St Bart's Sunday Service

Sunday Online Service

The Reverend Canon David Clunie

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Organ Prelude:  Unto the Hills, around Do I Lift Up     St. Bartholomew’s Church Choir


AddressLieutenant-Colonel Commanding the Governor General’s Foot Guards,
LCC Vincent Quesnel CD AdeC.

Hymn:   Eternal Father, Strong to Save   The Band of the Governor General’s Foot Guards

Eternal Father, strong to save, whose arm doth bind the restless wave,
who bids 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 walked on the foaming deep, and calm amid the rage did sleep;
O hear us when we cry to Thee for those in peril on the sea.

O Holy Spirit, who didst brood, upon the waters dark and rude,
and bid their angry tumult cease, and give for wild confusion peace;
O hear us when we cry to thee for those in peril on the sea.

O Trinity of love and pow’r, your children’s shield in danger's hour;
From rock and tempest, fire and foe, protect them where-so-e'er they go;
Thus, evermore shall rise to Thee, glad hymns of praise from land and sea.

Act of Remembrance  General A.J.G.D. de Chastelain, CC, CMM, CD, CH
The Last Post 
Two Minutes of Silence
Lament    Flowers of the Forest   Dr. Dan Cameron, Piper
Laying of the Wreath  
O Canada     St. Bartholomew’s Church Choir
O Canada! Our home and native land! True patriot love in all of us command,
Car ton bras sait porter l'épée, Il sait porter la croix!
Ton histoire est une épopée des plus brillants exploits,
God keep our land glorious and free! O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.
O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.

Collect of the Day

O God of truth and justice, we hold before you those whose memory we cherish, and those whose names we will never know. Help us to lift our eyes above the torment of this broken world and grant us the grace to pray for those who wish us harm. As we honour the past, may we put our faith in your future; for you are the source of life and hope, now and for ever.  Amen.

Reading:  Wisdom 3:1-9    read by General A.J.G.D. de Chastelain, CC, CMM, CD, CH

But the souls of the righteous are in the hand of God, and no torment will ever touch them.  In the eyes of the foolish they seemed to have died, and their departure was thought to be a disaster, and their going from us to be their destruction; but they are at peace. For though in the sight of others they were punished, their hope is full of immortality. Having been disciplined a little, they will receive great good, because God tested them and found them worthy of himself; like gold in the furnace he tried them, and like a sacrificial burnt-offering he accepted them. In the time of their visitation they will shine forth, and will run like sparks through the stubble.  They will govern nations and rule over peoples, and the Lord will reign over them for ever. Those who trust in him will understand truth, and the faithful will abide with him in love, because grace and mercy are upon his holy ones, and he watches over his elect.

Gospel:  John 15:9-17

The Holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to John.

Jesus said, as the Father has loved me, so I have loved you; abide in my love. If you keep my commandments, you will abide in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commandments and abide in his love. I have said these things to you so that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be complete. ‘This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. No one has greater love than this, to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. You are my friends if you do what I command you. I do not call you servants any longer, because the servant does not know what the master is doing; but I have called you friends, because I have made known to you everything that I have heard from my Father. You did not choose me but I chose you. And I appointed you to go and bear fruit, fruit that will last, so that the Father will give you whatever you ask him in my name. I am giving you these commands so that you may love one another.

The Gospel of Christ. 

