Parish News - December 8, 2019
Organ Recital Tuesday 10th
We welcome Simon Irving and Janice Beninger from our own Dundas Community.
12.15pm, entry $7
Next week is our final recital and we welcome John Laing of Hamilton.
Contact Richard Hansen for more information.
THIS COMING SUNDAY AT SAINT JAMES:
Sunday 15th December, 2019
The Second Sunday of Advent
BCP EUCHARIST, 8:30 am
PARISH EUCHARIST 10:30 am,
Carol Service, 6.30pm.
WE had an extraordinarily busy weekend. A vast Thank You to all those who worked so hard for so many months to organize our 44th Holiday House Tour. It was an amazing day full of good neighbours coming together, opening homes, welcoming one another, sharing artistic talent and fellowship.
Thanks also to those who, after such a long day on Saturday turned out for our Advent Walk on Sunday evening with the Association of Dundas Churches and to those who provided and served refreshments.
Christmas Eve 24th December
4pm Children’s Christmas Service
7pm Christmas Communion
10pm Christmas Communion
Christmas Day 25th December
9.30am A simple Holy Eucharist to celebrate the Feast of the Incarnation
A new website for Saint James has been designed by our own Mike Anderson and we hope to take it live before Christmas! Also, based on the ideas we gathered at our ‘vision meeting’ in September, a new logo is being designed to compliment the website. Those of our congregation who are active online especially on Facebook can do wonderful things for our church profile in the community by:
‘LIKING / FOLLOWING’ our Facebook page and leaving a positive review about what Saint James means to you.SHARING posts from our Facebook page to yours (please don’t just ‘like’ the posts).
FOLLOW us on Twitter and RETWEET.Share positive information, stories and photos.
Send photos from ALL church activities to Mike Deed via to be included in our publicity / profile.
Remember to have permission to take photos and to say ‘whats going on’.
THE JILL AWARD
The ‘Jill Award’ is given annually to a volunteer who exemplifies the spirit of volunteerism at Saint James Church, particularly those who encourage the next generation of volunteers. The qualities in such a volunteer would include accountability, inclusivity, a passion for helping others, dependability and commitment. Nominations are open from December 1st – January 31st. Nomination forms are available from the welcome centre in the Narthex. The Jill award will be presented at the annual vestry meeting of Saint James Church
The completed form should be submitted directly to the Rector.
WOMEN’S CHRISTMAS DINNER HAS BEEN POSTPONED. DETAILS TO FOLLOW LATER.
MEMORIAL FLOWERS FOR CHRISTMAS – Please sign the list in the Narthex and submit your envelope by Dec 19th.
WOW! All thirteen cards to purchase a gift for the women who live at the Ellen Osler Home, were taken last Sunday. How kind you are! Thank you. Please sign the sheet posted on the wall beside the Christmas tree when you return the gift by December 16th.
Dates for your Diary
On Saturday 11th January 8am- 1pm, we’ll be having a Maintenance Morning to get moving on a number of jobs around our building, like painting the ramp area and putting shelving in the maintenance room, cleaning out closets and so many other small projects. Our Maintenance Team will take the lead, but all help is greatly appreciated. The more who turn up, the more things we can accomplish together. Please sign up in the Narthex if you can come.
The Annual vestry meeting will take place on Sunday 23rd February 2020 following a SINGLE SERVICE at 9.30am. Reports on all areas of ministry are due to Rev. Mike Deed before December 30th 2019 to be included in the vestry report.
The Church Office will be closed December 23 and will reopen January 2nd 2020.
PRAYER OF THE WEEK
Dear Jesus, help us focus on you during this busy season.
May we stay aware of the joy you bring into our lives.
We want to find you in the everyday moments
and come with hearts of gratitude to your manger on Christmas.