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PARISH NEWS - 15 November 2022


SUNDAY, November 13, 2022 – 10.00 a.m. Choral Eucharist with Children’s Program. We hope to see you in person, but 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 – 8:30pm. 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.


Giving altar flowers for a Sunday service is a special way to remember a loved one, give thanks for the blessings in your life, and brighten the lives of “shut-ins” and parishioners who are unwell.

Please consider providing flowers at an upcoming service over the next few months. For more information, please contact the office 905-627-1424 or


If you have suitable men’s clothing to donate, please place in the box outside the church by November 20th. Further information can be obtained from Sue C. or Terese H. via the office 905-627-1424 or


The KNITTING GROUP has started up AGAIN every second Wednesday at 1.30 in the Parlour. The next gathering is WEDNESDAY, November 16th. If you would like to learn, of would like some fellowship, or would like to join with the knitters for the most obvious reason – to knit – please contact Pam D. via the office 905-627-1424 or

2023 Birds of Ontario Calendars

Dave Archbell is now taking orders for his 2023 Birds of Ontario calendars. The 2022 version was a smash success; everyone was in awe of the professionalism that Dave has acquired in the last few years in terms of his photographic expertise. A portion of the funds raised (after costs to produce) will go to the Jean Archbell Memorial Fund which was set up to assist refugees coming to Canada, particularly from troubled areas in “the Middle East”. The calendar is the same “style” as last year – 8 ½’ x 11” with small numbers in the day boxes to allow for appointments and notes.

Calendars are $25 and will be available in mid-November. Please etransfer the funds directly to Dave Archbell using Don’t forget to include your name and address in the message box.

ADOPT A FAMILY The tree is up in the Narthex! As you are able, please take a card from the tree or a donation envelope from the table beside the tree and return it by December 4th! This year, St. Matthew’s House suggests a food voucher for each family in the amount of $150 to $200. Colourful bags are made from donated material to use for the gifts. These are taken directly to St. Matthews House drop off center. Stocking stuffers are also included in the Christmas bags. Items currently required include: *Cloth to make the Christmas bags. *Volunteers to make the Christmas bags. *Stocking stuffers *Donations toward food vouchers You can also read the posted St. Matthews house flyer in the narthex explaining other ways to help working directly with agency For more information please contact Jackie D. or Carleon H. via the office 905-627-1424 or


We already have some coats in the stage area … and some blankets … but many more are needed once the cold weather gets here.

The 46th 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. Help us celebrate our 46th and the Christmas Season! Direct any questions to the office,

905-627-1424 or

Please share the Holiday House Tour postings on Facebook.

YOUTH SYNOD - Location: Christ’s Church Cathedral: 252 James St. North Hamilton Social Justice topic: Human Trafficking Lunch: Pizza lunch and snacks provided. Youth Synod is an annual event that gathers youth from across the diocese aged 13-21

To Register: Please complete a registration form which you can get from the office or the bulletin board or RSVP. Cost: There is no cost for Youth Synod this year, however a donation to children, youth, and family ministry is much appreciated to help sustain the programs, resources, and offerings. To donate please visit: and select Ignite: Children, Youth, and Family Ministry.


November 27th at 4pm – Celebration of New Ministry Covenanting Service at St. James. Please mark your calendars and plan to attend this covenanting service followed by a light reception in the Dundas Room. Your prayers and presence are greatly appreciated!

Tuesdays in Advent: Organ Recital Series -Nov. 29, Dec 6, 13 and 20 from 12:15 to 12:50. A recital every Tuesday in Advent. Admission $8. Treat yourself to inspirational music by gifted musicians over lunchtime.

Wednesdays in Advent: November 30, December 7, 14, 21 from 7-8pm

Advent Quiet Service in the Sanctuary/Narthex

A time to pause, nurture your relationship with God, reflect and pray together.

December 3rd – Holiday House Tour

December 4th at 6:30pm – Community Advent Prayer Walk in the Dundas Driving Park sponsored by the ADC (Association of Dundas Churches). A re-telling of the Christmas story, songs, prayers, refreshments and fun. Please plan to attend!

December 18 – Christmas Pageant – more information will be forthcoming.

December 24 - Christmas Eve – There will be two services:

4.00 p.m. – An interactive Eucharist service with young children in mind

9.00 p.m. – A traditional Christmas Service with Choral Eucharist

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