Anglican Church of Canada

 St. James Anglican Church

 

  

Thought of the Week

 

“Stepping out of the busyness, stopping our endless pursuit of getting somewhere else,
is perhaps the most beautiful offering we can make to our spirit.”


—  Tara Brach  —

 

 

Christmas 2018
 

 

 

Announcements

Click the link for our weekly St James Community News: Harvesting Life: People on the Move


Click the link to read our Winter Newsletter.


Read Rev. Ann's Christmas letter.


Join us for A Quiet Christmas service next Tuesday, December 18th at 7pm. Not just for mourners but for those who seek some calm before the chaos. All are welcome.


Preparations are under way to organize the decorating of our church for the Christmas season. Christmas flowers and greenery help to transform our space! If you would like to contribute through a memorial donation (which will be listed in the Christmas bulletins), please submit your gift with memorial tribute by December 16th. You have a few options: put an envelope on the plate, drop by the office, or use click here to DONATE using credit card. If you choose this last option, please contact the office as well with your memorial tribute. 


Wednesday Morning Prayer at 10 am. All are welcome.


Women's Community Lunch: Every Wednesday at 12 noon in our Butterfly Hall. Free and Fun!


On Friday, December 21st at 7:30 pm, Family and Children's Services of Guelph and Wellington County in collaboration with the Guelph Chamber Choir is presenting a sing along performance of an abridged version on Handel's Messiah at St George's Church, Guelph. Instead of a ticket purchase, each person attending the Messiah Sing-Along concert is invited to make a donation to the Children First Fund. More information can be found on their website.


Our next Taizé Service is on Wednesday, December 26th at 7pm. Take time out and join us for an ecumenical service of song, prayer and meditation held in the beauty of candlelight. Our theme this month is 'Celebration'.
This service is held at 7pm on the 4th Wednesday of each month (except July/August).


Centre Wellington Food Bank needs instant coffee. Please leave donations in the baskets in the narthex. Thank you for your continued support.


It Takes A "Knitwork": Guelph-Wellington Women in Crisis invite you to participate in this knitwork - an arts engagement project to raise awareness about human trafficking in our community. Join and help build a blanket of community support by donating 8" x 8" knit or crochet squares, any colour, any texture. Drop off squares at St. James by January 15th, 2019, and we will deliver them to Women in Crisis for you! For further information click here.


Sunday, December 16th - 2nd of Advent  |  9 am & 10:30 

9 am, BCP Lectionary:
1 Corinthians 4:1-5; Matthew 11:2-10

10:30 am, RCL Lectionary:
Zephaniah 3:14-20; Isaiah 12:2-6; Philippians 4:4-7; Luke 3:7-18

 

 

Bible Readings: Click on the reading for a link to the text

 

 

 



 

 

Coming Events

Sunday, December 16
THIRD SUNDAY OF ADVENT

Sunday, December 16
9am Service

Traditional Anglican service [no music]


Sunday, December 16
10:30am Service

Modern Anglican service with music


Monday, December 17
10am: Al-Anon Meeting

Weekly meeting in the Witcher Room.


Tuesday, December 18
9:30am: Quilting Bees

Quilters meet in our Butterfly Hall each Tuesday. Anyone is welcome to join for a time of fellowship and to learn the art of hand quilting.


Tuesday, December 18
6.30-8pm: Gentle Flow Yoga

Click here for further information.


Tuesday, December 18
7pm: A Quiet Christmas Service

Join us for a Quiet Christmas Service (not just for mourners but for those who seek some calm before the chaos). All are welcome
 


Tuesday, December 18
7pm: Narcotics Anonymous

Weekly meeting in the Witcher Room.


Wednesday, December 19
10 am: Morning Prayer

All are welcome.


Wednesday, December 19
10:30am: ACW Meeting

In the Witcher Room.


Wednesday, December 19
12pm: Women's Community Lunch

Need a friend? Be a friend. Come on out to our Women's Community Lunch. Held every Wednesday in our Butterfly Hall. Free and fun!


