Readings for next Sunday, 7th June, Trinity Sunday
First reading: Genesis 1.1- 2.4a; Psalm 8; Second reading: 2 Corinthians 13.11-13; Gospel: Matthew 28.16-20
Fundscrip Rick is now taking orders for gift cards, and you can order yours by dropping off a cheque at his home with a note explaining what you would like to order. Call him (519-660-4704) or email [email protected] so he knows to look for it. He will advise when cards are ready for pick-up.
Keeping In Touch – Virtual Coffee Hours. Fr. Bill continues to arrange periodic virtual coffee hours. If you have not yet participated and would like to, please send an email to [email protected] to let him know you are interested. Those who already participate will automatically be included and so do not need to send an email again.
Prayer and Pastoral Care
Cycle of Prayer for June Treasure – Safeguard and Renew the Earth As Christians we are called to “safeguard the integrity of creation”. Our world is a gift from God. We bear the responsibility for caring for the world and the Earth’s resources.
Prayer: Lord, you came into our lives to redeem all that is good, guide us in our turn to renew and sustain the life of your creation. Let your glory fill this place. Let your glory fill this world! We honour ministries in support of Safeguarding and Renewing the Earth: the Fifth Mark of Mission. Including Stewardship, Environmental Team, work to reduce single use plastics and major recycling initiatives, Buildings and Grounds, Lock up Security Group, Grubby days, Finance and Audit groups, Committee of Stewards, Treasurer, Fundscrip, Garage Sales, Garden Volunteers.
“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. Contact Sharon [email protected] or 519-933-3164 to receive your copy.
Please pray this week for: Wes and Joyce; Myfanwy; Marjorie and Phillip; 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; Don and Shirley; Keith and Betty; Nelson; Cathy and Susan; Terry and Mike; Brenda and Michelle; Max and Leah; Norma, Mike, Pepito, Joe, Elaine and Warren; Marg, 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 – George Floyd. May the soul of George find rest eternal and rise in Glory, and the friends and family of George find strength and comfort as they mourn.
Pray for – a world in crisis. The death of Mr. Floyd, has brought to light the racism, inequality, and lack of social justice that is rampant in our world. We ask that his death serve as a catalyst to see these issues addressed so all humans will be treated like the loved children of God. May protests be nonviolent and respect the dignity of all. Let the healing begin.
Pray for – all persons affected or otherwise impacted by COVID 19. May COVID protocols be used during nonviolent protests to lessen further exacerbation of this virus.
Pray for – our Priest Bill and our Bishop Todd as they offer leadership and spiritual support during this challenging time.
Give blood! Blood donor clinics at St. Jude’s are beginning again, and there will be a clinic on Saturday 13th June, 9.00 am to 2.00 pm. Even, perhaps especially, in these days of Covid19, blood is still urgently needed, so sign up on line for your appointment or call Canada Blood Services. 1-888-236-6283 https://blood.ca/en/blood/donor-centre-hours-locations
St. John’s Hospitality Dinners. St. Jude’s is serving the take out dinner at St. John the Evangelist on Saturday June 13th from 3 to 7.00 pm. Please let Glenda Hayward know if you are available to help that evening. 519-951-8154 or [email protected]
Community Breakfast Update. Thank you to those who have offered to help with the community breakfasts! We now know that a take-out breakfast will be the usual until September. We would like to continue serving on the first and third Saturday each month as many programs are not operating. How can you help? Volunteers are needed for baking muffins, prepping the bags on Fridays, or passing out the bags on Saturday morning. For volunteers working at the church, we are mindful of everyone’s health so you should be under 70 years of age, off chemotherapy for one year, and not living with anyone at risk or with any infections. Another way to help is to contribute unscented soaps and other hygiene items including razors, shaving cream and deodorants for guests. Thanks to all for your financial support that makes it possible to continue with this important outreach ministry! Contact: Glenda Hayward 519-951-8154 or [email protected] The next breakfast is this Saturday, 6th June, 9.00 – 10.30 am, take out only of course.
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 – we hope to be making and selling the pies in the not too distant future.
Happy birthday! This week to Dale Munro (1st June) and Sharon Viglianti (4th ). Hope you both had/have happy days!
Happy Anniversary! To Vikki and Don Norris, and Sharon and Geoff Viglianti, both married on the 6th of June. Have a great (socially separated!) celebration!!
Even though restrictions are slowly being eased, it makes sense to be cautious. Stay home as much as possible and stay safe, everybody!