PARISH NEWS - 26 JANUARY 2020
E-BLAST Saint James Dundas
Week Beginning 26th January 2020
THIS COMING SUNDAY AT SAINT JAMES:
Sunday 2nd February 2020
The Feast of the Presentation of the Lord (Candlemas)
Readings: Hebrews 2.14-18, St. Luke 2.22-40
BCP EUCHARIST, 8:30 am
PARISH EUCHARIST, 10:30am
MAINTENANCE MORNING 2
If you are able, please join us this coming Saturday 1st February 2020 8am-12noon to continue our maintenance work, primarily painting our Ramp area and the children’s ministry room. There will be other jobs for those not ‘paint-inclined’. Many hands make light work. Come for the morning or come for an hour! Looking forward to seeing you there!
DOCTRINE OF DISCOVERY SCREENING
Join us this coming Saturday 1pm-3pm at Christ Church Flamborough for a screening and discussion of the ‘Doctrine of Discovery’ as part of our continued work and education towards Truth and Reconciliation. All are welcome.
ANNUAL VESTRY MEETING
The Annual Vestry meeting will take place on Sunday 23rd February 2020 following a SINGLE SERVICE at 9.30am. There is a nomination sheet for Parish Council and corporation in the Narthex. All nominations and any motions for consideration must be passed to the chair (Mike) prior to the start of the meeting.
Every week after the 1030am service we enjoy coffee and refreshments in the Dundas Room. However it is often the same people left behind to clean up after us. There is now a sign up sheet in the corridor outside the Dunas room for volunteers to sign up to help. Please step up, even once every few months helps! Speak to Jill for more information.
As we prepare for Lent 2020, some info for your schedule:
- Ash Wednesday: February 26th 2020, join us for a service to begin the journey of Lent at either 10am or 7pm.
- The Bishop’s Lent Book for 2020 is ‘Inspired’ by Rachel Held Evans. Copies of the book are available from the Parish Office or after Sunday services priced $17.
- On Sundays during Lent we will have a sermon series entitled ‘Why Jesus’ and we’ll be looking for volunteers at the end of Lent to share some very brief words on camera on what Jesus means to them. If you are willing to volunteer please let Mike Deed know.
- At the Easter Vigil we will bless and dedicate a new Paschal Candle for the year 2020. If you would like to make a donation towards the cost of the candle (approx. $200) please put your money in an envelope clearly marked ‘Paschal Candle’ and pass it to the parish office. Much like Christmas flowers we will publish a list of thanksgivings in the Easter bulletin.
Mike Deed will be away from Wednesday 5th Feb to Wed 12th Feb inclusive. If you require anything from Mike, before he goes, please give plenty of notice. During this time, Rev. Canon Peter Davison will be on call for emergencies only.
NEW ART EXHIBIT for the month of February by Dundas artist Debra Carson. Opening reception will be this Sunday, February 2 from 12:30 - 2:30 p.m. Come and enjoy her artwork!
BODY AND SOUL - Feb 4 – topic: Movie: “ Doctrine of Discovery” Part 1 - presented by
Deirdre Pike. NOTE TIME CHANGE: This will start at 10:30 am. In order to watch the movie and have a discussion after. Part 2 will be shown on Feb 18th.
TRUTH AND RECONCILIATION - Friends & Neighbors of SAVE THE EVIDENCE cordially invite you to the closing presentation of their fourth season of lectures. The goal of the lecture series has been to educate people about, and to promote a community dialog about, the former Mohawk Institute Indian Residential School; and to raise funds for Woodland Cultural Center's ongoing Save the Evidence campaign. We are pleased to welcome you on March 24th, 2020 at the Sanderson Centre for an informative and fascinating talk by acclaimed journalist and author Tanya Talaga, as she discusses "Rights Before Reconciliation". This lecture is FREE to attend, however, registration is required, and you must print your own tickets. See the Sanderson Centre https://tickets.sandersoncentre.ca/TheatreManager/1/tmEvent/tmEvent1115.html
CAMP FUND - For a number of years St. James has sponsored children to Canterbury Hills Camp allowing them to experience a great outdoor week of fun and adventure. We would like to repeat this and send 2 seven-year old Syrian Children again. The cost will be $700 for them both. In previous years we have collected more than this from you generous souls; and if this happens again any extra money will be given to St. Matthew’s House to pay for children that they send to CHC. Please place those loonies/toonies or any small change in the green jar in the Narthex. Or if you can give more please put the money in an envelope with your name on, labelled camp fund, and place on the plate. Many thanks, Lynn Dykeman and Sue Carson.
WE ARE LOOKING FOR IDEAS on how to dispose of leftover stuff from the Garage Sale this year. The people who have done this for us in the past are no longer able to help us out. Please convey any ideas to either Carleon or Jill. Thank you.
SHROVE TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 25TH There are sign-up sheets in the Narthex as we need servers and a team to wash the dishes. Thank you.
TAX RECEIPTS ARE NOW AVAILABLE - PLEASE PICK THEM UP FROM THE CHURCH TO HELP SAVE ON POSTAGE.
PRAYER OF THE WEEK
Bring us, O Lord God, at our last awakening into the house and gate of heaven to enter into that gate and dwell in that house, where there shall be no darkness nor dazzling, but one equal light; no noise nor silence, but one equal music; no fears nor hopes, but one equal possession; no ends nor beginnings, but one equal eternity; in the habitations of thy glory and domination, world without end.
John Donne (1572-1631)