The Weekly Bulletin of
St. Joseph of Nazareth Anglican Church
725 Provencher Blvd. Brossard, QC J4W 1Y5
450-671-6481 / firstname.lastname@example.org
September 9th, 2018
We give everyone with us a warm welcome to St. Joseph’s this morning and our Service of Morning Prayer. We pray that all that is said and sung will bring our hearts together in worship
Wednesday Sept. 12 9:30 a.m………Men’s Bible Study
Wednesday Sept. 12 12 noon………Prayer Meeting
Wednesday Sept. 12 7:15 p.m………Council Meeting
Friday Sept. 7 10:30 a.m……….S.H.E. Ladies
Next Sunday Sept. 16 10:30 a.m………Holy Communion / Sunday School
Psalm 116: 1-9
Please Mark your Calendars
September 23 – Café-style Family Service
September 30 – Congregational Meeting
From the pen of C.S. Lewis
The Christian doctrine of suffering explains, I believe, a very curious fact about the world we live in. The settled happiness and security which we all desire, God withholds from us by the very nature of the world: but joy, pleasure, and merriment, He has scattered broadcast. We are never safe, but we have plenty of fun, and some ecstasy. It is not hard to see why. The security we crave would teach us to rest our hearts in this world and oppose an obstacle to our return to God: a few moments of happy love, a landscape, a symphony, a merry meeting with our friends, a bathe or a football match, have no such tendency. Our Father refreshes us on the journey with some pleasant inns, but will not encourage us to mistake them for home. From the book, The Problem of Pain
Intercessions and Prayers
Prayer for Today
Stir up, O Lord, the wills of Your faithful people, that richly bearing the fruit of good works, we may by You be richly rewarded; through Jesus Christ our Lord, Who is alive and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.
We pray for the Province of the Episcopal Church of South Sudan.
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 Central Newfoundland: Bishop John Watton.
Diocese Prayer Care
We pray for the Church of St. Andrew and St. Mark, Dorval: The Reverend Canon Dr. Donald J. Meloche, Honorary Assistant
Prayer for our Church Family
Holy Spirit, help us to remember daily that our hope rests in our heavenly Father who loves us. Father, some of us have experienced so many disappointments that we have a hard time believing Your promises. Please help us to get the help we need to process our past so we will not cripple our present or future through unbelief. Holy Spirit, please help each of us to identify those God-given dreams and visions that we have put on the shelf and to start praying, praising and believing that in due season, those dreams and visions will become earthly realities. We pray all this in the name of our Saviour, Jesus Christ. Amen.
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 Christopher
The Word of the Lord
I have told you all this so that you may have peace in me. Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows.
But take heart, because I have overcome the world. – John 16: 33
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
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.