Week Beginning 19th January 2020
THIS COMING SUNDAY AT SAINT JAMES:
Sunday 26th January 2020
3rd After Epiphany
Readings: Isaiah 9.1-4, Matthew 10.16-22
BCP EUCHARIST, 8:30 am
PARISH EUCHARIST, 10:30am
Thank you to everyone who braved the snow last Saturday to give thanks for the life of Irene Bailey, long time member of this parish and our Parish Administrator in the 1970’s. A special thank you to our hospitality team and everyone who helped.
WEEK OF PRAYER FOR CHRISTIAN UNITY
There will be a special service hosted by the Association of Dundas Churches THIS Wednesday 22nd January 2020 at 7pm at Dundas Baptist Church; a night where we celebrate the unity of our faith and our fellowship with Christians from many traditions. Please come if you are able.
ANNUAL VESTRY MEETING
The Annual Vestry meeting will take place on Sunday 23rd February 2020 following a SINGLE SERVICE at 9.30am. There is a nomination sheet for Parish Council and corporation in the Narthex. All nominations and any motions for consideration must be passed to the chair (Mike) prior to the start of the meeting. Please let the office know if you would like the vestry report emailed to you. This saves paper and toner!
MAINTENANCE MORNING 2
Last week a host of volunteers turned out to help us begin renewing our space. Projects were started and need completing. Please join us on Saturday 1st February 2020 8am-12noon to continue, primarily painting our Ramp area and the children’s ministry room. There will be other jobs for those not ‘paint-inclined’. Looking forward to seeing you there!
Every week after the 1030am service we enjoy coffee and refreshments in the Dundas Room. However, it is often the same people left behind to clean up after us. There is now a sign-up sheet in the corridor outside the Dunas room for volunteers to sign up to help. Please step up, even once every few months helps! Speak to Jill for more information.
THE JILL AWARD
The ‘Jill Award’ is given annually to a volunteer who exemplifies the spirit of volunteerism at Saint James Church, particularly those who encourage the next generation of volunteers. The qualities in such a volunteer would include accountability, inclusivity, a passion for helping others, dependability and commitment. Nominations are open from December 1st – January 31st. Nomination forms are available from the welcome centre in the Narthex. The Jill award will be presented at the annual vestry meeting of Saint James Church
The completed form should be submitted directly to the Rector.
NEW ART EXHIBIT for the month of January by Hamilton artist and art educator Alex Borghesan. Opening reception will be this Sunday, January 12 from 12:30 - 2:30 p.m. Come and see his innovative artwork that uses natural sources found in the Hamilton area for pigment to colour his pictures.
BODY AND SOUL - Tuesdays 10 am – 11:30 am. Jan 28– “Music Man” John Nichols, Feb 4th – Deirdre Pike: Doctrine of Discovery. (Please arrive at 10 am on Feb 4 since we will be watching a movie and discussing it afterwards)
WOMEN’S DINNER – Thank You
On behalf of all the women that attended the Dinner last Friday, thank you for the wonderful evening. It would not be possible without so many dear hands lovingly setting-up, preparing, serving and cleaning up. It was magnificent and memorable – delicious food for the stomach and soul.
GOOD FOOD BOX
Just a reminder that it is GFB pick up this coming Friday 24th.
ASSOCIATION OF DUNDAS CHURCHES regular monthly meetings are open. Next gathering is on Thursday January 23rd at Christ Church Flamborough at 7 pm. Want to find out more? Contact Rev. Mike, Norma C. or Anne W. reps for St. James Church.
As we prepare for Lent 2020, some info for your schedule:
Ash Wednesday: February 26th, 2020, join us for a service to begin the journey of Lent at either 10 am or 7 pm.
The Bishop’s Lent Book for 2020 is ‘Inspired’ by Rachel Held Evans. Copies of the book are available from the Parish Office or after Sunday services priced $17.
On Sundays during Lent we will have a sermon series entitled ‘Why Jesus’ and we’ll be looking for volunteers at the end of Lent to share some very brief words on camera on what Jesus means to them. If you are willing to volunteer, please let Mike Deed know.
At the Easter Vigil we will bless and dedicate a new Paschal Candle for the year 2020. If you would like to make a donation towards the cost of the candle (approx. $200) please put your money in an envelope clearly marked ‘Paschal Candle’ and pass it to the parish office. Much like Christmas flowers we will publish a list of thanksgivings in the Easter bulletin.
Mike Deed will be away from Wednesday 5th Feb to Wed 12th Feb inclusive. If you require anything from Mike, before he goes, please give plenty of notice. During this time, Rev. Canon Peter Davison will be on call for emergencies only.
PRAYER OF THE WEEK
A Prayer For Today
Lord, May all that we do this day, from morning until night, begin with your inspiration, and continue with your powerful help. May our work this day be rooted in love and mercy, that we might love you, and love our neighbors, as perfectly as you love us. We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen
By David Bennett