Hymn Standing in the Need of Prayer
Scripture Lessons: Jeremiah 8:18-9:1
I Timothy 2:1-7
Hymn There is a Balm in Gilead #612
Prayer: Look in your mercy, O God, upon the suffering of your world, and help those in trouble or distress, whether in mind or in body. And May our prayer not be made empty by our neglect but carry with our readiness to act as your servants; that the lonely and the sick, the anxious and the sorrowing whom we meet may find us eager to help for the sake of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. (a prayer by Roger Pickering published in Frank Colquhoun’s Contemporary Parish Prayers.)
Hymn What a Friend We Have in Jesus #664
We hold the family and friends of Barbara Story in our thoughts and prayers, following her sudden death this past week.
St Paul’s Session will be meeting Tuesday, September 20th at 7:30pm in the hall.
St Paul’s Stewards will be meeting Wednesday, September 21st at 7:30pm in the hall.
Howick United Church will be holding a fundraising concert on Saturday, October 15th at 7pm in the church. The concert will feature Fieldstone Reverie with Sammi Grace as well. Tickets will cost $20 and should be available shortly. Proceeds of the concert will be split between Howick United Church and I am Heshima. Your support will be greatly appreciated.
FYI: the federal government has announced that it will be matching donations for Pakistan Relief to organizations that are part of the Humanitarian Coalition, including Canadian Food Grains Bank, Oxfam, Save the Children, and others. The deadline for matching donations is September 28th.