Weekly Update

Weekly Update

Readings for next Sunday, 14th June, Pentecost 2

First reading: Genesis 18.1-15; Psalm 100; Second reading: Romans 5.1-8; Gospel: Matthew 9.35 – 10.8

Prayer and Pastoral Care

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; Brent; Baby Hugo; Ruth; Norma; Mike; Pepito; Joe; Elaine and Warren; Marg; Loraine; Loraine; Alex; Jennifer; 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.

Prayer of thanks for -Todd our Bishop and Bill our priest, who accept the challenges of technology to bring worship to the body of Christ, and also for Zoom coffee breaks that help with fellowship, an important core value.

Prayers for thosewho have lost a lot. The toll of this pandemic continues its horrendous march over our planet. Pray especially those who have had loved ones taken from them. The coronavirus is indirectly taking its toll in our communities, from unvaccinated children to untreated mental illness and addiction, from delayed “elective” surgeries and health treatments to the victims of domestic violence. The numbers have yet to be tallied of negative health consequences with unfortunate outcomes on the horizon. Pray that spiritual suffering can bring profound change.

Prayers of thanksfor all responders, care providers, essential workers and neighbours putting their own lives at risk to serve their fellow humans.

Prayers – for common sense to prevail as we slowly move to loosening restrictions and opening up of our COVID impacted community. Help us to be mindful and continue to follow the principles of epidemiology as outlined by Health experts.

Prayersfor a world in crisis.  The horrendous death of Mr. Floyd has sparked a movement and brought to light racism, inequality, and lack of social justice that is rampant in our world and at home. Pray that these issues be addressed so ALL humans will be treated as loved children of God. May antiracism protests be nonviolent and respect the dignity of all. Let the healing begin.

“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.

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.

Fr. Matt’s sermon for Trinity Sunday was a real tour de force on a really tricky subject, the Trinity, and well worth re-visiting. In case you have lost the link, here it is:

Outreach

Community Breakfast The next take out breakfast is on Saturday 20th June, 9.00 – 10.30 am. 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. 

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. Please note that donors must make an appointment, which you can do by going on line at Canadian Blood Services, London. In All Saints Hall as usual.

Fundraising

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. 

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 to distant future.

Let’s Celebrate!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! This week to Carol Calder (10th June), Sharyn Ulrich (11th) and Christina Willatt (12th)… Hope you all have happy days!

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!! Gladys and Tony Lave, who celebrate their anniversary on 11th June. Have a great (socially separated!) celebration!!

This week’s picture – last year’s gardeners before social distancing.

Even though restrictions are slowly being eased, it makes sense to be cautious. Stay home as much as possible and stay safe, everybody!

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