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PARISH NEWS - 14 March 2021



HOLY WEEK AND EASTER AT SAINT JAMES

Following the drama of the Holy Week story is part of the practice of our Christian faith.

Our services for Holy Week this year will all be online:

  • Palm Sunday 9.30am

  • Holy Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday, Compline at 8.30pm

  • Maundy Thursday, 7pm

  • Good Friday, 9.30am

  • Easter Sunday, 9.30am (including the blessing of the paschal candle).

  • Look out for a special children’s ‘Easter Prayer ground’ lesson coming in Holy Week.

GIVING

We are so grateful for all those who give so generously to support our church community, especially through these difficult and distant months. There is now a whole page on our website which will tell us how we can give financially, including a new ‘donate’ button to give via credit card, find out more here: https://www.stjamesdundas.ca/giving

A QUICK ROOF UPDATE

Some of you may be aware that in recent weeks we have experienced further problems with our church roof. As well as a number of leaks which we were planning to address, it became clear that the vents in the roof had been damaged and squirrels were moving into our building. As part of the work to remedy both problems the vents are being replaced with metal in place of plastic and pest control have been installing exit-only barriers. More work is due in the coming weeks.

BASKETS?

Our fundraising team are using this time to prepare for future events. We are in need of baskets that can be used for displays /gifts etc. Please leave any you are able to donate at the parking lot door to the church.

WINTER COAT THANKS

A huge thank you to everyone who donated winter coats and boots to our appeal over the last 4 months. Hundreds of coats (at least 400!) were distributed through Saint Matthew’s House and Wesley Urban Ministries. Thanks especially to Betty Eagan and Anne Washington for organizing this appeal.

PODCAST

You can hear this week’s podcast here:

https://soundcloud.com/saint-james-455444660/podcast-14th-march-2021

ZOOM COFFEE HOUR

Join us on Thursday morning at 10am for our weekly ‘coffee hour’ – a chance to share time and fellowship with one another.

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87148814827?pwd=SlU4VDFudVZQM3g1ZWdzMGtzMy94Zz09

Meeting ID: 871 4881 4827

Passcode: 448066

READING THE BIBLE:

For those who wish to keep a 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 15th March John 4.43-54

Tuesday John 5.1-18

Wednesday John 5.19-30

Thursday John 5.31-47

Friday Luke 2.41-52

Saturday John 7.40-53

Sunday John. 12.20-33

PRAYER OF THE WEEK

We beseech thee, Master, to be our helper and protector. Save the afflicted among us; have mercy on the lowly; raise up the fallen; appear to the needy; heal the ungodly; restore the wanderers of thy people; feed the hungry; ransom our prisoners; raise up the sick; comfort the faint-hearted.

(Clement of Rome, 1st Century)

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