December 30th, 2018


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

December 30th, 2018


Bible Readings

1 Samuel 2: 18–20, 26
Psalm 148
Colossians 3: 12–17
Luke 2: 41–52
First Reading: Jackie Findlay
Second Reading: K. E. Joseph

Next Sunday
Isaiah 60: 1-6
Psalm 72: 1-7, 10-14
Ephesians 3: 1-12
Matthew 2: 1-12
First Reading: Don Shewan
Second Reading: Nancy Shewa


Prayer for Today
Eternal Father, we give thanks for Your incarnate Son, Whose Name is our salvation. Plant in every heart, we pray, the love of Him Who is the Saviour of the world, our Lord Jesus Christ; Who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, in glory everlasting. Amen.

Prayer for the Worldwide Anglican Church
We pray for Kyushu, Japan – the Right Reverend Luke Ken-ichi Muto.

Provincial Prayer Care
We pray for the National Indigenous Bishop and the Anglican Council of
Indigenous Peoples, Bishop Mark McDonald.

Diocesan Prayer Care
We pray for Christ Church Cathedral – Mr. Patrick Wedd, Director of Music;
Mr. Adrian Foster, Assistant Organist; and Mr. Alex Ross, Organ Scholar.

Prayer for our Church family
Almighty God, we thank you that you sent Your only Son to be the light of this world and to be an example of how to live a Christian life. We thank you that we can worship openly when so many around the world do not have this freedom. Lord, no one is a stranger to you. We ask you to watch over all immigrants, refugees and asylum seekers, those separated from loved ones, those who are lost, those who are living on the streets. Help us, Father, to do our part in alleviating suffering wherever we find it. In Christ’s name we pray. Amen.

Today’s 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 and Christopher


Prayer is only as good as God is. Since he is good, so is prayer. Prayer works because he does. Prayer changes things because God changes things. Prayer makes a difference because God has determined to make a difference. Prayer matters because you matter to God. Max Lucado


Have you talked to God today?

Faith is daring the soul to go beyond what the eyes can see. (For we walk by faith, not by sight. – 2 Corinthians 5: 7)

Now there’s even a “dial-a-prayer” for atheists. You call a number and nobody answers. (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God –Psalm 14:1a)

You have a God who hears you, the power of love behind you, the Holy Spirit within you, and all of heaven ahead of you. If you have the Shepherd, you have grace for every sin, direction for every turn, a candle for every corner, and an anchor for every storm. You have everything you need.
Mac Lucado, Traveling Light

Lord, open our eyes, that we may see you in our brothers and sisters. Lord, open our ears, that we may hear the cries of the hungry, the cold, the frightened, the oppressed. Lord, open our hearts, that we may love each other as you love us. Renew in us your spirit, Lord, free us and make us one. Mother Teresa

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.