Readings for Sunday 17th September, Pentecost 16
First reading: Exodus 14.19-31
Second reading: Romans 14.1-12
Gospel: Matthew 18.21-35
Psalm refrain: “The Lord is full of compassion and mercy”
Live-stream link for this Sunday 10th September, 10.00 am service:
Choir news. Choir practices will be starting Thursday, September 21st
at 7:30 in the sanctuary. If you are interested in attending or have any questions please call
the office at 519-660-6198.
Outreach for September
St. Jude’s Breakfast Program. Cash donations go toward provision of a nutritious breakfast
for guests here two or three Saturdays per month. There have been up to 100 people served by a
wonderful group of volunteers.
Your St. Jude’s Breakfast team is preparing to serve 100 this coming Saturday. Last year we
served 80 on this same weekend. The help we are able to give may mean a few extra dollars to
pay the rent, buy a bus ticket, or save for a winter coat for a child. We continue to meet new
folks each week –a single mom with 7 children and a history of domestic violence in their home;
youth with substance use issues; those struggling to pay rent even with full time work. Every
contribution you make to this program is of value – be it dollars, a tube of toothpaste, a roll of
toilet paper, muffins, treats, clothing – all of it makes a difference to those who visit with us. As
we transition into Fall, please consider passing on that sweater, winter coat, or those slightly used
boots, to someone who comes to our breakfasts.
Our next breakfast is this Saturday September 16th from 9 – 10:30 am. All are most welcome!
St. Paul’s Food Bank
Our next Food Bank Sunday is Sunday, 8th October.
They always appreciate Spaghetti Sauce, canned meat, mac & cheese, peanut butter, cereals,
canned soup, etc., but they would also like shopping bags, plastic or other, since they are running
Nearly New Shop. Fall clothing is now available, go check out the bargains!
Fundraising and Social
St. Jude’s Golf and Dinner Social. Please save this date, Friday, September. 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. Thanks.
St. Jude’s Day 2023 On Saturday 28th
October, the day of our patronal feast, and this year
marking 70 years since the founding of the parish, our Social Committee is researching and
planning some special events. Details are being worked out, but it will be a day of celebration
with all kinds of interesting and enjoyable stuff, so plan on being there!!
Happy Birthday this week to Marylin M. (11th September), Sidney S. and Mary Jane
S. (13th) and Ellie W. (15th). Hope you all had or have happy celebrations.
And, congratulations to Mary and Larry O., and Cathy and Keith F., who celebrate
their anniversary on 15th September, and Catherine and Bryan S., celebrating on the 16th!
Help needed: A lovely family of five refugees has arrived from Kurdistan. Malva and his wife
Nishtaman and their 3 children arrived about 6 weeks ago and are trying to establish themselves
in a home after staying in a hotel for several weeks. They now have a little place and have
essentials but we are still looking for a few furniture donations.
Needed items include:
2 dressers tall rather than long because it isn’t that big a place
A coffee table
A wall mirror
Some carpets 8×8 or 7×7 or so
A television, preferably Smart TV since they will not have cable.
Winter is coming so if you have coats, man size large, lady size medium, girl size 14, boy size 12
and boy size 5 or 6.
Any questions or concerns please contact the office at 519-660-6198.