Thursday, December 20
6.30-8pm: Gentle Flow Yoga

Click here for further information.


Thursday, December 20
7pm: Al Anon Meeting

Weekly meeting in the Witcher Room.


Friday, December 21
6pm: Community Dinner

All are welcome!


Sunday, December 23
FOURTH SUNDAY OF ADVENT

Sunday, December 23
10:30 am: Hanging the Greens Service

Join us on this fourth Sunday of Advent as we recall traditions and decorate the church for Christmas.for 'Hanging of the Greens' Service


Monday, December 24
10am: Al-Anon Meeting

Weekly meeting in the Witcher Room.


Monday, December 24
4:30 pm: Family Christmas Service

A family Christmas service with a special something for everyone!


Monday, December 24
8 pm: Christmas Choral Eucharist

Join us for Christmas Choral Eucharist with candlelight.


Tuesday, December 25
10:30 am: Christmas Day Eucharist

A quiet BCP service.


Tuesday, December 25
7pm: Narcotics Anonymous

Weekly meeting in the Witcher Room.


Wednesday, December 26
7pm: Taizé Service

Take time out and join us at for an ecumenical service of song, prayer and meditation held in the beauty of candlelight. All members of the community are welcome to join in this practice of music and meditation. This month our theme is Celebration.


Thursday, December 27
7pm: Al Anon Meeting

Weekly meeting in the Witcher Room.


Saturday, December 29
Hall Rental

Private party.


Sunday, December 30
10:30am Service

Modern Anglican service with music


Monday, December 31
10am: Al-Anon Meeting

Weekly meeting in the Witcher Room.


Wednesday, January 02
10 am: Morning Prayer

All are welcome.


Wednesday, January 02
12pm: Women's Community Lunch

Need a friend? Be a friend. Come on out to our Women's Community Lunch. Held every Wednesday in our Butterfly Hall. Free and fun!


Thursday, January 03
10 am: Prayer Shawl Ministry

The Prayer Shawl Ministry at St James is an outreach ministry within our parish and the community. The group meets on the first Thursday of each month in the Witcher Room. All are welcome.


Tuesday, January 08
6.30-8pm: Gentle Flow Yoga

Click here for further information.


Wednesday, January 09
10 am: Morning Prayer

All are welcome.


Wednesday, January 09
12pm: Women's Community Lunch

Need a friend? Be a friend. Come on out to our Women's Community Lunch. Held every Wednesday in our Butterfly Hall. Free and fun!


Thursday, January 10
6.30-8pm: Gentle Flow Yoga

Click here for further information.


Saturday, January 12
8:30-10am Kind & Strong Flow Yoga

Click here for further information.


Monday, January 14
8pm: Fergus & District Camera Club Meeting

Click here for further information


Tuesday, January 15
6.30-8pm: Gentle Flow Yoga

Click here for further information.


Wednesday, January 16
10 am: Morning Prayer

All are welcome.


Wednesday, January 16
12pm: Women's Community Lunch

Need a friend? Be a friend. Come on out to our Women's Community Lunch. Held every Wednesday in our Butterfly Hall. Free and fun!


Thursday, January 17
6.30-8pm: Gentle Flow Yoga

Click here for further information.


Saturday, January 19
8:30-10am Kind & Strong Flow Yoga

Click here for further information.


Tuesday, January 22
6.30-8pm: Gentle Flow Yoga

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Wednesday, January 23
10 am: Morning Prayer

All are welcome.


Wednesday, January 23
12pm: Women's Community Lunch

Need a friend? Be a friend. Come on out to our Women's Community Lunch. Held every Wednesday in our Butterfly Hall. Free and fun!


Wednesday, January 23
7pm: Taizé Service

Take time out and join us at for an ecumenical service of song, prayer and meditation held in the beauty of candlelight. All members of the community are welcome to join in this practice of music and meditation. This month our theme is Starlight.


