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PARISH NEWS - 28 March 2023




SERVICES AND GATHERINGS IN HOLY WEEK!


SUNDAY, April 2, 2023 – 10:00 a.m. PALM SUNDAY with the Procession of Palms. 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: stjamesdundas.ca 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.



~ BE SURE TO CHECK THE SCHEDULE FOR HOLY WEEK ~ THERE ARE A NUMBER OF MEANINGFUL SERVICES CALLING FOR YOUR PARTICIPATION!





‘Peace by Chocolate’

based on the true story of Syrian refugees who start a chocolate company.


April 30th ~ The Westdale Theatre ~ 2pm and 4pm ~ Tickets $15.00 ‘Peace by Chocolate’ products will be available for purchase at the show. Mark your calendars!


Movie tickets will be on sale this Sunday after church Pay by cash, debit, credit or cheque.

Easter Chocolate, and other chocolate goodies (made by Peace by Chocolate) will also be on sale this Sunday. A display will be set up in the narthex.




Flowers for the Altar & Easter Memorial Flowers Giving altar flowers for a Sunday service is a special way to remember a loved one, give thanks for the blessings in your life, and brighten the lives of “shut-ins” and parishioners who are unwell. Sign-up sheet for Easter memorial flowers is located in the Narthex or contact the office at stjamesundas@outlook.com or 905-627-1424



WINTER COAT & BOOT DRIVE A BIG thank you for the huge response from parishioners and the community for the coats, boots, blankets and sleeping bags that were donated between January and the end of March 2023. What a difference you’ve made for others!



Buy $100, Get $100

Fundscrip Gift Cards!



Next order date: April 30th for pick-up on May 7th


– Drop off or email order forms to the church office


Buy cards at face value, get face value at the retailers!

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Shop As Usual

With cards from over 230 leading retailers, there's no need to change your shopping habits

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Pay With Gift Cards

Pay with gift cards instead of credit/debit/cash for your everyday items & gifts

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Raise Funds

Each purchase automatically includes a donation for St. James that quickly adds up over time




Holy Week Services Sunday, April 2 Palm Sunday with Procession of Palms 10:00 am Labyrinth Walk 1:00 pm Sunday, April 2 Compline - online 8:30 pm Monday, April 3 Compline - online 8:30 pm Tuesday, April 4 Night Prayer with Anointing 7:00 pm Wednesday, April 5 Compline – online 8:30 pm Thursday, April 6 Maundy Thursday at St. Mark’s (ADC) 7:00 pm Friday, April 7 Good Friday Service: Reading of 10:00 am

the Passion with Meditation on the Cross Saturday, April 8 Easter Vigil & Resurrection party 9:00 pm Sunday, April 9 Easter Sunday Resurrection Service 10:00 am followed by The Great Easter Egg Hunt! *The labyrinth will be set up in the sanctuary throughout Holy Week during office hours up to noon on Good Friday*

COMING EVENTS


March 28 - Lenten Organ Recital Series at 12:15 pm - admission $10


April 2-9 - Holy Week Services (see schedule above)


April 23 - Confirmation Service at Christ Church Cathedral – 4pm


Games Night! Pot luck and game night fun! Date and time TBA



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