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Pastoral Epistle – December 9, 2021

Posted on: December 24th, 2021 by St. Bede Anglican Church

Beloved congregation,

Greetings in Jesus!
“Do you not know that you are the temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwells in you?” ‭‭I Corinthians‬ ‭3:16

As we eagerly awaited Christmas, our Lord reminds us that we are the temple of God and that God resides in us always.  This is a great privilege for God’s people.  We are the temple of God.  God became man to make us the temple of God.

This Sunday we celebrate the third Sunday of Advent – JOY
We remember Virgin Mary who accepted the call to bear the Son of God.  She became most blessed among women. 
Please take note of all our special services for the rest of the month:
Sunday, December 12 – Third Sunday of Advent  : Joy
Sunday, December 19 – Fourth Sunday of Advent : Love
We also celebrate Christmas with Santa and our Sunday School.
Friday, December 24 – Christmas Eve service with carols and Holy Communion at 7.30 pm.
Saturday, December 25 – Christmas Service 10.30 am with Celebration of Baptism for Chris Jonathan Anand
Sunday, December 26 – Songs and Testimony Service. – 10.30 am
Friday, December 31 – 11.00 pm Watch night service. We’ll ring in the New Year with Holy Communion. 
Sunday, January 2 – First Sunday of Epiphany 10.30 am

Dec 29th : Fasting and Prayer @ 7:30pm 
We will be taking a break for Bible study during the holiday season. Instead we will gather for a day of fasting and prayer on that Wednesday, The bible says some kinds of problems will be solved only by fasting and prayer. So lets prepare to enter new year 2022 with the strength that we receive from fasting and prayer.
Lets bring our prayer requests and supplications to our Lord at this special time of interceding and connecting to God.   Please use our regular Sunday service link to participate.   So our next Bible study will be on Wednesday, Jan 12th 2022 in the new year.

Please pre-register to join for in person service.
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
https://zoom.us/j/97753965288?pwd=ZkJFd0JZZTRDSWRPN25YMVNZby9JZz09
Meeting ID: 977 5396 5288  
Passcode: 749549 
YouTube Stream link:  https://youtu.be/24teUo6HS5c or http://stbedesanglican.ca/worship-videos/
 “God loves a cheerful giver”
You can use the below details to transfer your tithes and offerings: Contributions: cw-stbede@toronto.anglican.ca
You can also contribute at: https://www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/st-bedes-church

Last Sunday sermon deck is also attached.
May the Hope of our Lord and His Peace that passes all understanding be with you all.

BlessingsPastor

The Rev’d  Dr. Irwin Sikha

Cell : 416-908-5686

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