PARISH NEWS - 30 August 2020
THE SEASON OF CREATION
As September begins so does the short ‘Season of Creation’; a recent addition to our liturgical and prayer lives that weaves into the texture of our faithful living along side advent, lent, easter and Pentecost, a time for deepening our awareness, response, and care of creation. The season concludes with the Feast of Saint Francis, patron saint of ecology and animals on October 4th.
A resource to help you think, pray and reflect and act during this season can be downloaded here:
Pax et Bonum,
REOPENING FOR WORSHIP
Our Reopening team has been hard at work and more information will be coming soon.
Currently we are aiming to recommence in-person worship on Sunday 4th October 2020.
Watch out for a special email blast / letter in the coming two weeks with detailed information about how we hope to reopen.
FLOORING – MISSION COMPLETE!
A huge thank you to everyone who has donated to generously to replace the flooring in the worship space. We can announce that we have now received all the funds needed to cover the cost without touching our memorial fund. The floor will be blessed and dedicated as we reopen our building.
Our congratulations, best wishes and prayers to Rev. Deacon Rob Roi and Marg Roi who celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary this week on September 3rd!
MASKS! MASKS! MASKS!
St. James is making Masks as a fundraiser. If you are a sewer we have a job for you! The masks being made are from very attractive fabric. Sewers are making male, female, adult and child sized masks. Thanksgiving masks and Christmas masks are available-a great pandemic gift. We are selling them at $10.00 each (they take a half an hour to make). We will also be making masks for the Monday night community dinner guests and will need 20-25 masks for these folk.
1. More sewers
2. Donations of fabric and elastic-please do not go out and buy fabric we have had some excellent donations and want to keep the project low cost-those scraps you could not bear to throw away make excellent masks-elastic-smaller is better but we can find a home for all elastic
3. Orders we can often accommodate size and colour requests-if you have a special order ex. a masks made from a specific motif-we may be able to fill this ex. we have filled VW van fabric, golfing fabric, farm animals for children, etc.
We have hardly gotten started but have gotten significant orders quickly.
For more information call contact the church office 905-627-1424 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunday worship continues on the Diocesan facebook page at 10am.
Please note that this time will change to 2pm on Sunday 13th September.
You can find the Diocesan Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/niagaraanglican
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:
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 31st August Matthew 19.27-30 (Feast of St. Aidan)
Tuesday 1st Sept Luke 4.31-37
Wednesday Luke 4.38-44
Thursday Matthew 25.1-13 (Feast of Gregory the Great)
Friday John 6.53-59
Saturday Luke 6.1-5
Sunday Luke 6.1-5
PRAYER FOR THE WEEK:
The Praises of God
You are holy Lord God who does wonderful things.
You are strong. You are great. You are the most high.
You are the almighty king. You holy Father, King of heaven and earth.
You are three and one, the Lord God of gods;
You are the good, all good, the highest good,
Lord God, living and true.
You are love, charity,; You are wisdom, You are humility,
You are patience, You are beauty, You are meekness,
You are security, You are rest,
You are gladness and joy, You are our hope, You are justice,
You are moderation, You are all our riches to sufficiency.
You are beauty, You are meekness,
You are the protector, You are our custodian and defender,
You are strength, You are refreshment.
You are our hope, You are our faith, You are our charity,
You are all our sweetness, You are our eternal life:
Great and wonderful Lord, Almighty God, Merciful saviour.
(by Saint Francis of Assisi)