Readings for next Sunday, 23rd August, Pentecost 12; First reading: Exodus 1.8-2, 10; Psalm 138; Second reading: Romans 12.1-8; Gospel: Matthew 16.21-28

Prayer and Pastoral Care

Please pray this week for: Nalini; Sangeeta and Raj; Ruth; Wes and Joyce; Jeff; Sharon and Kerry; Victoria plus Karen and Debbie; Mary; Nelson; Shirley; Myfanwy; Jack and Diane; 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; 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; Irene and Yoli; Izzy; Joe and Shannon; Phyllis; Norma; Joe; Elaine and Warren; Marg; Loraine; Jennifer; Chris; 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.

Pray for – all persons, fauna and flora adversely impacted by severe weather events and raging wildfires.

Pray for – those suffering death, injury, kidnapping at the hands of terrorists in Anglican communities, and for the perpetrators of such horrors that they may see the error of their actions.

Pray for – all persons who cannot see the wisdom of following public health guidelines, for good hand hygiene, physical distancing and mask use.

Pray for – all who work to care and offer support for people impacted by COVID19, all health and first responders, essential workers in food supply and other areas, for businesses struggling to develop new norms and ways of doing business, for everyone using local services and businesses and buying from our close and hurting neighbours.

Pray for – all offering feedback, and those involved in developing action plans for the safe return of children to school, that safety and prudence come ahead of expediency, and that wisdom will prevail. 

Pray for – all who advocate for the end of racial injustice so that all of God’s sons and daughters are accepted as equally children of God.

Pray for – our Bishop Todd and Priest Bill, as they offer support and leadership during this very challenging time.

Our Daily Bread” bookletThe 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 are also available. Please contact Sharon [email protected] or 519-933-3164 if you would like 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!


Community Breakfast Program – The next take out breakfast is Saturday, 30thAugust, 9.00 – 10.30 am.

Get Together

Ladies’ Coffee!! – Feeling like you would like to see and talk with other St Jude’s ladies? Join us on Wednesday August 26th in the parking lot at the church (West side), 9am – 10.00 am. Please bring your own lawn chair and choice of drink. Due to COVID-19 regulations, we cannot provide shared coffee or snacks, but we can each provide our own! Please wear a mask and only take it off once sitting, on your physically distanced – spaced apart chair. We will have sanitizer available. Hope to see you there, and hope it doesn’t rain! (There’s a Timmies and a Starbucks just across Fanshawe Park Road, or Timmies in the Esso station across Adelaide Street).


Yard Sale!! – Saturday 12th September, 8.00 am to 12.00 noon. Open to all parishioners, and tables will be supplied. You must take away things not sold.  Profits will be split 50/50 with the church.  To book a table or ask for more info contact Derek Shadlock 519-672-0912 or [email protected]   or call the office at 519-660-6198. 

Pig Roast – The Fund Raising Committee have decided to go ahead with the long planned Pig Roast, (following up a highly successful St. Alban’s tradition). This year it will have to be a takeout event. It’s on Saturday 19th September (time to be announced). Tickets are $20.00 each. More details will follow, but mark your calendars – no need to cook that night!

Around The Deanery

The Deanery of London – invites us to attend a seminar, via Zoom, called “Dignity for All”, Honest Conversations about Racism. It’s on Thursday 10th September. The panelists include our bishop Todd Townsend. Full details can be found on the poster which we have forwarded to everyone.

Let’s Celebrate!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! This week to Andrea Armstrong and Mike Chalmers (20th August); Penny Harris (21st); and Bill Lawrence (22nd). Hope you all have a happy celebration!

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! Maureen and Nelson Elder (16th August) and Sharyn and Darryl Ulrich (19th). Hope you all celebrated well (and safely!).

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