Readings for Sunday 16th July, Pentecost 7
First reading: Genesis 25.19-34.
Second reading: Romans 8.1-11
Gospel: Matthew 13.1-9,18-23
Response for Psalm 65: “You crown the year with your goodness, O God”
Link for the Sunday 16th July 9.30 am service:
We now have one service of Holy Eucharist at 9.30 am each Sunday. This will run until
September. Fr. Bill is taking some vacation time, so this week we are happy to welcome back
Fr. Matt Arguin to celebrate the Eucharist for us.
Outreach for July. This month we are asked to think about the environment, with especial
emphasis on composting (with all the garden benefits it brings) and avoiding use of single
purpose plastic bags.
The team is getting ready to serve breakfast this coming Saturday to our friends – new and
returning. It is a challenge to predict how many to prep for – we served 68 on this weekend last
summer and yet 80 on the same weekend the previous year. On slower days we do our best to
gauge when we have enough to offer seconds, but it never fails that as we give out the last of the
“extra” boiled eggs, bananas, and entrées and begin to clean up – late comers arrive and we then
scramble to pull together a make shift meal from what is available. The generosity of our donors
means we can keep enough on hand to provide something for all who come to our doors – early
or late! Our next breakfast is this Saturday July 15th from 9 – 10:30 am. All are welcome –
please join us to see your financial support at work in our community!
St. Paul’s Food Bank
Our next Food Bank Sunday is 13th August.
PRIDE PARADE A message from Dennis J.
Joanne and I had walked in the annual Pride Parade for many years when my bride had the bright
idea to see if the church wanted to take part. We approached the parish seven years ago, and
along with Pat and Sean L., organized the first St. Jude’s contingent to take part.
That first year, we had 27 folks under the “St. Jude’s and St. Alban’s” banner proudly – and
joyously – walk with thousands of Londoners who support inclusion and human rights for all.
Some of our parishioners did not walk the entire route, but jumped in near Victoria Park
(including a very vocal Mary Anne and Ray C. who brought water bottles for the whole
group) and the party after. Others cheered us from the sides of Queen St; Helen P. brought a
large group of folks from her retirement home right on Queen St. out to the sidewalk with
Every parade since, the church has taken part, but our numbers have dwindled every year – due
to folks being away on holiday, having other commitments, or, even though the spirit was
willing, not being physically able to take part. Last year, we had five walkers (who alternated
carrying the banner and passing out candies to the hundreds of kids who line the parade route)
and our usual two “rollers” (you can guess who, and who, God bless them, have been there every
This year’s parade is Sunday, July 23rd. It starts around noon (after church!) and is usually done
by 3 pm (although we customarily celebrate somewhere afterwards).
Joanne and I will be walking under any circumstance, but before we register the church, we
would like to see how folks would like to, and can, join us and if it is, indeed feasible. Hence, if
you are interested can you let us know at your earliest convenience. Please email us at
FundScrip. Rick should be in church to distribute your cards this Sunday.
Really advance notice! St. Jude’s Golf and Dinner Social. Please save this date- Friday, Sept.
22nd for 9 holes of golf at Cobble Hills. First tee times will be about 4 pm. After golf, we will
get together at a restaurant in London for dinner at about 7 pm. Even if you don’t golf, please feel
free to join us for dinner! For more information or to confirm you want to play and/or dine
please contact the office at 519-660-6198 or [email protected] . Thanks.
Happy Birthday this week to Cyndi L., (last Sunday, 9th July). Hope you had a happy