WEEKLY BULLETIN FOR Sunday August 1st, 2021 Tenth Sunday after Pentecost 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: Phillip W., Raymie D., Ted M., Judy D., James L., 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, Leona, Junia, Cliff, Shirley Mac, Florence, Gloria, Joanie T., and Bob.
As a parish family, those noted below have a place of importance for us to hold in tribute and remembrance. AUGUST ALTAR FLOWERS: Aug 1- Given to the Glory of God by ladies of the Altar Guild Aug 8- Given to the Glory of God by Agnes Comeau in memory of her husband, George Aug 15- Given to the Glory of God by Anne Buchanan in memory of her husband John and her mother Margaret Aug 22- Given to the Glory of God by Olga Stewart in memory of her parents Dimitri and Mary Yadlowski Aug 29- Given to the Glory of God by Jan & Allison Gortzak in memory of Jan’s parents Jan Sr. & Janine.
YARD SALE IN THE FALL! SAVE THE DATE! There is more exciting news on the horizon! Hopefully by September, the Church will be reopening with all activities underway. So with those hopes, we would like to start collecting donations to ensure we have sufficient goods for a Parish Yard Sale. The tentative date is set for Saturday, September 18, 2021. Otherwise, if it's not approved, we will plan ahead for a Spring date. Please go through your closet, basement, garage, and shed; whatever you’re ready to purge, and start gathering them for our fall date. Please kindly remember that all items are to be in good shape, without cracks, dents, rips, buttons missing, etc... we've been doing this for years, so we are sure you know what is acceptable. In addition, whatever you donate must fit into a car so it can be taken away when purchased. To plan arrangements for a drop off, please contact either Marg Waller at 519-685-6303 or call Jeanette at 226-456-8776 to arrange a drop off at the Church. Shortly we will be requesting volunteers to help unpack, sort, price, etc. If you have any questions, please call either Marg, or Jeanette at the Church phone number. Thanks in advance for all your support!!
Delivery of Daily Bread Readings Booklets! Now that we have received the Summer Daily Bread Reading Booklets for June/July/August, in addition to having a few copies available in our front mailbox at HTSSM, Jeanette is now happy to offer a personal delivery service to anyone that would like one and cannot come to the church to pick one up. Please call the office at 226-456-8776 to make arrangements. Take care and stay safe. Thanks, from Jeanette.
Poem in memory of the Afzaal family Here is a poem written by Saraann Weston in memory of the Afzaal family that tragically lost their lives on Sunday, June 6th in our city of London, ON. This poem has been sent to the London Muslim Mosque in support of Fayez Afzaal, the surviving 9 year boy. There is a support in life There is a support when you are down. A shoulder when you need to cry A motivation when you need to try. A smile when you are feeling so low A happiness when you want to grow. A friend is a part of your heart A family is truly apart of your life-time. A community when we need it most A natural way to have peace in love.
Outreach Update – More Good News In the interest of knowing the ripple effect of HTSSM's outreach, I would like to share the following! The lunches that are cooked at St. Paul's Fellowship Centre are not only distributed to folks accessing the food bank but on Tuesday 50 lunches are delivered to the Northwest London Resource Centre (Sherwood Forest Mall) and on Wednesday 200 are delivered to the Family Centre Westminster (Osgoode Dr.). This is what is happening presently, with additional ideas developing for the summer. Blessings from Heather Gough, Outreach Contact
Summer Options for Tithing & Contributions! With in-person worship being suspended until further notice, we’d like to remind all Parishioners of the following options to help continue with their offertory. 1) Deliver to the office on Wednesday mornings during our regular office hours. Please call before you come to confirm availability. In addition, for those who may be unable to come to the church in person, Jeanette is now willing to pick up your donations of cash or cheque directly from your home. Please call her at the office at 226-456-8776 for more information. 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. Please do not send cash through the mail. 3) E-transfer your givings to email@example.com In the Notes Field, please indicate the allocation (parish, PWRDF, bread program etc.). 4) In addition, you are always encouraged to consider Pre-authorized payments (PAP) on a recurring monthly date of your choice. Please contact the office directly for more details. We thank you for your continued support of this essential ministry at HTSSM during the pandemic.
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.
Composting @ HTSSM For our gardens and the environment: We are going to try and compost at our church and are asking all parishioners and their families who do not compost themselves to bring compostable materials to the church whenever they wish and drop them in the compost bins at the end of the west fence (of the veterans garden) on the Rectory side. At this time we will start with two composters and begin with #1 and when full #2. If you think you need compostable bags, they will be hanging there but if possible, please bring your own container and dump them there. We will make arrangements for collection in the winter so you don't have to trudge through the snow. Acceptable items include: 1. All fruit and vegetable scraps including peels. 2. Coffee grounds (filters if unbleached); compostable coffee pods; tea bags. 3. Egg shells well crunched. All necessary grass clippings and leaves will be supplied from church property to give a nitrogen & carbon balance. Let's do our part. From your Friendly Gardeners on a Mission!
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!
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 _________________________________________________
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
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.
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.
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 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, firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the following link for more details. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d4dafae2ba4fec70-weve _________________________________________________
Sunday Service Volunteers Needed! How to sign up: Please contact Kathy Belshaw, (Sunday morning Volunteer Coordinator) by email email@example.com 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.
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