beginning with the last and then going to the first.” When those hired about five o’clock came, each of them received the usual daily wage. Now when the first came, they thought they would receive more; but each of them also received the usual daily wage. And when they received it, they grumbled against the landowner, saying, “These last worked only one hour, and you have made them equal to us who have borne the burden of the day and the scorching heat.” But he replied to one of them, “Friend, I am doing you no wrong; did you not agree with me for the usual daily wage? Take what belongs to you and go; I choose to give to this last the same as I give to you. Am I not allowed to do what I choose with what belongs to me? Or are you envious because I am generous?” So the last will be first, and the first will be last.’

Sermon   The Reverend Canon David Clunie

Of Foreign Lands and People      Robert Schumann

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 Province of the Episcopal Church of South SudanThe Most Reverend Justin Badi Arama – Bishop of Juba and Archbishop of the Province of the Episcopal Church of South Sudan and in our own Diocese we pray for Christ Church, Aylmer - The Reverend Jeannie Loughrey
For the Diocesan Director of Stewardship Development, Jane Scanlon, for volunteer university and college campus chaplains, for vocations to the priesthood and religious life.
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 the absolution and remission of all our sins and offences.
God of Love.  Hear our prayer.

For all who lack food, water, work or shelter; for all who suffer from wars, famine or disease, mindful of the fires on the west coast and huge storms in the east and south, and of the rising anxiety of a second wave of 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 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 Shirley, Lindsay, Yandi, Warren, Janet, Iris, Jim, Jim and Rosemary, Seare, and we take a moment to remember those known to us and in need of prayer,and for those we have forgotten and you, O Lord, remember. (silence)
God of Love.    Hear our prayer.

For those who have died,Helen Bowie, loving family friend of the Evans, Stecyk-Ward family
at St Aidan’s, and for those who mourn her passing.
God of Love.    Hear our prayer.

For those who have died, Helen Bowie, loving family friend of the Evans, Stecyk-Ward family
and for those who mourn her 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

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 Stephen Brereton
by his wife Carolyn and sons William and James.

Hymn:  388   Glorious Things of Thee are Spoken

Glorious things of thee are spoken, Zion, city of our God;
he whose word cannot be broken formed thee for his own abode.
On the rock of ages founded, what can shake thy sure repose?
With salvation’s walls surrounded, thou mayest smile at all thy foes.

Round each habitation hovering, see the cloud and fire appear
for a glory and a covering – showing that the Lord is near.
Thus, they march, the pillar leading, light by night and shade by day;
daily on the manna feeding which God gives them when they pray.

Saviour, if of Zion’s city I through grace a member am,
let the world deride or pity, I will glory in thy name.
Fading is the world’s best pleasure, all its boasted pomp and show:
solid joys and lasting treasure none but Zion’s children know.


Organ Postlude:   Hornpipe from Suite in D minor    Daniel Purcell

Mini Concert with Téa Mamaladze
Minuet from “A Downland Suite”
John Ireland  


In appreciation for this week’s online service:
The Reverend Canon David Clunie
Reader: Steve Woollcombe
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


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. Pier Francesco di Jacopo Foschi (1502–67), Payment of the Workers in the Lord’s Vineyard, 16th century. Private collection.
  2. Jacob Willemsz de Wet (fl.1632–75). Parable of the Labourers in the Vineyard, 17th century. Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest.
  3. After Sir John Everett Millais (1829–96), “The Labourers in the Vineyard” (detail) from The Parables of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, 1864. Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City.
  4. Rembrandt (1606–69), Parable of the Labourers in the Vineyard, 1637.State Hermitage Museum, Saint Petersburg.
  5. Vincent Van Gogh (1853–90), Red Vineyard at Arles (Montmajour), 1888. Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow.
  6. Sir Alfred East (1849–1913), The Sussex Downs, date unknown. Private collection.David Murray Smith (1865–1952), On the Sussex Downs, 1914. Manchester Art Gallery, Manchester, England.
  7. David Murray Smith (1865–1952), On the Sussex Downs, 1914. Manchester Art Gallery, Manchester, England.



** 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 **

About St Barts

St Barts is a member
of the Anglican Church
of Canada and is in the
Anglican Diocese of Ottawa

Useful Links

Anglican Church of Canada

Anglican Diocese of Ottawa

Anglican Diocese newspaper

Community Ministries
Centre 454
Cornerstone/Le Pilier
St. Luke's table
The Well
Pastoral Counselling Centre

Street Map

Get in Touch

  • Phone:
    (613) 745-7834
  • Email:
  • Address:
    125 MacKay St.
    Ottawa, Ontario
    Canada K1M 2B4