February 3rd, 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 3rd, 2019


This Week

Tuesday Feb. 5 11:00 a.m…………Corporation Meeting
Wednesday Feb. 6 9:30 a.m…………Men’s Bible Study
Friday Feb. 8 10:30 a.m………..S.H.E. Ladies
Saturday Feb. 9 9:00 a.m………..Exercise Class
Next Sunday Feb. 10 10:30 a.m………..Holy Communion / Sunday School
Thursday Feb. 21 7:00 p.m………..Discerning God’s Call / Session 4


Bible Readings

Jeremiah 1: 4-10
Psalm 71: 1-6
1 Corinthians 13: 1-13
Luke 4: 21-30

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


We live in confusing times, and it can be hard to know whom to trust. But Jesus’ high priestly prayer teaches us that God Himself is with us, and He is fully trustworthy.
The perfect relationship between God and mankind was broken when sin entered the human race and severed our communion with Him. Today, our personal sins continue to be a barrier between us and Him. But the Bible teaches that “God is love” (1 John 4:8). In fact He loves us so much that He sent His Son to reconcile us to Himself (Col. 1:18-22). On the cross, Jesus defeated sin and then rose from the grave, triumphing over death. By choosing to live in relationship with Jesus Christ, we’re no longer slaves to the way of life that ends in spiritual death – eternal separation from God and His lovingkindness. Through Him alone, we can experience freedon and joy. But to be saved, we must confess from our heart that Jesus is Lord and believe that He rose from the dead and is alive today (Rom. 10:9).
You can have eternal life now by asking Jesus to come and live in your heart and become your Saviour.
Pray a prayer like the one below or use your own words:

Lord Jesus, I believe You died so that I might be accepted as a child of God. Please forgive me, help me turn from my sins, come into my heart and show me how to follow You each and every day. Thank You for saving me and giving me eternal life. Amen. In Touch – Jan/Feb 2019


Prayers and Intercessions

Prayer for Today
Living God, in Christ You make all things new. Transform the poverty of our nature by the riches of Your grace, and in the renewal of our lives make known Your glory; 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 Burundi – the Most Reverend Martin Blaise Nyaboho, Archbishop of Burundi and Bishop of Makamba.

Provincial Prayer Care
We pray for the Ecclesiastical Province of Rupert’s Land – Archbishop Gregory Kerr-Wilson and the Provincial Council.

Diocesan Prayer Care
We pray for St. John the Evangelist, the Reverend Canon Keith Schmidt and the Reverend Dr. Richard Cawley, Honorary Assistant.

Prayer for our Church family
Our Father, give our church – give me – an abiding delight in Your Word. Cause me always to hunger for the truth while being ever satisfied with the truth. Lord, continue to keep our church a Bible-saturated church. 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: Susan & Don


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.