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Week Beginning 2nd February 2020


Sunday 9th February 2020

5th Sunday after Epiphany

Readings: Isaiah 58.1-9a, Matthew 5.13-20




A huge thank you to those who turned out on Saturday morning to our ‘Maintenance Morning’. There’s still lots to do and there will be another maintenance morning in a few weeks time.


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.


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.

Lent 2020

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 10am or 7pm.

- 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.

DEADLINE FOR NEWSLETTER is February 15th. Please send all submissions to Peter Davison or the office

SAINT JAMES YOUTH GROUP – We have started a new youth group that meets the first

Sunday of the month from 4-6pm. On February 16th from 4-6pm the youth will be painting the new Youth Room. Please pray for the youth and leaders participating in this group and that it grows and becomes an intrinsic part of our church community.


Our Annual Pancake supper is on Tuesday 25th February 5pm- 6.30pm. Tickets are $8 Adults, $6 Children under 10 and $24 for a family of four (with two children). We still need volunteers in the kitchen to prepare and clean up, sign up in the Narthex or speak to Jill R. Please invite friends and family far and wide to join us!

NEW ART EXHIBIT for the month of February by Dundas artists Debra Carson and Mary Pat Fuchs. Come and enjoy there artwork!

BODY AND SOUL – Feb 11 – Bob Morrow Slide Show; Feb 18 – topic: Movie “ Doctrine of

Discovery” Part 2 - presented by Deirdre Pike. NOTE TIME CHANGE: This will start at 10:30 am. in order to watch the movie and have a discussion.

HELEN MARY MURPHY We are sad to announce the death of Helen Mary Murphy in

Ottawa on January 27th in her 104th year. She was a faithful parishioner of St. James Dundas and was a founding member of the St. James’ WA and a life member of the Altar Guild. She was a world traveler and avid reader who may well hold the record at the CNIB library for the most books read after age 96. Last count was 656. For more information, tributes, condolences and donations 613-233-1143

TRUTH AND RECONCILIATION - Friends & Neighbors of SAVE THE EVIDENCE cordially invite you to the closing presentation of their fourth season of lectures. The goal of the lecture series has been to educate people about, and to promote a community dialog about, the former Mohawk Institute Indian Residential School; and to raise funds for Woodland Cultural Center's ongoing Save the Evidence campaign. We are pleased to welcome you on March 24th, 2020 at the Sanderson Centre for an informative and fascinating talk by acclaimed journalist and author Tanya Talaga, as she discusses "Rights Before Reconciliation". This lecture is FREE to attend, however, registration is required, and you must print your own tickets. See the Sanderson Centre

LENTEN ORGAN RECITAL SERIES begin Tuesday, March 3rd at 12:15 and there will be a recital every Tuesday until March 31. Christopher Dawes will be the first artist.

WE ARE LOOKING FOR IDEAS on how to dispose of leftovers from the Garage Sale this year. The people who have done this for us in the past are no longer able to help us out. Please convey any ideas to either Carleon or Jill.


Mike Deed will be away from Wednesday 5th Feb to Wed 12th Feb inclusive. During this time, Rev. Canon Peter Davison will be on call for emergencies only.


Be thou a bright flame before me

Be thou a guiding star above me,

Be thou a smooth path below me,

Be thou a kindly shepherd behind me,

Today, tonight and for ever. Amen.

St Columba

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Aug 17, 2021

Great read thankyou

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