Readings for Sunday 15th January, Epiphany 2
First reading: Isaiah 49.1-7
Second reading: 1 Corinthians 1.10-18
Gospel: John 1.29-42
Psalm 40 response: “I love to do your will, o my God”.
Here is the link for Sunday 15th January: https://youtu.be/b3p6bQxvVhQ
It is still necessary that we all wear masks while in the church building, and use the available
hand sanitizers. Anyone who is not feeling well, has a cough, sore throat, runny nose, etc.,
should not attend these events at St. Jude’s.
The office is open from 9.00 am to 1.00 pm, Monday to Friday. Please wear a mask if you are
Prayer and Pastoral Care
Cycle of Prayer for January
Tell – Evangelism
“To proclaim the good news of the kingdom” is to share the news that Christ God is reconciling
the world to himself in words.
Lord Jesus Christ, let your presence fill our hearts and overflow in our actions, that we may
proclaim the good news of your kingdom. Let your glory fill this place.
Let your glory fill this world!
We honour ministries in support of EVANGELISM the First Mark of Mission.
Liturgical Ministries: Priests, Licensed Lay Readers, Servers, Intercessors, Readers, Lay
administrators, Chancel Guild, Seminary Student Committee, Prayer and Eucharistic Services in
Community, Funeral Home Services, On Line Worship Services and all the liturgical technical
support people, temporary clergy and musicians.
Let us pray for
Pat and Sean; Raj and Sangeeta; Diane and Jack plus Linda; Debbie; Win; Marie and Bob; Ruth
Phyllis; Mary Barb; Dave and Marylynn; Nelson; Ruth; Precious; Stephanie; Alex; Jamie and
Cathie; David, Elizabeth, Diane, Dave and Joanne, Valerie, Leigh plus Keith and Karleen;
Joseph and Erin plus John; Geoff plus Linda and Randy, Kelly; Baby Caleb, Autumn; Karen;
Houda and Len, Nancy; Paul and Jan; Dominique, Anita, Isaac and Phil.
And any others known to each of you alone and for those who have no one to remember them
Rest in Peace
Rev’d. Paul Walmsley, (Priest in charge St James, Ingersoll) deeply cherished husband, father,
stepfather, grandfather, friend, and minister. May the soul of Paul find eternal rest and rise in
glory to the arms of his loving Saviour and family, friends, parishioners find strength and
comfort as they mourn.
We Pray For
Bill our Priest; Todd our Bishop; Anne, our Metropolitan; Linda, our Primate; Christopher,
National Indigenous Archbishop-elect, and Marinez, Bishop of Amazonia (and Primate of
Brazil). We pray for God’s support of their leadership.
We Pray For
The witness of the church in Brazil and its leaders in the midst of troubling times. The House
of Bishops of Brazil has responded with this statement. Please pray as they have asked, “for
permanent prayer for peace in Brazil, so that love overcomes hatred, dialogue replaces violence
and intolerance gives way to respect.”
We Pray For
All persons suffering from racism, prejudice, hate, abuse, and inter generational trauma
especially, indigenous communities, racial and religious minorities, the marginalized, homeless,
and the vulnerable. May they be supported by people and institutions that advocate for their
needs, and right to live and flourish.
The Outreach Committee in January is concentrating on Distress Centre/Stabilization Beds.
The Outreach will be supporting the Canadian Mental Health Association and their stabilization
beds. We are collecting twin sheet sets, towels, face cloths and writing journals for the month
of January. With sincere thanks from the Outreach committee for your continued support.
St. Paul’s Food Bank
Our next Food Bank Sunday is Sunday, 12th February. They are asking for : cereals , toilet
paper, tea bags , coffee , canned meat , spaghetti sauce and noodles.
Thank you for your ongoing support of this outreach ministry in our community! This past year
we served 1987 take away breakfasts. We were able to provide clothing, toiletries, footwear,
books and other assorted items to those in need. The Deanery of London gave us $350.00 to
support the meal program . We have begun discussions about how to provide breakfast for
those who want to take the meal with them and those who would prefer to visit in the hall, and
are looking toward March to make the transition but know that we will need more volunteers to
manage the change. Ideas are most welcome, as well as names of volunteers who are ready to
join us. Our next breakfast is Saturday January 21st from 9 – 10:30 am. All are welcome!
A Security & Safety Information evening, January 23rd, at 7:00 pm. Offered by the
Deanery of London, at St John the Evangelist Church, 280 St James Street, to look at how
churches can remain safe and secure. It will be led by experts in this area.
On January 28th at 5 pm, Church of The Ascension (2060 Dundas Street) and St. Mark’s
invite you to an evening of round table conversation about life living on the streets in London,
the meeting beginning with dinner.
Baptism – Confirmation – Reception – Reaffirmation.
The rites of Christian initiation: baptism, confirmation, first communion, along with reception
and reaffirmation will be celebrated on Saturday 8th
April by Bishop Todd at St. George’s Church. Please email: [email protected] or call (519-434-3225 ext. 211) if you plan to attend. Fr. Bill will be glad to discuss this with anyone who is interested.
Happy Birthday!! This week to Cathy Ferguson (11th January), Ben Sandron (12th) and Judy
Beldam (14th). Hope you all celebrated well!!
And, congratulations to Babu and Thampi Varkey, who celebrate their wedding anniversary on