St Barts Sunday Service
The Reverend Canon David Clunie
Organist and Director of Music
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Commemorating the Laying of the Cornerstone May 9, 1868
Battle of the Atlantic Sunday
May 3, 2020
Thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
1 Corinthians 15. 57.
Welcome The Reverend Canon David Clunie
Opening Hymn: Eternal Father, Strong to Save
Eternal Father, strong to save, whose arm doth bind the restless wave,
Who bidd'st the mighty ocean deep its own appointed limits keep;
O hear us when we cry to thee, for those in peril on the sea.
O Saviour, whose almighty word the winds and waves submissive heard,
Who walkedst on the foaming deep, and calm amidst its rage didst sleep;
O hear us when we cry to thee, for those in peril on the sea.
O Sacred Spirit, who didst brood, upon the chaos dark and rude,
Who bad'st its angry tumult cease, and gavest light, and life, and peace;
O hear us when we cry to thee, for those in peril on the sea.
O Trinity of love and power, our brethren shield in danger's hour;
From rock and tempest, fire and foe, protect them wheresoe'er they go;
And ever let there rise to thee, glad hymns of praise from land and sea.
Almighty God, who has built your church upon the foundation of the Apostles and Prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the head corner-stone. Grant that in the power of the Holy Spirit those who serve you here in St Bartholomew’s parish may always be kept within your presence. This we pray through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and ever. Amen.
Prayer For Those at Sea
O eternal Lord God, who alone spreadest out the heavens, and rulest the raging of the sea; who hast compassed the waters with bounds until day and night come to an end: We give thee thanks for all who have served in the Royal Canadian Navy and in the Merchant Navy, especially during the Battle of the Atlantic. Be pleased to receive into thy Almighty and most gracious protection all those who this day are on active duty in Canada and abroad. Preserve them from the dangers of the sea and grant that they may return in safety to enjoy the blessings of the land, and with a thankful remembrance of thy mercies, to praise and glorify thy holy Name; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Priest: O Lord, open thou our lips.
People: And our mouth shall show forth thy praise.
Priest: O God, make speed to save us.
People: O Lord, make haste to help us.
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost;
People: As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.
Priest: Praise ye the Lord.
People: The Lord's Name be praised.
Psalm 95 Venite Exultemus Domino
O COME, let us sing unto the LORD: / let us heartily rejoice in the strength of our salvation.
Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving, / and show ourselves glad in him with psalms.
For the LORD is a great God, / and a great King above all gods.
In his hand are all the corners of the earth: / and the strength of the hills is his also.
The sea is his, and he made it: / and his hands prepared the dry land.
O COME, let us worship, and fall down, / and kneel before the LORD our Maker.
For he is the Lord our God; / and we are the people of his pasture, and the sheep of his hand.
GLORY be to the Father, and to the Son, / and to the Holy Ghost;
As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, / world without end. Amen.
Reading 1 Peter 2:19-2 Janet Uren
For it is a credit to you if, being aware of God, you endure pain while suffering unjustly. If you endure when you are beaten for doing wrong, what credit is that? But if you endure when you do right and suffer for it, you have God's approval. For to this you have been called, because Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example, so that you should follow in his steps. "He committed no sin, and no deceit was found in his mouth." When he was abused, he did not return abuse; when he suffered, he did not threaten; but he entrusted himself to the one who judges justly. He himself bore our sins in his body on the cross, so that, free from sins, we might live for righteousness; by his wounds you have been healed. For you were going astray like sheep, but now you have returned to the shepherd and guardian of your souls.
The Word of the Lord.
Hymn: 519 The Lord'’s My Shepherd
The Lord's my Shepherd, I'll not want; he makes me down to lie
in pastures green; he leadeth me the quiet waters by.
My soul he doth restore again, and me to walk doth make
within the paths of righteousness, even for his own name's sake.
Yea, though I walk through death's dark vale, yet will I fear no ill,
for thou art with me; and thy rod and staff me comfort still.
My table thou hast furnished in presence of my foes;
my head thou dost with oil anoint, and my cup overflows.
Goodness and mercy all my life shall surely follow me;
and in God's house forevermore my dwelling place shall be.
Gospel John 10:1-10
Jesus said, "Very truly, I tell you, anyone who does not enter the sheepfold by the gate but climbs in by another way is a thief and a bandit. The one who enters by the gate is the shepherd of the sheep. The gatekeeper opens the gate for him, and the sheep hear his voice. He calls his own sheep by name and leads them out. When he has brought out all his own, he goes ahead of them, and the sheep follow him because they know his voice. They will not follow a stranger, but they will run from him because they do not know the voice of strangers." Jesus used this figure of speech with them, but they did not understand what he was saying to them. So again, Jesus said to them, "Very truly, I tell you, I am the gate for the sheep. All who came before me are thieves and bandits; but the sheep did not listen to them. I am the gate. Whoever enters by me will be saved and will come in and go out and find pasture. The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly."
