WEEKLY BULLETIN FOR Sunday June 26th, 2022 Third 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.
Prayers for all those in need of Health and Healing including our Parishioners homebound or in Long Term Care facilities: Reid, Karen C., Kathy M. Dan, Robert S., Judy Szucsko, Philip W., Raymie D., Ted M., Judy D., James L., Nancy, Marilyn A., Molly Rose, Al & Yvonne, Sandy M., Len W., Linda R., Steve I., Kathryn H., Kathy G., Jennifer A., Bea, Luke, Lucy, Edith, Jerry, Carol, Hiba, Petra, and Hailey, Wayne, Diane, Evelyn, Dave, Leona, Junia, Shirley Mac, Gloria, Joanie T., and Bob.
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 the person who is to be allocated, 2) advise if you’d like the initial of their Last Name to be included, and 3) if able, please indicate if there is a length of time you’d like their name to be upheld. Please also share with us as God meets your needs so that we may rejoice with you; or send a follow up email to remove a name from the Prayer list when needed. Sincerely and Respectfully, Allison G.
As a parish family, those noted below have a place of importance for us to hold in tribute and remembrance.
JUNE ALTAR FLOWERS: June 5 - Given to the Glory of God by Mary Evans in memory of her husband Peter, and Loved Ones June 12 - Given to the Glory of God by David & Carolyn Keegan in loving memory of their parents Bucky & Bonnie Graham, and Margaret & Kenneth Keegan June 19 - Given to the Glory of God by Wendy Parisian in memory of Loved Ones June 26 - Given to the Glory of God by Ray & Carol Masters in memory of our Family, Friends and Loved Ones
JULY ALTAR FLOWERS: July 3 - Given to the Glory of God by Al and Yvonne Graystone in memory of Elsie and Francis Moran July 10 - Given to the Glory of God by Heather Gough in memory of Heather’s parents Thomas & Florence Edge July 17 - Given to the Glory of God by Kelly Kirkpatrick in memory of Debbie McComb and Edith & Walter Rudnicki July 24 - Given to the Glory of God by Leslie Savard in memory of her parents
Midweek Worship and Community Time at Holy Trinity St Stephen’s Please join us for a time of worship and community on Wednesday mornings. Midweek worship in June: Wednesday June 1- Morning Prayer on Zoom 8am Wednesday June 8 - No Service Wednesday June 15 - Outdoor Eucharist in Veteran Memorial Garden 10:30am Wednesday June 22 - Morning Prayer on Zoom 8am Wednesday June 29 - Outdoor Eucharist in Veteran Memorial Garden 10:30am ***Please note: There will be no Mid-Week services in July or August. If you plan to participate on Zoom, please email Rev. Rob for the link to the prayer room: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Year End Service and Parish Potluck HERE WE GO… PICNIC TIME! This great event is scheduled to happen after the service on Sunday June 26th. Please note: There is only ONE service starting at 10:30am. The 9am service will not be held this day. The time is now to plan your best Pot-Luck dish AND we are also asking for folks to PLEASE register your attendance either at church or online at the Parish Website! Get revved up, get your best dish ready, get your coloured picnic napkins out, because we’re heading outside to share a meal together again!
Morning Coffee Group in the Memorial Garden We’ll be having coffee in the Memorial Garden on Tuesday, June 28th at 10am, weather permitting. Please bring your own lawn chair and mug, and we will provide the coffee. All are welcome; we look forward to seeing you there. Let’s sit, chat, and be together! Blessings from Sharron
Summer at Holy Trinity St. Stephen’s As we prepare for the summer months, please be aware of a few details. There will not be any recorded worship video’s from HTTSM during the month of July. Folks are encouraged to find online worship offered at parishes in London Deanery and Diocese of Huron. A few suggestions can be found below. We will resume our worship services in August. There will not be a weekly parish newsletter in July. Look for an updated newsletter in August. Rev. Rob will be on vacation from July 4-25. For Pastoral emergencies please call the church office at 226-456-8776 or email email@example.com. We encourage everyone to stay in touch through the Parish Website! Any updates or information on re-opening of the church will also be sent via email as it becomes available. Online Worship services available this summer : St. Paul’s Cathedral, London: stpaulscatherdral.on.ca St Aidan's Anglican Church, London: staidans.net St James Westminster, London: saintjameswestminster.ca Church of England: churchofengland.org Protocols Update! Dear friends: A friendly reminder that reservations are no longer required to attend Sunday worship. Please be aware that the 11am service has the highest attendance so you most likely will be seated next to someone outside of your household. The 9am service will have more room for social distancing. Masks are required in the church at all times. Weather permitting, we will have coffee hour following the 11am service. If it is raining we will cancel. Coffee will be served in the Fireside Lounge and you will be invited to come outside for a snack and to socialize. We cannot congregate inside the building during coffee hour so be prepared to wear something to be warm and comfortable outside. Some chairs and tables will be set up outside. May God's Spirit be with us as we travel this Holy Week together!
