February 16th, 2020


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

February 16th, 2020



“Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, and into His courts with praise: be thankful unto Him, and bless His name.” Psalm 100: 4

We extend a warm welcome to all, and if there are any visitors, we are pleased to have you share in our worship.


Bible Readings

February 16
Deuteronomy 30:15-20
Psalm 119:1-8
1 Corinthians 3:1-9
Matthew 5:21-37

February 23
Exodus 24:12-18
Psalm 2
2 Peter 1:16-21
Matthew 17:1-9


This Week

Wednesday Feb 19 9:30 a.m……..Men’s Bible Study
Wednesday Feb 19 9:30 a.m……..Council Meeting
Friday Feb 21 10:30 a.m……..S.H.E. Ladies
Next Sunday Feb. 23 10:30 a.m……..Black History Service


We Need Black History Month By David Matthis

… As a white Christian in America, I have wrestled with what it means to orient on Black History Month. I remember well my unsympathetic heart as a teenager growing up in the South — not only uninformed, but unrighteous — leading me to roll my eyes and say, “So, when’s White History Month?” Such is not the spirit of Christ, nor is it walking by His Spirit to suspect the worst of non-blacks who rush to join the annual celebration. Nor is it Christian — not in this nation or any other place on the planet — to keep silent with our children about the realities of ethnicity in view of Christ. If we don’t cast a positive vision for our children about the glories of God-designed ethnic diversity, we leave their inherent ethnocentrism to swell and take root. …
br> Simply put, if you love Jesus Christ, and hate human pride and its rebellion against His kingship, you will want to grow in appreciating God’s good gift of ethnic diversity, and specifically this manifestation of it in our nation. Black History Month is not for them. It’s for all of us.

Read the entire article from February 01 2017 at: https://www.desiringgod.org/articles/we-need-black-history-month


“Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope.” —- Maya Angelou

“You are no better than anyone else, and no one is better than you.” —- Katherine Johnson


Prayers and Intercessions

Prayer for Today

Almighty and everliving God, Whose Son Jesus Christ healed the sick and restored them to wholeness of life, look with compassion on the anguish of the world, and by Your power make whole all peoples and nations; through Jesus Christ our Lord, Who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

Prayer for the Worldwide Anglican Church

We pray for the Church of the Province of Central Africa – the Most Reverend Albert Chama, Archbishop of Central Africa & Bishop of Northern Zambia.

Provincial Prayer Care

We pray for the Ecclesiastical Province of Ontario – Archbishop Anne Germond and the Provincial Council.

Diocesan Prayer Care

We pray for Grace Church in Sutton and All Saints Church in Abercorn.

Prayer for our Church Family

Almighty God, we thank You for Your tender mercies towards us. We consider ourselves rich because we know that our inheritance is Your Kingdom. We pray for those who do not yet know of this inheritance and we ask that You give us the wisdom to impart that knowledge to them. Let our goal be to bring others to You and may we continue to walk the path that You have set for us. In Jesus’ Name. 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.


Birthdays and Anniversaries

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


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.