THIS COMING SUNDAY AT SAINT JAMES:
Sunday 1st December, 2019
The First Sunday of Advent
BCP EUCHARIST, 8:30 am
PARISH EUCHARIST 10:30 am
ADVENT ORGAN RECITAL
The First Recital in our Advent series is this WEDNESDAY at 12.15pm. Tickets $7 at the door.
This coming Sunday, there will be a Special Vestry Meeting on Sunday 1st December 2019 directly following the 10.30am service to consider a motion to establish the Jean Archbell Memorial Fund for the continuation of our work and ministry with Refugee Sponsorship, supporting new comers to Canada and long distance mission. Please make every effort to attend. A draft motion is available from the welcome centre in the Narthex. Please speak to Mike Deed for more information.
A Peace Vigil for Syria
At 6pm, on Sunday 1st December 2019 join us and invite our whole community to come together in a time of vigil and prayer for peace in one of the most troubled regions of our world.
ADVENT AND CHRISTMAS 2019
Sunday 8th December
6.30pm, Advent Walk, staring at Saint Paul’s United Church
Sunday 15th December 6.30pm Community Christmas Carol Service
Sing your favrouite carols and hear the Christmas Story! Followed by hot apple cider and Christmas Cookies.
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
VESTRY- A Date for your Diary
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.
44th Annual Dundas Holiday House Tour
Saturday 7th December, 2019 12noon-5pm
$25 until Nov 30th
$30 from Dec 1st
(volunteers needed, please sign up in the narthex)
WANTED - BAKERS FOR PIES
We need people who will take home some of the frozen apple pies this Sunday, December 1st, to bake on Wednesday, and brought back to the church by 10am on Thursday, so that they can be boxed up for selling on Saturday! Please bring a shopping bag with you. See Peggy after the 10.30 service and sign the sheet. Many thanks for your help.
Music Notes: I would like to invite instrumentalists from the congregation to play during a Christmas carol arrangement for the Community Carol Service on Sunday December 15th at 6:30 pm. The last day for signing up will be Sunday 1st, 2020. Please contact Richard Hansen at firstname.lastname@example.org or 905-923-3372 if interested.
Women’s Christmas Dinner – Friday, Dec 13th. Contact Marline Sarjeant 905-664-3852 or Angela Alexander-Roper 905-512-2291 for more information.
PRAYER OF THE WEEK
We praise you, O God: We acclaim you as Lord. Everlasting Father, All the world bows down before you. All the angels sing your praise, The hosts of heaven and all the angelic powers, All the cherubim and seraphim Call out to you in unending song: Holy, Holy, Holy, Is the Lord God of angel hosts! The heavens and the earth are filled With your majesty and glory.
The glorious band of apostles, The noble company of prophets, The white-robed army who shed their blood for Christ, All sing your praise.
And to the ends of the earth Your holy Church proclaims her faith in you: Father, whose majesty is boundless, Your true and only son, who is to be adored, The Holy Spirit sent to be our Advocate.
You, Christ, are the king of glory, Son of the eternal Father. When you took our nature to save mankind You did not shrink from birth in the Virgin’s womb. You overcame the power of death
Opening the Father’s kingdom to all who believe in you. Enthroned at God’s right hand in the glory of the Father, You will come in judgement according to your promise. You redeemed your people by your precious blood. Come, we implore you, to our aid. Grant us with the saints a place in eternal glory.
(4th Century Christian Hymn)