St Bart's Sunday Service


Sunday Online Service

The Reverend Canon David Clunie
The Reverend Canon Laurette Glasgow

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Prelude:   

Grace and Welcome
 
Opening Hymn:  430   Will You Come and Follow Me

Will you come and follow me if I but call your name?
Will you go where you don’t know and never be the same?
Will you let my love be shown, will you let my name be known,
Will you let my life be grown in you and you in me?

Will you love the “you” you hide if I but call your name?
Will you quell the fear inside and never be the same?
Will you use the faith you’ve found to reshape the world around,
Through my sight and touch and sound in you and you in me?

Lord, your summons echoes true when you but call my name.
Let me turn and follow you and never be the same.
In your company I’ll go where your love and footsteps show.
Thus I’ll move and live and grow in you and you in me.

Collect   Almighty God, your Son our Saviour Jesus Christ is the light of the world. May your people, illumined by your word and sacraments, shine with the radiance of his glory, that he may be known, worshipped, and obeyed to the ends of the earth; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.  Amen.

Reading:1 Samuel 3:1-10             read by The Venerable Pamela Yarrow

A Reading from the First Book of Samuel 

Now the boy Samuel was ministering to the Lord under Eli. The word of the Lord was rare in those days; visions were not widespread. At that time Eli, whose eyesight had begun to grow dim so that he could not see, was lying down in his room; the lamp of God had not yet gone out, and Samuel was lying down in the temple of the Lord, where the ark of God was. Then the Lord called, "Samuel! Samuel!" and he said, "Here I am!" and ran to Eli, and said, "Here I am, for you called me." But he said, "I did not call; lie down again." So he went and lay down. The Lord called again, "Samuel!" Samuel got up and went to Eli, and said, "Here I am, for you called me." But he said, "I did not call, my son; lie down again." Now Samuel did not yet know the Lord, and the word of the Lord had not yet been revealed to him. The Lord called Samuel again, a third time. And he got up and went to Eli, and said, "Here I am, for you called me." Then Eli perceived that the Lord was calling the boy. Therefore Eli said to Samuel, "Go, lie down; and if he calls you, you shall say, 'Speak, Lord, for your servant is listening.'" So Samuel went and lay down in his place. Now the Lord came and stood there, calling as before, "Samuel! Samuel!" And Samuel said, "Speak, for your servant is listening."
Hear what the Spirit is saying to the church.  Thanks be to God.

Psalm 139   Refrain:  Blessed are you, O Lord, for you have searched me out, and know all my ways.

Gospel – John 1:43-51
The Holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to John

The next day Jesus decided to go to Galilee. He found Philip and said to him, "Follow me." Now Philip was from Bethsaida, the city of Andrew and Peter. Philip found Nathanael and said to him, "We have found him about whom Moses in the law and also the prophets wrote, Jesus son of Joseph from Nazareth." Nathanael said to him, "Can anything good come out of Nazareth?" Philip said to him, "Come and see." When Jesus saw Nathanael coming toward him, he said of him, "Here is truly an Israelite in whom there is no deceit!" Nathanael asked him, "Where did you get to know me?" Jesus answered, "I saw you under the fig tree before Philip called you." Nathanael replied, "Rabbi, you are the Son of God! You are the King of Israel!" Jesus answered, "Do you believe because I told you that I saw you under the fig tree? You will see greater things than these." And he said to him, "Very truly, I tell you, you will see heaven opened and the angels of God ascending and descending upon the Son of Man."  Amen.

The Gospel of Christ.

Sermon   The Reverend Canon Laurette Glasgow

As A Child Enters the World

As I enter my new family,
May they be delighted
At how their kindness
Comes into blossom.

Unknown to me and them,
May I be exactly the one
To restore in their forlorn places
New vitality and promise.

May the hearts of others
Hear again the music
In the lost echoes
Of their neglected wonder.

If my destiny is sheltered,
May the grace of this privilege
Reach and bless the other infants
Who are destines for torn places.

If my destiny is bleak,
May I find in myself
A secret stillness
And tranquility
Beneath the turmoil.

May my eyes never lose sight
Of why I have come here,
That I never be claimed
By the falsity of fear
Or eat the bread of bitterness.

In everything I do, think,
Feel, and say,
May I allow the light
Of the world I am leaving
To shine through and carry me home.

John O’Donohue
To Bless the Space Between Us

Prayers of the People

Today we remember in the Anglican Communion, The Anglican Church of Australia
In our own Diocese we remember the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity - for the work and ministry of our Diocesan Ecumenical Officer, The Reverend Canon John Wilker-Blakley. For our Diocesan Newspaper Crosstalk, and for Leigh Anne Williams, Editor.

I ask your prayers for the world. For peace and justice in the middle East, Ethiopia, Sudan and a peaceful transition of power for our neighbours to the south.

I ask your prayers for those on the front lines of our Covid response including the vaccination effort,
Canadian Forces remembering especially members of the Governor General’s Foot Guards and those in diplomatic missions and NGOs, for our schools, especially Arch St Public School and Ashbury College, Long term care facilities especially the Garry Armstrong Home.

For the peace of the whole world, for the welfare of the holy Church of God, and for the unity of all,
let us pray to the Lord. God Love. Hear our prayer.

