St Bart's Sunday Service

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The Reverend Canon David Clunie

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Prelude Christ, Redeemer of All      John Redford

Grace and Welcome

Opening Hymn:  403    Let All Things Now Living

Let all things now living a song of thanksgiving to God the creator triumphantly raise,
who fashioned and made us, protected and stayed us, who still guides us on to the end of our days.
Love’s banners are o’er us; God’s light goes before us, a pillar of fire shining forth in the night,
till shadows have vanished and darkness is banished, as forward we travel from light into Light.

God’s law still enforces the stars in their courses and causes the sun in its splendour to shine;
The hills and the mountains, the rivers and fountains, the deeps of the ocean in praises combine.
We too should be voicing our love and rejoicing; with glad adoration a song let us raise
till all things now living unite in thanksgiving: “To God in the highest, hosanna and praise!”

Merciful Lord grant to your faithful people pardon and peace, that we may be cleansed from all our sins and serve you with a quiet mind; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who is alive and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.  Amen.

Reading:  Isaiah 40: 21-31   read by Chris Burn

A Reading from the prophet Isaiah

Have you not known? Have you not heard? Has it not been told you from the beginning? Have you not understood from the foundations of the earth? It is he who sits above the circle of the earth, and its inhabitants are like grasshoppers; who stretches out the heavens like a curtain and spreads them like a tent to live in; who brings princes to naught and makes the rulers of the earth as nothing. Scarcely are they planted, scarcely sown, scarcely has their stem taken root in the earth, when he blows upon them, and they wither, and the tempest carries them off like stubble. To whom then will you compare me, or who is my equal? says the Holy One. Lift up your eyes on high and see: Who created these? He who brings out their host and numbers them, calling them all by name; because he is great in strength,  mighty in power, not one is missing. Why do you say, O Jacob, and speak, O Israel, ‘My way is hidden from the Lord, and my right is disregarded by my God’? Have you not known? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He does not faint or grow weary; his understanding is unsearchable. He gives power to the faint and strengthens the powerless. Even youths will faint and be weary, and the young will fall exhausted; but those who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength, they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint.
Hear what the Spirit is saying to the church.  Thanks be to God.

Psalm 147: 1 -7

Refrain – O sing to the Lord with thanksgiving, hallelujah!

Hallelujah! How good it is to sing praises to our God! How pleasant it is to honour him with praise! The Lord rebuilds Jerusalem; He gathers the exiles of Israel. He heals the broken hearted and binds up their wounds. He counts the number of the stars and calls them all by their names.

Refrain – O sing to the Lord with thanksgiving, hallelujah!

Great is our Lord and mighty in power; There is no limit to his wisdom. The Lord lifts up the lowly,
but casts the wicked to the ground. Sing to the Lord with thanksgiving; make music to our God upon the harp.

Refrain – O sing to the Lord with thanksgiving, hallelujah!

Gospel:  Mark 1:29-39

The Holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Mark. 

As soon as they left the synagogue, they entered the house of Simon and Andrew, with James and John. Now Simon's mother-in-law was in bed with a fever, and they told Jesus about her at once. He came and took her by the hand and lifted her up. Then the fever left her, and she began to serve them. That evening, at sundown, they brought to him all who were sick or possessed with demons. And the whole city was gathered around the door. And he cured many who were sick with various diseases and cast out many demons; and he would not permit the demons to speak, because they knew him. In the morning, while it was still very dark, he got up and went out to a deserted place and there he prayed. And Simon and his companions hunted for him. When they found him, they said to him, "Everyone is searching for you." He answered, "Let us go on to the neighbouring towns, so that I may proclaim the message there also; for that is what I came out to do." And he went throughout Galilee, proclaiming the message in their synagogues and casting out demons. 

The Gospel of Christ.

Sermon   The Reverend Canon David Clunie

Prayers of the People

Leader   I ask your prayers for God's people throughout the world; Saint Andrews Dunkeld and Dunblane
The Scottish Episcopal Church
In our own Diocese we remember the Area Parish of the St. Lawrence and their clergy
The Venerable Peter Crosby Deacon and Richard Matthias
For all Regional Deans in our diocese.
In our Companion Diocese of Jerusalem and The Middle East, we pray for Christ Church, Nazareth, Israel.
Pray for the Church.

