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PARISH NEWS - 15 November 2021

If you cannot attend in person you will also be able to “tune in” and watch, engage and enjoy the service, beginning at 10 a.m. on YouTube. The link is provided on the parish Facebook site and website.


The 45th Holiday House Tour is …… 3 weeks away!!

Please sign up to help if you are able. Please encourage friends and neighbours to buy their tickets. And help us celebrate our 45th and the Christmas Season! Direct any questions to the office 905-627-1424. Tickets sold in the church office, selected outlets and online (see Events tab)


Did you know … every snowflake is different? Well, we have some individual snowflakes for you to collect in the sanctuary. These “snowflakes” will reflect children’s requests and needs as provided by St. Matthews House. We know you will support this wonderful program so well managed by Jackie D., Carleon H. and all their friends who provide assistance at this important time.


Our coffee hour occurs this Thursday on Zoom at 10am. Join us to chat and enjoy one another’s company for an hour. Bring your own coffee!

Meeting ID: 693 269 0932

Use either the link or Zoom ID but you don't need to do both.


Compline is a short service of night prayer, part of the Daily Office or Liturgy of the Hours that has structured the prayer life of the church for many centuries. As we get ready to sleep, this ancient service calls us to rest in God. Like all of the offices, the heart of Compline is the recitation of several psalms. There is a short reading from scripture (usually one or two sentences in length), intercession, and time for reflection. It is a beautiful way to close out an active day. Technology has provided us with the means to share this ancient office. Compline is offered by St. James’ through Facebook as a way to bring the community together. We continue to pray Compline live every Wednesday at 8:30 pm. If you cannot join live, the service is available afterwards on St. James’ Facebook channel. Everyone is invited.


Everyone received a special e-blast from the Parochial Committee last Thursday, outlining the processes related to the small group meetings to get the “temperature” of the parish at this time.

LAST CALL …. Registration will close on Friday the 19th.

The basics …

  • Groups will be limited to 10 participants including the facilitator and note-taker;

  • The meetings will last 1 hour (approximately);

  • You can choose EITHER an in-person meeting at the church (in the parlour) OR a ZOOM format meeting. If you choose a ZOOM format, the ZOOM coordinates will be sent out closer to the date;

  • Please call 905-627-1424 or send an electronic mail to with two possible dates/times from the list below. You will receive a response within 24 hours. First come, first served in terms of dates and times. When time slots are filled in, we will send out a notice. Please provide the name(s) and contact information for those attending.

The dates and times f rom which to choose are as follows:

Saturday, November 201.00 p.m. Church Parlour

Monday, November 227.00 p.m. Church Parlour

Tuesday, November 237.00 p.m. Church Parlour

Thursday, November 251.00 p.m. Church Parlour

Monday, November 224.00 p.m. ZOOM format

Monday, November 297.00 p.m. ZOOM format


Our newsletter, [HAPPENINGS] so beautifully put together by our Honorary Assistant, Peter D., is getting ready for its next edition for Advent and Epiphany. If you have submissions, please forward to DEADLINE IS TODAY - NOVEMBER 15.


Dozens of pairs of boots and coats have been delivered to the Wesley Day Centre for those in need. MANY thanks to those who have responded…keep it going….more are needed! Bins for coats and boots are located near the doors to the church from the parking lot.

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