Welcome to Spring!

Readings for Sunday 26th March, Lent 5
First reading: Ezekiel 37.1-14
Psalm 130
Second reading: Romans 8.6-11
Gospel: John 11.1-45

Psalm 130 response: “Our God shall redeem us from all our sins”
Here is the link for Sunday’s service: https://youtube.com/live/HYUCDcVLHnk?feature=share

Office hours:
The office is open from 9.00 am to 1.00 pm, Monday to Friday.

Learning Together

Lenten Study
During the season of Lent 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.”
The series is running now, from 7.30 to 8.30 pm, every Monday. It will conclude on April 2nd
with a session with the author of the book. Call 519-471-1430 or go to
mailto:[email protected] to register.

Stations of the Cross
On alternating Fridays this Lent, our student Hayden Fischer will be leading a devotional known
as Stations of the Cross. Dates and times are, this Friday March 24th, 10.00 am in the
Sanctuary and Friday April 7th, following the Good Friday Service, in the Sanctuary. Join us as
we reflect on Jesus’ journey to the Cross.


Outreach for March.
Socks Share: Gathering new socks and underwear for all ages. Suggestion for socks is those
with some wool that last longer than white cotton. Donations will be blessed during our
Maundy Thursday service where we wash one another’s feet. The socks will be shared with
Unity Project, St. Joseph’s House with CCLC, and My Sister’s Place.
With sincere thanks from the Outreach Committee for your continued support.

Breakfast Program
We served 74 breakfasts this past Saturday. Some folks sat in at the tables and enjoyed their
warm drink, a bowl of hot porridge and the comradery with friends. Others chose to take the
bagged breakfast home. We encourage friends to let us know how they like the new system. As
we transition to more folks eating indoors, we will look forward to their feedback.
Our next breakfast is Saturday April 1st.

St. Paul’s Food Bank
Our next Food Bank Sunday is Sunday, 9th of April.

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.”


Trivia Night!!
What is the island country in the Mediterranean whose capital is Nicosia.?
After a Covid hiatus, once again folks can show off their vast knowledge of insignificant facts!
Set aside Saturday, April 15th for an evening of fun and frivolity. The entry fee is $20.00,
with a student rate of $10.00, that will be collected at the door.
Contact the office at 519-660-6198 or email [email protected] to enter your team of
six, or indicate that you wish to be part of a team. A cash bar will be in place to help
individuals improve their recall. Snacks, including vegetable trays, coffee and tea. will also be
on hand. Doors open at 6:30pm for a 7:00 pm start in All Saints’ Hall.

Kiwanis Festival is returning to St. Jude’s!
The Kiwanis festival will be holding classes at St. Jude from Tuesday, April 11th to Wednesday,
April 26th, and they are looking for volunteers to act as hall managers. The hall manager sets up
the Kiwanis signs, welcomes the participants, introduces the adjudicator, and announces the
classes. Sometimes they also collect fees for audience members at the entrance. This is a fun
volunteer opportunity as it also involves getting to listen to all of the wonderful performances
students have prepared for the festival. If you are interested in helping out please contact Kim
Eyre for more information: [email protected] .

Let’s Celebrate

Happy Birthday!! This week to Dick D (20th March), Elizabeth P (21st) and
Shirley L (25th). Hope you all celebrated/celebrate well!!

Covid precautions
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.

Trivia answer: Cyprus