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PARISH NEWS - 12 September 2023




SERVICES AND GATHERINGS THIS WEEK

SUNDAY, Sept 17, 2023 – 10:00 a.m. – Season of Creation (16th Sunday after Pentecost)

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.


Tuesday Evening Prayer 6:15 p.m. All are welcome to pray in the sanctuary on Tuesday evenings from 6:15 to 7:00 pm. The gathering is informal, starting with a short scripture reading then silent or spoken prayers by all. Bring what's on your heart that needs prayer.

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ONGOING EMERGENCY REQUEST for Kenyan Welcome Project and the Indigenous Centre: Many thanks for your generous donations for the Kenyan Refugees. I am delighted to say we took a generous financial donation, a big tub of hygiene supplies and a carload of clothes to All Saint's. Saint James was very generous. The need for men's clothes is ongoing and quite desperate-there is also a need for some women's clothes. If you have men's clothes, feel free to bring them to church on Sunday or contact Lynn via the office 905-627-1424 or stjamesdundas@gmail.com and she can arrange for pick up. pants, tops, sweaters, shirts-belts, hats mitts, scarves, jackets-anything that can be layered are needed.

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September 15th – Turkey Dinner!!

GOBBLE ONE UP!!


Turkey Dinner Tickets available each Sunday after church or through the office. Tickets will also be available after the service on Sunday.

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COMMUNITY DINNERS


Indoor meals at St. James will take place every 4th and 5th Monday.

Doors open at 5:30. Dinner is served at 6pm.


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Five Oaks Women's Weekend

Theme “Your Spiritual Journey"

September 22-24, 2023. Please contact Marline , Mary or Carleon via the office


DEADLINE FOR REGISTRATION IS SEPTEMBER 14



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ORDER YOUR GIFT CARDS FROM ST. JAMES for all those everyday purchases. Everyone benefits! Next Order date: Sunday September 24th for pick-up on Sunday October 1st Order forms are attached – Drop off or email to the church office or give to Isabella on Sunday. St. James has earned $1086.00 from Fundscrip sales so far. Imagine if everyone ordered cards through the church! This year, all profits will support the accessible-door project.



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NEWSLETTER Please send any and all submissions of photos or articles for our upcoming newsletter to Dana via the office stjamesdundas@outlook.com The deadline is Friday, September 15th. Thank you!

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REGISTER TODAY through the office! There are a few spots remaining!

Opening Retreat Sat Oct 21st 9am-4pm

Wednesday evenings Oct 25th to Nov 29th from 7-9pm in-person


Module 2 – Wednesday evenings, Jan – Mar via Zoom

Module 3 – Wednesday evenings, Apr – May in-person

Closing Retreat – date TBD


Revive will take you on an experiential journey of self-reflection, prayer, engaging conversation and spiritual formation that equips participants to become confident spiritual leaders.


Three modules of six sessions each make up Revive with an opening and closing retreat to bookend your experience. Module one - Communicating with God - delves into prayer. Module two - Engaging in Scripture - focuses on scripture meditation. Module three - Called for Ministry - digs deeper into discerning your spiritual gifts.


In order to participate in Revive all that is required is a desire for deeper intimacy with God and a desire to grow spiritually.


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FOOD DONATIONS NEEDED

Hunger does not take a summer vacation. Please remember to bring non-perishable items to church to donate to St. Matthew’s House.

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The Chosen (a dramatic series)


Starting Wednesday, September 13 at 10am. There will be weekly viewings of this Series, We will watch an episode, (each is approx. one hour) and have a discussion about our thoughts and feelings for about 1/2 an hour after each episode.

This story is based on the life and times of Jesus through words from the gospels and through the eyes and lives of the disciples and those who were close to Jesus.


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'Singing out' to future Choir Members


As a follow-up to last Sunday's announcement regarding the resumption of Choir Rehearsals (start back date on Thursday, September 7th at 7:30 pm) we are actively recruiting for new members for all sections of the Choir (SATB). It is said that Augustine, a Catholic Priest, coined the phrase 'those who sing, pray twice'. There is an immediate need for 4 new Sopranos. With regards to the Alto, Tenor, and Bass sections, it would be helpful to be able to read music. There is an urgent need for an increase of 2 Altos, 2 Tenors and 3 Basses. Please remember, those who sing in a Choir always have a parking spot, and sit in some of the best seats in the building. Great comradery from being in a close-knit team of people who love to sing.


If you are interested in joining the Choir, or know of someone who love to sing and is interested in joining the Choir please contact Richard Hansen, Organist and Choir Director at (905)-627-1424 or stjamesdundas@outlook.com

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KNITTING GROUP – Bring your knitting needles, crochet hooks and love of creating in wool to the Parlour every second Wednesday starting September 13th at 1:30 – 3:30 pm. For more information contact Pam via the office 905-627-1424

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Summer Office Hours The office at St. James will be closed on Fridays through the summer up to September 29th.

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COMING EVENTS



Sept 1 – Oct 4 Season of Creation


September 7 Choir resumes: rehearsals weekly at 7:30pm


September 15 Turkey Dinner


September 16 The Chosen: Every Wednesday at 10am we will be showing an episode


September 22-24 Women’s Weekend


September 30 Dundas Studio Tour


September 30 TRC (Truth & Reconciliation Day)


October 1 Sundae Sunday & Blessing of the Backpacks


October 4 Pet Blessing on Front Lawn - 4:00 p.m.


October 15 Steve Bell Concert






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