Diary

INTERREGNUM
St. James’s is in an interregnum until the appointment of a new rector. The interim Rector is Rev. Canon Richard Grosse.[Rector of Aberfoyle and Callander He will have pastoral charge of the congregation during the vacancy and must be consulted in relation to any proposed baptisms, funerals or weddings. His telephone number is 01877 382887 and e-mail richard_grosse@hotmail.com
SUNDAY 8.30am SERVICE

During the Interregnum there will be an 8.30am service on the first Sunday of the month only.

SUNDAY 16th DECEMBER

At 6.30pm a Service of Nine Lessons and Carols, with mulled wine and mince pies after the service.

SUNDAY 23rd
10.30am Sung Eucharist
2.00pm Making Christingles in the Parish Rooms – with festive music and refreshments while we work.

7.30pm St. James’s will provide the venue for the Dollar  Pop Up Concert  – with refreshments afterwards.

MONDAY 24th
4.30pm Christingle Service – Angel and shepherd headdresses will be available if you wish to dress up.
11.00pm Midnight Mass

TUESDAY 25th
10.30am Christmas Day Service

We look forward to welcoming you at any or all of our services.

Advent Reflection Meetings – Take a break from the stresses of the season at our Advent Reflections on the theme  “Advent Journeys” at 10.30 on Thursdays 6th, 13th and 20th December in the Parish Rooms. Come to one, two or all three meetings,the first Thursday is “Mary’s Journey”., followed by Joseph’s Journey and then the Shepherds’ Journey If you prefer to meet on Thursday evenings, let Laurene know at stjames@warpmail.net and if several people request this, an evening session will also be run. Each meeting will include a bible reading, prayer, reflection and music connected with the theme. All welcome.

Young People   The first Sunday of the month is an All Age Service in church. There is an area at the back of the church with toys, colouring sheets,crayons etc which children are welcome to use at any time throughout the service. For more  information about activities for young people please see the page Spiritual Life and Education – Children’s Programme.

 

CHARITY NEWS

The two organisations which we have picked to support in 2018-2019 are The Bethany Christian Trust (www.bethanychristiantrust.com ) as our home charity and Send a Cow (www.sendacow.org ) as our away charity.  These are both very worthwhile causes and I’m sure we all look forward to finding out more about them over the coming year.

FOOD BANK
There is a box at the back of the church for donations of food (non-perishable items only) to help stock the food bank in Sauchie which is helping to meet the basic needs of those in want during these difficult economic times. Contact person: Sybil Brinham

 

 

SHOPPING ON-LINE?
St. James’s is  registered with easyfundraising.com. If you shop on-line with any of over 3000 well known retailers listed on easyfundraising.org.uk a percentage of what you spend is passed to St. James the Great Episcopal Church-Dollar at no additional cost to yourself. We have now raised over £150 for St. James’s. Please register to support us today at https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/stjamesdollar