St Bart's Sunday Service
The Reverend Canon David Clunie
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Prelude: Melody in F major Flor Peeters
Grace and Welcome
Opening Hymn: 422 God, Who Touches Earth with Beauty
Collect Most merciful God, by the death and resurrection of your Son Jesus Christ, you created
humanity anew. May the power of his victorious cross transform those who turn in faith to him who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.
Reading: Jeremiah 31:31-34 read by Mark Curfoot-Mollington
A Reading from the Book of Jeremiah
The days are surely coming, says the Lord, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and the house of Judah. It will not be like the covenant that I made with their ancestors when I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt a covenant that they broke, though I was their husband, says the Lord. But this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, says the Lord: I will put my law within them, and I will write it on their hearts; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. No longer shall they teach one another, or say to each other, "Know the Lord," for they shall all know me, from the least of them to the greatest, says the Lord; for I will forgive their iniquity, and remember their sin no more.
Hear what the Spirit is saying to the church. Thanks be to God.
Gospel: John 12:20-33
Now among those who went up to worship at the festival were some Greeks. They came to Philip, who was from Bethsaida in Galilee, and said to him, "Sir, we wish to see Jesus." Philip went and told Andrew; then Andrew and Philip went and told Jesus. Jesus answered them, "The hour has come for the Son of Man to be glorified. Very truly, I tell you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains just a single grain; but if it dies, it bears much fruit. Those who love their life lose it, and those who hate their life in this world will keep it for eternal life. Whoever serves me must follow me, and where I am, there will my servant be also. Whoever serves me, the Father will honour. Now my soul is troubled. And what should I say - 'Father, save me from this hour'? No, it is for this reason that I have come to this hour. Father, glorify your name." Then a voice came from heaven, "I have glorified it, and I will glorify it again." The crowd standing there heard it and said that it was thunder. Others said, "An angel has spoken to him." Jesus answered, "This voice has come for your sake, not for mine. Now is the judgement of this world; now the ruler of this world will be driven out. And I, when I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all people to myself." He said this to indicate the kind of death he was to die.
The Gospel of Christ.
Sermon Nicole Jerome
Prayers of the People The Reverend Canon David Clunie
Anglican Communion: The Church of England
Diocese: Christ Church, Bells Corners and their clergy -The Venerable Kathryn Otley
Maj. The Reverend Michael Gibbons, Deacon Tamara Connors
In our Companion Diocese of Jerusalem and The Middle East, we pray for Saviour Church, Kufr-Yasif, Israel.
Parish: Jennifer, Mary, Harry, Grace, Karen, Michael S, Andrej, Al, Elizabeth, Sue, Margaret, Marissa, Don, Christina, Hana and family, Harriet and family, Michael, Kathleen, and Rabbi Bulka.
The Lord’s Prayer
Closing Hymn: 465 Here in This Place New Light is Streaming
Here in this place new light is streaming; now is the darkness vanished away.
See in this space our fears and our dreamings, brought here to you in the light of this day.
Gather us in the lost and forsaken; gather us in the blind and the lame;
Call to us now, and we shall awaken; we shall arise at the sound of our name.
We are the young - our lives are a mystery; we are the old - who yearn for your face.
We have been sung throughout all of history, called to be light to the whole human race.
Gather us in the rich and the haughty; gather us in the proud and the strong;
Give us a heart so meek and so lowly; give us the courage to enter the song.
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
Postlude: Prelude on Lobt Gott, ihr Christen Healey Willan
Brahms Op 117, 1 in E flat
In appreciation for this week’s online service:
The Reverend Canon David Clunie
Music: Timothy Piper Reader: Mark Curfoot-Mollington
Prayers of the People: Nicole Jerome
Altar Guild: Pamela Mallon
Web Service and Art Curator: Ruth Honeyman
Video and Art Editor: David Clunie
Webmaster: Kevin McQuinn
Additional Photography: David Clunie and Elizabeth Heatherington
- 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 http://www.stbartsottawa.ca/donate.html
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)
- Purple Altar Superfrontal in Memory of Lucy C. Holman, 1957. Design by Royal School of Needlework (London, UK), St. Bartholomew’s, Ottawa, ON
- Michangelo (1475-1564,) The Prophet Jeremiah, c. 1508-1512. Sistine Chapel, The Vatican
- Briton Rivière (1840–1920), The Temptation in the Wilderness, 1898. Guildhall Art Gallery, London
- Serge Belet, Daffodils
- Edvard Munch, (1863-1944) The Sun, 1911-16. University of Oslo, Norway
- John August Swanson, (1938-), Worship Celebration, 2004. Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C.
- Elizabeth Heatherington, Four photographs of the Rideau River
- Robert S. Duncanson (1821/22-1872) Scottish Landscape, 1871.
- Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C.
- Carl Blechen (1798–1840), Landscape in Winter at Moonlight,1836.
- Museum Bhenhaus Drägerhaus, Lübeck, Germany
- Thomas Fearnley (1802–1842) Old Birch Tree at the Sognefjord, 1839.
- National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design, Oslo, Norway
** 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 **