July 15th, 2018


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

July 15th, 2018


This Week

Wednesday July 18 – 9:30 a.m…………Men’s Bible Study
Friday July 20 – 10:30 a.m………..S.H.E. Ladies


Bible Readings

2 Samuel 6:1-5, 12b-19
Psalm 85:8-13
Ephesians 1:3-14
Mark 6:14-29

Next Sunday
2 Samuel 7:1-14a
Psalm 23
Ephesians 2:11-22
Mark 6:30-34, 53-56


Intercessions and Prayers

Prayer for Today
Almighty God, You have made us for Yourself, and our hearts are restless until they find their rest in You. May we find peace in Your service, and in the world to come, see You face to face; 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 Anglican Church of Papua New Guinea:
The Most Reverend Allan Migi, Archbishop of Papua New Guinea.

Provincial Prayer Care
We pray for the Diocese of Québec: Bishop Bruce Myers.

Diocese Prayer Care
We pray for the Accounting Department:
Mr. Stephen Tam, Manager, Financial Services
Mrs. Jennifer James-Phillips, Assistant Controller

Prayer for our Church Family
Father, we thank You for our Church family. Continue to bind us together with love.
May we continue to serve You faithfully rejecting sin and evil.
Help us to walk in Your footsteps daily and draw us closer to You every day.
We ask this in the precious name of Your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord and Saviour. Amen

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. The Prayer Team scheduled for today is: Dulcy & Christopher Belle


Birthdays & Anniversaries

To those celebrating, Happy Birthday & Happy Anniversary


God is always working to bring us closer to Him. Sometimes we make decisions and do not realize that it is God guiding us. Here is a story I found online of someone taking a decision to go back to church for ‘selfish’ reasons not recognizing at first that God was guiding that decision. As Christians, we should never lose sight that our God will be with us always so we should let Him direct our path.

Why don’t you try going to church?

I often advise people to go to church for pragmatic rather than spiritual reasons.

My own return to church after a nearly twenty-year absence was because I was worried about my children. I felt that the older ones were beginning to go off in the wrong direction. When I looked at successful parents, I realized most of them were regular church goers. Because I wanted to do my parenting job a little better, I started attending church every Sunday morning and every Sunday evening. Only six weeks or so later, the Holy Spirit moved me. I had been baptized long before, but I went forward to the altar and re-affirmed my faith. Before the year was out, my husband also accepted Christ and some years later I saw the youngest of my children baptized into the Lord.

I have no feelings of guilt whatever when I urge someone to come to church just to get a handle on how church people live — what they do to keep their bills paid even on low incomes and how they raise good children. It may not seem as if I’m trying to save souls, but I know if I get someone into the church, God will take care of the rest.


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 – Janice Candlish-Freeman – 514-235-7809 / janice.freeman@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.