Readings for Sunday 17th July 2022 , Pentecost 6
First reading: Amos 8.1-12
Second reading: Colossians 1.15-28
Gospel: Luke 10.38-42
Sunday services. The diocese has lifted all Covid restrictions, so now it is no longer mandatory
for you to wear a mask for the services, although this is always a personal choice and
recommended, and hand sanitizing and social distancing where possible are sensible precautions.
The diocese leaves it up to individual parishes to decide what rules they wish to 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 service will be live streamed and recorded for the website, YouTube and Facebook page.
Here is the link for Sunday’s service: https://youtu.be/6arWvVdJdLg
A note from the Wardens
Even though Covid rules have been largely lifted, it is still wise for us to observe good protective
practices, especially as health authorities say we are now in a seventh Covid wave, led by the
new BA variants. The Wardens strongly encourage the wearing of masks and hand sanitizing at
our services and gatherings, and especially urge that anyone who is not feeling well, has a cough,
sore throat, runny nose, etc., should not attend these events at St. Jude’s. Stay home until your
symptoms have resolved, and take part in the live-streamed service. This will ensure the best
protection for us all. And, make sure your vaccinations are fully up to date!
Kathy is in the office Monday to Friday, 9 am to 1.00 pm. Hand sanitizing and wearing your
mask is strongly recommended if you visit.
Prayer and Pastoral Care
Please pray this week for
Mary and family; Glenda; Mary, Sean; Pat; Barb; John; Margaret, Dave and Marylynn; Nelson;
Ruth; Stephanie and Ron; Beth; Clarion and Brenda plus Lester; Precious; Laura; Stephanie;
Alex; Pat, Jamie and Cathie; David, Matt, Elizabeth, Diane, Dave and Joanne, Valerie and Lynda.
And any others known to each of you alone ,and for those who have no one to remember them
Rest in Peace: Sylvia McGeein. A celebration of life for Sylvia was held at St Jude’s on July
10th with Fr. Matt presiding. A chance for family and parishioners to remember a special lady
and inspiration to St Jude’s for many years, “well done good and faithful servant”. May the
soul of Sylvia eternally Rest In Peace and rise in Glory, and family and friends find strength and
comfort in memories as the mourn.
Let Us Pray For
Bishop Todd, our priest Bill on Sabbatical, Fr. Matt our interim priest. May Holy Spirit offer
them the guidance needed to show leadership on the journey of this ever evolving parish,
Deanery, Diocese, Country, and throughout the Anglican communion.
Let Us Pray For
The People and the country of Ukraine as they continue to work to safeguard their country,
their traditions, and way of life in the face of an illegal invasion by an aggressive, larger, and
richer nation intent on turning back the hands of time to an Imperial state. May a miracle happen
whereby peace and prosperity return, where food and grain stores be sold and distributed to a
needy world to avert starvation, and rebuilding of lives and livelihoods unfold.
Let Us Pray For
The health care system across our own country, which is sorely under resourced, where health
care providers have left due to burn out, lack of appreciation with threats and abuse, unbelievable
workloads, and just plain exhaustion. May they come to know that the majority of fellow
citizens are allies and support their sacrifices, and may policy makers make this a priority and put
in place appropriate resources and supports. As the Covid virus changes and mutates the
evolving science will cause angst, but we must focus on good public health guidelines. .Help us
to remain aware and to care for one another.
Living the Marks of Mission (July and August Cycle of Prayer)
– listen with all your heart – honour your elders – encourage young people to be active in church
often and loudly – choose good over evil – welcome the stranger – write the government about the
issues that matter – invite a co-worker to church – help your dad do housework – get messy with
school kids – say “Thank the Lord” and mean it – tweet your blessings one by one – introduce your
grandkids to nature – read and share God’s word – Pray
THEN YOU ARE LIVING THE MARKS OF MISSION
Looking for the latest Devotional Booklets?
They are in the Narthex, so help yourself, or contact the office at 519-660-6198.
Outreach for July
The Outreach Committee is drawing our attention to:
The Pride Parade, 24th July
Also, the focus this month is the environment, encouraging composting at home, stopping the use
of single use plastics, etc. See the Bulletin boards for information about composting.
Pride Parade, the Pride London Festival.
An invitation from Joanne and Dennis Johns:
Pride Parade 2022 on Sunday July 24th at 12 noon. Join us to celebrate love and diversity in
our community! The parade starts at the Western Fairgrounds and the group finishes with food
St. Paul’s Foodbank
Our next Food Bank Sunday is Sunday, 14th August.
They have asked for Cereals , canned meat , Pasta Sauce & Noodles , baked Beans , and some
toiletries . Egg cartons and used plastic bags will be great too ! Please leave your gifts in the
Food, gas, toiletries, utilities; the rising costs of the basics are affecting all of us, so imagine how
it is for those already struggling to meet their needs with too few dollars. Your generous
donations of cash, basic hygiene products, and clothing make a real difference in the lives of
those who join us for breakfast a couple of Saturdays each month. We are preparing to serve 75
again this week. Thank you for your ongoing support!
Next breakfast is this Saturday July 16th when we again shall prepare for 75 guests.
Conflict, climate change and COVID-19 have combined to create a deadly situation in
Sub-Saharan Africa. Families in 23 countries are facing starvation as drought and the war in
Ukraine disrupt food supplies.
The Government of Canada has allocated $250 million toward hunger relief in countries where
the situation is most dire. As well, the government will match all donations made by individuals
to the Humanitarian Coalition’s Appeal to End Hunger by July 17th , up to a total of $5 million.
Please contact the PWRDF at [email protected] to donate.
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.
Nearly New Shop has a wonderful selection of new men’s large golf shirts, and size 36 men’s
shorts. Prices will be unbelievable, I imagine!!
Happy Birthday! This week to Thampi Varkey (16th July). Hope you will have a happy day!