St Bart's Sunday Service

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The Reverend Canon David Clunie
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We gather today on the traditional territory of the Algonquin nation. May we always dwell on this land with respect and peace.

Prelude: Prelude in G     J.S. Bach

Grace and Welcome   The Reverend Canon David Clunie

Opening Hymn:  337   God, Your Glorious Presence

Collect   Almighty God, you sent your Holy Spirit to be the life and light of your Church. Open our hearts to the riches of your grace, that we may bring forth the fruit of the Spirit in love, joy, and peace; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who is alive and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.  Amen.

Reading:  2 Samuel 18:5-9, 15, 31-33        read by Irene Walker

The king ordered Joab and Abishai and Ittai, saying, "Deal gently for my sake with the young man Absalom." And all the people heard when the king gave orders to all the commanders concerning Absalom. So the army went out into the field against Israel; and the battle was fought in the forest of Ephraim. The men of Israel were defeated there by the servants of David, and the slaughter there was great on that day, twenty thousand men. The battle spread over the face of all the country; and the forest claimed more victims that day than the sword. Absalom happened to meet the servants of David. Absalom was riding on his mule, and the mule went under the thick branches of a great oak. His head caught fast in the oak, and he was left hanging between heaven and earth, while the mule that was under him went on. And ten young men, Joab's armour-bearers, surrounded Absalom and struck him, and killed him. Then the Cushite came; and the Cushite said, "Good tidings for my lord the king! For the Lord has vindicated you this day, delivering you from the power of all who rose up against you." The king said to the Cushite, "Is it well with the young man Absalom?" The Cushite answered, "May the enemies of my lord the king, and all who rise up to do you harm, be like that young man." The king was deeply moved, and went up to the chamber over the gate, and wept; and as he went, he said, "O my son Absalom, my son, my son Absalom! Would I had died instead of you, O Absalom, my son, my son!"

Gospel:  John 6:35, 41-51

Jesus said to the people, "I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never be hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty." Then the Jews began to complain about him because he said, "I am the bread that came down from heaven." They were saying, "Is not this Jesus, the son of Joseph, whose father and mother we know? How can he now say, 'I have come down from heaven'?" Jesus answered them, "Do not complain among yourselves. No one can come to me unless drawn by the Father who sent me; and I will raise that person up on the last day. It is written in the prophets, 'And they shall all be taught by God.' Everyone who has heard and learned from the Father comes to me. Not that anyone has seen the Father except the one who is from God; he has seen the Father. Very truly, I tell you, whoever believes has eternal life. I am the bread of life. Your ancestors ate the manna in the wilderness, and they died. This is the bread that comes down from heaven, so that one may eat of it and not die. I am the living bread that came down from heaven. Whoever eats of this bread will live forever; and the bread that I will give for the life of the world is my flesh."

Sermon   The Reverend Canon David Clunie

Anthem:  God So Loved the World   Bob Chilcott   The Choir of St. Bartholomew’s

Prayers of the People    read by Judy Wiesinger
Anglican Cycle of Prayer: The Church of South India
Diocese: St. Clare’s, North Dundas as they await the arrival of a new priest
Holy Trinity, Bearbrook, St. Mary’s, Navan, St. Mary the Virgin, Blackburn - The Reverend Chung Yan (JoAnne) Lam
Residents, staff and chaplains of the Ottawa Carleton Detention Centre,

and the Anglican Chaplain, Caroline

St Matthew’s:  Emma, Malachi, Mary Brigid, Virginia, Peter, Becky, Lelia, Arthur, Ann, Derek, Isabel, Grace, Taras, Yolande, Joan, Margie and Ross, Judy and family.

St Bartholomew’s: Sheila, Joshe Sidik Mollington, Joanne, Harriott, Andrej, Don, Frances, Christina, Hana and family, Harriet and family

The Lord’s Prayer

Hymn:  84   God Enthroned in Heavenly Splendor


Blessing and Dismissal  

Postlude:  I Am   from the Mystic Centre Cantata - Tim Piper
Christ Church Cathedral Girls’ Choir, Ottawa – Tim Piper, Director


In appreciation for this week’s online service:
The Reverend David Clunie
Reader: Irene Walker   Intercessor:  Judy Wiesinger
Music: Timothy Piper
Altar Guild: Pamela Mallon
Web Service and Art Curator: Ruth Honeyman
Video Editor: David Clunie
Webmaster: Kevin McQuinn

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  1. Johann Schonfeld, (1609-84), Adoration of the Holy Trinity, 1647-49. Louvre Museum, Paris
  2. Jan Van Eyck, (1395-1441) The Ghent Altarpiece (detail) 1420-32. St Bavo Cathedral, Ghent
  3. Jan Van Eyck, (1395-1441) The Ghent Altarpiece (singers detail) 1420-32. St Bavo Cathedral, Ghent
  4. Unknown, Scenes from the Life of Absalom, page from the Morgan Bible, c.1250. The Getty Museum, CA
  5. Book of Hours of Catherine of Cleves, Gathering of Manna c. 1440. The Morgan Library, New York City
  6. Bernado Daddi, (1290-1348), Christ Enthroned with the Saints, c.1325. Metropolitan Museum, New York City
  7. Book of Kells, Christ Enthroned, 9th century, Trinity College Library, Dublin
  8. Fra Angelico, (1395-1455), Christ Glorified in the Court of Heaven, Fiesole San Domenico Altarpiece, National Gallery, 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 October 18. October 25, November 1, November 8, November 15, November 22, November 29, Dcember 6, December 13, December 24, - 2021 - January 3, January 10, January 17, January 24, January 31, February 7, Ash Wednesday, February 14, February 21, Fberuary 28, March 7, March 14 , March 21, Palm Sunday, Good Friday, Easter Sunday, April 11, April 18, April 25, May 2, May 9, May 16, May 23, May 30, June 6, June 13, June 20. Jume 27, August1 **

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