Readings for Sunday 2nd April, Palm Sunday and the Sunday of the Passion.
First reading: Isaiah 50.4-9a
Second reading: Philippians 2.5-11
Gospel: Matthew 26.14 – 27.66
Psalm 130 response: “Into your hands O Lord, I commend my spirit”
Here is the link for Sunday’s service: https://youtu.be/VkQq9i7mIhc
Service times for Holy Week
Palm/Passion Sunday, Holy Eucharist at 8:30 and 10:00 am.
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, Holy Eucharist at 7:30 pm.
Maundy Thursday, Holy Eucharist and the Stripping of the Altar at 7:30 pm.
Good Friday Cantata at 10:00 am, followed by the Stations of the Cross.
Easter Sunday, Holy Eucharist at 8:30 and 10:00 am.
The office will be closed on Good Friday and Easter Monday
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.
The team is preparing once again to serve 75 breakfasts this Saturday. Some friends will take
their bag to go and others will stay and enjoy some hot porridge, a coffee, a beef and egg wrap
and conversation. Your continued financial support is essential to helping those in need in our
community. Thank you! Our next breakfast is this Saturday April 1st
from 9 – 10:30 am. All are welcome – to visit, dine and / or to volunteer.
St. Paul’s Food Bank
Our next Food Bank Sunday is Sunday, 9th April.
Stations of the Cross
Hayden Fischer has been leading the Stations of the Cross devotional during Lent, and will be
leading the final four Stations in the Sanctuary after the Good Friday service. Join us as we
reflect on Jesus’ journey to the Cross.
Palms. The Chancel Guild ladies will be making palm crosses for Palm Sunday this
Saturday 1st April, and invite anybody who would like to learn how, to join them. In the
L.G. Cracknell Room at 10.00 am, and don’t forget your scissors!
FundScrip Rick will take your card orders up to Sunday 2nd
April afternoon, at his house.
Question: Name one of the two Indonesian islands that are natural habitats for orangutans.
Trivia Night is back!! 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.
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] .
Other News and Events
Easter bonnets; how’s your bonnet coming along?
Won’t be long now, our Easter bonnet parade on Easter Sunday. You’ll have seen the latest
newsletter on Sunday, that’s how it was, so time to try again. We’re all challenged, (male and
female) to prepare a special bonnet for that day so we can all enjoy the fun, led, no doubt, by
Dennis! Hayden as well, since he started all this.
Easter flowers. The Chancel Guild invites us to contribute to the special flowers for the altar
on Easter Sunday. Please mark your envelopes clearly for Easter Flowers, and include your
dedication in, Thanksgiving or as a Memorial, for a list to be published for Easter. Donations
must be made by Sunday 2nd April if the dedication is to be included.
ACW Catering; we are returning gradually to take on catering requests. Women and men are
needed and welcome to join us – no experience required! Jobs include shopping, food prep,
setting up the hall, serving, and clean up. This is a great way to get to know and have some fun
with other St. Jude’s members while raising funds for the ACW.
Interested? Questions? Call the office at 519-660-6198 or email [email protected]
Happy Birthday!! This week to Ben W (26th March), Jerry S (27th), Jacqui
D (18th), Martha C and Daphne R (29th), Burnissa G (30th), and Helen
P and Phil U (1st April). Hope you all celebrated/celebrate well!!
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: Borneo or Sumatra.