Readings for Sunday 28th May, The Day of Pentecost
First reading: Acts 2.1-21
Second reading: 1 Corinthians 12.3b-13
Gospel: John 20.19-23
Response for Psalm 104: “Send forth your Spirit O God, and renew the face of the Earth”
Link for the Sunday 28th May 10.00 am service:
The church office is open Monday to Friday, 9.00 am to 1.00 pm.
Prayer lists. Parish members are invited to have the name of a person upheld in prayer during
Sunday services Intercessions (Prayers of the People) by simply entering the name in the black
prayer request book located in the Narthex. Those unable to attend to this can call the office
and ask that Kathy enter the name in the book on your behalf.
For names of those that are to be forwarded to the Prayer team for ongoing and regular prayer
needs please contact the office at 519-660-6198 or by email at [email protected]
Outreach for May Focuses on Women:
My Sister’s Place: Is many things to the 100 plus women who walk through its doors each day.
It is Safety. It is Support. It is Sisterhood. Women who access My Sister’s Place range in age
from 16 – 70 and come from diverse backgrounds. Most have experienced abuse, trauma, and
isolation. More than 80% are dealing with mental health challenges.
Needs: panties (all sizes), hats/mittens, small birthday gifts, hairbrushes, feminine hygiene
products; craft items, wool, jewelry.
Anova: formerly Women’s Community House (WCH) and Sexual Assault Centre London
(SACL), Anova provides safe places, shelter, support, counselling, and resources for abused
women, their children, and all oppressed individuals to find a new start. Provide enhanced
sexual violence and prevention work for youth, and an integrated 24-hour crisis and support line.
Needs: pajamas, slippers, colouring books and crayons, makeup, sheets, craft items, wool.
Sincere thanks from the Outreach committee for your continued support.
80 breakfasts were served this past Saturday. Thank you to our new volunteers who helped out
this week. As we enjoy this warmer weather, spring and summer clothing is needed for those
who join us, in particular, wanted are men’s pants and shorts – size 30; men’s shoes – size 8;
pants, long skirts for a tall woman; women’s shoes size – 10 1/2 to 11. Our toiletries are running
low, so deodorant, shaving cream, razors, toothbrushes and toothpaste are all welcome.
Wondering what happens at the breakfast? Please join us to see how your donations are used
and to see our team in action. Thanks so much for your commitment to this ministry.
Our next breakfast is Saturday June 3rd from 9 – 10:30 am. All are welcome!
St. Paul’s Food Bank
Our next Food Bank Sunday is Sunday, 11th June. Please note that they have asked us not to
send any more egg cartons or plastic containers. Otherwise they will appreciate Cereals,
Spaghetti Sauce & Pasta noodles , Mac & Cheese , canned Meat , canned soup , tea bags or
coffee, peanut butter or jam , toilet paper.
MS Walk The MS Walk is this Sunday May 28th and you can support fellow parishioner
Kerry Oliver in two ways. Sign on to Kerry’s team, the St. Jude’s Strollers, and do the 5 km
walk at Victoria Park, and /or, donate on-line to Kerry’s team on the MS Walk website. Your
support is greatly appreciated – thank you.
On Saturday June 24th there will be a Strawberry Social at St Jude’s, a served lunch with
strawberry desserts. 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.
We are also planning a garden sale of plants – indoor and outdoor, and a few garden-themed
items, and will be grateful for donations of some of your cuttings, etc.
Yard Sale!! The St. Judes’ Yard Sale will be Saturday June 10th, from 8:00am to 12:00pm.
Everyone sets up their own tables, and removes all their unsold items. Proceeds of your sales
are split 50/50 with the church. To reserve a table, call the office at 519-660-6198.
Because of the damage caused by fence repairs on the West side of our property, we shall be
needing rhubarb for our next pie making event. Donations of any you can spare will be
gratefully received (if you could cut the stalks into approx. 1″ pieces that will be most helpful).
Date of pie making will follow. Next gathering is June 14th, for our Spring luncheon.
National Indigenous People’s Day, a special weekend at St. Aidan’s Church on Friday,
Saturday and Sunday, 16th to 18th June. Author and activist Patty Krawek will be keynote
speaker, and will read from her book “Becoming Kin; a time for Unforgetting”. See the poster
in the Narthex for full details.
Happy Birthday to Mary Lou (23rd) and Darryl (25th). Hope you had/have happy days!!
Happy Anniversary! To Victoria and Sidney, who celebrated on 22nd May!
While there is no longer a mask mandate for St. Jude’s, 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.