Readings for Sunday 12th May, Ascension Day (Easter 7.)
First Reading: Acts 1.1-11
Psalm 47
Second Reading: Ephesians 1.15-53
Gospel: Luke 24.44-53
Psalm response: “God has gone up with a shout”

Live stream link for Sunday’s 10.00 am service:


Outreach for May is Women’s Month.
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 Sisters’ 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. Provides enhanced
sexual violence and prevention work for youth, and an integrated 24hour crisis and support line.
Needs: pajamas, slippers, colouring books and crayons, makeup, sheets, craft items, wool.
But, also don’t forget St. Paul’s Foodbank, May 12th, and Community Breakfasts, May 4th and

Breakfast program
Your St. Jude’s team served 129 breakfasts this past Saturday morning. By 9 am the tables were
full and friends were enjoying a hot coffee and a bowl of porridge. We continue to see new
faces every time along with some who come week after week. This time we met a few folks
who were obviously living rough – outside in the rains we’ve had the last few weeks and as
temperatures seesaw between warm and cold. They are very grateful when the clothing team
can offer a clean shirt, a warm sweater and some dry socks. One of our friends showed us his
new duffle bags on wheels – gifted to him by LTC drivers he has come to know since he rides
the buses to keep warm. There’s a great story of love in action, as June talked about in her
Sunday homily.
Thanks to all for your ongoing donations of food, clothing, dollars, and prayers for this vital
ministry – please join us any time. The next breakfast is Saturday May 18th from 9 – 10:30 am.

St. Paul’s Food Bank. Our next Food Bank Sunday is this Sunday, 12th May. They will
appreciate cereals, canned soup, pasta sauce, pasta noodles, mac & cheese, baked beans,
canned vegetables, canned meat, peanut butter, and lastly, plastic containers and reusable
cloth bags.

Fundraising and Social

Yard Sale is this Saturday, May 11th, from 8:00am to 12:00 noon. Please contact the office or
Derek Shadlock if you would like a table.

Coming up. the Pig Roast, and Auction on May 25th.
Tickets are now available for the Pig Roast and Auction, through the office or from Derek
Shadlock. Tickets are $20.00, and takeout dinners will be available for $25.00. Dinners will
include pork, potatoes, veggies, cole slaw and homemade pie. The Fundraising Committee
is looking for your donations of new or gently used items for the auction/silent auction.
Please contact the office if you have any items to donate, or just bring them in.

Men of St. Jude will be munching together once again on Tuesday May 14th
at the Alibi Roadhouse, at 11:30 AM. All men welcome – bring a friend!

Let’s Celebrate

Birthdays! This week Rick celebrates, happy birthday!!

May 12th is Mother’s Day. Happy Mother’s Day to All!