Weekly Update

Weekly Update

Readings for Sunday 16th October, Pentecost 19
First reading: Jeremiah 31.27-34
Psalm 119.97-104
Second reading: 2 Timothy 3.14 – 4.5
Gospel: Luke 18.1-8

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 10.00 am service will be live streamed and recorded for the website, YouTube and Facebook
pages.

From the Wardens
The Wardens strongly encourage the wearing of masks and hand sanitising 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 vacation this 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 directly.

Prayer and Pastoral Care

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; Baby Caleb; Olivia and Wendy,
Marlene, and Olivia Murray, the daughter of the Reverend Wendy Mencel.
And all those known to each of you alone, and those who have no one to remember them.

Rest In Peace
John Goodair. ( brother in law to David Cornelius). May the soul of John find eternal rest in the
arms of The creator as he rises in glory. Pray for strength for family especially his adult daughter
and David ,and for friends. May they find comfort and peace in their sadness knowing that John
was ready and has gone to join Margaret.

We pray for

The people of Ukraine as Russia increases missile strikes at civilians and basic infrastructure.
NATO and UN indicates that these are crimes against humanity, since civilians and not military
targets are the targets. May cool heads and right thinking come to fruition so that there can be
peace and rebuilding of lives.

We pray for

The children and adult murdered in a senseless attack on a nursery in Thailand. May the souls
of these innocent victims find comfort and rest eternal as they rise in glory. We pray for heart
broken parents who must bury their children, may they find strength and comfort and in time
peace.

We pray for

The poor, the marginalized, the disadvantaged, and all those who find living and making ends
meet a daily struggle. May food security and affordability become a reality and appropriate
affordable housing/living conditions with support be a priority for all levels of government.

We pray for

All those who are facing the destruction from severe weather patterns that have destroyed
lives, homes, businesses, ways of livelihoods. May we all work to support the resilience of those
impacted in the present and work together to address climate justice now and into the future to
help heal our ailing world before it is beyond help.

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
society.
Prayer
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…

Outreach

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
scarves.
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
and sunglasses.
Girls: Hair accessories, jewelry, jewelry kits, and dolls.
Boys: Wallets.
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.

St. Paul’s Food Bank
Thank you to all who supported this appeal for last Sunday, and to Doug and Laura Fairbairn for
delivering them to St. Paul’s. Our next Food Bank Sunday is Sunday, 11th November.

Breakfast Program
Some team members spent part of Thanksgiving Monday switching out the Spring/ Summer
clothing for Fall /Winter sweaters, pants and jackets. Your generosity in providing gently used
warmer clothing and footwear in all sizes for men and women is much appreciated by our guests.
You may have heard the London Foodbank has experienced a 30% rise in attendance this year, a
trend we hear echoed in the meal programs across the city. We are very thankful for the
outstanding support of this parish family and friends that makes it possible each month for us to
help those in need. Our next breakfast is this Saturday October 15th from 9 – 10:30 am. Feel
free to drop by to see the team in operation and share a coffee with our guests.

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.

Fundraising

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.

It’s Bazaar Time once again!! on Saturday November 12th from 9 am -1 pm. There will be
a quilt draw, a raffle, bake table, crafts and so much more. Donations of jewelry, silent
auction items and baked goods are welcome. Linda Howard is once again coordinating this
important fund raising event.
Check your mailbox for quilt tickets to buy or sell!

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.

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
  • Indwell
  • 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
    Tickets: $50.00.
    Contact Kevin George by email, [email protected] or call 226-377-2334 for tickets.

Truth and Reconciliation. A presentation at 7.00 pm on Tuesday 18th October, at St.
Michael’s Church, 511 Cheapside Street. Indigenous Cultural teacher for the London District
Catholic School Board, Ray John, will speak on Haudenosaunee: Past, Present and Future, with
opportunity for questions and discussion. A freewill offering of $10.00 will be received at the
door.

Let’s Celebrate

Happy Birthday! This week to John Bryant and Mary Lynn Hiuser (9th October), Sean Lynch(12th), Deb Boric, and Lyndsay and Shannon Townsend (14th). Hope you all had/have happy days!

And, congratulations to Michael and Stephanie McCullough, who celebrate their wedding
anniversary today, 12th October, and Sheila Dempster and Andy Suga, also celebrating today.



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