“Christ is Risen; He is Risen indeed”! Alleluia!!
Readings for next Sunday, 17th May, Easter 6 First reading: Acts 17.22-31 Psalm 66.8-20 Second reading: 1 Peter 3.13-22; Gospel: John 14.15-21
Keeping In Touch – Are you getting the on-line newsletter – We Are the Family of St. Jude’s? Please let the office know if you aren’t receiving this new collection of reflections, cartoons, stories and updates from St. Jude’s parishioners. Thanks to Cate (Cathy) Ferguson for all her hard work to keep us in touch and getting to know one another better. And to all for your contributions to date – keep ’em coming!! Please send submissions to [email protected]
Prayer and Pastoral Care
Please pray this week for: Loren, Tobin; 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, 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; Cathy and Susan; Terry and Mike; Courtney and Dan and kids; Mike, Pepito, Joe, Elaine and Warren, Marg, Loraine, Loraine, Alex, Andy and Grace, Judi and David, AND 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 – Antonio Amaral, Sr. May the soul of Antonio find rest eternal and rise in glory, and friend Jerylyn and family find comfort and strength as they mourn.
Pray for – all lives impacted by COVID 19, directly and indirectly; persons infected, in quarantine, waiting test results, front line staff providing care and support, all essential workers – putting self at risk to serve others, those suffering economic and work related impacts, those self-isolating and exercising physical distancing; those living with fear and discrimination. May we never lose the need to value and appreciate each other and all of humanity since we are in this together.
Pray for – all those who are being put at risk of domestic abuse, all around the globe and here at home in Canada.
Pray for – Nova Scotia dealing with multiple crises and losses.
Pray for – Priests, especially Fr. Bill and Bishop Todd, who are struggling to offer liturgy in this surreal pandemic season.
Cycle of Prayer for May: Transformation – Transforming Society
“To seek to transform unjust structures of society”, to challenge violence of every kind, and to pursue peace and reconciliation, is a call to go beyond charitable giving and help change a world that creates human needs. To join in God’s work in building the Kingdom by transforming society. Prayer: Lord, let the fire of your goodness and justice burn into us and through us that we may seek to transform the unjust structures of society. Let your glory fill this place, Let your glory fill this world!
We honour ministries in support of TRANSFORMING SOCIETY: the Fourth Mark of Mission- Support for: New comers to Canada and LIRSA, North East Neighbourhood Group, Marriage Cannon Work – Marriage inclusivity, Pride Walk, Crisis Response, PWRDF, London Food Coalition, IJM (International Justice Mission) Prayer Partner.
FundScrip. Rick Kelly has had inquiries and received a couple of orders for Fundscrip cards, and will take orders if you drop your order, along with a cheque, in his mail box. If you have any questions please call Rick at home. (519) 660-4704. He will advise on card delivery later.
Breakfast The next regular Community take out breakfast is this Saturday 16th May, 9 – 10.30 am. Treat a guest to breakfast! For a $5.00 donation to the Community Breakfast Program, you can provide a guest with a take away breakfast- in- a- bag. Just drop your donation into the Church mailbox (label the envelope clearly).
And, about the breakfasts, Glenda writes: We are truly blessed and give thanks for the generous individuals and groups that support this Outreach ministry! We are providing breakfast every other Saturday and we continue to see a rise in numbers – from 20 guests in March to 39 on May 2nd. The Southern Ontario Street Rods have donated $800.00, continuing an association with our breakfast program that originated with St. Alban’s. The “Take-a-Guest-to-Breakfast” initiative introduced a couple of weeks ago has already raised over $500.00. Through our relationship with St. John the Evangelist and an A&W franchise, we received enough ham and cheese to provide 50 hot sandwiches for our guests this Saturday. Thank you – your financial support, prayers and encouragement make it possible for us to serve those in need in our community!
Interim Tax Receipts. At the end of April, as Parish Council directed, we should have printed interim tax receipts so that you can see how you are doing, but that would not be possible now since you can’t come and pick them up, and we didn’t want the expense of mailing them all. However, if you would like one, please let the office know and we shall be happy to print one and mail it to you.
Happy birthday! This week to Marie Sexsmith (last Sunday, 10th May), Margery Rutherford and Mary Aboud (14th), Diane Beedle (15th), and Barb Pinder (16th). Hope you all had/have happy days!!
Happy Anniversary! To these happy couples this week, Pat and Sean Lynch (12th May) and Jacqui and Cam Dockstader (15th). Happy Anniversary!
Stay home and stay safe, everybody!