Readings for next Sunday, 4thOctober, Pentecost 18; First reading: Exodus 20.1-4, 7-9, 12-20; Psalm 80.7-15; Second reading: Philippians 3.4b-14; Gospel: Matthew 21.33-46
Prayer and Pastoral Care
Please pray this week for: Toby- Lindsey- Erin- Theresa and family, Ruth; Victoria plus Karen and Debbie; Mary; Nelson; Ray; Margaret; Pat and Sean; Brenda; Laurel and Rob; Ruth; Nancy June; Susan; Stephanie and Ron; Scott and Logan; Beth; Mary Anne; Cate; Don and Shirley; Cathy and Susan; Charles and Pauline; Irene and Yoli; Izzy; Phyllis; Jen; Alison; Donna; Wendy; Betty; Shanto; Jamie and Cathie plus Keith; Jennifer; JoAnne and Pat. 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: Rick Baker (son of St Jude members Gord and Barb); Marg Hessel (long time AFP Huron executive member); Sister Sue (An Anglican sister at SSJD); John “David” Aitken (scouter, gone home), and Monsignor Victor McNamara (a loved priest). May our dearly departed sisters, Marg and Sue, and brothers Rick, David and Victor, find rest eternal and light perpetual shine upon them as they rise in Glory. Pray for family, friends, and all loved ones to find strength and comfort in their grief.
“Our Daily Bread” booklets – The current edition, for September, October and November are here, for those who would like them. Please contact Sharon [email protected] or 519-933-3164 to receive your copy.
IN NEED OF PRAYER? KNOW SOMEONE IN NEED OF PRAYER? During the pandemic we can no longer use the prayer request book in the church Narthex to request prayer, but that does not mean the request for prayer is gone. There are many and different ways: – You can always contact Sharon Frank (prayer team leader) at 519-933-3164 or [email protected] – Convey your request via any member of “The Prayer and Pastoral Care Team”, who will pass it on to Sharon. – A request can be made via the church office Monday to Friday from 9:00am-1:00 pm at 519-660-6198 or [email protected] . – There is a prayer request section on our own St Jude’s website, www.churchofsaintjude.ca – For crisis spiritual needs and associated prayer, contact our priest Bill Ward at 519-660-6198 or [email protected] .
Cycle of Prayer for October – Teach – Discipling “To teach, baptize, and nurture new believers” and indeed all believers, by fostering Christian development in new participant, long time members and everyone in between. Prayer: Lord, fill us with your welcoming spirit that we may faithfully teach, baptize, and nurture those who come to believe in you. Let your glory fill this place. Let your glory fill this world! We honour ministries in support of DISCIPLING: the Second Mark of Mission Music: Choirs; music scholars, musical directions Knowledge: Christian Development – Bible and Book Studies; Education for Ministry Children and Youth: Sunday school; Huron Church Camp; Youth Activities Exploration Prayer: Prayer and Pastoral Care Team; St Jude’s Prayer Book; Anglican Fellowship of Prayer (AFP); World Day of Prayer; Devotional Booklet Resources; Touching Base Phone Group Communicating: Communications Team; Photography; Call Networks Leadership: Wardens; Parish Council; Synod Reps; Deanery groups; Office and Administration staff Hospitality and Fellowship: Welcome Team; Greeters; Coffee Hour Hosts; Set Up Crew; Lunch Bunch; Social Committee; Name Tags Men’s group; Women’s group Fun and Funds: Coffee house; Trivia; Auctions; High Teas; Broadway Singers; Pig Roast team Other: St Alban memorabilia and artifacts; COVID Management team
Activity for the month of October – Each October we collect funds to send Christmas presents north to Kenora to distribute to families in need through the Cathedral there. The ACW pays for the shipping. Enough new things have been saved through the year from the Nearly New Shop for adults. Any funds collected will be for children’s games, toys, underwear, scarves, hats etc. You can donate towards this by putting funds on the collection plate, dropping off at the office or giving money to Cherie Laughlin (mailbox C14). You can also drop off new things at the church. Coloring books, crayons, pencil crayons, books, card games, small stuffed toys or dolls, small Matchbox cars, hockey pucks, jewelry kits etc. Please have items or funds to the church by October 25th. This will give for shopping and have the things to Kenora early November so they can be organized for Christmas. Thanks to all of you for your ongoing support!
Community Breakfast Program – The next take out breakfast is this Saturday, 3rdOctober,9.00 – 10.30 am.
FundScrip – Rick is taking orders for FundScrip cards until Sunday 4thOctober, so please have your order to Rick by late afternoon at 17 Daleview Crescent.
2021 Church calendars –The Chancel Guild has a supply of 2021 Anglican Church calendars, and will happily sell them to you at $10.00 each (that price hasn’t changed in years!!). See any Chancel Guild member.
Wes Adam Memorial Golf Day – Thank you to Derek Shadlock for organizing the golf day to honour Wes Adam last Thursday at Dorchester on the Thames golf course. Modesty forbids any boasting about who won, but it was a fun event and a worthy one to remember and talk about our long term friend and parish member.
St Aidan’s Anglican Church London – has a great study starting this week1 It is an 80-page book and a 6-week study. “VIRUS AS A SUMMONS TO FAITH” by Walter Brueggemann. Study sessions are on Wednesdays, at 11.00 a.m. OR at 7:30 p.m. These are Zoom sessions, so you can join from wherever you are in the world. Sign up at the link below, and we will send you the reading material for Wednesday. https://forms.gle/jcAgmy7eCGrLMcch7
Stay home as much as possible and stay safe, everybody!