PARISH NEWS - 8 November 2022
SERVICES AND GATHERINGS THIS WEEK
SUNDAY, November 13, 2022 – 10.00 a.m. Choral Eucharist with Children’s Program. We hope to see you in person, but 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 -8:30pm
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.
KNITTING GROUP RESUMES
The KNITTING GROUP has started up AGAIN every second Wednesday at 1.30 in the Parlour. The next gathering is WEDNESDAY, November 16th. If you would like to learn, would like some fellowship, or would like to join with the knitters for the most obvious reason – to knit – please contact Pam D. via the office 905-627-1424 or email@example.com
Birds of Ontario Calendars
Dave Archbell is now taking orders for his 2023 Birds of Ontario calendars. The 2022 version was a smash success; everyone was in awe of the professionalism that Dave has acquired in the last few years in terms of his photographic expertise. A portion of the funds raised (after costs to produce) will go to the Jean Archbell Memorial Fund which was set up to assist refugees coming to Canada, particularly from troubled areas in “the Middle East”. The calendar is the same “style” as last year – 8 ½’ x 11” with small numbers in the day boxes to allow for appointments and notes.
Calendars are $25 and will be available in mid-November. Please etransfer the funds directly to Dave Archbell using firstname.lastname@example.org. Don’t forget to include your name and address in the message box.
ADOPT A FAMILY 22 years of support! St. James will again participate in the adopt-a-Family project through St. Matthew’s House. It is a blessing to be in a position to help facilitate a meaningful Christmas for 7 families this year. The congregation at St. James has always committed to this project with enthusiasm and generosity making it a loving Christmas tradition. Items currently required include: *Christmas cards for the children's requests *Cloth to make the Christmas bags. *Volunteers to make the Christmas bags. *Stocking stuffers You can also read the posted St. Matthews house flyer in the narthex explaining other ways to help working directly with agency For more information, please contact Jackie D. or Carleon H. via the office 905-627-1424 or email@example.com
Dec. 4 - deadline for Adopt-a-Family gifts to be to the church and volunteers to sort after church. Instructions, partner and Light lunch provided.
Eyeglasses and Stamps – If you have eyeglasses or used stamps please bring them to St. James and place them in the basket in the Narthex by December 15th. All eyeglass donations will be repurposed for those in need and all stamps support Effect Hope: Canadian Leprosy Mission.
WINTER APPROACHETH … YOU CAN HELP!
We already have some coats in the stage area … and some blankets … but many more are needed once the cold weather gets here.
Also, St. James Anglican Church is partnering with the Dundas Valley Sunrise Rotary Club this winter as they collect ‘Socks and Skivvies’ from Nov 4th to 14th. See posters below!
MISSION TO SEAFARERS
Suitable men’s clothing is being collected to support the dedicated workers who ensure our supply chain functions and we receive the goods we order on-line. Please place items in the box outside the church by November 20th. Further information can be obtained from Sue C. or Terese H. via the office 905-627-1424 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Remembrance Day Ceremony in downtown Dundas. As in the past, St. James has provided a wreath for the ceremony.
Deadline for submission for the next version of “HAPPENINGS” under the very able direction of Canon Peter Davison.
November 27th at 4pm – Celebration of New Ministry Covenanting Service at St. James. Please mark your calendars and plan to attend this covenanting service followed by a light reception in the Dundas Room.
Tuesdays in Advent: Organ Recital Series -Nov. 29, Dec 6, 13 and 20 . A recital every Tuesday in Advent (see poster below)
Wednesdays in Advent: November 30, December 7, 14, 21 from 7-8pm
Advent Quiet Service in the Sanctuary/Narthex
A time to pause, nurture your relationship with God, reflect and pray together.
December 3rd – Holiday House Tour
December 4th at 6:30pm – Community Advent Prayer Walk in the Dundas Driving Park sponsored by the ADC (Association of Dundas Churches). A re-telling of the Christmas story, songs, prayers, refreshments and fun. Please plan to attend!
December 18 – Christmas Pageant – more information will be forthcoming.
- Lessons and Carols Service 4pm
December 24 - Christmas Eve – There will be two services:
4.00 p.m. – An interactive Eucharist service with young children in mind
9.00 p.m. – A traditional Christmas Service with Choral Eucharist
AND… A REFLECTION FOR THE WEEK
REMEMBRANCE DAY – NOVEMBER 11
Dear England, Remember My Brother
By Marguerite Holroyd
Dear England remember my brother.
He was not very old,
You gave him his wings, and he gave you
A heart of true gold.
He used to play cricket, brother
(But you’re sure to guess that).
Through a short busy hour of Life’s morning
He carried his bat.
He played with the big oval leather
As cleanly as ever man could;
He smiled if you asked him a favour,
As a gentleman should.
He would take second best and be thankful,
Or run with the last and be glad
As trusting a soul as God fashioned,
Gave all that he had.
He would play on your golden sea-beaches,
Before they were iron shod so;
He used to run after the donkeys
A short while ago.
He camped by our clear Yorkshire rivers,
And steeple-chased over her moors;
He belonged to a great northern county,
And now he is yours.
Dear God, will You lift him up gently?
He was shy about You.
He brings You his dearly won colours
Of red, white and blue.
The wings mentioned in the first verse refer to his RAF badge. The oval leather in verse three is a rugby football.