St Bart's Sunday Service

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The Reverend Canon David Clunie

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Organ PreludeVersillo del sexto tono      Francisco Llissá



Hymn:  350   Stand Up and Bless the Lord

Stand up and bless the Lord, you people of God’s choice;
Stand up and bless the Lord of hosts with heart and soul and voice.

O for the living flame from God’s own altar brought,
To touch our lips, our minds inspire, and wing to heaven our thought!

Stand up and bless the Lord; the Lord your God adore;
Stand up and bless the glorious name henceforth for evermore.

| Almighty and everliving God, increase in us your gift of faith, that forsaking what lies behind
and reaching out to what is before, we may run the way of your commandments and win the crown of everlasting joy; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.  Amen.

Reading:  Exodus 33:12-23        read by Ray Perrin
Moses said to the Lord, ‘See, you have said to me, “Bring up this people”; but you have not let me know whom you will send with me. Yet you have said, “I know you by name, and you have also found favour in my sight.” Now if I have found favour in your sight, show me your ways, so that I may know you and find favour in your sight. Consider too that this nation is your people.’ He said, ‘My presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.’ And he said to him, ‘If your presence will not go, do not carry us up from here. For how shall it be known that I have found favour in your sight, I and your people, unless you go with us? In this way, we shall be distinct, I and your people, from every people on the face of the earth.’ The Lord said to Moses, ‘I will do the very thing that you have asked; for you have found favour in my sight, and I know you by name.’ Moses said, ‘Show me your glory, I pray.’ And he said, ‘I will make all my goodness pass before you, and will proclaim before you the name, “The Lord”; and I will be gracious to whom I will be gracious, and will show mercy on whom I will show mercy. But’, he said, ‘you cannot see my face; for no one shall see me and live.’ And the Lord continued, ‘See, there is a place by me where you shall stand on the rock; and while my glory passes by I will put you in a cleft of the rock, and I will cover you with my hand until I have passed by; then I will take away my hand, and you shall see my back; but my face shall not be seen.’   
Hear what the Spirit is saying to the church.  Thanks be to God.

Gospel:  Matthew 22:1-14
Once more Jesus spoke to them in parables, saying:  "The kingdom of heaven may be compared to a king who gave a wedding banquet for his son.  He sent his slaves to call those who had been invited to the wedding banquet, but they would not come.  Again he sent other slaves, saying, "Tell those who have been invited: Look, I have prepared my dinner, my oxen and my fat calves have been slaughtered, and everything is ready; come to the wedding banquet.'  But they made light of it and went away, one to his farm, another to his business, 6 while the rest seized his slaves, mistreated them, and killed them.  The king was enraged. He sent his troops, destroyed those murderers, and burned their city.  Then he said to his slaves, "The wedding is ready, but those invited were not worthy.  Go therefore into the main streets, and invite everyone you find to the wedding banquet.'  Those slaves went out into the streets and gathered all whom they found, both good and bad; so the wedding hall was filled with guests.  "But when the king came in to see the guests, he noticed a man there who was not wearing a wedding robe,  and he said to him, "Friend, how did you get in here without a wedding robe?' And he was speechless.  Then the king said to the attendants, "Bind him hand and foot, and throw him into the outer darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.'  For many are called, but few are chosen."

Sermon   The Reverend Canon David Clunie

A Spendthrift Lover is the Lord (Hymn 177 to the tune Beach Haven)

Prayers of the People

In peace let us pray to the Lord saying Lord, have mercy.

For peace from on high and for our salvation,
let us pray to the Lord.  Lord, have mercy.

For the peace of the whole world, for the welfare of the holy Church of God, and for the unity of all,
let us pray to the Lord.  Lord, have mercy.

For our bishops, and for all the clergy and people,
let us pray to the Lord.  Lord, have mercy.

For Elizabeth our Queen, for the leaders of the nations, and for all in authority,
let us pray to the Lord.  Lord, have mercy.

For our national capital region and for every city and community,
and for those who live in them in faith,
let us pray to the Lord.  Lord, have mercy.

