“Christ is Risen; He is Risen indeed”! Alleluia!!
Readings for next Sunday, 31 st May, The Day of Pentecost First reading: Acts 2.1-21; Psalm 104.24-34, 35b; Second reading: 1 Corinthians 12.3b-13; Gospel: John 20.19-23
Keeping In Touch – Virtual Coffee Hours. Fr. Bill will be arranging another virtual coffee hour soon, possibly an evening one. If you have not yet participated and would like to, please send an email to Fr. Bill at [email protected] indicating you would like to participate, and you will be included. Those who already participated will automatically be included and so do not need to send an email again. Details of day and time will be announced soon.
The Most Reverend Anne Germond, Metropolitan of the Ecclesiastical Province of Ontario invites all to an online celebration of Pentecost. The celebration will be premiered on YouTube on May 31 at 2:00 pm through the Ecclesiastical Province of Ontario’s website and shared on diocesan websites and social media channels.
Prayer and Pastoral Care
“Our Daily Bread” booklet. The next edition, for June -July -August – (small size) devotion booklet of our Daily Bread is available. Also, we still have some copies of the (small and large print) of “Forward Day by Day” for May- June -July 2020. Should anyone need a copy, let Sharon s[email protected] or 519-933-3164) know and we will endeavour to get them out.
Please pray this week for: Wes and Joyce; Dan and Courtney and children; Jack and Diane; Loren, Tobin; 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; Susan; Stephanie and Ron, Scott and Logan, Beth, Mary Anne, Cate, Colleen plus Rev’d Kim and Brock, Don and Shirley, Keith and Betty, Sally, Elizabeth, Nelson; Cathy and Susan; Terry and Mike; Rev’d Susan; Brenda, Myfanwy, Norma, 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 – The Rev’d. Canon Paul Brillinger (Retired -Anglican Church of Niagara and Cursillo spiritual director). May Paul’s soul rest eternally in peace and rise in glory, and his family and friends find comfort as they mourn. And Carol Woo (died May 15th in Toronto, Michele Grignon’s aunt). May the soul of Carol find eternal rest and rise in Glory, and Michele and all the family and friends find strength and comfort in their grief.
We continue to hold in prayer all persons whose lives and life have been impacted by the scourge of COVID -19. Those with active disease and those who have died. For first responders and all essential workers who put their life on the line for fellow humans. For workers struggling to ensure citizens have access to food and needed supplies. For all who face discrimination due to race, wearing of masks and those living on the fringe or margins of society.
We give thanks for all those who have recovered from COVID -19, and those who work to find treatments to manage and prevent this dreaded virus.
Pray for – all persons trapped by isolation, putting them at risk for exploitation and abuse physically, emotionally, sexually and any other way, around the world and at home in Canada.
Pray for – all persons who are suffering from lack of treatments and care, therapy and surgeries as resources are on hold or redirected to COVID -19.
Pray for – our Priest Bill and our Bishop Todd who work so hard to provide for the spiritual needs of our community and Diocese.
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!
Breakfast The next regular Community take out breakfast is this Saturday, 30th May, 9 – 10.30 am. People have been very generous supporting this program, and if you would like to join them, mail in a $5.00 donation, clearly labelled to the Community Breakfast Program. This will provide a guest with a take away breakfast- in- a- bag. Or, just drop your donation into the Church mailbox (label the envelope clearly).
Rhubarb! Do you happen to have rhubarb that you aren’t using at this time? The ACW pie makers are happy to take it off your hands! Just wash, cut into pieces and if possible, write the volume on the freezer bag. Rhubarb can be dropped off at the office Monday to Friday from 9 am – 1 pm. Thank you, and we hope to be making and selling the pies in the not too distant future.
Piano for sale (free, actually) “Apartment size Baldwin piano, very good condition, in tune. FREE, on the condition that you arrange for pick up and moving charges. Please contact Trish 519-858-0821, [email protected]”
Happy birthday! This week to David Howison (26th) and Victoria Siu (29th May). Hope you have a happy day!!
Happy Anniversary!! To Mary Anne and Ray Campbell, who celebrate their wedding anniversary this Saturday, 30th May. Congratulations!!
Even though restrictions are being slowly eased, it makes sense to be cautious. Stay home as much as possible and stay safe, everybody!
Sadly no KICKS Soccer this year. This week’s featured photo is shows some of our volunteers from 2019.