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PARISH NEWS - 20 June 2021



THE GREAT PHONE AUCTION 2

Our next GREAT PHONE AUCTION will be held on July 10th 3pm-5pm. The flyer is downloadable on the HOME page and we ask you to share it as widely as you possibly can. You can also look at the Auction Catalogue via the front page of this website. The wider our publicity the more bidders might get involved.

Thanks to everyone making this event happen.


FOOD AUCTION

This is the last call to invite any interested persons to offer baked goods, soups, main dishes etc. for the food fundraising evening. Please call or email Jill R. or the office if you wish to add to the list 905-627-1424. The final list will be submitted for distribution on Friday, June 25th. Thanks for your help…….


SELL WITH A SMELL

John N., one of our creative parishioners, made sachets from French lavender and dried rose petals grown in his beautiful garden. John donated them for the auction, but many were sold in a “breath” of air to visitors to the office. Only 3 lavender and 4 rose sachets remain. They are $10.00 each. If you are interested in purchasing one, call the office 905-627-1424


VACCINE EQUITY SUPPORT

The Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund has launched a new Vaccine Equity Fund to contribute to the worldwide vaccination effort from COVID-19. Money donated to this fund will be used to support our partners as they prepare for vaccine rollout in the coming months.

https://pwrdf.org/vaccineequityfund/?fbclid=IwAR0l3ZpiCqXf90S1I7SdS_SRAj9IbWK79FHpcbcnpd_RDvpAepS7-vJRalU


A MESSAGE FROM OUR ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE COORDINATOR

Hamilton is being mandated to receive almost 250000 more residents in the next 30 years and is asking current residents if we want to eat up green space and farmland to accommodate them or if we object or have other suggestions. We are hoping many fill out this survey and hopefully choose the no boundary expansion option. Here is a link to the Stop Sprawl website for more information and I am hoping we can share this widely. https://www.ssho.ca/


PAINTING AND CLEANING

In the coming weeks we are hopeful that some restrictions on gathering will be lifted. We would like to use that opportunity to undertake some cleaning and painting and maintenance tasks around the building. If you are able and willing to be contacted to take part in small working groups when permitted, please contact our Warden Terese H., or leave your name with the Parish Office stjamesdundas@outlook.com or 905-627-1424. Please note that masks will be worn and distancing and limited numbers observed when this occurs.


FOOD BANK

There is a growing need among food banks throughout Hamilton. We are hoping to support the food bank here in Dundas with specific needs for babies and hygiene products. Can you donate any of the following items? Shampoo, hand soap, shower gel, laundry detergent, toothpaste, toothbrushes (new in package), baby food, baby formula, diapers, feminine hygiene products, mouthwash, dental floss, dishwashing liquid?

A Box is outside the parking lot entrance to the church for drop off of items at any time. THANK YOU!


ZOOM COFFEE HOUR

Coffee hour is a time each week to connect with one another, to chat, offer support, share stories and be together as God’s church in friendship. We meet at 10am on Thursday morning.


All are welcome to join us via Zoom:

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89356379105?pwd=M05Cd2Z4OUcxck1tNVA0RndCWWZtZz09


Meeting ID: 893 5637 9105

Passcode: 293604



PRAYER OF THE WEEK

A Litany for the Healing and Restoration of our Church

From the Anglican Diocese of Rupert’s Land,


Holy Creator, in whom all things in heaven and earth have their being, Have mercy on us.

Risen Christ, through whom the whole creation is reconciled to God, Have mercy on us.

Life-giving Spirit, whose love and truth fills the world and searches the depths of our lives, Have mercy on us.

Blessed Trinity, source of both unity and diversity, Have mercy on us.


From our failure to recognize and respect the revelation of your truth and love in the First Peoples of this land, Saviour, forgive and heal us.


From our participation in the systematic oppression of indigenous sovereignty, language, culture and spirituality, Saviour, forgive and heal us.


From our role in the Indian Residential Schools designed to eliminate the unique society, wisdom and beauty of the indigenous peoples of this land, Saviour, forgive and heal us.


From our complicit tolerance of the decimation of Indigenous family structures leaving children vulnerable to abuses of every kind, Saviour, forgive and heal us.


From our continued acceptance of unjust legal, educational, health and social structures that continue to oppress and destroy the lives of many indigenous people, Saviour, forgive and heal us.


O God, we pray for the gifts of your grace and your love which never gives up on us and is forever faithful. Inspire our minds with a vision of the reconciliation of your kingdom in this time and place. Hear us, O Christ.


Touch our eyes, that we may see the sacredness in all creation. Hear us, O Christ.


Touch our ears, that we may hear from every mouth of every peoples the hunger for hope and stories of refreshment. Hear us, O Christ.


Touch our lips, that we may speak of the beauty of every tongue and dialect proclaiming the wonderful works of God. Hear us, O Christ.


Touch our hearts, that we may discern your mission in which you call us to be immersed, particularly in partnership with the First Peoples of this land. Hear us, O Christ.


Touch our minds that we may witness to your Good News in our neighbourhoods, communities, and all parts of the world. Hear us, O Christ.


Touch our hands, that we may forever shun violence and embrace the work you give us to do. Hear us, O Christ.


Draw your Church together, O Lord, into one great company of disciples, together following our Lord Jesus Christ into every walk of life, together serving you in your mission in the world, and together witnessing to your love on every continent and island of your creation. We ask this in the name of the Risen Christ in whom we are one. Amen.




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