Weekly Update

Weekly Update

Readings for Sunday 21st August 2022 , Pentecost 11
First reading: Jeremiah 1.4-10
Psalm 71.1-6
Second reading: Hebrews 12.18-29
Gospel: Luke 13.10-17

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.
Here is the link for Sunday 21st August: https://youtu.be/VpGLisb87OU

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
Please hold the following people and those they love and trust in prayer:
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, Mary Anne; Donna and Sharon; Sandra; Geoff plus Linda and
Randy.
All those known to each of you alone, and those who have no one to remember them…

Rest In Peace
Reverend Dr. Donald Irvine.
Mr. Aaron Sloane (Son of the Reverend Laura Lightfoot)
May the souls of Don and Aaron find rest eternal and rise in glory, and we hold before God the
family and friends as they grieve.

Let us Pray for

Bishop Todd, just returned from Lambeth Conference and bringing new insights; Bill on
sabbatical and vacation soon returning to lead St Jude’s; Matt covering and currently away in
PEI to celebrate his grandma’s 90th birthday; all clergy who will be tasked with welcoming
parishioners and leading them in spiritual renewal, God willing, and Covid remaining
manageable.

Let us Pray for

Our world, as weather extremes from climate crisis cause unprecedented temperatures and heat
waves resulting in storms, fires, flooding, droughts, melting polar ice, rising sea levels, so that
homes, health, food security, and quality of life are at risk around our globe. May all people do
their part to help manage climate justice and preserve creation.

Let us Pray for

The leaders of the world powers, that they might be just and honorable in their dealings with
one another, and that the United Nations be truly united for the welfare of all nations, where
peace, a reduction of arms, and an end to war and terrorism in all areas of strife in our world is
possible. May the world come to know peace and care of neighbour near and far.

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 please call the office at 519-660-6198.

Anglican Fellowship of Prayer
Diocese of Huron Fall gathering 2022 is planned for Saturday, October 1st, 9:30 am to 12:30 pm (online).
“Let us walk in joy and wonder”. When we consider how we will lead our children to faith, we
are often surprised to find them leading us! Join the Rev’d Gerry Adam for a time of storytelling,
reflection and prayer as we explore the formation of our youngest disciples.
To register please contact the Rev’d Kim Myer at [email protected] or by calling/texting
519-980-4545.

A message from Fr. Bill
Christians around the world are invited to give particular attention to praying and caring for
God’s creation s part of the global Season of Creation which is observed from September 1st
to October 4th every year.
For five Sundays beginning on September 4th St. Jude’s will be celebrating the Season of
Creation. In our hymns, prayers, and scripture readings we will celebrate the beauty of God’s
creation and be invited to renew our commitment to striving to safeguard the integrity of creation
and to sustain and renew the life of the earth.

Outreach

Outreach for August
The Outreach Committee’s focus this month are reminders for our Community Breakfast, on
August 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.

Breakfast Program
As we get ready to shop, prep and serve our guests this week, we wonder how many folks in need
will be at our door and will we have enough? Every day in the news, you see another message of
the increasing needs in our community, families struggling to pay their rent, buy gas so they can
get to work, and at this time of year, find the funds to purchase back to school supplies and
clothing for their children. On our streets we see evidence of those with substance use issues,
that our mental health resources are stretched and inadequate, and affordable housing is non
existent for many. And yet, thanks to your generosity and that of the family and friends you have
recruited, we will have enough this week to feed those who come, and if we run out of wraps,
we’ll make cheese sandwiches like the last time.
We will have some clothing, some toiletries and a roll of toilet paper for most. Please keep our
guests and our breakfast teams in your prayers and Thank You for your commitment to this
essential ministry.
Our next breakfast is this Saturday August 20th
from 9 to 10:30 am – all are welcome!

St. Paul’s Food Bank
Our next Food Bank Sunday is Sunday, 10th September.
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.

Let’s Celebrate

Happy Birthday! This week to Janette Newcombe and Nalini Massey (15th August), and
Andrea Armstrong (20th) . Hope you all had/ have a happy day!

And, Congratulations to Maureen and Nelson Elder, celebrating their wedding anniversary on
17th August (today!!), and Sharyn and Darryl Ulrich, celebrating on the 19th.

Volunteers Needed

Nearly New Shop
The Shop is in need of volunteers, especially for Tuesdays, only once a month, 10.00 am to noon.
We may need someone for Saturdays too, again once a month, but 9.00 am to noon.
Training will be provided before your first shift, and it’s a great way to get to know other ladies
of the church. If interested please call the office at 519-660-6198 by August 25th.

September is coming!
Return to two Services and “Sign Up Sunday”. Summer is moving along and when we see the
school supplies coming into the Narthex, we know that we’ll soon be returning to two services.
The date is Sunday September 11th, 8:30 am said service and 10.00 am service with music.
Covid concerns will change things a bit this year. Rather than a welcome back breakfast, we
invite everyone to a shared coffee hour between the services starting around 9:15 am. Feel free
to visit in the LGC room, or take your coffee and muffin outside to chat with other parishioners.
This will also be the time to sign up for those church activities that have been curtailed over the
past few years. Watch for the details of the returning ministries so you are ready for Sign Up.

Bus routes that stop at the

Adelaide and Fanshawe intersections are #16, #25, #92
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