St Bart's Sunday Service
The Reverend Canon David Clunie
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Prelude: We Plough the Fields and Scatter
Sung by the Choir of St. Bartholomew’s Anglican Church
Hymn: 262 Come, Ye Thankful People, Come
Come, ye thankful people, come, raise the song of harvest home!
All is safely gathered in, ere the winter storms begin;
God, our maker, doth provide for our wants to be supplied:
Come to God’s own temple, come, raise the song of harvest home!
All the world is God’s own field, fruit unto his praise to yield;
Wheat and weeds together sown, unto joy or sorrow grown;
First the blade, and then the ear, then the full corn shall appear:
Lord of harvest, grant that we wholesome grain and pure may be.
Even so, Lord, quickly come to thy final harvest home!
Gather thou thy people in, free from sorrow, free from sin,
there forever purified, in thy presence to abide:
Come, with all thine angels, come, raise the glorious harvest home.
Collect: Creator of the fruitful earth, you made us stewards of all things. Give us grateful hearts for all your goodness, and steadfast wills to use your bounty well, that the whole human family, today and in generations to come, may with us give thanks for the riches of your creation. We ask this in the name of Jesus Christ the Lord. Amen.
Reading: Deuteronomy 8:7-16 read by Bob Orr
For the Lord your God is bringing you into a good land, a land with flowing streams, with springs and underground waters welling up in valleys and hills, a land of wheat and barley, of vines and fig trees and pomegranates, a land of olive trees and honey, a land where you may eat bread without scarcity, where you will lack nothing, a land whose stones are iron and from whose hills you may mine copper. You shall eat your fill and bless the Lord your God for the good land that he has given you. Take care that you do not forget the Lord your God, by failing to keep his commandments, his ordinances, and his statutes, which I am commanding you today. When you have eaten your fill and have built fine houses and live in them, and when your herds and flocks have multiplied, and your silver and gold is multiplied, and all that you have is multiplied, then do not exalt yourself, forgetting the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery, who led you through the great and terrible wilderness, an arid waste-land with poisonous snakes and scorpions. He made water flow for you from flint rock, and fed you in the wilderness with manna that your ancestors did not know, to humble you and to test you, and in the end to do you good.
Hear what the Spirit is saying to the church. Thanks be to God.
Gospel: Matthew 6:25-34
‘Therefore, I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air; they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? And can any of you by worrying add a single hour to your span of life? And why do you worry about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they neither toil nor spin, yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not clothed like one of these. But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which is alive today and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will he not much more clothe you—you of little faith? Therefore, do not worry, saying, “What will we eat?” or “What will we drink?” or “What will we wear?” For it is the Gentiles who strive for all these things; and indeed, your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. But strive first for the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. ‘So do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring worries of its own. Today’s trouble is enough for today.
Sermon The Reverend Canon David Clunie
Prayers of the People
In our Anglican Community, we pray for the Church of the Province of Uganda - The Most Reverend Stephen Samuel Kaziimba - Archbishop of Uganda and Bishop of Kampala
In our own Diocese we pray for the volunteers of Anglican Pastoral Care, Ottawa Hospital, Civic and General Campuses with the Reverend Di Jaggassar, Chaplain, and Deacon Steve Zytveld, Volunteer Coordinator
We keep in our prayers the Governor Generals Footguards, the Garry Armstrong Home, and all residences and long-term care facilities, Ashbury and Arch St Public School and all schools and universities.
Let us offer our prayers to God for the life of the world and for all God’s people in their daily life and work. God, the beginning and end of all things, in your providence and care you watch unceasingly over all creation; we offer our prayers that in us and in all your people your will may be done, according to your wise and loving purpose in Christ our Lord.
Lord of all life: hear our prayer.
We pray for all through whom we receive sustenance and life; for farmers and agricultural workers, for packers, distributors and company boards; as you have so ordered our life that we depend upon each other, enable us by your grace to seek the well-being of others before our own.
Lord of all creation: hear our prayer
We pray for all engaged in research to safeguard crops against disease, and to produce abundant life among those who hunger and whose lives are at risk. Prosper the work of their hands and the searching of their minds, that their labour may be for the welfare of all.
Lord of all wisdom: hear our prayer.
We pray for governments and aid agencies, and those areas of the world where there is disaster, drought and starvation. We pray for our own health and front-line workers, for our schools and universities. By the grace of your Spirit, touch our hearts and the hearts of all who live in comfortable plenty, and make us wise stewards of your gifts.
Lord of all justice: hear our prayer.
We pray for those who are ill, remembering those in hospital and nursing homes and all who are known to us. At St Bartholomew’s for Sue,Liba, Margaret, Laurie, Harriott, Marissa, Mary, Fay, Don, Christina, Hana and her family, Harriet and her family in Africa, Michael and Kathleen; at St Aidan’s we pray for Terry, Delmer, Peter, Terry and Sherron, Glenda, Doug, Linda, Warren, Seare Let us take a moment to pray for those known to us alone. (silence). We pray for all who care for them. Give skill and understanding to all who work for their well-being.
Lord of all compassion: hear our prayer.
We remember those who have died, whom we entrust to your eternal love in the hope of resurrection to new life. We remember and give thanks and pray for our seventeenth Prime Minister, John Turner.
Rest eternal grant unto him, O Lord, and let light perpetual shine upon him.
Lord of all peace: hear our prayer.
We offer ourselves to your service, asking that by the Spirit at work in us others may receive a rich harvest of love and joy and peace.
Lord of all faithfulness: hear our prayer.
God of grace, as you are ever at work in your creation, so fulfil your wise and loving purpose in us and in all for whom we pray, that with them and in all that you have made, your glory may be revealed and the whole earth give praise to you, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
The Lord’s Prayer
Hymn: 399 Now Thank We All Our God
Now thank we all our God, with heart and hands and voices,
who wondrous things hath done, in whom this world rejoices;
who from our mother’s arms hath blessed us on our way
with countless gifts of love, and still is ours today.
O may this bounteous God through all our life be near us,
with ever joyful hearts and blessed peace to cheer us,
and nourish us with grace, and guide us when perplexed,
and free us from all ills in this world and the next.
All praise and thanks to God eternal now be given,
to Spirit and to Word, who reign in highest heaven:
Our ever faithful God, whom heaven and earth adore;
for thus it was, is now, and shall be evermore.
The flowers are given to the glory of God and
and for our beloved mother Mary Ross from Jane Billings and family.
Organ Postlude: The Hays Ground in C John Blow
In appreciation for this week’s online service:
The Reverend Canon David Clunie
Music: Timothy Piper
Reader: Bob Orr
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Additional Photography: Kevin McQuinn, Pamela Mallon, The Ven. Linda Hill
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** 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 **