The Weekly Bulletin of
St. Joseph of Nazareth Anglican Church
725 Provencher Blvd. Brossard, QC J4W 1Y5
450-671-6481 / firstname.lastname@example.org
June 24th, 2018
Wednesday June 27 – 9:30 a.m………..Men’s Bible Study
7:15 p.m…………Prayer Meeting
Friday June 29 – 10:30 a.m………..S.H.E. Ladies
Day Camps will be held from July 9 -13, 2018 for children from pre-kindergarten (age 4) to those finishing Grade 6 (age 12). The cost is $35 per child or $40.00 per family. If you are interested in sponsoring a child or a family, please speak to Rev. Belle
1 Samuel 17:1a,4-11,19-23,32-49
Psalm 107:1-3, 23-32
2 Corinthians 6:1-13
First Reading: Stephen Freeman
Second Reading: Janice Candlish-Freeman
2 Samuel 1:1, 17-27
2 Corinthians 8:7-15
First Reading: K.E. Joseph
Second Reading: Debbie Lavallee
5 Lessons We Can Learn From Jesus’ Calming Of The Storm by Gary Zimak
When I speak at parishes and conferences around the country, one of my favorite Bible passages to discuss is “Jesus Calms The Storm At Sea” (Matthew 7:23-27). Basically, the disciples follow Jesus into a boat, a great storm arises, and the Lord calms the sea. Simple, right? Unfortunately, this story is so simple that we often miss some key points. If you’re struggling to stop worrying about Ebola, Isis, the stock market, personal health issues, job loss or many other problems, here are 5 important lessons you can learn from this powerful story:
1. The Disciples Followed Jesus – When Jesus got into the boat, the disciples followed Him. We should do the same thing every day. Following Jesus faithfully will not only help you to stop worrying, but it will get you to heaven!
2. Even Followers Of Jesus Have Problems – Just because we’re followers of Jesus doesn’t mean that we won’t have storms in our lives. On the other hand, following Jesus will give you peace, even in the midst of those storms. (Matthew 11:28)
3. Don’t Panic If Jesus Is Silent – Even though Jesus was asleep in the boat, He was very much in control of the situation. If it seems like He has deserted you, don’t worry…He is right beside you!
4. Cry Out For Help – While it is true that the disciples panicked when the storm arose, they had enough faith to do something very productive – they asked Jesus to help them. Worry is always useless, but prayer is always effective. Although we may not get exactly what we want, we will get what we need.
5. Learn To Look Back – After Jesus calmed the storm, “the men marveled” (Matthew 8:27). Looking back at the many times Jesus has helped you is sure to increase your faith and help you to deal with future problems.
Just as He did 2,000 years ago, Jesus can calm the storms in your life and help you to experience peace. Imitating the disciples at sea is a great idea. Give it a try and see what happens!
Intercessions and Prayers
Prayer for Today
O God, our defender, storms rage about us and cause us to be afraid. Rescue Your people from despair, deliver Your sons and daughters from fear, and preserve us all from unbelief; 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 Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion): The Most Reverend Nicholas Okoh Metropolitan & Primate of all Nigeria & Bishop of Abuja.
Provincial Prayer Care
We pray for the National Indigenous Bishop and the Anglican Council of Indigenous Peoples: Bishop Mark McDonald.
Diocese Prayer Care
We pray for other Christian Communities: United Church of Canada -The Reverend Marc Grenon Quebec Presbyterian Church of Canada – Dr. Michael Pettem, Clerk of Presbytery
Prayer for our Church Family
Lord God, we have gathered today to worship You. Fill us with Your Spirit, heavenly Father, and equip us for the work that You have given us to do. We pray for Your continued guidance and protection on our church family and we pray that You continue to draw each individual closer to You. In the precious name of Jesus. Amen
After Service 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 & Susan
Birthdays and Anniversaries
To anyone celebrating:
Rector – Reverend Christopher Belle – 450-672-4549 / email@example.com / firstname.lastname@example.org
Rector’s Warden – Diane Allen – 450-466-5112 / email@example.com
People’s Warden – Janice Candlish-Freeman – 514-235-7809 / firstname.lastname@example.org
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.