Journeying together in Christ

Here is what is happening this weekend and onward at St. James.

Sunday September 27th

This Sunday is Orange Shirt Sunday.
We encourage people to wear an orange shirt to remember the damaging legacy of residential schools and to commit to a better future for the victims and their descendants.

Children’s Church by Zoom at 9:30am
Details will be E-mailed to parents.  For more information E-mail Lisa at

Youth Program in the Clarence Hale Room at 11am. 
Please enter via the office wing doors down the path (wooden doors with window).  If the weather is good, the program will take place outside on the church front lawn. For more information E-mail Lisa at

We have very limited capacity at 9am and 11am.  We are limited to 50 people at each service including clergy and staff.  The 11am service has 6 spots still available and we have quite a few available at the 9am service. 

Please note that masks are required at all services.  Any visiting after the services must be done outdoors.  Seating has been assigned at each service to allow the maximum number of people to participate.

The 9am service will be Book of Common Prayer Holy Communion with music from Michael Capon and Dave Barton. The 11am service will be Book of Alternative Services Holy Eucharist with music from Michael Capon, Dave Barton, Brian Black and Bob Burkholder (canting).

I will preach at both services.  The Rev. Tom Decker will celebrate at the 11am service. The 11am service will be live streamed on our You Tube channel.   The service will become a regular You Tube service about an hour after it has streamed.

Service Sheets will be E-mailed by Marilyn shortly (to those who requested it).  They will also be available at the back of the church.  If you are not receiving these and would like to, please E-mail Marilyn at

The Gathering will meet via Zoom at 6pm email for details and Zoom Coordinates

Bishop Michael will be with us on December 13th for services and Confirmation.  If you would like to be confirmed, please be in touch with me at   We will start sessions in mid-October. 

The week ahead at St. James

Tuesday September 29th

Women’s Bible Study
Will meet in the Clarence Hale Room at 9:30am.  We will continue with our study of “Women in the New Testament.” New members are welcome to join us.  Please contact Elizabeth Rowland for more information or to confirm your attendance at or by phone at 613-542-2485. We will need to follow all the diocesan Guidelines, so Elizabeth will send out further info to those who are interested in joining us.”

Wednesday September 30th

Prayer Meeting by Zoom at 10:15am
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 995 773 015    Password: 1845

Thursday October 1st

Bible Study by Zoom at Noon
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 413 840 118   Passcode: 1845

These Toronto phone numbers are also available
for you to phone into Zoom meetings:
647 374 4685 and 647 558 0588

A reminder that the procedure for attending services in person will require people to RSVP to the office by noon on Thursdays so that we know how many people to expect.  We will allow a few spots at each service for visitors that might show up on the day.   Sidespeople will ensure that we have a name and phone number for everyone in attendance.

Please do not RSVP until the Tuesday before the service you plan to attend.  Please E-mail or phone (613) 548-7254 ext. 1

Many people are choosing to connect with us online only and we will continue to do our best to make that as easy as possible for you. 

It is entirely possible that we might experience a local outbreak and depending on the severity, we will go back to the red stage and have services, meetings and studies online only again.

Looking ahead

The Wednesday Morning Eucharist hopes to restart in person worship in October.  More details will be shared soon.

Our parish office is open on Wednesday to Friday from 9am to 1pm.  Please E-mail or phone ahead of time if you need to drop in.  The door will be locked, so please ring the doorbell.  You will need to sign in (for contact tracing) and wear a face mask. 

I look forward to seeing many of you on Sunday!

God Bless!