February 9th, 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 9th, 2020



“And he said, ‘Come in, O blessed of the Lord! Why do you stand outside? For I have prepared the house, and a place for your camels.” Genesis 24:31

We extend a warm welcome to you and if you are visiting, we are pleased that you are here to worship with us.


Bible Readings

February 9
Isaiah 58:1-12
Psalm 112:1-10
1 Corinthians 2:1-16
Matthew 5:13-20

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


This Week

Wednesday Feb 12 9:30 a.m……..Men’s Bible Study
Friday Feb 14 10:30 a.m……..S.H.E. Ladies
Next Sunday Feb. 16 10:30 a.m……..Morning Prayer


You are the Salt of the Earth

What does it mean to be ‘salt of the earth’? I think it means that you stand out in a way that is remarkably Christian. As followers of Christ, we are called to be different. Our thoughts, words and deeds are motivated by a desire to be like Jesus. We believe in the power of His message of hope, love, and, salvation.

This message challenges us to love God with all of our heart, soul mind and strength, and to love our neighbours as ourselves. This is how we are the salt of the earth. We live in a way that shows we believe that God is love, we believe that God’s love is the light that pierces this world’s darkness. See how our God prepares us for service in His kingdom!


“Life is wasted if we do not grasp the glory of the cross, cherish it for the treasure that it is, and cleave to it as the highest price of every pleasure and the deepest comfort in every pain. What was once foolishness to us—a crucified God—must become our wisdom and our power and our only boast in this world.” – John Piper


Prayers and Intercessions

Prayer for Today

Living God, in Christ You make all things new. Transform the poverty of 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 for ever. Amen.

Prayer for the Worldwide Anglican Church

We pray for the Anglican Church of Canada – the Most Reverend Linda Nicholls, Primate of the Anglican Church of Canada.

Provincial Prayer Care

We pray for the Primate and the Council of General Synod – Archbishop Linda Nicholls.

Diocesan Prayer Care

We pray for the District of Bedford – the Reverend Nick Forte and the Reverend Canon Stanley Irving. We also pray for the Honorary Assistant at St. James in Bedford, St. Paul’s in Philipsburg, and St. James the Apostle and Martyr in Farnham./p>

Prayer for our Church Family

Almighty God, You remind us that we are the light of the world. This world needs the light of the Gospel message of love. Help us to be living witnesses, living in a way that tells everybody that God is love. 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.


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.