December 16th, 2018


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

December 16th, 2018

Advent Three


This Week

Tuesday Dec. 18 11:00 a.m……….Corporation Meeting
Wednesday Dec. 12 9:30 a.m……….Men’s Bible Study & Christmas Lunch
Next Sunday Dec. 23 10:30 a.m……….Service of Lessons & Carols


Bible Readings

Zephaniah 3:14-20
Isaiah 12:2-6
Philippians 4:4-7
Luke 3:7-18

Next Sunday
Service of Lessons & Carols


Tadventhe Advent candle being lit today traditionally represents Joy. As the coming of Jesus, our Savior, draws nearer, our joy builds with our anticipation of his birth. This joy isn’t dependent on what is going on in our lives or in our world. It doesn’t depend on the gifts we give or the gifts we receive. Nothing on earth can ever give us complete joy. That joy that flooded the hearts of the shepherds, the angels, the wise men, the hosts of heaven, and Mary and Joseph is the joy that still has the power today to overwhelm our hearts with rejoicing


Jesus is a friend who knows all your faults and still loves you anyway. God’s Little Instruction Book

But God showed His great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners. (Romans 5: 8)

“Christ came to earth for one reason: to give his life as a ransom for you, for me, for all of us. He sacrificed himself to give us a second chance. He would have gone to any lengths to do so. And he did. He went to the cross, where man’s utter despair collided with God’s unbending grace.” The Gift for all People by Max Lucado

“Jesus Christ is what God does, and the cross where God did it.” Frederick Buechner


Intercessions and Prayers

Prayer for Today

God of power and mercy, You call us once again to celebrate the coming of Your Son. Remove those things which hinder love of You, that when He comes, He may find us waiting
in awe and wonder for Him 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 Kivu (Rwanda), the Right Reverend Augustin Ahimana.

Provincial Prayer Care
We pray for the Diocese of Central Newfoundland, Bishop John Watton.

Diocesan Prayer Care
We pray for Archdeacons: The Venerable James Bennett (Montreal) and
the Venerable Linda Borden Taylor (Non-Parochial Ministries).

Prayer for our Church Family
Heavenly Father, we joyfully praise You for the fulfillment of Your promise of a Saviour and
what that means in our lives. Thank You for the free gift of salvation.
Give us courage to go out into the world and tell people about You
so that they too may be saved. 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.
The Prayer Team scheduled for today is: Don & Chris


Birthdays & Anniversaries
To those celebrating, Happy Birthday & Happy Anniversary


Rector – Reverend Christopher Belle – 450-672-4549 / /
Rector’s Warden – Diane Allen – 450-466-5112 /
Interim People’s Warden – Patricia Wood – 450-465-4733 /

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.