Readings for Sunday 12th September, Pentecost 16 First reading : Proverbs 1.20-33. Psalm 116. 1-9 Second reading : James 3.1-12. Gospel : Mark 8.27-38
This Sunday, 12th September, we continue with two in-person services, at 8.30 and 10.00 am. Numbers must still be limited, however, and pre-registration is required. https://youtu.be/SXbvlKgpmIw
Men’s Coffee Join the men for the Men’s coffee time on Tuesday September 14th at 10.00 am. BYO coffee and chair on the parking lot. Inside if weather does not cooperate.
Women’s Coffee Hour Due to the popularity of this event, St. Jude’s women are making this a weekly date. Please come any Wednesday at 10.00 am to the big parking lot, bring your coffee, your chair and enjoy the fellowship.
Yard Sale We’re having a Yard sale this Saturday 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.
Nearly New Shop half price sale continues this week. All funds raised in the Nearly New are directed to our Outreach ministries. Thank you to the donors and shoppers that make this possible
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 Saturday, 18th September .
Prayer and Pastoral Care
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,
Please pray this week for: Diane and Jack, 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; Sean, Jack, Julie, Ruth, Ray, 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, Dr. Lillian Liu Mok (mother of Victoria Siu). May Lillian rest in peace and rise in glory, and her family and friends find comfort as they mourn.
We pray for: Bishop Todd and our priest Bill as they begin the work for the 2021-2022 year. May they have the support of their community and follow the direction of Holy Spirit as they strive to balance what was and what is and what will be during a time of uncertainty and COVID fatigue.
We pray for: The women away on the St Jude’s ladies canoe trip (September 12th -18th ). May they be safe and well, during the travel and the time on the island, and have an opportunity to connect with the creator in nature.
We pray: That common sense and Canadian decency will prevail in this Federal election time. Protests are ok , but use of bad language, violent actions and disrespectful behaviour towards people of different political ideals is not. May people of strong opinions come to see that harassing the brave health care staff who are exhausted and offer care to all is not showing love to neighbour.
We pray: That all persons will do their best to exercise their right to vote for the candidate that most closely reflects their ideals. Even though not perfect. May all persons who have let their names stand for office respect the dignity of all Canadians, listening to issues, and then follow through with the issues at hand.
We pray for: All lives impacted by the global pandemic locally and around the world. We hold before you those who have died, those that mourn, those who have the virus, those who suffer viral long lasting effects, those whose way of life and livelihoods are unknown or in tatters, and those who are lonely and fearful. We also ask your support for the brave people, first responders and essential workers, the scientists and all who are offering services, care and support to fight and or manage the pandemic. May they all know they are appreciated and loved.
We pray for: Our world during the season within a season. The Season of Creation September 1st to October 4th . May all come to see and appreciate this year’s ecumenical theme: Home for All? Renewing the oikos of God. Oikos , “the beloved community,” where all of life is put together and in which all of life are equally members, though each has a different role. Further, respect and care of all life human, animal, plants must be the focus in the evolving story of creation within our world, we pray.
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.
From the Diocese:
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 5 th 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 Pat Taylor (8th September) Heather Williams (9th ) and Marylin Makarich (11th). Hope you have or have had a happy day, and are staying safe!!
Congratulations to Cherie and Bill Laughlin, who celebrate their wedding anniversary earlier in the week!
The fourth “wave” continues, as you will know, so we have to all take all the precautions we can. If you haven’t had our vaccine, it’s much easier now, so go get it! And encourage all people you know to make sure they have it too!