Weekly Update

Weekly Update

Readings for Sunday 31st January, Epiphany 4 First reading : Deuteronomy 8.15-20. Psalm 111 Second reading : 1 Corinthians 8.1-13. Gospel : Mark 1.21-28

Prayer and Pastoral Care

Please pray this week for: Lauren; Nancy; Elizabeth and Charlotte; Thampi and Babu; Kerry; Dave and Marylynn; Pat; Kathleen; Norma; Karen; Victoria; Len; Darlene; Jane; Lydia, Ben and Trish; Margaret and Anita; Anne; Fran and Bill, Loraine and Gord, Nelson; Ray; Margaret; Laurel and Rob; Ruth; Nancy June, Susan; Stephanie and Ron, Scott and Logan, Beth, Mary Anne, Izzy; Jen; Alison, Jamie and Cathie plus Keith and Cate, Diane; Fred and Marlene; Davina and Sangeeta, Matt, Brian, Bob; Jack, Julie 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.

Rest in Peace: Ken Burk , cousin of parishioner Jane Scott; Steve Csik, father of St Jude’s Parish Administrator Sandi Csik; Sylvia McGeein, long term member at St Jude’s; Sue Parkinson-Herniman, wife of Ken, and especially remembered by friend Maureen; and Tobin (Toby) Seitz, great grandson of Dorothy Brooks (deceased). May light perpetual shine on the souls of our dearly departed brothers, Ken and Steve, and on our sisters, Sylvia and Sue, and on the precious child, Toby. May God grant them all rest eternal, in the loving arms of the Saviour, and rise in glory. We pray for family and friends to find strength and comfort, during this time of grief, and in time, peace.

Pray for Bishop Todd and Fr. Bill as they work to bring spiritual comfort and manage technology, so the people of God may be supported and connected during this time of lockdown in the world of COVID19.

Pray for the global health of the world, spiritually, physically, emotionally, economically, where there will be fair sharing of resources for the benefit of the whole human race, not only a select few.

Pray for the family of St Jude as we move towards the Annual Vestry Meeting in this time of great unknowns.

Cycle of Prayer for January Treasure: Safeguard and Renew the Earth As Christians we are called to “safeguard the integrity of creation”. Our world is a gift from God, and we bear the responsibility for caring for the world and the Earth’s resources. Prayer: Lord, you came into our lives to redeem all that is good, guide us in our turn to renew and sustain the the life of your creation. Let your glory fill this place. Let your glory fill this world! We honour ministries in support of SAFEGUARDING AND RENEWING THE EARTH: the Fifth Mark of Mission. Including Stewardship, the Environmental Team, Buildings and Grounds, Lock up Security Group, Treasurer, Fundraising and Fundscrip, Finance and Audit groups, Committee of Stewards.

Annual Vestry Meeting

Our Annual Vestry Meeting via Zoom is set for February 7th at 11:00 a.m. Further information, and instructions, have been emailed to the parish, and Fr. Bill will supply the link soon.

Outreach

Community Breakfast Program We are thankful for new muffin and treat bakers who have joined our team. With our increasing numbers, our costs are rising so the financial support of our parish members and friends is very needed and appreciated. We are also looking for donations of gently used men’s warm clothing and footwear – boots as well as shoes. Thank you! The next take out breakfast is this Saturday, 30th January .

Coming in Lent

“Encounters with Christ” a Lenten sermon series from the diocese, on Thursday mornings in Lent at 10.00 am, beginning on Wednesday 18th February. This is a Zoom meeting series, and to register email [email protected].

Deanery Lenten study. The London Deanery invites us to join, via Zoom, a series called “Unbinding Heavy Burdens; a Lenten Journey”, beginning on 24th February and continuing on each Wednesday in March. Each session will begin at 7.30 pm, and the featured speakers are Diana Butler Bass and Bishop Todd Townshend. You can register for this series by emailing [email protected] or call 519-471-1430.

Let’s Celebrate!

Happy Birthday this week to Joan Maddox (27th January – today!!) Hope you have a happy day!

Happy Anniversary to Marie and Bob Sexsmith, who celebrated their anniversary on Monday, 25th January.

Let’s continue to love our neighbour by staying home and following the guidance around masks, physical distancing and hand hygiene.

This week’s picture was taken at the Women’s Weekend 2020 – hopefully can return next winter.

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