The Weekly Bulletin of
St. Joseph of Nazareth Anglican Church
725 Provencher Blvd. Brossard, QC J4W 1Y5
450-671-6481 / firstname.lastname@example.org
May 20th, 2018
Wednesday May 23 – 9:30 a.m………….Men’s Bible Study
Wednesday May 23 – 7:00 p.m………….Workshop: ‘The Silence is Deafening’
Friday May 25 – 10:30 a.m………….S.H.E. Ladies
Next Sunday May 27 – after service…………Congregational Meeting
Planting Day at the Church
Saturday June 2nd from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
(rain date will be June 9th)
We are sprucing up the front of our building with flowers and need your help. Please bring any gardening tools that you have.
There will be snacks and beverages available.
If you are able, please make donations for the purchase of the plants and flowers to be planted as they will be bought by Steve Goodhue. Thank you.
Ezekiel 37: 1-14
Psalm 104: 24-34, 35b
Acts 2: 1-21
John 15: 26-27, 16:4b-15
Isaiah 6: 1-8
Romans 8: 12-17
John 3: 1-17
What actually happened on the day of Pentecost?
This event is recorded in The Acts of the Apostles. Chapter 2 begins, “And when the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place” (2:1). All of a sudden, a sound came from heaven, like a strong wind, filling the house where the people had gathered. Something like tongues of fire rested on their heads. “And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other languages as the Spirit gave them ability to speak” (2:4).
The languages spoken by the early Christians were known languages and were heard by thousands of Jewish pilgrims who had come to Jerusalem to celebrate. The content of the miraculous messages had to do with God’s mighty works (2:11). Many who heard these messages in their own languages were amazed, though others thought the Christians were just drunk (2:12).
At some point, Peter, one of the leading followers of Jesus, stood up and preached his first sermon. He interpreted the events of that morning in light of a prophecy of the Hebrew prophet Joel. In that text, God promised to pour out His Spirit on all flesh, empowering diverse people to exercise divine power. This would be a sign of the coming “day of the Lord” (Acts 2:16-21; Joel 2:28-32).
Peter went on to explain that Jesus had been raised and had poured out the Spirit in fulfillment of God’s promise through Joel (2:32-33). When the crowed asked what they should do, Peter urged them to turn their lives around, ask Jesus into their hearts and be baptized in His Name. Then they would be forgiven for their sins and would receive the gift of the Holy Spirit (2:37-39). Acts reports that about 3,000 people were added to the church that day (2:41). Not a bad response to Peter’s first sermon.
Have you asked Jesus into your life ?
Intercessions and Prayers
Prayer for Today
Almighty and everliving God, Who fulfilled the promises of Easter by sending us Your Holy Spirit and opening to every race and nation the way of life eternal, keep us in the unity of Your Spirit, that every tongue may tell of your 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
WWe pray for the work of the Anglican Church in Colorado (VI, The Episcopal Church) The Rt. Revd. Robert O’Neill.
Provincial Prayer Care
We pray for the Diocese of Montreal: Bishop Mary Irwin-Gibson.
Diocese Prayer Care
We pray for the Diocesan Community Ministries: Action Réfugiés, Montreal, Mr. Paul Anthony Clark.
Prayer for our Church Family
For the Spirit of Peace that calms our mind and stills our life, we give You thanks. For the Spirit of Love that touches our hearts and reaches out, we give You thanks. For the Spirit of Joy that lifts our soul and gives us faith, we give You thanks. For the Spirit of Power, that gift of grace for this Your church, we give You thanks. 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: Susan & Don
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.