Readings for Sunday 17th October, (Pentecost 21) First reading : Job 38.1-7. Psalm 104 Second reading : Hebrews 5.1-10. Gospel : Mark 10.35-45


Ministry of the Month for October is the Christmas bale. For many years the ACW has paid the shipping costs to send shipments of used clothing to the North, and currently we send 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 .

Breakfast Program The next take away “Breakfast in a Bag” is this Saturday October 16th.

St. John’s Annual Run/Walk to support their Saturday evening dinner program is this Sunday, October 17th. To donate to the St. Jude’s team of Kerry Oliver and Glenda Hayward go to this link: , or connect with us at church on Sunday. Anyone is welcome to join us for the event at St. John’s at 2:30 pm on Sunday for a stroll through Gibbons Park.

Prayer and Pastoral Care

Bible study Fr. Bill has started an on-line Bible study, via Zoom, and invites everyone to take part. It continues tomorrow, Thursday 14th October at 7.00 pm, and will continue each week at the same time. Fr. Bill has sent the link to the parish.

Please pray this week for: Bill; 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, Jim, 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, Mr. Colin Maddison, (the youngest brother of the Reverend Canon Gaye Whippey). May the soul of Colin find rest eternal and rise in glory, and family and friends find strength and comfort as they grieve this sudden unexpected loss.

We ask prayers for: our Bishop Todd and priest Bill as they shepherd people through this pandemic while learning and adopting to new and different needs and ways of being a Church, the people of God.

We ask prayers for: the gathering of the community of St Jude’s as we begin to vision where we are going as a community. Pray that the Zoom visioning will be fruitful and led by the Holy Spirit.

We ask prayers for: the blessings that we have, and may we see that those blessings are to be shared with others. We ask that we advocate for social Justice for the world’s most vulnerable, including the sharing of vaccination globally and resources, especially food and adequate housing, starting in our own community.

We ask prayers for: and give thanks for the breakfast program workers, and pray that the recipients will feel welcomed as part of our community.

We ask prayers for: may humanity hear and act upon the scientific knowledge and wisdom to save the global needs of fauna and flora and safe guard against pollution of the environment – air, water as we prioritize greenhouse gases destruction on weather management as a climate emergency.

We ask prayers for: all impacted by the scourge of COVID19, victims, care givers, first responders, essential workers, scientists, those who grieve losses of family, friends, connections with fellow beings, jobs, and way of life and livelihood.

We ask prayers for: for families, friends and colleagues torn apart by divergent views of public health guidelines and vaccinations. May all come to see that care of one another, especially the most vulnerable in society, is the priority. May those on opposing sides conduct themselves with respect and civility, while accepting the consequences of choices made.

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. Prayer: 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: 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.

Altar flowers. The Chancel Guild is resuming Flower arrangements at the altar, and these can be given in remembrance or as celebrations. There are envelopes available on the bulletin board in the Narthex for you; please include your donation and dedication, and then place it on the offering plate.

Parish Visioning Day. Fr. Bill invites all parish members to take part in a Visioning Day (similar to that which we did in the inter regnum as we prepared for our new incumbent). This is this Saturday 16th October , and will be conducted via Zoom. See Fr. Bill’s separate email.

Social and Fundraising

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.

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 at 519-660-6198. Pre -paid orders would be appreciated.

Diocesan Event

Actively Waiting. We are all invited to take part in a diocesan Advent series, beginning on 24th November and continuing on 1st , 8th and 15th December. This is a Zoom meeting, and you must register at the diocese. See the separate email with poster and full details.

Let’s Celebrate!

Happy Birthday! This week to Sean Lynch (12th October), Deb Boric, Lyndsay and Shannon Townsend (all on the 14th) Hope you all had/have a happy day!!

Happy Anniversary to Sherry and Derek Shadlock, who celebrated their wedding anniversary on 10th October, and Sheila and Andy Suga and Stephanie and Michael McCullough, celebrating on the 12th .

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.

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