Readings for Sunday 16th April, Easter 2
First reading: Acts 2.14a, 22-32
Second reading: 1 Peter 1.3-9
Gospel: John 20.19-31
Psalm 16 response: “I will lift up the cup of salvation”
Link for Sunday 16th April 10.00 am service:
The office is open Monday to Friday, 9.00 am to 1.00 pm
Easter. Many thanks go to all who worked so hard to make our Holy Week and Easter Day so
memorable this year; the Chancel Guild for keeping our church so lovely, Christina and the
choir (wonderful to have a choir once again!) for the Good Friday Cantata, and music at the
services, the (new) Wardens for looking after things, of course Fr. Bill and Hayden for
inspirational leading (and great to have visits from Fr. Matt), the readers, Glenda and her team
for faithfully live-streaming services, Deb our janitor for keeping things sparkling, and many
others who worked behind the scenes. It was wonderful to see the numbers in church as we
slowly climb out of the Covid hiatus.
Bonnets! The Easter bonnet parade was quite the success last Sunday, and there was a lot of
picture taking going on. Cathy would like to put a selection of the photos in her next Newsletter,
so if you have some good ones you don’t mind sharing, please forward them to the church
at [email protected]
Outreach for April
Rotholme: Family Shelter primarily accommodates families (two parent and single parent
families, both male and female led). Needs are fitted single sheets, towels, and diapers for
4-5months old babies.
With sincere thanks from the Outreach committee for your continued support.
We are so thankful to our parishioners, families and friends who make it possible for us to serve
150 breakfasts each month. the rising costs of food, meal programs and food banks across
the country are seeing a significant rise in the number of those needing help. Do you have a
favourite retailer or service organization that could support our program? Perhaps they would
like to provide funding for one Saturday or one month? Please share the news of our program
and together we can continue to help our brothers and sisters in our community.
Come and check us out – this Saturday April 15th from 9 – 10:30 am. All are welcome!
St. Paul’s Food Bank
Our next Food Bank Sunday is 14th May.
Trivia Night is back!! This 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 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 6:30 pm for a 7:00 pm start in All Saints’ Hall.
Nearly New Shop. The Nearly New Shop has switched over to Spring and Summer clothing.
Be the first to bring your friends and family to check out all the great clothing at very reasonable
Save the date:
On Saturday June 24th there will be a Strawberry Social at St Jude’s, a served lunch with
strawberry desserts. We are also planning a garden sale of plants – indoor and outdoor, and a
few garden themed items. The cost will be $25.00 per person, those 12 and under $10.00. More details to follow and tickets will be available mid April.
Those who left their ticket money in trust from the Christmas tea should indicate to Kathy in the
office whether they would like to transfer their ticket to this event, donate it to the church or
request a refund. We would ask that this be completed by April 24th.
(this will keep our accountants happy).
Sherry Shadlock and the Fund Raising/Social Committee.
And, here’s an idea:
Get a head start on donating some plants for the sale in June. Splitting and starting new plants
from cuttings is a great way to multiply your favourites. Starting now means you will have a
nice little potted indoor plant to share. Once it is a little less muddy and you can get in the
garden, keep your overgrown perennials in mind for sharing as well.
Events and Meetings
Kiwanis Festival has returned to St. Jude’s!
The Kiwanis festival will be holding classes at St. Jude’s from Tuesday, April 11th to
Wednesday, April 26th.
Environmental Recycling opportunity
68th London Scouting Group is having their Annual Environmental Recycling Fundraiser. It will
take place Friday April 21st to Sunday April 23rd in the parking lot of Lowes on Fanshawe
Park Road (at Hyde Park). All forms of E-Waste and scrap metal are being accepted.
Simply drop off your old electronics and scrap metal free of charge to have them recycled in an
environmentally friendly manner. Friday April 21st from 5pm till 8pm, Saturday April 22nd
from 9am till 4pm, and Sunday April 23rd from 9am till 2pm.
Household batteries can be dropped off as well during the weekend.
ACW Diocesan Meeting
ACW Annual Meeting to be held on Saturday, April 29th, at St. Paul’s Cathedral.
See the poster in the Narthex about the meeting, and order form for lunch. Deadline for lunch
pre-orders is April 19th but, as the order form states, they can be purchased in-person that day as
well. Pre-Orders help us determine approximate numbers for lunch that day.
Vegetarian, Vegan & Gluten-free options are available, please note on the form at the bottom on
the corresponding line.
Happy birthday!! This week to Ruth G. who celebrated on 12th April!
And, congratulations to Shirley and Bill L. who celebrate many years of married bliss
on 11th April!
While 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.