St Bart's Sunday Service

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The Reverend Kevin Flynn

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Prelude:  French Suite #5, Allemande   J.S. Bach



Hymn:  10   We, the Lord’s People  

We, the Lord’s people, heart and voice uniting,
praise him who called us out of sin and darkness into his own light,
that he may anoint us a royal priest-hood.

This is the Lord’s day, day of God’s own making,
day of creation, day of resurrection, day of the Spirit,
sign of heaven’s banquet, day for rejoicing.

Collect   Grant, O merciful God, that your Church, being gathered by your Holy Spirit into one, may show forth your power among all peoples, to the glory of your name; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.  Amen.

Reading:  Exodus 17:1-7    read by Les Cooper
From the wilderness of Sin the whole congregation of the Israelites journeyed by stages, as the Lord commanded. They camped at Rephidim, but there was no water for the people to drink. The people quarrelled with Moses, and said, ‘Give us water to drink.’ Moses said to them, ‘Why do you quarrel with me? Why do you test the Lord?’ But the people thirsted there for water; and the people complained against Moses and said, ‘Why did you bring us out of Egypt, to kill us and our children and livestock with thirst?’ So Moses cried out to the Lord, ‘What shall I do with this people? They are almost ready to stone me.’ The Lord said to Moses, ‘Go on ahead of the people, and take some of the elders of Israel with you; take in your hand the staff with which you struck the Nile, and go. I will be standing there in front of you on the rock at Horeb. Strike the rock, and water will come out of it, so that the people may drink.’ Moses did so, in the sight of the elders of Israel. He called the place Massah and Meribah, because the Israelites quarrelled and tested the Lord, saying, ‘Is the Lord among us or not?’ 
Hear what the Spirit is saying to the church.  Thanks be to God.

Gospel:  Matthew 21:23-32
When Jesus entered the temple, the chief priests and the elders of the people came to him as he was teaching, and said, "By what authority are you doing these things, and who gave you this authority?" Jesus said to them, "I will also ask you one question; if you tell me the answer, then I will also tell you by what authority I do these things. Did the baptism of John come from heaven, or was it of human origin?" And they argued with one another, "If we say, 'From heaven,' he will say to us, 'Why then did you not believe him?' But if we say, 'Of human origin,' we are afraid of the crowd; for all regard John as a prophet." So they answered Jesus, "We do not know." And he said to them, "Neither will I tell you by what authority I am doing these things. What do you think? A man had two sons; he went to the first and said, 'Son, go and work in the vineyard today.' He answered, 'I will not'; but later he changed his mind and went. The father went to the second and said the same; and he answered, 'I go, sir'; but he did not go. Which of the two did the will of his father?" They said, "The first." Jesus said to them, "Truly I tell you, the tax collectors and the prostitutes are going into the kingdom of God ahead of you. For John came to you in the way of righteousness and you did not believe him, but the tax collectors and the prostitutes believed him; and even after you saw it, you did not change your minds and believe him."

Sermon   The Reverend Kevin Flynn

Sonatina in C    S Wesley

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 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 Shane our Bishop, the Province of the Episcopal Church of Sudan, The Most Reverend Ezekiel Kumir Kondo - Archbishop of the Province of Sudan & Bishop of Khartoum In our own Diocese we pray for St. Matthew’s, Ottawa - The Reverend Geoff Chapman and for the chaplain to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, The Reverend Canon Catherine AscahIn our Companion Diocese, the Diocese of Jerusalem, we pray for St. Matthew’s Church, Zababdeh, West Bank. We also pray for the Theodore Schneller Chapel, Amman Jordan, and for the School for Boys.
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 Tracy, Nell, Margaret, Tiang-Ang, Warren, Nadine, Viola, Leanne, Thomas, Ted, Seareand at St Bartholomew’s 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; (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

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 in thanks for the 54th wedding anniversary of Ria and Les Cooper.

Hymn:  471   Let My People Seek Their Freedom   

“From the slave pens of the Delta, from the ghettos on the Nile’
Let my people seek their freedom in the wilderness awhile”:
so God spoke from out of Sinai, so God spoke and it was done,
and the people crossed waters toward the rising of the sun.

When we murmur on the mountains for the old Egyptian plains,
When we miss our ancient bondage and the hope, the promise, wanes.
Then the rock shall yield its water and the manna fall by night, 
And with visions of a future shall we march toward the light.




Postlude:   Allegro in G    Fischer

Mini Concert with Téa Mamaladze
  “October” from the Seasons
 Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky


In appreciation for this week’s online service:
The Reverend Kevin Flynn
Reader:  Les Cooper
Music: Tea Mamaladze    Soloist: Rodney Williamson   
Web Service:  Ruth Honeyman   Webmaster & Videographer:  Kevin McQuinn
Video and Art Editor:  Simon Honeyman  
Additional Photography: Kevin McQuinn, Rev. Canon Linda Hill


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  1. Georg Pencz (c.1500–50), “The Parable of the Father and His Two Sons in the Vineyard,” from The Story of Christ, 1534–35. Metropolitan Museum of Art,
    New York City.
  2. Andrei Nikolayevich Mironov (b.1975), Parable of the Two Sons, 2012. Private collection.
  3. Jorge Cocco Santángelo (b.1936), Parable of the Two Sons, 2017. Artist’s collection.
  4. Varvara Bubnova, In the Botanical Gardens, date and location unknown.
  5. Zinaida Serebriakova, Apples on the Branches, 1910. Location unknown.
  6. Zinaida Serebriakova (1884–1967), Harvest, 1915. Odesa Fine Art Museum, Odesa, Ukraine.
  7. Varvara Bubnova (1886–1983), Road, 1932. Location unknown.
  8. Julia Dolgorukova (b.1962), Desert in the Evening, date and location unknown.


** 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 **

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