SUNDAY OCTOBER 23, TWENTY-THIRD SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
- HOLY EUCHARIST, 8:30 am
- CHORAL EUCHARIST, 10:30 am
PLEASE keep those cans and packages of food coming in for St. Matthew’s House.
KNITTED SQUARES ~ The knit group are compiling a 5th (and final) blanket from the squares. If you have any at home that are finished please can you drop them in the box in the Narthex a.s.a.p. Thanks.
BODY & SOUL ~ This Tuesday October 25 the topic is “Women and Islam”. 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 25. 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.
GOOD FOOD BOXES ~ Friday, October 28th. Please let Sue Carson know if you want a box, thanks!
MOVIE NIGHT ~ Nov. 1,@7PM…”F/X” is a 1986 American action–thriller film about Rollie Tyler (Bryan Brown), an expert in the art of special effects (F/X) in the film industry. The Department of Justice hires him to stage the murder of a gangster about to enter the Witness Protection Program.
HYMN-A-THON ~ Saturday November 5. Sponsor sheets are now in the narthex! 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 organists 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. Sing along with your favourite choices! 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). Food will be available throughout the day. Net proceeds will go to the boiler debt fund.
GAMES AFTERNOON first & third Monday afternoons of the month at 1:30 pm. Next up is November 7.
POTLUCK DINNER WITH SYRIAN NEWCOMERS ~ *PLEASE NOTE this pot luck dinner intended for Nov 12th has been postponed for a later date TBA.
41st HOLIDAY HOUSE TOUR is coming! Saturday December 3. Five wonderful homes showcased, open from noon to 5pm. Dickens Lane Craft Sale featuring hand crafted items for sale, open from 11am to 5pm. Bake sale, refreshments & more! Tickets $20 each! Contact the St. James’ office (905-627-1424) or purchase from outlets listed on our website www.stjamesdundas.com
OUR ANNUAL WINTER COAT DRIVE has started up again! This is our 7th year. 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!
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.
CALLING ALL GREENSKEEPERS! On Thursday evenings at 6:30 we are asking that you come and have some fun with others as you help to beautify the grounds of the church. If you are interested in helping at another time, just show up!
STEWARDSHIP ~ To the end of September our givings are even with last year. Our current income vs expense is $34,354 to the negative. If you are able to help get us back on track it would be greatly appreciated. Any amount will help.
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 OKTOBERFEST ~ Friday October 21, 6:30 to 11 PM at ‘The Armouries’, 10 Market Street South. Band, Dancing, Cash Bar, Cash Food. Tickets $20 at the door or $15 in advance. Call Danielle at 905-929-0572 or Gary at 519 647-3504 www.routesyouthcentre.ca.
A CELEBRATION IN SONG ~ Featuring well-loved hymns and various instruments. Knox (Dundas) Presbyterian Church, 23 Melville St. Dundas, On, Sunday, October 30, 2016 at 2:30 pm. Refreshments to follow. Freewill offering.
DUNDAS MUSEUM & ARCHIVES ~ Dundas Community Services will host an educational lunch and learn for seniors, caregivers and recent retirees on the History of the Dundas Museum & Archives. The seminar has been booked for Monday, November 14, 2016, 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm, Dundas Museum & Archives, 139 Park Street West, Dundas. Our speaker, Dr. John Picone, Director of Education at the Dundas museum will speak on the history of the museum and a tour, especially a peek into the VAULT will be included. To register, please call Jane at 905-627-5461.