October 13, 2019

THIS WEEK AT ST. JAMES
Sunday, October 13
10:30 am Thanksgiving Service at St. James
2:00 pm Thanksgiving Service at St. David’s

Tuesday, October 15
10:00 am Bible Study in the Parlour. Everyone is welcome.
11:00 am Tuesday Hot Meal.
3:00 pm Meditation Group gathers in the Meeting Room.

Wednesday, October 16
2:00 pm Senior Fellowship will gather at the Antigonish Heritage Museum for a presentation by Jocelyn Gillis followed by lunch.

Thursday, October 17
11:00 am Thursday Hot Meal
6:00 pm Ladies Choir
6:30 pm Choir

Scripture Readings for Next Sunday (October 20, 2019)
Genesis 32:22-31 • 2 Timothy 3:14-17 • Luke 18:1-8

Next Sunday is World Food Sunday. As we consider the gift of food and the problem of hunger, everyone is invited to bring in something for the Antigonish Food Bank. Currently the items the food bank especially needs include: Canned vegetables/fruits/beans/soups, Spaghetti (canned), feminine hygiene products, and toilet paper, Items also requested include Flour, Sugar, Kraft Dinner, Cereal, and disposable razors.

Truth & Reconciliation – Call #18 Health – We call upon the federal, provincial, territorial, and Aboriginal governments to acknowledge that the current state of Aboriginal health in Canada is a direct result of previous Canadian government policies, including residential schools, and to recognize and implement the health-care rights of Aboriginal people as identified in international law, constitutional law, and under the Treaties.

If you would like to sponsor the bulletin in celebration or memory of a loved one or a special day, please call the office at 863-2001 and let Patsy know.

Stewardship Thought for this Week (October 13, 2019)
When God’s promises take root in our heart, there is always a bumper crop of faithfulness.

UPCOMING AT ST. JAMES
Tuesday, October 22
2:00 p.m. Hospitality Committee will meet. (Please note change of Date and Time)

Wednesday, October 23
11:00 am Worship at the Maples in the Theater (downstairs). Everyone is welcome.

Sunday, October 27
10:30 am Anniversary Service at St. James. Come as we celebrate 215 years of faithful presence in Antigonish and welcome the Rev. Jan Aylward to the pulpit.

Did you know? PAR (Pre Authorized Remittance) is as easy to start as one-two-three. 1) Ask to sign up at the church office. 2)Fill in the amount you want to give each month. 3) Know that each month your gift goes to help the church do God’s work here in Antigonish and around the world! If you are interested in PAR please speak to Pamela Cunningham or drop by the church office.

Looking for find St. James on the web? Our website is at www.stjamesuc.com. Through that page you can link to our Twitter account as well as our facebook page.

Interested in having the weekly sermon delivered to your inbox? Just send a message to weekly.sermons@stjamesuc.com or the church office asking to join the mailing list.

COMMUNITY EVENTS
Christmas Dinner Coordinator: we have many volunteers that are willing to help out with the Christmas Dinner but we need a coordinator. If you or someone you know is interested in being the coordinator for the Christmas Dinner please contact the church office, 902-863-2001.

On Thurs, 17 Oct, at 11:30 there will be an event to mark The International Day for the Eradication of Poverty at the People’s Place Library. This is a “lunch and learn” with brown bag lunches provided. Most of the federal election candidates will be in attendance and will have a few minutes to speak followed by a short Q&A session. They will be asked to address the serious issue of poverty in our community.

Thursday, October 24, 7.30 pm “Jean Vanier: His Faith and Legacy” – Dr. Michael W. Higgins (Distinguished Professor of Catholic Thought at Sacred Heart University in Connecticutt and author of Jean Vanier: Logician of the Heart.) will give a public talk on Jean Vanier’s life and legacy on in the Auditorium, Mulroney Hall (MULH 2070) at St FX University. All are welcome.

Antigonish Lions Club Pancake and Sausage Breakfast, Sunday October 27th , 9-1, Lions’ Den, Highland Drive Ext. Donations at the door for Helping the Helpers.

Sunday October 27 7:00 -9:00 Dutch Heritage evening at Arras Branch 59 Royal Canadian Legion. Following the end of WW2 Dutch citizens were encouraged to immigrate to Canada. Many of these people decided to settle in Antigonish where they established successful farms. We continue to see the next generations of these settlers flourishing all throughout Antigonish town and county. To celebrate this proud legacy, the Royal Canadian Legion with the help of the Museum Studies class from St.F.X., is hosting a Dutch Heritage evening. This event will be an open time of sharing where we hope to have artifacts as well as a power point presentation showing relevant historic photos. We hope the local Dutch community will bring in items that help tell the story of their arrival and settling in Canada. Light refreshments will be served.

...To Live With Respect In Creation...

We affirm in the creed of the United Church of Canada that we are called to live in right relationship with each other and with the creation God has entrusted to us. In this era where we are more aware than ever of our impact on the environment we are called to act in order to care for the world. As thankful people we are to be grateful for the earth and allow that gratitude shape the way we live within creation.

What can we do at home?
-Insulate around windows and doors
-Only wash when there is a full load or use a smaller setting
-Use a clothesline instead of the dryer
-Use a reusable water bottle/coffee mug
-Grow a garden
-Plan meals without meat during the week

What can we do when we shop?
-Don’t buy if you don’t need
-Buy fresh fruit only in season
-Shop for local fruits and vegetables
-Use reusable bags
-Consider shopping at a consignment store
-Consider repairing instead of replacing

What can we do in our community?
-Walk or bike where possible
-Use public transportation
-Do many tasks in one trip instead of many small trips
-Don’t let your vehicle idle when you drive

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