This Sunday, 5th September, we are returning to two in-person services, at 8.30 and 10.00 am. Numbers continue to be limited and pre-registration is preferred to ensure a seat.
Readings for Sunday 5th September, Pentecost 15 First reading : Proverbs 22.1-2, 8-9, 22-23. Psalm 146 Second reading : James 2.1-10, 14-17. Gospel : Mark 7.24-37
Social and Fund Raising
Yard Sale We’re having a Yard sale on September 11th , 8.00 am to Noon. Like other years, people have their own table and share profits 50/50 with the Church. We will set up the tables, and each seller is responsible for taking away unsold items. Contact the office, or Derek Shadlock at 519-672-0912, or [email protected] to reserve a place.
A new St. Jude’s Cook Book!! St. Jude’s Fund-raising Committee is compiling a cookbook!! Deadline for submissions is September 12th . We ask that we receive recipes not in our previous cookbooks. Please forward your recipes to [email protected] , or place in the box in the Narthex. We need a name for this cookbook, so send us your idea – you could win the first cookbook!!
Nearly New Shop half price sale continues this week. All proceeds from the shop are used to fund our Outreach ministries. Hours are Tuesdays – 10 am until noon and Saturdays 9 am until noon.
The Outreach Ministry of the Month for September is our own St. Jude’s Community Breakfast Program. As most of you know, this ministry began at St. Alban’s and continued here as a once a month eat-in hot breakfast. When the pandemic forced us to move to a take away meal, we were serving around 40 guests inside. With the closure of many meal programs and social services, we began serving 2 or 3 Saturdays each month. We now serve a bagged meal to 65 to 75 guests and offer toiletries, clothing and other items generously donated by parish members and friends. Our dedicated bakers have provided over 2200 muffins and 1100 treats since the beginning of January.
As with your own groceries, the cost of each meal has risen, along with the numbers we serve – from about $4.75 to $5.30. Last year we received a donation of $700.00 from the South West Street Rods group, but they haven’t been able to fund raise through the pandemic. So for now the funding for this program is wholly dependent on the generosity of our St. Jude’s family and friends. Please consider making a donation this month to this vital Ministry – cash or cheques can be left at the church office or in the collection plate, an additional amount can be added to your pre-approved givings, and we would be happy to drop by your home to pick up a donation. Thank you for helping us to practice the 3rd Mark of Mission – “To respond to human need by loving service”. The next take out breakfast is this Saturday, 4th September . (Where did summer go??)
ACW – Anglican Church Women
Speaking of cooking, ACW Pies. This week our bakers are making meat pies that will be available for purchase after the services Sunday and the cost is unchanged at $5.00 each. Orders can be placed by contacting Glenda at [email protected] or call 519-951-8154. We will be making another batch in September so don’t worry if you don’t get your order in. There are a few rhubarb pies for sale as well.
Calling all kids to join us this last Sunday in summer as we Track Down the One True God! We will have treasure maps to follow, stories and clues to help us, and maybe even a treasure at the end of the summer! Hope to see you all in our Mystery Island Summer Adventure!
Prayer and Pastoral Care
Please pray this week for: Barb; Debbie; Margaret, Pat; Phyllis; Dave and Marylynn; Victoria; Karen; Nelson; Ray; Ruth; Nancy June; Stephanie and Ron; Scot and Logan; Beth; Izzy; Jen; Alison; Jamie and Cathy; Fred and Marlene; Davina and Sangeeta; Brian; Sandra; Liz and Charlotte; Clarion and Brenda and Lester; Meredith; Precious; Betty; Laura; Vanessa; Viora; Bob; Maiyada; Stephanie; George; Alex; Paul; Jim and family, Nirupa and Jim; Simon; Jack, Julie, Gary and John. And for others known to each of you alone, and also those who have no one to remember them by name.
Rest in Peace, the Reverend Canon Harvey Parker ( age 99) . May Harvey Rest In Peace and rise in glory, and his family and friends find comfort as they mourn.
We Pray for: all the people impacted by Hurricane Ida, the devastation to people, animals and plants, lives and infrastructure. May God help with resilience and a sense of community as lives and livelihoods are put back together.
We Pray for: the peoples of Afghanistan, especially those citizens or persons connected to ally countries who desperately want to exit from the brutal 4th century mentality of the Taliban. May they be protected and find safe passage to restart their lives in a place where they have an opportunity to be who they are, using their skills and gifts regardless of gender or beliefs.
We Pray for: families, students and teachers as they prepare to return to school. May they be safe and free of pandemic issues and have an opportunity to reconnect with classmates and friends, while adhering to best public health guidelines.
We Pray for: our world, as the impacts of climate change, global warming, impacts climate Justice. May there be a genuine concerted effort to reduce greenhouse gases and reestablish a world where creation is valued, loved and protected for all.
We Pray for: a world weary and burdened with COVID19 impacts, protocols, divisions, along with changing and evolving knowledge. May everyone come to act in the best interest of all global citizens and the vulnerable, listening to experts, following the evolving science, sharing resources and working together to defeat and/or manage this viral pandemic.
We Pray for: all persons who have ever felt hate, racism, or a stigma of not belonging or not being good enough. May they all come to know that all are children of the creator God and everyone is loved just as they are. We pray for victims and perpetrators, for the needs are different but both have needs.
Cycle of Prayer for September Tell – Evangelism “To proclaim the good news of the kingdom” is to share the news that Christ God is reconciling the world to himself in words. Prayer: Lord Jesus Christ, let your presence fill our hearts and overflow in our actions, that we may proclaim the good news of your kingdom. Let your glory fill this place. Let your glory fill this world! We honour ministries in support of EVANGELISM, the First Mark of Mission: Liturgical Ministries: Priests, Licensed Lay Readers, Intercessors, Readers, Chancel Guild, Funeral Home Staff, On Line Worship Services and all the liturgical technical support people.
From the Diocese
St. John the Evangelist Church here in London is looking for a new organist/music director. If you, or someone you know, may be interested, contact the Rector, St. John the Evangelist Anglican Church, 280 St. James St., London, ON N6A 1X3 or [email protected] 519-432-3743 –
Holy Trinity St. Stephen’s Memorial, 727 Southdale Rd. London, will be having a Yard Sale on Saturday September 18th , from 8.00 am to Noon. Due to social distancing, masks will be required for Indoors, but lots Outdoors to buy. Since limited numbers are allowed in the hall at one time, we will begin the Indoor Sale Only on Friday September 17th , from 3 pm to 7 pm. Both Indoor Sales will feature a $5.00 ball to fill as you wish, with limited exceptions. We shall provide the bag.
Holy Land Pilgrimage. Canon Vicars Hodge and Bishop Terry Dance are leading a pilgrimage tour, May 21st – June 1st , 2022. You’re invited to join the group for the spiritual adventure of a lifetime. St. Jerome called the Holy Land “The 5th Gospel” because those who visit rarely leave the same as they arrive. To walk where Jesus walked and meet the people of the land brings the Bible stories to life. (This tour has been postponed from 2020 and 2021.). All details at www.trinitytour.org
Happy birthday this week to Victor Nwanko (29th August), Charlotte Bouckley (30th), Robert Sexsmith (31st) and Elizabeth Kirkland (3rd September). Hope you had/have a happy day, and are staying safe!!
Congratulations to Cheryle Anne and David Belford, who celebrated their anniversary on 29th August.
Be patient and hang in, things are a bit concerning at the moment, so this is no time to let your guard down! Keep wearing that darn mask, and hand sanitizing, even if you have had your second shot. If you haven’t, it’s much easier now, so go get it! And encourage all people you know to make sure they have it too!