Readings for Sunday 6th June, Pentecost 2 First reading:1 Samuel 8.4-11,16-20. Psalm 130 Second reading: 2 Corinthians 4.13-5.1 Gospel : Mark 3.20-35
Prayer and Pastoral Care
Please pray this week for: Joyce; Pat; Cyndi; Anne; Joyce; 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; Mary; Liz and Charlotte, Clarion and Brenda and Lester; Gord; Meredith; Precious; Mary; Elsa; Betty; Laura; Vanessa; Viola; Suzanne and Rev’d Peter; Ellena and Rev’d Kim, Nicolle and Cynthia, Jack, Julie, Janie, Cindy And for others known to each of you alone and also those who have no one to remember them by name….
Rest in Peace, Gord (uncle of St Jude’s member Steve Potter). May the soul of Gord find peace eternal and rise in glory and may Steve, all the family, and friends find comfort and strength as they mourn.
Pray for: those brave souls who walked in the MS walk on Sunday, especially St Jude’s member Kerry, helping to address the challenging condition of MS.
Pray for: Bishop Todd and Our priest Bill as they continue to bring support and the ministry of their calling to the people of God.
Pray for: the souls of the 215 Indigenous children whose mass grave was recently found at a residential school in Kamloops, and closure and healing for Indigenous individuals, families, communities and our whole country, all of whom are impacted by this discovery. May this knowledge be used to help with dialogue to support reconciliation.
Pray for: all impacted by COVID19. As numbers in Ontario improve may we remember what has been learned, so as not to generate another wave of this virus. We remember those who have died; those who mourn; those whose have long lasting effects and whose lives will never be the same; the brave and dedicated care providers, front line and essential workers. And for pandemic-impacted people around the globe, who do not have the supports and resources needed to help their citizens; may there be sharing of knowledge, vaccines, medical equipment and other resources, so all may address this unseen common viral enemy, since what impacts any part of our world impacts the whole of our planet.
Pray for: those affected by adverse weather conditions, especially fires and flooding in Canada. May we heed the call to address climate change by offering support to the people, fauna, flora, and environments stressed and impacted.
Cycle of Prayer for June: Treasure – Safeguard and Renew the Earth As Christians we are called to “Safeguard the integrity of Creation.” Our world is a gift from God. 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 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: Environmental Team, Buildings and grounds, Lock-up Security group, Finance and Audit groups, Committee of Stewards, Treasurer, FundScrip, Garage sales, Broadway Singers partnership.
Ministry of the Month for June The Outreach committee ministry for June is as follows. CMHA, Middlesex Mental Health Due to the pandemic we will not be collecting articles for donation, but a financial donation would be welcome. Financial Donations and information: cmhamiddlesex.ca Address: 534 Queens Ave, London, ON N6B 1Y6. Strawberries June is strawberry month and the plan is to give a serving of fresh strawberries to our Breakfast guests on the July 1st weekend. Donations towards the berries would be appreciated, and if you would like to help prep them, please connect with Glenda. Questions or suggestions about the program, contact Glenda Hayward at 519-951-8154, or [email protected] , or any member of the breakfast team.
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, 63 last time, so every donation is very much appreciated. Items that are 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, 5th June.
The Outreach Committee would sincerely like to thank everyone at St. Jude’s for their support of our Outreach work. Should there be a specific charity or organization you wish to suggest we support, please let us know at [email protected]
Happy Birthday this week to Dale Munro (1st June) and Sharon Viglianti (4th ). Hope you both have/had a happy day, and are staying safe!!
We’re all tired of this lockdown, but be patient and hang in, things do seem to be turning around. And, get the vaccine!! You can book second shots on Monday (7th June) if you are over 80.