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PARISH NEWS- 22 November 2020


RECTOR AWAY

Mike will be away from the afternoon of Sunday 29th November until Saturday 5th December.

Emergency phone calls only to Rev. Canon Peter Davison.

Please leave messages with the parish office.


PODCAST

Our weekly podcast can be heard by clicking on the link on the front page of our website or by visiting our channel on sound cloud: https://soundcloud.com/saint-james-455444660/22nd-november-2020


FUNDRAISING- SUPPORTING THE CHURCH AT THIS TIME

We have a dedicated, hardworking team exploring various fundraising ideas during this time of pandemic when so many of our regular church activities cannot happen. Here’s how you can help contribute to our effort. Please contact Lynn Dykeman for more information:

  • No donations for refugees at this time.

  • If you have an item you think can be sold online, is worth 20 dollars and one person can lift it and it can be no bigger than a cardboard box we will accept it. Contact Lynn via the church office 905-627-1424

  • Donations of books, older is better, first editions are better-all accepted

  • Donations of all jewellery accepted

  • Donations of any and all gold and silver accepted, even that odd earring!


CHRISTMAS FAMILIES

This year we are once again supporting a number of families through Saint Matthew’s House to help provide gifts for children and food cards to support them through this difficult time. Around the church you will find STARS which tells you the age of a child and the preferred gift item. By taking a star you are agreeing to purchase that Item and return it to the church by 9th December with the star attached. You can also make a financial donation- drop off an envelope or cheque to the church clearly labelled ‘Christmas Families’. If you would like to take a star but can’t come to church, please call Jackie via the church office 905-627-1424.


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 23rd November Luke 6.37-45 (Saint Clement of Rome)

Tuesday Luke 21.5-9

Wednesday Luke 21.10-19

Thursday Luke 21.20-28

Friday Luke 21.29-33

Saturday Luke 21.34-36

Sunday FIRST OF ADVENT Mark 13.24-37


ZOOM Coffee Hour

All are welcome to chat and connect with one another online using ZOOM each Thursday at 10am.

Join us this Thursday 26th November

Topic: Coffee Hour

Join Zoom Meeting

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

Meeting ID: 871 4881 4827

Passcode: 448066


PRAYER OF THE WEEK

Collect For Christ The King


Eternal Father,

whose Son Jesus Christ ascended to the throne of heaven

that he might rule over all things as Lord and King:

keep the Church in the unity of the Spirit

and in the bond of peace,

and bring the whole created order to worship at his feet;

who is alive and reigns with you,

in the unity of the Holy Spirit,

one God, now and for ever.

From Common Worship © Church of England


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