Readings for Sunday 22nd May, 2022 , Easter 6
First reading: Acts 16.9-15
Second reading: Revelation 21.10, 22-22.5
Gospel: John 14.23-29
Psalm 67, 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
possible. 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 live streamed and recorded for the website, YouTube and
The live stream link for Sunday is https://youtu.be/MN8V3EH-RbU .
There may have been some technical problems with your link for last Sunday’s service, so here
it is again so you can catch up: https://youtu.be/iVLayK6UMIA .
Prayer and Pastoral Care
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, Jamie and Cathie; David,
Matt, Elizabeth, Diane, Dave and Joanne and Valerie.
Rest In Peace
Yvonne Skrepnechuk (Cursillo member). May the soul of Yvonne find rest eternal and rise in
glory. Pray for strength and comfort for family and friends during this time of mourning.
Cory (young man with sudden heart attack). As he finds eternal rest may light perpetual shine
on him, and the family (especially Uncle Brian) and friends, find strength and in time comfort
with their grief.
For those known to each of you alone and for those who have no one to name or remember
Let us pray for
Bishop Todd, and our priest Bill, that a daily renewal of Holy Presence will uphold them with
Devine peace, a peace that passes all understanding. Enlighten them with the sacred word, and
strengthen them with unlimited grace.
Let us pray for
All persons suffering from racism, prejudice, hate, abuse, and inter generational trauma,
especially, indigenous communities, racial and religious minorities, the marginalized, and the
vulnerable. May they be supported by people and institutions that advocate for their needs,
and right to live and flourish.
Let us pray for
Our world, that a spirit of peace and reconciliation may prevail for all who have been
displaced by war, famine, or natural disasters, especially for the people of Ukraine and for all
areas of conflict.
Let us pray for
All who suffer in body, mind or Spirit. For the lonely and those who are alone. For those who
have no work and those who cannot work. For the hungry and the homeless, For those who have
been abused or injured. For those pushed to the edges of society. May all find Christ’s presence
with them in the midst of their darkness.
Education for Ministry
Virtual Open Houses in Support of a Learning Church
Interested in learning more about Education for Ministry? Please join us on either Wednesday,
May 25th or Tuesday, June 7th at 7pm for a virtual Open House where you can learn more about
Education for Ministry. New classes start in September.
If these dates, times, or format do not work for you, please reach out to either Libi Clifford, the
Diocese of Huron EfM Coordinator or Val Kenyon, Huron’s EfM Animator at
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 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.
Canadian Mental Health Association Stabilization Space: providing short term support to those experiencing a mental health and or addiction crisis.
NEEDS: adult colouring books, pencil crayons, board games, card games, personal care needs, plain t-shirts, pajama bottoms.
St. Paul’s Foodbank
Thank you! To all who contributed gifts for the food bank last week, and thank you to Doug and
Laura Fairbairn, who took them to the cathedral. Our next food bank Sunday is 12th June, and
the following items will 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.
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 this Saturday, May 21st, 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.
Men of St. Jude are planning a lunch Men’s lunch on Tuesday May 31st
at 11:30 am, at Billy T’s restaurant, on Highbury Avenue. All men are welcome!
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).
Our Yard Sale is Saturday June 4 8:00 am to Noon. Tables will be set up and provided. 50/50 split with the Church is the cost . All participants welcome.
Happy Birthday! This week to Diane Beedle (15th May), Barb Pinder (16th) and Shirley
Walmsley (17th). Hope you had a happy day!!
And, congratulations to:
Jacqui and Cam Dockstader, who celebrated their wedding anniversary on 15th May, Joan and
John Maddox, who celebrated on 17th May, and Anne and Ray Duffield, and Nancey and Andy
Orosz, who celebrate on the 20th.
Happy Victoria day!