18 Aug

SERVICES:

 

SUNDAY AUGUST 21, FOURTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

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

 

SUNDAY AUGUST 28, FIFTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

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

 

SUMMER OFFICE HOURS ~ Please note that summer hours are now in effect. The office will be open Tues. Wed. & Thurs. 9am to noon. Regular hours resume Sept. 6.

 

GAMES AFTERNOON first & third Monday afternoons of the month at 1:30 pm continuing through the summer. Next up is September 5.

 

BLESSING OF THE BACKPACKS ~ Sunday September 3 during the 10:30 service!

 

THE WAY – WALKING IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF JESUS ~ A six week study on Thursdays at 10:30 am, September 8 to October 20. Please call the church if you plan to attend.

 

A FESTIVAL OF FAITH – ST. JAMES IN ACTION ~ Sharing your stories, planning for a vibrant future and building for that future. Saturday September 17th, 10 am to 2 pm in the Dundas Room.

 

AFTER TRUTH AND RECONCILIATION (Outreach Committee) ~ Your committee is asking that we as a congregation join together to educate ourselves and our families about issues facing our Aboriginal brothers and sisters and celebrate their uniqueness.  We are planning some exciting activities over the next year and there will be many opportunities to get involved as both families and individuals. Reserve Sunday Sept 25 for lunch followed by an activity.

 

NOW IS THE TIME! If you would like to be part of the exciting and challenging EfM (Education for Ministry) program come September, now is the time to register. This is a program for LAYPEOPLE to help us discover how we can better share our faith and exercise our ministries as baptized persons. The program also welcomes enquirers. Please speak to Peter Davison or any of the group members if you feel you might be interested.

 

SACRED CIRCLE DANCE ~ Please note, there will not be a dance this month at St. James, Dundas. Hope to see you September 23/16.

 

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.

 

ONGOING:

 

CAN A WEEK ~ Come on! Let’s grab a can and respond with vigour…YES! We CAN! St. Matthew’s House is in desperate need of peanut butter, tuna and rice! General food bank stock is also very low right now. Please try to remember to bring a non-perishable item for the food bank each Sunday you attend, thanks. Also, please check expiry dates on all donations. St. Matthew’s House is required by law to dispose of anything past its expiry date.

 

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.

 

COMMUNITY NEWS

 

BRING A LITTLE HAPPINESS INTO LIVES OF SENIORS ~ Dundas Community Services has clients waiting for volunteer visitors.  If you can spare a few hours each week, and bring a little happiness into someone’s life.  New friends are needed to share stories, enjoy some activities like board games and cards, or just talk.   To volunteer or for more information, call Jane at 905-627-5461.

 

 

 

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