Weekly Update

Weekly Update

Congratulations! To Fr. Bill as he celebrates 20 years since his ordination to the priesthood.
Both congregations last Sunday joined in thanking him for his ministry and wishing him every
blessing in the future!

Readings for Sunday 4th December, Advent 2.
First reading: Isaiah 11.1-10
Psalm 72.1-7, 18-19
Second reading: Romans 15.4-13
Gospel: Matthew 5.1-12

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/vNCNgSENq6c

From the Wardens
The Wardens remind us that the wearing of masks and hand sanitizing at our services and
gatherings is now required, 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. Between services coffee has been temporarily suspended.

Office hours
Kathy is in the office Monday to Friday, 9.00 am to 1.00 pm. Please wear a mask if you visit the
office.

Prayer and Pastoral Care

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
by name.

We Pray For

Bishop Todd and our priest Bill 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.

Outreach

For December, we continue to remember St. Paul’s Foodbank, and our Community Breakfast
(see entry below). Also, as we near Christmas, remember our own Christmas Share, and the
Christmas offering which goes to Fr. Bill’s Discretionary Fund, which he uses throughout the
year for those special needs that are presented to him.

St. Paul’s Food Bank
Our next Food Bank Sunday is Sunday, 11th
December. They are requesting : Cereals, canned meat, Pasta sauce, Granola bars, Pasta noodles & toilet paper.

Breakfast Program
December arrives tomorrow and your Breakfast Program team is getting the gift bags ready for the December 17th meal. As in the previous years, we are hoping to provide new warm
socks, body wash, deodorant, shaving lotion, razors, lip balm, laundry strips and knitted hats,
scarves and or mitts for our adult guests. This year we have 16 children ranging in age from 3 to
16 years. We try and customize their bags, and with your help, provide gift cards to their
families to purchase clothing of the right size and style.
How can you help? Please place your cash / cheques / gift card donations in the offertory plate
marked for the Breakfast Program gift bags. The preferred gift cards are for Walmart and
Giant Tiger. You can also make a donation at the office or with your pre-approved givings.
Again just make a note that it is for this program. Your continued support of this community outreach is a clear demonstration of Christ at work in our Neighbourhood. Thank you!
Our next breakfast is this Saturday December 3rd from 9 to 10:30 am. All are welcome.

Fundraising

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.

Fundscrip. Rick will take your card orders until Sunday afternoon, 4th December. They make
handy stocking stuffers at this time of year, a win-win situation for the church. Also, if you are
giving cards to the St. Paul’s Food Bank Christmas Share, they’ll be ideal for that.

Learning Together

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.

And, 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. The series
began last Sunday, and subsequent episodes can be watched in person and discussed in the L.G.
Cracknell Room after the 10.00 am services. The link for the videos will also be mailed to the
parish.

Let’s Celebrate

Happy Birthday! This week to Sangeeta Rajan (30th November). Hope you had a happy day!

Christmas Services and Events

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.

Christmassy Events locally
St. Luke’s Place Annual Bazaar will be held on Saturday December 3rd, from 10:00 am to 1:00
pm, at Luke’s Place, 1204 Richmond Street.
“Joy & Peace”, a London Gospel Collective Christmas Concert on Sunday December 4th
at 8:00pm. Aeolian Hall Musical Arts Association, 795 Dundas Street East, London.
St. George’s Church, 227 Wharncliffe Road North, a service of Nine Lessons and Carols.
Sunday December 18th at 4 pm.

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