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.

PreludeIn the Bleak Mid-Winter    Bartholomew Viol Consort

Grace and Welcome:  The grace…. And also with you.

Collect   Almighty God, you have shed upon us the new light of your incarnate Word. May this light, enkindled in our hearts, shine forth in our lives; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.  Amen.

Hymn:  O Come All Ye Faithful

Reading:  Colossians 3:12-17read by Martha Patterson

As God's chosen ones, holy and beloved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience. Bear with one another and, if anyone has a complaint against another, forgive each other; just as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive. Above all, clothe yourselves with love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony. And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in the one body. And be thankful. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly; teach and admonish one another in all wisdom; and with gratitude in your hearts sing psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs to God. And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.

What Child is This     Band of the Governor General’s Foot Guard’s


Gospel:  Luke 2:41-52
Now every year his parents went to Jerusalem for the festival of the Passover. And when he was twelve years old, they went up as usual for the festival. When the festival was ended and they started to return, the boy Jesus stayed behind in Jerusalem, but his parents did not know it. Assuming that he was in the group of travellers, they went a day's journey. Then they started to look for him among their relatives and friends. When they did not find him, they returned to Jerusalem to search for him. After three days they found him in the temple, sitting among the teachers, listening to them and asking them questions. And all who heard him were amazed at his understanding and his answers. When his parents saw him they were astonished; and his mother said to him, "Child, why have you treated us like this? Look, your father and I have been searching for you in great anxiety." He said to them, "Why were you searching for me? Did you not know that I must be in my Father's house?" But they did not understand what he said to them. Then he went down with them and came to Nazareth, and was obedient to them. His mother treasured all these things in her heart. And Jesus increased in wisdom and in years, and in divine and human favour.



In the Bleak Midwinter   Arrangement composed and sung by Tim Piper

Prayers of the People
Anglican Cycle of PrayerIglesia Anglicana de la Region Central de America
Canada: Canadian Forces remembering members of the Governor General’s Foot Guards and those in diplomatic missions and NGOs
Family and Friends:  The Riddell Family, Michael, Julie, Joanne, Frances, Don, Christina, Hana and family, Harriet and family, Magdolen and family, Michael, Pat and Maggie, Stefan, Antonia andMatthew
Garry J. Armstrong Home:  Volunteers, staff and residents

Lord’s Prayer

Closing Hymn:  Hark the Herald Angels Sing    

Blessing and Dismissal

Postlude:  Choral Prelude on “In Dulci Jubilo”, BWV 729    J.S.Bach


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

Canada Helps

  • 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.
    We thank our contributors on the PAR program for their monthly automated donations. If you would like to enroll on our monthly withdrawal plan, PAR, you may follow this link
    And thank you for those who have been mailing in their contributions or dropping them through the church mail slot. At this difficult time “Canada Helps” is another way to support us through a credit card payment. (They charge, we think, a reasonable, 3.75% to us) 


  1. Marie Kiar, A Quebec village, 2021
  2. Henry Ossawa Tanner, (1859-1937), The Savior,1900-95. Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington
  3. Gerard van Hothorst, (1592- 1656), Adoration of the Child, c. 1620. Uffizi Gallery, Florence
  4. Attr. Lippo Vanni, (14c.) Historiated Initial (P) Excised from a Gradual: The Nativity, c. 1350-1375.
  5. The Cleveland Museum of Art
  6. William Holman Hunt, (1827-1910), The Finding of the Saviour in the Temple, 1860. Birmingham Museum
  7. Pieter Breugel, (1525/30- 1569), Census at Bethlehem, 1566. Royal Museum of Fine Art, Brussels
  8. Fra Bartolommeo, (Baccio della Porta), (1472-1517), The Nativity, 1507. Art Institute of Chicago
  9. John Swanson, (1938-2021), Shepherds, 1985. Private Collection 
  10. Lawren Harris, (1885-1970), Snow II. 1915. National Gallery of Canada  
  11. Serge Belet, Dogs in the park in Winter 


** 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, August 7, August 15, August 22, September 5, September 12, September 19, September 26, October 3, October 10, October 17, October 24, October 31, November 7, November 14, November 21, November 28, December 5, December 12, December 19, Christmas Eve**

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