For good weather, and for abundant harvests for all to share,
let us pray to the Lord.   Lord, have mercy.

For all who lack food, water, work or shelter, for all who suffer from wars, famine or disease, mindful of fires on the west coast and a rising anxiety of a second or third 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. We pray for those known to us who are ill, remembering at St Bart’s, 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 for Lee, Norma, Lois, Julie, Gary, Lisa, Shirley, Warren, Seare.  (silence) 

For prisoners and captives, and for their safety, health, and salvation,
let us pray to the Lord.   Lord, have mercy.

For our deliverance from all affliction, strife, and need,
let us pray to the Lord.  Lord, have mercy.

For the absolution and remission of our sins and offences,
let us pray to the Lord.  Lord, have mercy.

For all who have died,
let us pray to the Lord.  Lord, have mercy.

Remembering St Matthew and St Luke and all the saints, we commit ourselves, one another,
and our whole life to Christ our God.
To thee, O Lord.

Priest:  Almighty God, who hast given us grace at this time with one accord to make our common supplications unto thee; and dost promise that when two or three are gathered together in thy name thou wilt hear their requests: fulfil now, O Lord, the desires and petitions as may be most expedient for them; granting us in this world knowledge of thy truth, and in the world to come life everlasting; for thou, Father, art good and loving, and we glorify thee through thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord, in the Holy Spirit, now and for ever.  Amen.

The Lord’s Prayer

Hymn:  309   Praise the Lord with the Sound of the Trumpet

Praise the Lord with the sound of trumpet, praise the Lord with the harp and lute,
Praise the Lord with the gentle sounding flute.
Praise the Lord in the field and forest, praise the Lord in the city square,
Praise the Lord anytime and anywhere.
Praise the Lord in the wind and sunshine, Praise the Lord in the dark of night,
Praise the Lord in the rain or snow or in the morning light.
Praise the Lord in the deepest valley, praise the Lord on the highest hill,
Praise the Lord; never let your voice be still.

Praise the Lord with the crashing cymbal, praise the Lord with the pipe and string,
Praise the Lord with the joyful songs you sing.
Praise the Lord on a weekday morning, praise the Lord on a Sunday noon,
Praise the Lord by the light of sun or moon.
Praise the Lord in the time of sorrow, praise the Lord in the time of joy,
Praise the Lord every moment; nothing let your praise destroy.
Praise the Lord in the peace and quiet, praise the Lord in your work or play,
Praise the Lord everywhere in every way.


Sanctuary Flowers
The flowers are given to the glory of God and in loving memory of Palle Kiar,
who passed away on October 17, 2017, by his wife Marie.

Offertory:  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.




Organ Postlude:   Hymnus “Adoro te devote” in C major         Guillaume Lasceux

Mini Concert with Timothy Piper
A Morlake Ground in G major
John Blow


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


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  1. Jan Luyken (1649–1712), The Invitation, published in the Bowyer Bible, 1840. Bolton Museum, Lancashire.
  2. Parable of the Wedding Guest, 14th century Russian iconography. Artist and location unknown.
  3. The Brunswick Monogrammist (fl.1525–45), Parable of the Great Banquet, c.1525. National Museum, Warsaw.
  4. Jan van Eyck (c.1390–1441), Adoration of the Mystic Lamb, 1426–32. Lower central interior panel of the Ghent Altarpiece, St. Bavo Cathedral, Ghent, Belgium.
  5. “C. Wild” (dates unknown), The German Chapel Royal, St James’ Palace, 1819. Location unknown.
  6. Jan Kip (c.1652–1722), View of the Interior of the Queen’s Chapel Looking East, 1687. Location unknown.
  7. Antonio Joli (1700–77), Prospect of London from a Collonade with a Distant View of St. Paul's and Old London Bridge, date unknown. Private collection.
  8. Canaletto (1697–1768), St. Paul’s Cathedral, c.1754. Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, CT.
  9. Grand Organ casing, built 1694, St. Paul's Cathedral, London.


** 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, October 4, October 11 **

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