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PARISH NEWS - 17 January 2022

Updated: Jan 18



SERVICES AND GATHERINGS THIS WEEK

TUESDAYPlease join Peter Wall for a Tuesday morning service of Morning Prayer and Bible Study at 10:00 am

WEDNESDAY – COMPLINE - 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. 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. If you cannot join live, the service is available afterwards on St. James’ Facebook channel.

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


SUNDAY - Until we hear differently, the Sunday service will continue to be on-line at 10.00 a.m. To view the January 23, 2022 Service you'll need to follow the link below.

https://youtu.be/PUsVdHbZd8o

For the service sheet: It will be posted later in the week

A link will be posted every week on Facebook and our website - stjamesdundas.ca


UPDATE FROM THE PAROCHIAL COMMITTEE

The Parish Profile was modified slightly to meet some requested areas of focus by Bishop Susan. It has been submitted (again) to the Diocese and is now posted on the Diocesan website. You will notice that the parish financials are mentioned. Any interested candidate can see our proposed (draft) budget for 2022 and 2023 (required by the Diocese).

The “closing date” for applications is February 3, 2022. The Parochial Committee Chair will be in touch with the parish around that date to indicate where we are in the process.

To prepare for potential interviews and to provide the parish with the opportunity to provide input, a questionnaire will be circulated in the next few days asking for your perspective on the qualities of a new priest that YOU hold highest, and which ones you feel should be a direct responsibility of the priest and which ones should be shared by the priest and individuals in the parish. The questionnaire will take about 20 – 25 minutes to complete; it is simple but does ask you to make significant decisions in terms of qualities that you hold highest for priests. We encourage you to complete the questionnaire (after you get it!) and return it to the church as indicated. This will guarantee your input to the committee. MANY THANKS in advance for taking the time and putting for the effort to assist in the process.

INCOME TAX RECEIPTS … AND MORE

Soon, you will receive your income tax receipt for your donations to the church in 2021.

Accompanying your receipt will be a short form asking you to update your contact information – telephone number(s), especially cell phone number(s), and e-mail address. Of course, this information will be kept for office use only and your participation is voluntary. We had a number of situations in 2021 in which we felt the need to contact people (or their families) quickly … and realized that we did not have the proper information available. If you are comfortable with this, you may also include contact information just in case we have an emergency and need to contact a relative or friend.

PARISH COUNCIL MEETING – TUESDAY, JANUARY 18 – 7.00 P.M.

Parish Council meets via ZOOM … if you are not a member, but would like to sit in, please contact the office for the ZOOM coordinates.

FRIDAY FOOD FAIR

The next proposed date is Friday, February 11th. Calls would be made to place orders between 6 and 8pm Please will you give Jill a call or contact the office if you are able to participate in this venture.

Many thanks for your help,

“JILL” AWARD NOMINATIONS

The Jill Award is presented at Vestry to an adult who has successfully encouraged their tweens or teens to take a role in the church. If you would like to nominate an adult, please contact the church office for the form to submit. The closing date for nominations is February 3, 2022.


AND … A REFLECTION FOR THE WEEK



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