Parish News

1 Feb

SUNDAY JULY 14, 2019    PENTECOST 5

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

WELCOME TO ST. JAMES, MIKE!

A big welcome to Mike Deed who officially started as Rector of St. James this week.

On Sunday we will welcome Mike with a very St. James tradition ……. CAKE!

Come to coffee hour to meet and chat with Mike.

To help our new rector, it would be very beneficial if we all try to wear our name tags (they are in a box, on a table, in the narthex)

PLEASE NOTE THAT OUR NEW RECTOR will be keeping FRIDAYS as his day off.

 

PETER & SABINE’S CELEBRATION          

A great celebration on Sunday – with an amazing number of people!

Many, many thanks to everyone who contributed to its success in any way great or small – making sandwiches, preparing the food in the kitchen, setting up in the Dundas Room, clean-up, putting up & taking down tables and chairs, and to all who came for lunch to help with the amazing celebration, plus to all of the parishioners who contributed to Peter & Sabine’s  gift.

Well done – I think we did them proud, as only St. James can!

Education for Ministry (EfM). NOW IS THE TIME TO REGISTER FOR THE 2019-2020 PROGRAM YEAR- Please register by the middle of July so you have time to get your reading materials.

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.

BLOOMS FOR AFRICA – Waterdown Garden Tour in support of the Stephen Lewis Foundation July 12 and 13th, 6-9pm. Passports $20 can be purchased at The Keeping Room or Second Time Around.

COMMUNITY DINNERS could use a hand mixer if you have one to donate.

REMINDER to bring in your used eye and sunglasses.  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 Leprosy.


 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.


Needed – an office chair for the church office. If anyone has one that they can donate it would be greatly appreciated.   

WANTED – HOME IN DUNDAS OR FLAMBOROUGH                                                    Brendan Knapman & his wife, Allison, & their 2 young boys, formerly of St. James, are moving back from Alberta and are looking for a home to purchase in the Dundas or Flamborough.  If you know of any of your neighbours or friends who may be thinking of selling please contact Craig Knapman, an 8:30 service attendee, at 905.541.8820.  Thank-you!


 ONGOING:

EFM, MENS’ SPIRITUALITY GROUP, BODY AND SOUL, WOMEN’S WRITING GROUP AND KNITTING GROUP CHOIR AND ST. CECILIA SINGERS RESUME IN SEPTEMBER. 

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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