Readings for next Sunday, 21st June, Pentecost 3
First reading: Genesis 28.8-21; Psalm 69.7-10; Second reading: Romans 6.1b-11; Gospel: Matthew 10.24-39
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 – all lives impacted and forever altered by COVID19. This global pandemic has brought out the best and the worst in our human condition. We ask that love of neighbor and care of each other will always be front and centre and when we stray. We ask Gods presence to lead us to a new beginning.
We ask for – patience and common sense to prevail as we move to loosen Pandemic restrictions. May decisions be guided by science and the advancement of knowledge as we come to know the virus in our midst.
Prayers for – the many lives impacted by racism. May there be a genuine concerted will in individuals and in institutions to respect the integrity of all God’s children. We ask for social justice for the marginalized and oppressed throughout the globe and at home.
Prayers for – each of us as we handle our world crisis in so many different and unique ways. Lord, give us the strength to reach out when we need help and when we can offer help to others.
“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.
Indigenous Day of Prayer is on Sunday 21st June. For resources on events and ceremonies for this day, please visit: https://www.anglican.ca/im/nidp/
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!
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.
Community BreakfastThe next take out breakfast is this Saturday 20thJune, 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.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY! This week to Sherry Wells (15th June). Hope you had a happy day!
HAPPY FATHER’S DAY! – June 21 – Celebrating all fathers and the fathers of our hearts.
Even though restrictions are slowly being eased, it makes sense to be cautious. Stay home as much as possible and stay safe, everybody!