Readings for Sunday 15th May, 2022 , Easter 5
First reading: Acts 11.1-18
Second reading: Revelation 21.1-6
Gospel: John 13.31-35
Psalm 148, refrain
“Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah”
Sunday services still require some Covid rules to be obeyed, i.e. masks and hand sanitizing,
but some socializing is OK after the services. Social distancing should be observed wherever
Members not comfortable with these arrangements should attend the 8.30 am service, where full
Covid rules will still apply.
The Common Cup can now be offered at Communion, but reception of this is optional, and
receiving just the Bread still constitutes a full Communion.
The 10.00 am service will be recorded for the website, YouTube and Facebook page.
Prayer and Pastoral Care
Cycle of Prayer for May
Transformation – Transforming Society:
“To seek to transform unjust structures of society”, to challenge violence of every kind, and to
pursue peace and reconciliation, is a call to go beyond charitable giving and help change a world
that creates human needs. To join in God’s work in building the Kingdom by transforming
Lord, let the fire of your goodness and justice burn into us and through us, that we may seek to
transform the unjust structures of society. Let your glory fill this place,
Let your glory fill this world!
We honour ministries in support of TRANSFORMING SOCIETY: the Fourth Mark of Mission Support for: Newcomers to Canada and LIRSA, North East Neighbourhood Group, Marriage
Inclusivity, Pride Walk, Crisis Response, Addiction Groups, PWRDF, London Food Coalition,
IJM (International Justice Mission) Prayer Partner, Food Bank Distribution .
Please pray this week for
Glenda; Mary, Jacqui, Pat; John; Lyall; Sean; 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, Lynda, Karen and Mary; Jamie
and Cathie; David, Matt, Elizabeth, Diane, Dave and Joanne and Valerie.
And for those known to each of you alone and for those who have no one to name or remember
It’s not easy when life is not compatible with the deluge of motherly perfection on social media.
If that’s you; know that we see you and we are praying.
We Pray for
The upcoming Diocesan Synod, for planners and organizers, for IT- music-scribes- and those
charged with seeing that the day unfolds as required. May all attendees: the clergy, lay leaders,
participants and lay delegates to Synod be open to Holy Spirit to guide the proceedings so that
decisions can be forthcoming to enriched our beloved church and be a blessing to the world.
We Pray for
The people of Ukraine as their homes and way of life have been destroyed, for those who have
lost family, friends, and neighbours by an illegal invasion that is bringing destruction and war
We Pray for
For all those who have let their names stand in the upcoming Provincial election. May they be
prepared to become servant leaders to all constituents and not only a chosen few. We pray that
their rhetoric will be full of vision to move our province in a positive way forward and not used
as a way to just undermine opponents. To tell us clearly their plan and priorities and not what
others have not done!
Please note that these reflection booklets are available.
The regular print of “Our Daily Bread” for May.
Outreach for May
London Intercommunity Health Centre: providing inclusive and equitable health and social
services to those who experience barriers to care, and fostering the active participation of
individuals and the communities served. Daily programs are offered to clients and
community members to improve their health and wellness, such as arts and crafts, nutrition
classes, book club, Indigenous sharing circles, harm reduction sessions and personal growth
Needs: toilet paper, canned good, family size and personal toiletries, crafts, cards, games.
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 this Sunday, May 15th,
will be our first Sunday. Please leave your gifts in the Narthex, either before the 15th or at the
Sunday services on the 15th.
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.
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.
We are all glad to see the warmer weather as our guests enjoy their coffee and visiting with each
other outside. As you continue to add to your summer wardrobe, please consider donating last
year’s fashion to our clothing rack. Larger men’s sizes are always appreciated along with
various womenswear. Toiletries are always needed and sunscreen would be very helpful,
especially for those who spend so much time outdoors. Incontinence products are helpful
Our next breakfast is Saturday, May 21st, from 9 until 10:30 am.
A Fund-raising event!
The Fund Raising Committee is organizing a “Beef on a Bun” Dinner for Saturday May 28th.
This will be takeout only, so you’ll need to reserve pickup times with the Office.
Cost is $ 20.00, which includes two salads and homemade pie (which if it’s from our ACW
ladies, is not to be missed).
Happy Birthday! This week to Marie Sexsmith (10th May) and Mary Abboud (14th) . Hope
you had/ have a happy day!!
And, congratulations to Sandra and Peter King, who celebrated their wedding anniversary on May 8th, Diane and Jonathan Townsend, celebrating on the 10th, and Pat and Sean Lynch, celebrating on the 12th.