Readings for Sunday 19th February, Transfiguration Sunday
First reading: Deuteronomy 30.15-20
Second reading: 1 Corinthians 3.1-9
Gospel: Matthew 5.21-37
Psalm 99 response: “Holy God, Holy and mighty, Holy immortal one, have mercy upon us”
Here is the link for Sunday’s service: https://youtube.com/live/MzEC7BW5VcE?feature=share
There is no longer a mask mandate for St. Jude’s, but wearing a mask is always your personal
choice. However, if you are not feeling well, have a cough, sore throat, runny nose, etc., please
do not attend any event at St. Jude’s.
Coffee hours have also resumed between the two Sunday services.
The office is open from 9.00 am to 1.00 pm, Monday to Friday. We are closed Monday February 20th for Family Day.
Outreach for February.
London Intercommunity Health Centre:
Daily programs are offered to clients and community members to improve their health and
wellness, such as arts and crafts, nutrition classes, book club, Indigenous sharing circles, harm
reduction sessions and personal growth workshops.
Needs: toilet paper, canned goods, family size and personal toiletries, crafts, cards, games.
With sincere thanks from the Outreach committee for your continued support.
St. Paul’s Food Bank
Our next Food Bank Sunday is Sunday, 12th March. They usually appreciate Cereals , Mac &
Cheese , Spaghetti Noodles , Spaghetti Sauce , Coffee and Tea Bags, and Containers.
Turkey-Syria Earthquake appeal
The PWRDF is appealing for donations to help the rescue or recovery efforts in those stricken
countries. Please go to their website at https://pwrdf.org/ and click on “News” to find how to
How do you respond to these drastic shifts in the weather? Perhaps change winter boots for rain
boots or sneakers? Put on a rain coat instead of the warm parka? Turn up the heat on those
frosty days? For some who come to the breakfast program, there are no options – sneakers
regardless of the weather, layers of clothing under a poncho or fall coat, no money to pay for
more heat should their home even have a thermostat. Here at St. Jude’s, thanks to the generosity
of our parishioners, families and friends, we can offer warmer footwear and a warmer coat. On
a couple of Saturday mornings each month, we can offer a generous breakfast in a warm, safe
place. And we can provide friendship and fellowship for those who visit with us. We give
thanks for the volunteers and donors who support this ministry and invite all to drop in and see
how the program works.
Our next breakfast is this Saturday February 18th from 9 – 10:30 am. All are welcome!
Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper
Tuesday 21st February, next week! is the day of our revived annual Pancake Supper, which Covid has prevented for the last few years. In All Saints Hall downstairs, beginning at 5.00 pm and running until 7.00 pm, this traditional treat will be hosted by Parish Council members. Entry is by goodwill offering, the proceeds of which will be sent, along with a matching contribution from the Outreach Committee, to the Huron Hunger Fund at the 2023 diocesan Synod, for the PWRDF. Bring your family, friends and neighbours!!
Anglican Fellowship of Prayer presents The Bishop’s Prayer Conference on Saturday May 6th,
2023 at 10:00 am – 3 pm at the Church of St. Jude, London. Cost $20.00.
“The Intersection of Prayer and Music: Encountering these practices as Individuals and as Faith
Communities”, with the Rev’d Andreas Thiel, Rector of St. Matthew’s, Windsor and former
professional musician. To register please contact: the Rev’d Ann Webber at [email protected] or by calling or texting 226-373-1391.
Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, which falls on February 22nd this year. During the season of
Lent we typically offer a faith formation program, but Fr. Bill is recommending we join, via
Zoom, London Deanery’s study, focusing on a book by Amy-Jill Levine called “Entering the
Passion of Jesus; A Beginner’s Guide to Holy Week.”
Fr. Bill has 10 copies of the book available for purchase at a cost of $25. If you would like one,
please email Fr. Bill at [email protected] , or speak to him on Sunday.
The series runs from 7.30 to 8.30 pm, every Monday, beginning on 27th February, and
concluding on April 2nd with a session with the author of the book. Call 519-471-1430 to
Save the Dates.
The Huron Diocese’ ACW Annual meeting will be held in St. Paul’s Cathedral on Saturday 29th
April, with guest speaker Diane Dance speaking on the Anglican Foundation topic “Say Yes to
Kids”. See the poster in the Narthex for more details.
Happy Birthday!! This week to Debbie B. (13th February) and Margaret B.
(15th). Hope you both celebrated/celebrate well!!
And, congratulations to Margaret and John B., who celebrate their wedding anniversary on