In-church services resume this Sunday July 4th at 9:30 am. Due to the pandemic, numbers will be limited and pre-registration required. The service will be recorded and available on this site later Sunday for those wishing to worship from a distance. Please join with us where you feel most comfortable and we look forward to more to come in the months ahead.
Readings for Sunday 4th July, Pentecost 6 First reading:2 Samuel 5.1-5, 9-10. Psalm 123 Second reading : 2 Corinthians 2.2-10 Gospel : Mark 6.1-13
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; Diann and Ann; Bob; Maiyada; Fayez; Leah and Grace and Children, Jack, Julie, Janie, Cody 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.
We ask for prayers for: Bishop Todd, as he oversees the Huron response to COVID19, addresses both local and outside concerns and issues, failings and accomplishments that impact the lives of our diverse Anglican community, and our priest Bill, addressing the same ministries at the parish level.
We ask for prayers for: all impacted by climate change where parts of the world are in drought, other areas in flooding, significant storms, extreme heat and humidity, causing hunger, destruction, illness, heat strokes, and death. May we work together locally, nationally and globally to address climate health.
We ask for prayers for: those impacted by the collapse of the Florida Surfside condo, where the work to find the missing slowly continues, hampered by weather and the sheer magnitude of the destruction. May those waiting to know about missing family members, including four Canadians, find strength and patience, and in time comfort.
We ask for prayers for: all lives impacted and forever altered by the global pandemic, those infected, those who have lost loved ones, the Covid long-haulers, the lonely and isolated, and for those who work to lead the way forward in an ever changing science of understanding about COVID19 and the multiple variants. For scientists, first responders, essential workers, care givers, vaccination staff, and every day people doing their best to follow evolving public health guidelines and directives.
We give thanks for: the development and distribution of vaccines and pray that there will be a will for a global initiative for a fair and equal program to vaccinate all eligible global citizens, always being mindful that what impacts one impacts all. May we remember that vaccinations protect the vulnerable in society.
We ask for prayers for: all those impacted by racism or hate due to race, ethnicity, gender, culture, religion, sexual orientation, status, or other man made criteria. May every human being be seen as a beloved child of God, and may diversity be seen as a positive strength and not a reason for fear and separation.
July 1st: Canada Day, let us take time to confront our past, acknowledging sins and wrongs impacting our indigenous siblings and seek forgiveness, healing and true reconciliation. Let us also reflect on what kind of nation we want to be and celebrate that we as a nation can move forward in a spirit of love, where every citizen has equal opportunity and a fair share of the bounty of this land, starting with clean drinking water. Let us Pray that hate has no home here, and that we always remember the great commandments, Love God and Neighbour as self. Who is my neighbour? Every global human, animal, plant, and rock was created by God and are all interconnected; the flourishing of any impacts the welfare of all.
Cycle of Prayer for July and August Living the Marks of Mission WHEN YOU listen with all your heart, honour your elders, encourage young people to be active in church often and loudly, choose good over evil, welcome the stranger, write to the government about the issues that matter, invite a co-worker to church, help your dad do housework, get messy with school kids, say “Thank the Lord” and mean it, tweet your blessings one by one, introduce your grandkids to nature, read and share God’s word, and pray – Then you are living the Marks of Mission!
Community Breakfast Program – The next take out breakfast is this Saturday, 3rd July.
FundScrip is back!! Rick has agreed to take your orders at his home as before, so that is really good news, and helpful for the church finances. Thank you, Rick!
Happy birthday this week to Zachary Boyd, Achamma Kanthanv (Annie), Rowland Rajan (Raj) (27th June), Ruth Best and Glenda Hayward (29th ), Michelle Grignon (30th), Gordon Micks, Liam Davis (1 st July), and Cherie Laughlin, Matthew Sandron and John Maddox (3rd ). Wow!! Hope you had/have 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.