July 8th, 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 8th, 2018


This Week

The Men’s Bible Study and S.H.E Ladies will not be taking place this week because of Day Camps.



Day Camps is finally here

This week, from Monday until Friday, our church will host children
from pre-kindergarten (age 4) to those finishing Grade 6 (age 12).
You are all invited to the closing service on Friday at 3:00 pm.
Come and be blessed as you see and hear what the children
have been experiencing during the week.


Bible Readings

2 Samuel 5:1-5, 9-10
Psalm 123
2 Corinthians 12:2-10
Mark 6:1-13

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


Intercessions and Prayers

Prayer for Today
Almighty God, Your Son Jesus Christ has taught us that what we do for the least of Your children we do also for Him. Give us the will to serve others as He was the servant of all, Who gave up His life and died for us, but 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 Pakistan (United): The Most Revd Humphrey Peters Bishop of Peshawar & Moderator of the Church of Pakistan.

Provincial Prayer Care
We pray for the Diocese of Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island:
Archbishop Ron Cutler

Diocese Prayer Care
We pray for – Episcopal Secretary: Ms. Mary Abate
– Manager, Human Resources: Mrs. Sophie Bertrand

Prayer for our Church Family
Father, we pray for our Day Camps. We invite Your divine presence among us and ask that each child feel this presence. We pray for our team leaders. We thank You that they have committed their lives to You and that they are willing and ready to spread Your gospel. Be with them as they lead our team and as they continue to lead others to You for the rest of the summer. We pray for the youth who will be joining our parish team. Direct their path. Be with all our helpers as we minister to the campers. 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: Susan Mathai & Robert Millar


Meeting God

Click here for Christian Story “Meeting God”

A little boy wanted to meet God. He knew it was a long trip to where God lived, so he packed his suitcase with Twinkies and a six-pack of root beer and he started his journey.

When he had gone about three blocks, he met an old man. He was sitting in the park just staring at some pigeons. The boy sat down next to him and opened his suitcase. He was about to take a drink from his root beer when he noticed that the old man looked hungry, so he offered him a Twinkie. He gratefully accepted it and smiled at him. His smile was so pleasant that the boy wanted to see it again, so he offered him a root beer.

Again, he smiled at him. The boy was delighted! They sat there all afternoon eating and smiling, but they never said a word. As it grew dark, the boy realized how tired he was and he got up to leave, but before he had gone more than a few steps, he turned around, ran back to the old man, and gave him a hug. He gave him his biggest smile ever.

When the boy opened the door to his own house a short time later, his mother was surprised by the look of joy on his face. She asked him, “What did you do today that made you so happy? He replied, “I had lunch with God.” But before his mother could respond, he added, “You know what? He’s got the most beautiful smile I’ve ever seen!”

Meanwhile, the old man, also radiant with joy, returned to his home. His son was stunned by the look of peace on his face and he asked, “Dad, what did you do today that made you so happy?”

He replied, “I ate Twinkies in the park with God.” However, before his son responded, he added, “You know, he’s much younger than I expected.”
Too often we underestimate the power of a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring.


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.