St Barts Sunday Service
The Reverend Canon David Clunie
Organist and Director of Music
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Greeting The Reverend Canon David Clunie
Alleluia, Christ has risen.
The Lord is risen indeed. Alleluia
May his grace and peace be with you
May he fill our hearts with Joy.
Opening Hymn: Christ the Lord Is Risen Today
Christ the Lord is risen today, alleluia! Earth and heaven in chorus say, alleluia!
Raise your joys and triumphs high; alleluia! Sing, ye heavens and earth reply: alleluia!
Love’s redeeming work is done, alleluia! Fought the fight, the battle won, alleluia!
Death in vain forbids him rise, alleluia! Christ has opened paradise, alleluia!
Hail, the Lord of earth and heaven, alleluia! Praise to thee by both be given, alleluia!
Thee we greet triumphant now, alleluia! Hail the Resurrection, thou, alleluia!
Collect of the Day Almighty and eternal God, the strength of those who believe and the hope of those who doubt, may we, who have not seen, have faith and receive the fullness of Christ's blessing, who is alive and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.
Reading: Acts 2:14a, 22-32 Reader: Paul Cappon
Peter, standing with the eleven, raised his voice and addressed the crowd, "You that are Israelites, listen to what I have to say: Jesus of Nazareth, a man attested to you by God with deeds of power, wonders, and signs that God did through him among you, as you yourselves know - this man, handed over to you according to the definite plan and foreknowledge of God, you crucified and killed by the hands of those outside the law. But God raised him up, having freed him from death, because it was impossible for him to be held in its power. For David says concerning him, 'I saw the Lord always before me, for he is at my right hand so that I will not be shaken; therefore my heart was glad, and my tongue rejoiced; moreover my flesh will live in hope. For you will not abandon my soul to Hades or let your Holy One experience corruption. You have made known to me the ways of life; you will make me full of gladness with your presence.' Fellow Israelites, I may say to you confidently of our ancestor David that he both died and was buried, and his tomb is with us to this day. Since he was a prophet, he knew that God had sworn with an oath to him that he would put one of his descendants on his throne. Foreseeing this, David spoke of the resurrection of the Messiah, saying, 'He was not abandoned to Hades, nor did his flesh experience corruption.' This Jesus God raised up, and of that all of us are witnesses."
Hear what the Spirit is saying to the Church.
Protect me, O God, for I take refuge in you; I have said to the Lord, "You are my Lord, my good above all other." All my delight is upon the godly that are in the land, upon those who are noble among the people. But those who run after other gods shall have their troubles multiplied. Their libations of blood I will not offer, nor take the names of their gods upon my lips. Refrain
O Lord, you are my portion and my cup; it is you who uphold my lot. My boundaries enclose a pleasant land; indeed, I have a goodly heritage. I will bless the Lord who gives me counsel; my heart teaches me, night after night. Refrain
I have set the Lord always before me; because he is at my right hand I shall not fall. My heart, therefore, is glad, and my spirit rejoices; my body also shall rest in hope. For you will not abandon me to the grave, nor let your holy one see the Pit. You will show me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy. Refrain
Gospel: John 20:19-31
When it was evening on that day, the first day of the week, and the doors of the house where the disciples had met were locked for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said, "Peace be with you." After he said this, he showed them his hands and his side. Then the disciples rejoiced when they saw the Lord. Jesus said to them again, "Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, so I send you." When he had said this, he breathed on them and said to them, "Receive the Holy Spirit. If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven them; if you retain the sins of any, they are retained." But Thomas (who was called the Twin), one of the twelve, was not with them when Jesus came. So the other disciples told him, "We have seen the Lord." But he said to them, "Unless I see the mark of the nails in his hands and put my finger in the mark of the nails and my hand in his side, I will not believe." A week later his disciples were again in the house, and Thomas was with them. Although the doors were shut, Jesus came and stood among them and said, "Peace be with you." Then he said to Thomas, "Put your finger here and see my hands. Reach out your hand and put it in my side. Do not doubt but believe." Thomas answered him, "My Lord and my God!" Jesus said to him, "Have you believed because you have seen me? Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have come to believe." Now Jesus did many other signs in the presence of his disciples, which are not written in this book. But these are written so that you may come to believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that through believing you may have life in his name.
The Gospel of Christ
Sermon The Venerable Pamela Yarrow
Hymn: Jesus is Risen from the Grave
Jesus is risen from the grave, alleluia.