Thursday, January 24
6.30-8pm: Gentle Flow Yoga

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Saturday, January 26
8:30-10am Kind & Strong Flow Yoga

Click here for further information.


Monday, January 28
8pm: Fergus & District Camera Club Meeting

Click here for further information


Wednesday, January 30
10 am: Morning Prayer

All are welcome.


Wednesday, January 30
12pm: Women's Community Lunch

Need a friend? Be a friend. Come on out to our Women's Community Lunch. Held every Wednesday in our Butterfly Hall. Free and fun!


Thursday, January 31
6.30-8pm: Gentle Flow Yoga

Click here for further information.


Saturday, February 02
8:30-10am Kind & Strong Flow Yoga

Click here for further information.


Tuesday, February 05
6.30-8pm: Gentle Flow Yoga

Click here for further information.


Wednesday, February 06
10 am: Morning Prayer

All are welcome.


Wednesday, February 06
12pm: Women's Community Lunch

Need a friend? Be a friend. Come on out to our Women's Community Lunch. Held every Wednesday in our Butterfly Hall. Free and fun!


Thursday, February 07
10am: Prayer Shawl Ministry

The Prayer Shawl Ministry at St James is an outreach ministry within our parish and the community. The group meets on the first Thursday of each month in the Witcher Room. All are welcome.


Thursday, February 07
6.30-8pm: Gentle Flow Yoga

Click here for further information.


Saturday, February 09
8:30-10am Kind & Strong Flow Yoga

Click here for further information.


Monday, February 11
8pm: Fergus & District Camera Club Meeting

Click here for further information


Tuesday, February 12
6.30-8pm: Gentle Flow Yoga

Click here for further information.


Wednesday, February 13
10 am: Morning Prayer

All are welcome.


Wednesday, February 13
12pm: Women's Community Lunch

Need a friend? Be a friend. Come on out to our Women's Community Lunch. Held every Wednesday in our Butterfly Hall. Free and fun!


Thursday, February 14
6.30-8pm: Gentle Flow Yoga

Click here for further information.


Saturday, February 16
8:30-10am Kind & Strong Flow Yoga

Click here for further information.


Tuesday, February 19
6.30-8pm: Gentle Flow Yoga

Click here for further information.


Wednesday, February 20
10 am: Morning Prayer

All are welcome.


Wednesday, February 20
12pm: Women's Community Lunch

Need a friend? Be a friend. Come on out to our Women's Community Lunch. Held every Wednesday in our Butterfly Hall. Free and fun!


Thursday, February 21
6.30-8pm: Gentle Flow Yoga

Click here for further information.


Saturday, February 23
8:30-10am Kind & Strong Flow Yoga

Click here for further information.


Monday, February 25
8pm: Fergus & District Camera Club Meeting

Click here for further information


Tuesday, February 26
6.30-8pm: Gentle Flow Yoga

Click here for further information.


Wednesday, February 27
10 am: Morning Prayer

All are welcome.


Wednesday, February 27
12pm: Women's Community Lunch

Need a friend? Be a friend. Come on out to our Women's Community Lunch. Held every Wednesday in our Butterfly Hall. Free and fun!


Saturday, March 02
8:30-10am Kind & Strong Flow Yoga

Click here for further information.


Tuesday, March 05
6.30-8pm: Gentle Flow Yoga

Click here for further information.


Wednesday, March 06
10 am: Morning Prayer

All are welcome.


Wednesday, March 06
12pm: Women's Community Lunch

Need a friend? Be a friend. Come on out to our Women's Community Lunch. Held every Wednesday in our Butterfly Hall. Free and fun!


Thursday, March 07
10am: Prayer Shawl Ministry

The Prayer Shawl Ministry at St James is an outreach ministry within our parish and the community. The group meets on the first Thursday of each month in the Witcher Room. All are welcome.


Thursday, March 07
6.30-8pm: Gentle Flow Yoga

Click here for further information.


