WEEKLY BULLETIN FOR Sunday April 18th, 2021 Third Sunday of Easter PRAYER INTENTIONS THIS PRAYER MINISTRY IS MOST IMPORTANT RIGHT NOW! Your prayers DO MAKE a difference. Please take additional time in your day and in you daily prayers for those most vulnerable and in need of healing.
We reverently keep in our prayers, family, friends, loved ones, and all in need. We pray especially for those listed in this bulletin and those in our hearts and minds this day.
HTSSM Prayer List If you would like to have yourself; a family member; or a loved one, included on the Prayer List or Long Term Care list we are now asking for a new submission to be sent directly to our new dedicated email at: HTSSMPrayerList@gmail.com. 1) Please indicate which LIST the person is to be allocated, and 2) as a new addition, please further advise if you’d like to provide the initial of their Last Name to be included. Sincerely and Respectfully, Allison G.
Prayers for those in need of Health and Healing: Ted M., Judy D., James L., Rev. Pam, Chris & family, Christina, Mike, Joan, Nancy, Marilyn A., Len W., Al & Yvonne, Kelly M., Sandy M., Linda R., Steve I., Kathryn H., Kathy G., Molly Rose, Luke, Lucy, Jennifer A., Edi, Jerry, Carol, Hiba, Petra, Hailey, and Jeff P.
Prayers for those in Long Term Care or Seniors Homes: Wayne, Diane, Noreen, Jim M., Gene, Evelyn, Dave, Shirley, Laurie, Leona, Junia, Cliff, Shirley Mac, Florence, Gloria, Joanie T., Hazel, and Bob.
As a parish family, those noted below have a place of importance for us to hold in tribute and remembrance.
APRIL ALTAR FLOWERS: April 4- Given to the Glory of God by Sandra Otte in memory of grandparents Ken and Laurie Fitzpatrick and Lila and Clarence Diamond. April 11- Given to the Glory of God by Horst and Shirley Ammons in memory of brothers Ken and Manfred, and son Gregory. April 18- Given to the Glory of God by Chuck and Eileen McEwan in memory of parents Hilda and John Warwick, and Gordon and Winnie McEwan. April 25- Given to the Glory of God by Norma Near in memory of Loved Ones.
Easter Memorial Flowers in the Glory of God: Given by Heather Gough in memory of Heather’s parents Florence & Thomas Edge Given by Anne Buchanan in memory of Our Cherished Angels in Heaven Given by Agnus Comeau In Loving Memory of her Husband, George Comeau Given by Harry Harris in memory of his parents and sister-in-law Given by Allison, Jan, Kaitlyn, and Rosanna in memory of Jordan Aleena and Cherished Loved Ones URGENT REQUEST - COVID UPDATE Dear Family of HTSSM, please be advised that the Wardens are asking that you please do not request entry into Church until after the Provincial Lockdown is deemed over! If you have any questions please contact Beth at 519-709-2123, or Harry at 519- 681-8259. Blessings from: Beth, Harry, Dave, and Pat Crown the Lounge and Property Update After many delays we are finally seeing some property work being done around the church. Part of our Crown the Lounge Campaign was to create better accessibility to the entrances to the building. The concrete work is now complete. No more high stepping to get into the church! Special thanks to Vic Templar for his time and work in getting this important upgrade finished. Look for an update on the roof over the Fireside Lounge in the next few weeks!
2021 Church Calendars Do you still need a 2021 Calendar this year? Lucky for you! There are 3 calendars up for grabs! 2021 Anglican Church Calendars for sale at $5. Contact Jeanette in the office to get yours today!
NEW Daily Bread Daily Readings Booklets We have received the NEW Daily Bread Reading Booklets for March/April/May. We will put a few copies at a time in our front mailbox at HTSSM, and once depleted we will add more. Parishioners can come by and pick one up from our mailbox. If there are none at the time, please call the office and they will be replenished. Take care and stay safe. Thanks, from Jeanette.
Virtual Morning Prayer and Coffee Hour Rev Rob will again be leading a time of prayer and conversation every Wednesday morning from 8am-8:30 on Zoom. All are welcome! To register, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Camp Huron Bursary - Thank you thank you thank you!!!!! Many thanks to all of you who contributed toward the HTSSM bursary fund to help send kids to Camp Huron. We are closing in on having $1500 available! If you would still like to donate to our parish fund, any amount is appreciated, and you can send an e-transfer to: email@example.com (Comment line “Camp Huron) On behalf of all our families, thank you for helping a child enjoy their camp experience this year! N.B. If Camp Huron is forced to close this summer, all donations will be kept until next summers camp season. Available Options for Tithing & Contributions! With in-person worship being suspended until further notice, we’d like to offer envelope holders the following 3 options to continue sending in their offertory. 1) Deliver to the office on Wed. morning when Jeanette is in. Please call her before you come at 226-456-8776. 2) Mail a cheque indicating your Envelope No. to HTSSM, 727 Southdale Rd. E., London, ON N6E 1A9. Mail delivery is checked each day by a Warden on Duty. 3) E-transfer your givings to firstname.lastname@example.org In the Notes Field, please indicate the allocation (parish, PWRDF, bread program etc.). In addition, you are always encouraged to consider Pre-authorized payments on a recurring monthly date of your choosing. Please contact Jeanette for more details. We thank you for your continued support of the ministry at HTSSM during the pandemic. Your Wardens, Beth, Harry, Dave, and Pat
Furniture Donations needed Ark Aid Street Mission is looking for donations of furniture for the new homes they are moving formerly homeless people into. WISH (Winter Interim Solution to Homelessness) Project is pleased to be supporting nearly 25 people in moving into their own homes by mid APRIL!! If you would like more details, please contact Rev. Patricia Allison at 519-666-0394, email@example.com or visit the following link for more details. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d4dafae2ba4fec70-weve
CLOSED CAPTION - YouTube VIDEO OPTION: Did you know that if you are viewing the Sunday Services online, there should be a symbol on your computer, cell phone or iPad that shows a symbol indicating CLOSED CAPTION? If you click on the symbol you will be able to read what is being said. CHATTER BOX Phone Team The Chatterbox Phone Team have been calling parishioners who have been unable to come to services. Now that we are in lock-down, we will be expanding our lists to include ALL parishioners. As you can imagine this will be a large endeavour! If you are able to help us out, please contact: Beth McKinlay at: (c) 519-709-2123 ( h) 519-681-9530 or firstname.lastname@example.org
OUTREACH UPDATE Cheques were recently delivered to St. Paul's Social Services and London Community Chaplaincy from HTSSM. These totals represent funds taken from Outreach Reserved and Designated Offerings. The Glen Cairn Bread Program is receiving funds on an as needed basis usually from Designated Offerings. LTC tickets were purchased to be distributed by and according to Rev. Rob's discretion. The following thank you from St. Paul's Social Services is reprinted from a handwritten note. Heather Gough and Bill Yeomans, Outreach Contacts.
