Readings for Sunday 29th May, 2022 , Easter 7
First reading: Acts 16.16-34
Second reading: Revelation 22.12-14,16-17,20-21
Gospel: John 17.20-26
Psalm 47, refrain
“God has gone up with a shout”
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 live streamed and recorded for the website, YouTube and
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/HPWKNScZMa0.
Ascension Day. We are invited to join St. Paul’s Cathedral for the Ascension of the Lord
Service, Thursday May 26th, at 7pm. The service will be offered both in person at the
Cathedral and online at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6-BMB6hH8GLlnWLvPMSk0g/featured
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, Jamie and Cathie; David, Matt, Elizabeth, Diane, Dave and Joanne and Valerie.
We give thanks for the work of Synod 2022, under the leadership of Bishop Todd, to help move
our Diocese of Huron from “here” to “there” even as we explore what there will be.
We pray for
All those who have let their names stand in the upcoming Provincial election. May they
become the servant leaders that our democracy invites, looking to the needs of all citizens and
not the few, looking at the environment as important and worthy part of the whole and not to be
abused or taken for granted.
We pray for
All people infected or impacted by infectious diseases, especially Covid and monkey pox.
May they receive the support and resources needed to manage their situations and prevent
impacting others. We honour all those who attend to the needs of those who suffer.
We pray for
The people and the lands of Ukraine as they are being invaded, abused, and raped by a
relentless enemy bend on destruction. May the world and diplomacy offer the needed support
and pull together to stop this insanity and help with healing and wholeness for all.
We pray for
The people in our own land and homes, the poor, the abused, the street persons, the
indigenous people, those that are trafficked, and all others not given the opportunities to thrive
and be treated with dignity. May we be awake to the situation of our neighbours and advocate
and work to overcome these terrible situations and provide safety, housing, food security, health
care, community, and a way forward. (think before you vote).
Looking for the latest Devotional Booklets
They are in the Narthex, so help yourself.
TWO important reminders
The period between Ascension to Pentecost is 11 days, this year May 26th to June 5th.
A great time to focus on your prayer life. Join the world wide community and take part in
thykingdomcome.global Why not check it out?
Interested in learning more about Education for Ministry? Please join us on either Wednesday,
May 25th or Tuesday, June 7th at 7pm for virtual Open Houses 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
[email protected] .
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
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 served 59 breakfasts this last Saturday. Our hard working volunteers led by Sheila Dempster
completed a significant sort, reorganize and turn over of our clothing and sundry items last week, probably not unlike your own spring review. Thank you! As we move towards the summer,
please consider the toiletries and other items that your family needs in the warm weather –
sunscreen, rain jackets, umbrellas and lighter weight jackets and sweaters. Labeled donations
can always be left in the Narthex on Sunday morning or brought in through the Adelaide Street
door the Friday afternoon before each breakfast. Financial donations can be placed directly in
the collection plate or the church mailbox.
Our next breakfast is Saturday June 4th.
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.
A Fund-raising event!
Beef on a Bun Dinner is this Saturday May 28th. Please call the office at 519-660-6198 or
email at [email protected] to reserve your pick-up time. We have a few spots left at 5:30 and lots left at 6:00 and 6:30.
Cost is $ 20.00, which includes two salads and homemade pie (which if it’s from our ACW
ladies, is not to be missed).
Yard Sale: The Yard Sale is Saturday June 4th, 8:00 am to Noon. Tables will be set up and
provided, and a 50/50 split with the Church is the cost . All participants are welcome.
Fundscrip: Rick will take your card orders, usual place, up to the afternoon of Sunday 5th
Let’s Get Social
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! (Back to the original
Happy Birthday! This week to Mary Lou Smithers (May 23rd), and Darryl Ulrich (25th) .
Hope you have/had a happy day!!
And, congratulations to: Victoria and Sidney Siu, who celebrated their wedding anniversary on