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PARISH NEWS - 29 November 2020



RECTOR AWAY

Mike will be away from the afternoon of Sunday 29th November until Saturday 5th December.

Emergency phone calls only to Rev. Canon Peter Davison Please leave messages with the parish office.


CHILDREN’S CHURCH

Our Children’s Church have had their advent packages delivered! The video to go with the package can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cNT-YcOc-Pc


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-455444660/29th-november-2020


ZOOM COFFEE HOUR

All are welcome to chat and connect with one another online using ZOOM each Thursday at 10am. Join us this Thursday 3rd December

NOTE THE CHANGE IN THE ZOOM COORDINATES

St. James Coffee Hour

Dec 3, 2020 10:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting

https://zoom.us/j/95343319212?pwd=emx3SmNNR1o0Rm04WnpOU2xNeDl1UT09


Meeting ID: 953 4331 9212

Passcode: 475347


ADVENT ‘WALK’: ASSOCIATION OF DUNDAS CHURCHES

This coming Sunday, 7th December our Annual Advent Walk with the Association of Dundas Churches will take the form of a special video service, premiering on Facebook at:

https://www.facebook.com/Association-of-Dundas-Churches-100370291881540


For those who do not use Facebook, the service will also be available on the Saint James YouTube channel.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpBVIgpUTAyuYWBKylcmbVQ?view_as=subscriber


SEASONAL MASKS

Stocking stuffers, tree or table gifts, or just a seasonal mask for your own use- we have masks for sale!

After church or pick up by appointment from the parish office, Monday, Wednesday or Friday morning.

Please sell our abundance of masks far and wide!


FUNDRAISING- SUPPORTING THE CHUCH AT THIS TIME

We have a dedicated, hardworking team exploring various fundraising ideas during this time of pandemic when so many of our regular church activities cannot happen. Here’s how you can help contribute to our effort. Please contact Lynn Dykeman for more information:

  • No donations for refugees at this time.

  • If you have an item you think can be sold online, is worth 20 dollars and one person can lift it and it can be no bigger than a cardboard box we will accept it. Contact Lynn.

  • Donations of books, older is better, first editions are better-all accepted

  • Donations of all jewellery accepted

  • Donations of any and all gold and silver accepted, even that odd earring!


CHRISTMAS FAMILIES

Thank you to everyone who has taken a star to provide a gift for a family this year. Please ensure to return the gift by December 9th and with the star attached to the appropriate box in the narthex.

We need donations of stocking stuffers like…. Crayons, colouring books, small puzzles, granola bars, chocolate bars, candy etc. etc.- there is a collection box in the narthex.


READING THE BIBLE:

For those who wish to keep a 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 29th November Matthew 4.18-22 (Feast of Saint Andrew)

Tuesday Luke 10.21-24

Wednesday Matthew 15.29-39

Thursday Matthew 7.21-27

Friday Matthew 9.9.27-31

Saturday Matthew 9.35-10.1,5-8

Sunday Mark 1.1-8


PRAYER OF THE WEEK

Advent 1: Hope


Dear Jesus, you are the hope in our messy world.

This Advent, help us slow down, listen to your voice,

and focus on what’s really important.

We place our hope in you as we prepare our hearts

to celebrate your birth on Christmas. Amen.


From http://www.dynamiccatholic.com








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