Saturday, March 09
8:30-10am Kind & Strong Flow Yoga

Click here for further information.


Monday, March 11
8pm: Fergus & District Camera Club Meeting

Click here for further information


Wednesday, March 13
10 am: Morning Prayer

All are welcome.


Wednesday, March 13
12pm: Women's Community Lunch

Need a friend? Be a friend. Come on out to our Women's Community Lunch. Held every Wednesday in our Butterfly Hall. Free and fun!


Saturday, March 16
8:30-10am Kind & Strong Flow Yoga

Click here for further information.


Tuesday, March 19
6.30-8pm: Gentle Flow Yoga

Click here for further information.


Wednesday, March 20
10 am: Morning Prayer

All are welcome.


Wednesday, March 20
12pm: Women's Community Lunch

Need a friend? Be a friend. Come on out to our Women's Community Lunch. Held every Wednesday in our Butterfly Hall. Free and fun!


Thursday, March 21
6.30-8pm: Gentle Flow Yoga

Click here for further information.


Saturday, March 23
8:30-10am Kind & Strong Flow Yoga

Click here for further information.


Monday, March 25
8pm: Fergus & District Camera Club Meeting

Click here for further information


Tuesday, March 26
6.30-8pm: Gentle Flow Yoga

Click here for further information.


Wednesday, March 27
10 am: Morning Prayer

All are welcome.


Wednesday, March 27
12pm: Women's Community Lunch

Need a friend? Be a friend. Come on out to our Women's Community Lunch. Held every Wednesday in our Butterfly Hall. Free and fun!


Thursday, March 28
6.30-8pm: Gentle Flow Yoga

Click here for further information.


Wednesday, April 03
10 am: Morning Prayer

All are welcome.


Wednesday, April 03
12pm: Women's Community Lunch

Need a friend? Be a friend. Come on out to our Women's Community Lunch. Held every Wednesday in our Butterfly Hall. Free and fun!


Thursday, April 04
10am: Prayer Shawl Ministry

The Prayer Shawl Ministry at St James is an outreach ministry within our parish and the community. The group meets on the first Thursday of each month in the Witcher Room. All are welcome.


Monday, April 08
8pm: Fergus & District Camera Club Meeting

Click here for further information


Wednesday, April 10
10 am: Morning Prayer

All are welcome.


Wednesday, April 10
12pm: Women's Community Lunch

Need a friend? Be a friend. Come on out to our Women's Community Lunch. Held every Wednesday in our Butterfly Hall. Free and fun!


Wednesday, April 17
10 am: Morning Prayer

All are welcome.


Wednesday, April 17
12pm: Women's Community Lunch

Need a friend? Be a friend. Come on out to our Women's Community Lunch. Held every Wednesday in our Butterfly Hall. Free and fun!


Monday, April 22
8pm: Fergus & District Camera Club Meeting

Click here for further information


Wednesday, April 24
10 am: Morning Prayer

All are welcome.


Wednesday, April 24
12pm: Women's Community Lunch

Need a friend? Be a friend. Come on out to our Women's Community Lunch. Held every Wednesday in our Butterfly Hall. Free and fun!


Wednesday, May 01
10 am: Morning Prayer

All are welcome.


Wednesday, May 01
12pm: Women's Community Lunch

Need a friend? Be a friend. Come on out to our Women's Community Lunch. Held every Wednesday in our Butterfly Hall. Free and fun!


Thursday, May 02
10am: Prayer Shawl Ministry

The Prayer Shawl Ministry at St James is an outreach ministry within our parish and the community. The group meets on the first Thursday of each month in the Witcher Room. All are welcome.


Thursday, May 02
10am: Prayer Shawl Ministry

The Prayer Shawl Ministry at St James is an outreach ministry within our parish and the community. The group meets on the first Thursday of each month in the Witcher Room. All are welcome.


Wednesday, May 08
10 am: Morning Prayer

All are welcome.