Leader   I ask your prayers for peace; for goodwill among nations; and for the well-being of all people. I ask your prayers for our nation, for healing and unity especially for our neighbours to the south. 
Pray for justice and peace,

Leader   I ask your prayers for those on the front lines of our Covid response including the vaccination effort, Canadian Forces remembering especially members of the Governor General’s Foot Guards and those in diplomatic missions and NGOs, for our schools, and, Long term care facilities especially the Garry Armstrong Home.
Pray for strength and perseverance for challenged in these times.

Leader   I ask your prayers for the poor, the sick, the hungry, the oppressed, and those in prison. I ask your prayers especially for Grace, Karen, Michael S, Andrej, Al, Colt, Elizabeth, Sue, Margaret, Laurie, Harriott, Marissa, Mary, Don, Christina, Hana and family, Harriet and family, Michael, Kathleen and Rabbi Bulka, and for those known only to us (silence); and for all those affected by the Coronavirus. For prisoners and captives, and especially for Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor in China, we pray for their release and for their safety, health, and salvation.
Pray for those in any need or trouble.

Leader   I ask your prayers for all who seek God, or a deeper knowledge of him. 
Pray that they may find and be found by him.

Leader   I ask your prayers for the departed. For all those who have died, remembering especially Michael, Anna and John Wyman. Rest eternal grant unto them O Lord and let light perpetual shine upon them.

Leader   Praise God for those in every generation in whom Christ has been honored. 
Pray that we may have grace to glorify Christ in our own day.

O God, you made us in your own image and redeemed us through Jesus your Son: Look with compassion on the whole human family; take away the arrogance and hatred which infect our hearts; break down the walls that separate us; unite us in bonds of love; and work through our struggle and confusion to accomplish your purposes on earth; that, in your good time, all nations and races may serve you in harmony around your heavenly throne; through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.

The Lord’s Prayer

Hymn:  292   We Cannot Measure How You Heal

We cannot measure how you heal or answer every sufferer’s prayer,
Yet we believe your grace responds where faith and doubt unite to care.
Your hands, though bloodied on the cross, survive to hold and heal and warn,
To carry all through death to life and cradle children yet unborn.

So some have come who need your help and some have come to make amends,
As hands which shaped and saved the world are present in the touch of friends.
Lord, let your Spirit meet us here to mend the body, mind, and soul,
To disentangle peace from pain and make your broken people whole.

Memorial:   A donation was made to the ministry of St Bartholomew’s in memory and celebration of the life of Prudence Clunie, on her birthday.

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.

Blessing and Dismissal

Our heartfelt congratulations to Carol Matson and Joe Marshall
on their marriage in Toronto, January 27, 2021.

Postlude:  God of Heaven and Earth     Adolf Hesse

Watercolour of St Bartholomew’s Church by Barbara Campbell



In appreciation for this week’s online service:
The Reverend Canon David Clunie 
Music: Timothy Piper  Reader: Chris Burn
Altar Guild:  Pamela Mallon
Web Service & Art Curator: Ruth Honeyman   Videographer & Art Editor: David Clunie   Webmasterr: Kevin McQuinn
Additional Photography: David Clunie


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. Hans Bocksberger the Elder attr., (1510–1561), God Creating the Earth, c.1550. Calvet Museum, Avignon, France
  2. Jan Brueghel the Younger, (1601–78), Paradise, c.1620. Gemäldegalerie, Berlin, Germany
  3. Ernest Meissonier, (1815 – 1891) Isaiah, 1838. Wallace Collection, London, UK.
  4.  Gerard van Honthorst, (1592 –1656) King David Playing the Harp, 1622.  Centraal Museum, Utrecht, Netherlands
  5. Rembrandt van Rijn, (1609–1669), The Healing of the Mother-in-Law of Saint Peter c. 1655 Fondation Custodia, Paris
  6. James Tissot (1836-1902), The Healing of Peter's Mother-in-Law, c.1886-94. The Brooklyn Museum, N.Y.C.
  7. Rembrandt van Rijn (1609–1669), Jesus Heals the Blind Man c. 1 655-60 Louvre, Paris


** 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, January 3, January 10, January 17, January 24, January 31 **

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