St Bart's Sunday Service

Sunday Online 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: Allein Gott in der Höh sei Ehr    F.W. Zachow

Grace and Welcome   The Reverend Canon David Clunie

Opening Hymn613   We Lay Our Broken World

Stir up, O Lord, the wills of your faithful people, that richly bearing the fruit of good works, we may by you be richly rewarded; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who is alive and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.  Amen.

Reading:  Proverbs 22:1-2, 8-9, 22-23   read by Jim Bradford

A good name is to be chosen rather than great riches, and favour is better than silver or gold. The rich and the poor have this in common: the Lord is the maker of them all. Whoever sows injustice will reap calamity, and the rod of anger will fail. Those who are generous are blessed, for they share their bread with the poor. Do not rob the poor because they are poor or crush the afflicted at the gate; for the Lord pleads their cause and despoils of life those who despoil them.

Psalm: 125

Gospel:  Mark 7:24-37

Jesus set out and went away to the region of Tyre. He entered a house and did not want anyone to know he was there. Yet he could not escape notice, but a woman whose little daughter had an unclean spirit immediately heard about him, and she came and bowed down at his feet. Now the woman was a Gentile, of Syrophoenician origin. She begged him to cast the demon out of her daughter. He said to her, "Let the children be fed first, for it is not fair to take the children's food and throw it to the dogs." But she answered him, "Sir, even the dogs under the table eat the children's crumbs." Then he said to her, "For saying that you may go, the demon has left your daughter." So, she went home, found the child lying on the bed, and the demon gone. Then he returned from the region of Tyre and went by way of Sidon towards the Sea of Galilee, in the region of the Decapolis. They brought to him a deaf man who had an impediment in his speech; and they begged him to lay his hand on him. He took him aside in private, away from the crowd, and put his fingers into his ears, and he spat and touched his tongue. Then looking up to heaven, he sighed and said to him, "Ephphatha," that is, "Be opened." And immediately his ears were opened, his tongue was released, and he spoke plainly. Then Jesus ordered them to tell no one; but the more he ordered them, the more zealously they proclaimed it. They were astounded beyond measure, saying, "He has done everything well; he even makes the deaf to hear and the mute to speak."


Prayers of the People:    read by Ray Perrin
Anglican Cycle of Prayer:  Province of the Episcopal Church of Sudan
Diocese: St. James, Leitrim, All Saints, Greely - The Reverend Joan Riding, Priest-In-Charge
St. Mary’s, Russell - The Reverend Dr. Anne Quick, Priest-In-Charge
For all who labour for the good of our society on this Labour Day weekend.

St Bartholomew’s:  Joanne, Frances, Julie, Harriott, Don, Christina, Hana and family, Harriet and family

The Lord’s Prayer

Hymn:  397   Praise the One Who Breaks the Darkness

Blessing and Dismissal

Postlude:  Praeludium et Fuga in C (BWV 531)    J.S. Bach


In appreciation for this week’s online service:
The Reverend David Clunie
Reader: Jim Bradford  Intercessor: Ray Perrin
Music: Timothy Piper
Altar Guild: Pamela Mallon
Web Service and Art Curator: Ruth Honeyman
Video Editor: David Clunie
Webmaster: Kevin McQuinn

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  • 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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  1. F H Varley (1881 – 1969), Some Day the People Will Return, 1918.  Canadian War Museum, Ottawa
  2. Adrien Hèbert, (1890 – 1967), Corner of Peel and Sainte-Catherine, 1948. Montreal Museum of Fine Arts
  3. Sarah Robertson, (1891 – 1948) On Lake St Louis, 1931. The Robert McLaughlin Gallery, Oshawa
  4. Giovanni Pietro Birago, (active c. 1470–1513), Psalm 125, Storza Book of Hours, British Museum, London
  5. Matia Preti, (1613 – 1699), Jesus and the Canaanite Woman, c. 1565.  Staatsgalerie, Stuttgart
  6. Rembrandt, (1606-1669), Jesus and the Syrophoenician Woman c.1653. Private Collection
  7. Rowan LeCompte, (1925-2014), Mosaic of Jesus and Mary Magdalen,
  8. Rowan LeCompte, (1925-2014), Morning mosaic, The Resurrection Chapel, Washington National Cathedral
  9. Rodney Winfield, (1925-2017), TheSpace Window, installed, 1974. Washington National Cathedral
  10. Franklin Carmichael, (1890 – 1945), Snow Clouds, 1926. Hart House, Toronto
  11. Franklin Carmichael, (1890 – 1945), The Bay of Islands from Mt. Burke, 1931. McMichael Canadian Art Collection, Kleinburg
  12. Franklin Carmichael, (1890 – 1945), Lake Wabagishig, 1928. McMichael Canadian Art Collection, Kleinburg



** 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 **

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