St Bart's Sunday Service
The Reverend Canon David Clunie
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Prelude: Song of the Spirit trad. Dutch
Welcome The Reverend Canon David Clunie
Almighty God, without you we are not able to please you. Mercifully grant that your Holy Spirit may in all things direct and rule our hearts; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who is alive and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.
Opening Hymn: 478 Almighty God, Thy Word is Cast
Reading: Ezekiel 17:22-24 read by Ray Perrin
Thus says the Lord God: I myself will take a sprig from the lofty top of a cedar; I will set it out. I will break off a tender one from the topmost of its young twigs; I myself will plant it on a high and lofty mountain. On the mountain height of Israel I will plant it, in order that it may produce boughs and bear fruit, and become a noble cedar. Under it every kind of bird will live; in the shade of its branches will nest winged creatures of every kind. All the trees of the field shall know that I am the Lord. I bring low the high tree, I make high the low tree; I dry up the green tree and make the dry tree flourish. I the Lord have spoken; I will accomplish it.
Gospel: Mark 4:26-34
Jesus said, "The kingdom of God is as if someone would scatter seed on the ground, and would sleep and rise night and day, and the seed would sprout and grow, he does not know how. The earth produces of itself, first the stalk, then the head, then the full grain in the head. But when the grain is ripe, at once he goes in with his sickle, because the harvest has come." He also said, "With what can we compare the kingdom of God, or what parable will we use for it? It is like a mustard seed, which, when sown upon the ground, is the smallest of all the seeds on earth; yet when it is sown it grows up and becomes the greatest of all shrubs, and puts forth large branches, so that the birds of the air can make nests in its shade." With many such parables he spoke the word to them, as they were able to hear it; he did not speak to them except in parables, but he explained everything in private to his disciples.
Sermon The Reverend Canon Laurette Glasgow
Prayers of the People
Anglican Communion: The Church of Nigeria
Diocese: St. Alban the Martyr, Mattawa, The Reverend Karen Galt, Priest-in-Charge,
St. Margaret of Scotland, Rutherglen, The Reverend David Shields, Priest-in-Charge,
Parish: Wesley, Jason, Glenn, Joanne, Laurie, Harriott, Michael, Andrej, Don, Christina, Hana and family, Harriet and family
For Those Who Have Died: Celia Viets
The Lord’s Prayer
Closing Hymn: 502 You are Salt for the Earth
Blessing and Dismissal
Postlude: Improvisation on Bring Forth the Kingdom
In appreciation for this week’s online service:
The Reverend Canon David Clunie
The Reverend Canon Laurette Glasgow
Music: Timothy Piper
Choir of St. Bartholomew
Reader: Ray Perrin
Altar Guild: Pamela Mallon
Web Service and Art Curator: Ruth Honeyman
Video Editor: David Clunie Webmaster: Kevin McQuinn
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- CBC news, The Press Democrat, Images of eclipse June 10, 2021
- Vincent van Gogh (1853 - 1890), The Sower, 1888. Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam
- Vincent van Gogh (1853 - 1890), The Sower at Sunset, 1888. Kröller-Müller Museum, Otterlo,
- Jan Luyken, (1649-1712), The Parable of the Mustard Seed, The Bowyer Bible. Bolton Museum, Lancashire
- John August Swanson (1938 -) Festival of Lights, 2000. Private Collection
** 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 **