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PARISH NEWS - 20 December 2022




SERVICES AND GATHERINGS THIS WEEK IN ADVENT

WEDNESDAY, December 21st – 7.00 p.m. ADVENT QUIET PRAYERS. Gather in the sanctuary for a time of prayer and quiet reflection.


SATURDAY, December 24th, 2022 – 4:00 p.m. & 9:00 p.m. CHRISTMAS EVE!

SUNDAY, December 25, 2022 – 10:00 a.m. CHRISTMAS DAY! We hope to see you in person. 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 – PAUSED!

For the month of December compline will pause and resume on January 4th at 8:30pm. 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. THANK YOU!!


VESTRY REPORTS Vestry is in FEBRUARY so this is a reminder to please forward all Vestry reports to the office by December 31st 2022.



IMPORTANT NOTICE!

If you have receipts that are intended for reimbursement for the 2022 tax year, please have them in to the office no later than Friday December 23rd at noon.

All donations for 2022 must be received by December 28th to ensure that they are recorded for the 2022 tax year. Arrangements can be made to have your donation picked up. Please call the office at 905-627-1424.


OFFICE HOURS DURING CHRISTMAS The office will be closed from December 24 until January 3 and will reopen on Wednesday, January 4th. However, the office will receive donations on Tuesday December 27th and Wednesday December 28th from 9am – 1pm.




COMING EVENTS


Tuesdays in Advent: Organ Recital Series – Dec 20 from 12:15 to 12:50. A recital every Tuesday in Advent. Admission $8. Treat yourself to inspirational music by gifted musicians over lunchtime. Tea, coffee and cookies included!


Wednesdays in Advent: December 21 from 7-8pm

Advent Quiet Service in the Sanctuary/Narthex

A time to pause, nurture your relationship with God, reflect and pray together.


December 24 - Christmas Eve – There will be two services:

4.00 p.m. – An interactive Eucharist service with young children in mind

9.00 p.m. – A traditional Christmas Service with Choral Eucharist


December 25 – Christmas Day 10:00 a.m. Christmas Eucharist


January 1 – First Sunday of Christmas 10:00 a.m. Choral Eucharist


January 8 – Epiphany 10:00 a.m. Choral Eucharist







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