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 4th, 2019
A Warm Welcome
We are glad you stopped by today and urge you to join us in doing all we can to live the faith this day, to deepen our relationship with the Lord and each other, and to allow the Lord, through us, to touch the lives of those we meet along our way. Have a wonderful day and may you know the Lord’s blessings.
Wednesday Aug 7 9:30 a.m…….Men’s Bible Study
Friday Aug 9 10:30 a.m…….S.H.E. Ladies
Next Sunday Aug 11 10:30 a.m…….Morning Prayer
Isaiah 1:1, 10-20
Hebrews 11:1-3, 8-16
God-Pleasing Generosity by Charles Stanley (In Touch Ministries)
(2 Corinthians 8:1-7)
Paul’s second letter to the Corinthian church praises the Macedonian believers for their generosity. Despite deep poverty and great troubles, they desired to bless others materially. From their example, we know that our Father is pleased when we give …
According to divine instruction. The Lord has revealed in Scripture how we are to live. He wants us to base our decisions on biblical principles rather than on our own natural, self-centered thinking. Looking solely at a paycheck or bank balance to determine the size of a donation is not trusting God.
Despite our own need. The Macedonians were poor, but they didn’t let that keep them from contributing. They gave out of the little they had. The book of Mark tells of a widow who gave her last two copper coins and was praised for her offering to the Lord (Mark 12:42-44). We don’t need to have extra money in order to give; we can trust that God is faithful to provide.
To those who spiritually nourish us. The Bible tells us to bring our gifts to the local church, where they can be used to further God’s work. The apostle Paul and others were able to evangelize because of the support provided by the church in Jerusalem. Recognizing that they owed those believers a debt, the Macedonian Christians desired to give something back.
Human reasoning tells us that we cannot part with our funds when debt seems too large or income too small. But the Bible tells us to trust the Lord to provide for our needs (Philippians. 4:19) and to give generously. Are you living according to these principles?
Prayers and Intercessions
Prayer for Today
Almighty God, Your Son Jesus Christ fed the hungry with the bread of His life and the word of His kingdom. Renew Your people with Your heavenly grace, and in all our weakness sustain us by Your true and living bread, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.
Prayer for the Worldwide Anglican Church
We pray for the Church of the Province of South East Asia – the Most Reverend Ng Moon Hing – Archbishop of South East Asia & Bishop of West Malaysia.
Provincial Prayer Care
We pray for the Ecclesiastical Province of Rupert’s Land – Archbishop Gregory Kerr-Wilson and the Provincial Council.
Diocesan Prayer Care
We pray for Christ Church Cathedral:
– the Reverend Deacon Peter Huish, Deacon,
– Mrs. Elizabeth Shama, Cathedral Administrator,
– Mr. Jonathan White, Director of Sacred Music,
– Mr. Nick Capozzoli, Assistant, Organist,
– Ms. Sarah Sabol, Organ Scholar,
– Mr. John Cavacece, Senior Verger and his team.
Prayer for our Church Family
Father, as believers in Jesus we are called to share our lives with one another, showing love and compassion. Our lives are a window through which others can see Jesus so we ask that You help us to always reflect Your loving heart as we freely and generously share. We pray in Jesus’ name. 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
Interim 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.