Readings for next Sunday, 11th October, Pentecost 19; First reading: Exodus 32.1-14; Psalm 23; Second reading: Philippians 4.1-9; Gospel: Matthew 22.1-14
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; Shanto; Jamie and Cathie plus Keith; David and Bruce; Paul; Grace; Jerry; Jennifer; Pat and Lorraine; and Gord. 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 impacted by COVID19; especially as numbers soar, and for those overwhelmed with life restrictions needed to be good neighbours.
“Our Daily Bread” booklets – The current edition, for September, October and November are available. 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.
Education Opportunity – Would you, as a Lay person, like to know more about the Bible, Church, Christian teachings and how they relate to the world, your life experiences and values? Then you should consider joining the Education for Ministry group here at St Jude’s. Education for Ministry (EfM) is a program to support Lay persons to fulfil their baptismal promises to help support the work or ministry of a worshiping community. For more information call Sharon Frank at 519-933-3164.
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
Around The Deanery
The LondonDeanery – invites us to an Advent Journey on 25th November, 2nd December, and 9th December, all at 7.30 to 9.00 pm. The keynote speaker is Nadia Bolz-Weber. You can register by email at [email protected] . This will be an on-line event.
Community Breakfast Program – The next take out breakfast is Saturday, 17th October, 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Outreach – 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!
St. John’s 5 Km Run / Walk – The St. John the Evangelist annual 5 Km run / walk to support their Hospitality Dinner Program is going to happen virtually this month. St. John’s has continued to offer dinner every Saturday night through the pandemic, first as a takeout and as of last Saturday, a combined in house and take out. St. Jude’s parishioners have been generous supporters of this program for many years and we plan to enter a team again this month, “Judeans for Food Security”. We recognize that many people donate to our own Hospitality Breakfast Program, for which we are most thankful! If you would like to make a pledge and /or join the St. Jude’s team, please connect with Glenda Hayward at 519-951-8154 or [email protected]. You can also donate directly through Canada Helps online at https://www.canadahelps.org/s/3fyEV . Thank You!!
PIES!! – The ACW still has some rhubarb pies for sale at $10.00 each. These would go perfectly with your Thanksgiving dinner. Please contact Glenda Hayward at 519-951-8154 to arrange for pick up. We need to make room in the freezer for the meat pies that will be made the week after Thanksgiving.
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.
Lost and Found
Orphaned coats! – Wally discovered three coats in the garden shed and gave them to Cherie. They have been laundered and are all ready to go back to their owners. If no one claims them by October 16th, they will be donated.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY! – this week, to Mikayla Smith and Cindy Warner (4th October), Bill Davis and Fran Rinker (6th ), Mary Gray (7h ), Don Hambley (8th ), and John Bryant (9th ). Hope you all have/had happy celebrations!!
HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! – Andrea and Scott Armstrong celebrated their anniversary on 4th October.
Wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving!