Weekly Update

Weekly Update

Update for 1st April.

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. Thank you to Ted Lo for this picture!

Readings for next Sunday, 5th March, Palm/Passion Sunday

First Reading: Isaiah 50.4-9a; Psalm 31.9-16; Second Reading: Philippians 2.5-11; Gospel: Matthew 26.14-27:66

Prayer and Pastoral Care

Please pray this week for: Cortney and Dan and family; Jack and Diane; Tobin; Norma; Wes and Joyce; Mary Anne and Ray; Bill; Margaret; Pat and Sean; Brenda; Laurel and Rob; Ruth; Yvonne and Suzette; Cooper; David and Cindy, plus Norma June; Nancy June, Barry; Cassandra and Linda; Donna, Sarah – Mike and family; Steve and Norma, Mayrol, Grace and Jerrylyn and family, Joe, Elaine and Warren, Marg, Loraine, Gerry, Mike, and those known to each of you alone.

Rest in Peace – Manuel Soares. May the soul of Manuel find rest eternal and rise in Glory, and his family (especially Popi Soares) find strength and comfort to mourn the loss and accept the funeral service done virtually.

Rest in Peace. Pierrette Argue. May Pierrette’s soul find eternal rest and rise in Glory, and family and friends (especially Danielle and Jeff, Linda and Randy) find comfort and strength as they grieve.

Pray for our Fr. Bill and all bishops and clergy as they take on the burden of providing spiritual connection and direction when physical interaction is significantly hampered.

Pray for lives lost, those infected by, those in isolation, those exposed to racial prejudice, those at risk, and any others whose lives are impacted by the Coronavirus and fear. Also pray for all who provide care and support for the welfare of all COVID -19 victims.

Cycle of Prayer for April ServiceThird Mark of Mission “To respond to human need by loving service” is a central aspect of Christ’s call. Loving service engages finding real needs and offers service that is truly loving so all are changed by the encounter.

Prayer: Lord you came to service and not to be served, fill us with the compassion and insight to respond to human need by loving service. Let your glory fill this place. Let your glory fill this world. We honour ministries in support of SERVICE – Third Mark of Mission: ACW – Crafters, Catering, Pies Outreach – St. Paul’s Food Bank, Nearly New Shop, KICKS Soccer, Bales to the North, Undies Sunday, Socks Share, My Sister’s Place, anova, CMHA Distress Center, ministry of the month. St. John’s Hospitality Dinners, Circles Dinners/ Bridges out of Poverty, Community Breakfast – in house and take away, Christmas Share, Christmas family support.

Lenten Series

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) will explore 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 Community.

Outreach

Community Breakfast Our dedicated and courageous volunteers (bless them!) are organising an extra breakfast for this Saturday, 4th April, take out only of course. Don’t think they need any help, but if you want to check, call Glenda at 519-951-8154.

April Ministry of the the MonthSock Share So many people are in need of the simplest creature comforts, and there can be no better a comfort than a warm dry pair of socks. So, once again, we are invited to donate socks, of every size, colour, type, so that those in need can have some small comfort, especially in these strange times. New or gently used are equally acceptable, but since we can’t get together for a while, maybe hold on to them until it is safe to bring them to the church.

St. Paul’s Social Service Food bank During this Coronavirus pandemic we have been thinking about our monthly contributions to St. Paul’s Food Bank and how we could continue with our service. It has come to our attention that the Food Bank continues to accept donations Mon to Fri mornings. However, rather than trying to receive and transport food donations while St. Jude’s is closed, we would recommend a monetary contribution directly to the St Paul’s Food Bank. You will receive a tax receipt from St. Paul’s. Just follow one of these options to make your donation. And thank you for continuing to support this valuable ministry while continuing to care for each other with physical distancing.

  • To donate on line: Go to Canada Helps at https://www.canadahelps.org/en/dn/34353 Follow the directions.
  • To donate by phone using a credit card: Call 519-434-8979
  • To donate by cheque: Send cheque made out to St. Paul’s Social Services Food Bank Address: 472 Richmond Street   London ON N6A 3E6

Happy Birthday!!

To Martha Cosan and Daphne Rawluk (29th March) , Mariam Thomas and Burnissa Green (30th ), Fr. Phil and Helen Poole (1st April – today!!), and Warren Diwell and Bill Barnett (3rd .).                                      

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