October 14th, 2018


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

October 14th, 2018


This Week

Tuesday October 16 11:00 a.m……….Corporation Meeting
Wednesday October 17 9:30 a.m………Men’s Bible Study
Friday October 19 10:30 a.m………S.H.E. Ladies
Next Sunday October 21 10:30 a.m……….Holy Communion


Bible Readings

Job 23:1-9, 16-17
Psalm 90:12-17
Hebrews 4:12-16
Mark 10:17-31

Next Sunday
Job 38:1-7, 34-41
Psalm 91:9-16
Hebrews 5:1-10
Mark 10:35-45


Some thoughts to ponder…..

Live so that when people speak evil of you, no one will believe it.
Today is the tomorrow you worried about yesterday.
You can’t be a sharp cookie with a crummy attitude.
Man’s way leads to a hopeless end – God’s way leads to an endless hope.
Birthdays are good for you. The more you have, the longer you live.
The good Lord didn’t create anything without a purpose,
But mosquitoes come close


Bible Study

can be more fun if you break up your study with some fun trivia. Do you know, for example, what Bible chapter and verse is at the very center of the Bible? Here’s a clue in the first few words of the center chapter:

Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good; His love endures forever.
Let Israel say: His love endures forever.”
Let the house of Aaron say: “His love endures forever.”
Let those who fear the Lord say: “His love endures forever.”
When hard pressed, I cried to the Lord; He brought me into a spacious place.
The Lord is with me; I will not be afraid. What can mere mortals do to me?
The Lord is with me; He is my helper. I look in triumph on my enemies.
It is better to take refuge in the Lord than to trust in humans.
It is better to take refuge in the Lord than to trust in princes.

The fact can be argued depending on what Bible version you are using, but by most reckoning, the very center of the Bible when measured by chapter count is Psalm 118.

Here are some other fun facts surrounding Psalm 118:

• The longest chapter of the Bible falls just after this center chapter – Psalm 119.
• The shortest chapter of the Bible falls just before this center chapter -Psalm 117.
• There are exactly 594 chapters before Psalm 118, and exactly 594 chapters after it. When you add the number of chapters before Psalm 118 and those after, the sum is 1,188. And the verse at the very center of the Bible is Psalms 118:8.

Psalm 118:8 – “It is better to take refuge in the Lord than to trust in humans.”

This central verse of the Bible reminds believers to ask the question, “Are you centered in your trust in God?” It is a particular verse that reminds Christians to trust in God over trusting in themselves or other people.

As Christians understand, God consistently provides for us and His grace is given to us freely. Even in the most difficult times, we should center ourselves by trusting in God. He is there making us strong, giving us joy, and carrying us when life weighs heavily on us.

(While fun facts like these draw our attention to certain verses, the “center of the Bible” statistics are not applicable to every version of the Bible)


Intercessions and Prayers

Prayer for Today

Almighty God, in our baptism You adopted us for Your own. Quicken, we pray, Your Spirit within us, that we, being renewed both in body and mind, may worship You in sincerity and truth; 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 in Wales – the Most Reverend John Davies, Archbishop of Wales and Bishop of Swansea and Brecon.

Provincial Prayer Care
We pray for the Ecclesiastical Province of Canada, Archbishop Ron Cutler and the Provincial Council.

Diocesan Prayer Care
We pray for the Diocese of Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island, Archbishop Ron Cutler.

Prayer for our Church Family
Heavenly Father, You loved the world so much that You sent us Your only Son, that we might believe in Him and have eternal life. May we encounter Jesus Christ anew this day and live the good news with joy. Through the power of Your Holy Spirit, help us to go out to the whole world and proclaim our faith with confidence. Give us the courage to witness the joy of the Gospel by our words and actions. We pray in Jesus’ name. Amen.

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 & Robert


Birthdays & Anniversaries
To those celebrating, Happy Birthday & Happy Anniversary


Rector – Reverend Christopher Belle – 450-672-4549 / stjofn@gmail.com / padrebelle@gmail.com
Rector’s Warden – Diane Allen – 450-466-5112 / deedee-one@sympatico.ca
People’s Warden – Janice Candlish-Freeman – 514-235-7809 / janice.freeman@gmail.com


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.