Sermon The Reverend Canon David Clunie
Hymn We Love the Place, O God
We love the place, O God wherein thine honour dwells,
The joy of thine abode all earthly joy excels.
It is the house of prayer, wherein thy servants meet;
And thou O Lord, art there thy chosen flock to greet.
We love the sacred font; for there the Holy Dove
To pour is ever wont his blessing from above.
We love thine altar, Lord, O what on earth so dear?
For there, in faith adored we find thy presence near.
We love the word of life, the word that tells of peace,
Of comfort in the strife, and joys that never cease.
We love to sing below for mercies freely given;
But O we long to know the triumph-song of heaven.
Lord Jesus, give us grace on earth to love thee more,
In heaven to see thy face, and with thy saints adore.
We love this place O God.
I believe in God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth:
And in Jesus Christ his only Son our Lord, Who was conceived by the Holy Ghost, Born of the Virgin Mary, Suffered under Pontius Pilate, Was crucified, dead, and buried: He descended into hell; The third day he rose again from the dead; He ascended into heaven, And sitteth on the right hand of God the Father Almighty; From thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead. I believe in the Holy Ghost; The holy Catholic Church; The Communion of Saints; The Forgiveness of sins; The Resurrection of the body, And the Life everlasting. Amen.
Minister: The Lord be with you.
People: And with thy spirit.
Minister: Let us pray.
Lord, have mercy upon us.
People: Christ have mercy upon us.
Lord, have mercy upon us.
Our Father, who art in heaven, Hallowed be thy Name, Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done, in earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; And forgive us our trespasses, As we forgive them that trespass against us; And lead us not into temptation, But deliver us from evil. Amen.
Priest: O Lord, show thy mercy upon us.
People: And grant us thy salvation.
Priest: O Lord, save the Queen.
People: And mercifully hear us when we call upon thee.
Priest: Endue thy Ministers with righteousness.
People: And make thy chosen people joyful.
Priest: O Lord, save thy people.
People: And bless thine inheritance.
Priest: Give peace in our time, O Lord.
People: And evermore mightily defend us.
Priest: O God, make clean our hearts within us.
People: And take not thy Holy Spirit from us.
The Collect of the Day
O God of peace, who brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus Christ, that great shepherd of the sheep, by the blood of the eternal covenant, make us perfect in every good work to do your will, and work in us that which is well-pleasing in your sight; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
The Second Collect, for Peace
O GOD, who art the author of peace and lover of concord, in knowledge of whom standeth our eternal life, whose service is perfect freedom: Defend us thy humble servants in all assaults of our enemies; that we, surely trusting in thy defence, may not fear the power of any adversaries; through the might of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
The Third Collect, for Grace
O LORD our heavenly Father, Almighty and everlasting God, who hast safely brought us to the beginning of this day: Defend us in the same with thy mighty power; and grant that this day we fall into no sin, neither run into any kind of danger; but that all our doings may be ordered by thy governance, to do always that is righteous in thy sight; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Prayers The Reverend Canon Laurette Glasgow
ALMIGHTY God, the fountain of all goodness, we humbly beseech thee to bless our Sovereign Lady, Queen ELIZABETH, the Parliaments of the Commonwealth, and all who are set in authority under her including Julie, our Governor General, Justin, our Prime Minister, Douglas, our Premier, and Jim, our Mayor, that they may order all things in wisdom, righteousness, and peace, to the honour of thy holy Name, and the good of thy Church and people; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
ALMIGHTY and everlasting God, from whom cometh every good and perfect gift: Send down upon our Bishops and Clergy, especially Linda, our Primate, Anne, our Metropolitan, John, our Bishop, Shane, our Bishop-elect, and David, Linda, Laurette, and Pamela, and all Congregations committed to their charge, the healthful Spirit of thy grace; and that they may truly please thee, pour upon them the continual dew of thy blessing. Grant this, O Lord, for the honour of our Advocate and Mediator, Jesus Christ. Amen.
O GOD, the Creator and Preserver of all mankind, we humbly beseech thee for all of your people; that thou wouldest be pleased to make thy ways known unto them, thy saving health unto all nations. More especially we pray for the good estate of the Church. In the Anglican cycle we pray for The Anglican Communion in Japan, and in our Companion Diocese of Jerusalem, St. Phillip Church, Nablus, West Bank.
In the Diocesan cycle, we pray for St John the Evangelist, Ottawa - The Reverend Canon Beth Bretzlaff; The Reverend Deacon Caroline Ducros.; that it may be so guided and governed by thy good Spirit, that all who profess and call themselves Christians may be led into the way of truth, and hold the faith in unity of spirit, in the bond of peace, and in righteousness of life.
