Update March 18

Update March 18

While we must continue without normal services, we shall try to keep you informed about what is going on, and what we can do as we isolate and wait.

Click on this link to see and hear a message from Bishop Townshend that parishioners have found to be strengthening and comforting as we continue to work together through the Covid 19 pandemic https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DtAt_sadXLE

Readings for Sunday, 22nd March, Lent 4 First Reading: 1 Samuel 16.1-13; Psalm 23; Second Reading: Ephesians 5.8-14; Gospel: John 9. 1-41

Prayer and Pastoral Care

Prayer – A message from your Prayer and Pastoral Care Team
Prayer is a core value for members of the Church of St. Jude. During this time of uncertainty and chaos, prayer remains more important than ever. Prayers are offered daily on behalf of those in need, so if you or someone you know is in need of prayer support, please let it be known. Remember – if we are not told, then we are unaware of the need. This is true especially now when regular gatherings and services are not happening, due to social distancing and isolation.
You can make Prayer Requests via email to Sharon Frank, Prayer and Pastoral Care leader at [email protected] or call 519-933-3164. Blessings and may you be well and safe!

Please pray for: Tobin; Mary Anne and Ray; Joanne; Wes; Margaret; Pat and Sean; Brenda; Laurel and Rob; Ruth; Yvonne and Suzette; Cooper; David and Cindy plus Norma June; Nancy, June, Susan Stephanie and Ronald, Scot and Logan, Richard, Beth, Shirley, Jan and Paul, Tracy, John, Keith, Chris and Phyllis.
Pray for lives lost, those infected by, those in isolation, those exposed to racial prejudice and any others whose lives are impacted by the Coronavirus and fear. Also pray for all who serve, provide care and support for the welfare of all COVID -19 victims.

Cycle of Prayer for March
Teach – Discipling
“To teach, baptize, and nurture new believers” and indeed all believers – by fostering Christian development in new participant, long- team members and everyone in between.
Prayer:
Lord, fill us with your welcoming spirit that we may faithfully teach, baptize, and nurture those who come to believe in you. Let your glory fill this place. Let your glory fill this world!
We honour ministries in support of DISCIPLING : the Second Mark of Mission

Outreach

The March Ministry of the Month focus is on Women – My Sister’s Place and anova, provide safety and support for women in need. Please see the special email sent to the parish with details of their needs and how we can help.

Lenten Study

Signs of Life; why the Church matters. This year’s Lenten Study organised by the brothers of the society of St. John the Evangelist (SSJE) explores the riches of our worship traditions, liturgy and sacraments. We have had to cancel this study at the church, but you can continue to see the video and meditate on it. Go to www.ssje.org and scroll down until you see the “Signs of Life” entry. This week the topic is Food.

Events Update

Community Breakfast will go on Saturday 21st March, 9.00 – 10.30 am, but will be take out only. No donations of food or beverages needed this month, thank you. If have any questions about this, please contact Glenda at 519-951-8154 or [email protected].

Cancellations:
Nearly New Shop closed until further notice
Women’s Coffee Hour scheduled for 20th March
Men’s Breakfast scheduled for 24th March.
Parish Council meeting scheduled for 25th March
Guess who’s Coming to Dinner scheduled for March 21st

Robins!!

We have a winner, Jo Anne Carpenter, who reported her brothers seeing two on 4th March, but she saw two on 11th March. However, Martha Cosan also reported robins, two single sightings and a convention of 18 in Springbank Park, on 14th March. (They’ll have to stop that, no big gatherings allowed at the moment).

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