February 10th, 2019


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

February 10th, 2019


This Week

Monday Feb.11 1:30 p.m………..Women of Faith
Tuesday Feb. 12 11:00 a.m………..Corporation Meeting
Wednesday Feb. 13 9:30 a.m………..Men’s Bible Study
Friday Feb. 15 10:30 a.m………..S.H.E. Ladies
Saturday Feb. 16 9:00 a.m…………Exercise Class
Next Sunday Feb. 17 10:30 a.m…………Holy Communion / Sunday School – visit from Monique Dion of World Vision

Thursday Feb. 21 7:30 p.m. Next ‘’Discerning God’s Call’’ (Session 4)
Sunday Feb. 24 10:30 a.m. Black History Month Service followed by a reception
Friday Mar. 1 7:00 p.m. World Day of Prayer 2019 at St. Joseph’s Church


Bible Readings

Isaiah 6:1-13
Psalm 138
1 Corinthians 15:1-11
Luke 5:1-11

Next Sunday
Jeremiah 17:5-10
Psalm 1
1 Corinthians 15:12-20
Luke 6:17-26


GOD IS LOVE: How does God Define Love?

The Bible tells us that ‘’God is Love’’ (1 John 4:8). But how can we even begin to understand that truth? There are many passages in the Bible that give us God’s definition of love. The most well known verse is John 3:16, ‘’For God so loved the world that He gave us His one and only Son that whoever believes in Him will not perish but have everlasting life.’’ So one way God defines love is in the act of giving. However, what God gave (or should we say ‘’who’’ God gave) was not a mere gift-wrapped present; God sacrificed His only Son so that we, who put our faith in His Son, will not spend eternity separated from Him. This is an amazing love, because we are the ones who choose to reject God, yet it’s God who mends the separation through His intense personal sacrifice, and all we have to do is accept His gift.


Prayers and Intercessions

Prayer for Today
Merciful Lord, grant to Your faithful people pardon and peace, that we may be cleansed from all our sins and serve You with a quiet mind; through Jesus Christ our Lord, Who is alive and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

Prayer for the Worldwide Anglican Church
We pray for The Anglican Church of Canada – the Most Reverend Fred Hiltz, Primate of the Anglican Church of Canada.

Provincial Prayer Care
We pray for the Primate and the Council of General Synod – Archbishop Fred Hiltz.

Diocesan Prayer Care
We pray for Stanbridge East and Frelighsburg, The Reverend Marc-Philippe Vincent. St. James the Apostle, Stanbridge East; St. James the Less, Pigeon Hill; St. John the Evangelist, Stanbury; Holy Trinity, Frelighsburg.

Prayer for our Church family
Dear Father, today we thank You for our church. While some may think of doors and windows, we’re praising You for spirits and hearts. The people whose lives You’ve intersected are remarkable through Your grace. We can’t praise You enough for the unique way You’ve blended the talents of individuals into beautiful masterpieces of joy. May we love one another to the fullest and be evidence of Your ultimate love to advance the work of Your kingdom. In Jesus’ 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.Today’s Prayer Team: Dulcy & Christopher


Sock Drive
St. Joseph’s is collecting socks for adults which will be given to the less fortunate. This year we are also accepting underwear for adults. We emphasize that all donations be new. Thank you.


World Day of Prayer
Friday, March 1 7:00 p.m.
to be held at
St. Joseph of Nazareth Church
725 Provencher Blvd. Brossard

This year a group of Slovenian Christian women is inviting the world to “Come to the Table – Everything is Ready” You, your family and your friends are invited to join us, and 1,200 communities across Canada, for the World Day of Prayer 2019.

The World Day of Prayer grew from an ecumenical day of prayer organized by women in Canada and the United States in 1920. This event became the international World Day of Prayer in 1922 and Christians around the world began celebrating this event on the first Friday of March.


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
Interim 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.