Readings for The Nativity of the Lord, Christmas Day First reading : Isaiah 9.2-7. Psalm 96 Second reading : Titus 2.11-14 Gospel : Luke 2.1-14 (15-20)
Readings for Sunday 27th December, Christmas 1 First Reading: Isaiah 61.10 – 62.3 Psalm 148 Second Reading: Galatians 4.4-7 Gospel: Luke 2.22-40
While we are are staying safe and worshiping together apart, here are the links to the Christmas Eve and Sunday after Christmas services.
Christmas Eve – available December 24th at noon – https://youtu.be/702Fd2Arj38
Christmas Eve for Children – available December 24th at noon – https://youtu.be/1Gjusim5S2g
Sunday After Christmas – available December 26th at 8 pm https://youtu.be/gkw2XgWTBa0
Prayer and Pastoral Care
Please pray this week for: Gord and Terri; Betty and Ruth; Margaret and Anita; Anne; Margaret and Jennifer; Sue; Brian, Fran and Bill, Loraine and Gord, 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, Don and Shirley, Cathy and Susan; Charles and Pauline; Irene and Yoli; Izzy; Phyllis; Jen; Alison, Donna; Wendy; Jamie and Cathie plus Keith and Cate, Diane; Fred and Marlene; Davina and Sangceta, Matt, Eileen and Rev’d Peggy Fido, Jennifer and Margaret.
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 the community as we move into COVID19 “lockdown” restrictions, for the essential and front line workers who give of themselves so others may have needed care, support and services. Pray for all infected with this dreaded disease, that they will have healing, and for those in isolation, that they have hope.
Pray for Bishop Todd and our priest Bill and other clergy, as they are further impacted by a step backward as we again have only on line services, during an this special season of light.
Cycle of Prayer for December Transformation – Transforming Society: “To seek to transform unjust structures of society”, to challenge violence of every kind, and to pursue peace and reconciliation, is a call to go beyond charitable giving and help change a world that creates human needs. To join in God’s work in building the Kingdom by transforming society. Prayer: Lord, let the fire of your goodness and justice burn into us and through us, that we may seek to transform the unjust structures of society. Let your glory fill this place, Let your glory fill this world!
We honour ministries in support of TRANSFORMING SOCIETY, the Fourth Mark of Mission. Support for: New Comers To Canada, and LIRSA, North East Neighbourhood Group, Marriage Canon Work- Marriage inclusivity, Pride walk, Crisis Response, PWRDF, London Food Coalition, IJM (International Justice Mission) Prayer Partner.
The Chancel Guild would like to thank the parish members for their donations for the Christmas flowers. They had begun to decorate the Church for the Christmas season so that it could be included in the video of the Christmas Eve service as it is being prepared, but with the cessation of in person services decided to suspend further decoration. The balance of donations received will be used for future festivals.
The next Community Breakfast is scheduled for Saturday 2nd January 2021. The need continues to grow as we served 61 take away breakfasts on December 19th. Thanks to our generous donors for providing the means to give each guest a Christmas gift bag.
Happy birthday this week to: Joyce Adam and Cassandra Townsend, (both on Christmas Day, 25th December) Hope you will have a happy day!
Our best wishes to all parish members for a safe and happy celebration of this wonderful Christmas season.