St Bart's Sunday Service
The Reverend Canon David Clunie
The Reverend Canon Laurette Glasgow
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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: Watchef auf, ruft uns die Stimme, BWV 645 (excerpt) J.S. Bach
Grace and Welcome: The grace…. And also with you.
God of power and mercy, you call us once again to celebrate the coming of your Son. Remove those things which hinder love of you, that when he comes, he may find us waiting in awe and wonder for him who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.
Hymn: 88 Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus (Stuttgart)
Reading: Philippians 4:4-7 read by The Venerable Pamela Yarrow
Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice. Let your gentleness be known to everyone. The Lord is near. Do not worry about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Canticle 3, Isaiah 12:2-6
Gospel: Luke 3:7-18
John said to the crowds that came out to be baptized by him, "You brood of vipers! Who warned you to flee from the wrath to come? Bear fruits worthy of repentance. Do not begin to say to yourselves, 'We have Abraham as our ancestor'; for I tell you, God is able from these stones to raise up children to Abraham. Even now the ax is lying at the root of the trees; every tree therefore that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire." And the crowds asked him, "What then should we do?" In reply he said to them, "Whoever has two coats must share with anyone who has none; and whoever has food must do likewise." Even tax collectors came to be baptized, and they asked him, "Teacher, what should we do?" He said to them, "Collect no more than the amount prescribed for you." Soldiers also asked him, "And we, what should we do?" He said to them, "Do not extort money from anyone by threats or false accusation and be satisfied with your wages." As the people were filled with expectation, and all were questioning in their hearts concerning John, whether he might be the Messiah, John answered all of them by saying, "I baptize you with water; but one who is more powerful than I is coming; I am not worthy to untie the thong of his sandals. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire. His winnowing fork is in his hand, to clear his threshing floor and to gather the wheat into his granary; but the chaff he will burn with unquenchable fire." So, with many other exhortations, he proclaimed the good news to the people.
Sermon The Reverend Canon David Clunie
Prayers of the People
Anglican Cycle of Prayer: The Anglican Church of Canada
Diocese: The Well, (one of our Diocesan Community Ministries) and for their Executive Director Rachel Robinson
Canada: Canadian Forces remembering especially members of the Governor General’s Foot Guards & those in diplomatic missions and NGOs
Family and Friends: Cathy, Erica, Joanne, Frances, Don, Christina, Hana & family, Harriet & family, Magdolen & family, Michael, Michael, Pat & Maggie.
Garry J. Armstrong Home: Volunteers, staff & residents.
The Lord’s Prayer
Closing Hymn: 108 Hark a Herald Voice is Sounding
Blessing and Dismissal
Postlude: Chorale tune “Watchet auf” from Cantata 140 J.S. Bach
In appreciation for this week’s online service:
The Reverend David Clunie
Reader: The Venerable Pamela Yarrow
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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- Unknown, Gaudia, c.1390, Illustration to a text about joy. The Tacuinum, Austrian Nat. Library
- Stained glass window, John the Baptist, Amiens Cathedral, 1509AD
- Santi di Tito, (1536-1603), St. John the Baptist Preaching in the Wilderness, 1588. Dallas Museum of Art
- John Swanson, (1938-2021), The River, 1987. Private Collection
** 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, September 26, October 3, October 10, October 17, October 24, October 31, November 7, November 14, November 21, November 28, December 5 **