Weekly Update

Weekly Update

Readings for Sunday 13th March 2022, Lent 2
First reading: Genesis 15.1-12, 17-18
Psalm 27
Second reading: Phillipians 3.17-4.1.
Gospel: Luke 13.31-35

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 – 1.00 pm, to reserve a spot.
Here is the live-stream link for next Sunday’s service: https://youtu.be/Mcr8A9jhmyo
Full Covid rules must be obeyed by those in attendance: masks, hand sanitizing, social distancing, etc.,
but some socializing is OK after the service.
The 10.00 am service will be live-streamed, and also recorded for the website and Facebook
page.

Anne Patton
The funeral service for Anne will take place on Monday 14th March at 11.00 am. The service
will be live-streamed, and here is the link for that: https://youtu.be/s-ALJPOpEgo
As with all in-person services, you must register to attend, and the link for that, with any further
details, will follow shortly.

Prayer and Pastoral Care

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

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, COVID Management team

Reflection Booklets
Please note that these reflection booklets are available.
1. Both regular and large print of “Forward Day by Day” for March and April.
2. The regular print of “Our Daily Bread” for March, April and May.

Let us Pray for

Bishop Todd and our priest Bill as they support the people of God during this pandemic Lenten time. May Holy Spirit guide them to balance their call and their own needs

Let us Pray for

The people impacted by the Ukrainian invasion, brave men and women fighting to preserve their democracy, civilians including many traumatized children trapped while huddled in fear, untold numbers fleeing as refugees, or killed to make a point and increase fear and vulnerability; also for invaders who were fed lies and are involved in a war they don’t want and didn’t expect so their leader can accomplish his agenda. May cool heads and diplomacy be used to bring peace and a rebuilding of lives.

Let us Pray for

The poor, homeless, disadvantaged and vulnerable may they feel love and dignity and find a community that supports appropriate housing, food security, and wrap around mental health and other needed supports so all citizens may flourish and be the best they can be.

Let us Pray for

All who offer their skills and care for fellow citizens during this pandemic flux, for care providers, scientists, politicians, essential workers, teachers, breakfast and other meal program providers, and ever day people who show care of neighbour through service to their fellow humans, pets, and all of creation in need of wholeness.

Please pray this week for

Lyall; Sean; 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, HRH Queen Elizabeth II, Karen and Mary; Jamie and Cathie; Tony, Ralph, Diane.

And for those known to each of you alone and those who have no one to remember them this day…

RIP – Kelly (from our prayer list)…… May her soul find rest eternal and rise in glory and family and friends find strength and comfort as they mourn. 

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
We continue to serve both new and returning guests at our Saturday breakfasts. This past
weekend 69 take away meals were provided along with the clothing, toiletries and other
essentials that many of you have donated. As we’ve experienced this week, winter isn’t done
with us yet so warm clothing for men and women is still needed. Your financial support is really
appreciated as our guests experience the rising costs of food, shelter and gas, the same as you and me. Thank you!
Our next breakfast is Saturday, March 19th, from 9 until 10:30 am

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 favorite 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 began on March 9th, via Zoom, and will continue
each Wednesday morning. . Fr. Bill has sent the link to the parish, with details and the study
schedule.

Fundraising

St. Jude’s Cookbook

Cookbooks are still available, at $15.00 each, so 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!!

Pies!!

The ACW has meat pies for sale this week, $5.00 each. They are going fast so please
contact the office at 519-660-6198 if you are interested. Pick up after the
services this Sunday or let us know if you need them delivered.

Let’s Celebrate

Happy Birthday!

This week to Susan Eglinton and Eileen Elliott (6th March), Nelson Elder
and Babu Varkey (7th), Cathy Osborne-Rice (9th), Anna Hall (10th), Sheila Dempster (11th), and
Pat Lynch (12th). Hope you all had/ have a happy day!

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

Bus routes that stop at the

Adelaide and Fanshawe intersections are #16, #25, #92
1537 Adelaide St N, London, ON N5X 1K6
Office open from 9 am - 1 pm Monday to Friday