Weekly Update

Weekly Update

Readings for Sunday 24th April 2022 , Easter 2
First reading: Acts 5.27-32
Psalm 150
Second reading: Revelation 1.4-8
Gospel: John 20.19-31
Psalm 150, refrain
“Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia.”

This Sunday, in-person services continue, 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 the live stream: https://youtu.be/o67V03K57Us

Prayer and Pastoral Care

Please pray this week for

Diane and Jack, Mary, Jacqui, Pat; John; Lyall; Sean; Annie; Pat; Barb; John; Margaret, Phyllis;
Dave and Marylynn; Nelson; Ruth; Stephanie and Ron; Beth; Izzy; Brian; Clarion and Brenda
plus Lester; Precious; Laura; Vanessa; Stephanie; Alex; Simon; Sean, Pat, Jim, Lynda, Karen
and Mary; Jamie and Cathie; Tony, Ralph, Diane, David, Matt; Sharon, Glenda, Elizabeth and
Valerie.
And for those known to each of you alone and for those who have no one to remember them this day.

Rest In Peace

Norma Flaxman (100 years old, and a long time member of St Jude’s family). May Norma’s
soul find rest eternal in the loving arms of the Saviour and rise in glory and family and friends
find comfort as they remember and celebrate her earthly life, while they mourn.

We Pray For

Bishop Todd and our priest Bill as they catch their collective breath following a busy Lent,
Holy Week and Easter celebration. May they be guided by Holy Spirit to balance their calling
with their need for self- care with R&R.

We Pray For

All people impacted by war especially in Ukraine and Ethiopia. May there be a way forward
to a real and sustainable peace. Pray that citizens can return to their lands and start the process
of rebuilding shattered lives. We ask that the aggressors find compassion and enter into
meaningful dialogues.

We Pray For

Health and protection from the scourge of Covid. May health care providers and those
requiring care show respect and all citizens show love of neighbour by following the
recommendations of public health authorities.

We Pray For

This fragile world as global warming continues to impact multiple eco systems, fauna, flora,
and humanity. May everyone take this world crisis seriously and do their part to stop the
advancement of this common concern, and the powerful see that profit is not the only and
ultimate target.

We Pray For

The poor, the homeless, people on the edges and fringes of society. May their needs and
quality of life be a priority, especially for housing, food security and appropriate health and
social support, so that the dignity of every human being can truly be respected.

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

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, counseling, 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.

St. Paul’s Foodbank
We are able to start collecting for this food bank once again, thanks to the care and generosity of
Doug and Laura Fairbairn, who will take the gifts to the cathedral. Food donations for St Paul’s
food bank will begin again on the second Sunday of every month, and May 13th will be our first
Sunday.
The following items would be most appreciated :
Cereals ( hot and cold ), canned meat / fish, macaroni & cheese, spaghetti sauce.
Empty egg cartons and plastic grocery bags are always needed for distribution.
The items can be deposited as before in the Narthex, or if you do not come to the in-person services, take them to the office where Kathy will be glad to pass them on.

Breakfast Program
The Breakfast Program team served 65 take away breakfasts this past Saturday. The weather
was certainly warmer than these last few days and guests enjoyed visiting with one another
inside and out. They really value the interest and care shown by the team members who listen to
their concerns and help them to access resources they might not know about. Thank you to the
many bakers, shoppers, packers, cooks, servers and “comedians” who continue to give of their
time and talents to help St. Jude’s live our mission of serving those in need in our community.
Our next breakfast is Saturday, April 30th, 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 continues to be great and urgent.

More Outreach
The ACW is no longer using milk bags, but we are collecting them now for a London group
called “Reduce, Reuse and Recycle”.
They make sleeping mats for those in need, distributed by Project Hope.
They also collect all brands of plastic markers, high lighters and wax crayons, and ship them to
Crayola to re-purpose.
We continue to collect egg cartons for St. Paul’s food bank, used stamps for the Bible Society,
pop tabs for wheelchair purchases or repairs, greeting cards and eye glasses.
You can leave these all these items in our CRASH cupboard between the front doors.
(Conserve, Recycle And SHare)
Also remember Rick is collecting pop cans. He donates those funds to the food bank.
They should be left downstairs outside the kitchen door in All Saints Hall where our recycling
bins are.

Girl Guide Cookies! Cindy Warner will be selling Girl Guide cookies at the church after the
10:00 am service this Sunday, April 24th , Cookies are $5.00 a box, or for those with a very
sweet tooth, $60.00 for 12 boxes. (Wow)


Bryan Smith tells us that the 68th Scout Group is having their annual E-Waste and Scrap Metal
drive this weekend. Join us at the Hyde Park Lowes parking lot on Friday April 22nd (4-8pm),
Saturday April 23rd (8-4pm), and Sunday April 24th (9-2pm). Simply drop off your old
electronics, appliances (sorry, no fridges or freezers) and scrap metal to be recycled in an
environmentally friendly manner.
Some other items accepted: pop cans, batteries, cell phones, computers, DVD players, VHS
players, radios, record players, monitors, printers, telephones, and all types of metal and wire,
just to name a few.
Please help out the 68th with their fund-raising drive.

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 or Kathy will get you one if you visit the office. Not a lot left!

Trivia Night. The Social Committee have decided that, in view of current Covid reports, it
would be wisest to defer this popular event, so it will now be rescheduled to late Fall. Watch for
announcements later in the year for the new date.

Social

Men of St. Jude are planning a coffee hour on Tuesday April 26th
at 10.00 am in the LGC room.
Correction: Coffee cannot be provided, per current diocesan rules, so you will have to bring
your own, and your own treat. Sorry for misleading you last week. The conversation topic is
open! All St. Jude’s men are invited and welcome!

Let’s Celebrate

Happy Birthday! This week to Fr. Bill (17th April), Gail Barnett (18th), and Ray Campbell 20th). Hope you all had/ have a happy day!!

The last word is, restrictions are being eased, but you will note the increasing numbers, so it
makes sense to continue your good habits in taking care!


Bus routes that stop at the

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