Pastoral Epistle – December 1, 2021
Greetings in Jesus!
“The horse is prepared for the day of battle, but deliverance is of the Lord.” Proverbs 21:31
We make many plans and we work hard to achieve many things. But God’s Word encourages us that deliverance is of the Lord. He has kept us as the Apple of His eye. We are thankful for the eleven months of God’s care over each of us.
As we enter this festive month of December, I pray and wish God’s provision for us and His glory to surround us.
Synod : You can access the November issue of our Anglican Newspaper for highlights of the 160th General Synod.
Our Choir’s recording was also played on the first day of Synod during the Eucharist prayer. If you didn’t get a chance to see it, here is the link to watch it again.https://youtu.be/oB5aIAa6m34
Please remember our Special Outreach Ministry. As our Outreach Coordinator has announced, this year we are calling for donations to support sponsoring Christmas gifts for a single mother and two kids. Jasmine, Jacob and Jessica-Marie who have provided their wish-list. We do this through Holiday Helpers. We are also aiming at sponsoring 75 Christmas meals for the Neighborhood Group and Teesdale Food Bank for their Christmas dinner on December 23d.
Please send in your donations before December 5th.
A Big Thank You to those who have already responded. We have always tried to do meaningful Outreach. Praise the Lord!
This Sunday we will celebrate the second Sunday of Advent – PEACE
Please do all you can to join in person worship. Here is the link to register:https://www.eventbrite.ca/o/the-church-of-st-bede-anglican-31078840607
If you are unable to join, you can use the link below to join virtually.
Meeting ID: 977 5396 5288
YouTube Stream link:
First Sunday of Advent sermon slides attached for “Waiting for the return of Jesus Christ”
May our Lord fill your home with joy because it’s the most wonderful time of the year.
Regards and blessings
The Rev’d Dr. Irwin Sikha
Cell : 416-908-5686