Pastoral Epistle – November 15, 2023
Greetings in Jesus!
“He counts the number of the stars; He calls them all by name.” Psalms 147:4
Our God is sovereign. He is the creator of all things, seen and unseen. He even knows the number of stars. He has named each star.
What a mighty God we serve!!
General Synod: This Friday and Saturday, November 17, 18 we will have our 162nd General Synod at the Sheridan Parkway. Our Synod representative, Viji Angela will be attending along with me and other volunteers from our parish. Kindly remember in prayer.
Advent Calendar: Our Advent Calendar for this season is on our homepage and also emailed. Kindly go through and mark all important dates.
Food Bank by our Sunday School: Our children have been bringing non perishable food items for the past few weeks. Thank you parents for encouraging your child to think of the less fortunate people in our community. We have delivered the items to the Food Bank of the church of St. Jude, Wexford. The Rev. Greg Carpenter is thankful for our thoughtfulness.
Outreach to our Community: on Sunday, December 3rd soon after Coffee Hour, we will go around a few blocks in our neighborhood, singing Christmas carols and we will try to connect with our neighbors. Kindly join this outreach venture.
We are also considering reaching out to Senior Homes etc. Please remember in prayer.
Ministry to the seniors of our parish: As you know, we have a parochial group specially for our seniors. We are planning to reach out to them and send them a gift during this Advent season. Kindly remember in prayer.
Here are the YouTube Stream links for the Sunday worship
https://youtube.com/live/iauI4leB1Nw or https://www.youtube.com/@stbedesanglican/streams
Here are the details to send your tithes and offerings. Thank you to everyone who contributes regularly for the ministry of God.
E-transfer your Contributions to : firstname.lastname@example.org
You can also contribute at: https://www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/st-bedes-church
Varun Balendra Nov 13
Elizabeth Serena Nov 14
Abigail Anand Nov 14
Vanya Onnesimus Nov 16
Please read the Sunday sermon summary here : Sunday Sermons
May our God who created all things by His Word, grant you the grace and guidance to shine as the stars in the sky.
Regards and blessings,