Readings for Sunday 11th February, Transfiguration Sunday.
First Reading: 2 Kings 2.1-12
Psalm 50.1-6
Second Reading: 2 Corinthians 4.3-6
Gospel Mark 9.2-9
Psalm response: “God makes light shine from Zion, beauty beyond compare”

Livestream link for Sunday’s 10.00 am service:

Lent is fast approaching, this being the last Sunday before Lent, which begins on
Ash Wednesday, 14th February, with the service of Holy Eucharist and Imposition of Ashes at
7.30 pm. Now is the time to bring your palms from last year into the church or office so that
they can be used to prepare the ashes for that service.
The day before (13th), Shrove Tuesday, is the day for our annual Pancake supper, which will be
hosted as usual by Parish Council members, and served from 5 – 7 pm. There is a goodwill
offering for this supper, the proceeds of which, with an added donation from our Outreach Fund,
are taken to the Diocesan Synod for the Huron Hunger Fund (PWRDF).


Outreach for February concentrates on or Community Breakfast Program, February 17th,
and the St. Paul’s Food Bank, February 11th. If you have any questions please contact Cheryle
Anne at [email protected].

Breakfast Program
There were 124 at last Saturday’s breakfast, where we served the ever popular quiche casserole
as the hot entrée. As a trial, we converted the coffee/tea/hot chocolate station from we-serve to
self-serve (with supervision) with reasonable success.
We have found that putting all the personal care items on a trolley and wheeling it around the
room, allows for more control on the products as well as more interaction with our Breakfast
We were given 4 pairs of size 11 and 12 men’s and women’s shoes and boots which were all
scooped up quickly. One woman in particular now has warm boots.
We were recently given a 4XL men’s winter coat and gloves, which were given away today to a
most appreciative man.
We have received donations of personal care items ,as well as purchased some, with funds
provided by the Outreach Committee. We are very thankful for this support!!! Since about 70%
of our clientele is male, shaving gel, Gillette razors (they last for several shaves over the
non-branded varieties), and men’s deodorant are the most requested items.
We had requests for
– body wash
– Shampoo & conditioner
– Men’s shoes and boots size 11 and larger
– Polo shirts/ golf shirts size 4XL or larger
– Men’s jeans size 36 or larger, especially sizes 42 x 32 and 46 x 32
– Boys size 5 running shoes for an adult man;
– Tall black leggings / sport style pants for women and athletic type tops women’s med-large
with mesh fabric under arms
– Black leggings woman small – medium
We have several high school volunteers who are well past their required 40 hours of service and
who told us they will continue to come as long as they are able. We are very thankful for these
very capable young people.
The next breakfast is on Saturday 17th February

St. Paul’s Food Bank. Our next food bank Sunday is this week, 11th February. As usual, they
will appreciate cereal, canned meat, mac and cheese, spaghetti sauce, Pasta, canned soup, baked
beans, canned vegetables and fresh produce like potatoes, onions, apples. They can also use egg
cartons (12 egg size), plastic and/or reusable bags.

Fundraising and Social

Lunch!! A lunch for the Men of St. Jude is being organized for Tuesday 20th February, at the
Alibi restaurant at 11.30 am. All men are invited and welcome – why not bring a friend?

The next ACW meeting will be February 14th
downstairs in the St. Martha Room. Lunch and fellowship beginning at 12.00 noon (bring a bag lunch),
But tea and chocolate squares will be provided. The meeting starts at 12:30. Everyone welcome.

FundScrip. While we continue to pray for Rick’s full recovery, FundScrip has to be on hold.
We’ll let you know just as soon as it is possible for us to order cards again.

Learning Together

Lenten Studies
1. London and Area Churches present “Give up Cruelty, take up Compassion”, a Lenten journey
with author John Pavlovitz. This is a Zoom event, on three Mondays, 4th, 18th and 25th March, at
7.30 pm. Register at [email protected], and see the notice in the Narthex for more details.
2. St. Paul’s Cathedral Noon Lenten Speaker Series, every Wednesday starting on 21st February,
and continuing on 28th February, and 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th March. Titled “Servanthood and
Sacrifice” this is a cross-cultural and interfaith discussion series.
A light vegetarian lunch will be service by the cathedral’s ACW members after each session.
For more details, contact the Rev’d. Canon Kevin George at [email protected] or call
519-434-3225. For more details, see the poster in the Narthex.

Let’s Celebrate

Happy birthday! This week to Don N and Sharon F (4th February), Mary Anne C (5th),
and Michael A (9th). Hope you all had or have a happy celebration.