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PARISH NEWS- 23 May 2022


SUNDAY – Service is at 10 am. If you are unable to attend the service is live streamed. Links to the service and order of service are on our website and our Facebook page.

WEDNESDAY – COMPLINE - 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 as a way to bring the community together. If you cannot join live, the service is available afterwards on St. James’ Facebook channel.

THURSDAY – Coffee Hour has now been transferred to Sunday after the regular service. Anyone still there after an hour gets a special privilege.


Check out the May 2022 Prayerground video. Follow this link:


If a whole bunch/cluster/horde/team/crew/gang of people signed up for a Sunday set up and clean up of coffee hour, it would sure make it easy for the rest of us. Please sign up in the Narthex, or give Nyle a call at the church office to “reserve your spot”. You can choose to SET UP …. CLEAN UP … or BOTH.


The Missional Committee will be presenting recommendations to Parish Council on Wednesday evening; we will keep everyone updated in the Sunday announcements and in next week’s e-blast.

St. James Parish Council will be meeting on Wednesday the 25th of May at 7.00 p.m.; anyone can attend …. So, if you want to be involved and are not currently a member of Parish Council, please contact Robert M. for the agenda and ZOOM coordinates via the office. 905-627-1424 or

East Coast Party – coming up very quickly – looking like a GREAT event. Tickets available from the Church Office.

Tickets are going fast!!!!


Do you like gardening, are you interested in learning about gardening? 🌿 Do you have spare plants you would like to donate? We have lots of gardens at St. James that need your tender loving care. If you can spare any amount of time volunteering with clean up, weeding and maintaining our gardens your help would be greatly appreciated. Starting on June 4th. at 9:00 am and the first Saturday of each month until the fall we will need your help. Thank you to all of the volunteers who have helped in the past, we hope to see you helping out once again. If you can help or have any spare plants please get in touch with either Barry S. or Terese H. via the office for additional information . Remember to wear sunscreen🧴, a hat 🧢 and gloves 🧤.


Now that the church is back to in-person services, we are resuming having flowers placed on the altar in memory of/thanksgiving for someone. Contact Nina , who is now our new Flower Coordinator or the office 905-627-1424. There are plenty of dates available. Now that we are in the season of garden flowers the altar should look spectacular. Flowers can be placed on the altar in memory of loved ones we remember or for happy occasions like birthdays and anniversaries.


JUNE 4th at 10am


…thanks for sharing, Maddie.

A man was asked to paint a boat. He brought his paint and brushes and began to paint the boat a bright red, as the owner had asked him.

While painting, he noticed a small hole in the hull, and quietly repaired it.

When he finished painting, he received his money and left.

The next day, the owner of the boat came to the painter and presented him with a nice check, much higher than the payment for painting.

The painter was surprised and said “You've already paid me for painting the boat Sir!”

“But this is not for the paint job. It's for repairing the hole in the boat.”

“Ah! But it was such a small service... certainly it's not worth paying me such a high amount for something so insignificant.”

“My dear friend, you do not understand. Let me tell you what happened:

When I asked you to paint the boat, I forgot to mention the hole.

When the boat dried, my kids took the boat and went on a fishing trip.

They did not know that there was a hole. I was not at home at that time.

When I returned and noticed they had taken the boat, I was desperate because I remembered that the boat had a hole.

Imagine my relief and joy when I saw them returning from fishing.

Then, I examined the boat and found that you had repaired the hole!

You see, now, what you did? You saved the life of my children! I do not have enough money to pay your 'small' good deed.”

So no matter who, when or how, continue to help, sustain, wipe tears, listen attentively, and carefully repair all the 'leaks' you find. You never know when one is in need of us, or when that care and kindness may return to you in surprising ways.

Along the way, you may have repaired numerous 'boat holes' for several people without realising how many lives you've saved.

Make a the best you can be…..

Have a beautiful day

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