Readings for Sunday 20th November, Pentecost 24, The Reign of Christ.
First reading: Jeremiah 23.1-6
Second reading: Colossians 1.11-20
Gospel: Luke 23.33-43
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/JJ_A-wvCxfo
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.
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 in the office Monday to Friday, 9.00 am to 1.00 pm. Please wear a mask if you visit the
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; Sharon; Marie; Cyndi; Sharon; 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, Diane; Autumn; Terry
and Bernie plus Deloris; Karen; Houda and Len, Bob, Linda and Sharon.
And any others known to each of you alone and for those who have no one to remember them
All the people involved in making the St Jude’s 2022 Bazaar a success. We give thanks for
the organizers, workers, providers of goods and services ,and of course the shoppers. We
appreciate that the last couple of years have been a challenge and are grateful that this event
came to be.
The people of Ukraine as a key city has been set free from occupation. May the severe
damage to infrastructure be repaired in order that the winter does not claim more vulnerable
lives. We pray that genuine and sincere talks for peace and rebuilding of lives happens, so both
Ukrainian and Russian citizens may begin the healing journey.
Our community and all communities where a significant rise in respiratory diseases,
especially Covid, Flu, RSV are destabilizing the health care system and are responsible for a
large number of children requiring critical support while resources are thinly stretched. May all
do their part to protect the vulnerable and children by following best public health guidelines
(hand hygiene, indoor mask use, vaccinations, and staying home when ill).
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
Thank you to all who donated to November’s appeal last Sunday, and to Doug and Laura
Fairbairn for looking after the transportation, Our next Food Bank Sunday is Sunday, 11th December.
This first bout of snowy, cold and damp weather is always a bit of a shock every year even
though we know it’s coming. For those in need in our community, it can be more – pay the
heating bill or buy food; boots for children or a warm coat; trying to push a cart holding all your
worldly goods through slush. Thanks to your ongoing generosity, we are able to provide enough
food for a couple of light meals, some toilet paper and for some – a warm coat, sweater and
maybe boots. Donations of unscented toiletries including soap, deodorant, shaving cream and
razors are needed this week and every week.
Our next breakfast is this Saturday, November 19th, from 9 – 10:30 am. All are welcome.
Thank you and God’s peace.
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.
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.
3) A “don’t miss” opportunity, a four week video Bible Study series for the upcoming
season of Advent. Our student Hayden Fischer would like to invite you to participate in this
short four week series. This series is composed and led by Bp. Terry Dance, and as many of you
will know, Bp. Terry has an unparalleled way of making the Gospels come alive. Fr. Bill sent
details to the parish this morning, and the series will begin on Sunday 27th November, with a
video which can be downloaded. Subsequent episodes can be watched in person and discussed
in the L.G. Cracknell Room after the 10.00 am services.
Bazaar Time!! Last Saturday, we once again were able to have our annual Bazaar, and many
thanks are due to Linda Howard and Rita Lamaestra for organizing, to all who made and donated
goodies, preserves, crafts, etc., and those who came to look after the sales. Not to mention all
who came and bought!!
There’ll be some of the left over stuff made available for sale on Sunday morning after the
services, especially for those who could not get to the Bazaar.
ACW quilt. The craft ladies appreciate the parish support for the quilt this year.
While not a record the sales generated $1320 towards the bazaar. The happy winner was Marjorie Leitch. ACW crafts sale this Sunday Nov 20 after both services downstairs in the St Martha Room. If your were unable to attend the bazaar, too busy working to have a good look around please drop by.
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.
FundScrip Those who were using cards for Sobey’s and associates will know that they could
not be used recently because the parent firm of Sobeys had been attacked by ransomware.
FundScrip were aware of this and in touch with Rick. However, we are told (today) that the
problem has been resolved, so you can once again use the cards. Cards for other venues were
apparently not affected.
Happy Birthday! This week to Amaris Isima (15th November), and Andrew Wenaus 18th.
Hope you both had/have a happy day!
And, congratulations to Michelle and John Grignon, who celebrated their wedding anniversary
the 15th November, Ruth and Clifford Giles, who celebrate on the 17th, and Shanto and Sheno
Sydney, who will be celebrating with their wives on 19th November, their first anniversary.