St Bart's Sunday Service

Sunday Online Service

The Reverend Canon David Clunie
Archdeacon Pamela Yarrow

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Previous Sunday Services are listed at the bottom of this page.

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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.

Introit:  Es ist ein Ros’ entsprungen
Grace and Welcome:  The grace…. And also with you.

Heavenly Father, who chose the Virgin Mary, full of grace, to be the mother of our Lord and Saviour, now fill us with your grace, that we in all things may embrace your will and with her rejoice in your salvation; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.  Amen.

Hymn:  269   Heavenly Message  

Reading:  Micah 5:2-5a    read by Sally Doherty
But you, O Bethlehem of Ephrathah, who are one of the little clans of Judah, from you shall come forth for me one who is to rule in Israel, whose origin is from of old, from ancient days. Therefore he shall give them up until the time when she who is in labour has brought forth; then the rest of his kindred shall return to the people of Israel. And he shall stand and feed his flock in the strength of the Lord, in the majesty of the name of the Lord his God. And they shall live secure, for now he shall be great to the ends of the earth; and he shall be the one of peace. If the Assyrians come into our land and tread upon our soil, we will raise against them seven shepherds and eight installed as rulers.

Psalm 80:  1-7 

Gospel: Luke 1:39-45
In those days Mary set out and went with haste to a Judean town in the hill country, where she entered the house of Zechariah and greeted Elizabeth. When Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the child leapt in her womb. And Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit and exclaimed with a loud cry, ‘Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb. And why has this happened to me, that the mother of my Lord comes to me? For as soon as I heard the sound of your greeting, the child in my womb leapt for joy. And blessed is she who believed that there would be a fulfilment of what was spoken to her by the Lord.’

Sermon   Archdeacon Pamela Yarrow

Prayers of the People    
Anglican Cycle of Prayer: The Church of the Province of Central Africa
Diocese:  Staff of our Diocesan Office: The Rt. Reverend Shane Parker, 
The Ven. Linda Hill, The Rev. Canon Dr. Peter John Hobbs, Sanjay Grover,
Ringo Morella, Jane Scanlon, Heidi Fawcett, Ishita Ghose, Bill Gilbert,
Glenn Lockwood, Patricia Myles, Titalayo Oyefi, Heidi Pizzuto, Sandra Purdy, Safiyah Rochelle.
Canada: Canadian Forces remembering especially members of the Governor General’s Foot Guards & those in diplomatic missions & NGOs
Family and Friends:  Olivia, Emma, Michael, Julie, Joanne, Frances, Don, Christina, Hana & family, Harriet & family, Magdolen & family, Michael, Pat & Maggie, Stefan, Antonia & Matthew
Garry J. Armstrong Home:  Volunteers, staff & residents.

The Lord’s Prayer

Closing Hymn:  362   Tell Out, My Soul     

In person Christmas services will be evaluated in the next few days
There will be a Christmas Eve Nativity video made by our Sunday School as well as our Christmas Eve Service.


Blessing and Dismissal

Postlude:  Nun komm’ der Heiden Heiland, BWV 599    J.S.Bach


In appreciation for this week’s online service:
The Reverend David Clunie
The Venerable Pamela Yarrow
Reader: Sally Doherty
Music: Timothy Piper
Altar Guild: Pamela Mallon
Web Service and Art Curator: Ruth Honeyman
Video Editor: David Clunie
Webmaster: Kevin McQuinn

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. Attr. Master of Riccardiana, Annunciation, Nativity and Two Prophets, c. 1485.  Cleveland Art Museum
  2. The Annunciation, c.1380. Cleveland Art Museum
  3. The Annunciation, c. 1625. Enamel on glass; Cleveland Art Museum
  4. Psalm 80. King David playing a carillon of six bells with two hammers, 15th c. The Rice Psalter, Use of Sarum, Museum of the Bible, Washington, DC
  5. Giotto, (1266–1337), The Visitation, c.1310. Lower Basilica of San Francesco, Assisi 
  6. Mariotto Albertinelli, (1474-1515) The Visitation, 1503. The Uffizi Gallery, Florence
  7. Albrecht Dürer, (1471-1528), Life of the Virgin: The Visitation, 1504-5. Cleveland Museum of Art
  8. Albrecht Altdorfer, (1480-1538), The Fall and Redemption of Man: The Visitation, 1515.
  9. Cleveland Museum of Art
  10. George Inness (1825-94), A Winter Sky, 1866. Cleveland Museum of Art



** 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, December 12 **

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