Readings for Sunday 13th November, Pentecost 23, and Remembrance.
First reading: Isaiah 65.17-25
Isaiah 12 “You will draw water”
Second reading: 2 Thessalonians 3.6-13
Gospel: Luke 21.5-19
Refrain for Isaiah 12: With joy you shall draw water from the springs of endless life;
With joy you shall draw water from the living well of God.
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
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
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
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; Marie; Diane; Sharon; Geoff; 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, Autumn; Terry and
Bernie plus Deloris; Bob, Linda and Sharon,
AND, all those known to each of you alone, and those who have no one to remember them.
Rest In Peace
Bob Cattanach (friend of parishioner Dave Howison).
Bill Harris (spouse of Nancy, and Cursillo member )
May the souls of our brothers Bob and Bill find rest eternal and rise in glory ,and may family and
friends find strength and peace as they mourn.
Let us Pray for
The hard working health care providers facing yet another surge of respiratory illnesses on top
of pandemic covid and flu, with children’s services overwhelmed and ER’s experiencing long
wait times and backlogs. May these tired overburdened, and understaffed people who support
and face the health care crisis head on, know that their service and sacrifices are highly valued
and appreciated. We pray that the general public will follow best public health guidelines and
get vaccinated to help alleviate some of the negative burdens.
Let us Pray for
All veterans present and past who put their lives on the line so that their fellow citizens may
have freedom and a better life. May we never take for granted their sacrifices and always
support November 11th Remembrance Day, not war but the service and love for neighbour.
Let us Pray for
The world leaders gathering in Egypt for global Climate Summit. May they work together to
develop plans to protect our global home and find ways to keep all parts of creation flourishing.
We pray for support for universality of climate justice and a fair and equitable distribution of
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 this Sunday, 13th November.
They are requesting Cereals, canned foods, spaghetti Sauce , Pasta noodles , Mac & Cheese,
peanut butter, toiletries, and they always appreciate egg cartons and containers . This time
Presidents Choice gift cards would be welcomed so they can shop for things we may not be able
to supply. Supervisor of the Food Bank expresses their gratitude for the support St. Jude’s gives them.
Please leave your gifts in the Narthex – thank you!!
After several months of serving 75 to 80 breakfasts, this past Saturday we served only 61 guests –
which is actually the same number we served last year on the first weekend of November.
Last week, the white milk order didn’t arrive. This week our donor supplied instant coffee
which hasn’t been available for several months, and many dropped off their leftover Halloween
candy to save their own waistlines and to give our guests a treat. These are just some of the
challenges of managing the budget for the meal program and the funds so generously
provided by our parishioners. How do we prepare enough for those who may come for
breakfast and avoid wasting anything that may be leftover such as boiled eggs and bananas?
Thank you for your continued support and please know that the team will to do its best to adjust
the menu and food purchases to care for the financial resources you continue to provide.
Our next breakfast is Saturday, November 19th, from 9 – 10:30 am.
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. Now is the time to order your
PWRDF Christmas cards! Go to [email protected]
The needs for aid continue to be great and urgent.
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 are 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!
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!!
And, so that you can make your own delicious goodies after the Bazaar, the St. Jude Cookbook
will be on sale there, so pick up a copy, for you, or as a welcome gift for someone you know.
These are the last remaining copies, so don’t delay!
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.
Last call for tickets is close, so make sure you get yours this week!
2023 Anglican Church calendars. These are now available from any Chancel Guild member,
price unchanged at $10.00.
Advent Study Opportunities
1) 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.
2) In addition to the above Study, the deanery of London would also like to extend an invitation
to attend an in-person Advent Study. The details are as follows:
Theme is “Visions of Mary”, and it will be presented at St. Aidan’s Anglican Church,
1246 Oxford St. West, on December 6th, 13th and 20th, from 2.00 to 3.00 pm. However, a live
stream of the proceedings will also be available.
You can register at: [email protected] or call 519-471-1430.
Happy Birthday! This week to Catherine Smith, Kerry Oliver and Jonathan Sandron, all on 6th
November, and Brian McMurtry and Peter King, both on the 12th. Hope you all had/have a happy day!
And, congratulations to Mary Lynn and Dave Hiuser, who celebrate their wedding anniversary
tomorrow, the 10th of November.
Advance notice for Christmas Worship times.
Christmas Eve, Saturday December 24th, at 7:00 p.m. The much loved tradition of the lighting
of candles will be incorporated into this service.
Christmas Day: Sunday, December 25th at 9:30 a.m.
New Years Day: Sunday, January 1st at 9:30 a.m. This will be a service of Morning Prayer.