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PARSIH NEWS - 21 June 2023

Welcome Summer!


SUNDAY, June 25, 2023 – 10:00 a.m. Fourth Sunday after Pentecost – National Indigenous Day of Prayer - Intergenerational Service – Warden’s Picnic!! You don’t want to miss this Sunday! 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.

Tuesday Evening Prayer 6:15-7:00pm. All are welcome to come and pray in the sanctuary on Tuesday evenings from 6:15 to 7:00 pm. The gathering is informal, starting with a short scripture reading then silent or spoken prayers by all. Bring what's on your heart that needs prayer. The links below connect to two short reflections about prayer posted over the last few weeks by Sr. Doreen at the Sisterhood of St. John the Divine, an Anglican convent in Toronto. They’re well worth a prayerful read!

WEDNESDAY – COMPLINE – 8.30 p.m. 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.


ALTAR FLOWERS - Giving altar flowers for a Sunday service is a special way to remember a loved one, give thanks for the blessings in your life, and brighten the lives of “shut-ins” and parishioners who are unwell since we deliver flowers from the altar to them. Please consider providing flowers at an upcoming service over the next few months. Now that we are in the season of gardening some of these flowers could be flowers from your garden! For more information, please contact Nina M. through the office at 905-627-1424 or


Message from the St. James’ Holiday House Tour Committee It is that time of year already, when we are actively seeking houses to feature in this year’s Holiday House Tour. If you or someone you know may be interested in having their home on the tour, please contact Jan S. through the office at 905-627-1424 or Jan will be happy to reach out to the homeowner to discuss further. Are you interested in joining the Holiday House Tour Committee? It takes an energetic committee as well as an army of volunteers to pull off the House Tour. We have seasoned committee members who are eager to orient new members to the workings of the House Tour. We have fun, meet lots of people from the church and community and raise considerable funds for the church. If you are interested in joining the committee, phone Gillian H. through the office at 905-627-1424 or


Garage and Bake Sale on Saturday, July 22nd. In the event that you are, or know someone who is downsizing or spring cleaning, any useful, clean items are needed. We are not in a position to store donations at the church, so please hang on to any boxes until Friday July 21st.



After nearly three years of providing takeaway meals to people living with food insecurities, St. James is returning to opening the doors for community guests to come in, sit down, and enjoy a healthy, hot meal with their friends and family. There are five churches providing these meals, and St. James is responsible for providing meals on the 4th Monday of every month and providing a serving place on the 5th Monday. One job is helping to set tables with placemats, cutlery, glasses, etc. Another is to help cook, prepare food and serve. There is also need for volunteers to clean up, wash dishes, pans, and generally clean the kitchen. If you have time to offer between 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. and are interested in volunteering to do one or more of these jobs, please contact Nora C. via the office at 905-627-1424 or

The first indoor meal at St. James will be June 26th and then every 4th and 5th Monday thereafter. Doors open at 5:30. Dinner is served at 6pm.


Dundas Room Roof Replacement The flat roof over the Dundas Room is old, worn and in need of immediate replacement. The cost is approximately $32,000. The roof is 3200 square feet. 32,000 / 3200 = $10 per square foot. For as little as $10.00 (or as much as you are able) YOU have the opportunity to help ensure St. James continues to be a safe and vibrant place for ministry and hospitality. So far approximately $1000 has been generously donated to ‘raise the roof’. Generosity begets generosity! Donate today! No more raindrops falling on our heads!


ORDER YOUR GIFT CARDS FROM ST. JAMES for all those everyday purchases. Everyone benefits! Next Order date: Sunday August 6th for pick-up on August 13th Order forms are on the home page – Drop off or email to the church office or give to Isabella on Sunday. ________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Mission to Seafarers A huge THANK YOU to everyone who cleaned out their closets and filled sixteen bags with mens clothing! The donated items were delivered to the Mission to Seafarers. They were grateful to have items to restock the clothing room. A couple of sailors were ashore in Hamilton on the drop off day, their only shore stop during a three month shift at sea.



Jun 25th National Indigenous Day of Prayer & Intergenerational Service

followed by the Warden’s Annual Picnic lunch

Jun 26th Indoor Community Dinner - Doors open at 5:30. Meals served at 6pm. Volunteers greatly appreciated. Contact the office at

905-627-1424 or

July 2nd First Sunday with Michael Stokes (divinity student) who will be with St. James for the month of July.

Jul 22nd Garage and Bake Sale

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