PARISH NEWS - 8 August 2021
We are preparing to reopen for ‘in-person’ worship on Sunday 22nd August 2021 at 10am.
The online booking will be available later this week to start reserving space for that service.
Please remember to reserve a space either via the website or by ‘phoning the parish office. Before coming to church, please self-screen and stay home if you feel ill. Those coming to worship will need to wear a mask at all times and sit at least 3 seats away from anyone not in their ‘bubble’. Please note that during the rest of the week, while the staff are keeping office hours, others will still need an appointment to enter the building.
BUY A BULB
To support phase two of ‘Making It Happen’ we are excited to be holding a raffle. Tickets are $20 or 3 for $50 and are available from Jan S. and our sales team. Our aim is to sell 300 tickets in the next 6 weeks. TICKETS can be purchased at the church office this Wed or Thurs. 10-12 am.
THINGS TO REMEMBER:
As we prepare to re-enter the building, there are some good habits to get back into:
We are still collecting the outer plastic Milk Bags (clean) which are then up-cycled. Please see Carleon H. for more information.
POSTAGE STAMPS AND EYEGLASSES
We continue to collect used postage stamps for the leprosy mission and used eye-glasses for medical mission. Please speak to Diana Sneath for more information.
We have a box in the narthex to collect used batteries for recycling.
FOOD BANK DONATIONS
We have a new collection point in the narthex with labelled drawers for donations to local food banks. We regularly need pasta, baby food and other baby care essentials, toiletries and hygiene products, jam and peanut butter, canned meats, canned fruit and canned vegetables. Please speak to Terese Herron for more information.
AUGUST 15th – SEPTEMBER 15th
We have been blessed with the availability of two familiar faces for this one-month period before The Very Reverend Peter Wall assumes his duties as our Interim Priest in the middle of September. For the first two weeks, The Reverend Canon Peter Davison will again help us with both liturgy and pastoral emergencies. Then, for the first two weeks of September, another familiar face to us at St. James, The Reverend Sue Nicolls, will be returning. We welcome both as we start into the re-opening process on the 22nd of August.
HISTORICAL TOUR OF GROVES CEMETERY, DUNDAS
Saturday September 12th, starts at 10 am.
Tickets are $25 per person.
Masks and social distancing to be observed
This special tour will be guided by Stan Nowak, experienced and well known for his informative and enjoyable tours of historic Dundas. To register or for more information contact Anne W. through the office 905 627 1424
ZOOM COFFEE HOUR
Our coffee hour this Thursday will take place on Zoom at 10am.
Join us to chat and enjoy one another’s company for an hour.
Bring your own coffee!
Topic: Saint James' Coffee Hour
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 893 5637 9105
The deadline for the Autumn/Thanksgiving newsletter is August 15th. Please submit your news items/reflections/photos, etc. to Peter D. through the office before then firstname.lastname@example.org, so we can get the newsletter out on time.
PRAYER OF THE WEEK
The gift of life is full of hope, The gift of life is full of depth; the experience of life brings forth wisdom, the experience of life brings forth patience;
Grant that these qualities of life grow ever more meaningful in the days to come, so each day is joyful, each day is full, each day brings forth the spark of You. Amen.
from Occasions of Prayer by Lisa Withrow, SPCK 1999, p.23