For our bishops, and for all the clergy and people, let us pray to the Lord.  God Love. Hear our prayer.

For Elizabeth our Queen, for the leaders of the nations, and for all in authority, let us pray to the Lord.
God Love. Hear our prayer.

For our communities of Ottawa and Gatineau,for every city and community, let us pray to the Lord.
God Love. Hear our prayer.

For good weather, and for abundant harvests for all to share, let us pray to the Lord.
God Love. Hear our prayer.

For the sick and the suffering. At St Bartholomew’s we pray for Andrej, Al, Busy, Colt, Elizabeth, Sue, Margaret, Laurie, Harriott, Marissa, Mary, Don, Christina, Hana and family, Harriet and family, Michael Kathleen and Martha, and at St Aidan’s we pray for Margaret, Tiang-Ang, Nadine, Viola, Thomas, Ted, Seare, Chuck and Mimi, Steve, Reverend Olu, Ruth, and we also remember in our prayers Rabbi Bulka, and those known to us (silence).
let us pray to the Lord.  God Love. Hear our prayer.

For prisoners and captives, and especially for Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor in China, we pray for their release and for their safety, health, and salvation, let us pray to the Lord.
God Love. Hear our prayer.

For our deliverance from all affliction, strife, and need, let us pray to the Lord. 
God Love. Hear our prayer.

For the absolution and remission of our sins and offences, let us pray to the Lord.
God Love. Hear our prayer.

For all those who have died. Rest eternal grant unto them O Lord and let light perpetual shine upon them.  God Love. Hear our prayer.

Remembering all the saints, we commit ourselves, one another, and our whole life to Christ our God.
Almighty God, you have given us grace at this time with one accord to make our common supplications to you, and you have promised through your well-beloved Son that when two or three are gathered together you will hear their requests. Fulfil now our desires and petitions, as may be best for us, granting us in this world knowledge of your truth, and in the age to come eternal life; for you, Father, are good and loving, and we glorify you through your Son Jesus Christ our Lord, in the Holy Spirit, now and for ever.  Amen.

The Lord’s Prayer

Hymn:  Here I Am, Lord    sung by the choir of St. Bartholomew’s

I, the Lord of sea and sky, I have heard my people cry
All who dwell in dark and sin, my hand will save
I who made the stars of night, I will make their darkness bright
Who will bear my light to them? Whom shall I send?

Here I am, Lord. Is it I, Lord? I have heard you calling in the night.
I will go, Lord, if You lead me. I will hold Your people in my heart.

I, the Lord of snow and rain, I have borne my people’s pain.
I have wept for love of them. They turn away.
I will break theirs hearts of stone, give them hearts for love alone.
I will speak my word to them. Whom shall I send?

Here I am, Lord. Is it I, Lord? I have heard you calling in the night.
I will go, Lord, if You lead me. I will hold Your people in my heart.

I, the Lord of wind and flame, I will tend the poor and lame.
I will set a feast for them, my hand will save.
Finest bread I will provide 'til their hearts be satisfied.
I will give my life to them. Whom shall I send?

Here I am, Lord. Is it I, Lord? I have heard you calling in the night.
I will go, Lord, if You lead me. I will hold Your people in my heart.

Offertory:  Blessed be thou, Lord God of Israel for ever and ever.  All that is in the heaven and in the earth is thine. All things come of thee, and of thine own have we given thee.

   The flowers are given to the glory of God and in loving memory of
all those who have lost their lives due to Covid-19.

Blessing and Dismissal

Postlude:   

In appreciation for this week’s online service
The Reverend Canon David Clunie
The Reverend Canon Laurette Glasgow
Music: Timothy Piper   Reader: The Venerable Pamela Yarrow
Altar Guild:  Pamela Mallon
Web Service:  Ruth Honeyman
Video and Art Editor:  Simon Honeyman
Webmaster:  Kevin McQuinn
Additional Photography Kevin McQuinn; Pamela Mallon, David Clunie

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Artwork

1. Gustave Doré (1832–83), The Calling of Samuel, 1877. Art Institute of Chicago, IL.
2. Sir Joshua Reynolds (1723–92), The Calling of Samuel, c.1775. Dulwich Picture Gallery, London, England.
3. Joseph Harry Anderson (1906–1996), God Appears in a Night Vision to the Boy Prophet Samuel, 1975. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Museum, Salt Lake City, UT.
4. Lika Tov, Psalm 139, 2008. Private collection.
5. James Tissot (1836–1902), Nathanaël sous le figuier (Nathaniel Under the Fig Tree), c.1890. Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY.
6. Mark Cazalet (b.1964) Nathaniel (Asleep Under the Fig Tree), 1993. Methodist Modern Art Collection, Oxford Centre for Methodism and Church History, Harcourt Hill Campus of Oxford Brookes University, Oxford, England.
7. Marc Chagall (1887–1985), Samuel Called by God, c.1960. Private collection.
8. Jack Leigh Wardleworth (1863–1925), Eli with Samuel Who Is Called in a Dream, date unknown. Private collection.
9. John Singleton Copley (1738–1815), Samuel Relating to Eli the Judgements of God upon Eli’s House, 1780. Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, CT.

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** 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, January 3, January 10 **

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