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PARISH NEWS - 22 August 2021


Our first week of a “hybrid” service with about 40 people in the sanctuary and several trying to “get in” to the broadcast … and we had technically difficulties. Frank R., Terese H., Nyle and J. from Mountain Audio were all working extremely hard to make the connection between YouTube and our new broadcasting equipment … and there was a glitch somewhere! We were SO pleased with the first week and everything was duplicated for yesterday … but for some reason, it did not work. We will be working on this during the coming week and will do a “dry run” to make sure that everything is working correctly for next Sunday. We will try and keep cool this week and hope you will all keep cool and safe.


We are continuing to reopen for ‘in-person’ worship on Sunday 29th, August 2021 at 10 a.m.

Online booking is available to reserve space for that service. Please remember to reserve a space either via the website or by phoning the parish office. Before coming to church, please self-screen and stay home if you feel ill. Those coming to worship will need to wear a mask at all times and sit at least 3 seats away from anyone not in their ‘bubble’. Please note that during the rest of the week, while the staff are keeping office hours, others will still need an appointment to enter the building.

If you cannot attend in person you will also be able to “tune in” and watch, engage and enjoy the service, beginning at 10 a.m. on YouTube. The link will be provided on the parish Facebook site and our website once we get the glitches solved.


We have been blessed with the availability of two familiar faces for this one-month period before The Very Reverend Peter Wall assumes his duties as our Interim Priest in the middle of September. For the first two weeks, The Reverend Canon Peter Davison will again help us with both liturgy and pastoral emergencies. Then, for the first two weeks of September, another familiar face to us at St. James, The Reverend Sue Nicolls, will be returning. We welcome both as we start into the re-opening process on the 22nd of August.


Raffle tickets are going very well! Thanks to those who have bought … and SOLD tickets. Now, you can see two of the six “baskets” that will be part of the prize package for this raffle. (see below). Let’s get all those tickets sold! Contact Jan S., Anne W. or the church office for more information 905-627-1424. The draw takes place on September 12th.

The first is a special DUNDAS basket. The contents include: Books – Historical Dundas and Dundas 1947 – 1973 … Dundas notecards and postcards from artist Danuta Niton, 2 tickets for the Dundas Holiday House Tour, A Dundas T-shirt, Urban Vine oil and vinegar and a Collins Hotel Gift Certificate…

Dundas Basket

The second one is an example of what happens when one person leaves a meeting for a few minutes and comes back and the basket has been named by those remaining – Bob’s Boozy Basket! The contents include: French brandy, A Kiwi (New Zealand) white wine, a Chilean Cabernet Sauvignon, Ice-wine and brandy (Canada) and whisky (Canadian Crown Royal) AND .. bar towel, cocktail napkins, hangover drops AND … the appropriate glasses – 6 Liqueur glasses, 6 brandy glasses, six small wine glasses, 12 large wine glasses and four Canadian whisky glasses.

Bob's Boozy Basket


We know … you are dying to take this tour! On Saturday, September 11th, join Stan Nowak for an informative heritage tour. Note that this is a VERY limited event … and as of this e-blast there were few spots available. Information about booking is included below.


Beautiful Chrysanthemums (9 ½” pot) $10.00 each or 3 for $28.00

Order by September 2nd for pickup at the Church on Saturday, September 18th 11 am to 1 pm.

Available Colours: Red, Orange, Yellow, Pink/Purple or White

To order please send an email to:

Include your name, phone number and quantity of each colour selected.

You will receive a confirmation email with payment and pickup instructions.


Our coffee hour this Thursday will take place on Zoom at 10am.

Join us to chat and enjoy one another’s company for an hour.

Bring your own coffee! Coffee Hour will be hosted by Peter D.

Meeting ID: 693 269 0932

Use either the link or Zoom ID but you don't need to do both, and no password needed.


As we prepare to re-enter our opening of the building, there are some good habits to get back into:


We are still collecting the outer plastic Milk Bags (clean) which are then up-cycled. Please see Carleon Hardie for more information.


We continue to collect used postage stamps for the leprosy mission and used eyeglasses for medical mission. Please speak to Diana Sneath for more information.


We have a box in the narthex to collect used batteries for recycling.


We have a new collection point in the narthex with labelled drawers for donations to local food banks. We regularly need pasta, baby food and other baby care essentials, toiletries and hygiene products, jam and peanut butter, canned meats, canned fruit and canned vegetables. Please speak to Terese Herron for more information.


This we know … the Earth does not belong to us … this we know. All things are connected … like the blood which unites one family … all things are connected. Whatever befalls the Earth, befalls the sons and daughters of the Earth. We do not weave the web of life … we are merely a strand in it. Whatever we do to the web … we do to ourselves….. based on a prayer by Chief Seattle (NW United States, a Suquamish and Duwamish chief)

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