Announcements for October 26

The Official Board of St. James will meet after the service. At 2:30, the board will meet with representatives of the Presbytery Pastoral Oversight Committee.
All members of the board are asked to attend.
There is a Sunday lunch, hosted by Phyllis Rose and Virtue Tulk, following today's service.
Adults: $7; children under 12: $3; family: $20.
Scripture reader: Audrey Cox
Flowers have been placed in the sanctuary in loving memory of David Bennett.

The proceeds from Talent Balloon projects can be returned to the church. On your envelope, please write your name, your envelope number, and the amount you received from the church for the project. (If you didn't take a Talent Balloon envelope but are making a donation to the project, please indicate that.) This will facilitate the accounting of money given and received. The time and talents shared have been enjoyed by many people.
Scripture readings for November 2 
  Matthew 23:1-12  
  Joshua 3:7-17  
  Psalm 107:1-7, 33-37  
  1 Thessalonians 2:9-13  
In order to finish the year with a balanced budget, the Stewards are asking congregation members to consider increasing your giving by 15 to 20 percent for the remaining weeks of the year. (If your weekly giving is $10, for example, that would mean increasing to $11.50 or $12.00.) If you have any questions, please contact Anne Laybolt.

Thanks to everyone for all the support with the Flea Market: donating so many great items, working before and during the sale; providing lunch; packing up items; and loading the truck. The Stewardship Committee extends many, many thanks. The event raised $1950 for the church.

There will be a Sunday lunch, hosted by the UCW, on November 2.

The Worship Committee meets after the service on November 2.

All former Dartmouth Choral Society choir members, conductors, and accompanists are invited to join current choir members at the 60th Anniversary Celebration Coffee House. The afternoon of music, desserts, and reminiscing will be held Sunday, November 16, from 2 to 4, at St. Thomas More Church Hall (Caledonia Road). Kindly reply before November 8 by phoning 463-5496.

The annual St. James Christmas Tea and Sale will be held on December 6.

St. James Book Club
Last month, the Book Club started its season in high style with Donna Tartt's The Goldinch. On Tuesday, October 28, we will be examining a Canadian classic, The Stone Angel by Margaret Laurence.
More information and a list of upcoming titles.

Thank you for keeping St. James a scent-free environment.