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PARISH NEWS - 4 January 2023





SERVICES AND GATHERINGS IN THE SEASON OF CHRISTMAS

WEDNESDAY, January 4th – 8.30 p.m. COMPLINE resumes on the St. James Facebook platform hosted by Tom Atterton.


SUNDAY, January 8th, 2023 – 10:00 a.m. FEAST OF THE EPIPHANY 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.


VESTRY REPORTS Vestry is in FEBRUARY! The final report takes time to prepare so please forward yours to the office as soon as possible. Reports are now past-due!


TWO UNIQUE BOOK STUDY OPPORTUNITIES ARE COMING UP FOR YOUR READING, LEARNING, and GROWING PLEASURE!


THE FIRST IS A STEWARDSHIP STUDY BASED ON THE BOOK BY LORI GUENTHER REESOR CALLED ‘GROWING A GENEROUS CHURCH: A YEAR IN THE LIFE OF PEACH BLOSSOM CHURCH’. BOOKS CAN BE PURCHASED IN THE OFFICE FOR $20


STUDY BEGINS ON TUESDAY JANUARY 10TH AT 7:00PM AND RUNS FOR 6 WEEKS.


WE WILL MEET IN THE PARLOUR AT ST. JAMES. IN THE EVENT OF INCLEMENT WEATHER, MEETINGS WILL TAKE PLACE VIA ZOOM. STUDY IS LIMITED TO 12 PEOPLE. FIRST COME FIRST SERVED!


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THE SECOND IS A LENT STUDY BASED ON THE BOOK BY JOHN BOWEN CALLED:

‘THE UNFOLDING GOSPEL: How the GOOD NEWS makes sense of discipleship, church, mission, and everything else’.

BOOKS CAN BE PURCHASED IN THE OFFICE FOR $20


STUDY DATES TO BE DETERMINED


Reflections

For your viewing pleasure in February, St James will host Bob Morrow’s photo exhibit: ‘REFECTIONS’. Please see the attached poster for all the details! This art exhibit is not to be missed. Proceeds from art sales will help support St. James Outreach projects.




COMING EVENTS


January 8 – Epiphany - 10:00am Choral Eucharist


January 15 – Refugee Meeting following the service


January 22 – Holiday House Tour Debrief following the service


January 29 – Servers & Eucharistic Assistant Meeting following the service





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