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PARISH NEWS - 7 February 2021



VESTRY

Our Vestry meeting will be held next week on ZOOM at 11am on Sunday 14th February 2021.

The Vestry Report can be found on the front page of our website or by clicking read here: https://tinyurl.com/y4c7woqr

Look out for a special email this week which will include the ZOOM details, instructions for meeting via ZOOM and the 2020 annual financials as an attachment.

Please let Mike know as soon as possible if you wish to stand for Parish Council or one of the other positions. Nominations and notice of new business must be sent to Mike prior to the start of the meeting.

ASH WEDNESDAY

Ash Wednesday is Wednesday 17th February. There will be a special live-streamed service at 10am that morning on Facebook.

TAX RECEIPTS

The tax receipts for 2020 have been mailed. Please check yours carefully AS SOON AS YOU RECEIVE IT and contact the parish office with any concerns.

ADC LENT LUNCHES

The Association of Dundas Churches will offer a weekly video reflection and time of prayer each Wednesday during Lent at 12noon on both Facebook and YouTube. While we won't be able to gather for our usual ‘lunches’ we hope you will join us at any time of the day from 12noon to join with all our churches on the journey of Lent together.

LENT COURSE 2021: Prayer

A course exploring ways of praying will be led by Mike via Zoom on Wednesdays during Lent at 7pm starting on Wednesday 24th. To take part, please email Mike Deed at mike.stjamesdundas@gmail.com to register.

COMPLINE

During Lent the weekly Compline service will move to 8.30pm to accommodate our Lent Prayer workshop.

A FAST FOR THE EARTH LENT 2021

One way to do justly, love mercy, and walk humbly this Lent is to change our habits and practices to care for God’s creation. A resource called ‘A Fast for the Earth’ prepared by the Diocese of Toronto is recommended as a meaningful guide by our Environmental Justice Team and will be available on our website.

PODCAST

Our weekly podcast is available to listen to here:

https://soundcloud.com/saint-james-455444660/7th-february-2021-mark-129-39

ZOOM COFFEE HOUR

Join us on Thursday morning at 10am for our weekly ‘coffee hour’ – a chance to share time and fellowship with one another.

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87148814827?pwd=SlU4VDFudVZQM3g1ZWdzMGtzMy94Zz09

Meeting ID: 871 4881 4827

Passcode: 448066

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 8th Feb Mark 6.53-56

Tuesday Mark7.1-13

Wednesday Mark 7.14-23

Thursday Mark 7.24-30

Friday Mark 7.31-37

Saturday Mark 8.1-10

Sunday Mark 9.2-9 (Feast of the Transfiguration)

PRAYER OF THE WEEK

God of all,

may our congregation be aware of our part in your larger church.

Draw us all together into one great company of disciples,

together following our Lord Jesus Christ into every walk of life,

together serving Him in His mission to the world,

and together witnessing to His love in our city and particularly in our local community.

Amen.

From http://www.anglicanprayer.org

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