Weekly Update

Weekly Update

Readings for Sunday 14th August 2022 , Pentecost 10
First reading: Isaiah 5.1-7
Psalm 80
Second reading: Hebrews 11,29-12.2
Gospel: Luke 12.49-56

Sunday services
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.

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 us all.

Office hours
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, 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; Joseph and Erin plus John, MaryAnne; Emrie, Donna and Sharon.
And any others known to each of you alone and for those who have no one to remember them by
name.

We Pray For

The unity of the Anglican Communion. As some 650 plus Bishops, especially Bishop Todd
return home from the Lambeth Conference, we pray that they will take all 12 of the calls to heart
and work to put them in action, making the world a better place. Let not any one call take
precedence and, cause the others to be lost in importance. May all remember that unity does not
mean conformity and all are better when there is dignity in diversity. We celebrate that Canada’s
Primate Archbishop Linda has been made regional Bishop for the Americas and Caribbean.

We Pray For

All those impacted by weather extremes, especially the homeless; those without the
opportunity to have air conditioning, or cooling during heat alerts, those lacking hydration,
appropriate housing, food security, mental health support and the basic determinants of health
and life. May all work together to support the distribution and sharing or resources so all may
have dignity and quality of life.

We Pray For

All the world impacted by extreme weather, those losing their homes, habitats and way of life,
(both humans and animals), due to horrific unmanageable forest fires and droughts, especially in
Canada. May the fire fighters have strength and stamina to continue the fight and may those
offering care to humans and animals and plants find resources and support as they face this role.

We Pray For

Our health care system, ( under crisis) as there are increasing shortages in staff to provide the
care we have come to expect and take for granted. May the governments and health care
providers work together to rebuild the system so that it works for providers and recipients. May
all the health care providers know that they are supported and appreciated.

We Pray For

The unrest and wars in our world, Gaza/Israel, Russia/Ukraine, throughout Africa, where there
is loss of life, destruction of infrastructure and a way of life. We pray that reason and diplomacy
may genuinely be undertaken to bring peace and rebuilding can begin with people being able to
come home if they so desire.

Living the Marks of Mission (August Cycle of Prayer)
WHEN YOU
– 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 519-661-6198.

Outreach

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 this Sunday, 14th August.
They have asked for Cereals , canned meat , Pasta Sauce & Noodles , baked Beans , children’s’ snacks and some toiletries . Egg cartons and used plastic bags will be great too! Please leave your gifts in the
Narthex.

Breakfast Program
The team served 83 breakfasts this past Saturday- a tie for our record number. Other programs
are also seeing a rise in numbers and we all attribute much of the increased numbers to the rising
cost of living that we’ve mentioned here before.
Our regular volunteers have been taking some much needed time off and we are thankful for the
efforts of those who have stepped up to help. Please continue to bring in toiletries, Fall outdoor
wear, and any surplus vegetables that you may have reaped from your gardens. Thank You!
Our next breakfast is Saturday August 20th from 9 to 10:30 am – all are welcome!

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.

Let’s Celebrate

Happy Birthday! This week to Marva Mills (8th August), Emma Sandron (9th) and Rageeta
Rajan (12th). Hope you all had/ have a happy day!

And, Congratulations to Christina and Andrew Willatt, celebrating their wedding anniversary on
8th August, Joanne and Dennis Johns, celebrating on the 11th, and Jennifer and Mike Chalmers on
the 12th.

Bus routes that stop at the

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