Readings for Sunday 7th August 2022 , Pentecost 9
First reading: Isaiah 1.1, 10-20
Second reading: Hebrews 11,1-3, 32-40
Gospel: Luke 12.32-40
Each Sunday through the summer months we have one service of Holy Eucharist, at 9.30 am,
The Common Cup is 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 pages.
Here is the link for Sunday’s service: https://youtu.be/_D-CF8As6dU
From the Wardens
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
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
Brian; Mary and family; 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, Lynda;
Leigh, plus Keith and Karleen.
And any others known to each of you alone, especially the London Homeless. those who have
no one to remember them by name.
Rest in Peace
Mrs. Nancy Guy (sister of Sarah Chase, Huron Church House staff member). May the soul of
Nancy find rest eternal and rise in glory, and Sarah, the family and friends find strength and
comfort as they grieve.
We Pray for
All the Bishops gathered at the Lambeth Conference, and especially for our Bishop Todd. We
pray that they’re walk together and listen to one another where there is disagreement and
dissension. May they focus on the common issues and calls to move together to support the
witness of Jesus’ message of love, mercy and care on earth.
We Pray for
The poor, the homeless, and all those on need; at home and around the world, that they may
have the necessary basic resources and support needed in life, to help them to thrive, housing,
food security, medical care and counseling. May the 519 group have an impact in their advocacy
for the less fortunate in our community.
We Pray for
All those impacted by the message and visit on Canadian soil of Pope Francis. For some it has
brought the start of healing, for some it opened suppressed old wounds, and many people may be
reflecting on the history of residential schools. May they be supported and cared for as they
travel the path to wholeness and find hope and a better way forward.
We Pray for
All those impacted by climate justice issues, extreme temperatures, fires, drought, flooding and
unprecedented weather changes that impact the way of life, survival, and relocation of all of
creation, plants, animals, humans. May we each do our individual parts and advocate for the
powerful to take immediate measures to protect our planet.
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 if you cannot get there, call the office at 519-660-6198.
Outreach for August
The Outreach Committee’s focus this month are reminders for St. Paul’s Foodbank, August 14th
and our Community Breakfasts, on August 6th and 20th.
Also, Back to School
Needs: school supplies and backpacks for children and youth heading to school in September.
These will be blessed prior to distribution to those in need.
St. Paul’s Food Bank
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
Narthex or drop them by the office.
This past Saturday the team served 73 guests, some regulars and some new folks. Our hot
offering was a toasted ham and cheese sandwich served with a few baby carrots. On July 31st
in 2020, we served 39 of these sandwiches at a cost of 96 cents each, but this Saturday, we served
83 sandwiches at a cost of 1 dollar and 11 cents each. One difference of note is that 24 of these
sandwiches were served without ham to accommodate religious and dietary needs of our guests,
reducing the cost to 76 cents. We were very fortunate that the cheese was on sale this week or the
cost of the sandwiches would have been significantly higher.
Thank you for your generosity that makes it possible for us to continue with this vital ministry.
Please know that we do try to be good stewards with the funds you provide and are always happy
to answer any questions you may have about the program.
Our next breakfast is this Saturday August 6th from 9 to 10:30 am – all are welcome!
It’s FundScrip time again! Rick will take your card orders at his home until Sunday afternoon,
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.
Happy Birthday! This week to Cam Dockstader (2nd August), Jerome Frank and Olivia
Armstrong (3rd). Hope you all had/ have a happy day!
And, Congratulations to Loraine and Gordon Micks, who celebrated their wedding anniversary
on 2nd August.
“How doth the little busy bee
Improve each shining hour,
And gather honey every day
From every opening flower”
(1715, Isaac Watts)
You may remember this poem from your grade school days?? But we put it here as a timely
reminder of the peril that our bees, and butterflies and other insects, are in from the way we
misuse the environment. So, consider planting part of your garden as a Pollinator Garden, ideas
abound in YouTube, and our tiny friends will thank you – especially the now endangered