Weekly Update

Weekly Update

Readings for Sunday 6th
March 2022 , Lent 1
First reading: Deuteronomy 26.1-11
Psalm 91. 1-2, 9-16
Second reading: Romans 10.8b-13.
Gospel: Luke 4.1-13

This Sunday, in-person services continue, at 8.30 and 10.00 am. You must register to attend,
and the link for this has been sent to the parish. If you don’t have access to a computer you can
always call the office Monday to Friday, 9:00am – 1:00pm, to reserve a spot.
Full Covid rules must be obeyed by those in attendance, masks, hand sanitizing, social distancing, etc.,
but some socializing is OK after the service – still no coffee though!
The 10.00 am service will be live-streamed, and also recorded for the website and Facebook
page.

Prayer and Pastoral Care

Please pray this week for

Sean; Keith; Annie; Pat; Barb; Margaret, Phyllis; Dave and Marylynn; Nelson; Ruth; Stephanie
and Ron; Beth; Izzy; Brian; Liz and Charlotte; Clarion and Brenda plus Lester; Precious; Laura;
Vanessa; Bob; Stephanie; Alex; Nirupa and Jim; Simon; Sean, Mary, Pat; Norma, Jim, Len,
Lynda, Hm Queen Elizabeth II, Karen and Mary; Jamie and Cathie; Mike – Yulia – baby Zak and
family, and Kelly.
And those known to each of you alone, and those who have no one to remember them by name.

Rest in Peace
Anne Patton, a long time , committed and faithful servant of the St Jude’s family, who has
finished her journey of faith and gone to the loving arms of her Saviour. Grant Anne eternal
life, let light perpetual shine upon her, and may Hazel and David find strength and comfort in
their grief.
Mrs. Delores Millman, widow of the Reverend Canon William “Bill” Millman. May the soul
of Delores find rest eternal and rise in glory, and family and friends find comfort as they mourn.

We pray for

Bishop Todd and our priest Bill as they lead the people of God through the Holiest time in our
Christian faith. We pray that Holy Spirit will offer guidance and comfort as they maneuver
through pandemic evolving Lent and Easter

We pray for

All abused, marginalized, segregated, persons who face barriers that seem insurmountable.
May they feel the love of God and see the work of Jesus in the everyday citizens that they
encounter. We especially ask that a true willingness to provide appropriate wrap around
supports prevail in society and at all levels of government.

We pray for

The health care workers and support staff who have given “their all” over the last two years.
May they find the appreciation they so deserve from the public whom they serve, and the support
of governments to continue to provide this essential and life giving service and personal health
needs. May these heroes be protected from any who are negative towards their work, for they
are a misinformed minority.

We pray for

For all impacted by climate change induced weather patterns that are destroying productivity,
livelihoods, and your good creation. May we work together to “ save our planet” for future
generations to enjoy. May all learn to be satisfied with an adequate way of life so all may thrive
and there be sharing of the resources that you God have provided.

We pray for

A miracle to bring the end to violence and war in Ukraine. May cool heads and a genuine
willingness to preserve lives and livelihoods prevail over a fabricated reason to invade in an
unprovoked aggression. May the world support Ukraine and reveal what freedom truly looks
like.

World Day of Prayer
Please note that World Day of Prayer this year will be a virtual event.
The pre-recorded service is available on the following:
Now and anytime: click on link: https://youtu.be/JDtjQU–vdE ,
Friday March 4th, Rogers TV in London at 8:30am and 5pm

Saturday, March 12th:
National WDP service: at 1 pm EST. Register at:
https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/national-world-day-of-prayer.
Virtual-service-tickets, call260-45201-7997

For more information and to make a donation:
https://wicc.org/world-day-of-prayer/what-is-wdp/

Hoping you will access the prerecorded sessions and support this wonderful ministry.

A prayer for Ukraine
“Risen Christ, waiting in silence before you, we allow this ardent prayer to arise: May the fire of
weapons be extinguished in the land of Ukraine. Welcome in your love those who are dying
because of violence and war; console their families in their sorrow; support those who have had
to go into exile. In the face of incomprehensible suffering, we believe nevertheless that your
words of love and of peace will never pass away. You gave your life on the cross and you have
opened a future for us, even beyond death. And so we implore you: Give us peace. It is you who
are our hope.” (Br. Alois, Taize)

Cycle of Prayer for March
Teach – Discipling
“To teach, baptize, and nurture new believers” and indeed all believers – by fostering Christian
development in new participant, 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 and COVID Management team.

Outreach

Outreach for March
Socks Share: Gathering new socks and underwear for all ages. Suggestions for socks are those
with some wool that last longer than white cotton. Donations will be blessed during our
Maundy Thursday service where we wash one another’s feet. They are then shared with Unity
Project, Youth Unlimited, St. Joseph’s House with CCLC and My Sisters Place.

Breakfast Program
Our next breakfast is this Saturday, March 5th, from 9 until 10:30am.

Ukraine aid

We can do nothing personally, beyond our prayers for the people of Ukraine as
they undergo a vicious invasion, but we can assist with donations to their aid. The Primate’s
Fund is collection gifts for this (enter PWRDF to find the website) and also the Canadian Red
Cross (enter Canadian Red Cross for details), or your own favourite agency. The need is great
and urgent.

Learning Together

Bible Study

We are invited to join the Deanery study “Thank God it’s Lent”, the information
for which Fr. Bill has sent to the parish.
FR. Bill has also invited parish members to take part in a study/discussion series based on the
book “The Church Cracked Open”. This begins on Wednesday morning, March 9th, via Zoom.
Fr. Bill has sent details and the study schedule to the parish.

Fundraising

St. Jude’s Cookbook

Cookbooks are available, and at $15.00 each, they are a real bargain!
You may purchase them by contacting the office at 519-660-6198. Not a lot left!
And they would make a very acceptable Easter gift!!

Social

Women’s Coffee Hour
In view of COVID19 and the infectious Omicron variant, the Women’s Coffee Group is
cancelled, but as restrictions ease maybe we can once more issue an general invitation – soon,
looks like.

Let’s Celebrate

Happy Birthday!

This week to Jacqui Dockstader (2nd March – today!), and Doug Fairbairn (3rd).
Hope you both have a happy day!!

The last word is, restrictions are coming off, but continue to be careful, perhaps now more than
ever.






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