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PARISH NEWS - 10 January 2023




SERVICES AND GATHERINGS IN THE SEASON OF CHRISTMAS


SUNDAY, January 15th, 2023 – 10:00 a.m. BAPTISM OF THE LORD We hope to see you in person. If you are unable to attend, the service is live streamed. For links to the service and the order of service please visit St. James at: stjamesdundas.ca or the St. James Facebook page.


WEDNESDAY – COMPLINE – 8.30 p.m. Compline is a short service of night prayer. The heart of Compline is the recitation of several psalms. There is a short reading from scripture, intercession, and time for reflection. It is a beautiful way to close out an active day. Compline is offered by St. James’ through Facebook to bring the community together. If you cannot join live, the service is available afterwards on St. James’ Facebook channel.




TWO UNIQUE BOOK STUDY OPPORTUNITIES ARE COMING UP FOR YOUR READING, LEARNING, and GROWING PLEASURE!


THE FIRST IS A STEWARDSHIP STUDY BASED ON THE BOOK BY LORI GUENTHER REESOR CALLED ‘GROWING A GENEROUS CHURCH: A YEAR IN THE LIFE OF PEACH BLOSSOM CHURCH’. BOOKS CAN BE PURCHASED IN THE OFFICE FOR $20


STUDY BEGINS TONIGHT, TUESDAY JANUARY 10TH AT 7:00PM AND RUNS FOR 6 WEEKS.


WE WILL MEET IN THE PARLOUR AT ST. JAMES. IN THE EVENT OF INCLEMENT WEATHER, MEETINGS WILL TAKE PLACE VIA ZOOM. STUDY IS LIMITED TO 12 PEOPLE. FIRST COME FIRST SERVED! THERE ARE STILL SPOTS AVAILABLE.


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THE SECOND IS A LENT STUDY BASED ON THE BOOK BY JOHN BOWEN CALLED:

‘THE UNFOLDING GOSPEL: How the GOOD NEWS makes sense of discipleship, church, mission, and everything else’.

BOOKS CAN BE PURCHASED IN THE OFFICE FOR $20


STUDY DATES TO BE DETERMINED





PHOTOGRAPHIC EXHIBITION


For your viewing pleasure in February, St James will host Bob Morrow’s photo exhibit: ‘REFECTIONS’. Please see the attached poster for all the details! This art exhibit is not to be missed. Proceeds from art sales will help support St. James Outreach projects.





BODY AND SOUL – Next Tuesday, January 17, 2023. 10.30 a.m. Parlour.


Hope you can join us! All are welcome!


Voracious, loquacious … never lewd … but shrewd … raconteur and photographer, Canon Robert Morrow will bring to Body and Soul two presentations (for the price of one). The first is a short introduction to Humpback Whales. The second is a more in-depth look at “Disappearing”. This is NOT a presentation about your clergy or wardens, but a frank and sometimes funny look at those things that are disappearing in our lives faster than we might realize.



Adopt a Family a Record Success!!! Thank you to all who made this year’s Adopt a Family project so successful this year! We adopted 20 children from 8 families and not a single request went unfulfilled!!! From knitters to bag sewers and those who donated material and money, to shoppers, sorters, and those who fed us made it all happen. The bags just bulged after being packed and double checked by the sorters with all the gifts and the many fabulous stocking stuffers! Even adults were looked after and treated with these! Thanks to those with muscle who got it all down to the depot. Always such a magical way to spend the holidays helping to make sure others have a Merry Christmas as well. The committee thanks you from the bottom of our hearts! Carleon H., Jackie D., Marline S., and Angela R.



COMING EVENTS


January 8 – Epiphany - 10:00am Choral Eucharist


January 15 – Refugee Meeting following the service


January 22 – Holiday House Tour Debrief following the service


January 29 – Servers & Eucharistic Assistant Meeting following the service

- Trivia Night Committee meeting in Parlour following the service.




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