Journeying together in Christ

Here is what’s happening this weekend and what’s coming up at St. James…

This Sunday we will be having a 9am style Book of Common Prayer Morning Prayer  and at 10:30am style Book of Alternative Services Morning Prayer.

I will preside and Canon Don Ford will give a presentation about the narrative budget.  We will be assisted by Stephen Hiscock. Jim Biagi, Meghrig Milkon and Michael Capon (on the organ).  

Services will available on our You Tube Channel from 6am: https://www.youtube.com/c/StJamesAnglicanChurchKingstonOntario

Children’s Church will meet by Zoom at 9:30am. 
Details will be emailed to parents/guardians.
For more information, email Lisa at lisa@stjameskingston.ca.    

The Youth will meet by Zoom at 11:15am. 
Details will be emailed to parents / guardians and youth. 
For more information, email Lisa at lisa@stjameskingston.ca.    

THERE IS NO COFFEE HOUR BY ZOOM this Sunday.  A social time will follow the Vestry meeting.   

The Annual Vestry Meeting will gather via Zoom at 2pm.  
Vestry Meeting Zoom details: Time: Feb 28, 2021 02:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
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The Vestry written reports have been emailed out.  The financials will be emailed out soon as they are ready.  If you would like copies printed or mailed, please be in touch with Marilyn at office@stjameskingston.caLOOKING AHEAD

Tuesday March 2

Women’s Bible Study
The Women’s Bible Study group meets Tuesday mornings at 9:30am on Zoom.  For more information or the Zoom code, please contact Elizabeth Rowland at lzbthrowland@gmail.com .  

Wednesday March 3rd

Pandemic Prayer Meeting by Zoom at 10:15am.
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Session 2 of our Lenten Bible Study with the Rev. Dr. Bill Morrow
at 7pm More details including how to connect are below.  This week’s study will be on Genesis 21 – The Expulsion of Hagar.  We had 60 people at the first session last week. 

Handouts and advanced reading can be found at https://stjameskingston.ca/lenten-series/

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Thursday March 4th
Bible Study by Zoom at Noon
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I look forward to worshipping with you online this weekend as well as celebrating God’s faithfulness at our Vestry meeting on Sunday afternoon.    

God Bless!

Andy

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February 28, 2021
Second Sunday in Lent

The Annual Vestry Meeting will gather via Zoom at 2pm.   Vestry Meeting Zoom details: Time: Feb 28, 2021 02:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
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        Meeting ID: 869 1379 6665 Passcode: 147209   The Vestry written reports have been emailed out.  The financials will be emailed out soon as they are ready.  If you would like copies printed or mailed, please be in touch with Marilyn at office@stjameskingston.ca

EASTER READINGS AND MUSIC 2021

Do you miss singing? Eight local churches (Chalmers United, Faith United, Princess Street United, St Andrew’s Presbyterian, St James’ Anglican, St Mark’s Lutheran, St Paul’s Anglican Sydenham, Sydenham Street United) are working together on a recorded Easter Readings and Music service, and you can participate!

The service will begin and end with video compilations of the great Easter hymns “Jesus Christ is risen today” and “Yours be the glory”, and everyone is invited to participate by video recording.

If you haven’t recorded a video before, don’t worry! It may feel like you’re singing a solo, but you’re not! Your recording will be blended together with all the other submissions, as in this example from Christmas: https://youtu.be/bvgbQZJGshE?t=344.

If you’re not sure how to use the technology, we encourage you to reach out to someone in your bubble for assistance, or to michael@stjameskingston.ca. The more people participate in the production, the better!

CLICK HERE for the detailed instructions and reference files

Have Fun!

