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PARISH NEWS - 22 May 2024


SUNDAY, May 26, 2024 – 10:00 a.m. – Trinity Sunday! 

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 the St. James

Facebook page.


WEDNESDAY – COMPLINE – 9:15 p.m. Note the time change until the end of May!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.




Tuesday Evening Prayer

The Tuesday evening prayer group has evolved. We are now meeting in a hybrid format. You are welcome to join us Tuesday evening at 6:15 in person in the parlour at St. James, or through Zoom at the same time.

If you would like to join via Zoom, please email the office on Tuesdays by 4:00pm at to receive the Zoom meeting link.

The meeting is a combination of prayer and discussion of either a devotional or a passage from scripture. We look forward to welcoming you.






The Chosen – Season 3   WEDNESDAYS at 10am.


This Wednesday we continue with season three of this series, we will also be watching a half hour of the bible round table discussion with a Catholic priest, a Jewish rabbi and a Pentecostal scholar along with writer Dallas Jenkins.  Accuracy and probability will be the focus. Our group has grown and we are now filling the parlour.  More are always welcome to join in and learn about our Lord Jesus life!





EfM (Education for Ministry)

Now is the time to consider if you would like to sign up for EfM. EfM helps the faithful encounter the breadth and depth of the Christian tradition and bring it into conversation with their experiences of the world as they study, worship, and engage in theological reflection together. Contact the office or 905-627-1424





MONDAY AFTERNOON GAMES – First and third Monday of the month from 1.30-4pm, in the Parlour.  The next game day is June 3rd.  Everyone is invited to participate.


Please consider supporting the St. Matthew's House Seniors Support program by donating non-perishable food items and personal care items. These items can be placed in the white tower in the narthex. St. Matthew’s House supports seniors by assisting them to remain independent in their own homes.



Refugee Settlement Project

We would like to thank you very kindly for your donations of furniture and household goods to the Refugee Settlement Project.  At this time, we will not be collecting any more furniture. All of the storage space is full, and the newcomers have received furniture. Thank you for your generosity. 


If anyone has a bicycle that could be put to use, please consider donating it to the Refugee Settlement Project in order to provide a means of transportation for some of the newcomers to get to work!  Please contact the office 905-627-1424 or


Some of the newcomers are available for hire to do lawn maintenance, yard work, washing windows etc. Please contact the office 905-627-1424 or


Many thanks for a job well done.

                                                                                    ~ The Refugee Settlement Team




Please note that for the safety of St. James staff and volunteers the doors to the building will be locked during office hours. 

Please ring the bell and be patient for someone to let you in. 




Garage Sale Plant and Bake Sale

Saturday, May 25th 

8am – noon

This year, there will be a garden section again. If you are splitting any of your plants, please pot them and bring them to the church on Friday, 24th. Garden tools might also be helpful. There will be sign-up sheets for much needed help on 23rd and 24th. To accommodate everyone’s calendar, there are different times and days.

Thank you.





May 25                      St. James Garage and Bake Sale


May 26                      Parish Council – meet in the parlour after the service

                                    Ordinations at the Cathedral - 4pm


Jun    2                       D-Day Commemoration Service with Legion Members


Jun    9                       Fiercely Loved (4pm at the Cathedral)

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