Readings for next Sunday, 9th August, Pentecost 10; First reading: Genesis 37.1-4, 12-28; Psalm 85.8-13; Second reading: Romans 101.5-15; Gospel: Matthew 14.22-33
Prayer and Pastoral Care
Please pray this week for: Nalini; Sangeeta and Raj; Ruth; Wes and Joyce; Jeff; Myfanwy; Marjorie – Phillip and Mo; Jack and Diane; Loren; Baby Isabella and Grace; Tobin; Mary Anne and Ray; Margaret; Pat and Sean; Brenda; Laurel and Rob; Ruth; Yvonne and Suzette; 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; Cathy and Susan; Terry and Mike; Brent; Victoria and Debbie; Charles and Pauline; Aldene; Jack and Nancy plus Cindy; Shirley; Jason; Irene and Yoli; Izzy; Joe and Shannon; Mary; Norma; Joe; Elaine and Warren; Marg; Loraine; Jennifer; and Chris. 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 – The Venerable Cyril (Cy) Edmond Ladds; and Mr. David Brown (son of the Reverend Larry and Sue Brown). May the souls of Cy and David find rest eternal and rise in glory, and their families and friends to find strength and comfort as they mourn.
Pray for – all persons who are travelling, that they may be safe, and will observe the new travel norms associated with COVID-19. Especially our priest Bill and family, as they go to connect with other family members.
Pray for – all persons negatively impacted by the terrible explosion and fire in Beirut, Lebanon.
Pray for – all persons striving to advance the anti-racism message and actions; so all members of the human race will experience justice and peace with respect and love of all, for all are beloved children of God.
Pray for – all people impacted by COVID19 and those offering care and support. May hope never fade, and appreciation for all essential workers and first responders, and those looking to manage, treat and cure never fade. May all citizens do their part by following public health guidelines to protect themselves, families, neighbours, and strangers.
Pray for – all decision makers, as we move through the stages of COVID19, especially as the opening and resuming of schools looms closer and closer, so that the welfare of children and workers take precedence over monetary considerations.
Pray with – thanksgiving for our Bishop Todd and our priest Bill who tirelessly offer leaderships and support in this unprecedented time.
“Our Daily Bread” booklet – The current edition, for June -July -August (small size) devotion booklet of our Daily Bread is available. “Our Daily Bread” booklets for September, October and November have also just been received. Please 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 with 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!
Around The Deanery
The Deanery of London – invites you to come together for “Dignity for All” – Honest Conversations about Racism. This is a seminar via Zoom on Thursday, 10th September from 7:00 pm- 8:30 pm. The panelists include our bishop Todd Townsend. Full details can be found on the poster which we are forwarding to everyone. You can also view this on the event’s Calendar.
Men of St. Jude’s Coffee Hour – We are going to have a coffee get together outside at the church Tuesday August 11th at 9:30 am. This is open to all the Men of St Jude. Please BYOC (bring your own coffee)! Enjoy!
Community Breakfast Program – The next take out breakfast is Saturday, 15thAugust,9.00 – 10.30 am.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! This week to Cam Dockstader (2nd August); Jerry Frank and Olivia Armstrong (3rd); and Marva Mills (8th). Hope you all had a happy celebration!
HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!! Lorraine and Gordon Micks (2nd August); and Christina and Andrew Willatt (8th). Happy anniversary, and we hope you all celebrated well (and safely!).
This week’s picture is from Thursday’s outdoor service for evening prayer. Thank you to all who were able to attend!
Stay home as much as possible and stay safe, everybody!