Weekly Update

Weekly Update

Readings for Sunday 6th November, Pentecost 22.
First reading: Haggai 1.15b-2.9
Psalm 149
Second reading: 2 Thessalonians 2.1-5,13-17
Gospel: Luke 20.27-38

On November 2nd we commemorate All Souls with Holy Eucharist at 7.30 pm.
The service will be live streamed, and here is the link: https://youtu.be/wJy0g1rrI-U .

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.
Here is the livestream link for Sunday’s 10.00 am service: https://youtu.be/hxQQCX6eSsM

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, 9.00 am to 1.00 pm.

Prayer and Pastoral Care

Cycle of Prayer for November
Tend – Service
“To respond to human need by loving service” is a central aspect of Christ’s call. Loving service
engages finding real needs and offers service that are truly loving, so all are changed by the
encounter.
Prayer
Lord you came to service and not to be served, fill us with the compassion and insight to respond
to human need by loving service. Let your glory fill this place.
Let your glory fill this world.

We honour ministries in support of SERVICE: the Third Mark of Mission
ACW – Crafters, Catering, Pies, Caps for Caregivers
Space – Brownies- Guides -Pathfinders- LUSO programs
Outreach – Daily Bread, Nearly New Shop, Bales to the North, Undies Sun
Bless their Sox, Hospice comfort, Men’s Mission, Unity Project
My Sister’s Place, ANOVA, CMHA Distress Centre, Ministry of the Month, St John’s
Hospitality Dinners, Circles Dinners/ Bridges out of Poverty, Community Breakfast.
Christmas Share, Christmas family support.

Let us pray for
Raj and Sangeeta; Pat; Sean; Brian; Mary, Barb; Dave and Marylynn; Nelson; Ruth; Precious;
Stephanie; Alex; Jamie and Cathie; David, Matt, Elizabeth, Diane, Dave and Joanne, Valerie,
Leigh plus Keith and Karleen; Joseph and Erin plus John; Geoff plus Linda and Randy, Kelly;
Baby Caleb; Bogan and Lilly; Lynda, Fran, Joan, Marie; Autumn; Bob, Linda and Sharon.
And any others known to each of you, and for those who have no one to remember them by
name.

We Pray for

People impacted in tragedies. Too many people in a small space causing many lives to be lost
( 150+), any many more injured, and the families left to grieve, following a Halloween surge in
Seoul. For all impacted by the suspension bridge collapse in India where many were thrown into
the raging water below. May the injured heal; the dead find rest eternal and rise in glory; and the
grieving find strength and in time comfort and peace. We pray that lessons will be learned and
processes put in place to prevent these tragedies from happening again.

We Pray for

The peoples of the world put in a position of hunger, through no fault of their own. We give
thanks that after a brief withdrawal Russia has agreed to continue with the UN brokered
transportation of gains from Ukraine to the world, especially third world countries. The
leadership in Russia have had their hearts and minds softened to allow this important and vital
program to continue, thus helping to alleviate starvation of the worlds most vulnerable
citizens. We also pray that the rest of the world will step up support for the sharing of resources.

We Pray for

The poor, the vulnerable, marginalized and abused who feel persecuted, humiliated,
disrespected because of gender, age, race, religion, ethnicity, social status or any other factors.
May all children of God know they are loved just as they are and be treated with kindness and
dignity.

Outreach

November is the month in which we begin to look forward to Christmas, and we can help others
who might need our support by donating to St. Paul’s Christmas Share. They seem to prefer cash
gifts, or cards for grocery stores, etc., and you can mail them to:
St. Paul’s Cathedral, 472 Richmond Street, London, ON, N6A 3E6.
If giving cards, don’t forget to get them from our FundScrip source, a win-win solution.

St. Paul’s Food Bank
Our next Food Bank Sunday is Sunday, 13th November.
And they are requesting Cereals, canned foods, spaghetti Sauce , Pasta noodles , Mac & Cheese,
peanut butter, toiletries, and they always appreciate egg cartons and containers .
Please leave your gifts in the Narthex – thank you!!

