December 29th, 2019

Celebrate

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

December 29th, 2019

First Sunday after Christmas Day

Greetings and welcome to St. Joseph’s. May this last Sunday of 2019 bring us to the beginning of a new year. May the words sung and heard today reach into your souls and lift you up to approach 2020 in the strength of faith in the Lord and knowing that he reserves his best for those that wait upon him.

Next Sunday January 5 10:30 am………Holy Communion
Our regular schedule will resume next week.

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Bible Readings

December 29
Isaiah 63:7-9
Psalm 148
Hebrews 2:10-18
Matthew 2:13-23

January 5
Jeremiah 31:7-14
Psalm 147:12-20
Ephesians 1:3-14
John 1:1-18

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A Brand New Year

In a few days we will be into a brand new year. Can you believe it has been 20 years since the beginning of the millennium? Long gone are the fears of the worldwide computer crash and Y2K preparations. Twenty years holds a lot a changes in our world and in our lives. New innovations have brought hope in the medical realm. We have seen scientific advancements broaden our understanding of our place in the world and beyond. It has brought tragedies, international tensions, and fears of the future. Twenty years will have brought changes in our individual lives. Families have added and lost loved ones. The babies of 2000 are now at the thresholds of adulthood waiting to forge ahead. We have been born, aged, been ill, started careers, lost jobs. We have been married. We have been divorced. We have been loved…we have been betrayed. All lives lived bring some happiness, sadness, fears and challenges. Left just there, thinking of the future could be overwhelming.

It doesn’t have to be. God knows all that we go through and promises to be with us constantly and faithfully in all circumstances.

Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.Hebrews 13:8

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Prayers and Intercessions

Prayer for Today

Eternal God, who by a star led wise men to the worship of Your Son. Guide by Your light the nations of the earth, that the whole world may know Your glory; through Jesus Christ our Lord, 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 Gahini (Rwanda) – the Right Reverend Alexis Bilindabagabo; Gahini (Rwanda) – the Right Reverend Manasseh Gahima; and Gambia (West Africa) – the Right Reverend James Allen Yaw Odico.

Diocesan Prayer Care

We pray for Christ Church Cathedral – the Very Reverend Bertrand Oliver, Dean and the Reverend Deacon Peter Huish, Deacon.

Prayer for our Church Family

God of glory, your splendor shines from a manger in Bethlehem, where the Light of the world is humbly born into the darkness of human night. Open our eyes to Christ’s presence in the shadows of our world, so that we, like him, may become beacons of your justice, and defenders of all for whom there is no room. 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. Scheduled for today is: Christopher Belle.

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Can You Put a Pair of Socks in Our Mailbox?

St. Joseph’s Church
725 Provencher Blvd.
Brossard, QC J4W 1S5

We are collecting NEW adult socks to give to the homeless as the cold winter months approach.

People donate coats and other clothes but often forget about the feet.

Can you help?
Can you put a pair of socks in our mailbox?
Thank you for your kindness 😊

For more information please contact us: 450-671-6481 / stjofn@gmail.com

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Birthdays and Anniversaries

To those celebrating this week, God’s blessings be with you

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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 – Patricia Wood – 450-465-4733 / pwrightwood@gmail.com

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.