The Weekly Bulletin of
St. Joseph of Nazareth Anglican Church
725 Provencher Blvd. Brossard, QC J4W 1Y5
450-671-6481 / firstname.lastname@example.org
November 25th, 2018
Christ the King
Tuesday Nov. 27 11:00 a.m………..Corporation Meeting
Wednesday Nov. 28 9:30 a.m…………Men’s Bible Study
Wednesday Nov. 28 7:15 p.m………….Prayer meeting
Saturday Dec. 1 9:00 a.m…………..Exercise Class
Next Sunday Dec. 2 10:30 a.m………….Holy Communion
2 Samuel 23:1-7
1 Thessalonians 3:9-13
“…. In fact, the reason I was born and came into the world is to testify to the truth. Everyone on the side of truth listens to Me.” John 18:37
Mark Your Calendars!
Gift Sunday Please remember to bring gifts for children,
teenagers and/or adults. (Please do not wrap the gift you are bringing but,
if you like, you may put it in a gift bag unwrapped)
FAMILY INTERNATIONAL POT LUCK
CHRISTMAS DINNER AND MOVIE
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 8th, 2018 AT 5 P.M.
FOLLOWED BY A CHRISTMAS MOVIE
Please see Linda or Richard
(or phone at 450-672-0741)
if you are coming and let them know
what dish you are bringing and
how many people will be coming with you.
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 16th
Sunday School Christmas Party 10:30 a.m.
Please see Mary for more information
Jesus said to them: “Watch out that no one deceives you. Many will come in my name, claiming, ‘I am he,’ and will deceive many.”
Intercessions and Prayers
Prayer for Today
Almighty and everlasting God, Whose will it is to restore all things in Your well-beloved Son, our Lord and King, grant that the peoples of the earth, now divided and enslaved by sin, may be freed and brought together under His gentle and loving rule; 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 Lusitanian Church (E-P to the Archbishop of Canterbury) Lusitanian Church – (Portugal) – The Right Reverend Jorge Pina Cabral
Provincial Prayer Care
We pray for the Diocese of Montreal: Bishop Mary Irwin-Gibson
Diocesan Prayer Care
We pray for Tyndale – St. Georges Community Centre, Mr. Chris Lockhart
Prayer for our Church Family
Father, we ask that you use us to be instruments of Your peace. In a world with so much hate and intolerance, we pray that You help us to remember that we are all Your creation, made for Your purpose. We pray for the strength to lift up those who are downtrodden and the courage to defend those who are being persecuted. This we pray in the name of Jesus, our Lord and Saviour. Amen.
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: Linda & Richard
Make Me an Instrument
St. Francis of Assisi (1181 – 1226)
He was born into a wealthy family and, as a young man, indulged in the pleasures that came with the lifestyle.
He became very ill at 20 years old and started to focus on his relationship with God. He would eventually leave all his riches behind to spend time in lonely places asking God for spiritual enlightenment. He eventually dedicated his life to serving God and, in the process, brought thousands to Christ.
The Prayer of St. Francis or the Peace Prayer was published anonymously in 1912 and is attributed to him:
Lord, make me an instrument of your peace,
Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
Where there is injury, pardon;
Where there is doubt, faith;
Where there is despair, hope;
Where there is darkness, light;
Where there is sadness, joy;
O Divine Master,
Grant that I may not so much seek
To be consoled as to console;
To be understood as to understand;
To be loved as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive;
It is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
And it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.
Today, as we hear more about our efforts with World Vision, let us reflect on the life of St. Francis and ask God what we can do to bring hope where there is despair and joy where there is sadness.
Birthdays & Anniversaries
To those celebrating, Happy Birthday & Happy Anniversary
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
Interim People’s Warden – Patricia Wood – 450-465-4733 / 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.