St Bart's Sunday Service

Sunday Online Service

The Reverend Canon David Clunie
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Prelude:  Traditional Dakota hymn



Creator God, from you every family in heaven and earth takes its name. You have rooted and grounded us in your covenant love and empowered us by your Spirit to speak the truth in love, and to walk in your way towards justice and wholeness. Mercifully grant that your people, journeying together in partnership, may be strengthened and guided to help one another to grow into the full stature of Christ, who is our light and our life. Amen.

Land acknowledgment: The Rev. Eric Morin, The Rev. Susan Lewis, Parish of West Quebec

Invocation:  Bishop Shane Parker, Diocese of Ottawa

Reading:   Isaiah 40:25-31   read by Nancy Millson
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.

Poem:Akikodjiwan   by Albert Dumont (Algonquin), Poet Laureate of Ottawa.
Read by Larry Langlois (Huron/Wendat)

Hymn:  407   Many and Great O God Are Your Works   Sung by Patricia Bush

Gospel:  John 1:1-18

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things came into being through him, and without him not one thing came into being. What has come into being in him was life, and the life was the light of all people. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not overcome it. There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. He came as a witness to testify to the light, so that all might believe through him. He himself was not the light, but he came to testify to the light. The true light, which enlightens everyone, was coming into the world. He was in the world, and the world came into being through him; yet the world did not know him. He came to what was his own, and his own people did not accept him. But to all who received him, who believed in his name, he gave power to become children of God, who were born, not of blood or of the will of the flesh or of the will of man, but of God. And the Word became flesh and lived among us, and we have seen his glory, the glory as of a father’s only son, full of grace and truth. (John testified to him and cried out, ‘This was he of whom I said, “He who comes after me ranks ahead of me because he was before me.” ’) From his fullness we have all received, grace upon grace. The law indeed was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ. No one has ever seen God.  It is God the only Son, who is close to the Father’s heart, who has made him known.

Reflection    Kathryn Fournier,  Pinaymootang First Nation

Hymn:  Shall We Gather at the River

Lighting of Qulliq    The Rev. Aigah Attigutsiak, St. Margaret’s, Vanier (Inuk)

Litany    Irene Barbeau (Swampy Cree) and The Rev. Steven Silverthorne

Prayers of the People 
Anglican Communion:  The Church of North India (United)
Diocese: For our National Indigenous Bishop, The Most Reverend Mark MacDonald.
St. John’s, Richmond, The Rev. Allan Budzin, Interim Priest-in-Charge
Parish: Chip Sangster, Anne, Ron, Wesley, Jason, Glenn, Joanne, Laurie, Harriott, Michael, Andrej, Don, Christina, Hana and family, Harriet and family

Lord’s Prayer   The Rev. Aigah Attigutsiak in Inuktitut

Hymn:  589   Come, O God of All the Earth


Blessing    Bishop Sidney Black, Archbishop Linda Nicholls

Dismissal   Audrey Lawrence   Metis

Postlude:  Daniel Spiritwolf and Raven Bright Moon


In appreciation for this week’s online service:
The Reverend Canon David Clunie
The Reverend Canon Laurette Glasgow
Music: Timothy Piper
Reader: Nancy Millson
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. Kenojuak Ashevak, The Woman Who Lives in the Sun, 1960. National Gallery, Ottawa.
  2. Thomas Davies, (1737- 1812) The Falls, 1791
  3. Unknown, Chaudière Falls, lithograph, 1830
  4. Norval Morrisseau, (1932-2007), Indigenous Jesus Christ, 1974.
  5. Norval Morrisseau, (1932-2007), Migration, 1994. Private Collection
  6. Kiakshuk, (1886-1966), Summer Tent, sealskin stencil. Cape Dorset. National Gallery, Ottawa.
  7. Jessie-Oonark, (1906-1985), Giver of Life, 1984.  Inuit, Baker Lake  
  8. Leah Marie Dorion, 13 Moons
  9. Dawn Oman, Dancing Bears
  10. Leah Marie Dorion, Welcoming New Life
  11. Germaine Arnaktauyok, Sedna
  12. Benjamin Chee Chee, (1944-1977) Wolf Spirit
  13. Norval Morrisseau, (1932-2007), Untitled (Shaman Traveller to Other Worlds for Blessings), c. 1990. National Gallery, Ottawa.
  14. Daphne Odjig, (1919-2016), Faith of Jerusalem, 1975. 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, June 13, June 20 **

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