Palm Online Sunday Service

St Barts Palm Sunday Service


Sunday Online Service

The Reverend Canon David Clunie

Timothy Piper
Organist and Director of Music

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Prelude:  O Sacred Head (first verse – Passion Chorale)
                Sung by the Choir of St. Bartholomew’s Church

The grace of our Lord…  And also with you. 

Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.  Hosanna in the highest.

Dear friends in Christ, during Lent we have been preparing for the celebration of our Lord’s paschal mystery. On this day our Lord Jesus Christ entered the holy city of Jerusalem in triumph. The people welcomed him with palms and shouts of praise, but the path before him led to self-giving, suffering, and death. Today we greet him as our King, although we know his crown is thorns and his throne a cross. We follow him this week from the glory of the palms to the glory of the resurrection by way of the dark road of suffering and death. United with him in his suffering on the cross, may we share his resurrection and new life.

Let us pray.

Assist us mercifully with your help, Lord God of our salvation, that we may enter with joy
into the celebration of those mighty acts whereby you give us life and immortality; through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.

Hymn:  All Glory, Laud, and Honour

Refrain:  All glory, laud, and honour to thee, Redeemer, King,
To whom the lips of children made sweet hosannas ring.

1. Thou art the King of Israel, thou David's royal Son,
Who in the Lord's name comest, the King and blessed one.

Refrain:  All glory, laud, and honour to thee, Redeemer, King,
To whom the lips of children made sweet hosannas ring

2. The company of angels are praising thee on high,
And we with all creation in chorus make reply.

Refrain: All glory, laud, and honour to thee, Redeemer, King,
To whom the lips of children made sweet hosannas ring.

3. The people of the Hebrews with palms before thee went;
Our praise and prayer and anthems before thee we present.

Refrain:  All glory, laud, and honour to thee, Redeemer, King,
To whom the lips of children made sweet hosannas ring.

Let us go forth in peace.

People:In the name of Christ. Amen.

Psalm 34


I will bless the Lord at all times; his praise shall ever be in my mouth. I will glory in the Lord; let the humble hear and rejoice.  Refrain

Proclaim with me the greatness of the Lord; let us exult his name together. I sought the Lord, and he answered me; and delivered me out of all my terror. Refrain

Look upon him and be radiant, and let not your faces be ashamed. I called in my affliction and the Lord heard me and saved me from all my troubles. Refrain

The angel of the Lord encompasses those who fear him, and he will deliver them. Taste and see that the Lord is good; happy are they who trust in him. Refrain

Collect:  Almighty God, whose Son was crucified yet entered into glory, may we, walking in the way of the cross, find it is for us the way of life; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who is alive and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen

Gospel: Matthew 21:1-11.  

When they had come near Jerusalem and had reached Bethphage, at the Mount of Olives, Jesus sent two disciples, saying to them, ‘Go into the village ahead of you, and immediately you will find a donkey tied, and a colt with her; untie them and bring them to me. If anyone says anything to you, just say this, “The Lord needs them.” And he will send them immediately.’ This took place to fulfil what had been spoken through the prophet, saying, 
‘Tell the daughter of Zion,
Look, your king is coming to you,
   humble, and mounted on a donkey,
   and on a colt, the foal of a donkey.’ 
The disciples went and did as Jesus had directed them; they brought the donkey and the colt, and put their cloaks on them, and he sat on them. A very large crowd spread their cloaks on the road, and others cut branches from the trees and spread them on the road. The crowds that went ahead of him and that followed were shouting,
‘Hosanna to the Son of David!
   Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord!
Hosanna in the highest heaven!’ 
When he entered Jerusalem, the whole city was in turmoil, asking, ‘Who is this?’ The crowds were saying, ‘This is the prophet Jesus from Nazareth in Galilee.’

The Gospel of Christ

Homily:  The Reverend Canon Laurette Glasgow

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.

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Hymn:  My Song is Love Unknown

1. My song is love unknown, my Saviour's love to me;
Love to the loveless shown, that they might lovely be.
O who am I, that for my sake my Lord should take frail flesh and die?

2. Sometimes they strew his way, and his sweet praises sing,
Resounding all the day hosannas to their King;
Then "Crucify!" is all their breath, and for his death they thirst and cry.

3. Here might I stay and sing, no story so divine;
Never was love, dear King, never was grief like thine!
This is my friend, in whose sweet praise I all my days could gladly spend.


Prayers of the People
Anglican Cycle of Prayer:  Pray for the peace of Jerusalem. 
All glory, laud and honor, To Thee, Redeemer, King, 
To Whom the lips of children, Made sweet hosannas ring.  
Diocese:  Parish of March ~ St. Mary’s, North March; St. John’s, March; St. Paul’s, Dunrobin
The Reverend Canon John Wilker-Blakley
The Brotherhood of Anglican Churchmen, its groups and members within the Diocese of Ottawa
Canada:  Our Armed Forces, the Governor General’s Foot Guards and those in diplomatic missions and NGOs especially Jason, Students and Staff of Ashbury College, those on the front lines in essential services in our communities.

