Readings for Sunday 22nd October, Pentecost 21.
First reading: Exodus 33.12-23
Second reading: 1 Thessalonians 1.1-10
Gospel: Matthew 22.15-22
Psalm refrain: “Holy God, Holy and Immortal One, have mercy upon us”.
Live-stream link for this Sunday 15th October, 10.00 am service:
All Soul’s Service will be held on Wednesday November 1st at 7:30 p.m. As part of this
liturgy we remember and pray for loved ones who have finished their course in faith. If you
would like the name of a deceased loved one read aloud and prayed for as part of this service
please email the church office @ [email protected]
Outreach for October is the CHRISTMAS BALE. For years now the ACW has been paying
for the shipping costs to send shipments of used clothing to the North. Currently we are sending
things to a store in Kenora called Twice is Nice. This store is affiliated with St. Alban the
Martyr, the cathedral in Kenora.
Early in November we send only new Christmas items to Kenora to distribute to those in need,
with guidance from the cathedral and social services. We have set aside a few new adult things
that have come in to the Nearly New Shop during the year.
In October we would like to focus on teen and children’s things. The woman who organizes this
is very appreciative and has suggested the following:
All ages: hoodies, pajamas, toothbrushes and tooth paste, mitts and scarves.
Cherie has purchased socks and hats in the spring that were on clearance so we will not need
those this year.
Children: crayons, coloured pencils, markers, colouring and activity books, comic books, smaller
child’s back packs, small stuffed animals, small toys and puzzles, playing cards, hockey pucks
Girls: Hair accessories, jewelry, jewelry kits, and dolls.
Cash Donations designated as “Christmas Bale” are also welcome. Cherie L. and Marg B.
will do the shopping for you. (This is always fun). Please have things to the church by October 29th.
The days and nights are getting colder – time to add a warm blanket to your bed, turn on the
furnace and fire up the gas fireplace. Did you have to choose between turning on the heat and
paying the rent, paying the phone bill or buying groceries, or praying that the children’s coats
from last year will make it through another cold winter? These are some of the decisions made
by those who come to our community breakfasts. Thanks to your generosity, we are able to
provide some nutritious food for a meal or two, some warmer clothing, a bar of soap, a roll of
toilet paper. We give thanks for our energetic parishioner who is visiting businesses in the area
to ask how they could support our program and she is having some luck. As you wonder how
you might help, please consider donations of men’s toiletries like razors, shaving cream, body
wash, along with warmer shirts and sweaters.
Our next breakfast is this Saturday, October 21st from 9 – 10:30 am, and we’ll prep for 105.
All are welcome!
St. Paul’s Food Bank
Our next Food Bank Sunday is Sunday, 12th November.
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, and egg cartons.
Nearly New Shop.
The Nearly New shop has a nice assortment of winter clothing for children from 24 months
to XL. Don’t forget we have lovely adult things as well. Please pass the word to family and
The Weekly Bible Study continues via Zoom on Thursday evening at 7.00pm. Everyone is
You can attend every week or just occasionally if that is what your schedule allows. We will
hear a passage of scripture read a number of times. Each time the passage is read participants
will be asked to reflect on a different question. Following each reading of the passage
participants will be invited to share their thoughts and reflections on the question they were
asked to think about. This is a very informal approach to reading and talking about scripture and
again everyone is welcome.
Here is the link for the study: Join Zoom Meeting,
An Advent study series via Zoom from St. Aidan’s Church, featuring Brian Zahnd,
“The anticipated Christ: an Advent journey”, on 29th November, 6th and 13th December. See the
poster in the Narthex for full details, including how to register.
St. Jude’s Day 2023 On Saturday 28th October, our patronal festival, and this year marking 70
years since the founding of the parish, so our Social Committee is researching and planning
these special events:
– In All Saints Hall from 2 to 4.00 pm, a Tea social – mingle, chat and enjoy coffee, tea, and
cake, as well as browse group displays.
– Then, at 7:30 for an Evening Social – mingle, chat, share hors d’oeuvres (bring your
favourite), coffee, tea, or beverages (cash bar), view displays*, and be entertained with musical
interludes offered by fellow parishioners – current and former minstrels!
* Groups in the church, newer and long standing missions, will be setting up displays of their
ministries over the course of our history. This will be an opportunity to see the breadth of our
commitment to faithful, loving service in our community and the world.
– Saturday Night Partiers! Please sign up in the Narthex so that the Social committee can plan
appropriate seating, quantities of beverages, and the hors d’oeuvres buffet. We will try to
orchestrate a variety of tasty munchies!
Happy Birthday this week to Walter H. (20th October). Hope you have a happy celebration