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PARISH NEWS - 25 October 2020




CLOCKS GO BACK!

Remember that next Sunday 1st November 2020, the clocks fall back… if you forget we’ll see you REALLY early at Church!

ALL SOULS SERVICE

A reminder that next Sunday, 1st November there is a special service at 4.30pm for the Feast of All Souls. This is a service where we remember those who we have loved and lost. If you intend to attend the service please sign up via our website or by calling the parish office by Thursday 12noon at the latest. Please also remember to let the parish office know if there is a name of a loved one you would like remembered in the prayers at that service.

SUNDAY and WEDNESDAY SERVICES Please remember to reserve your seats for Sundays by 12noon on Thursday.

Please remember to reserve your seat for Wednesday by 12noon on Tuesday.

Seats can be reserved by visiting our website or by calling the parish office. Please remember to leave your contact details and the number of people attending.

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-455444660/25th-october-2020

SERVICES ONLINE

For those unable to attend church on Sunday please note that the Sunday service is uploaded on YouTube each week. This coming week (1st November) we are going to attempt a first ‘live stream’ via our Facebook page.

READING THE BIBLE:

For those who keep their 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 26th Oct Luke 13.10-17

Tuesday Luke 13.18-21

Wednesday John 15.17-27 (Feast of Sts. Simon and Jude)

Thursday Luke 13.31-35

Friday Luke 14.1-6

Saturday Luke 14.1,7-11

Sunday Matthew 5.1-12 (All Saints)

AUCTION!

We are planning a silent ‘phone auction on December 5th 2020 1pm-4pm.

This is how it works:

  • Everyone will receive a ‘catalogue’ of items for auction with a number to call to place a bid.

  • On the day, call to bid between the hours of 1-4pm.

  • If you are outbid we’ll call you back to see if you want to increase your bid.

  • At 4pm the winners will be decided and we’ll arrange to either drop your item off or to have you collect it from the church.

This is how you can help:

  • VOLUNTEER to be a ‘phone auctioneer, you must be available on 4th December and be willing to share your ‘phone number.

  • DONATE good quality items that are auction worthy as soon as possible!

BOOKS! BOOKS! BOOKS!

To help us fundraise for the church, we need your books! Donate unwanted books , CDs and DVDs. While we are collecting all for a future sale, we are especially interested in first editions, folio editions, rare and or collectable books: Fiction, literature, poetry, non-fiction, biographies, political, first edition, limited printing. These can be dropped off at the parking lot door to the church on Sundays, Mondays or Wednesdays.

MASKS!

We still need donations of material for our mask making- 100% cotton, plain or patterned as well as quarter-inch elastic and thread. Please share the MASK sales flyer on Social media, or physically in your local space.

WINTER COAT AND BOOT DRIVE

We are collecting new or good conditioned Winter coats and Winter Boots for those in need through the winter months. Donations of coats and boots ONLY can be dropped off in the appropriate bins at the parking lot entrance. Please speak to Anne Washington for more information.

ZOOM Coffee Hour

One of the things that people mentioned in the questionnaires which were submitted regarding the church re-opening was the fact that they missed the “social” aspects of the parish - meeting others over coffee ... and even in the parking lot for chats!

Unfortunately, neither of these options are currently available. However, you can meet in a very casual atmosphere in the THURSDAY morning coffee hour from 10 - 11 a.m. on ZOOM. You are most welcome to join this group which is ever-evolving, flowing and always relaxing and fun. Serious topics may come up ... but much of the time is spent “checking in” and keeping in touch during these difficult times.

Join us this Thursday 29th

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

Be thou a bright flame before me

Be thou a guiding star above me,

Be thou a smooth path below me,

Be thou a kindly shepherd behind me,

Today, tonight and for ever. Amen.

St Columba

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