Readings for Sunday 23rd May, The Day of Pentecost First reading: Acts 2.1-21 Psalm 104.24–34, 35b Second reading: Romans 8.22-271 John 5.9-13 Gospel : John 15. 26-27; 16.4b-15
The service of Morning Prayer for this Sunday, 23rd May , will be on Zoom from the church at 10.00 am. The Zoom link for the service, and Order of Service, have been emailed to the parish separately. The recorded servicwill be available on the Worship page of this website later that day.
Prayer and Pastoral Care
Please pray this week for: Bob and Marie plus Cindy; Pat; Cyndi; Anne; Joyce; Paul and Judy, Jan and Bob; Phyllis; Dave and Marylynn; Victoria; Karen; Debby; Margaret and Anita; Nelson; Ray; Karen; Lauren and Nancy; Darlene and Jane; Ruth; Nancy June, Stephanie and Ron, Scott and Logan, Beth, Mary Anne, Izzy; Jen; Alison, Jamie and Cathie; Fred and Marlene; Davina and Sangeeta, Brian, Sandra; Shae and Dan; Fay and Willy; Mary; Liz and Charlotte, Clarion and Brenda and Lester; Gord; Meredith; Precious; Mary; Ellena and Rev’d Kim; Elsa; Betty; Laura; Vanessa; Jack, Julie, Janie, Viora and John. 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 the Reverend Loretta Rice. May Loretta find rest eternal and rise in glory, and family and friends find strength and comfort in their grief.
Pray with Thanksgiving: for the completion of Huron Synod 2021, held online this year, with the opportunity to hear the vision of our Bishop moving forward. And for those able to find employment during this pandemic time, and that the underemployed and unemployed remain optimistic and encouraged that they will find meaningful work as Covid numbers stabilize and vaccinations increase.
Pray for Pandemic overwhelmed countries lacking medical care and resources as their situations remain dire and many people are dying terrible deaths, and that richer nations be moved to find ways to offer and share supplies and supports to lessen their burden.
Pray for Breakfast program guests that they will know they are loved and valued just as they are, as children of God. Prepare the family of St Jude, O God, to welcome all guests that You are inviting to be embraced, served and loved by Your Church. Help us to appreciate the gifts of diversity that each guest will bless us with. May we place the needs of others before our own in order to foster new relationships in You.
Pray for the Middle East. A prayer from The Anglican Archbishop in Jerusalem, the Most Rev’d Hosam Naoum “Almighty and Everlasting God: Our days are in your hands; we lift up all those in the Holy Land who are victims of violence and injustice, that you might empower your Church to bring healing to the wounded, relief to the suffering, and comfort to those who mourn; we pray also that you would soften the hearts of all those involved in the recent conflicts, that they would be led to work for justice and lasting peace in the land where your Son, our Lord Jesus Christ first came to bring hope and abundant life to all people; these things we ask in his Holy Name. Amen.”
Cycle of Prayer for May 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!
Lectio Divina This Bible study continues tomorrow night (Thursday) at 7.00 pm. The Zoom link for the study has been emailed separately, and all are invited to join in.
Community Breakfast Program Thank you for the generous donations towards our “Take a Guest to Breakfast” initiative over the past few weeks. We continue to see a rise in the numbers, 73 last Saturday, so every donation is very much appreciated. Items needed at this time include: dental floss; toothbrushes and paste; razors for both genders; shampoo; conditioner; skin sensitive soaps; Men’s shorts size 34, 36 (all sizes but those were particularly asked for); women’s medium stretch capris length tights (athletic style), men’s size 10, 11, 12 running shoes. The next take out breakfast is Saturday, 29th May.
Ministry of the Month In May we usually support St. Paul’s Food Bank program and the Kicks Soccer program but we have not heard whether soccer will go ahead this year. We’ll let you know if it does, with whatever needs we can satisfy. Also, in May we are unable to collect food, so please feel free to donate to: St. Paul’s Social Services 472 Richmond St. London ON N6A 3E6
Happy Birthday this week to Barb Pinder (16th May), and Shirley Walmsley (19th ). Hope you have/had a happy day, and stay safe!!
Happy Anniversary to Joan and John Maddox (17th May), Anne and Ray Duffield (20th ), Victoria and Sidney Siu (22nd), and a very special anniversary on 20th May , Nancey and Andy Orosz ,their 60th !!
Enjoy this warm spring weather and stay safe – Happy Victoria Day on Monday May 24th!