St Bart's Sunday Service

Sunday Online 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:  People, Look East!     The Choir of Saint Bartholomew’s

Grace and Welcome:  The grace…. And also with you.

Almighty God, who sent your servant John the Baptist to prepare your people to welcome the Messiah, inspire us, the ministers and stewards of your truth, to turn our disobedient hearts to you, that when the Christ shall come again to be our judge, we may stand with confidence before his glory; who is alive and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.   Amen.

Eternal God, who caused all holy scriptures to be written for our learning, grant us so to hear them, read, mark, learn, and inwardly digest them, that we may embrace and ever hold fast the blessed hope of everlasting life, which you have given us in our Saviour Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Hymn:  106   There’s a Voice in the Wilderness     Ascension

Reading:  Malachi 3:1-4   read by Jim Bradford
See, I am sending my messenger to prepare the way before me, and the Lord whom you seek will suddenly come to his temple. The messenger of the covenant in whom you delight indeed, he is coming, says the Lord of hosts. But who can endure the day of his coming, and who can stand when he appears? For he is like a refiner's fire and like fullers' soap; he will sit as a refiner and purifier of silver, and he will purify the descendants of Levi and refine them like gold and silver, until they present offerings to the Lord in righteousness. Then the offering of Judah and Jerusalem will be pleasing to the Lord as in the days of old and as in former years.

CANTICLE 19, (LUKE 1:68-79)

Gospel:  Luke 3:1-6
In the fifteenth year of the reign of Emperor Tiberius, when Pontius Pilate was governor of Judea, and Herod was ruler of Galilee, and his brother Philip ruler of the region of Ituraea and Trachonitis, and Lysanias ruler of Abilene, during the high priesthood of Annas and Caiaphas, the word of God came to John, son of Zechariah, in the wilderness. He went into all the region around the Jordan, proclaiming a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins, as it is written in the book of the words of the prophet Isaiah, "The voice of one crying out in the wilderness: 'Prepare the way of the Lord, make his paths straight. Every valley shall be filled, and every mountain and hill shall be made low, and the crooked shall be made straight, and the rough ways made smooth; and all flesh shall see the salvation of God.'"

Sermon   The Reverend Canon David Clunie

Prayers of the People    
Anglican Cycle of Prayer:  The Anglican Church of Burundi
Diocese:   Cornerstone/Le Pilier, (one of our Diocesan Community Ministries) and for their Executive Director Sarah Davis
The residents, staff, and Chaplains of the Ottawa-Carleton Detention Centre.
All vocations to the priesthood and religious life.
Canada: Canadian Forces remembering especially members of the Governor General’s Foot Guards and those in diplomatic missions & NGOs
Family and Friends:  Cathy, Erica, Joanne, Frances, Don, Christina, Hana and family, Harriet and family, Magdolen and family
Garry J. Armstrong Home:  Volunteers, staff and residents.

The Lord’s Prayer

Closing Hymn:  On Jordan’s Bank, the Baptist’s Cry             


Announcements - St Bart’s Capital Campaign Update - David Esdaile and Bonnie Robinson - Co-Chairs 

Blessing and Dismissal

Postlude:  Choral Prelude on “Von Himmel hoch, da komm’ ich her        Johann Pachelbel


In appreciation for this week’s online service:
The Reverend David Clunie
The Reverend Canon Laurette Glasgow
Reader: Jim Bradford
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. James Tissot, (1836-1902), The Voice in the Desert, 1886-94. Brooklyn Museum, NYC
  2. Pier Francesco Mola, (1612- 1666), Saint John the Baptist preaching in the Wilderness, c.1650-1655. Thyssen-Bornemisza National Museum, Madrid
  3. Léonard Gaultier, (1561–1635), The Prophet Malachite, Jean Messager, publisher,(1572–1649).
  4. Private Collection 
  5. Carlo Crivelli, (c.1430 - c.1494), John the Baptist, Demidoff Altarpiece, 1476. National Gallery, London
  6. Mattia Preti, (1613-1699) St. John the Baptist Preaching, c. 1665. Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco
  7. Unknown, photograph. Judean Desert Mountains Santi di Tito, (1536 – 1603), St. John the Baptist Preaching in the Wilderness, 1588. Dallas Museum of Art  
  8. Rembrandt,(1606-1669), Christ Preaching (La Petite tombe), 1652. Brooklyn Museum, New York
  9. Judy Wiesinger, Christmas Lights, photograph, 2021  



** 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 **

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