NEW ALTAR FLOWER PRICING The following message comes from Anne Buchanan regarding the current upkeep of the weekly Altar flower ministry. Due to the cost of fresh flowers having risen considerably in the past months, it has been agreed upon that some new options will be offered beginning in the fall. Here are the three new selections that people will have to choose from. Option 1 - Fresh Flowers will be purchased and arranged at a cost of $60.00 per family. Option 2 - You can split the cost of fresh flowers with another family for the same weekend at a price of $30.00 per family. Option 3 - In lieu of the cost of fresh flowers, Silk flowers will be arranged at the altar and your money will be donated to one of the designated HTSSM outreach projects. We have set a $20.00 minimum donation, but the dollar value can be whatever you wish. Each option will still acknowledge you and your loved one’s dedication in the bulletin. I will be calling everyone each month to get your decision. For the month of July there are no services, so there will be no cost to anyone for flowers. You may still make a donation to outreach if you so wish. Memorial information for each weekend will still be noted in bulletin. If you have any questions, please speak directly to Anne Buchanan at 519-872-2997.
Summer Options for Tithing & Contributions! With in-person worship being adjourned for the month of July, we’d like to remind all Parishioners of the following options to help continue with their summer offertory. 1) Deliver to the office on Wednesday mornings during our regular office hours. Please call Jeanette at 226-456-8776 before you come to confirm availability. 2) Mail a cheque indicating your Envelope No. to HTSSM, 727 Southdale Rd. E., London, ON N6E 1A9. Please do not send cash through the mail. 3) E-transfer your givings to firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Composting @ HTSSM For our gardens and the environment, we are very thankful for everyone that is contributing to our composting bins. It is a wonderful way to help with the health and growth of our parish garden. If you are not using a composter at home, we at HTSSM would like you to give us a helping hand. If you would bring your compost to the church on Sundays and leave it by the Blue Shed, we will put it in our composter for you. Not only will this keep scraps out of the landfill but will save us from having to buy soil for our garden. 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.
Please remember no meat, bones, or plastic. All necessary grass clippings and leaves will be supplied from church property to give a nitrogen & carbon balance. Many thanks from your Friendly Gardeners on a Mission!
THANKS FOR ALL YOUR DEDICATION! Joanne and Paul Crow have shown their love and caring for others, through their dedication to the families of Southdale and other agencies in the city. Joanne has spent endless hours of sorting and organizing the FreeStore over many years. Joanne also has helped many individual families who came to her attention for various and special needs, and she made sure they were heard, and their needs were met. After 15 years of dedicated outreach for the families of the Southdale Chaplaincy (aka: London Community Chaplaincy) Joanne is taking a break from organizing the FreeStore, the last day for donations will be May 10th. After these many years Paul will finally get their garage back from storing the many donated items. Both Joanne and Paul have helped many families of the Chaplaincy area and beyond with the FreeStores which became an important part of a worthwhile outreach. Blessings to Joanne and Paul, for their caring and dedication to the Chaplaincy, they will be greatly missed and always remembered by the community.
Happy Retirement! We take this opportunity to wish Dan Lemanski a very Happy Retirement. Thank you, Dan, for the many years of fine service and keeping our parish clean and spotless!
Return of Common Cup/Chalice Beginning this Sunday March 20, the common cup/chalice will once again be offered as part of our Holy Communion celebration. In the Anglican Church, receiving the bread only is considered to be receiving full communion, and receiving the wine is optional. For those who do not wish to drink from the chalice, you may choose to stop and simply touch the chalice. How we receive the sacrament is not as important as the intention we bring when we come to the table. Jesus invites us to remember him, and in the holy meal we become one body and one holy people. If you have any questions or concerns, please speak to Rev. Rob.
