Readings for next Sunday, 8th November, Remembrance Sunday (Pentecost 23); First reading: Joshua 24.1-3a, 14-25; Psalm 70; Second reading: 1 Thessalonians 4.13-18; Gospel: Matthew 25.1-13
Prayer and Pastoral Care
Please pray this week for: Toby- Lindsey- Erin- Theresa and family; 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 and Diane; Paul and Jan; Fred and Marlene; Margaret and Anita; Davina and Sangceta; Amanda; Shirley; Fran and Bill; Brian; Jennifer; 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.
Rest in Peace – Mrs. Grace Verna Bradley, (mother of the Reverend William (Bill) Bradley). May Grace find rest eternal and rise in glory and family and friends find comfort and peace.
Pray for – the people of the USA. As election fever runs high, pray for peace where common sense plus cool and honest heads prevail.
Pray for – the victims of new terror attacks, especially in France, Austria, and Ethiopia. May the departed find rest, the injured find healing, others impacted find comfort, and the perpetrators find a new heart and way of being.
Pray for – the parish members of Caradoc United Church, and St. Andrews Anglican, Chippewa after the disastrous fires which destroyed their church buildings. St. Jude’s has a special connection to St. Andrews. During the building of our present church in 1993, the rood screens, most of the pews, and the electronic organ and sound system were donated to St. Andrews as they undertook major renovations. Following refurbishment, St. Jude’s members were invited to the re-opening celebration service, a combination of First Nation tradition and Anglican, after which we enjoyed what can only be called a feast of great generosity and friendship. This fire will be a major tragedy for them, and our hearts go out to them as they contemplate their future. They will surely rise again!
Cycle of Prayer for November – Tend – Service “To respond to human need by loving service” is a central aspect of Christ’s call. Loving service engages finding real needs and offers service that is truly loving so all are changed by the encounter. Prayer: Lord you came to service and not to be served, fill us with the compassion and insight to respond to human need by loving service. Let your glory fill this place. Let your glory fill this world. We honour ministries in support of SERVICE: the Third Mark of Mission-ACW – Crafters, Catering, Pies, Caps for Caregivers, Masks. Outreach – Daily Bread, Nearly New Shop, Kick Soccer, Bales to the North, Undies Sunday, Bless their Sox, Hospice comfort, Men’s Mission, Unity Project. My Sister’s Place, ANOVA, CMHA Distress Center, Ministry of the Month. St John’s Hospitality Dinners, Circles Dinners/ Bridges out of Poverty, Community Breakfast – in house and take away, Christmas Share, and Christmas family support.
PIES!! ACW has apple pies for sale this week, $10.00 each. They will be available after the services on Sunday, or connect with Glenda Hayward at [email protected] or 519-951-8154.
Advent Turkey Dinner – Take-out Advent Turkey Dinner will be on Saturday November 28th, 4:30 to 6:30 pm. Tickets are $20.00 per person. Pre-orders and pick-up time selections are now being taken. Please contact the Church Office at 519-660-6198, [email protected] ; or Derek Shadlock at 519-672-0912 [email protected]. Thanks for all your support!
The Wednesday Craft Group has some crafts and jams available for sale. See the crèche Dave Cornelius made. It beautiful! Most of you know what we have but these are some ideas : kitchen towels, dish clothes, scrubbies, aprons, hot pads, micro bowl cozy, long dusters, catnip mice, cloth books, quiet books, crib quilts, knitted kids toys, knitted hats, scarves and throws, pet beds from sweaters, pet blankets, soup mix, chocolate chip cookie mix and much much more. We do have a Christmas hanging, advent calendar, tree skirt and wreaths as well. We have some jam for sale thanks mostly to Dave Cornelius. Strawberry-gooseberry, gooseberry, black currant, marmalade, grape, 1 vanilla-pear-berry and governors sauce. Since we are not aware of any arrangements being made for a bazaar this year Nancey and I are willing to meet people one on one by appointment. We would be pleased to meet anytime. Please call Nancey 519 453 2858 or Cherie 519 850 0582. Here are some of the beautiful crafts available !
Community Breakfast Program – The next take out breakfast is Saturday, 7th November, 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
“Family” Newsletter – Cathy is beginning to work on the next edition for November, and would like parish members to help her with submissions. She suggests the theme of Remembrances, or stories of forgiving; i.e. how it felt to be forgiven and/or Peace. You can send them to the church email [email protected] or hers at [email protected] .
HAPPY BIRTHDAY! – This week to: Aidan Davis (2nd November), Brian Bouckley (5th), and Catherine Smith, Kerry Oliver and Jonathan Sandron (6th ) . Hope you all had/have happy celebrations!!
HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! – Trena and Barry Ball as they celebrate their anniversary on 4th November!
Enjoy the beautiful weather this weekend !