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PARISH NEWS - 1 November 2020

Saint James Church, Dundas


Thank you to everyone who has donated items for our PHONE AUCTION which will be held on December 5th 2020 1pm-4pm.

This is how it works:

  • Everyone will receive a ‘catalogue’ of items for auction with a number to call to place a bid.

  • On the day, call to bid between the hours of 1-4pm.

  • If you are outbid we’ll call you back to see if you want to increase your bid.

  • At 4pm the winners will be decided and we’ll arrange to either drop your item off or to have you collect it from the church.

This is how you can help:

  • VOLUNTEER to be a ‘phone auctioneer, you must be available on 5th December and be willing to share your ‘phone number.

  • SHARE the catalogue widely with friends, family and neighbours.

  • BID!

Please note that if the item you donated does not appear in this auction it may be because we are saving it for our second, or it has been selected for tea and treasures, or we are trying to sell it through more expert channels.


Our weekly podcast can be heard by clicking on the link on the front page of our website or by visiting our channel on sound cloud:


For those unable to attend church on we have been recording our services and putting them on YouTube. This past week we attempted our first ‘livestream’ on Facebook, but have noted sound issues. We will be trying again this coming week.


We are collecting new or good conditioned Winter coats and Winter Boots for those in need through the winter months. Donations of coats and boots ONLY can be dropped off in the appropriate bins at the parking lot entrance. Please speak to Anne Washington for more information.


For those who keep their pattern of daily Bible readings and reflections, the Bible readings for this coming week are below. The suggested readings are the Gospel reading appointed in the daily lectionary for the celebration of the Eucharist. This week:

Monday 2nd November John 11.21-27 (All Souls)

Tuesday John 17.18-23 (Richard Hooker)

Wednesday Luke 14.25-33

Thursday Luke.15-.1-10

Friday Luke 16.1-8

Saturday Luke 16.9-15

Sunday Matthew 25.1-13


To help us fundraise for the church, we need your books! Donate unwanted books , CDs and DVDs. While we are collecting all for a future sale, we are especially interested in first editions, folio editions, rare and or collectable books: Fiction, literature, poetry, non-fiction, biographies, political, first edition, limited printing. We’ve already made $450 through the sale of collectable books. These can be dropped off at the parking lot door to the church on Sundays, Mondays or Wednesdays.


We still need donations of material for our mask making- 100% cotton, plain or patterned as well as quarter-inch elastic and thread. Please share the MASK sales flyer on Social media, or physically in your local space.

ZOOM Coffee Hour

One of the things that people mentioned in the questionnaires which were submitted regarding the church re-opening was the fact that they missed the “social” aspects of the parish - meeting others over coffee ... and even in the parking lot for chats!

Unfortunately, neither of these options are currently available. However, you can meet in a very casual atmosphere in the THURSDAY morning coffee hour from 10 - 11 a.m. on ZOOM. You are most welcome to join this group which is ever-evolving, flowing and always relaxing and fun. Serious topics may come up ... but much of the time is spent “checking in” and keeping in touch during these difficult times.

Join us this Thursday 5th November

Topic: Coffee Hour

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 871 4881 4827

Passcode: 448066


Almighty God,

whose people are knit together in one holy Church,

the mystical Body of your Son,

grant us grace to follow your blessed saints

in lives of faith and commitment,

and to know the inexpressible joys you have prepared

for those who love you;

through your Son Jesus Christ our Lord,

who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,

one God, now and for ever.


From the Anglican Church of Canada

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