April 8, 2018


The Weekly Bulletin of
St. Joseph of Nazareth Anglican Church
725 Provencher Blvd. Brossard, QC J4W 1Y5
450-671-6481 / stjofn@gmail.com

April 8, 2018

Good morning and welcome to our service today.

We hope that the words said and sung will bring each of us a special blessing so that when we leave it will be with a peace and joy that will encourage us in the coming week.

This Week

Sunday – Today – 10:30 am ………… Morning Prayer

Wednesday – April 11 – 9:30 am ………… Easter Bible Study / Open to everyone

Wednesday – April 11 – 12:00 (noon) ………… Prayer Meeting

Wednesday – April 11 – 7:15 pm ………… Council

Friday – April 13 – 10:30 am ………… S.H.E. Ladies

Saturday – April 14 – 11:00 am ………… Exercise Class

Sunday – April 15 – 10:30 am ………… Holy Communion


Bible Readings


Next Sunday

Acts 4: 32-35
Psalm 133
1 John 1: 1-2:2
John 20: 19-31
Acts 3: 12-19
Psalm 4
1 John 3: 1-7
Luke 24: 36b-48

Intercessions and Prayers

Prayer for Today
Almighty and eternal God, the strength of those who believe and the hope of those who doubt, may we, who have not seen, have faith and receive the fullness of Christ’s blessing, Who is alive and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

Prayer for the Worldwide Anglican Church
We pray for the Church of the Province of the Indian Ocean: The Most Reverend James Richard Wong Yin Song, Archbishop and
Bishop of the Seychelles.

Provincial Prayer Care
We pray for the Diocese of Nova Scotia and
Prince Edward Island: Archbishop Ron Cutler.

Prayer for our Church Family
Lord Jesus, as the Light of the World we ask that You shine upon us to illuminate our minds to truth, love and compassion. May Your light also show up those dark areas that keep us from growing stronger in faith and hindering our love for You and for others. Amen.

Prayer Team
For those who wish to pray with someone, a prayer team is available
after the Service in the left-hand corner of the Sanctuary.
Today’s team is Dulcy & Don.

You will find it is necessary to let things go, simply for the reason that they are too heavy.Corrie ten Boom

Something to think about…

This past week I was watching the news. The news anchor made the following comment while interviewing Martin Luther King III and his family on the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr.:

I am one who studies the Bible in part because I understand the resonance of those ancient stories to our lives today. They are not long-ago stories, they are stories of how we should live today in our lives…

Quite a bold statement from a CNN reporter, most others would be reluctant to confess to such a personal sentiment given today’s propensity to political correctness.

Too often the Bible is regarded as being irrelevant to our lives. Many of us know the stories but view them through the lens of what the news anchor called “long-ago stories”. Part of the problem may be that we are taught the stories but only in the context of Biblical history. But they are not there for that reason. The Bible has so much more to offer us than a glimpse into the past. If that were the case, then there is a good argument to not give them any importance. As Christians we should not only be studying and reading or listening to the words of the Bible but as we do to ask ourselves what is God saying to ME. Only then will the Bible truly be God’s Word to us.

Our Vision
To be a beacon of light and truth in our community
inviting all people to receive God’s promise of salvation through
Jesus Christ by the power of the Holy Spirit.


Rector – Reverend Christopher Belle – 450-672-4549 / stjofn@gmail.com / padrebelle@gmail.com
Rector’s Warden – Diane Allen – 450-466-5112 / deedee-one@sympatico.ca
People’s Warden – Janice Candlish-Freeman – 514-235-7809 / janice.freeman@gmail.com