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PARISH NEWS- 16 MAY 2023




SERVICES AND GATHERINGS THIS WEEK

SUNDAY, May 21, 2023 – 10:00 a.m. 7th Sunday of Easter and Ascension Sunday We hope to see you in person. 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: stjamesdundas.ca or the St. James Facebook page.


WEDNESDAY – COMPLINE – 8.30 p.m. 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.




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ALTAR FLOWERS

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 since we deliver flowers from the altar to them.

Please consider providing flowers at an upcoming service over the next few months. Now that we are in the season of gardening some of these flowers could be flowers from your garden! For more information, please contact Nina M. via the office 905-627-1424 or stjamesdundas@outlook.com


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Mission to Seafarers: Call for Volunteers

Are you looking for a chance to meet and assist working people from around the world who visit Hamilton on a short-term basis? The Mission to Seafarers of Southern Ontario is looking for volunteers to serve at their Hamilton Station, most days and evenings during the week. Positions include:

  • Ship visitor: Visit the ships in the Port of Hamilton to greet seafarers on their arrival, and assess their needs for local assistance and service.

  • Mission hosts: Staff the mission recreation centre on Burlington Street East, and offer a friendly welcome and hospitality to those who visit.

  • Drivers: Offer transportation to local points of interest in the Hamilton and Burlington areas from the piers at the Port of Hamilton in a Mission-owned van. Applicants must have a valid G license.

Our current opening times are 5-9pm each day, but the Mission is looking to extend our hours beyond those times so that they would work to make other time periods available during the day to suit volunteer availability. All applicants must complete a Vulnerable Sector Police Check, at the Mission’s expense. For further details and to apply please contact Pastor Dan Phannenhour at: dan.phannenhour@gmail.com _____________________________________________________________________________________________________

Urge Senators to Support Bill C-226 On March 29, Bill C-226, the National Strategy on Environmental Racism and Environmental Justice Act, passed in the House of Commons. KAIROS Canada celebrated this milestone with other civil society organizations. Thank you to everyone who sent a letter to their MP or called them to get this bill passed in the lower chamber. We now turn our eyes to the Senate and urge swift passage of Bill C-226 into law. Sign the letter to senators and invite others to sign too. If Bill C-226 becomes law, it will be an effective tool for addressing environmental racism in Indigenous, Black, and other racialized communities across Canada. It will require the government to examine the links between racialization, socio-economic status and environmental risk, and develop Canada’s first national strategy on environmental racism and environmental justice. Learn more about Bill C-226.



Fiercely Loved: God's Got You!


Bishop Susan Bell invites you to mark your calendars and spread the word about this upcoming worship experience celebrating Pride in the 2SLGBTQIA+ community on Sunday, June 11 beginning at 4:00pm at Christ’s Church Cathedral. Preaching this year will be The Reverend Leighton Lee, Rector of St. Mark’s, Niagara-on-the-Lake. This is an all-ages celebration! For participants travelling with children, there will be a children’s craft corner beginning at 3:30pm and continuing through the service; materials supplied. The service will also be live-streamed through the diocesan YouTube channel. We hope you'll join the bishop and a whole host of diverse voices from around our diocese to lift up our prayers as we celebrate!

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Spring Cleaning

Various baking dishes will be left on a table in the Narthex. If you see a dish that you would like, please feel free to take it. All unclaimed dishes will be sent on to the Garage Sale.


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HOLD THE DATE!


Saturday June 17, 2023 PWRDF WORKSHOP: MAPPING THE GROUND WE STAND ON

facilitated by PWRDF Representatives: Greg Smith and Cheryl Marek

Registration and details coming soon!


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COMING EVENTS


May 21st Ascension Sunday

May 28th PENTECOST Sunday (wear bright colours today!) May 28th Parish Council – following the service (after cake!)

Jun 17th PWRDF Workshop: Mapping the Ground We Stand On





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