St Bart's Sunday Service

Sunday Online Service

The Reverend Canon David Clunie

The Venerable Pamela Yarrow

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Prelude:   Trio in G minor    Josef Rheinberger

Grace and Welcome
Opening Hymn:  162    Sing of God Made Manifest

Sing of God made manifest in a child robust and blest,
to whose home in Bethlehem where a star had guided them,
magi came and gifts unbound, signs mysterious and profound:
myrrh and frankincense and gold grave and God and king foretold.

Sing of God made manifest when at Jordan John confessed,
“I should be baptized by you, but your bidding I will do.”
Then from heaven a double sign - dove-like Spirit, voice divine -
hailed the true Anointed One: “This is my beloved Son.”

Collect    Eternal Father, who at the baptism of Jesus revealed him to be your Son, anointing him with the Holy Spirit, keep your children, born of water and the Spirit, faithful to their calling; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.  Amen.

Reading:  Acts 19:1-7     read by Judy Wiesinger

A Reading from the Book of Acts  

While Apollos was in Corinth, Paul passed through the interior regions and came to Ephesus, where he found some disciples. He said to them, "Did you receive the Holy Spirit when you became believers?" They replied, "No, we have not even heard that there is a Holy Spirit." Then he said, "Into what then were you baptized?" They answered, "Into John's baptism." Paul said, "John baptized with the baptism of repentance, telling the people to believe in the one who was to come after him, that is, in Jesus." On hearing this, they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus. When Paul had laid his hands on them, the Holy Spirit came upon them, and they spoke in tongues and prophesied - altogether there were about twelve of them.
Hear what the Spirit is saying to the church.  Thanks be to God.

 Gospel:  Mark 1:4-11                                                              

The Holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Mark

John the baptizer appeared in the wilderness, proclaiming a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins. And people from the whole Judean countryside and all the people of Jerusalem were going out to him, and were baptized by him in the river Jordan, confessing their sins. Now John was clothed with camel's hair, with a leather belt around his waist, and he ate locusts and wild honey. He proclaimed, "The one who is more powerful than I is coming after me; I am not worthy to stoop down and untie the thong of his sandals. I have baptized you with water; but he will baptize you with the Holy Spirit." In those days Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee and was baptized by John in the Jordan. And just as he was coming up out of the water, he saw the heavens torn apart and the Spirit descending like a dove on him. And a voice came from heaven, "You are my Son, the Beloved; with you I am well pleased."

The Gospel of Christ.

Sermon   The Venerable Pamela Yarrow

Music after the Sermon   Sarabande in B flat major    Arcangelo Corelli

Prayers of the People

Today we remember in the Anglican Communion, The Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia

In our own Diocese we remember the lay staff of JCR House: Sanjay Grover, Jane Scanlon, Carol Sinclair, Heidi Pizzuto, Heidi Fawcett, Bill Gilbert, Sandra Purdy, and Kiran Otto
For all clergy under the jurisdiction of the Bishop of Ottawa

I ask your prayers for the world. For peace and justice in the middle East, Ethiopia, Sudan and a peaceful transition of power for our neighbours to the south.

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, especially Arch St Public School and Ashbury College, Long term care facilities especially the Garry Armstrong Home.

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 communities of Ottawa and Gatineau,for every city and community, 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 the sick and the suffering.  At St Bartholomew’s we pray for Andrej, Al Wurtele, Busy, Colt, Elizabeth, Sue, Margaret, Laurie, Harriott, Marissa, Mary, Don, Christina, Hana and family, Harriet and family, Michael and Kathleen, Martha, and at St Aidan’s we pray for Margaret, Tiang-Ang, Nadine, Viola, Thomas, Ted, Seare, and we remember those known to us (silence).
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, 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. At St. Aidan’s, Marjorie Ranger-Bradley, and Orval Bradley, sister and brother of Barbara Allan.  Rest eternal grant unto them O Lord and let light perpetual shine upon them.
Let us pray to the Lord.
Lord, have mercy.

Remembering John the Baptist and all the saints, we commit ourselves, one another, and our whole life to Christ our God.

Almighty God, you have given us grace at this time with one accord to make our common supplications to you, and you have promised through your well-beloved Son that when two or three are gathered together you will hear their requests. Fulfil now our desires and petitions, as may be best for us, granting us in this world knowledge of your truth, and in the age to come eternal life; for you, Father, are good and loving, and we glorify you through your Son Jesus Christ our Lord, in the Holy Spirit, now and for ever.  Amen.

The Lord’s Prayer

Hymn:  45   Down Galilee’s Slow Roadways

Down Galilee’s slow roadways, a stranger travelled on
from Nazareth to Jordan to be baptized by John.
He went down to the waters with soldier, scribe, and slave,
but there within the river the sign was birth and grave.

Arising from the river, he saw the heavens torn;
It seemed the sky was open to show the Spirit’s form.
The holy dove descended; he heard a glorious voice:
“You are my own beloved – my child, my heart, my choice.”

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.

   The flowers are given to the glory of God and in loving memory of, on the fourth anniversary of his death,
 Robert Charles Butcher, from his wife Linda Assad-Butcher and daughters Sarah and Amy and grandchildren Sam, Jack and Charles.

Blessing and Dismissal

Postlude:   Praeludium in G minor    Gottlieb Muffat

In appreciation for this week’s online service
The Reverend Canon David Clunie
The Venerable Pamela Yarrow
Music: Timothy Piper   Reader: Judy Wiesinger
Altar Guild:  Pamela Mallon
Web Service:  Ruth Honeyman
Video and Art Editor:  Simon Honeyman
Webmaster:  Kevin McQuinn
Additional Photography Kevin McQuinn; Pamela Mallon, David Clunie


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  1. Albert Herbert (1925–2008), Epiphany, 1962. Methodist Modern Art Collection, Oxford Centre for Methodism and Church History, Harcourt Hill Campus of Oxford Brookes University, Oxford, England.
  2. Edward Burne-Jones (1833–98), The Star of Bethlehem, c.1885. Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, Birmingham, England.
  3. Domenico Tintoretto (1560–1635), The Baptism of Christ, c.1585. Museo del Prado, Madrid, Spain.
  4. El Greco (1541–1614), El Bautismo de Cristo (The Baptism of Christ), c.1614. Museo Fundación Lerma, Toledo, Spain.
  5. Joachim Patinir (c.1480–1524), The Baptism of Christ, c.1515. Kunsthistoriches Museum, Vienna, Austria.
  6. Arent de Gelder (1645–1727), The Baptism of Christ, c.1710. Fitzwilliam Museum, University of Cambridge, England.
  7. Ottavio Vanninni (1585–c.1643), San giovanni che indica il Cristo a Sant'Andrea (John the Baptist Showing Christ to Saint Andrew), 17th century. Church of San Gaetano, Florence, Italy.
  8. Lorenzo Scott (b.1934), Baptism of Jesus, 1987. Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC.
  9. Lambert Sustris (1515–84), The Baptism of Christ, c.1552. Musée des Beaux-Arts, Caen, France.


** 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 **

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