Weekly Update

Weekly Update

Readings for Sunday 11th September, Pentecost 14, and the second Season of Creation
Sunday. The theme is Eco-justice.
First reading: Leviticus 25: 8-24 Psalm 85
Second reading: James 5: 1-8
Gospel: Luke 4: 16-21

Sunday services.
This Sunday, 11th September, we are returning to the two services each Sunday, a said service of
Holy Communion at 8.30 am, and a sung service at 10.00 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 services will be live streamed and recorded for the website, YouTube and Facebook pages.
Here is the link for Sunday 11th September: https://youtu.be/z3HL6zZ0ZW4

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
Jan and Bob, Joe and Debbie; Brian; Mary, Pat; Barb; John; Margaret, Dave and Marylynn;
Nelson; Ruth; Stephanie and Ron; Beth; Clarion and Brenda plus Lester; Precious; Laura;
Stephanie; Alex; 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; Geoff plus
Linda and Randy and Kelly.
And any others known to each of you alone, and for those who have no one to remember them
by name.

Rest In Peace
Pat Knowles Harrison ( sister in Law to Fran Rinker) and Betty Robins (lunch bunch friend).
May the souls of Pat and Betty find rest eternal and rise in glory into the presence of the Lord and
friends and family find strength and comfort in the memories of loved ones who are seen no
more.

We pray for

The people of Pakistan who have lost loved ones, their homes, and way of life to unrelenting
floods. We ask that support and resources are available to help in both the short and then the
long term as they endeavour to pick up the pieces of their lives and move forward. May the
world wake up to the crisis of climate justice and do all that is possible to protect our world from
devastation and disasters.

We pray for

Bishop Todd and our priest Bill, returning from a much needed sabbatical and holiday, Matt
our friend and priest who lead the church of St Jude’s over the last few months, and for all clergy
guided by Holy Spirit in bringing the message of the kingdom through preaching and sharing of
the Gospel. We give thanks for the gift of the Season of Creation program that can teach and
help us all to care for Mother Earth and all living creatures.

We pray for

The people impacted by the senseless and violent attacks with loss of lives and significant
injuries to so many people in Saskatchewan, on the James Smith Cree Nation and the nearby
village of Weldon. May the pain and sorrow of family, friends and neighbours find a healthy
outlet so healing can begin. We also pray for the perpetrators of these horrendous events, one
found dead, God rest his soul, and one on the loose . May his troubled self seek to give in to law
enforcement and cause no more terror. Let us uphold those who have died, those who are
injured and those traumatized by this tragedy in the light of God’s mercy.

We pray for

All the students returning to what ever education suits their age, situation, and needs. May all
find friendships and ways to be successful in their educational endeavours. May they have the
resources and supports required to grow and flourish.

We pray for

The Intrepid Women of St Jude’s away on their annual canoe trip. May they be safe and return
invigorated from spending time in the beauty and peace of God’s creation exploring an island in
Lake Nipissing.

Fifth Mark of Mission
In thanksgiving and in honouring of the five Sundays of the “Seasons Of Creation,” and starting
September 4th we will be using the fifth Mark of Mission for our cycle of prayer.

Treasure – Safeguard and Renew the Earth
As Christians we are called to “safeguard the integrity of creation”. Our world is a gift from God.
We bear the responsibility for caring for the world and the Earth’s resources.

Prayer
Lord, you came into our lives to redeem all that is good, guide us in our turn to renew and
sustain the the life of your creation. Let your glory fill this place.
Let your glory fill this world!

We honour ministries in support of SAFEGUARDING AND RENEWING THE EARTH, the
Fifth Mark of Mission, including Stewardship.
Environmental Team, Work to reduce single use plastics and major recycling initiatives,
Buildings and Grounds, Lock up Security Group, Grubby days
Finance and Audit groups, Committee of Stewards, Treasurer, Fundscrip, Garage Sales, Garden
Volunteers…

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.