We also pray for members of the Governor General’s Foot Guards and those serving in diplomatic missions and NGOs especially Jason, and long term care homes including the Garry Armstrong Home.
Finally we commend to thy fatherly goodness all those, who are any ways afflicted or distressed in mind, body, or estate [PAUSE], especially those suffering as a result of COVID-19 and from the violence experienced in Nova Scotia; at St Bart’s Cathy, Marissa, Martha, Mary, Jan, Carol, Don, Fay, Christina, Hana and her family, Harriet and her family in Uganda.
For those at St. Aidan’s Julie, Gary, Lisa, Luba, Shirley, Lindsay, Yandi, Janet and others we mention aloud or in the silence of our hearts SILENCE…that it may please thee to comfort and relieve them, according to their several necessities, giving them patience under their sufferings, and a happy issue out of all their afflictions. And this we beg for Jesus Christ his sake. Amen.
We pray for those who have died, Edwin who died suddenly, a dear friend of Sally and Pat Doherty, and for his wife Sue and their family. It is with heavy hearts that we will also pray for the victims of the helicopter crash off the coast of Greece, for Abigail, may she rest in peace, and for Matthew, Kevin, Brendon, Maxime and Matthew.
ALMIGHTY God, Father of all mercies, We thine unworthy servants do give thee most humble and hearty thanks For all thy goodness and loving-kindness To us and to all people; [PAUSE] We bless thee for our creation, preservation, and all the blessings of this life; But above all for thine inestimable love In the redemption of the world by our Lord Jesus Christ; For the means of grace, And for the hope of glory. And we beseech thee, give us that due sense of all thy mercies, That our hearts may be unfeignedly thankful, And that we show forth thy praise, Not only with our lips, but in our lives; By giving up ourselves to thy service, And by walking before thee in holiness and righteousness all our days; Through Jesus Christ our Lord, To whom, with thee and the Holy Ghost, be all honour and glory, world without end. Amen.
ALMIGHTY God, who art afflicted in the afflictions of thy people: Regard with thy tender compassion those in anxiety and distress; bear their sorrows and their cares; supply all their manifold needs; and help both them and us to put our whole trust and confidence in thee; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
ALMIGHTY God, who hast given us grace at this time with one accord to make our common supplications unto thee; and dost promise that when two or three are gathered together in thy Name thou wilt grant their requests: Fulfil now, O Lord, the desires and petitions of thy servants, as may be most expedient for them; granting us in this world knowledge of thy truth, and in the world to come life everlasting. Amen.
Closing Hymn: 525 The Church’s One Foundation
The church’s one foundation is Jesus Christ our Lord;
We are his new creation by water and the word:
From heaven he came and sought us to be his holy bride;
With his own blood he bought us, and for our life he died.
‘Mid toil and tribulation and tumult of our war,
We wait the consummation of peace for evermore,
Till with the vision glorious our longing eyes are blessed,
And the great church victorious shall be the church at rest.
Yet we on earth’s have union with God the Three in One,
And mystic sweet communion with those whose rest is won.
O happy ones and holy! Lord, give us grace that we
Like them, the meek and lowly, on high may dwell with thee.
The flowers are given to the Glory of God and in thanksgiving
for the Canadian troops that liberated The Netherlands 75 years ago
given by Judy Wiesinger and Bob Orr
In appreciation for this week’s online service:
The Reverend Canon David Clunie; The Reverend Canon Laurette Glasgow
Music: Timothy Piper Reader: Janet Uren Altar Guild: Pamela Mallon
Web Service: Ruth Honeyman Videographer and Webmaster: Kevin McQuinn
Video and Art Editor: Simon Honeyman Custodian: Clement Olomoi
attr. William Abell, decorated initial “C” with full border, beginning of Psalm 95, Beaufort/Beauchamp Book of Hours, c. 1430
Illuminated initial “C” with full border, beginning of Psalm 95, Rice Psalter, c. 1450–1460
Marco Zoppo (1433–1498), San Pietro (Saint Peter), c. 1468
Peter Paul Rubens (1577–1640), etching by William Unger (1837–1932), Miracles of St Francis Xavier, originally painted c. 1617
Workshop of James Powell and Sons, The Good Shepherd, 1888
attr. Philippe de Champaigne (1602–1674), Le bon berger (The Good Shepherd), unknown
"The Good Shepherd" mosaic in the mausoleum of Galla Placidia (UNESCO World Heritage site), Ravenna, Italy, c. 425 AD
Cristóbal García Salmerón (1603–1666): El Buen Pastor (The Good Shepherd), date unknown
Philippe de Champaigne (1602–1674): Le bon berger (The Good Shepherd), c. 1655
Tomb showing Christ as the Good Shepherd at the central cemetery of Kufstein, Austria, middle of the 19th century
Greek Orthodox iconography of the Good Shepherd