Readings for Sunday 10th October, Thanksgiving (Pentecost 20) First reading : Joel 2.21-27. Psalm 126 Second reading : 1 Timothy 2.1-7. Gospel : Matthew 6.25-33
Bible study. Fr. Bill has started an on-line Bible study, via Zoom, and invites everyone to take part. It continues Thursday 7th October at 7.00 pm, and will continue each week at the same time. Fr. Bill has sent the link to the parish.
Cookbook latest In true St. Jude’s fashion, more recipes came in after the deadline !! So, the FINAL deadline is this Friday October 8th . Consider sending your favourite holiday or special occasion recipes to [email protected] or drop them in the box in the Narthex.
Take out Turkey dinner takes place on Saturday October 23rd . Tickets are $20.00, which includes homemade pie. Pick up times will be every half hour, starting at 5:00 PM. Place orders with the office, or Derek Shadlock 519-672-0912. Pre -paid orders would be appreciated.
Women’s Coffee Hour Come any Wednesday at 10.00 am to the big parking lot, bringing your coffee, your chair, and enjoy the fellowship.
Ministry of the Month for October Christmas bale
For years the ACW has been paying for the shipping costs to send shipments of used clothing to the North, and currently we are sending things to a store in Kenora called Twice is Nice. This store is affiliated with St. Alban the Martyr, the cathedral in Kenora. Early in November we send only new Christmas items to Kenora to distribute to those in need, with guidance from the cathedral and social services. We have set aside a few new adult things that have come in to the Nearly New Shoppe during the year, but in October we would like to focus on teen and children’s things. The woman who organizes this is very appreciative and has suggested the following: All ages : hoodies, pajamas, socks, underwear, toothbrushes and tooth paste, hats, mitts and scarves. Children : crayons, coloured pencils, markers, colouring and activity books, comic books, smaller child’s back packs, small stuffed animals, small toys and puzzles, playing cards, hockey pucks and sunglasses. Girls : Hair accessories, jewelry, jewelry kits, and dolls. Boys : Wallets. Donations designated as “Christmas Bale” are also welcome. Cherie Laughlin and Marg Bryant will do the shopping for you. (This is always fun) Please have things to the church by October 31st .
Thank you!! The Ministry of the month for September was the Community Breakfast Program. Thanks to your generosity, $1505.00 was donated to the Breakfast program last month. These funds go directly to our Saturday breakfasts, and we shall host three this month. Guests are very appreciative of the food as well as the toiletries, clothing and bedding that have been donated. Your ongoing support makes a real difference for those in need in our community- thank you! Next take away “Breakfast in a Bag” is on October 16th .
Prayer and Pastoral Care
Please pray this week for: Barb; Diane and Jack; 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; 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; Nirupa and Jim; Simon; Sean, Mary, Gus; Pat; Norma, Nasriene, 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: Molly Langdon. May the soul of Molly find rest eternal and rise in glory and family and friends find comfort as they morn The Reverend Richard (Dick) Hebbourn. May light perpetual shine on him and his soul find rest, peace and rise to join his Saviour. Pray for family and friends for strength as they grieve.
We pray for and with thanksgiving, the service of Bryan Smith, who has received the highest volunteer Scouting award, the bar to the Silver Acorn, and for his ministry and faithfulness to our Parish.
We pray for: all those people who travel the highways and byways for the upcoming Thanksgiving weekend. May they be safe and vigilant as they travel by land, water or air and also be ever mindful of relevant public health guidelines as we remain in COVID19 conditions.
We pray for: all the survivors of abuse, neglect, and senseless physical or emotional pain especially those with inter- generational trauma, exploitation of any kind, racism, or hate. May they encounter healing and wholeness, and find mercy in the love of God in their lives.
We pray for: the newly elected members of Federal parliament, and ask that they fight for the welfare of all citizens. May they work so that all Canadians can flourish in a atmosphere of dignity, where diversity and inclusiveness are valued as a strengths, and where human needs are put before corporate profit.
We pray for: Climate Justice, where the interwoven connections of all life: human, animal, vegetation, and the elements are valued and prioritized to help manage global climate crisis. As the world heats up and produces major changing and critical weather events, floods, drought and untold destruction of glacial ice, fauna and flora, we ask that humanity uses the brains we were given for the common good.
We pray for: all the brave people who are exhausted from providing care, support, essential services, scientific advancements over almost 2 years non stop. They need our encouragement, and our gratitude and for us to do all we can to lessen their burden.
Cycle of Prayer for October Teach – Discipling “To teach, baptize, and nurture new believers” and indeed all believers, by fostering Christian development in new participants, long time members and everyone in between.
Lord, fill us with your welcoming spirit, that we may faithfully teach, baptize, and nurture those who come to believe in you. Let your glory fill this place. Let your glory fill this world! We honour ministries in support of DISCIPLING: the Second Mark of Mission.
We honour ministries in support of DISCIPLING: the Second Mark of Mission Music: Choirs, Musical solo Knowledge: Christian Development – Bible and Book Studies, Education for Ministry, Children and Youth: Sunday school, Huron Church camp, Youth activities exploration Prayer: Prayer and Pastoral Care Team, Anglican Fellowship of Prayer (AFP) World Day of Prayer, Devotional Booklet Resources, Touching Base Phone group. Communicating: Communications Team, Photography, Call Networks Leadership: Wardens, Parish Council, Synod Reps, Deanery groups, Office and Administration Staff, Hospitality and Fellowship: Welcome Team, Greeters, Men’s group, Women’s group Fun and Funds: Coffee house, Trivia, Auctions, Pig Roast & Turkey take out meal team, Garage sale ( many on Covid hold temporarily) Other: preserve St Alban memorabilia and artifacts, COVID Management team.
Happy Birthday this week to Mikayla Smith (4th October), Bill Davis, Fran Rinker and Michael McCullough (6h ), Mary Gray (7th ), Don Hambley (8th ), and John Bryant (9th). Hope you all had/have a happy day!!
And, congratulations to Andrea and Scott Armstrong, who celebrated their anniversary on the 4th October, and Mary Anne Morrison and Terry Rushton celebrating on the 6th.
The fourth “wave” continues, as we all will know, and the diocese has mandated the precautions that each parish must follow regarding proof of vaccination. Fr. Bill has emailed these to the parish.