Saturday 25 December 2021 – CHRISTMAS DAY


FOR UNTO US A CHILD IS BORN


If you are visiting us at St James this Christmas, it is wonderful you have joined us to celebrate the birth of our Lord. Please feel free to come to the Lord’s table for Communion or a blessing.


NOTICE OF SERVICES OVER CHRISTMAS


Christmas Eve Dec 24: 7pm Family Eucharist

11pm Traditional Christmas Eve Eucharist


Saturday Dec 25: 9am Christmas Day Eucharist with Bishop Paul Barker


Sunday Dec 26: 9am Service (Only ONE service in place of 8am & 10am)


Wednesday Dec 29: 10am service


Friday Dec 31: 11pm Watchnight Service


Sunday Jan2: 8am & 10am services (no 6pm service)


PLEASE TAKE NOTE:

Boxing Day: Sunday 26 December there will be just ONE morning service at 9am. Wednesday, 29 December service as usual. New Year’s Eve: There will be a watchnight service at 11pm on New Year’s Eve. Invite you friends and see in the New Year with prayer and sacrament.


CHRISTMAS BLESSINGS

Rev Graeme, Jane and family, Rev Michael and Meredith, along with Fr George, Faris and their family and Rev Oyem, Aney and their family would like to wish everyone a Happy, Holy and Safe Christmas.


COVID RULES

At the moment all services are now open to all people without distinction of vaccination status. However, QR code check-in is still required and masks for anyone over the age of 8.


MEMORIAL FLOWERS

The flowers in the church today have been given by Cliff and Lorraine Willis in memory of family members who have died. Never forgotten and remembered with much love.


OUR CMS MISSIONARY

Please remember to pray and support our CMS missionary, Zoe Creelman as she prepares to head to Arnhem Land at the beginning of 2022. Her profile can be found at: cms.org.au/missionaries/zoe-creelman.


SUMMER UNDER THE SUN (SUTS)

CMS is again running ‘Summer Under the Sun’ (SUTS) from 13-15 January 2022. More details Theme SOMETHING BIGGER. It will be a time of great teaching, fellowship, world mission and children's program. The gospel is a vision expander. It causes us to look up and lookout. Our immediate existence is given an external perspective. That is Something Bigger. https://www.cms.org.au/vic/get-involved/exploring-mission/mentac-victoria/


OUR PARISH HALL

The Parish Hall is finished and available again for use. We wish to express our profound gratitude to Margo Hartley for her generous donation and her oversight of this renovation. It has produced an extraordinary result with a fresh new Heritage look. There will be an official re-dedication early next year.


PLEASE REMEMBER IN YOUR PRAYERS

We pray for those who are sick or troubled in body or mind, or who have special needs: (Please email contact@stjamesdandenong.com or contact clergy for prayers for anyone who is in need of them). This week we continue to pray for: Mike; Mark; Hazel; Clovis; Rose; Rhonda; Tim; Muznah; Eva; Cecil. If you have placed a name in the Book for Prayers, please remove anyone who no longer needs them. Alternatively, email the office. We also pray for: The Diocese of North Queensland; Anglican Men's Society; St Luke's Vermont; Christmas Day Service @ St Paul’s Cathedral; Confirmation @ St John’s Bentleigh; Archbishop Philip and all our Bishops in their ministry this week. LAWN


MOWING ROSTER 2022:

8 January: Oyem & Rob

15 January: Rusty & Tyrone


READINGS FOR NEXT SUNDAY: 2 January, 2nd Sunday after Christmas

Jeremiah 31:7-14; Psalm 147:12-20; Ephesians 1:3-14; John 1:1-18.


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