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PARISH NEWS - 18 January 2024




 

SERVICES AND GATHERINGS THIS WEEK

SUNDAY, January 21, 2024 – 10:00 a.m. – Third Sunday after Epiphany

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 – 9:15 p.m. Note the time change for the next 6 weeks!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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OFFICE HOURS

 

The office is open Tuesday to Friday from 10am – 2pm

 

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Tuesday Evening Prayer 6:15 p.m. 

All are welcome to pray in the sanctuary on Tuesday evenings from 6:15 to 7:00 pm. The gathering is informal, starting with a short scripture reading then silent or spoken prayers by all. Bring what's on your heart that needs prayer.  

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KNITTING GROUP – Bring your knitting needles, crochet hooks and love of creating in wool to the Parlour every second Wednesday from 1:30 – 3:30 pm. For more information contact Pam Daniels   

905-536-3438

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Have you ever considered serving on Parish Council?!  See the attached volunteer job description or speak with a parish council member if you are curious. 

YOU can make a difference here!

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MONDAY AFTERNOON GAMES – First and third Monday of the month from 1.30-4pm, in the Parlour. Next game day February 5th. Everyone is invited to participate, ladies or gentlemen.

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The Chosen – Season 2 (a dramatic series) on break until February

 

Wednesdays at 10am. There will be weekly viewings of this Series. We will watch an episode, (each is approx. one hour) and discuss our thoughts and feelings for about 1/2 an hour after each episode. This story is based on the life and times of Jesus through words from the gospels and through the eyes and lives of the disciples and those who were close to Jesus.

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Holiday Hope 2024! Planning Ahead

 

Please bring in used Christmas cards for the next Holiday Hope in December 2024. There will be a marked shoe box by the name tags in the Narthex.

 

Fabric, sewers and ribbon/rope are also needed at this time.

 

With gratitude from the Holiday Hope Team

 

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St. James has been blessed with a large number of newcomers in the New Year.  Some parishioners have gotten to know the East Africans through various volunteer opportunities. The East Africans have said the church is wonderful and they feel very welcomed. A new family of four has also recently joined us for worship.  To welcome newcomers and get to know each other better, St. James will host a potluck lunch after church on the 28th of January. 


This will give all of us some time to mingle and get to know each other better. To help with learning names, you are strongly encouraged to wear your name tags. 

 

Each Sunday there will be a table in the corner of the Dundas room where people who have clothes, blankets, or household items to donate can bring them to the back table for the newcomers. The blankets brought last Sunday were gratefully appreciated.

 

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Thank you to everyone who supported St. James through the Fundscrip gift card program.

 

The next order date is February 4th.

 

 

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Association of Dundas Churches (ADC)

The ADC has been in existence for over 50 years providing spiritual care and support for the needs of the community. They collaborate with various community groups to bring many needed programmes into Dundas (such as Meals on Wheels, Dundas Food Bank, Ellen Osler Home, Dundas Community Services, EcoWHam and others). Each church provides 2 representatives. you are interested in being an ADC representative, please speak to Leslie.  

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13th Annual Community Winter Coat and Boot Drive

 

Expanded to include blankets and sleeping bags until MARCH 2024.

Please place clothing in the containers by the parking lot door of the church.

Items go to churches and agencies in Hamilton where they can be easily accessed by people who need them. 


Please keep those winter coats, boots, blankets and sleeping bags coming in! 

Since late October, approximately 150 coats and lots of the other items and more, have been delivered to social service agencies in Hamilton.  Thank you.

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If you missed receiving the liturgy and chalk for ‘chalking the door’ on Jan 7th there are still a few left in the office. Pick up between 10-2pm.

 

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COMING EVENTS

 

January 21                            Arabic Bake Sale

 

January 28                            Birthday Cake Sunday & Newcomers Potluck lunch

 

February 11                          Church Bake Sale

 

February 13                          Pancake Supper 5-7pm

 

February 14                          Ash Wednesday

 

February 18                          Arabic Bake Sale

 

February 20                          Pre-Vestry - 7:30pm

 

February 25                          Vestry – immediately following the service

                                                Birthday Cake Sunday

 

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