March 3rd, 2019


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

March 3rd, 2019


This Week

Tuesday Mar. 5 11:00 a.m……….Corporation Meeting
Wednesday Mar. 6 9:30 a.m………..Men’s Bible Study
Thursday Mar. 7 7:00 p.m……….Discerning God’s Call – Session 6
Friday Mar. 8 10:30 a.m……….S.H.E. Ladies
Next Sunday Mar. 10 10:30 a.m……….Morning Prayer / Sunday School


Bible Readings

Exodus 34: 29–35
Psalm 99
2 Corinthians 3: 12–4:2
Luke 9: 28–43a

Next Sunday
Deuteronomy 26: 1–11
Psalm 91: 1–2, 9–16
Romans 10: 8b–13
Luke 4: 1–13


Faith is the belief that God is real and that God is good … Faith is not the belief that God will do what you want. Faith is the belief that God will do what is right. God is always near and always available. Just waiting for your touch … God will respond. He has never rejected a genuine gesture of faith. Never.
The Gift for All People by Max Lucado


A Little History

Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of Lent, the 40-day period between Ash Wednesday and Easter Sunday. It derives its name from the placing of repentance “ashes” on the foreheads of parishioners. The ashes are usually prepared by burning palm leaves from the previous year’s Palm Sunday celebration.

So why is it that there are 46 days between Ash Wednesday and Easter Sunday? In Protestant and Western Orthodox Churches, the season of Lent lasts from Ash Wednesday to Holy Saturday. This calculation makes Lent last 46 days, if the 6 Sundays are included, but only 40, if they are excluded.

The first apostles, who were Jewish, grew up with the idea that the Sabbath—the day of worship and of rest—was Saturday, the seventh day of the week, because God rested on the seventh day after creating the world. However, Christ rose from the dead on Sunday, and the early Christians saw Christ’s Resurrection as a new creation; as a result, they transferred the day of rest and worship from Saturday to Sunday. Since, in their tradition, ALL Sundays were days to celebrate Christ’s Resurrection, Christians were forbidden to fast and do other forms of penance on those days. When the Church expanded the period of fasting and prayer in preparation for Easter from a few days to 40 days (to correspond to Christ’s fasting in the desert before He began His public ministry), Sundays were not included in the count.


Prayers and Intercessions

Prayer for Today
Almighty God, on the Holy Mount You revealed to chosen witnesses Your well-beloved Son, wonderfully transfigured: mercifully deliver us from the darkness of this world, and change us into His likeness from glory to glory; 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 Iglesia Anglicana de Chile – the Most Reverend Héctor Zavala Muñoz – Bishop of Santiago & Primate.

Provincial Prayer Care
We pray for the Ecclesiastical Province of British Columbia and the Yukon – Archbishop Melissa Skelton and the Provincial Council.

Diocesan Prayer Care
We pray for St. James Anglican Church, Rosemere – the Reverend David Hart.

Prayer for our Church family
Heavenly Father, as we begin this season of Lent, prepare our hearts and minds that we might know you better and understand you more completely. May our actions reflect what is in our hearts and may we give you the glory through all that we say and do throughout the weeks to come. 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. The Prayer Team for today is: Dulcy & Christopher


Sock Drive
St. Joseph’s is collecting socks for adults
which will be given to the less fortunate.
This year we are also accepting underwear for adults.
We emphasize that all donations be new.
Thank you.


Rector – Reverend Christopher Belle – 450-672-4549 / /
Rector’s Warden – Diane Allen – 450-466-5112 /
Interim People’s Warden – Patricia Wood – 450-465-4733 /

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.