Wednesday, May 08
12pm: Women's Community Lunch

Need a friend? Be a friend. Come on out to our Women's Community Lunch. Held every Wednesday in our Butterfly Hall. Free and fun!


Wednesday, May 15
10 am: Morning Prayer

All are welcome.


Wednesday, May 15
12pm: Women's Community Lunch

Need a friend? Be a friend. Come on out to our Women's Community Lunch. Held every Wednesday in our Butterfly Hall. Free and fun!


Wednesday, May 22
10 am: Morning Prayer

All are welcome.


Wednesday, May 22
12pm: Women's Community Lunch

Need a friend? Be a friend. Come on out to our Women's Community Lunch. Held every Wednesday in our Butterfly Hall. Free and fun!


Wednesday, May 29
10 am: Morning Prayer

All are welcome.


Wednesday, May 29
12pm: Women's Community Lunch

Need a friend? Be a friend. Come on out to our Women's Community Lunch. Held every Wednesday in our Butterfly Hall. Free and fun!


Wednesday, June 05
10 am: Morning Prayer

All are welcome.


Wednesday, June 05
12pm: Women's Community Lunch

Need a friend? Be a friend. Come on out to our Women's Community Lunch. Held every Wednesday in our Butterfly Hall. Free and fun!


Thursday, June 06
10am: Prayer Shawl Ministry

The Prayer Shawl Ministry at St James is an outreach ministry within our parish and the community. The group meets on the first Thursday of each month in the Witcher Room. All are welcome.


Tuesday, June 11
11am to 3pm: Prayer Shawl Conference

Check back here soon for further information.


Wednesday, June 12
10 am: Morning Prayer

All are welcome.


Wednesday, June 12
12pm: Women's Community Lunch

Need a friend? Be a friend. Come on out to our Women's Community Lunch. Held every Wednesday in our Butterfly Hall. Free and fun!


Wednesday, June 19
10 am: Morning Prayer

All are welcome.


Wednesday, June 19
12pm: Women's Community Lunch

Need a friend? Be a friend. Come on out to our Women's Community Lunch. Held every Wednesday in our Butterfly Hall. Free and fun!


Wednesday, June 26
10 am: Morning Prayer

All are welcome.


Wednesday, June 26
12pm: Women's Community Lunch

Need a friend? Be a friend. Come on out to our Women's Community Lunch. Held every Wednesday in our Butterfly Hall. Free and fun!


Wednesday, July 03
12pm: Women's Community Lunch

Need a friend? Be a friend. Come on out to our Women's Community Lunch. Held every Wednesday in our Butterfly Hall. Free and fun!


Wednesday, July 10
12pm: Women's Community Lunch

Need a friend? Be a friend. Come on out to our Women's Community Lunch. Held every Wednesday in our Butterfly Hall. Free and fun!


Wednesday, July 17
12pm: Women's Community Lunch

Need a friend? Be a friend. Come on out to our Women's Community Lunch. Held every Wednesday in our Butterfly Hall. Free and fun!


Wednesday, July 24
12pm: Women's Community Lunch

Need a friend? Be a friend. Come on out to our Women's Community Lunch. Held every Wednesday in our Butterfly Hall. Free and fun!


Wednesday, July 31
12pm: Women's Community Lunch

Need a friend? Be a friend. Come on out to our Women's Community Lunch. Held every Wednesday in our Butterfly Hall. Free and fun!


Wednesday, August 07
12pm: Women's Community Lunch

Need a friend? Be a friend. Come on out to our Women's Community Lunch. Held every Wednesday in our Butterfly Hall. Free and fun!


Wednesday, August 14
12pm: Women's Community Lunch

Need a friend? Be a friend. Come on out to our Women's Community Lunch. Held every Wednesday in our Butterfly Hall. Free and fun!


Wednesday, August 21
12pm: Women's Community Lunch

Need a friend? Be a friend. Come on out to our Women's Community Lunch. Held every Wednesday in our Butterfly Hall. Free and fun!


