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PARISH NEWS - 16 May 2022



SERVICES AND GATHERINGS THIS WEEK

SUNDAY – Service is at 10 am. If you are unable to attend the service is live streamed. Links to the service and order of service are on our website stjamesdundas.ca and our Facebook page.


WEDNESDAY – COMPLINE - 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 as a way to bring the community together. If you cannot join live, the service is available afterwards on St. James’ Facebook channel.

THURSDAY – Coffee Hour has now been transferred to Sunday after the regular service. Anyone still there after an hour gets a special privilege.



THE PRAYERGROUND


Check out the May 2022 Prayerground video. Follow this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iUJjCvu0P98



CAN YOU HELP? WE WILL TRAIN


If a whole bunch/cluster/horde/team/crew/gang of people signed up for a Sunday set up and clean up of coffee hour, it would sure make it easy for the rest of us. Please sign up in the Narthex, or give Nyle a call at the church office to “reserve your spot”. You can choose to SET UP …. CLEAN UP … or BOTH.



COMING EVENTS


The Missional Committee will be meeting tomorrow to bring forth some recommendations to the Corporation, Parish Council and the parish regarding this initiative.


Jazz Vespers is at St. Paul’s on the 22nd of May – check to see if there are any tickets available (limited numbers)


St. James Parish Council will be meeting on Wednesday the 25th of May at 7.00 p.m. Agenda and ZOOM coordinates will be published next Tuesday in the e-blast; anyone can attend …. So, if you want to be involved and are not currently a member of Parish Council, please contact Robert M. for the agenda and ZOOM coordinates via the office 905-627-1424 or stjamesdundas@outlook.com


East Coast Party – coming up very quickly – looking like a GREAT event. Tickets available from Maureen A. … or from the Church Office.




GARDENING ASSISTANCE AND FELLOWSHIP OPPORTUNITY


Do you like gardening, are you interested in learning about gardening? 🌿 Do you have spare plants you would like to donate? 🪴 We have lots of gardens at St. James that need your tender loving care. If you can spare any amount of time volunteering with clean up, weeding and maintaining our gardens your help would be greatly appreciated. Starting on June 4th. at 9:00 am and the first Saturday of each month until the fall we will need your help. Thank you to all of the volunteers who have helped in the past, we hope to see you helping out once again. If you can help or have any spare plants please get in touch with either Barry S. or Terese H. for additional information (via the office 905-627-1424 or stjamesdundas@outlook.com). Remember to wear sunscreen🧴, a hat 🧢 and gloves 🧤.



FLOWERS FOR THE ALTAR


Now that the church is back to in-person services, we are resuming having flowers placed on the altar in memory of/thanksgiving for someone. Contact the office 905-627-1424 or stjamesdundas@outlook.com



THE BLESSING OF “EMERGING ANGEL”


Canon Peter Davison blessed the gorgeous sculpture created by Wayne Allan and donated to St. James by Sheila Russell. The name for the sculpture was created through a request to parishioners and the one chosen was “Emerging Angel”, submitted by our own Sue P. The sculpture will be situated in the baptistery.


A SMILE OR TWO… or more …. FOR THE DAY


A quote from Billy Graham….

The Lord answers my prayers everywhere …. Except on the golf course.


And, since it is golf weather, a great line from Jack Benny – Give me golf clubs, fresh air and a beautiful partner and you can keep the clubs and the fresh air.


Why do people use big words just to make themselves sound perspicacious?



A VERY SUCCESSFUL PLANT SALE


On Saturday, individuals picked up the plants that they had ordered in advance. Many thanks to Barry, Frank, Terese, Anne, Peter, Beth, Luke and Auntie Jill for their assistance.


Next plant sale??? The fall mums!


























ANOTHER WALKING TOUR – THIS TIME AT THE GROVE CEMETERY!




JUNE 4th at 10am


















THE JUNE PROVINCIAL ELECTION APPROACHETH……


Find out about your local candidates for election


"ALL CANDIDATES MEETING" for the Riding of Hamilton West, Ancaster, Dundas.

Thursday May 19th at 7pm

Dundas Baptist Church 201 Governors Road, doors open at 6.30pm.

Or view on You tube https://youtu.be/lt0yv5QToXQ

More info Call 905-627-4498

Wearing of masks is required, Thank You



AND… A REFLECTION …. FOR THE WEEK


Adapted from the Parish Mission Action Plan Process document ….


Why is the diocese focusing on being missional?


Research shows that churches who have a missional focus [more about that later] are growing faith communities. These communities are marked by:


  • People readily sharing their stories of how God’s unconditional love and the Way of Jesus has transformed them;

  • An openness to hospitality that embraces and upholds seekers, questioners, neighbours and strangers in language they understand;

  • “porous” walls that facilitate the flow of parishioners out into the world … and … community members are drawn into the church to experience a sense of belonging and affirmation … sharing strengths and gifts, and a recognition of and respect for the image of God in everyone;

  • Spiritual practices that ground risk taking and trust sharing in response to the voice of the Spirit;

  • Stewardship of space, place, gifts and treasures … and the responsibilities of car that accompany these gifts;

  • Intentional and diverse pathways that invite and enable people into a deeper relationship with Jesus and with God through which people become their most authentic selves, deeply immerse in God’s fullness of life.


You can find out more about upcoming events at

Saint James on our website: www.stjamesdundas.ca


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