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PARISH NEWS - 8 May 2024




SUNDAY, May 12, 2024 – 10:00 a.m. – Ascension of Jesus 

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: or the St. James

Facebook page.


WEDNESDAY – COMPLINE – 9:15 p.m. Note the time change until the end of May!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.


Tuesday Evening Prayer

The Tuesday evening prayer group has evolved. We are now meeting in a hybrid format. You are welcome to join us Tuesday evening at 6:15 in person in the parlour at St. James, or through Zoom at the same time.

If you would like to join via Zoom, please email the office on Tuesdays by 4:00pm at  to receive the Zoom meeting link.

The meeting is a combination of prayer and discussion of either a devotional or a passage from scripture. We look forward to welcoming you.



KNITTING GROUP – Bring your knitting needles, crochet hooks and love of creating in wool to the Parlour every second Wednesday from 1:30 – 3:30 pm. Next knitting day May 15 






The Chosen – Season 2  WEDNESDAYS at 10am.


There will be weekly viewings of this Series. We will watch an episode, (each is approx. one hour) and discuss our thoughts and feelings for about 1/2 an hour after each episode. This story is based on the life and times of Jesus through words from the gospels and through the eyes and lives of the disciples and those who were close to Jesus. For more information please contact the office or 905-627-1424




Leslie will be away on some vacation time until Sunday May 12th.

Canon Peter Davison will cover pastoral emergencies.




Remember to pick up

your flower orders at St. James

on Sat. May 11th

10am -noon



MONDAY AFTERNOON GAMES – First and third Monday of the month from 1.30-4pm, in the Parlour.  The next game day is May 20th.  Everyone is invited to participate.


Please consider supporting the St. Matthew's House Seniors Support program by donating non-perishable food items and personal care items. These items can be placed in the white tower in the narthex. St. Matthew’s House supports seniors by assisting them to remain independent in their own homes.





Refugee Settlement Project

We would like to thank you very kindly for your donations of furniture and household goods to the Refugee Settlement Project.  At this time, we will not be collecting any more furniture. All our storage space is full, and our newcomers have all received furniture. Thank you for your generosity. We will reevaluate the situation in the fall. 

Many thanks for a job well done.

                                                                                    ~ The Refugee Settlement Team




Please note that for the safety of St. James staff and volunteers the doors to the building will be locked during office hours due to some folks wandering unknowingly.  Please ring the bell and be patient for someone to let you in. 




Garage Sale /Plant and Bake Sale

Saturday, May 25th  8am – noon

This year, there will be a garden section again. If you are splitting any of your plants, please pot them and bring them to the church on Friday, 24th. Garden tools might also be an idea too. There will be sign up sheets put out for much needed help on 23rd and 24th. To accommodate everyone’s calendar, there are different times and days.

Thank you.



EfM (Education for Ministry)

Now is the time to consider if you would like to sign up for EfM. EfM helps the faithful encounter the breadth and depth of the Christian tradition and bring it into conversation with their experiences of the world as they study, worship, and engage in theological reflection together. Contact the office or 905-627-1424 if you are interested.




                                           May 10                       Women’s Dinner


                                                May 11                       Plant pick-up


                                           May 25                      St. James Garage and Bake Sale



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