C. C. Carrothers SNACKS PROGRAM The Cereal Program is "on hold" until further notice. (breakfast program n/a) Snacks can still be donated. Please Note: MUST BE PACKAGE SNACKS ONLY. All donations can be left in the "plastic tote box", labelled "CC Carrothers." By the main church entrance, up the stairs in the right hand corner. Thank You, Liz.
REQUEST FOR SEASONAL ITEMS – Fall Edition London Community Chaplaincy continues to need warmer clothing, coats, hats, scarves, boots, bedding, blankets; AND on a creative note, LCC is embarking on a few creative projects. Therefore if anyone has any unwanted fabric materials, please contact Joanne Crow by phone: 519-681-1158 or via email: email@example.com for drop off details. Thank you for all you do! From Joanne. _________________________________________________
Sunday Service Volunteers Needed! How to sign up: Please contact Kathy Belshaw, (Sunday morning Volunteer Coordinator) by email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 519-685-0975. Indicate the date, service time, and position you can fill. Please note that some positions may already be filled when you contact Kathy (that’s a good thing!) We need the following roles at 9am and 11am Services: Welcome Desk Greeters; Ushers; Cleaners; and PPT operators.
Further to one of Rev Rob’s previous Wednesday's check-in, here are the authors and a few titles that he suggested for personal reading: John Collins (Intro to Old Testament) Bart Ehrman (The New Testament), N T. Wright (Surprised by Hope, Simply Christian) N T. Wright (God and the Pandemic) Marcus Borg (The Heart of Christianity) , Brian McLaren (The Great Spiritual Migration) Brian McLaren (We Make the Road by Walking), Henri Nouwen (Wounded Healer, Return of the Prodigal Son)
In addition to the above suggested readings, here are a few from other parishioners: Allison G’s reading list: Nancy L. Bieber (Decision Making & Spiritual Discernment: The Sacred Art of Finding Your Way) Rachel Held Evans (Searching for Sundays; Inspired: Slaying Giants, Walking on Water, and Loving the Bible Again) Dietrich Bonhoeffer (Life Together: The Classic Exploration of Christian Community)
Colin Shutt’s reading list: Frederick Buechner (pronounced buckner) Wishful thinking: A seekers’ ABC; Whistling in the dark: A doubter's dictionary; Peculiar treasures: A biblical who's who Rowan Williams - Being Christian
Community Outreach - Being the Church in a Time of Crisis There is still much need in our communities for us to find ways of being the hands of Jesus in the world, especially for the most vulnerable of our neighbours. The latest newsletter, Spring 2020, was sent from Rev. Pam Cullen at the London Community Chaplaincy and you are encouraged to read it, especially the section titled "Serve". For those who have the means, this is a wonderful way ‘to be the church’ in our neighbourhood. A copy of the newsletter is available for download from our Community Outreach page under the Ministries Menu.
Local Community Food Banks are still in need of donations! The Food Cupboard at Westminster Park Community Church on the corner of Southdale and Millbank is still open and currently accepting food donations at their front door. If you are able to help, please drop off your donation and ring the doorbell for pick up in order to observe physical distancing. Their most needed items are: cereal/pancake mix, peanut butter, canned meat/tuna, Kraft dinner, pasta and pasta sauce, soup and crackers and of course…toilet paper! You can find more information at their website: https://londoncommunitychaplaincy.com
St. Paul's Social Services Food Bank St. Paul's Fellowship Centre is currently closed for Lunch Distribution due to the impact of the Covid-19 crisis, but the Food Bank is still open and the staff and volunteers are dedicated to assist the community during this difficult time. Food and Monetary donations are always welcome and accepted. For donations please visit their website: http://stpaulssocialservices.ca. For the safety of staff and clients, they are offering service and intake by phone and web. For inquiries please call: 519-673-3242 or visit their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/St.PaulsSocialServices
Check out the Vicars' Crossing Podcasts: Itunes, YouTube or Soundcloud OR simply go to Rev Rob's Blog page listed under "Rev Rob's Corner" and click the link to view the many podcasts available.
During current Pandemic restrictions, all meetings are temporarily suspended until further notice. Recurring Meeting Times: Next Euchre & Games Night: Thurs at 7pm Next Crafts & Laughs: Thurs at 9:30am Next Open Prayer Group: Tues at 9am Next Camp Committee Mtg: Thurs at 7pm Next Parish Council Mtg: Tues at 7pm Next Family Movie Night: Friday at 7pm Next Ladies Coffee Hour: Tues at 10am