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PARISH NEWS - 7 February 2023




SERVICES AND GATHERINGS IN THE SEASON OF EPIPHANY

SUNDAY, February 12th, 2023 – 10:00 a.m. SIXTH SUNDAY AFTER 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.



LENT STUDY GROUP - BASED ON THE BOOK BY JOHN BOWEN:

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

BOOKS ARE STILL AVAILABLE AND CAN BE PURCHASED FOR $20


FOUR SUNDAYS IN MARCH!


MARCH 5TH – MARCH 26TH 11:30AM – 1:00PM






Flowers for the Altar

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. Please consider providing flowers at an upcoming service over the next few months. Contact the office at stjamesundas@outlook.com or 905-627-1424


STAMPS FOR LEPROSY

Mail received the old-fashioned way (with a stamp on it!) can be used to help others in need. All that is required is to cut around the stamp, leaving a small border, then drop them in the basket in the narthex. Stamps are collected and sent to the Leprosy Mission. Contact the office at stjamesundas@outlook.com or 905-627-1424


NEWSLETTER DEADLINE IS FEBRUARY 15TH.

Please send all submissions to the office at stjamesundas@outlook.com


REFLECTIONS EXHIBIT

In the month of February, St James will host Bob Morrow’s photo exhibit: ‘REFLECTIONS’. See the poster below for all the details! This art exhibit is not to be missed. Proceeds from art sales will support St. James Outreach projects.







Have you wondered what it’s like to serve on parish council?


Have you prayed about what God is calling you to in the coming year?


How can your gifts for ministry be matched with the needs of St. James? How might you offer time, talent, and treasure for God’s greater glory?


Why not consider one or two of the following opportunities:

Parish Council

Church Warden

ADC (Association of Dundas Churches)

Volunteer Management & Screening Co-ordinator

Office Support

Sunday Coffee Host

Eucharistic Assistant

Server

Greeter

Reader

Scatter Garden Board

Stewardship Team

Compassion & Care Team


Please speak with Canon Leslie or one of the wardens to share your interest and ask your questions!



Human Trafficking Justice Workshop

Date: February 8, 2023 - 7:00pm


Human Trafficking Justice & Outreach Niagara is hosting an online webinar on February 8 at 7pm. The event will include speakers from YMCA-Hamilton|Burlington|Brantford, and the Niagara Sexual Assault Centre. Each organization has educational resources and support services to help people trying to flee their situation.






Tax receipts for 2022 are available in the Narthex on Sundays and in the office during office hours. Please pick yours up to help us lower the cost of mailing.



COMING EVENTS

February 12 - Altar Guild Meeting after the service in the Sanctuary

February 15 - Pre-Vestry Meeting at 7pm. via Zoom


February 21 – Pancake Supper on Shrove Tuesday, 5:00 - 6:30PM Tickets on sale in the

office.


February 22 – Ash Wednesday 10am Service with The Imposition of Ashes

- Ash Wednesday 7pm service Walking the Labyrinth in Dundas Room.


February 26 – Vestry in the Dundas Room after 10 am service. A light lunch will be provided! Please plan to attend


March 5 - Lent study in the Parlour after Sunday service


September 22-24 – Women’s Weekend. Save the Date. Ask Marline Sarjeant or

Mary MacLean for details.





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