Jesus was seen by Mary, alleluia.
Thomas will stop his doubting, alleluia.
Jesus is here in bread and wine, alleluia.
Jesus will live forever, alleluia.
Prayers of the People
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
The Right Reverend John; bishop-elec, The Very Reverend Shane Parker;
The Most Reverend Anne Germond, Metropolitan; The Most Reverend Linda Nicholls, Primate
and our clergy, the Reverend Canon David Clunie; The Reverend Canon Laurette Glasgow;
The Venerable Pamela Yarrow and The Reverend Canon Linda Hill
For the Church of Ireland and the church in the Congo; for our companion diocese of Jerusalem;
in the Diocese of Ottawa: Parish of the Good Shepherd, Barrhaven; The Reverend Stephen Silverthorne
the parish of St George’s, Clayton and The Reverend Pat Blythe
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 Food 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, that all students, teachers and staff would be protected and inspired, let us pray to the Lord. Hear us, Lord of glory!
That as we observe Earth Day we would be reminded to care for the creation God has made, 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, praying for peace and justice throughout the world 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; as well as those in special need in St Bart’s community Scott, Kim, Cathy, Marissa, Martha, Jan, Carol, Don, Fay, Christina, Hana and her family, Harriet and her family in Uganda; and in St Aidan’s community Alexander, Mimi, Olu, Ruth, Carmen, Erma, Lew, Brian, Don 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: 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, mentioning them aloud or in the silence of our hearts.
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: That Eastertide with Joy Was Bright
That Eastertide with joy was bright; the sun shone out with fairer light, alleluia, alleluia!
When, to their longing eyes restored, the apostles saw their risen Lord.
Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!
He bade them see his hands, his side, where yet the glorious wounds abide; alleluia, alleluia!
The tokens true which made it plain their Lord indeed was risen again.
Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!
Jesus, the king of gentleness, do thou thyself our hearts possess, alleluia, alleluia!
That we may give thee all our days the tribute of our grateful praise.
Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!
Go forth into the world, rejoicing in the power of the Spirit. Alleluia. Thanks be to God. Alleluia.
|Palle Kiar & his family & Marie’s parents||by Marie Kiar|
|My husband Doug & my parents
Graham & Constance Carter, Johnnie & Shirley
|by Julie Wurtele|
|Martha Jane & Sam Mordan, my grandparents||by Judi Ward|
|Jo & Bob Hutchinson||by Nancy Hooper|
|In thanksgiving||by Nancy Hooper|
|The Assad/Butcher family||by Linda Assad-Butcher|
|Stan & Bubs Walker, Maud & Alf Mallon & Alice McDonald||by Brian & Pamela Mallon|
|Edith & Reg Bradford & Brenda & Ted Beament||by the Bradford Family|
|Ron Price & Catherine & William Curfoot-Mollington||by Mark Curfoot-Mollington|
|George & Margaret Millson, Crompton & Peter Lewis & in thanksgiving for Doris Lewis||by Doug & Nancy Millson & Family|
|Carlisle family members gone too soon||by Sally (Carlisle) Doherty|
|Eric Sydney Brand & Margaret Rosamund Brand||by the Brand-Robinson Family|
|Col. Robert Lewis Raymont, Lindalee Tracey,
Mary Keene Robertson, David Heatherington & Margaret Dyet Latham
|by the Raymont-Heatherington Family|
|Ross & Edith Moffett & Bert & Tony Butler||by Gaye E. Moffett & Roslyn & Don Butler|
|In thanksgiving for the birth of Nolan Ross Sivyer Schnobb, March 20, 2020,
son of Gavin P. Schnobb & Stacie Sivyer, a little brother to Spencer
|by Gaye E. Moffett, Grandmother|
|In thanksgiving||by the Gillin Family|
|Alicia & Walter Perry & in thanksgiving for family & friends||by Sheila Perry|
|My brother, David Fraser Crocker, of Vancouver, B.C., who died on March 30, 2020||by Anna Lee Chabot|
|The Jennings Family Charles, & Elizabeth & Peter||by Sarah Jennings|
|Jean MacIsaac||by Meiping MacIsaac|
|Our parents Dr. AE Moll & Mrs. Moll & Dame Elaine Kellett Bowman||by their children Joan & Anthony,
grandchildren, Nicholas & Victoria
& great grandchildren, Lachlan & Quinn
|Our parents & of Kevin||by Rev. Canon Laurette & Ross Glasgow|