Weekly Update

Weekly Update

Readings for next Sunday, 12th July, Pentecost 6 First reading: Genesis 25.19-34; Psalm 65.1-8, 12-13; Second reading: Romans 78.1-11; Gospel: Matthew 13.1-9, 18-23

Prayer and Pastoral Care

Please pray this week for: Wes and Joyce; Jeff; Myfanwy; Marjorie; Phillip and Mo; 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; Norma; Joe; Elaine and Warren; Marg; Loraine; Jennifer and Joanne. 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.

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. 

Rest in Peace: Mervyn Roberts (brother of Keith). May his soul find eternal rest and rise in glory, and brother Keith and all the family find strength and comfort in their time of grief. Douglas Mercer. A long time Cursillo member and active in the Burlington Anglican community. May light perpetual shine on Doug’s soul and rise in glory. Pray for his daughter, the Rev’d Cannon Susan Wilson, and family, as they come to terms with their loss and mourn his passing.

Thanks for: all of you who have faithfully offered prayers and kept listed persons in your thoughts for the last several months. There is such a need, and we give thanks for the people whose names have been removed from our list and no longer need active prayer. 

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 coffee breaks so parishioners can remain connected and experience fellowship.

As the issues: around Racism become more known we pray that all people, made in the image of God, are treated with dignity and justice.

Pray: for all persons adversely impacted by above average temperatures and other weather related effects of global climate change, especially persons without adequate cooling, water, and other necessities of life.

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 if you would like to receive a 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!

Outreach

Community Breakfast Program – The next take out breakfast is Saturday, 18thJuly;9.00 – 10.30 am.We give thanks once again for the generous donation of funds by parishioners to support our Community Breakfast. In particular, a donation of $272.00 from the now retired St. Alban’s Men’s Breakfast group, which will more than cover one take away breakfast. Unfortunately, a similar ministry scheduled to start up on March 28th here at St. Jude’s was derailed by the pandemic. Let’s all pray that this important fellowship opportunity can get started in the fall. In the meantime, the 43 guests served this past Saturday enjoyed fresh strawberries along with a cheese and sausage McMuffin, and for the first time, clothing and personal items available for guests were displayed on tables on the lawn for easier access.

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. To get tickets, or for full catalogue details, contact [email protected].

Fundraising

Blood Donor Clinic Saturday, 11th July, 9:00 am to 2:00 pm. Please remember that you must call first to book your appointment at 1-888-236-6283. You can also book an appointment online by going to the Canadian Blood Services website at https://www.blood.ca/en . Expanded hours to accommodate physical distancing.

Needed: two to six dining room or kitchen chairs for a family. Please contact Glenda Hayward at 519-951-8154 or [email protected]   if you have some chairs to spare. Thank you.

Let’s Celebrate!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! This week to David Robak (6th July) and Cyndi Lockhart (9th). Hope you both had/ have happy celebrations!

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! Sherry and Doug Wells, who celebrate their wedding anniversary 8th July!

This week’s picture – St. Jude’s Community Breakfast on July 4, 2020. Looking great in their Canada Day attire are: Cathy; Cherie; Derek; Sheila; and Cathy.

Stay home as much as possible and stay safe, everybody!

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