Weekly Update

Weekly Update

Readings for Sunday 28th August, Pentecost 12
First reading: Jeremiah 2.4-13
Psalm 81
Second reading: Hebrews 13.1-8,15-16
Gospel: Luke 14.1,7-14

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 28th August: https://youtu.be/VTndFxaHQ4I

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.

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; Geoff plus Linda and Randy.
And any others known to each of you alone and for those who have no one to remember them by
name.

Rest in Peace
Sandra Barns ( former member of St Alban’s and sister-in-law to Win Mizon). May the soul of
Sandra find rest eternal in the loving arms of the Divine and rise in glory. Pray for her adult
children Lori, Chris and Geoff, and for Win and the family and friends, that they find strength
and. comfort as they mourn.

Let Us Pray For

Bishop Todd, our priest Bill,, Matt our covering priest and friend, and for all clergy who take
the message of respect and dignity of all human beings forward. May all be guided by Holy
Spirit and supported by the people of God, where the gospel is shared and diversity is celebrated
as a strength. We especially give thanks that Matt has been able to cover Bill’s much needed and
deserved Sabbatical and Holiday. We are blessed to have such caring men of Gods in our midst.

Let Us Pray For

The people of Ukraine as they fear increased attacks and especially targeting their seat of
democracy, Kiev, today on August 24th, their Independence Day. May the untold trauma, death,
damage and destruction come to the end and peace be restored. We do give thanks that some
grain has been able to reach desperate starving, drought impacted and starving people and pray
that the brokered grain deliveries hold.

Let Us Pray For

All areas of our globe where there is war, food insecurity, oppression, abuse, lack of housing,
lack of appropriate health resources and misuse of power. May world leaders, the powerful, and
oppressors come to know that when all receive needed resources in an environment of care; peace
ensues and everyone benefits.

Let Us Pray For

Our world where destructive climate changes are causing unprecedented weather patterns with
significant adverse weather events (heat waves, drought, floods, mud slides/ flooding, rising water
levels, storms, etc.) impacting the way of life, habitat and survival for humans, animals, plants and
trees. May we all do our part and be part of the climate justice solution and not increase the
problem.

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 519-660-6198.

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 4thevery 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

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, 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.

Breakfast Program
The teams prepped for and served 75 guests this past Saturday. Many guests were here as early
as 7:45 am and most had received their take away bags by 9:30. Other meal programs are also
seeing a rise in numbers, St. John’s served 180 guests on Saturday evening!
Please continue to pray for those in need and lobby your elected officials at all levels to support
guaranteed basic income and affordable housing programs.
Needed, along with cash donations this month, are toiletries, toilet paper, incontinence products
for men and women, and Fall sweaters and jackets.
Our next breakfast is Saturday September 3rd 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.

Volunteers Needed

Crafty people wanted!! Nancey Orosz is looking for crafting volunteers, no experience
necessary, just an interest in doing something new and useful for the church. They meet
Wednesdays from 10:00 am to 3:00pm in the St Martha room. Come for fun and friendship and
to boost our fund-raising efforts. Call the office and we will forward your information on.

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.

Gardening
Thanks to Sherry Shadlock and Eileen Elliott for the hard work they are doing on the East wall
gardens. As they continue this work, donations of some plants would be appreciated, new or
from your own beds. In particular they are looking for 3-6 weed-free clumps of Karl Forester
grass, and 3 clumps of sedum, preferably Autumn Joy. Please contact the office at 519-660-6198.
Thanks also goes to Trish Morley-Forster for her efforts with the Adelaide St. rose garden,
always a pleasure to see for those using this entrance.

Fundraising

Nearly New Shop
The Shop is having a half price sale, now on!!

Fall special!! The Fund Raising and Social committee will be hosting a golf evening, Friday
September 30th. It will be a “Nine and Dine” event at Cobble Hills Golf course, and players and
guests are welcome. Details about times and cost will be coming soon.

Let’s Celebrate

Happy Birthday! This week to Penny Harris (21st August), Bill Lawrence (22nd), Joanne
Lubansky-Johns (23rd), Scott Armstrong (24th), Keith Roberts (25th) and Larry O’Connor (27th).
Hope you all had/ have a happy day!

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