Season of Creation: Tips from the diocese regarding environmental protection:
Inside the home:
When cleaning use eco- friendly options:
An easy-to-make-at-home all purpose cleaner used at St. James’ Stratford
and by parishioners is done with 2 ounces dish detergent, 4 ounces lemon juice, 8 ounces vinegar
(preferably 10% acetic acid), and 10 ounces water.
Bulk cleaning products are now available at some eco-friendly stores. Bring a reusable jar and
stock up.
A variety of eco-friendly, zero waste products are available online including laundry detergent
like Tru Earth, available from:
https://www.tru.earth
Dryer balls are an alternative to disposable dryer sheets.
When it is no longer practical to repair, look for Energy Star appliances. See:
https://www.nrcan.gc.ca/energy-efficiency/energy-star-canada/18953

Outreach

Outreach for September
The Committee reminds us of the St. Paul’s Foodbank on September 11th, and our Community
Breakfast on Saturday 17th September.
A request from Cheryle Ann: “Microwave: I am looking for a microwave for a refugee family. I
will pay for one if you wish to sell a good used one.” Please contact the office if you have one.

St. Paul’s Food Bank
Our next Food Bank Sunday is this Sunday, 11th September.
They have asked for Cereals , Granola bars, 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
This month’s Ministry of the Month is our own St. Jude’s Breakfast Program. In past years
we have been strong supporters of the St. John’s Dinner Program and some of our parishioners
continue to volunteer with this long standing and vital program. St. John’s has a strong
financial base and understand that we are turning our focus this year to raising funds for our meal
program. Since this ministry came to us from St. Alban’s it has grown from a once a month
eat in breakfast for 40 guests to a take away breakfast 2 to 3 times per month for 75. The costs
have gone up, not only to reflect the number of meals served but also the rising costs of the food.
An example – the cost of a flat of eggs in April 2020 was $6.29. This past week, we paid $8.49,
and we cook between 5 to 8 flats for each breakfast. It now costs about $1100 each month for
this program, so your financial help is essential if we are to continue serving those in need
who join us on Saturday mornings.
Donations can be placed in the offerings plate any Sunday, or added to your pre-authorized
givings. Thank you for your past and ongoing support of this ministry!
Our next breakfast is scheduled for Saturday 17th September.

Ukraine aid. The Primate’s Fund is collecting gifts for aid to Ukraine and Pakistan (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.

Fundraising

Golf ++ 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. Tee time start at 4 pm, and Golf , cart and dinner $67.00. Walking
$55.00, and Dinner only $30.00.
Dinner choices
1) Steak, potatoes, salad and dessert.
2) Veggie lasagna , potatoes salad and dessert.
Closing date is September 23rd.

Fundscrip. Rick will take your orders for cards until Sunday afternoon, 11th September.

Volunteers Needed

It’s Sign-up Sunday! Take a look at the list of activities emailed to you last week, and come
ready to sign up for whatever interests you. It’s also a “Welcome Back” Sunday, and in lieu of
our usual welcome back breakfast, this year we invite all parishioners to join us for a coffee break
between the 8:30 and 10 am services. Coffee and treats will be served starting around 9:15 in the
Narthex. Parishioners can spread out to visit in the Narthex, the Cracknell room or out front as
the weather permits. Take this opportunity to say hi to those you haven’t seen in a while.
Not ready to visit? We understand, just wear your mask while in the building.

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 3:00 pm in the St Martha room. Come for fun and friendship and
to boost our fund-raising efforts. Contact the office if interested.

Jars needed! One of our faithful jam makers is already hard at work making jam for the
upcoming Bazaar, but is running out of jars. If you have some, 250mL size, and would donate
them, please bring them to the office sometime convenient. Thank you!

Let’s Celebrate

Happy Birthday! This week to Dave Hiuser (7th September), Pat Taylor, 8th her 94th! ) and
Heather Williams, (9th) . Hope you all have a happy day!

And congratulations to Cherie and Bill Laughlin, who celebrate their wedding anniversary on 8th September.



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