Readings and Announcements for Sunday

November 6, 2022.

Friday November 4, 2022.

Dear Kevin,

Here is the link for this Sunday's livestream.



Sunday, November 6, 2022    

22nd Sunday of Pentecost   


A Reading from the Book of Job   

"O that my words were written down! O that they were inscribed in a book! 

O that with an iron pen and with lead they were engraved on a rock forever! 

For I know that my Redeemer lives, and that at the last he will stand upon the earth; 

and after my skin has been thus destroyed, then in my flesh shall see God, 

whom I shall see on my side, and my eyes shall behold, and not another. “  Job 19: 23-27a

Canticle:  The Benedictus 

Blessed be the Lord the God of Israel, 

who has come to his people and set them free.

He has raised up for us a mighty Saviour, 

born of the house of his servant David.

And you, child, shall be called the prophet of

the Most High,

for you will go before the Lord to prepare his way,

To give his people knowledge of salvation 

by the forgiveness of all their sins.

In the tender compassion of our God 

the dawn from on high shall break upon us,

To shine on those who dwell in darkness and the shadow of death,  

and to guide our feet into the way of peace.

A Reading from the Book of Paul to the Thessalonians 

As to the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our being gathered together to him, we beg you, brothers and sisters,  not to be quickly shaken in mind or alarmed, either by spirit or by word or by letter, as though from us, to the effect that the day of the Lord is already here.   Let no one deceive you in any way; for that day will not come unless the rebellion comes first and the lawless one is revealed, the one destined for destruction.   He opposes and exalts himself above every so-called god or object of worship, so that he takes his seat in the temple of God, declaring himself to be God. Do you not remember that I told you these things 2 Thessalonians 2: 1-5, 13-17 

The Holy Gospel according to  Luke 

Some Sadducees, those who say there is no resurrection, came to him  and asked him a question, "Teacher, Moses wrote for us that if a man's brother dies, leaving a wife but no children, the man shall marry the widow and raise up children for his brother.  Now there were seven brothers; the first married, and died childless;  then the second  and the third married her, and so in the same way all seven died childless.  Finally the woman also died. In the resurrection, therefore, whose wife will the woman be? For the seven had married her."  Jesus said to them, "Those who belong to this age marry and are given in marriage;  but those who are considered worthy of a place in that age and in the resurrection from the dead neither marry nor are given in marriage.  Indeed they cannot die anymore, because they are like angels and are children of God, being children of the resurrection.   And the fact that the dead are raised Moses himself showed, in the story about the bush, where he speaks of the Lord as the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob. Now he is God not of the dead, but of the living; for to him all of them are alive." Luke 20: 27-38

Out of the Cold :

Cooking dates at Kitchen  & Serving Nights 

at Knights of Columbus Hall

Saturday November 5          Sunday November 6

Saturday December 3      Sunday December 4 

Saturday December 31        Sunday January1 

Saturday February 4            Sunday February 5 

Saturday March 4       Sunday March 5 

Thank you to everyone for keeping this Ministry going. 

Fruit:  can be brought to the Parish Hall Saturday mornings on the dates above, or Sunday into the Church when you are coming for the service.  Bananas and oranges or tangerines are appreciated.  If you have any leftover Halloween candy, we would be happy to give those out with the dinners. Any questions please see Kevin Kennedy - Email. or phone  Cell. 905-327-2100 . Call or text. 

A Mitten, touque, and sock tree is coming soon  to the back of the church.  Plan ahead in your shopping for these important Out of The Cold items. There is a wicker basket for these items too.

Remembrance Sunday is coming. November 13   If you would like the names of your loved ones who lost their lives in any of the wars  read out during our service, please put their names on the Remembrance Day list on the literature table starting today.   

The Annual Synod of the Diocese of Niagara was held Friday and Saturday.  Canon Bothwell, Barb Munroe and Ryan Galway attended for St. Thomas’.  They will be glad to share their experience with you.   

Merry Berry Christmas Bazaar  at St. Columba Church, Geneva Street, NOVEMBER 12  11:A.M. TO 2:00 PM. Bake Table, Gift Baskets, Raffles, 50-50, Handmade Gifts and decorations, Penny Sale, Silent Auction, Lunch and more.  

PWRDF acknowledged our donation. “On behalf of the Board, staff and partners of the Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund, I would like to extend our thanks for your recent generous donation of $1,250.00 from your Church. Your gift supports the work of PWRDF and its partners in preventive health, mother and child wellness, food security, nutrition, clean water, sanitation, Indigenous language and cultural reclamation, economic empowerment, and emergency humanitarian relief both here at home in Canada and in more than 30 countries around the world….Thank you again for your support for the work of PWRDF and our vision of creating a truly just, healthy and peaceful world.  With Blessings and gratitude. Will Postma, Executive Director” 

Community Care  is in need of the following items to stock shelves : 

Dry pasta, baked beans, canned fruit & vegetables, canned pasta, small soups (tomato, chicken noodle, cream soups, vegetable), instant mashed potatoes, rice and sauce packages.   Thank you.  

Breakfast Program & Community Care: Please keep in mind the upcoming White Gift Sunday; December 11, 2022  gift cards are preferred in denominations of $10.00, $25.00;  e.g.Giant Tiger, WalMart, Shoppers; or Donations to Community Care;

Parish Council:  At the meeting in mid-October Parish Council asked that we continue to wear masks when gathered for worship.  This is not a mandate, but simply a request.


The annual fundraiser for local outreach is being held TODAY. If you cannot attend today but wish to purchase, please let the office know and we will  set your order aside, to be picked up in the week if there are goods remaining.  . 

Not Just Tourists:  Jane Gordon and her NJT team have been hard at work while Ken and Denise Taylor have been away. Prior to September, Rotary International had given NJT a $32,000 grant for medical aid for Ukraine. To date over 400 trauma kits have been prepared and most of the additional  medicine and supplies have been purchased and are ready to be shipped to Ukraine.   In September,  a third container of equipment and medical supplies was shipped to Grace Hospital in the Dominican Republic.

Upcoming Events

Fri/Sat November 4, 5


Sat/Sun November 5, 6

Out of the Cold begins

Sunday, November 6 th

Country Kitchen

Thursday, November 10th

Management Team

Sunday, November 13th

Remembrance Sunday

Tuesday, November 15th

Parish Council

Sunday November 27th

Advent Lessons and Hymns and Kevin's last Sunday

Sunday December 11th

White Gift Sunday

Tuesday December 13th

Annual Civic Carol Sing

Saturday December 24th

Christmas Eve, one service at 4 p.m.