Parish News

20 Apr



·         HOLY EUCHARIST, 8:30 am

·         CHORAL EUCHARIST, 10:30 am



·         HOLY EUCHARIST, 8:30 am

·         CHORAL EUCHARIST, 10:30 am


PLANTS NEEDED for June 3rd. If you are gardening please split some plants and save them until our Garage and Plant Sale. There are spare pots outside the back door of the church – use as many as you can. Thanks. 


THE NOTA BENE BAROQUE PLAYERS, conducted by Howard Dyck, present “Bach Resounding, An Easter Celebration” here at St. James on Saturday April 22 at 8pm. Tickets are $35. Students (with ID) are free. Call 1-866-303-0009 to reserve tickets or purchase at the door.


UNITED NATIONS DECLARATION ON THE RIGHTS OF INDIGENOUS PEOPLES (UNDRIP) ~ On Monday, April 24th we are hosting a group of 32 people for dinner and overnight, who are on a Pilgrimage for Indigenous Rights. They are walking 600 km from Kitchener to Ottawa engaging churches in a series of conversations about the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, exploring why it matters, the hope it offers, and how we can collectively live into it. Why? Fostering Awareness of, Conversation and Action on UNDRIP – Article 48 of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action summons the Church to public dialogue and action in support of the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. No less than 16 Calls to Action lift up the importance of the Declaration as a framework for reconciliation. We want to honour this call by animating awareness of the Declaration within Christian circles. We will also seek to nurture tangible action, sharing ways that congregations can honour the Declaration, including supporting the concerns of local Indigenous nations and advocacy of Bill C-262 (a private members bill which would provide a legislative framework for implementation of the Declaration). Embodied Witness – As churches we are called to be in solidarity with the marginalized. We long to give an embodied witness to the concerns and priorities voiced by Indigenous peoples; a witness towards healing justice that can also serve as a sign to the church, the larger settler public, and the State. Please join us at 7:30 as they help us to learn and learn from us. The pilgrims need to shower between 6-7:15. E-mail Jean if you are able to take a few to your home for showers.




BODY & SOUL ~ Every Tuesday morning at St. James. Janette Wilson will talk about Arthritis on Tuesday, April 25th. All are welcome.


KNIT GROUP meets every Wednesday at 1:30. New members are always welcome.


MEN’S SPIRITUALITY GROUP meets on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month from 7.00 – 8.30 pm. Next meeting is April 25. New members are welcome.


HEALING GROUP ~ Come for fellowship, blessing and healing prayers. All welcome: 4th Tuesday of the month. Next session is April 25 at 7pm in the church (side chapel). For information


GOOD FOOD BOX DAY is Friday April 28th.


GREENING CELBRATION ~ On Saturday, April 29th there is a diocesan Greening Celebration here at St. James. The main speaker is Agnes Richard and her topic is First Nations as Climate Leaders. Coffee and muffins will be ready at 9.30 and Agnes will speak about 10 a.m. Anyone is welcome to attend just for this speaker but please let Sue Carson,, know if you plan to stay for lunch at noon as we’d need to know numbers. We hope Bishop Michael will be able to attend briefly. There will be a other parishes represented from across the diocese and having a home crowd would be nice to make them feel welcome. Thanks.


ON SUNDAY APRIL 30th 2017, at St. James’ Church, Hespeler, Clare Louise Stewart will be ordained to the Transitional Diaconate by The Most Rev. Percy D. Coffin, Archbishop of Western Newfoundland and Metropolitan of Canada. Archbishop Coffin has appointed Clare to be Deacon-in-Charge of the Parish of Port Saunders, NL, commencing June 1st 2017. Please keep Clare in your thoughts and prayers as she transitions to her new vocation in the church.


GAMES AFTERNOON first & third Monday afternoons of the month at 1:30 pm. Next up is May 1.


EVENSONG Please join us for this service on May 7 at 4pm. Final Roast Beef Dinner before the fall follows at 5:30 pm.


TREASURES AND TEA 2017 – Tea and Treasures – Sat. May 13, 10am – 3pm. Thank you for your donations; we will still welcome more. There are signup sheets in the Narthex. Please check them and help where you can. We also need small jewelry boxes and clean tissue. 


GARAGE SALE ~ Saturday June 3. We are not taking in any items at the moment due to lack of storage space. Please box up whatever you may wish to donate and keep at home until beginning of June, thanks!




PLEASE keep those cans and packages of food coming in for St. Matthew’s House!


SYRIAN NEWCOMERS are interested in casual work such as landscaping, moving assistance and house cleaning. Please contact Lynn at 289-339-0499

WHEELCHAIRS FOR IRAQ PROJECT ~ For info call Lynn Dykeman 289-339-0499. The final shipping date is May 6, 2017. 


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.




MOVE WITH BALANCE ~ Improve strength, agility and balance.  Classes start Thurs. April 20/17 and Mon 24/17. For information and registration, contact Brain Gym Instructor Catherine Flatt at 905-628-2030.


ROUTES YOUTH CENTRE SCRAP METAL & ELECTRONIC DRIVE is Saturday April 22 from 9am to 1pm at the Westoby Arena, 70 Olympic Drive, Dundas. For information please call Danielle at 905-929-0572.


ANNUAL CHORAL CONCERT with the Duet Club Chorus and guests Hamilton Children’s Choir

– Esplori ad Komenci.  Sunday April 23, 2:30pm, Melrose United Church (Locke and Homewood Sts.) Adults $18.  Sr/Stu $15. 12 and Under Free. Information 905-304-8945.


CANTERBURY HILLS CAMP OPEN HOUSE ~ You, your family and friends are cordially invited to our Open House on Sunday, May 14 between 1 and 4pm. There is no admission fee. We just want you to come for the tour, scavenger hunt challenge, meet our summer staff, games & crafts, wall climbing, a BBQ and more!


23RD ANNUAL LOBSTER & RIB FEST, presented by Rotary Clubs of Dundas, is on Saturday May 27, 2017 at Harry Howell Arena, 27 Hwy 5, Waterdown. Doors open 5pm, Pasta Bar 5:30 to 6:30pm. Dinner 6pm: 2 Lobsters or 2 half racks of ribs or 1 of each. Silent and live auction. Licensed by LCBO. Tickets $55 / person from or call 905-627-3355. Dance to the “Null Hypothesis” from 8:30 to 11pm.



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