BOOK NOOK – Spring Hours The Book Nook is open again on Mondays 10-2pm, Tuesdays 1-4pm, Thursdays 4-6:30pm and Saturdays from 10- 2pm. These Spring hours will continue until further notice. You’ll find used books from dozens of authors, genres, and multiple subjects, as well as a children’s room. There are puzzles, CD’s, DVD’s, and also featuring unique handcrafted Art and Paintings by local artists for sale. Please note: all Covid-19 precautions remain in place. Masks must be worn at all times. Please adhere to posted signs regarding maximum patrons allowed.
PLEASE SAVE YOUR BREAD BAGS!! The Meat Pie Ladies are asking folks to please collect your empty bread bags as they need them for meat pies. The easiest way to store the bags is to fold and place them in an empty Kleenex box. When the box is full, just pass them on to Pat or Carolyn. Thanks!
Meat Pies Delicious chicken and beef pies are available at $4 each. Please call or email Carolyn Keegan if you're interested.
Social Care Committee The Social Care Committee is composed of a group of parishioners who regularly visit and maintain caring relationships with HTSSM parishioners who have limited or no access to weekly services at the church. If you know of a parishioner who would benefit from such visits, or if you’d like more information about how to get involved with this meaningful ministry, please speak to Heather Gough in person or at email@example.com.
T.O.P.S. (Take off Pounds Sensibly) This group is now meeting every Tuesday from 6pm to 8pm in our Fireside Lounge. The weekly fee is $3 with an annual membership of approximately $60. This is an inexpensive way to obtain support in your journey to a healthier lifestyle. Since your first meeting is FREE, give it a try. Please use the rear door by our Veterans' Garden to gain access to their meeting.
NEW Daily Bread Daily Readings Booklets We have the NEW Daily Bread Reading Booklets. They are located at both exits of the Church for your convenience. If you have not yet felt comfortable attending Church and would like a copy, please call the office at 226-456-8776 and we will get a copy to you. Take care and stay safe. Thanks, from Jeanette.
BREAD OUTREACH PROGRAM We are once again giving out Bread every Tuesday from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm at the Glen Cairn Community Resource Centre, as well as assisting in the overall work of the centre. Should you be able to donate Whole Wheat Bread, please bring it to the church on Sunday. You can leave it at the back of the church entrance, and Jeanette will deliver it to G.C.C.R.C. for Tuesdays. Although HTSSM is only there Tuesday, the Centre is open to the Community on Mondays and Thursdays for food and bread outreach. Thank you to everyone donating to the Bread Outreach program through their weekly/monthly donations. It has been much appreciated. Also: GCCRC would appreciate any gently used winter coats, clothes, boots, scarves, hats, etc.; for all ages from babies to adults. Please leave your donations at the back of the entrance of the Church and once again Jeanette will deliver them. Many Thanks for supporting our Outreach at GCCRC.
El Sistema South London - Ability through Drumming You probably know about El Sistema South London's string group since it has played several of our services and concerts in the past. Did you know we also started a drumming school for severely challenged kids at St. Anne's Anglican Church in Byron? During the shutdown, everything stopped on a dime. Now, we are planning on starting up again in mid-October and need coaches. These kids are very fragile. We have a Doctor who acts as a coach, so it is well managed. We have seen severely autistic kids overcome their conditions at these classes through music. If you are interested in helping out, please see or email Dave McEwen at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will get you the information you need. Please check out this very worthwhile effort.
C.C. Carrothers SNACKS PROGRAM C.C. Carrothers is now accepting donations of any peanut-free packaged foods, for both Snack and Breakfast programs. All donations can be left in the "plastic tote box", labelled "CC Carrothers." Inside the main church entrance, at the top of the stairs by the Greeters. Thank You in Advance, from Liz. Please Note: MUST BE PACKAGED SNACKS ONLY
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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!
Options for Tithing & Contributions! Although in-person worship has begun again, we’d like to remind all Parishioners that the following options are still available 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.
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Delivery of Daily Bread Readings Booklets! Please call the office at 226-456-8776 to make arrangements for pick up or personal delivery. Take care and stay safe. Thanks, from Jeanette. 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.
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