The All Soul’s Service of November 2nd can be seen on this website under Worship.
Reminder: Fall time change this weekend – reset clocks back an hour Saturday night/Sunday am to avoid being at church early on Sunday morning.
Readings for Sunday 7th November, All Saints and Remembrance Sunday (Pentecost 24) First reading: Wisdom of Solomon 3.1-9. Psalm 24 Second reading : Revelation 21.1-6a. Gospel : John 11. 32-44
Remembrance Sunday – all members of the Scouting and Guides organizations are invited to wear their uniforms if attending the in-person services.
Prayer and Pastoral Care
Please pray this week for: Elaine; Bill; 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; Davina and Sangeeta; Brian; Sandra; Liz and Charlotte; Clarion and Brenda and Lester; Precious; Betty; Laura; Vanessa; Bob; Stephanie; Alex; Paul; Nirupa and Jim; Simon; Sean, Mary, Gus; Pat; Norma, Nasriene, Jim, Brent, Cheryl plus Rev’d Hana Scorrar and Lillian, Jack, Julie, Ruth, Ray, Gary and John. And for those known to each of you alone and for those who have no one to remember them this day.
Rest in Peace, Gail Quinton Kuschei. May the soul of Gail find rest eternal and rise in glory, and family friends find strength and comfort as they grieve.
Please pray for: all the dearly departed souls of those we love but no longer see, and for those that grieve may they find support and comfort as they mourn.
Please pray for: Bishop Todd and our priest Bill as they diligently work to support the people of God during these times of trial and uncertainty. May they feel confident that what they do has a positive impact.
Please pray for: the world leaders at COP26 and any other meetings and sub meetings as they hammer out ways to support climate justice. May they and we have the fortitude to put the needs of Climate Justice now and into the future ahead of profits and short sighted attitudes.
Please pray for: areas impacted by unprecedented weather events and patters. May the people and all fauna and flora in these areas find support and a way forward for their very lives and way of life.
Please pray for: all those impacted by the Covid 19 global pandemic. May healing and wholeness enter into their lives, and we pray that love of neighbour and the vulnerable be central.
Please pray for: common sense and cool heads as vaccine mandates are in place. Everyone has options and each of those options comes with consequences. Help everyone to accept that with every right there is an equal responsibility. Further we pray that misinformation be addressed and eliminated so that people base decisions on real science.
Please pray for: all persons who have felt the impacts of hate and prejudice because of race, creed, belief, culture, sex, sexual orientation or any other factor of division. May “ the other” be seen as diversity and a source of strength and not fear.
Cycle of Prayer – November Tend – Service “To respond to human need by loving service” is a central aspect of Christ’s call. Loving service engages finding real needs and offers service that is truly loving so all are changed by the encounter. Prayer: Lord you came to service and not to be served, fill us with the compassion and insight to respond to human need by loving service. Let your glory fill this place. Let your glory fill this world. We honour ministries in support of SERVICE: the Third Mark of Mission. ACW – Crafters, Catering, Pies, Caps for Caregivers. Outreach – Daily Bread, Nearly New Shop, KICKS Soccer, Bales to the North, Undies Sunday, Bless their Sox, Hospice comfort, Men’s Mission, Unity Project, My Sister’s Place, ANOVA, CMHA Distress Center, Ministry of the Month, St John’s Hospitality Dinners, Circles Dinners/ Bridges out of Poverty, Community Breakfast in-house or take away, Christmas Share, Christmas family support.
Bible study Fr. Bill’s on-line Bible study, via Zoom, continues Thursday 4thNovember at 7.00 pm, and continues each week at the same time. Fr. Bill has sent the link to the parish, and all are invited to join in.
Chancel Guild 2022 Church Calendars can be purchased from any Chancel Guild member for $10.00, a real bargain price that hasn’t changed in years!!
Actively Waiting We are all invited to take part in a Deanery Advent series, beginning on 24thNovember and continuing on December 1st, 8th and 15th. This is a Zoom meeting, and you must register at the diocese. See the separate email with poster and full details.
Men of St. Jude are resuming their lunch meetings at the Alibi Roadhouse, 25 Oxford Street West, on Tuesday November 9th at 11.30 am. All men of St. Jude’s are invited and welcome to attend.
Women’s Coffee Hour With the change in weather and decrease in numbers we have decided that the ladies coffee group will now only meet on the second Wednesday of the month. Next ladies coffee is November 10th, and a room in the church is booked and will likely be the venue for a while.
Gift and Craft Market In place of the Christmas Bazaar, the Fund Raising Committee is organizing a Deli and Christmas Crafts sale on Saturday 27thNovember from 9 am until 12 noon. Covid precautions will be in place.
Christmas Bale to Kenora. Thank you so much for your contributions. Cherie will have some details and pictures in the next week or so of some items we collected and purchased.
Ministry of the Month for November St. Paul’s Christmas Share Program Financial donations to Outreach are forwarded to St. Paul’s Social Services to purchase gift cards which provide Christmas food and gifts for families in need. Donations can be sent directly to St. Paul’s Social Services at 472 Richmond Street, London, N6H 3E6, or easily donate on-line at St. Paul’s Social Services and Food Bank http://stpaulssocialservices.ca
As always, please let us know of a charity or agency that you would like us to consider supporting at [email protected]
Kindness is a language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see. Mark Twain
Happy Birthday!! This week to Aidan Davis (2nd November), Brian Bouckley (5th ), Kerry Oliver, Jonathan Sandron and Catherine Smith (all on the 6th ). Hope you all had/ have a happy day!!
Happy Anniversary!! Trena and Barry Ball, who celebrate their wedding anniversary on 4th November.
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. But, it is beginning to look a little easier!!
Thanks to our Chancel Guild and friends for the special fall display this year along with refreshing some of the gardens.