St Bart's Sunday Service
The Reverend Canon David Clunie
Archdeacon Pamela Yarrow
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We gather today on the traditional territory of the Algonquin nation. May we always dwell on this land with respect and peace.
Prelude: Offertoire in D major Jean-François Dandrieu
Grace and Welcome: The Reverend Canon David Clunie
Opening Hymn: 384 Praise to the Lord, the Almighty
Collect Grant, O merciful God, that your Church, being gathered by your Holy Spirit into one,
may show forth your power among all peoples, to the glory of your name; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.
Reading: Ester 7:1-6,9-10, 9:20-22 read by Tony Kellett
So, the king and Haman went in to feast with Queen Esther. On the second day, as they were drinking wine, the king again said to Esther, “What is your petition, Queen Esther? It shall be granted you. And what is your request? Even to the half of my kingdom, it shall be fulfilled.” Then Queen Esther answered, “If I have won your favor, O king, and if it pleases the king, let my life be given me - that is my petition -and the lives of my people - that is my request. For we have been sold, I and my people, to be destroyed, to be killed, and to be annihilated. If we had been sold merely as slaves, men and women, I would have held my peace; but no enemy can compensate for this damage to the king.”5Then King Ahasuerus said to Queen Esther, “Who is he, and where is he, who has presumed to do this?”6Esther said, “A foe and enemy, this wicked Haman!” Then Haman was terrified before the king and the queen.
Then Harbona, one of the eunuchs in attendance on the king, said, “Look, the very gallows that Haman has prepared for Mordecai, whose word saved the king, stands at Haman’s house, fifty cubits high.” And the king said, “Hang him on that.” So they hanged Haman on the gallows that he had prepared for Mordecai. Then the anger of the king abated. Mordecai recorded these things, and sent letters to all the Jews who were in all the provinces of King Ahasuerus, both near and far, enjoining them that they should keep the fourteenth day of the month Adar and also the fifteenth day of the same month, year by year, as the days on which the Jews gained relief from their enemies, and as the month that had been turned for them from sorrow into gladness and from mourning into a holiday; that they should make them days of feasting and gladness, days for sending gifts of food to one another and presents to the poor.
Gospel: Mark 9:38-50 Archdeacon Pamela Yarrow
John said to Jesus, "Teacher, we saw someone casting out demons in your name, and we tried to stop him, because he was not following us." But Jesus said, "Do not stop him; for no one who does a deed of power in my name will be able soon afterward to speak evil of me. Whoever is not against us is for us. For truly I tell you, whoever gives you a cup of water to drink because you bear the name of Christ will by no means lose the reward. If any of you put a stumbling block before one of these little ones who believe in me, it would be better for you if a great millstone were hung around your neck and you were thrown into the sea. If your hand causes you to stumble, cut it off; it is better for you to enter life maimed than to have two hands and to go to hell, to the unquenchable fire. And if your foot causes you to stumble, cut it off; it is better for you to enter life lame than to have two feet and to be thrown into hell. And if your eye causes you to stumble, tear it out; it is better for you to enter the kingdom of God with one eye than to have two eyes and to be thrown into hell, where their worm never dies, and the fire is never quenched. For everyone will be salted with fire. Salt is good; but if salt has lost its saltiness, how can you season it? Have salt in yourselves and be at peace with one another."
Sermon Archdeacon Pamela Yarrow
Prayers of the People
Anglican Cycle of Prayer: The Episcopal Church
Diocese: St. Matthew’s, Ottawa, The Reverend Geoff Chapman
For the chaplain to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, The Reverend Canon Catherine Ascah.
In our Companion Diocese of Jerusalem, we pray for St. Matthew’s Church, Zababdeh, West Bank. We also pray for the Theodore Schneller Chapel, Amman Jordan, and for the School for Boys.
Family & Friends: Anne Stacey, Patrick Gidlow, Mo Nelson, Joanne, Frances, Julie, Harriott, Don, Christina, Hana and family, Harriet and family
The Lord’s Prayer
Hymn: 502 You Are Salt of the Earth
In memory of Stephen Brereton
Parish Treasurer Bob Orr
Blessing and Dismissal
Postlude: Improvisation on Bring Forth the Kingdom Timothy Piper
In appreciation for this week’s online service:
The Reverend David Clunie
Archdeacon Pamela Yarrow
Reader: Tony Kellett
Music: Timothy Piper
Altar Guild: Pamela Mallon
Web Service and Art Curator: Ruth Honeyman
Video Editor: David Clunie
Webmaster: Kevin McQuinn
- 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.
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- Lawren Harris, (1885-1970), Northern Autumn 1922. London, Ontario
- Tom Thompson, (1877-1917), Autumn Foliage, 1915. AGO, Toronto, ON
- Arthur Lismer, (1885-1969), Quebec Village (Saint-Hilarion),1926. Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Kingston, ON
- Rembrandt, (1606-1669), Ahasuerus and Haman at the Feast of Esther, 1660. Pushkin Museum, Moscow
- Hermann Anschütz, (1802-1880), Esther, c.1860. Pushkin Museum, Moscow
- Unknown, poss. French, Book of Hours, Psalm 124, 15c. Carleton University, Ottawa
- James Tissot, (1836-1902), The Exhortation to the Apostles, Brooklyn Museum, NYC
- Serge Belet, Pink Flowers
- Randolph Schwabe (1885–1948), Voluntary Land Workers in a Flax Field,1919. Imperial War Museum, London.
- Holman Hunt, (1827-1910), Light of the World, 1851. Manchester Art Gallery
- Edward Gonzales (1964-) Salt of the Earth, 2011. Private Collection
- Kevin McQuinn, St Bartholomew’s Bazaar Poster 2021
- Anadolu Agency, Toronto Star, University of Victoria, Parliament Hill CTV, Chinook School Division, Orange Shirt Day
** 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 , March 21, Palm Sunday, Good Friday, Easter Sunday, April 11, April 18, April 25, May 2, May 9, May 16, May 23, May 30, June 6, June 13, June 20. Jume 27, August1, August 7, August 15, August 22, September 5, September 12, September 19 **