Breakfast Program
Sheila Dempster writes:
It is very magical to the team to arrive the week leading up to the next breakfast and find that the
good elves have delivered bags stuffed with good and important things to support our breakfast
program. Things include gently used clothing items in all sizes for both men and women,
from socks and underwear to sweaters, footwear and outerwear.
It is most humbling to delve into the packages and find the things we were needing most. Who
says prayers aren’t answered? Clothing for men is a constant need, why don’t men turn over
their clothing more? It is a mystery!! Most recently we have been able to fill the men’s section
on our clothing rack and have enough “spares” to fill a large storage bag left over for
replenishing. T hat is very exciting, indeed!!
Similarly, as the weather is starting to get much cooler, we unpacked the warm climates stuff we
had been given over the summer, so have a dozen or so coats and jackets for both men and
women. Other items we offer are toiletries like shaving cream and razors, shampoo, soap
body wash, hand lotion, tooth brushes and paste. These are also most appreciated, but there is a
definite preference for the non-scented items!!
One of the things we now add to the take-away bag is a roll of toilet paper. This was begun after
a conversation last year with one of our guests who said it came down to buying TP or eating.
What a choice to have to make!! So we thank all those magical pairs of hands who deliver the
giant packages of TP!!!
Our guests have been most appreciative and frequently ask us to send their thanks to you, our
Parish family and friends. On behalf of the clothing team of the Breakfast Program, I would
like to extend a hearty “thank you” to all the magical people from our parish, along with their
friends and neighbours, who support this important ministry.

Our next breakfast is this Saturday, November 5th, 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 the time to order your PWRDF Christmas cards! Go to [email protected]
The needs for aid continue to be great and urgent.

Learning Together

Unhoused in Advent: Embracing Grace in Response to Homelessness
London’s Anglican churches invite you to join in an online Study and Conversation in anticipation
of Christmas, featuring guest speaker Kevin Nye, writer on theology, homelessness, culture, & grace.
Indwell will be included throughout the three night event. Indwell is a Christian charity that
creates affordable housing communities that support people seeking health, wellness and
belonging, and we hope to add to our $50,000.00 donation to them from the last two years.
It’s a three night event on November 30th, December 7th, and 14th, 7:30 – 9.00 pm (join for as
many sessions as you can).
Register by email to : [email protected] or phone 519-471-1430.

Fundraising

It’s Bazaar Time once again!! on Saturday November 12th from 9 am -1 pm. There will be a
quilt draw, bake table, raffle, crafts and so much more. Donations of jewelry, silent auction items,
preserves 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!
Faye Geoghegan asks, please consider donating baking to the bazaar. We would appreciate it
being dropped off Friday November 11th between 5and 7 pm.
Things that sell well are all things Christmassy, especially cakes, cookies and mincemeat pies,
and tarts and mini and large loaves, i.e. lemon.
Don’t forget to label your items . Thank you!!

Victorian Tea, November 26th, at 1pm. Tickets for the tea are 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.

FundScrip Time to order your cards, and Rick will take your order until Sunday afternoon,
6th November. They make great gifts or stocking stuffers for Christmas too!!

ACW Meets each Wednesday at 10.00 am to help with crafts in the St. Martha room. Everyone
welcome. Bring a bag lunch for the 12.00 noon break.
Pies Thanks to all who purchased the meat, rhubarb and apple pies in the last couple of months.
The bakers have been making pies to sell at the Christmas Bazaar on November 12th. If you
missed out on the last sales, please try and get to the Bazaar early to purchase the pies of your
choice. Many thanks to the pie makers with a special thank you for the gifts of Marjorie Leitch
and Fran Webb who make all the pastry! Anyone who would like to help with pies, please contact the office at 519-660-6198.

Lets Celebrate

Happy Birthday! This week to Myrna Walsh (October 31st), Aidan Davis (2nd
November) and Brian Bouckley (5th). Hope you all had/have a happy day!

And, congratulations to Trena and Barry Ball, who celebrate their wedding anniversary on
4th November.

Bus routes that stop at the

Adelaide and Fanshawe intersections are #16, #25, #92
1537 Adelaide St N, London, ON N5X 1K6
Office open from 9 am - 1 pm Monday to Friday