The Weekly Bulletin of
St. Joseph of Nazareth Anglican Church
725 Provencher Blvd. Brossard, QC J4W 1Y5
450-671-6481 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Aug 18th, 2019
Welcome to our Church Family
We greet and welcome all who have gathered with us for a time of worship. May God’s presence be real…meeting us at our point of need. Let us lift up our hearts and minds to our loving God and may the incomparable blessings that come from Him alone touch each of us.
“We should keep on encouraging each other to be thoughtful and to do helpful things. Some people have gotten out of the habit of meeting for worship, but we must not do that. We should keep on encouraging each other… Hebrews 10:24-25 (CEV)”
Wednesday Aug. 21 9:30 a.m……..Men’s Bible Study
Friday Aug. 23 10:30 a.m………S.H.E. Ladies
Next Sunday Aug. 25 10:30 a.m……..Morning Prayer
Monday evenings – beginning September 23
We hope you can make it!
Start preparing – read the Book of Jonah
Left Here to Minister by Charles Stanley (In Touch Ministries)
Why do you think God has left you here on earth instead of immediately taking you to heaven the moment you were saved? Think of all the hardships and heartaches you’d have escaped. Imagine the joys you’d be experiencing with Christ in heaven. But then again, who would be here to tell others the gospel of salvation if all the believers were taken out of this world?
If you are living and breathing, then the heavenly Father has a purpose for you, a ministry to fulfill. Don’t think of ministry as something done only in a church building by a select group of people. Service to God is the responsibility of every believer. It’s a matter of doing the “good works, which God prepared beforehand” for each of us to accomplish (Ephesians 2:10).
Although the way we serve may change over time, we are never called to retire and do nothing. Even a bed-bound saint can pray for others or offer encouraging words to visitors and caregivers. A believer’s goal should not simply be to attend church, listen to a sermon, and receive enough spiritual food to get through the coming week. The goal is to serve God with our whole being, reflecting the love of Jesus through who we are. Our worship of God and instruction from His Word is what edifies and equips us to serve one another and go into the world to share the gospel.
Your entire life is meant to be an act of service to God. If instead you are living for your own happiness and goals, you will eventually be disappointed. But when you walk in the good works God has prepared for you, you’ll have the satisfaction of doing exactly what you were created to do.
Prayers and Intercessions
Prayer for Today
Almighty God, You have broken the tyranny of sin and sent into our hearts the Spirit of Your Son. Give us grace to dedicate our freedom to Your service, that all people may know the glorious liberty of the children of God; through Jesus Christ our Lord, Who lives 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 Anglican Church of Southern Africa – the Most Reverend Thabo Makgoba, Archbishop of Capetown and Primate of Southern Africa.
Provincial Prayer Care
We pray for the Ecclesiastical Province of Ontario – Archbishop Anne Germond and the Provincial Council.
Diocesan Prayer Care
We pray for the parishes of St. George, Clarenceville and St. Thomas, Noyan – the Reverend Thora Chadwick.
Prayer for our Church Family
Precious Lord, thank You for providing so many ways that we can worship You….through meeting together, through songs of praise, through Your Word, through prayer….the list goes on and on. Never let us forget the importance of simply worshipping You, drawing closer and closer to You all the time, and making You our greatest treasure. In Jesus’ name we pray, Amen.
For those who wish to pray with someone, a prayer team is available after the Service in the left-hand corner of the Sanctuary. The Prayer Team scheduled for today is: Susan & Dulcy
Birthdays and Anniversaries
To those celebrating this week, God’s blessings be with you
Rector – Reverend Christopher Belle – 450-672-4549 / email@example.com / firstname.lastname@example.org
Rector’s Warden – Diane Allen – 450-466-5112 / email@example.com
People’s Warden – Patricia Wood – 450-465-4733 / firstname.lastname@example.org
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.