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PARISH NEWS- 2 November 2022


SUNDAY, November 6, 2022 – 10.00 a.m. Remembrance Day Service. Choral Eucharist with Children’s Program. We hope to see you in person, but 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: or visit the St. James Facebook page.

WEDNESDAY – COMPLINE - 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 page.

Parish Office Hours Monday closed Tuesday 9am-4pm Wednesday 9am -4pm Thursday 9am-noon Friday 9am-noon


Canadian Church Calendars are now available for 2023 – and they are a great deal … They will be available in the Narthex on Sundays. And, speaking of Christmas, please consider these very reasonable items ($5.00) as a stocking stuffer or gift for someone.


Dave Archbell is taking orders for his 2023 Birds of Ontario calendars. The 2022 version was a smash success; everyone was in awe of the professionalism that Dave has acquired in the last few years in terms of his photographic expertise. A portion of the funds raised will support the Jean Archbell Memorial Fund which was set up to assist with refugee settlement in Canada. The calendar is the same “style” as last year – 8 ½’ x 11” with small numbers in the day boxes to allow for appointments and notes.

Calendars are $25 and will be available in mid-November. Please e-transfer the funds directly to Dave Archbell using Don’t forget to include your name and address in the message box.

ADOPT A FAMILY 22 years of support! St. James will again participate in the adopt-a-Family project through St. Matthew’s House. It is a blessing to be in a position to help facilitate a meaningful Christmas for 7 families this year. The congregation at St. James has always committed to this project with enthusiasm and generosity making it a loving Christmas tradition. Items currently required include: *Christmas cards for the children's requests *Cloth to make the Christmas bags. *Volunteers to make the Christmas bags. *Stocking stuffers For more information please contact Jackie D or Carleon H. via the office 905-627-1424


Suitable men’s clothing is being collected to support the dedicated workers who ensure our supply chain functions and we receive the goods we order on-line. Please place items in the box outside the church by November 20th. Further information can be obtained from Sue C. or Terese H. via the office 905-627-1424



First, to Martin P. who, quietly, behind the scenes, … has done a marvelous job in painting some of the key areas - offices in particular … and, coming up, a freshening of the ladies washroom, ready for the Holiday House Tour. Many thanks, Martin … especially from those of us who dread painting walls and baseboards … very much appreciated. Your quiet dedication to this task is appreciated by us all.

Second, to Diana S., who over a long period of time, has collected the stamps for the Leprosy Mission and, recently, organized the stamp collections donated by David B. The collections reflect many hours of loving care; Diana has added her organizational touches. Three stamp dealers have examined the collections … but we are still awaiting a firm offer for the collections.

Saturday, December 3rd. The six houses on the tour this year are most impressive. The Artisans are preparing a wide variety of beautifully hand-crafted products at the Dickens Lane Artisan Showcase. Plans are underway to bake apple pies and Christmas cookies. Next Sunday, sign-up sheets will be available in the Narthex for anyone who can help. There are volunteer positions ranging from set-up to cookie making, greeters at the homes, pouring tea, working in the kitchen – there is virtually something there for EVERYONE.

House Tour Committee members will be available to answer questions after the Sunday service.

**Jam/preserve donations can now be dropped off to the church office during office hours. Questions can be directed to Pam Daniels at 905-536-3438. There are empty glass jars available for your last batch of the season if you are short. Thank you!

If you have baking skills … or would just like to assist some seasoned bakers … put aside the morning of November 9th for baking apple pies. Get more information from Jill R. via the church 905-627-1424


November 4-5, 2022 - The 148th Synod of the Diocese of Niagara

The theme of this year's Synod is “God’s Church for God’s Mission," inspired by the recent Lambeth Conference gathering of bishops from around the globe. Please pray for all Synod delegates. Delegates representing St. James include Mark M., Sharon W., and Tom A.

November 8th – Parish Council via Zoom

Parish Council members please watch for the Zoom link coming soon via email.

November 15th

Deadline for submission for the next version of “HAPPENINGS” under the very able direction of Canon Peter Davison.

November 27th – Hold the Date! Covenanting Service (aka – Celebration of New Ministry) at St. James – 4pm! Details will follow closer to the date. Please mark your calendars and plan to attend this covenanting service followed by a light reception in the Dundas Room.

December 3rd – Holiday House Tour

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