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PARISH NEWS - 14 - february 2024





SUNDAY, February 18, 2024 – 10:00 a.m. – 1st Sunday in Lent

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: or the St. James

Facebook page.



WEDNESDAY – COMPLINE 9:15 p.m. Note the time change for two more weeks! 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 - Now on Zoom! 


For the duration of the winter, the Tuesday evening prayer group will meet online via Zoom.  If you would like to join, please email the office on Tuesdays by 4:00pm at  to receive the Zoom meeting link.  The meeting is a combination of prayer and discussion of a passage from scripture.



Day of Prayer & Fasting for Israel/Gaza & Ukraine

Location: ON

Date: February 16, 2024

Call for a day of prayer and fasting for Israel/Gaza and Ukraine

In a joint letter, Archbishop Linda Nicholls, along with Bishop Susan Johnson of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada, has called for a day of prayer and fasting on February 16, 2024. This is an opportunity to collectively list our voices and hearts united in prayer, centred around the continued violence in Ukraine, as well as in Israel and Gaza, trusting that God is listening, acting, and present with all who are suffering or feel powerless.


You may choose to fast from food or from social media, computer time, music, television or whatever is appropriate for you. During the day, whenever your heart remembers or at times you designate, you stop and pray. You may use the prayers provided or simply cry from your heart to God about the situations in Israel/Palestine/Gaza and Ukraine. You may gather with friends, family or church members.

To conclude the day, join Bishop Susan Johnson and Primate Linda Nicholls on Friday, February 16, at 7 p.m. EST for a 30-minute prayer service on Facebook.




Grateful thanks to everyone who pitched in to help with the Pancake Supper and those who participated - be it furniture movers, pancake flippers, washer uppers, table setters,  sausage servers, fruit salad makers, general helpers and pancake eaters. It was a very enjoyable evening!




KNITTING GROUP – Bring your knitting needles, crochet hooks and love of creating in wool to the Parlour every second Wednesday from 1:30 – 3:30 pm. Next knitting day is February 21st.





The Chosen – Season 2  begins again on WEDNESDAYS in MARCH at 10am.


There will be weekly viewings of this Series. We will watch an episode, (each is approx. one hour) and discuss 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.

For more information please contact the office 905-627-1424 or


An easy way to support St. James is to purchase

Gift cards through the church!

The next order date: March 17th



MONDAY AFTERNOON GAMES – First and third Monday of the month from 1.30-4pm, in the Parlour.  Next game day February 19th. Everyone is invited to participate, ladies or gentlemen. 



Lent Devotions Book and Lent Book Study!


‘Devotions For Those Who Don’t Do Devotions’

A few copies of this wonderful book of Lenten devotions is available from the church office for $15.00.  Use it on your own or join the Tuesday evening prayer group on Zoom during Lent.


‘Being Disciples’ by Rowan Williams will be used for the

 Lenten Book Study for three Sundays in March.

March 3, 10, 17th.

Get a copy from your local bookseller and join us in the parlour after Sunday service. 




13th Annual Community Winter Coat and Boot Drive


Expanded to include blankets and sleeping bags until MARCH 2024.

Please place clothing in the containers by the parking lot door of the church.

Items go to churches and agencies in Hamilton where they can be easily accessed by people who need them. 

Please keep those winter coats, boots, blankets and sleeping bags coming in! 

Since late October, approximately 150 coats and lots of the other items and more, have been delivered to social service agencies in Hamilton.  Thank you.


Popcorn, and chocolate bars

will be available for purchase after the service

on Sunday February 18th!




February 14                          Ash Wednesday 7pm


February 16                          Day of Prayer and Fasting for Israel/Palestine/Gaza and Ukraine


February 18                          Arabic Bake Sale


February 20                          Lenten Organ Recital 12:15pm

                                                Pre-Vestry - 7:30pm


February 25                          Vestry – immediately following the service

                                                Birthday Cake Sunday


February 27                          Lenten Organ Recital 12:15pm


March       1                           World Day of Prayer at Highland Hills Faith Community 2pm


March       3                           Book Study in the Parlour 11:30-12:30



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