Happy New (Church) Year to everyone! This Sunday is the First of Advent as we switch to
Year A in the Anglican calendar.
Readings for Sunday 27th November, Advent 1.
First reading: Isaiah 2.1-5
Second reading: Romans 13.11-14
Gospel: Matthew 24.36-44
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/KDVHEGBLtQQ
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; 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, Joanne, John, Helen, Kyle, Sharon, Nancy, Kim and
Family, Fiona, Renato and Dustin.
And any others known to each of you alone and for those who have no one to remember them
Rest In Peace
Kathy Elder: (sister in law to parishioners Maureen and Nelson).
Tim Gibbons: ( parishioner)
Darrell Holmes: (neighbour to a number of parishioners )
May light perpetual shine on our sister Kathy and brothers Tim and Darrell, and may their souls
find eternal rest eternal in the presence of the Holy and rise in glory. Pray for strength and
peace for family and friends as they mourn.
We Pray For
Bishop Todd and our priest Bill (soon to celebrate 20 years as a priest) for the leadership they
offer the people of God during an extended time of fluctuations and uncertainty. May they
always be guided by Holy Spirit and know their calling is true.
We Pray For
All persons impacted by needless violence and hate due to race, religion, ethnicity, gender,
sexual orientation or other forms of prejudice. Especially we hold before you places of war,
terrorism, and individual shootings.
We Pray For
The athletes at FIFA World Cup. May the games be about skill and teamwork and not politics
and imposing of ideology on others.
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,
This past Saturday was cold and windy and our breakfast guests were at our doors early. The
team served 82 take away meals, some sandwiches made with hot dog buns when we ran out of
bread. Your recent donations of coats and warm sweaters made a real difference for those in need.
We are preparing the Christmas gift bags to give out at our December 17th breakfast. T his year
we are preparing 75 adult bags and 16 for children and teens. We are thankful for the blankets,
quilts and knitted scarves, hats and mitts that have been donated by parishioners and friends. We
are asking for your help with cash donations so that we can purchase toiletries and socks to
standardize each adult bag and customize the children’s bags, based on their ages and needs.
Donations of gift cards for Walmart, Giant Tiger or grocery stores are also needed so our 8
families can purchase what they need. Thank you!
Our next breakfast is Saturday December 3rd from 9 to 10:30 am. All are welcome.
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. Act quickly if you want the 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 this 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.
ACW quilt. The craft ladies appreciate the parish support for the quilt this year. While not a
record, the sales generated $1320.00 towards the Bazaar. The happy winner was Marjorie
Victorian Tea. Sadly, the organisers have decided it would be safer not to have the tea at this
time, largely because of the recent Covid scare in our community, so it has been cancelled.
However, they plan to resurrect it in the Spring of 2023, so hang on to your precious tickets for
then – the date will be announced in good time.
Happy Birthday! This week to John Grignon (22nd November) and Susan Goodbrand (26th).
Hope you both had/have a happy day!
And, congratulations to Janette and Ken Newcombe, and Elizabeth and Steve Potter, who
celebrate their wedding anniversary on 26th November!