Pastoral Epistle – November 16, 2022
Beloved Congregation,Greetings in Jesus!
“Be strong and do not let your hands be weak, for your work shall be rewarded!” II Chronicles 15:7
The Lord encourages His people to be strong and not give up because all our work will be rewarded. The Lord is watchful of His people.
Outreach : A bigThank you to our women’s fellowship for organizing our Outreach Fundraiser for ministry in Sri Lanka. I am grateful for our generous congregation who gladly come together to support the various ministries of our Church.
This Sunday: Join us this Sunday, in person. We will celebrate The Reign of Christ, the last Sunday after Pentecost.
Regular Session of Synod: Our 161st session of Regular Synod will commence Thursday to Saturday, November 17 – 19. Kindly remember this in prayer. We need God’s guidance as we make important decisions at the synod.
Annual Christmas Celebration: Kindly mark Saturday, December 10th 7.00 pm to join us in person to celebrate Christmas. “The Glorious Night … When Heaven Rejoiced….Wonderful songs, music and fellowship. Kindly begin to invite your friends.
Here is the Advent calendar for this season with important dates to remember.November:27, Sunday: First Sunday of Advent – Candle of Hope
December: 4, Sunday: Second Sunday of Advent : Testimony Day – Candle of Peace10, Saturday: Christmas Cantata 11, Sunday: Third Sunday of Advent – Youth Sunday – Candle of Joy18, Sunday: Fourth Sunday of Advent – Sunday School Christmas Tree – Candle of Love24, Saturday: Christmas Eve Service 25, Sunday: Christmas Day – Christmas Candle31, Saturday: Watch night Service
Kindly continue to pray for St. Bede’s: continue to uphold the various ministries of our church. Remember our Sunday School Children, our Youth and our Young Adults in particular.
Especially remember our parishioners who are unwell. Pray for God’s mercy during these times of sickness.
Birthdays this week:Varun Balendra Nov 13
Elizabeth Serena Nov 14
Abigail Anand Nov 14
Vanya Onnesimus Nov 16
YouTube Stream links for Sunday Worship Service:
https://youtu.be/Qd-nfSWALwk or https://youtube.com/c/stbedesanglican
Here are the details to send your tithes and offerings.
E-transfer your Contributions to : firstname.lastname@example.org
You can also contribute at: https://www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/st-bedes-church
Let us continue to be strong and confident because our Lord will reward all our work for His glory.
Regards and blessings,
The Rev’d Dr. Irwin Sikha
Cell : 416-908-5686