The Weekly Bulletin of
St. Joseph of Nazareth Anglican Church
725 Provencher Blvd. Brossard, QC J4W 1Y5
450-671-6481 / firstname.lastname@example.org
January 5th, 2020
Happy New Year!
We warmly welcome you to St. Joseph’s today and pray your time spent with God and with each other will bring a special blessing to you.
God is Faithful
As we look ahead to the new year, let’s remember that God has always been and always will be faithful.
Tuesday Jan. 7 11:00 a.m……..Corporation Meeting
Wednesday Jan. 8 9:30 a.m………Men’s Bible Study
Sunday Jan. 12 10:30 a.m……..Morning Prayer
Faith-Building Memories by Xochitl Dixon (Our Daily Bread)
As I stepped into the music-filled sanctuary, I looked around at the crowd that had gathered for a New Year’s Eve party. Joy lifted my heart with hope, as I recalled the prayers of the previous year. Our congregation had collectively grieved over wayward children, deaths of loved ones, job losses, and broken relationships. But we’d also experienced God’s grace as we recalled changed hearts and healed personal connections. We’d celebrated victories, weddings, graduations, and baptisms into God’s family. We’d welcomed children born, adopted, or dedicated to the Lord, and more….so much more.
Reflecting over the history of trials our church family faced, much like Jeremiah remembered his “affliction” and his “wandering” (Lamentations 3:19), I believed that “because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for His compassions never fail” (v. 22). As the prophet reassured himself of God’s past faithfulness, his words comforted me: “The Lord is good to those whose hope is in Him, to the one who seeks Him” (v. 25).
That night, each person in our congregation represented a tangible expression of God’s life-transforming love. Whatever we would face in the years to come, as members of the body of Christ, we could rely on the Lord. And as we continue to seek Him and support one another, we can, as did Jeremiah, find our hope being ratified by faith-building memories of God’s unchanging character and dependability.
Lord, thank You for using our past to assure us our hope remains secure in Your everlasting faithfulness.
Prayers and Intercessions
Prayer for Today
Almighty God, You wonderfully created and yet more wonderfully restored our human nature. May we share the divine life of Your Son Jesus Christ, Who humbled himself to share our humanity, and now 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 Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia:
– the Most Reverend Philip Richardson – Bishop of Taranaki and Primate
– the Most Reverend Don Tamihere – Pihopa o Aotearora and Primate
– the Most Reverend Fereimi Cama – Bishop of Polynesia and Primate
Provincial Prayer Care
We pray for the Ecclesiastical Province of Canada – Archbishop Ron Cutler and the Provincial Council.
Diocesan Prayer Care
We pray for Archdeacons – the Venerable James Bennett (Montreal); the Very Reverend Bertrand Olivier (Non-Parochial Ministries); and the Venerable Michelle Eason (St. Lawrence).
Prayer for our Church Family
Lord, for every “what if we fail”, help us to trust that You will meet us in the midst of it. Even if the timing of it is hard to understand, may Your love always remind us: not a day of this new year will slip out of Your hands. Help us to love the journey we’re on and the things You are doing here, trusting and believing that You hold our future. In Jesus’ Name we pray. Amen.
For those who wish to pray with someone, a prayer team is available after the Service in the left-hand corner of the Sanctuary. Scheduled for today is: Don & Christopher
Can You Put a Pair of Socks in Our Mailbox?
St. Joseph’s Church
725 Provencher Blvd.
Brossard, QC J4W 1S5
We are collecting NEW adult socks to give to the homeless as the cold winter months approach.
People donate coats and other clothes but often forget about the feet.
Can you help?
Can you put a pair of socks in our mailbox?
Thank you for your kindness 😊
For more information please contact us: 450-671-6481 / email@example.com
Birthdays and Anniversaries
To those celebrating this week, God’s blessings be with you
Rector – Reverend Christopher Belle – 450-672-4549 / firstname.lastname@example.org / email@example.com
Rector’s Warden – Diane Allen – 450-466-5112 / firstname.lastname@example.org
People’s Warden – Patricia Wood – 450-465-4733 / email@example.com
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.