The Weekly Bulletin of
St. Joseph of Nazareth Anglican Church
725 Provencher Blvd. Brossard, QC J4W 1Y5
450-671-6481 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Oct 27th, 2019
If there is anyone visiting, we extend a warm welcome to you.
Monday Oct. 28 7:00 p.m……..Bible Study
Wednesday Oct. 30 9:30 a.m……..Men’s Bible Study
Wednesday Oct. 30 7:00 p.m……..Bible Study
Friday Nov. 1 10:30 a.m……..S.H.E. Ladies
Next Sunday Nov. 3 10:30 a.m……..Holy Communion
2 Timothy 4:6-8, 16-18
Habakkuk 1:1-4, 2:1-4
2 Thessalonians 1:1-4, 11-12
In the early 1970s, after at last acknowledging to myself that I was an alcoholic, I joined a group of admitted alcoholics who were dedicated to helping others achieve sobriety. One night, at the close of the Tuesday meeting for newcomers, we got a call from the landlady of a transients’ hotel in a part of town known as Wino Gulch. Would someone come talk to a man lying drunk in one of the rooms?
Two of us volunteered to go. When we reached the hotel, we were led to a squalid little room where a grizzled oldster lay on the bed in a stupor. What’s the use of talking to this man at all? I wondered. But my partner, an old hand at such visits, patiently talked to the semiconscious form on the bed. He explained that he himself had once been considered a hopeless drunk – but that by turning his life and will over to a Higher Power, he had gained both sobriety and serenity. “I’m leaving my card,” my partner said. “I’d like you to attend a meeting at this address.”
“That was a real waste of time,” I grumbled as we departed. “You never know,” my partner said cheerfully. “God’s always at work.”
At our next meeting, a shaky but sober young man came up to us. “Thank you for coming to Wino Gulch that night,” he said. “You saved my life.”
We stared in astonishment. “We saw the old man on that bed very clearly,” my partner said. “It wasn’t you.”
“That’s right,” the young man said, holding out the card we had left. “But I heard every word you said. I was under the bed.” (The Best of Guideposts – 2005)
But the Lord stood at my side and gave me strength, so that through me the message might be fully proclaimed and all the Gentiles might hear it. (2 Timothy 4:17)
Prayers and Intercessions
Prayer for Today
Lord God our Redeemer, Who heard the cry of Your people and sent Your servant Moses to lead them out of slavery, free us from the tyranny of sin and death, and by the leading of Your Spirit bring us to our promised land; 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 Ceylon (Extra-Provincial to the Archbishop of Canterbury) – the Right Reverend Dhiloraj Ranjit Canagasabey, Bishop of Colombo and the Right Reverend Keerthisiri Fernando, Bishop of Kurunegala.
Diocesan Prayer Care
We pray for clergy assisting in the Diocese – the Reverend Thora Chadwick and the Reverend Rodney Clark.
Prayer for our Church Family
Heavenly Father, help us remember that each day is a gift from you to be used wisely. Help us not get so caught up in our daily lives that we forget those around us who are hurting in our community and world-wide. We pray that you will be with us this coming week as we keep our eyes on you so that we may bring hope to a hurting world. 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: Don & Christopher
And it shall come to pass that whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved. (Joel 2:32)
Birthdays and Anniversaries
To those celebrating this week, God’s blessings be with you
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 – 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.