St Bart's Sunday Service

Sunday Online Service

The Reverend Canon David Clunie

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Organ Prelude

Grace and Welcome

Hymn:  500   Sister, Let Me Be Your Servant
Sister, let me be your servant; let me be as Christ to you;
pray that I may have the grace to let you be my servant too.

We are pilgrims on a journey, fellow travellers on the road;
we are here to help each other walk the mile and bear the load.

I will hold the Christlight for you in the nighttime of your fear;
I will hold my hand out to you, speak the peace you long to hear.

Brother, let me be your servant; let me be as Christ to you;
pray that l may have the grace to let you be my servant too.

Collect  Almighty God, you sent your Son Jesus Christ to be the light of the world. Free us from all that darkens and ensnares us, and bring us to eternal light and joy; through the power of him who is alive and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.  Amen.

Reading:  1 Thessalonians 5:1-11     read by Judy Wiesinger
Now concerning the times and the seasons, brothers and sisters, you do not need to have anything written to you. For you yourselves know very well that the day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night. When they say, ‘There is peace and security’, then sudden destruction will come upon them, as labour pains come upon a pregnant woman, and there will be no escape! But you, beloved, are not in darkness, for that day to surprise you like a thief; for you are all children of light and children of the day; we are not of the night or of darkness. So then, let us not fall asleep as others do, but let us keep awake and be sober; for those who sleep, sleep at night, and those who are drunk, get drunk at night. But since we belong to the day, let us be sober, and put on the breastplate of faith and love, and for a helmet the hope of salvation. For God has destined us not for wrath but for obtaining salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ, who died for us, so that whether we are awake or asleep we may live with him. Therefore encourage one another and build up each other, as indeed you are doing.
Hear what the Spirit is saying to the church.  Thanks be to God.

Gospel:  Matthew 25:14-30

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

Jesus said, "For it is as if a man, going on a journey, summoned his slaves and entrusted his property to them; to one he gave five talents, to another two, to another one, to each according to his ability. Then he went away. The one who had received the five talents went off at once and traded with them and made five more talents. In the same way, the one who had the two talents made two more talents. But the one who had received the one talent went off and dug a hole in the ground and hid his master's money. After a long time the master of those slaves came and settled accounts with them. Then the one who had received the five talents came forward, bringing five more talents, saying, 'Master, you handed over to me five talents; see, I have made five more talents.' His master said to him, 'Well done, good and trustworthy slave; you have been trustworthy in a few things, I will put you in charge of many things; enter into the joy of your master.' And the one with the two talents also came forward, saying, 'Master, you handed over to me two talents; see, I have made two more talents.' His master said to him, 'Well done, good and trustworthy slave; you have been trustworthy in a few things, I will put you in charge of many things; enter into the joy of your master.' Then the one who had received the one talent also came forward, saying, 'Master, I knew that you were a harsh man, reaping where you did not sow, and gathering where you did not scatter seed; so I was afraid, and I went and hid your talent in the ground. Here you have what is yours.' But his master replied, 'You wicked and lazy slave! You knew, did you, that I reap where I did not sow, and gather where I did not scatter? Then you ought to have invested my money with the bankers, and on my return I would have received what was my own with interest. So take the talent from him, and give it to the one with the ten talents. For to all those who have, more will be given, and they will have an abundance; but from those who have nothing, even what they have will be taken away. As for this worthless slave, throw him into the outer darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.'"

The Gospel of Christ.

Sermon   The Reverend Canon David Clunie

Prayers of the People

Anglican Cycle of Prayer:  The Church of Ceylon - Extra-Provincial to the Archbishop of Canterbury
The Right Reverend Dhiloraj Ranjit Canagasabey - Bishop of Colombo
The Right Reverend Keerthisiri Fernando - Bishop of Kurunegala
Diocese:  St. Margaret’s, Vanier - The Venerable Robert Davis, IPIC
The Reverend Aigah Attagutsiak, Deacon Stephen Zytveld
For the members of the Outreach Committee and its subcommittees and working groups.
Canada:  Canadian Forces remembering especially members of the Governor General’s Foot Guards and those in diplomatic missions and NGOs.
Parish:  At St Bartholomew’s Elizabeth, Allan, Sue, Margaret, Laurie, Harriott, Marissa, Mary, Don, Christina, Hana and her family, Harriet and her family in Africa, Michael and Kathleen; at St Aidan’s Terry, Delmer, Peter, Terry and Sherron, Glenda, Doug, Linda, Lee, Seare, Warren.

The Garry J Armstrong Home:  Residents, staff and volunteers.

For peace from on high and for our salvation,
God of Love. Hear our Prayer.

For the peace of the whole world, for the welfare of the holy Church of God, and for the unity of all,
God of Love. Hear our Prayer.

For our bishop Shane, and for all the clergy and people,
God of Love. Hear our Prayer.

For Elizabeth our Queen, for the leaders of the nations, and for all in authority,
God of Love. Hear our Prayer.

For our national capital region and for every city and community, and for those who live in them in faith,
God of Love. Hear our Prayer.

For good weather, and for abundant harvests for all to share,
God of Love. Hear our Prayer.

For prisoners and captives, and for their safety, health, and salvation,
God of Love. Hear our Prayer.

For our deliverance from all affliction, strife, and need,
God of Love. Hear our Prayer.

For the absolution and remission of our sins and offences,
God of Love. Hear our Prayer.

For those whose who have died:  Alan Kirby, dear uncle of Pamela Mallon
and Marlene Vetter, dear friend of Sue and Mike Revere.
Rest eternal grant unto them O Lord and let light perpetual shine upon them.
God of Love. Hear our Prayer.

Remembering all the saints, we commit ourselves, one another, and our whole life to Christ our God.
To you, O Lord.  Amen.

The Lord’s Prayer

Hymn:  434   The Love of Jesus Calls Us 
The love of Jesus calls us our joyous praise to sing
our deeply felt thanksgivings we now together bring,
for all God's many blessings, unasked yet still received,
and for the generations who faithfully believed.

The love of Jesus calls us, that we may always be
companions on a journey, where all the world may see
that serving Christ is freedom which time does not destroy;
where Christ's command is duty, and every duty joy.

The love of Jesus calls us in swiftly changing days,
to be God's co-creators in new and wondrous ways;
that God with men and women may so transform the earth,
that love and peace and justice may give God's kingdom birth.

Sanctuary Flowers
ThThe flowers are given to the glory of God and in loving memory of
the Reverend Father L.C.E Graham by the Curfoot-Mollington - Graham family.

 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.


Organ Postlude:                                                   

Mini Concert
Téa Mamaladze
Piano Sonata No. 23 in F minor, Op. 57  
Appassionata, Second Movement
Ludwig van Beethoven


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. Claude-Joseph Vernet (1714–89), A Mountain Landscape with an Approaching Storm, 1775. Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX.
  2. Philippe-Jacques de Loutherbourg (1740–1812), Une avalanche de glace dans les Alpes, dans la vallée de Lauterbrunnen (An avalanche in the Alps), 1803.
  3. Eugène Delacroix (1798–1863), Horse Frightened by Lightning, c.1827. Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest, Hungary.
  4. Claude-Joseph Vernet, A Storm on a Mediterranean Coast, 1767. J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, CA.
  5. Philippe-Jacques de Loutherbourg, The Rainbow, 1784. Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, CT..


** 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 **

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