Sermon:  The Reverend Canon David Clunie   Chaplain of the Governor General’s Foot Guards

Unto the Hills, around Do I Lift Up     St. Bartholomew’s Church Choir

The Prayers of the People           read by Nancy Millson

Anglican Cycle of Prayer:  The Church in the Province of the West Indies
The Most Reverend Howard Gregory - Primate and Bishop of Jamaica and the Cayman Islands
Diocese:  St. Martin’s, Ottawa -The Reverend Dr. Mary-Catherine Garden
Canada:  Canadian Forces remembering especially members of the Governor General’s Foot Guards and those in diplomatic missions and NGOs.
Parish:  Penelope, Sue, Margaret, Laurie, Harriott, Marissa, Mary, Don, Christina, Hana and her family, Harriet and her family in Africa, Michael and Kathleen and at St Aidan’s we remembe, Mimi, Steve, Reverend Olu, Ruth, Carmen, Erma, Lew, Joyce, Seare, Warren.
The Garry J. Armstrong Home:  All residents, staff and volunteers.
For those who have died:  Lois Jordan, long-time member of St Aidan’s, and beloved aunt of Debbie and Warren Trickey.

The Lord’s Prayer

Closing Hymn:   528   O God, Our Help in Ages Past

O God, our help in ages past, our hope for years to come,
Our shelter from the stormy blast, and our eternal home.

Under the shadow of thy throne thy saints have dwelt secure;
Sufficient is thine arm alone, and our defence is sure.

O God, our help in ages past, our hope for years to come,
Be thou our guard while troubles last, and our eternal home.

Sanctuary Flowers
The flowers are given to the glory of God
and in loving memory of

Lt. Colonel Dr.A.E. Moll, and Nursing Sister Patricia Moore (Moll) who served in England and Italy in WII from their families: Joan (Moll) Kellett, Jill, Anthony,
Victoria, Vance, Lachlan, Quinn, Nicholas, Marie Claude.
 in loving memory of
Moira and Michael Esdaile from their children and grandchildren


God Save our Gracious Queen     St. Bartholomew’s Church Choir

God save our gracious Queen! Long live our noble Queen! God save The Queen!
Send her victorious, happy and glorious, long to reign over us: God save The Queen!

The Blessing


Postlude:  Goin’ Home      Antonín Dvořák

Mini Concert
Timothy Piper - Organist
Variation IX (Adagio): Nimrod
from Enigma Variations
Sir Edward Elgar


In appreciation for this week’s online service:
The Reverend Canon David Clunie 
Music: Timothy Piper   Reader:  Mark Curfoot-Mollington 
Web Service: Ruth Honeyman   Webmaster & Videographer: Kevin McQuinn
Video and Art Editor: Simon Honeyman  
Additional Photography: Kevin McQuinn, Pamela Mallon


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. Harold Hume Piffard (1867–1938), “The Thin Red Line,” illustration from Canada in Khaki, 1917. University of Victoria Digital Collections, Victoria, BC, Canada.
  2. Arthur George Racey (1870–1941), “Another big feather in his cap…”, editorial cartoon from the Montreal Star, 1917.
  3. Douglas Culham (dates unknown), Mud Road to Passchendaele, c.1917. Beaverbrook Collection of War Art, Canadian War Museum, Ottawa, Canada.
  4. Henrietta Mabel May (1877–1971), Women Making Shells, 1919. Beaverbrook Collection of War Art, Canadian War Museum, Ottawa, Canada.
  5. A(lexander) Y(oung) Jackson (1882–1974), A Copse, Evening, 1918. Beaverbrook Collection of War Art, Canadian War Museum, Ottawa, Canada.
  6. John Singer Sargent (1856–1925), Gassed, 1919. Imperial War Museum, London, England.
  7. Alex Colville (1920–2013), Infantry, near Nijmegen, Holland, 1946. Beaverbrook Collection of War Art, Canadian War Museum, Ottawa, Canada.
  8. Peter Paul Rubens (1577–1640), Consequences of War, 1638–9. Palazzo Pitti, Florence, Italy.
  9. Pablo Picasso (1881–1973), Guernica, 1937. Museo Reina Sofía, Madrid, Spain.
  10. Vernon March (1891–1930), Victory and Liberty atop The Response (National War Memorial), Ottawa, Canada.

Photographs of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier (Ottawa, Canada), Beechwood National Military Cemetery (Ottawa, Canada) and Canadian war graves at Vimy, 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 **

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