Parish News

17 Aug


  • HOLY EUCHARIST, 8:30 am
  • CHORAL EUCHARIST, 10:30 am

ADOPT-A-FAMILY   Sunday, December 3rd is the day we will get all the gifts for Adopt-a-family ready to drop off. Some of the gifts were not picked off the tree and must be bought, as well we haven’t received enough funds thus far to ensure every family has a $75 grocery voucher to buy A Wonderful Christmas Dinner. If you are able please put some money or a cheque in an envelope and place it on the collection plate.  We also welcome anyone who would like to come help wrap the gifts after the church service this Sunday…snacks will be provided!!!  Thank you very much!

ADVENT WALK –  Sunday, December 3rd at 6:30 pm starting at St. Paul’s

Music Notes:  Our annual Advent Recital Series continues this week with our own Richard Hansen performing on Tuesday December 5th, 2017. Admission is $5 per person. Future performers are: Dec. 12th Thomas Gonder, and Dec. 19th Andrew Elmhirst.

ADVENT STUDY – Wednesdays in the Parlour at 11 am. Starting Nov. 29. Contact the office to find out how to get the book.

Rededication of Scatter Garden   – You are invited to a re-dedication of the Scatter Garden on Saturday, Dec 9th at 3pm. We will begin in the Worship Space.

ELLEN OSLER HOUSE DONATIONS There are many tags still on the wreath for pajama’s for the women at Ellen Osler. Please take a tag and return the gifts by next SundayDecember 10th.

A FESTIVAL OF LESSONS AND CAROLS– Dec 10 at 7pm at St. James.

ALL CHILDREN AND GRANDCHILDREN of our parish community are invited to attend Pageant rehearsals Sunday mornings at 10:30 starting Nov. 26th. The Pageant is Dec. 17th. Dress rehearsal Sat. Dec 16th at 10am

25 PARISHIONERS ARE INVITED TO JOIN OUR GUESTS FROM THE COMMUNITY FOR A CHRISTMAS DINNER ON BOXING DAY at 6 pm.  No charge but you must sign up on the sheet in the Narthex or phone the office before December 19th if you wish to come.  The eats will be good and the fellowship likewise.  Do come!


Mondays –  GAMES AFTERNOON (first & third Monday) at 1:30PM

                  EfM weekly at 7pm in the Parlour

POETRY GROUP (2nd and 4th Mondays) at 1:30 pm -Parlour

Tuesdays – BODY & SOUL weekly at 10-11:45. Dec 5 – Fashion Show

                    -MEN’S SPIRITUALITY GROUP (2nd and 4th Tuesday) at 7 pm

Wednesdays – KNIT GROUP at 1:30 pm in the Parlour.

                        -WOMEN’S’ WRITING GROUP Cancelled Dec 20

Thursdays – CHOIR PRACTICE at 7pm


MEALS ON WHEELS  – needs helpers. Contact the office.

CHURCH CALENDARS FOR 2018 are available for $6.00 each.

SUNDAY MORNING COFFEE—There is a sign-up sheet in the kitchen to assist with clean up after coffee time.

 COATS, COATS, COATS…. WOW!  Those piles of carefully stacked coats, and many bags of sweaters, boots and more will help people in our city keep warm. Many thanks to parishioners, people in the community who donated them  Rollin’ rollin’ rollin’.  Keep those coats a rollin’ St. James! THANKS TO ALL. Coats can be delivered to the church Tues-Fri., 9am-noon.

NEW ART DISPLAY New art display… Watercolours by Fred Amalfi   Opening Reception December 3rd, 1-3PM

COMMUNITY DINNERS Anyone interested in helping out with these happy get togethers, please contact the office.



We are excited to announce that, we have expanded.  The Artisan Showcase has added 10 new artisans.   The entire Narthex and Dundas room will be used for the sale of:  Fiber Art, Weaving, Pottery, Jewellery, Paintings, Stain Glass, Stone & Glass Sculptures, Photography, Wood art, soaps, and chocolates.  Pies, Cookies and Preserves will be for sale in the Sanctuary. The Dickens’ Lane Artisan Showcase is intended as a compliment to the House Tour.  A ticket to the House Tour sale is not required to attend the sale. Whether you are shopping for Xmas presents or house décor or just perusing, all are welcome.   We look forward to seeing you there.


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advent lunch organ



COATS! COATS! COATS! Here we go for the 8th Annual Winter Coat and boot drive. Gather ’em up and bring ’em in to the racks on the stage. Please, only donate clean and gently used items.




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