St Bart's Sunday Service
The Reverend Canon David Clunie
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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.
Organ Prelude: Slow Aire R. Vaughan Williams
Grace The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all. And also with you.
Greeting The Reverend Canon David Clunie
Collect Almighty God, who through the teaching of your servant Ralph enlightened and enabled all your Church to understand the truth in Jesus Christ, raise up among us teachers of your word, that we, set free by truth from unbelief, may come to know our great salvation; through Jesus Christ our Lord,
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.
Reading: Genesis 32:22-31 read by Serge Belet
The same night he got up and took his two wives, his two maids, and his eleven children, and crossed the ford of the Jabbok. He took them and sent them across the stream, and likewise everything that he had. Jacob was left alone; and a man wrestled with him until daybreak. When the man saw that he did not prevail against Jacob, he struck him on the hip socket; and Jacob’s hip was put out of joint as he wrestled with him. Then he said, ‘Let me go, for the day is breaking.’ But Jacob said, ‘I will not let you go, unless you bless me.’ So he said to him, ‘What is your name?’ And he said, ‘Jacob.’ Then the man said, ‘You shall no longer be called Jacob, but Israel, for you have striven with God and with humans, and have prevailed.’ Then Jacob asked him, ‘Please tell me your name.’ But he said, ‘Why is it that you ask my name?’ And there he blessed him. So Jacob called the place Peniel, saying, ‘For I have seen God face to face, and yet my life is preserved.’ The sun rose upon him as he passed Penuel, limping because of his hip.
Psalm: 119:97-104 music by Timothy Piper
Refrain: How sweet are your words, they are sweeter than honey. Through your words, I gain understanding, they live in me.
The Gospel: Luke 18:1-8
Then Jesus told them a parable about their need to pray always and not to lose heart. He said, ‘In a certain city there was a judge who neither feared God nor had respect for people. In that city there was a widow who kept coming to him and saying, “Grant me justice against my opponent.” For a while he refused; but later he said to himself, “Though I have no fear of God and no respect for anyone, yet because this widow keeps bothering me, I will grant her justice, so that she may not wear me out by continually coming.” ’ And the Lord said, ‘Listen to what the unjust judge says. And will not God grant justice to his chosen ones who cry to him day and night? Will he delay long in helping them? I tell you, he will quickly grant justice to them. And yet, when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on earth?’
Musical Interlude Slow Dance R. Vaughan Williams
Sermon: The Reverend Canon David Clunie
The Saviour’s Love (from Twelve Traditional Carols from Herefordshire) R. Vaughan Williams
Have you not heard of our dear Saviour’s love,
And how He suffered like a harmless dove,
And if we in our wickedness remain,
We crucify our blessed Lord again.
If you were going to be put to death,
It would be hard to find a friend on earth
Who would lay down his life to set you free;
But Christ did shed His precious blood for thee.
Consider what our Lord did undergo,
For to preserve us from the gulf of woe;
Repent in time, your wickedness refrain;
Christ will not shed His precious blood again.
The Prayers of the People
Anglican Cycle of Prayer: Iglesia Anglicana de la Region Central de America
Diocese: Shane, our Bishop; Anne, our Metropolitan; Linda,our Primate;
The Anglican Council of Indigenous Peoples, Interim National; Indigenous Bishop Sidney Black,
Sacred Circle Events, and the ministry of reconciliation
St. Luke’s, Ottawa, Interim Bishop-in-Charge John Chapman
Clergy and lay people who minister in hospitals and long-term care facilities in our Diocese
All clergy under the jurisdiction of the Bishop of Ottawa
Canada: Canadian Forces remembering especially members of the Governor General’s Foot Guards and those in diplomatic missions and NGOs
Parish: Don, Christina, Hana and family, Harriet and family
Garry J. Armstrong Home: Volunteers, staff and resident.
Blessing and Dismissal
Postlude: The New Commonwealth R. Vaughan Williams
In appreciation for this week’s online service:
Reverend Canon David Clunie
Music: Tim Piper
Reader: Serge Belet
Altar Guild: Pamela Mallon
Web Service and Bulletin: Ruth Honeyman
Webmaster and Image Editor: Kevin McQuinn
Art Curators: Ruth Honeyman and David Clunie
Videography and Video Editing: David Clunie
- 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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- Rembrandt, (1606–1669), Jacob Wrestling with the Angel, c.1659. Gemäldegalerie, Berlin
- Lorenzo Monaco, 1370 – c.1425), King David with Harp, 1480. Met. Museum of Art, New York, NY.
- Eugène Burnand, (1850-1921), The Iniquitous Judge,1908. Burnand Museum, Moudon, Switzerland
- Lawren S. Harris, (1885-1970), Maligne Lake, Jasper Park, 1924. National Gallery, Ottawa
** 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, December 19, Christmas Eve, December 26, - 2022 - January 2, January 9, January 16, January 23, January 30 , February 6 , February 13, February 20, February 27, Ash Wednesday, March 6 , March 13, March 27, April 3, April 10, Good Friday, Easter Sunday, April 24, May 1, May 8, May 15, May 22, May 29, June 5, June 19, August 7, August 14, August 21, August 28 , September 4, September 11, September 18, September 25, October 2, October 9 **