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 25th, 2019
Thank you for joining us!
May God touch you in a very special way this morning as we gather in His name.
Come, let us worship! Come, let us worship and bow down! Come before Him with thanksgiving!
“O worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness; let the whole earth stand in awe of Him.”
Wednesday Aug. 28 9:30 a.m……..Men’s Bible Study
Friday Aug. 30 10:30 a.m………S.H.E. Ladies
Next Sunday Sept 1 10:30 a.m……..Morning Prayer
Hebrews 13:1-8 15-16
Luke 14:1, 7-14
God is able to take your life, with all of the heartache, all of the pain, all of the regret, all of the missed opportunities, and use you for His glory. Chuck Swindoll
Excerpt from ‘Amaze Them With God’ by Kevin DeYoung
The gospel is not a message about what we need to do for God, but about what God has done for us. Some of us, it seems, are almost scared to tell people about God. Perhaps because we don’t truly know Him. Maybe because we prefer living in triviality. Or maybe because we don’t consider knowing God to be very helpful in real life. If only I would trust God that He is enough to win the hearts and minds of the next generation. It’s His work much more than it is mine or yours. So make Him front and center. Don’t preach your doubts as mystery. And don’t reduce God to your own level. If ever people were starving for a God the size of God, surely it is now.
Give them a God who is holy, independent, and unlike us. A God who is good, just, full of wrath, and full of mercy. Give them a God who is sovereign, powerful, tender, and true. Give them a God with edges. Give them an undiluted God who makes them feel cherished and safe, and small and uncomfortable too. Give them a God who works all things after the counsel of His will and for the glory of His name. Give them a God whose love is lavish and free. Give them a God worthy of wonder and fear, a God big enough for all our faith, hope, and love.
Do your friends, your church, your family, your children know that God is the center of the universe? Can they see that He is at the center of your life? As you try to reach the next generation for Christ, you can amaze them with your cleverness, your humour, or your looks. Or you can amaze them with God.
I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something. And that which I can do, by the grace of God, I will do. D.L. Moody
Prayers and Intercessions
Prayer for Today
Almighty God, we are taught by Your word that all our doings without love are worth nothing. Send Your Holy Spirit and pour into our hearts that most excellent gift of love, the true bond of peace and of all virtue; 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 South America – the Most Reverend Gregory James Venables – Presiding Bishop of the Anglican Church of South America & Bishop of Argentina.
Provincial Prayer Care
We pray for the Diocese of Montreal – Bishop Mary Irwin-Gibson.
Diocesan Prayer Care
We pray for the parish of Christ Church, Rawdon – the Reverend Michael Robson.
Prayer for our Church Family
Lord, we thank You for the abundant blessings You have given to our parish and pray that we may continue to serve You in faithfulness and love. Keep us open to our need of Your love and Your guidance. Help us to work together to serve You and each other for the good of the church, for the people of our parish, and for Your greater glory. 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.