Parish News

1 Feb

SUNDAY MARCH 17, 2019 SECOND SUNDAY IN LENT

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

WEDNESDAY MARCH 13

  • EUCHARIST AND BREAKFAST, 7:00 am

 

LENTEN LUNCH #3 AT NOON – Wed, Mar 20  at St. Paul’s United Church.

GREEN TEAM – During Lent please visit the Green Team’s table in the Narthex after services.  Pick up a copy of the Lenten Calendar suggesting ways to use less plastic.  We are focussing on Water Use this year so come and visit us and let’s be more concerned about this precious resource.  Thanks! The Green Team

BRING A CAN OF FOOD each week when you come to church on Sunday to put on the table in the Narthex for St. Matthew’s House.  If even half of us did that, there would be fifty or so cans a week! WOW!

GOOD FOOD BOXES- Friday, March 22nd

WEDNESDAY MORNING EUCHARIST AND BREAKFAST during Lent (March 13,20,27 April 3, 10) at 7am

 


LENTEN LUNCHTIME ORGAN RECITALS

– Tuesdays starting at 12:15 pm

March 26 – Stephen Boda

April 2 – Andrew Elmhirst

April 9 – Andrew Adair

Admission $7.00

Tea and coffee served. Bring your Lunch.


 

LENTEN CONVERSATIONS

MARCH 13/14, 20 , 27

APRIL 3, 10, 17

WEDNESDAYS 7PM   / THURSDAYS  CANCELLED

“KNOWING WHO WE ARE AND THE POWER OF STORY”

Mar 20 –Knowing Our Neighbours

Jesus and the parable of the Good Samaritan

Mar 27- Knowing God

Images of God in the Bible and today

April 3 – Imagining the Future

Paradise Lost and Regained- Our Fears and Hopes for the Environment

April 10- Myth, Ritual and Community

Myths and Meaning- Celebrating the Common Good

April 17 – From Conformity to Transformation

Is that all there is? – From a living death to becoming fully alive.


9TH ANNUAL WINTER COAT AND BOOT DRIVE will be finished March 25. Donations after that date will not be accepted. Thank you for your support in keeping the community warm.

REMINDER to bring in your used eye and sun glasses.  Please deposit them in the container on the table in the Narthex.  Once restored, they are used on medical missions abroad.  Used postage stamps continue to be sent to the Leprosy Mission in Toronto where they are sold to raise money for treatment of that awful disease.  Every little bit counts. Thank you.

 WOMEN OF ST JAMES & FRIENDS– Plans for our annual retreat, April 5-7, 2019, at Loyola House, are well under way. Our guest speaker, Alison Bastarache, a Reiki Master and Intuitive Energy worker, has been confirmed and is excited to spend the weekend with us. Brochures and Registration is available after the service, on Sunday in the Dundas Room, as well as, through Nyle in the church office. 905-627-1424

CANTERBURY HILLS- Financial support for Canterbury Hills is greatly needed. Please consider making a donation in the bottle on the table in the Narthex or by cheque(payable to “Canterbury Hills”)or credit card through the diocesan website at www.niagaraanglican.ca. Please read the letter on the bulletin board by the office for other ways you can help.

WOMEN OF ST JAMES & FRIENDS – Plans for our annual retreat, April 5-7, 2019, at Loyola House, are well under way. Our guest speaker, Alison Bastarache, a Reiki Master and Intuitive Energy worker, is excited to spend the weekend with us. Brochures and Registration is available after the service, on Sunday in the Dundas Room, as well as, through the church office.905-627-1424


REFUGEE UPDATE The family got through their interview and will soon have their medical.  We have also received word that another refugee family got through their interview and their medical.  While we are not their sponsor we have offered to help with some furniture.  We have some things in abundance!  Our current refugee family also has 2 requests as well. On our needed list are:

-living room sofa (3-seater)

-shower curtain

-Mixing bowls

-kitchen knives and cooking utensils

-double stroller-we have one but need a second

-queen sized bed

-pots and pans

-dishes-glasses and plates

-single, double and queen sheets

-Towels

-Pyrex and casserole dishes

-baby items

**We have received word that someone in Northern Iraq needs a digital hearing aid. They are unable to secure it there. If anyone has one could they let us know ASAP-we can arrange to get it there with people going to visit.

Contact the office if you  have donations  – thank you so much for your help

 


TEA AND TREASURES 

Spring will come, honestly, and with it, spring cleaning.

When sorting, please keep our Treasurers sale in mind.

We are looking for jewellery, china, crystal and other interesting items.

Evening bags, stoles and gloves are going to be a new feature this time.

The sale is May 11 but we will gladly accept donations anytime, clearly

labeled T&T.

Contact the office 905-627-1424


 

JAMES GALLERY – Come in and view the art of Maria Connelly. Tues-Fri 9am-noon.


 

ONGOING:

Mondays – GAMES AFTERNOON (1st &3rd Monday) at 1:30 pm in Parlour

                    – EFM at 7 pm in the Parlour

Tuesdays – BODY & SOUL 10 – 11:30 am.  Mar 26th Speaker: How to declutter.

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

Wednesdays – KNIT GROUP- at 1:30 pm (Parlour)

– WOMEN’S’ WRITING GROUP (3rd Wed. at 7:30 pm (Parlour)

Thursdays– CHOIR PRACTICE–7:30 – 9 pm

                       – ST. CECILIA SINGERS at 4:45-5:45 pm

Fridays      – SACRED CIRCLE DANCING Mar 22 at 7:30 pm (Dundas Room).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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