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PARISH NEWS - 28 February 2023


SUNDAY, March 5th, 2023 – 10:00 a.m. 2nd Sunday in LENT – Guest homilist John Bowen! We hope to see you in person. 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 – 8.30 p.m. 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.

Vestry Sunday

A shout out to all who participated in last Sunday’s vestry meeting. Your presence was important! Thank you to all who contributed food for lunch, plating, helping to set up and clean up! We were well fed and well looked after.


LENT STUDY GROUP - BASED ON THE BOOK BY JOHN BOWEN: ‘THE UNFOLDING GOSPEL: How the GOOD NEWS makes sense of discipleship, church, mission, and everything else’. Begins THIS Sunday March 5 Read the introduction and Chapters 1-3 for this week. MARCH 5TH – MARCH 26TH 11:30AM – 1:00PM


St. James will be showing the wonderful movie Peace by Chocolate, based on the true story of Syrian refugees who start a chocolate company.

April 30th ~ Westdale Theatre at 2pm and 4pm ~ Tickets $15.00

Half the proceeds will support earthquake survivors in Syria/Turkey and half will support the Jean Archbell Refugee fund. ‘Peace by Chocolate’ products will be available for purchase at the show. Mark your calendars now!


Donations for earthquake relief efforts in Syria and Turkey can be made through PWRDF:


ST. JAMES STILL WANTS YOU! What is God calling you to in the coming year? How can your gifts for ministry be matched with the needs of St. James and the wider community? How might you offer time, talent, and treasure for God’s greater glory? Opportunities abound to serve: Stewardship Team Altar Guild Servers & Greeters Please speak with Canon Leslie or a warden to share your interest and ask your questions!



…For the many helping hands who contributed to making the Pancake Supper a fantastic evening. Excellent food and fellowship were had by all!


The first movie in the ADC Lenten Series takes place tomorrow evening, March 1 at St. Mark’s! Come out to view Chocolat and take part in group conversation and fellowship following the movie.

Lenten Theatre Presents: A Transformational Journey Through Lent The Journey begins at 7:00 pm on Ash Wednesday at St. James Anglican, with The Imposition of Ashes and the opportunity to learn about and walk a Labyrinth. Scenes along the way… Witnessing to the transformational moments of life through Cinematic Lenses followed by conversations about the movie that bring out Lenten themes of temptation, forgiveness, God’s call, love, waiting and trials. Wed, March 1: Chocolat 7:00 pm at St. Mark’s Wed March 8: Deadman Walking 7:00 pm at St. Mark’s Wed, March 15: Frozen 2:00 pm at St. James Wed, March 22: The Whale Rider 7:00 pm at St. James Wrapping it up at 7:00 pm on Maundy Thursday at St. Mark’s United with Communion and the Stripping of the Sanctuary. May our hearts, spirits and minds be prepared for the scenes of Jesus’ own trial, denial by friends, death and rising on Easter morning, bringing us to the wonder and awe of God’s love for all.


Food donations for St. Matthews House are needed to support their seniors’ program. Nonperishable items and personal care items are graciously accepted.


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March 1 – ADC Lenten Movie Series: Chocolat – 7pm at St. Mark’s

March 5 - Guest preacher John Bowen: Author, mentor, preacher, Professor Emeritus of Evangelism, Wycliffe College, parishioner of St. John’s Locke St.

- Lent study begins in the parlour after Sunday service

March 7 - Lenten Organ Recital Series at noon (starts 12:15 pm) admission $10

Musician is Jennifer Goodine, Music director, Parish Church of St. Luke, Burlington

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