September 2nd, 2018

Celebrate

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

September 2nd, 2018

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AUTUMN is the second spring when every LEAF becomes a flower.

Good morning and welcome to St. Joseph’s this first Sunday in September.
Well, summer is coming to an end and autumn or fall is on its way. Summer holidays are over and the lazy days of summer are ending. School is back with all its expectations and hopes but often with less enthusiasm than most parents would like! That said, autumn brings with it crisp weather, new and fresh starts. We may look back and wish we could stay in the easy days of summer where we wear one layer of clothing…sit by pools, go camping, eat endless salads, hot dogs, burgers and ice cream. Isn’t it much like how we often think of life? We look back and sigh we wish things could stay the same. But how boring and stagnant would that be? Change will come, there is no question, but if we look forward we are sure to see new opportunities, other chances, especially when we look to our Heavenly Father. And to cap it off, I am sure we can all agree that autumn in Canada is a beautiful thing.

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This Week

Wednesday Sept 5 – 9:30 a.m………..Men’s Bible Study
Friday Sept 7 10:30 a.m………..S.H.E. Ladies
Next Sunday Sept 9 10:30 a.m………..Morning Prayer / Sunday School

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Bible Readings

TODAY
Song of Solomon 2:8-13
Psalm 15
James 1:17-27
Mark 7:1-8,14-15,21-23

Next Sunday
Proverbs 22:1-2,8-9,22-23
Psalm 146
James 2:1-17
Mark 7:24-37

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Important
Please Mark your Calendars

September 23 – Café-style Family Service
September 30 – Congregational Meeting

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Final Call for School Supplies

We are collecting school supplies for those in need of them.
Please place any donations in the box by the Sanctuary door.

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A Thought for Those Beginning a New Year at School…
You’re off to great places,
Today is your day,
Your mountain is waiting,
So get on your way!

Dr. Seuss

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Intercessions and Prayers

Prayer for Today
Author and Giver of all good things, graft in our hearts the love of Your name, increase in us true religion, nourish us in all goodness, and of Your great mercy keep us in the same; 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 Anglican Church of South America: The Most Reverend Gregory James Venables, Presiding Bishop of the Anglican Church of South American & Bishop of Argentina.

Provincial Prayer Care
We pray for the Diocese of Eastern Newfoundland and Labrador: Bishop Geoffrey Peddle.

Diocese Prayer Care
We pray for Holy Trinity, Calumet: The Reverend Doug Richards, and The Archdeaconry of St. Andrews: The Venerable Michael Robson and the Deanery of the Laurentians: The Reverend Nicholas Pang

Prayer for our Church Family
Father, these first weeks of September find our children either returning or going to school for the first time. We ask Your blessing on each of them. For those going on to higher education, we also ask for blessings and safety as they navigate the new world they are either entering or returning to. Open their hearts and minds to understand not only the importance of knowledge but that they are under Your constant and loving care. We ask all this in the Name of our Saviour Jesus Christ. 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 SanctuaryThe Prayer Team scheduled for today is: Dulcy and Susan

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The Word of the Lord

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to
prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”
Jeremiah 29:11

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

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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

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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.