Readings for next Sunday, 25th October, Pentecost 21; First reading: Deuteronomy 34.1-12; Psalm 90.1-6, 13-17; Second reading: 1 Thessalonians 2.1-8; Gospel: Matthew 22.34-46

Prayer and Pastoral Care

Please pray this week for: Toby- Lindsey- Erin- Theresa and family; Ruth; Victoria plus Karen and Debbie; Nelson; Ray; Margaret; Pat and Sean; Brenda; Laurel and Rob; 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; Jamie and Cathie plus Keith; Lorraine and Gord; Diane plus Sherry and Derek; Paul and Jan; Fred; Jennifer; Pat; Joanne; and Baby Charlie. 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 a 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,  – 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.


Advent Turkey Dinner – The Fund Raising Social Committee has decided to do another Takeout Dinner, with similar organization as the recent Pig Roast. This will be on Saturday November 28th, 4:30 P.M. to 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $20.00 per person. It will be a Turkey Dinner with potatoes, dressing, veggies and pie for dessert. As before, you will have to pre-order and select a pick-up time. More details will follow, but mark your calendars!

Coffee Hour

Zoom Parish Coffee Hour – Fr. Bill is organizing another virtual Coffee Hour for any interested parishioners on Wednesday, October 28th at 10:30 a.m. Here are the details: Meeting ID: 859 5313 8374     Passcode: 146750


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!

Community Breakfast Program – The next take out breakfast is Saturday, 31st October, 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Around The Deanery

The London Deanery – 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.

Let’s Celebrate!!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY – this week, to: Sandra King (23rd October); Andrew Shadlock and Ann Duffield (28th). Hope you all have happy celebrations!!

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY to Cyndi and Wally Lockhart, who celebrate their wedding anniversary on 22nd October!

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