Weekly Update

Weekly Update

Readings for Sunday 22nd January, Epiphany 3
First reading: Isaiah 9.1-4
Psalm 27.1, 5-13
Second reading: 1 Corinthians 1.10-18
Gospel: Matthew 4.12-23

Psalm 27 response: “O God is my light and my Salvation”.
Here is the link for Sunday 22nd January10.00am service: https://youtu.be/l3SvVby0Wng

Covid precautions
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.,
please do not attend these events at St. Jude’s.

Office hours
The office is open from 9.00 am to 1.00 pm, Monday to Friday. Please wear a mask if you are
visiting.

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.
Prayer
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, Shirley and Phil.
And those known to each of you alone and those with no one to remember them this day.

Rest in Peace
Elizabeth Rothwell (age 94, a Cursillo member). May the soul of Elizabeth find peace eternal
and rise in glory, and spouse Brian, family and friends find strength and comfort as they mourn.

A Prayer of Thanksgiving
For the anonymous donor who gave $25 million towards the City of London towards addressing
homelessness. (There is a possibility to increase by $10 million as the donor will add $5
million if the citizens of London raise the other $5 million). We give thanks for those who show
love of neighbour by caring for the most vulnerable members of society.

We Pray for

Bishop Todd and our priest Bill as they shepherd the the people of God during this transition
time, when everyone’s individual risk level needs to be considered and still bring the message of
Jesus forward. May Holy Spirit surround them with love and wisdom.

We Pray for

Our Indigenous brothers and sisters as more unmarked graves are being discovered on the site
of another residential school. We hold before you their relatives and all those who will relive
trauma as this discovery unfolds. May support be available for those so in need.

We Pray for

The people of Ukraine as they resolve to maintain and fight for their land, and Democracy
while they exist under appalling circumstances and struggle to barely survive. We also hold
before you the Russian people who have been fed propaganda, and the young men being used as
fodder in the illegal occupation. We voice our concerns for the world wide economic hardships
and lack of food as a fall out of this illegal war. May the powers that be work towards an end to
the conflict and lasting peace.

Outreach

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.

Breakfast Program
The team is beginning to plan for opening up the breakfast program to more in-house dining
in the Spring. More volunteers will be needed to help on Saturdays as we make these changes.
Please discuss your questions and suggestions with any of the team members or contact the office at 519-660-6198 or at [email protected]
Our next breakfast is this Saturday January 21st, from 9 – 10:30 am. All are welcome!

Let’s Celebrate

Happy Birthday!! This week to Faye Geoghegan (16th January), Loraine Micks and Ray
Duffield (18th), Amanda Chalmers (20th) and Jack Beedle (21st). Hope you all celebrated or
celebrate well!!

And, congratulations to Sangeeta and Rowland Rajan, who celebrate their wedding anniversary
on 21st January.

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