Lent Madness 2021

Want to be inspired by some saintly souls this Lent and have fun along the way? Join with thousands of Christians across denominations who have discovered the joyful online learning community that is Lent Madness. With its unique blend of competition, education, and humor, Lent Madness allows participants to be inspired by the ways in which God has worked through the lives of saints over the generations. Based loosely on the NCAA basketball tournament of a similar name, this online devotion pits 32 saints against one another in a single-elimination bracket as voters choose their favorites throughout Lent.    Here’s how to participate: on the weekdays of Lent, information is posted at www.lentmadness.org about two different saints. Each pairing remains open for 24 hours as participants read about and then vote to determine which saint moves on to the next round. Sixteen saints make it to the Round of the Saintly Sixteen; eight advance to the Round of the Elate Eight; four make it to the Faithful Four; two to the Championship; and the winner is awarded the coveted Golden Halo.    This online annual Lenten series which is occasionally referred to as the “saintly smackdown”, begins its twelfth season on Thursday, February 18. You can either visit www.lentmadness.org daily to vote on competition days or sign up online to have descriptions of the two competitors in each race emailed to you. 

Children’s Church By Zoom – Sundays 9:30am

Details will be emailed to parents/guardians. For more information, email Lisa at lisa@stjameskingston.ca  

Joint (St. James & St. Mark’s) Online Youth Program – Sun. Feb. 14 at 11:15 AM   

We have continued to receive positive feedback from the youth who participate in our new Sunday Morning Online youth program. New participants who are in Jr. or Sr. High are most welcome!   

Join this week for the first time or come back for more.    Start Time: 11:15 AM    Each session will be 45 minutes to an hour MAX   

Sessions are co-led by St. James’ student interns, Mackenzie Maskery and Emilia Gardiner, who are both students at Queen’s.    Mackenzie is a third year life sciences student and Emilia is a 4th year music major in voice.    To assist Mackenzie and Emilia in planning, Mackenzie has set up each of the Sunday Morning Youth ZOOMs as recurring events on Eventbrite:    https://www.eventbrite.com/e/137779970601   Register online to receive the zoom coordinates!

Not sure whether you can make it or not? Register anyway. You can always cancel later. 

The Gathering – Sun. Feb. 28 @ 6 PM   

This week military chaplain and Anglican priest, the Rev. Major John Hounsell-Drover is our guest speaker. John’s topic is: “Who Do You Think You Are?” (Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16).   Here is the ZOOM link for this Sunday (Feb. 28). 

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Tuesdays – 9:30am

The Women’s Bible Study continues Tuesdays at 9:30 am on Zoom.

For more information or the Zoom code, please contact Elizabeth Rowland at lzbthrowland@gmail.com

Prayer Meeting by Zoom – Wednesdays at 10:15am

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Meeting ID: 995 773 015    Password: 1845

Session 2 of our Lenten Bible Study
with the Rev. Dr. Bill Morrow: Wednesday 7pm

This week’s study will be on Genesis 21 – The Expulsion of Hagar. 

We had 60 people at the first session last week.  Full Details, handouts and advanced reading can be found at https://stjameskingston.ca/lenten-series/

Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82370698764?pwd=ZlB6NWdqcktja1lNMGxZMkRTdUl6Zz09
Meeting ID: 823 7069 8764  Passcode: 938530

Bible Study by Zoom – Thursdays at 12:00 noon

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Save the Date for Online Screening in Faith Training  – Sat. March 27   

All those involved in ministries with children, youth and vulnerable adults (and new volunteers who anticipate getting involved in such ministries in the near future) are required to attend a Sexual Misconduct Prevention training every three years in accordance with the Diocese of Ontario Screening in Faith policy.     

Wayne Varley, Archdeacon of Ministry and Program for the Diocese of Ontario, has agreed to offer this training via Zoom to the members, clergy and staff of St. James who require it in March.   Date: Sat. March 27 Time: 10 a.m. – 12 noon    Please save this date and time in your calendars and plan now to attend this online training!  Lisa needs to send Wayne a list of all those who will be participating in the session in advance, so if you know now that you will be coming, please send her an email now at lisa@stjameskingston.ca and she’ll add you to the registration list.   

Even those members of St. James who participated in the two training events (led by the Rev. Canon David Smith)  that Lisa arranged previously will need to participate in this training if they are still active in ministries with vulnerable persons because it has been almost four years since those training sessions were held.   

Zoom coordinates will be sent to registrants closer to the training date.