Weekly Update

Weekly Update

Readings for Sunday 10th
April 2022 , Palm/Passion Sunday
Liturgy of the Palms
Luke 19.28-40
Liturgy of the Passion
First reading: Isaiah 50.4-9a
Psalm 31.9-16
Second reading: Philippians 2.5-11
Gospel: Luke 22.14 – 23.56
(Or Luke 23.1-49)

This Sunday, in-person services are scheduled, at 8.30 and 10.00 am., but you no longer need to
register to attend either service.
Some Covid rules must still be obeyed, i.e. masks and hand sanitizing, and some socializing is
OK after the service. Members not comfortable with these arrangements should attend the
8.30 am service, where full Covid rules will still apply.
The 10.00 am service will be live-streamed, and also recorded for the website, YouTube and
Facebook page.
Here is the link for Sunday’s service: https://youtu.be/W06wvyet5Tc

Prayer and Pastoral Care

Please pray this week for

Mary, Jacqui, Pat; John; Lyall; Sean; Annie; Pat; Barb; John; 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; Simon; Sean, Pat; Norma,
Jim, Lynda, Karen and Mary; Jamie and Cathie; Tony, Ralph, Diane, David, Matt; Sharon,
Glenda, Bill, Valerie and Elizabeth.
And for those known to each of you alone and for those who have no one to remember them this day.

Rest In Peace

Robert (Bob) Holmes. (from our prayer list, spouse Deana)
Joan Neelon (age 91 years sister to Jack Beedle)
Marianne Bouwmeester, (wife of the Reverend Canon Tony Bouwmeester).
May the souls of our brother Bob and sisters Joan and Marianne find rest eternal in the arms of
the Lord and rise in glory. Pray for their all the immediate families, relatives and many friends
to find strength and comfort as they mourn.

We Pray for

Bishop Todd, our priest Bill and all clergy during this Holiest and busiest time in the Christian
year. The pressure and stress of the last two years and our current world events and reality only
add to the stress. May they have resilience and the support of Holy Spirit to guide the people of
God during this time and make commitments to schedule real self-care into their lives.

We Pray for

The Nation of Ukraine, those who have died, may God receive their souls, the living
survivors, the traumatized, abused, committed, and their land. We pray God be with them as
they continue to protect their loved ones, their homes, and their way of life and may the nations
of the world work with leaders of Ukrainian and Russia to bring this horrific violence to an end.
May the aggressors see the error of their ways be filled with compassion and may there be peace,
rebuilding and a way forward.

We Pray for

All the people of St Jude’s, especially the many infected or impacted by the Covid virus as we
enter wave six of this pandemic. May their symptoms be mild and their isolation time be
fruitful.

We Pray for

The Christians of the world as they prepare for Holy Week. May they all be mindful that we
may see things differently but we are all one holy body, one family, all siblings in Christ. We
are all different but equally beloved children of God. Diversity is strength and not to be feared.

Cycle of Prayer for April, the third mark of Mission

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
Space – Sparks- Brownies- Guides -Pathfinders
Outreach – Daily Bread, Nearly New Shop, Kick 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 and take away.
Christmas Share, Christmas family support.

Reflection Booklets
Please note that these reflection booklets are available.

  1. Both regular and large print of “Forward Day by Day” for April.
  2. The regular print of “Our Daily Bread” for April and May.

Outreach

Socks Share: Sock donations will be blessed during our Maundy Thursday service, in which we
wash one another’s feet. The socks are then shared with Unity Project, Youth Unlimited,
St. Joseph’s House with CCLC, and My Sisters Place.
Outreach for April

Women’s Month, My Sister’s Place and Anova.
My Sister’s Place is many things to the 100 plus women who walk through its doors each day.
It is Safety. It is Support. It is Sisterhood. Women who access My Sisters’ Place range in age
from 16 – 70 and come from diverse backgrounds. Most have experienced abuse, trauma and
isolation. More than 80% are dealing with mental health challenges.

Needs: panties (all sizes), hats/mittens, small birthday gifts, hairbrushes, feminine hygiene
products; craft items, wool, jewelry

Anova, formerly Women’s Community House (WCH) and Sexual Assault Centre London
(SACL). Anova provides safe places, shelter, support, counselling, and resources for abused
women, their children, and all oppressed individuals to find a new start. Provides enhanced
sexual violence and prevention work for youth, and an integrated 24-hour crisis and support line.

Needs: pajamas, slippers, colouring books and crayons, makeup, sheets, craft items, wool.

Breakfast Program
We served 59 guests this past Saturday. Thanks to all the folks who pitched in as some of our
team were unwell or out of town this past weekend. Thankfully all are recovering well and
should be in full health for the next breakfast. We look forward to preparing something special
for the Easter weekend. Now that the Spring weather is here lighter weight jackets and sweaters
are most appreciated. As always donations of toiletries for both men and women are needed
and cash is used to buy the nutritious food we serve. We are most grateful for the donations
given to make the lives of our guests easier and safer, and thank you for your continued support
of this vital ministry.
Our next breakfast is Saturday, April 16th, from 9 until 10:30 am.

Ukraine aid.

The Primate’s Fund is collecting gifts for aid to Ukraine (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.

Fundraising

St. Jude’s Cookbook . Cookbooks are still available, and at $15.00 each they are a real bargain!
You may purchase them by contacting the office at 519-660-6198 and Kathy will get you one. Not a lot left!
And they would make a very acceptable Easter gift!!

FundScrip Rick will be taking your card orders, usual place, until Sunday afternoon 10th
April. Easter will delay card delivery though.

Advance notice!! We are reviving an old social favourite, Trivia Night!! It will be on
Saturday May 14th at 7.00 PM. We will be making up tables of 6 players, $15.00 per player.
BYO snacks, coffee and tea available, and there will be the usual cash bar. This will be our first
social in two years!!, so let’s have some fun. Mark your calendars.

Let’s Celebrate

Happy Birthday! This week to Warren Diwell and Bill Barnett (3rd April), Ashton Armstrong
(5th), and my brother in law John, who, much to his surprise, turns 91 today! Hope you all had/
have a happy day!!

The last word is, as restrictions ease, and you will note the increasing numbers, so it makes
sense to continue your good habits in taking care!


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