Great New! Plans announced today for the return to in church services Sunday July 4th. Pandemic restrictions will be in place for one 9:30 am service which will be recorded and available later that same day.
Readings for Sunday 20th June, Pentecost 4 First reading: 1 Samuel 17.32-49 Psalm: 107.1-3, 23-32 Second reading: 2 Corinthians 6.1-13 Gospel : Mark 4.35-41
Prayer and Pastoral Care
Please pray this week for: Joyce; Pat; Cyndi; Anne; Jan and Bob; Phyllis; Dave and Marylynn; Victoria; Karen; Margaret and Anita; Nelson; Ray; Darlene and Jane; Ruth; Nancy June, Stephanie and Ron, Scott and Logan, Beth, Izzy; Jen; Alison, Jamie and Cathie; Fred and Marlene; Davina and Sangeeta, Brian, Sandra; Mary; Liz and Charlotte, Clarion and Brenda and Lester; Meredith; Precious; Betty; Laura; Vanessa; Viora; Ellena and Rev’d Kim, Jerry; Diann and Ann; Bob; Maiyada; Jack, Julie, Janie, Cindy, Cody, Ruth 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 Afzaal family, Talat, Salman, Madigan, and Yumnah. May their souls find eternal rest, and their legacy be a movement of interfaith love and cooperation. Please also remember young Fayez, (now an orphan) that he will heal from both physical and emotional trauma, and for family and friends, and the Muslim community , as they support him in his grief, and help him in time to find comfort and peace.
Pray for: The Indigenous communities, in grief at the discovery of unmarked graves at former residential school properties. May they find strength and resilience to honour these lost ones. Apropos of this subject, there is a wonderful, moving and informative documentary available on CBC Gem, “Every Child Matters”. Simply go to the CBC website, click on Gem, and look for documentaries. You could not spend a better 90 minutes – look especially for the history of the Metis peoples told clearly and wonderfully by Rose Darling, an adorable 6 year old Metis girl.
Pray for: The Six Nations indigenous community, a group of faithful Anglicans, for the loss of their 204 year-old St Mark’s church, destroyed by an act of arson. May they reflect and discern on how they will move forward.
Pray for: The Muslim community and all the citizens of London, as they struggle from the reality of an act of racially motivated terrorism that took the lives of three generations of a family. May we all work together to remember and to end racism and show that love is stronger than hate, since we are stronger in diversity.
Pray for: Bishop Todd, Fr. Bill and all clergy offering spiritual support, guidance and hope during a time of great upheaval and crisis when the need is so great.
Pray with thanksgiving: that more Covid 19 vaccines are being rolled out, locally and globally, and accept that the world is so interconnected and that the care of all is the responsibility of everyone. A fair and equitable distribution of supplies and resources is love of neighbour as self. For first responders , essential workers, and behind the scenes persons, who work tirelessly and at personal risk to support the care, life and welfare of fellow citizens during this pandemic. May they be safe and well and find comfort in knowing their work is appreciated and making a positive difference.
Pray for: the LGBTQ+ community as we know everyone is created equal and in God’s image. May discrimination based on sexual orientation become a thing of the past. June is Pride month.
Cycle of Prayer for June Treasure – Safeguard and Renew the Earth 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.
The Outreach Ministry of the Month 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
The 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]
Community Breakfast Program With the advent of summer weather, the following are needed by our guests: seasonal footwear in a variety of sizes, such as walking sandals for men & women: hair elastics / bands / scrunchies; caps/hats for men, women and a few children; capris – all sizes especially medium and large; shorts of all sizes with our most requested by men size 30, 32, 34, 36; sunscreen – for kids which can be used by adults; sleeveless shirts men; razors, and shampoo. Donations can be dropped off the Friday afternoon before the scheduled breakfast at the Adelaide entrance. The next take out breakfast is this Saturday, 19th June.
Happy birthday this week to Sherry Wells (15th June) . Hope you had a happy day, and are staying safe!!
We’re all tired of this lockdown, but be patient and hang in, things are getting easier, but this is no time to let your guard down! Keep wearing that darn mask, and hand sanitizing, and, get the vaccine!! Second one, if possible.