SUNDAY OCTOBER 2, TWENTIETH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
· HOLY EUCHARIST, 8:30 am
· CHORAL EUCHARIST, 10:30 am
(*Please bring your pets for BLESSING OF THE ANIMALS!)
PLEASE NOTE: Donna Bomberry will lead us in the 8:30 and 10:30 services. Donna was the Indigenous Ministries Co-ordinator for the Anglican Church of Canada’s General Synod as well as the Secretary General of the Anglican Indigenous Network (AIN). Following the service, please join us for lunch followed by an activity, also led by Donna Bomberry.
IN THE SPIRIT OF THANKSGIVING, please remember, especially this Sunday and next, to bring items for donation to our food bank table in the narthex.
WOMEN’S POTLUCK DINNER is THIS Friday Sept. 30th in the Dundas Room. Gather at 6 pm, dinner for 6:30 pm. Come for good food and fellowship! Thanks, Carleon.
NEW ART SHOW ~ For the month of October we are exhibiting a collection of photographs taken by a collective called “Group ThirtyOne”. Formed in 2014, this group was founded on the principles that all members and photographers are equal, that all members be encouraged to grow and advance through visual presentation and communication. For more information about this group, please go to www.groupthirtyone.com.
7TH ANNUAL WINTER COAT DRIVE starts in October. Please bring in your good clean coats. We will collect them in the corner of the stage in the Dundas Room (stage right as you face the stage), thanks!
NEEDED! ~ Gently used women’s clothing for Ellen Osler Home. Please size them, thanks! Contact Anne Washington for more info!
THE WAY – WALKING IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF JESUS ~ A six week study on Thursdays at 10:30 am, September 8 to October 20.
GAMES AFTERNOON first & third Monday afternoons of the month at 1:30 pm. Next up is October 3.
NIGHT MOVIES ~ Next is Tues. Oct 4 at 7PM – The River Wild is a 1994 American adventure crime-thriller film directed by Curtis Hanson and starring Meryl Streep, Kevin Bacon, David Strathairn, John C. This fast-paced thriller in which a young family on a white-water rafting adventure in Montana are taken hostage by a pair of dangerous fugitives.
REFUGEE MEETING ~ There will be a follow up meeting to the refugee planning meeting on the 4th of October at 7PM in the narthex. We will continue to discuss our support of the Syrian refugees and the medical shipment to Iraq. All are welcome.
THE MEN’S SPIRITUALITY GROUP meets on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month from 7 to 8.30 pm. Next meeting is October 11. For the next number of weeks we shall be discussing Marcus Borg’s latest, and last, book: Convictions – How I learned what matters most. New members are welcome.
THIRD @ FOUR ~ Sunday October 16th at 4pm. Details to come.
HYMN-A-THON ~ Save the date! Saturday November 5. Three guest organists will join with Richard in a musical marathon of sorts, as we present the great St. James Hymn-a-thon. Beginning at 8 am sharp and hymn #1. the four of us will play through one verse of all 660 hymns found in Common Praise, ending 8 to 9 hours later. In the same spirit as any Marathon, we are asking everyone to make a pledge for their one or more favourite hymns. Each organist will be playing in 1 hour time slots. The minimum donation suggested is $10, with pledges of $20 and over receiving a Tax Receipt. Any donation $100 and over will allow the organist to play 3 verses (first, second and last).
SYRIAN NEWCOMERS are interested in casual work such as landscaping, moving assistance and house cleaning. Please contact Lynn Dykeman at 289-239-9341 or Feras.
ST. MATTHEW’S HOUSE FOOD BANK’S shelves are pretty much depleted right now with a particular need for peanut butter, fish and rice products. Imagine the difference it would make if every family of St. James brought in just one can or package of needed food each week and placed it on the cart in the narthex. Wow! That would be over 100 items a week! So, the question is, CAN WE EACH MAKE A CONCERTED EFFORT TO REMEMBER TO DO THIS? Please let the answer be, YES, WE CAN!!
SCATTER GARDEN ~ In order to fix the retaining wall of the Scatter Garden we must first try to contact the next of kin of the person whose ashes are scattered. If you know the name, address and phone number of any of the next of kin please take an index card, write the information on it along with the name of the deceased. Hand it into the office. Once we have the information we will put a check mark beside the name. We will then send a letter to the next of kin informing them of the need to move the earth in order to repair the wall. Index cards are in the Narthex with the Scatter Garden Poster.
WHEELCHAIRS FOR IRAQ PROJECT ~ We have had significant further donations and are planning a second shipment. We need people to pick up donations, write thank you letters and send letters to long term care and retirement facilities. Many thanks. Let me know if you are available to help. 289-339-0499, Lynn Dykeman.
USED POSTAGE STAMPS have value as they are sold by the Leprosy Mission to raise funds for treatment of that terrible condition. Let us keep collecting them. Thanks to Mavis Adams and Barbara Snip for looking after this outreach endeavour.
ROUTES YOUTH CENTRE seeks a couple of storage “armoires” of size: approx. 36”W X 20”D X 72”H. If you have one to give away please call 905 929-0572.
“CHRISTIANS AND CLIMATE CHANGE” TALK ~ Fri, Oct 14 @ 4:15 PM – 6:00 PM, Hulburt Hall, McMaster Divinity College. Can climate change be dismissed as a natural variation in weather patterns? Is the warming that occurred in the 20th century more of the same? What do the historical and scientific data say? Join us for a talk by the American Scientific Affiliation’s Executive Director, Leslie Wickman (Ph.D. Human Factors & Biomechanics, former NASA engineer). She will discuss these matters from a scientific and Christian perspective. The lecture will be followed by an (optional) complimentary dinner and the Annual General Meeting of the Canadian Scientific and Christian Affiliation. All are welcome, but please RSVP if you plan to attend the dinner.
MEDICATION SAFETY ~ Dundas Community Services is hosting a Lunch and Learn for seniors and caregivers on Medication Safety on Monday, October 17, 2016 from 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm, Dundas Museum & Archives, 139 Park Street West, Dundas. Pharmacist Owner Jaspreet Sodhi, B.Sc.Phm of Shoppers Drug Mart #1460 will discuss medication safety tips, how to dispose of expired or unwanted prescriptions and over-the-counter drugs safely. Taking medications can be risky business especially if you are elderly, live alone or take multiple medications. To register, please call Jane at 905-627-5461.