Readings for Sunday 9th October, Pentecost 18
First reading: Jeremiah 29.1, 4-7
Second reading: 2 Timothy 2.815
Gospel: Luke 17.11-19
The Common Cup is offered at Communion, but reception of this is optional, and receiving just
the Bread still constitutes a full Communion.
The 10.00 am service will be live streamed and recorded for the website, YouTube and Facebook pages.
Here is the live stream link for Sunday 9th October: https://youtu.be/4MB2ygQrk4c
Blessing of the Animals
That was a first for St. Jude’s, though it has been offered for some time at other Anglican
parishes. It was a good turnout, lots of furry friends, there were no embarrassing accidents, and
the animals were well behaved too! **
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
Kathy is vacation next week, 10th to 14th October. Messages left on the church phone will be
picked up from time to time, but if you have a pastoral emergency please contact Fr. Bill
Prayer and Pastoral Care
Cycle of Prayer for October
Transformation – Transforming Society:
“To seek to transform unjust structures of society”, to challenge violence of every kind, and to
pursue peace and reconciliation, is a call to go beyond charitable giving and help change a world
that creates human needs. To join in God’s work in building the Kingdom by transforming
Lord, let the fire of your goodness and justice burn into us and through us, that we may seek to
transform the unjust structures of society. Let your glory fill this place,
Let your glory fill this world!
We honour ministries in support of TRANSFORMING SOCIETY: the Fourth Mark of Mission Support for: New Comers To Canada and LIRSA, North East Neighbourhood Group, Marriage
inclusivity, Pride walk, Crisis Response, Addiction groups, PWRDF, London Food Coalition, IJM (International Justice Mission), Prayer Partner, Food Bank Distribution…
Please pray this week for
Brian; Mary, Pat; Sean; Barb; 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; Geoff plus Linda and Randy, Kelly and Baby Caleb.
And any others known to each of you alone and for those who have no one to remember them by name.
Rest In Peace
Margaret Crook (sister to Jennifer Chalmers). May light perpetual shine on Margaret and her
soul find rest eternal in the arms of the Divine and rise in glory. Pray for her adult children and
family, especially Jennifer ( and her family) and friends, as they deal with Margaret’s death. We
ask for strength, and with time and through memories comfort and peace.
We pray for
On October 4th we remember St. Francis of Assisi, known for deep love of the vulnerable and of
nature. The Collect: Grant us, Almighty God, after the example of your holy servant Francis,
to do what you would have us do, and always to desire what is pleasing in your sight, that
cleansed by your love, enlightened by your truth, and kindled with the fire of your Holy Spirit,
we may follow in the footsteps of your beloved Son and make our way to you, O God most High;
through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now
and for ever.
We pray for
Cool heads and a commitment to refrain from the use of nuclear arms. As the illegal war with
Russian claiming the annexation of parts of Ukraine rages on, we ask that the world work to
bring about peace and a respect for the sovereignty of individual nations. May those of influence
broker a world order in which people may flourish and the horrors of war become a distant
We pray for
The poor, the marginalized, the abused, the disadvantaged and all who exist or feel they exist
on the fringe of society. May all citizens work towards a society where everyone can “ be the
best they can be” where all feel respect and are afforded the necessities of life, food security,
appropriate housing, safety, health services and the wrap around supports for a life with dignity.
We pray for
For this upcoming Thanksgiving. A time for reflection on the many gifts of creation. We pray
that as families and friends travel and assemble together all will remain safe and well. May all,
those in groups (small and large) and those alone, reflect with gratitude on their life blessings
and seek to share with others.
CHRISTMAS BALE: for years the ACW has been paying for the shipping costs to send
shipments of used clothing to the North. Currently we are sending things to a store in Kenora
called Twice is Nice, which is affiliated with St. Alban the Martyr, the cathedral in Kenora.
Early in November we send only new Christmas items to Kenora to distribute to those in need,
with guidance from the cathedral and social services. We have set aside a few new adult things
that have come in to the Nearly New Shop during the year. In October we would like to focus
on teen and children’s things. The woman who organizes this is very appreciative and has
suggested the following:
All ages: hoodies, pajamas, socks, underwear, toothbrushes and tooth paste, hats, mitts and
Children: crayons, coloured pencils, markers, colouring and activity books, comic books, smaller
child’s back packs, small stuffed animals, small toys and puzzles, playing cards, hockey pucks
Girls: Hair accessories, jewelry, jewelry kits, and dolls.
Cash Donations designated as “Christmas Bale” are also welcome. Cherie Laughlin and Marg
Bryant will do the shopping for you. (This is always fun)
Please have things to the church by October 31st.
Breakfast program – we served 74 take away breakfasts last Saturday. The team is getting ready
to switch over the summer clothing to fall and winter wear next week. As you take similar
actions with your own wardrobe, please consider donating some of these clothes you haven’t
worn for the last few years. We’ll be happy to take your gently used boots and other warm outer
wear as well. Thank you to all who donated to our program last month as part of the Outreach
Ministry of the Month – your support means a great deal to us and those we care for in our
community. Next breakfast is Saturday October 15th.
St. Paul’s Food Bank
Our next Food Bank Sunday is this Sunday, 9th October. They are asking us for cereals,
canned meat , canned vegetables , canned soup ,baked beans, spaghetti sauce , pasta noodles,
peanut butter , granola bars , toiletries , milk powder , used plastic bags , 500 mL or 750 mL
containers , and egg cartons.
PWRDF The Primate’s Fund is collecting gifts for aid to Ukraine and Pakistan and also now
for aid to those communities badly hit by hurricane Fiona. They also suggest that now is tthe
time to order your PWRDF Christmas cards! Go to [email protected].
The needs for aid continue to be great and urgent.
Fundscrip . Rick will accept orders for your cards until Monday 10th October, Thanksgiving
Day. If Rick is not home (probably be with family), leave orders in the mail box.
Take out Turkey Dinner
The Fund Raising team is organizing a turkey dinner on Saturday October 22nd. The cost will
be $20.00, as before, and dinner will include Gravy, Dressing, Mixed Veggies, Cranberries,
Mashed Potatoes, and Homemade Pie. Please call the office to pre -book your dinner.
Victorian Tea, November 26th, at 1pm. Starting Thanksgiving Sunday, tickets for the tea will
be available between services or by calling the church office. Ticket price is $25.00, $10.00 for
children 12 and under.
2023 Anglican Church calendars. These are now available from any Chancel Guild member,
price unchanged at $10.00.
ACW pies – There are rhubarb pies still available for purchase at $10 each. Thanks to all who
support the ACW by purchasing the pies. We’ll be making more meat pies and apple pies in the
Indian Dinner. Come enjoy fellowship with other Anglicans at the First Dinner while
contributing to our worthy fundraising goals. The First Dinner is an Indian dinner experience
presented by the London Deanery in support of outreach ministries. In the past several years our
deanery has worked together to support many projects in the city of London, for example:
- Luke’s Place ministries to Western University students
- Children and Youth ministries.
The dinner is at St. Aidan’s Church on October 14th
. Cocktails at 5:30 pm, Dinner at 6:30 pm
Contact Kevin George by email, [email protected] or call 226-377-2334 for tickets
An appeal from Christina:
Calling all singers! The Festival Choir has started rehearsals for our annual Christmas Cantata
on December 11th . We are also rehearsing two special anthems for Sundays October 30th and
November 20th . No choir singing experience is required, but we need all of the voices we can
get to make this possible! Rehearsals are Thursday nights at 7:30 (no rehearsal Thursdays
October 6th and 27th ). Please get in touch with Christina if you’re interested or with any
questions: [email protected].