Parish News

1 Feb

 

THIS WEEK AT SAINT JAMES:

THE FEAST OF SAINT JAMES

SUNDAY JULY 28th, 2019

BCP EUCHARIST, 8:30 am

PARISH EUCHARIST 10:30 am

ANNUAL  DUNDAS  CACTUS  FESTIVAL  PARADE  AUGUST  15, 2019!

The Association of Dundas Churches (ADC) is entering a float into this year’s Cactus Parade.  Volunteers are needed for various tasks before, during and after the parade.  These include decorating the float: walking the route carrying your church banner: distributing material to children: picking up pizza and more.  Please refer to the flyer posted on your notice board.  For more info and to volunteer please contact the office 905-627-1424 or st.jamesanglican@bellnet.ca or duane@lifecommunitychurch.ca

Visibility in the community will show the hundreds of people lining the route, that the churches in Dundas are alive, well and active!!

GETTING TO KNOW OUR RECTOR

Here are a few things that might be worth knowing:

  • Mike’s new email is mike.stjamesdundas@gmail.com, email is checked Sunday-Thursday.
  • Mike’s weekly schedule will be posted on the door to his office each week, so everyone will know when he’ll be in the building and available. You can always email or call ahead for an appointment.
  • Mike’s day off is Friday. Please do not contact Mike on Fridays unless it is an emergency.
  • Mike has other roles in the Diocesan and National Church including being Co-Regional Dean for Hamilton-Haldimand and a member of Synod Council. Mike also coordinates the Diocesan ‘One Thing’ program.

THE VESTRY

Our Vestry is receiving a clear out! If you have a robe in the vestry, please make sure it is labelled with your name and moved to the correct section, now labelled, for lay readers, servers, clergy etc. Thank you!

CAN YOU HELP?

Our Church could really use any of the following items at the moment, please contact the parish office if you are able to help:

Dehumidifiers

Fans

 

NAME TAGS

Wearing a name tag at church is important- it helps us get to know one another as a community and provides a personal and welcoming environment for new comers and visitors.

When you arrive at church, please take your name tag from the table in the Narthex and wear it.

At the end of the service please return it to the basket provided so they can be sorted alphabetically during the week ready for next Sunday.

Please speak to Mick Stewart if you might volunteer to help sort the name tags!

 

A PRAYER FOR THE WEEK:

Prayer of Saint Anselm of Canterbury

O my God, teach my heart where and how to seek You,
where and how to find You.
You are my God and You are my all and I have never seen You.
You have made me and remade me,
You have bestowed on me all the good things I possess,
Still I do not know You.
I have not yet done that for which I was made.
Teach me to seek You.
I cannot seek You unless You teach me
or find You unless You show Yourself to me.
Let me seek You in my desire,
let me desire You in my seeking.
Let me find You by loving You,
let me love You when I find You.

Amen

Education for Ministry (EfM).

NOW IS THE TIME TO REGISTER FOR THE 2019-2020 PROGRAM YEAR- Please register soon so you have time to get your reading materials. Please speak to Peter Davison for more information.

SAINT MATTHEW’S HOUSE

THANK YOU for your donations of canned foods, packaged goods and money for St. Matthew’s House Food Bank. Please make an extra effort to continue to bring them in during the summer to avoid the risk of empty Food Bank Shelves and hungry people.

ST. JAMES GALLERY

Featuring the artwork of artists of St. James parish.

Please come in and enjoy the display.

Gallery hours Tuesday – Thursday 9am – noon


 TRUTH AND RECONCILIATION – events

Friday, July 26 – Sunday, July 28

Champion of Champions Pow Wow

Chiefswood Park, near Middleport in Brant County. Also for a list of pow wows this summer please go to  powwjows.com/events/categories/pow- wows-in-ontario

Grandmothers Tea    Wednesday, July 31, from 12-2pm is an opportunity for women from the reserves (Six Nations of the Grand River and the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation) and women in the neighbouring communities to come together and nurture relationships. Although this is called a “tea,“ it now is actually a potluck lunch that extends from noon to 2:00 p.m. on the last Wednesday of the month. This event is hosted by churches in the communities.  Women of the host church plan the question for discussion or the programme. No RSVP is required.  Just come and join the conversation.  For additional information, contact Rhonda Johns at Nations Uniting; 519-445-2424

For those of you who were not able to attend the screening of “Doctrine of Discovery: Stolen lands, Strong Hearts” here is the link https://www.anglican.ca/primate/tfc/drj/doctrineofdiscovery/  Watch this in the comfort of your own home. Every Canadian should see this film.


 

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

Fridays – SACRED CIRCLE DANCING July 26 at 7:30 pm (Dundas Room).

 

 

 

 

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