Weekly Update

Weekly Update

Readings for Sunday 18th September, Pentecost 15, and the third Season of Creation Sunday.
The theme is Water.
First reading: Genesis 21: 8-19
Psalm 104: 10-17
Second reading: Revelation 22: 1-7
Gospel: John 4: 1-15

Sunday services
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 18th September: https://youtu.be/UsEuzh2xrAE

Queen Elizabeth
Following the funeral service for the late queen in Westminster Abbey on 19th September, there
will be a service of remembrance in St. James Cathedral, Toronto, which will be live streamed,
and this is the link you will need:
https://www.anglican.ca/news/national-memorial-service-for-queen-elizabeth-ii/30039992/
on Monday 19th September at 3.00 pm.
A similar service of remembrance will also be held in our cathedral church of St. Paul.
The church flags will remain at half mast until after the mourning period.

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; Brian; Mary; Pat; Barb; John; Margaret; Dave and Marylynn; Nelson; Ruth;
Stephanie and Ron; Beth; Clarion, Brenda and Lester; Precious; Laura; Stephanie; Alex; Jamie
and Cathie; David; Matt; Elizabeth; Diane, Dave and Joanne, Valerie; Lynda, Jack and Diane;
Leigh, Keith and Karleen; Joseph, Erin, John and Mary Anne; Donna; Geoff, Linda and Randy;
Kelly and Sarah White ( daughter of our Warden Mary Emanuel).
And those known to each of you alone, and those who have no one to remember them.

Rest In Peace
Joe Bennett: may his soul find rest eternal and rise in glory into the presence of the Lord and his
daughter Debbie, other family members and friends find strength and comfort in the memories
of loved ones who are seen no more.

Queen Elizabeth II
From Bishop Todd
O God, from whom comes everything that is upright and true:
Accept our thanks for the gifts of heart and mind thou didst bestow on thy servant Elizabeth,
And which she showed forth among us in her words and deeds;
Deal graciously we pray thee, with those who mourn, especially the members of the Royal
Family,
That casting every care on thee, they may know the consolation of thy love,
Through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen

And for King Charles III, from the Anglican Church of Canada:
Everlasting God, we pray for our new King.
Bless his reign and the life of our nation.
Help us to work together so that truth and justice, harmony and fairness flourish among us;
Through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Amen.

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, our priest Bill and for all clergy guided by Holy Spirit in bringing the message
of the kingdom through preaching and sharing of the Gospel.

We pray for

The Intrepid Women of St Judes away on the 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.

We pray for

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.

Walk lightly.
Each leaf, each petal, each grain, each person, sings your praises, Creator God.
Each creature on the earth, all the mountains and the great seas, show your glory, Spirit of Love
And yet, the hand of greed has patented and plundered your splendor, has taken and not shared
your gift, has lived as owner of the earth, not guest.
And so, the ice is cracked, the rivers dry, the valleys flooded and the snow caps melt.
God our Father, show us how to step gently, to live simply, to walk lightly with respect and love
for all that you have made.
Amen”

Linda Jones, CAFOD

Fifth Mark of Mission
In thanksgiving and in honouring of the five Sundays of the “Seasons Of Creation,” we shall 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
Reduce Water Usage
– Install low flow shower heads and keep showers short;
– Turn off water while brushing teeth or washing hands;
– Install low flush or dual flush toilets
– Only run (ideally Energy Star) dishwashers and washing machines with full
loads
Personal products
– Explore alternatives to personal products including bamboo toothbrushes,
silk floss, toothpaste powder or tablets, natural deodorant, shampoo bars or
cubes and more
– Check out your local eco-store for make-up and grooming options
– Some local stores carry bulk products (soap, shampoos, lotions) allowing
you to refill reusable jars
Check out your local Habitat Restore for renovation materials.
Make donations of items that you are no longer using. Send appliances to Habitat Restore,
furniture to a refugee resettlement program, and clothing to the Nearly New Shop.

Outreach

Outreach for September
The Committee reminds us of our Community Breakfast on Saturday 17th September.

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 offering 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 this Saturday, 17th September.

St. Paul’s Food Bank
Our next Food Bank Sunday is Sunday, 9th October.

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.

Sign Up Sunday
We shall continue with Sign Up this Sunday for parishioners not there last week. For those not
attending church, please call the office or send an email to indicate how you might be able to
share your talents for the many ministries active at St. Jude’s.

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. Contact the office with your meal choices.

Let’s Celebrate

Happy Birthday! This week to Marilyn Makarich (11th September), Sidney Siu and Mary Jane
Samela (13th), and Ellie Ward (15th). Hope you all had/have a happy day.

And congratulations to Mary and Larry O’Connor, who celebrate their wedding anniversary on
14th September, Cathy and Keith Ferguson (15th), and Catherine and Bryan Smith (16th).

Coronation Churches
As mentioned by Fr. Bill last Sunday, St. Jude’s has a special connection to the royal family
through the 1953 Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II. On the west wall of the Lloyd Cracknell
Room (formerly the Westminster Room) hangs a large framed fragment of the tapestry specially
designed and made for the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in Westminster Abbey in 1953.
This hanging, with the carpet fragment from Westminster Abbey that now hangs in the church,
underline the connection of St. Jude’s to that event, since the parish was founded in 1953 and
was thus designated by the diocese of Huron as a “Coronation” church.
The tapestry fragment was brought back to London by a parish member after the Coronation,
which he had attended. The carpet fragment was for many years in the Victoria Hospital nurses
residence, and was brought to the church by a parish member, also a nurse, when that facility
closed.
There were two Coronation churches in this diocese, the other being St. Stephens in Brantford,
which is now closed.

Bus routes that stop at the

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