In peace let us pray, saying:  Lord, have mercy.

For the church throughout the world as we respond in faith and love during this time of crisis, let us pray to the Lord.  Lord, have mercy.

For our bishops and clergy:  John, Anne, Linda, Mark and Shane our bishop-elect, for our diocesan clergy and at St Aidan’s and St Bartholomew’s, Linda, Laurette, Pamela and David, let us pray to the Lord.  Lord, have mercy.

For a sense of solidarity among the people of St Bartholomew and St Aidan during this time of physical isolation; may we seek to be spiritually connected with God and each other, let us pray to the Lord.  Lord, have mercy.

For peace among all nations, let us pray to the Lord. Lord, have mercy.

For those affected by COVID-19; for its containment and the development of a vaccine and related treatments,
let us pray to the Lord. Lord, have mercy.

For the City of Ottawa, and this country of Canada, for our leaders and people,
let us pray to the Lord. Lord, have mercy.

For the nation’s medical system including hospitals, physicians, nurses, medical workers and support staff; researchers, first responders and long-term care facilities; for those who work hard to provide us with the necessities of life; for those on the front line of needed services,
let us pray to the Lord.  Lord, have mercy.

For the weary and the sick, for those consumed with sorrow and those who’ve asked us to pray for them including at St Bart’s Kim, Cathy, Marissa, Martha, Mary, Jan, Carol, Don, Fay, Christina, Hana & her family and Harriet and her family in Uganda.  Garry J. Armstrong Home: Staff, volunteers & residents.
At St Aidan’s Julie, Spiro, Gary, Lisa, Luba, Shirley, Lindsay, Yandi, Janet, let us pray to the Lord.  Lord, have mercy.

For all who have died, especially the Recently Departed:  Rest eternal grant unto them O Lord and let light perpetual shine upon them.

For the people of St Bartholomew and St Aidan as we walk the way of the cross,
let us pray to the Lord.  Lord, have mercy.

For ourselves, that we may be obedient even unto death,
let us pray to the Lord.  Lord, have mercy.

Into your hands, O God, we commend ourselves and all for whom we pray, through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.

The Lord’s Prayer

Hymn: You Who Dwell in the Shelter of the Lord

1. You who dwell in the shelter of the Lord, who abide in his shadow for life,
Say to the Lord: "My refuge, my rock in whom I trust!"

Refrain:  And he will raise you up on eagle's wings, bear you on the breath of dawn,
Make you to shine like the sun, and hold you in the palm of his hand.

2. You need not fear the terror of the night, nor the arrow that flies by day;
Though thousands fall about you, near you it shall not come.

Refrain:  And he will raise you up on eagle's wings, bear you on the breath of dawn,
Make you to shine like the sun and hold you in the palm of his hand.

3. For to his angels he's given a command to guard you in all of your ways;
Upon their hands they will bear you up, lest you dash your foot against a stone.

Refrain:  And he will raise you up on eagle's wings, bear you on the breath of dawn,
Make you to shine like the sun, and hold you in the palm of his hand.

Blessing of the Palms

Announcements

And continuing with my thanks I should have mentioned Canon Linda Hill for her prayers and of course Tim and Laura Piper for the music, psalm and singing.

Blessing

Postlude: O Sacred Head (first verse – Passion Chorale)
Sung by the Choir of St. Bartholomew’s Church

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The Calendar

La Corona

La Corona – the crown. John Donne’s sequence of seven sonnets is all about our Redemption. It is right for Holy Week. The sequence forms a circle, the perfect shape, using the last line of each poem to begin the next, and the last line of all to begin the first stanza. Each time, the same words serve a different purpose. The circle mirrors the church year, for even within our direct progression from Christmas to Easter, the Annunciation appears on March 25 to begin Jesus’s earthly story again. It has no end. The Sun that bids us rest is waking/Our brethren ‘neath the western sky, we often sing at Evensong. But this week is one for special focus. James 1 (or 6) withheld patronage from Donne early in his career and told him to take holy orders. The king astutely perceived in him a capacity to inform, instruct, and engage, the three principal requirements of a preacher. They were realized in 1615 and later as Dean of St Paul’s. They are there in the first Corona verse illustrating the balance between trust in God and our own exertions, the question of grace and effort for redemption. The reward for effort on Earth of a vile crown but the gift from God of a crown of Glory.  Back then the purpose of Holy Week and especially Good Friday was neither complicated nor nuanced. It brought and bought us salvation.

Deign at my hands this crown of prayer and praise,
Weav’d in my low devout melancholy,
Thou which of good, hast, yea art treasury,
All changing unchang’d Ancient of days;
But do not, with a vile crown of frail bays,
Reward my muse’s white sincerity,
But what Thy thorny crown gained, that give me,
A crown of Glory, which doth flower always;
The ends crown our works, but Thou crown’st our ends,
For, at our end begins our endless rest;
The first last end, now zealously possess’d,
With a strong sober thirst, my soul attends.
‘Tis time that heart and voice be lifted high,
Salvation to all that will is nigh.

La Corona 1     
                                     

 

** Previous Sunday Services: March 22, March 29**

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