WEEKLY BULLETIN FOR Sunday October 17th, 2021 Twenty-First 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: Joanne M., Dan, Robert S., Judy Szucsko, 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., Edith, Jerry, Carol, Hiba, Petra, Hailey.
Prayers for those in Long Term Care or Seniors Homes: Wayne, Diane, Noreen, Jim M., Gene, Evelyn, Dave, Shirley, Leona, Junia, Cliff, Shirley Mac, 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.
OCTOBER ALTAR FLOWERS: Oct 3- Given to the Glory of God by Agnes Comeau in memory of her parents Thomas and Bessie Rideout. Oct 10 - Given to the Glory of God by Vince McCarthy and family in memory of his loving wife Joan. Oct 17 - Given to the Glory of God by Paul and Leslie Savard in memory of their parents. Oct 24 - Given to the Glory of God by Jim and Judy Stewart in memory of their daughter Lori. Oct 31 – Given to the Glory of God by Mary Evans in memory of her husband Peter.
Midweek Worship and Community Time at Holy Trinity St Stephen’s “My times are in your hand” Psalm 31:15 Please join us for a time of worship and community on Wednesday mornings. There will be two formats, alternating each week so that everyone will have a chance to participate. (Please note: There will not be two services on one day.) The options will be: In-person worship (Holy Communion) being celebrated at the church at 10:30am, and Virtual worship (Morning Prayer) will be held via Zoom at 8am. Please see the schedule below for September and join as often as you wish. If you plan to participate on Zoom, please email Rev. Rob for the link to the prayer room: firstname.lastname@example.org. October Schedule: Oct 6: 8am on Zoom for Morning Prayer Oct 13: 10:30 am for Holy Communion in the HTSSM Sanctuary Oct 20: 8am on Zoom for Morning Prayer Oct 27: 10:30 am for Holy Communion in the HTSSM Sanctuary
Salvation Army Christmas Kettle Once again, our HTSSM Parish will hosting of one of the Salvation Army Christmas Kettles. This will be held on Saturday Nov 20th from 10-7 pm at White Oaks Mall beside the information booth. If you feel comfortable volunteering for this, please contact Anne via email: email@example.com or by phone: 519-872-2997 to schedule a 1-hour time slot. Hugs, Anne Buchanan
Outdoor Coffee Group in the Memorial Garden Next coffee group will be in the Veterans Memorial Garden on Tuesday October 26th at 10am. Social distancing will be in effect. Please bring your own hot beverage and lawn chair. If the weather takes a turn, we will retreat to inside the lounge, still using our own lawn chairs and drinks. Pleased RSVP to Sharron via phone at 519-681-4071 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org so we know who and how many to expect. Look forwarding to catching up together again! Furniture Items for Sale Anne Buchanan has a selection of furniture pieces for Sale or Best Offer. If you or anyone you know are interested, please contact her directly for more details.
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 email@example.com. 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
The Vicar’s Season 5 lineup keeps growing with incredible guests. It’s already a great season if their first half is any indication! Discover them at http://www.thevicarscrossing.com/
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!
Fundraising School Supplies was a huge success! Well done Saraann! Lots of backpacks and school supplies were donated to Children's Aid in September. A Special Thank You to our HTSSM family for all your generous donations!
ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL FUNDRAISING EVENT! The totals are in for the 2021 Yard Sale… We sold $4,046.65, which includes the actual inside/outside sales (for both Friday & Saturday), meat pies, preserves, and the Book Nook. Thanks to everyone who helped with the endless hours of setting up, preparing items for sale, volunteering their time during the event, and participating in the activities! Jeanette would also like to extend her heartfelt thanks to Marg Waller, her ‘partner-in-crime’, whose expertise on Yard Sales was invaluable. Marg’s knowledge of antiques was extraordinary, and she kept the volunteers hydrated by supplying them with water, “since we currently can't have wine". Autumn 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 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.
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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 email@example.com _________________________________________________
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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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, email@example.com 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 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.
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