Readings for Sunday 14th November, Pentecost 25 First reading: 1 Samuel 1.4-20 Psalm 16 Second reading: Hebrews 10.11-14, 19-25. Gospel : Mark 13.1-8
Bible Study. Fr. Bill’s on-line Bible study, via Zoom, continues Thursday 11th November 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.
The Church Cracked Open by Stephanie Spellers. Fr Bill interested in book study with interested folks to look at what it means to be a follower of Jesus in the world today and who we are as a church family? Books are available through Fr Bill.
Advent Series presented by the London Deanery – Actively Waiting led by Bishop Todd and Brian McLaren. We are all invited to take part beginning on 24th November and continuing on 1st, 8th and 15th December. This is a Zoom meeting, and you must register at St. Aiden’s 519-471-1430 or [email protected]
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, Karen, Grace, 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 Helen “Pat” Eden (Niagara- Huron Cursillo member). May the soul of Pat find rest eternal and rise in glory and family and friends find comfort as they mourn. Mr. Keith Wilson, (widower of the Reverend Canon France Ouimet-Wilson). May light perpetual shine upon him and his soul rise in glory. Pray especially for sons Eric and David and families and friends to find strength and comfort in their grief.
Please Pray for Bishop Todd and our priest Bill as they continue to adjust to the current climate of Covid and offer spiritual leadership and guidance.
Please Pray for all veterans, current and past, and families as they remember and honour fallen comrades and live with physical, mental, and emotional trauma in order that future generations may have freedom.
Please Pray for all impacted by the scourge of bias, hate and racism, based of labelling of humans. May all come to see diversity as a strength to be enjoyed and celebrated and not a source of fear and an excuse for hurtful behaviour.
Please Pray for all Covid related issues, for care providers and essential workers, those seen and those behind the scenes, who are under stress and exhaustion to provide for others. May their sacrifice not go unnoticed or become the expectation. Pray that everyone will do their part to make life the best it can be for all, starting with following best public health guidelines.
Please Pray for the large numbers of people developing world targets and plans to address climate justice. May they have the will and the support required to preserve our world from pollution, green house gases and climate change. Pray that all living beings be given a chance to flourish, and that life over profit become the norm with protecting and sharing of God’s gifts.
Cycle of Prayer for 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.
2022 Church Calendars can be purchased from any Chancel Guild member for $10.00, a real bargain price that hasn’t changed in years!! They will be available in the Narthex on Sunday and you can see a Guild member to pay.
Crafts and Deli Sale In place of a Bazaar, the Fund Raising Committee is organizing a Deli and Crafts sale on Saturday 27th November, which is in good time for Christmas. Please see the email sent to the parish for more details, but the ACW will now be adding a bake table, something not to be missed, and you should see my jam shelves! Donated baked goods should be delivered on Friday November 26th, 4.00 to – 7.00 pm in All Saints Hall. Please label your items so we can price them. Items that sell particularly well are cookies of any kind, particularly shortbread. Muffins, loaves, tarts and pies, and Christmas cake! as well as your favourite baking!
Please note. The tables, with any remaining goodies, will be left in place after the Saturday sale so that anyone coming to the services on Sunday, who wasn’t able to go before, can still have the opportunity to buy things. Social distancing, and masks, will still apply of course.
Breakfast Program With the colder weather, guests are invited in to line up for the takeaway away breakfast. The greatest needs right now are for toiletries of every type for both men and women. Donations of warm clothing, coats and footwear are also greatly appreciated. The next breakfast is November 20th.
November Ministry of the Month is 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. You can send a donation 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 Brian McMurtry and Peter King, both on the 12th November. Hope you both have a happy day!!
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!!
Picture this week is the last rose in our rose garden for the fall.