Wednesday, August 28
12pm: Women's Community Lunch

Need a friend? Be a friend. Come on out to our Women's Community Lunch. Held every Wednesday in our Butterfly Hall. Free and fun!


Wednesday, September 04
12pm: Women's Community Lunch

Need a friend? Be a friend. Come on out to our Women's Community Lunch. Held every Wednesday in our Butterfly Hall. Free and fun!


Monday, September 09
8pm: Fergus & District Camera Club Meeting

Click here for more information


Wednesday, September 11
12pm: Women's Community Lunch

Need a friend? Be a friend. Come on out to our Women's Community Lunch. Held every Wednesday in our Butterfly Hall. Free and fun!


Wednesday, September 18
12pm: Women's Community Lunch

Need a friend? Be a friend. Come on out to our Women's Community Lunch. Held every Wednesday in our Butterfly Hall. Free and fun!


Wednesday, September 25
12pm: Women's Community Lunch

Need a friend? Be a friend. Come on out to our Women's Community Lunch. Held every Wednesday in our Butterfly Hall. Free and fun!


Wednesday, October 02
12pm: Women's Community Lunch

Need a friend? Be a friend. Come on out to our Women's Community Lunch. Held every Wednesday in our Butterfly Hall. Free and fun!


Wednesday, October 09
12pm: Women's Community Lunch

Need a friend? Be a friend. Come on out to our Women's Community Lunch. Held every Wednesday in our Butterfly Hall. Free and fun!


Wednesday, October 16
12pm: Women's Community Lunch

Need a friend? Be a friend. Come on out to our Women's Community Lunch. Held every Wednesday in our Butterfly Hall. Free and fun!


Wednesday, October 23
12pm: Women's Community Lunch

Need a friend? Be a friend. Come on out to our Women's Community Lunch. Held every Wednesday in our Butterfly Hall. Free and fun!


Wednesday, October 30
12pm: Women's Community Lunch

Need a friend? Be a friend. Come on out to our Women's Community Lunch. Held every Wednesday in our Butterfly Hall. Free and fun!


Wednesday, November 06
12pm: Women's Community Lunch

Need a friend? Be a friend. Come on out to our Women's Community Lunch. Held every Wednesday in our Butterfly Hall. Free and fun!


Wednesday, November 13
12pm: Women's Community Lunch

Need a friend? Be a friend. Come on out to our Women's Community Lunch. Held every Wednesday in our Butterfly Hall. Free and fun!


Wednesday, November 20
12pm: Women's Community Lunch

Need a friend? Be a friend. Come on out to our Women's Community Lunch. Held every Wednesday in our Butterfly Hall. Free and fun!


Wednesday, November 27
12pm: Women's Community Lunch

Need a friend? Be a friend. Come on out to our Women's Community Lunch. Held every Wednesday in our Butterfly Hall. Free and fun!


Wednesday, December 04
12pm: Women's Community Lunch

Need a friend? Be a friend. Come on out to our Women's Community Lunch. Held every Wednesday in our Butterfly Hall. Free and fun!


Wednesday, December 11
12pm: Women's Community Lunch

Need a friend? Be a friend. Come on out to our Women's Community Lunch. Held every Wednesday in our Butterfly Hall. Free and fun!


Wednesday, December 18
12pm: Women's Community Lunch

Need a friend? Be a friend. Come on out to our Women's Community Lunch. Held every Wednesday in our Butterfly Hall. Free and fun!


Wednesday, June 24
Bishops Visit

 

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St. James Anglican Church

P.O. Box 93
171 Queen St. E.,
Fergus, ON  N1M 2W7

519-843-2141

Worship Services
Sunday 9:00am Traditional Anglican Service [no music]
  10:30am Modern Anglican Service with Music
Summer Sundays 9:30am July and August
Wednesday 10:00am Morning Prayer [no service July/Aug]
4th Wednesday 7:00pm Taizé [no service July/Aug]
Office Hours
Monday to Thursday 9:00am to Noon

 

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