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PARISH NEWS - 21 March 2021



HOLY WEEK AND EASTER AT SAINT JAMES

Following the drama of the Holy Week story is part of the practice of our Christian faith.

Our services for Holy Week this year will all be online:

  • Palm Sunday 28th March, 9.30am

  • Holy Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday, Compline at 8.30pm

  • Maundy Thursday, 7pm

  • Good Friday, 9.30am

  • Easter Sunday, 9.30am (including the blessing of the paschal candle).

  • Look out for a special children’s ‘Easter Prayer ground’ lesson coming in Holy Week.

POETRY READING

On Sunday 18th April we are pleased to host a special poetry reading by poet and author gloria fern via Zoom in aid of St. James. Please see the attached flyer. Tickets are $10 and you can book a ticket online via our website and pay online via e-transfer or credit card or by cheque payable to St James Church. Please note on your cheque or online payment that it is for the poetry reading. Ticket holders will receive a ZOOM link the week before the event.

NIAGARA ANGLICAN

Check out this article in the Diocesan Newspaper by our parish Deacon, Ann Vander Berg:

https://niagaraanglican.news/2021/03/16/reflecting-on-a-year-of-ministry-in-a-pandemic-prayer-beads/?fbclid=IwAR12K2bjW_rCLG_dcm18m7d8-H6OaPE_fIP0C0CXzPlRfWrEvgiqzYH4CS0

PHONE AUCTION PREP

Our fundraising team are planning for our next great phone auction which will take place when public health conditions allow. We are seeking volunteers willing to be delivery drivers on the afternoon of the auction. Please forward your name to Lynn or Sue if you might be willing to deliver in the Hamilton/Ancaster/Dundas area by contacting the office if you do not have their contact information 905-627-1424


EARTH HOUR

Remember that Saturday, March 27 at 8:30 pm is Earth Hour. Go to this link to read up more about this initiative: earthhour.org Its a great website!


HERITAGE WALK

Below you will find a flyer for Dundas Heritage Walks in aid of St. James. Walk 1 is already sold out and walk 2 is filling up quickly. We are hoping to add another date. Contact 905-541-1968 for tickets.



PODCAST

You can hear this week’s podcast here:

https://soundcloud.com/saint-james-455444660/21st-march-2021-we-want-to-see-jesus

ZOOM COFFEE HOUR

Join us on Thursday morning at 10am for our weekly ‘coffee hour’ – a chance to share time and fellowship with one another.

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87148814827?pwd=SlU4VDFudVZQM3g1ZWdzMGtzMy94Zz09

Meeting ID: 871 4881 4827

Passcode: 448066

READING THE BIBLE:

For those who wish to keep a pattern of daily Bible readings and reflections, the Bible readings for this coming week are below. The suggested readings are the Gospel reading appointed in the daily lectionary for the celebration of the Eucharist. This week:

Monday 22nd March John 8.1-11

Tuesday John 8.21-30

Wednesday John 8.31-47

Thursday Luke 1.26-38 (The Annunciation)

Friday John 10.31-42

Saturday John 11.45-57

Sunday Mark 11.1-11 (Palm Sunday)

PRAYER OF THE WEEK

Bestow upon me, O Lord my God,

an understanding that knows thee,

wisdom in finding thee,

a way of life that is pleasing to thee,

perseverance that faithfully waits for thee,

and confidence that I shall embrace thee at the last.

Amen.

A Prayer By Saint Thomas Aquinas




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