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PARISH NEWS - 18 April 2021

EARTH WEEK APRIL 19-25


PODCAST FOR EARTH SUNDAY

This week’s podcast is a reflection from our Environmental Justice Coordinator at Saint James, Carleon Hardie. Don’t miss it.

https://soundcloud.com/saint-james-455444660/earth-sunday

INTERNATIONAL EARTH DAY

This Thursday (22nd) is Earth day. if anyone – especially families- want to learn more about plastic use there is a webinar at 6.30 p.m:

https://observerxtra.com/2021/04/15/ecoboosters-to-host-earth-day-webinar/?fbclid=IwAR0gd9bhkgog1UWvHmVECigyv9-soAo_79v_a1dJNuxnvIwcktr8coM9kMU

EASTER NOVELTIES FUNDRAISER

A huge thanks to everyone who supported our Easter Novelties Fundraiser.

FLOWER SALE FUNDRAISER

Last week we launched our flower fundraiser and we were sold out in 24 hours! A huge thanks to Frank, Barry, Jill and Anne for their work.

ZOOM COFFEE HOUR

Coffee hour is a time each week to connect with one another, to chat, offer support, share stories and be together as God’s church in friendship. All are welcome to join us via Zoom:

St. James Coffee Hour

Time: Apr 22, 2021 10:00 AM America/Toronto

Join Zoom Meeting

https://zoom.us/j/95580399816?pwd=ZHpUQ09TZFk1VzhrTXRxSndoMjNBUT09

Meeting ID: 955 8039 9816

Passcode: 118984

A NOTE ABOUT GIVING Thank you to everyone who continues to give financially to Saint James through these long months and uncertain times. It is important to remember, when giving online, that in the ‘note’ section of an e-transfer or credit card payment to put your name and PURPOSE of your donation (ticket, givings, auction etc.) so that the money is correctly allocated and those needing a reply (e.g. ticket) receive it. Please also note that giving via credit card, while available on the giving page of our website, is subject to a fee of 10%-15%, so the church doesn’t receive your whole donation; e-transfer is always preferred.

Find more information on giving here: https://www.stjamesdundas.ca/giving

READING THE BIBLE:

For those who wish to keep a pattern of daily Bible readings and reflections, the Bible readings for this coming week are below. The suggested readings are the Gospel reading appointed in the daily lectionary for the celebration of the Eucharist. This week:

Monday 19th April John 6.22-29

Tuesday John 6.30-35

Wednesday Matthew 11.25-30 (Saint Anselm)

Thursday John 6.44-51

Friday Mark 8.34-38 (Saint George)

Saturday Mark 10.34-39 (Martyrs of the 20th Century)

Sunday John 10.11-18 (Vocations Sunday)

PRAYER OF THE WEEK

The Praises of God

You are holy Lord God who does wonderful things.

You are strong. You are great. You are the most high.

You are the almighty king. You holy Father, King of heaven and earth.

You are three and one, the Lord God of gods;

You are the good, all good, the highest good,

Lord God, living and true.

You are love, charity,; You are wisdom, You are humility,

You are patience, You are beauty, You are meekness,

You are security, You are rest,

You are gladness and joy, You are our hope, You are justice,

You are moderation, You are all our riches to sufficiency.

You are beauty, You are meekness,

You are the protector, You are our custodian and defender,

You are strength, You are refreshment.

You are our hope, You are our faith, You are our charity,

You are all our sweetness, You are our eternal life:

Great and wonderful Lord, Almighty God, Merciful saviour.

(by Saint Francis of Assisi)

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