Happy Canada Day to everyone!!
Readings for next Sunday, 5th July, Pentecost 5
First reading: Genesis 24.34-38, 42-49, 58-67; Psalm 69.7-10, 16-18; Second reading: Romans 7.15-25a; Gospel: Matthew 11.16-19, 25-30
Prayer and Pastoral Care
Please pray this week for: Ruth; Wes and Joyce; Jeff; Myfanwy; Marjorie; Phillip and Mo; 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; David; Cindy; Norma June; Nancy June; Barry; Donna; Sarah; Mike and family; 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; Brent; Baby Hugo; Victoria and Debbie; Charles and Paulin; Aldene; Jack and Nancy plus Cindy; Mervyn and Keith; Douglas and Rev. Canon Susan Wilson; Norma; Joe; Elaine and Warren; Marg; 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.
Rest in Peace: John Yowek; (97 years old, brother to Victoria Williams and uncle to Debbie Williams). May he Rest in eternal peace and rise in glory. Although family and friends miss him, may they continue to be thankful for the gift of his long and good life. The Rev. Canon J.B. Peever. May his soul rest in peace and rise in glory. Pray that Lynda family and friends find comfort and peace as they mourn. Gayle Stocks; (good friend of Marjorie Leitch). May Gayle’s soul Rest in Peace eternal and rise in glory, and family and friends find strength and comfort.
Prayers: as COVID19 continues to stabilize in some parts of the world and yet is running rampant in other areas, may all of humanity remember we are all in this together. The world is only as resilient as the most vulnerable amongst us. 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.
Pray 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.
Pray with thanks for: our Bishop Todd and our priest Bill, who accept the challenges of technology to bring worship and updates to the body of Christ. Thanks to Bill for organizing Zoom coffees breaks so parishioners can remain connected and experience fellowship.
“Our Daily Bread” booklet – The current 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 July and August – Living the Marks of Mission
When you listen with all your heart, honour your elders; encourage young people to be active in church often and loudly; choose good over evil; welcome the stranger; write to the government about the issues that matter; invite a co-worker to church; help your dad do housework; get messy with school kids; say “Thank the Lord” and mean it! Tweet your blessings one by one; introduce your grand-kids to nature; read and share God’s word. Pray, THEN YOU ARE LIVING THE MARKS OF MISSION!
Community Breakfast Program – The next take-out breakfast is this Saturday, 4th July,9.00 – 10.30 am.
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 know to look for it. Please also let Rick know your phone number or email address, so that he can easily contact you when the cards are in. Please get your order in by Sunday 5th July.
Rhubarb! Don’t forget to save any you don’t want for our pie makers – thanks!
Around The Deanery
Virtual Raffle – St. Mark’s Church, 1320 Wilton Ave London ON, N5W 2H6, (519) 455-8160, is holding a virtual raffle, prizes to be drawn on 13thJuly. Tickets are $20.00 for 25, and to get tickets, or for full catalogue details, contact [email protected].
Office Hours –Please note that with the ongoing slowing down of church activities, our Parish Administrator, Sandi Csik, is now working in the office from 9:00 am – 11:30 am Monday to Friday. Sandi is up to speed on the website, the exterior sign and our Facebook page. Please let her know if she can help with the administrative work for your parish group or committee.
Happy birthday! This week to Ruth Best and Glenda Hayward (29th June), Gordon Micks and Liam Davis (1st July) Cherie Laughlin; Matthew Sandron and John Maddox (3rd July), and Mary O’Connor (4th July). Hope you all had/ have happy celebrations!
This week’s picture – the beautiful rose garden at St. Jude’s Church tended by Skip Jarivs
Even though restrictions are slowly being eased, it makes sense to be cautious. Stay home as much as possible and stay safe, everybody!