“Christ is Risen; He is Risen indeed!” Thank you! To Fr. Bill, Fr. Phil, Christina and our Lay Readers for all the hard work in preparing and making available services for Holy Week and Easter, and especially for the thoughtful and inspiring sermons for all those services, comfort and encouragement for this stressful time. Thank you all!
Readings for next Sunday, 19th April, Easter 2
First reading: Acts 2. 14a, 22-32; Psalm 16; Second reading: 1 Peter 1.3 Gospel: John 20.19-31
Prayer and Pastoral Care
Please hold the following and those they love and trust in prayer: Norma; Wes and Joyce; Mary Anne and Ray; Margaret; Pat and Sean; Brenda; Laurel and Rob; Ruth; Yvonne and Suzette; Cooper; David, Cindy, Norma June; Nancy June, Barry; Donna, Sarah, Mike and family; Steve; Norma, Mayrol Grace, Jerrylyn and family, Susan, Stephanie and Ron, Scot and Logan, Beth, Mary Anne, Cate, Colleen plus Rev’d Kim and Brock, Don and Shirley, Keith and Betty, Sigrid, Sally, Elizabeth, Nelson, Mike, Pepito, Joe, Elaine and Warren, Marg, Loraine.
Pray for – those who are in need of prayer but have no one today to remember them by name; and those known to each of you alone.
Rest in Peace – The Rev’d Grant Fletcher, associate priest (spouse Donna and good friend Janette). Mike Cassidy; Carolyn Fenn; Jan Oats; Betty Gray. May the souls of our dearly departed sisters, Cathy, Jan, Carolyn and Betty, and brothers Gerry, Grant and Mike, find rest eternal and rise in glory. May their loved ones, families and friends, find strength and comfort as they mourn at this very difficult time.
Pray for – lives lost, those infected by, those in isolation, those in fear, those exposed to racial prejudice and any others whose lives are impacted by the Coronavirus, and for all who serve, and support the welfare of all COVID -19 victims, especially health care workers, first responders, and workers providing all and any essential services.
Pray for – all those who put their life on the line for the welfare of the community, especially grocery and pharmacy staff, truck drivers, carry out food staff, all “essential” workers, and for those who make calls to stay in touch, those who sew hats and masks and all who work and volunteer to make this community and world a better place.
Pray for – our government leaders who are working to manage the pandemic and support the physical and economic health and welfare of citizens.
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. 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!
Cycle of Prayer for April – Service
“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.
- The Prayer and Pastoral Care Team meeting scheduled for April 16th will be rescheduled when safe to do so.
- The Ladies Coffee Get together for April 17th will be rescheduled in the future.
Ministry of the Month – April – Sock 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.
Community Breakfast The next regular Community take out Breakfast is on Saturday 18th April, 9 – 10.30 am. We have some pretty wonderful people here at St. Jude’s! See latest update on the program.
Happy birthday! This week to Ruth Giles (Easter Sunday, 12th April), Jonathan Townsend (16th), Fr. Bill (17th) and Gail Barnett 18th).
Stay home and stay safe, everybody!