Announcements for September 21

Coffee fellowship follows the service. Please join us.
Ushers: Bill Purvis, Bernie Allen, Betty Bembridge, Melanie Rendell, Ray Rendell, Nelson Watson
The Committee of Stewards will meet following the service.
The proceeds from Talent Balloon projects can be returned to the church beginning on Sunday, October 19. The Stewardship Committee, on behalf of the entire congregation, wishes to extend heartfelt thanks to all those who contributed so meaningfully.
Please indicate, on the envelope containing your donation, your name, envelope number, and the amount you received from the church in your Talent Balloon envelope(s). (If you did not take a talent balloon envelope but are making a donation to this project, please indicate that as well.) Many people have enjoyed the talents that have been shared. Again, thanks to all those who participated.
Scripture readings for September 28 
  Exodus 17:1-7  
  Psalm 78:1-4, 12-16  
  Philippians 2:1-13  
  Matthew 21:23-32  
Workshop Wednesdays will resume on October 1. Bring in your knitting, quilting, sewing, or smocking-whatever project you're working on-and make progress on it while sharing conversation and finding encouragement from others. There's no time commitment; come when you're able. The group meets each Wednesday in the parlour from 1 to 4. Everyone who comes brings $2; a small amount supports the craft group's cost, while the rest goes to the church building fund. For more information, contact Bonnie Hudson (or 469-9339).

The Christmas Tea and Sale will be on December 6. Please mark your calendars for this wonderful event!

The Feast of Talents Committee  -  Ruby, Alex, Manuel, Tarah, Reid, Maddy, Earla, Lachlan, Grace, Adele, Lena, Thomas, and Shane  -  wants to thank everyone once again for their support of the event. They are happy to announce that the final total has been calculated: This year's Feast of Talents dinner raised $1,522.90.

The UCW's Annetta Rose unit will gather for their first fall meeting at 1:30 on Tuesday, September 23, at the home of Donna Kuhn. New people are welcome in either this group or the other St. James UCW unit, Miriam.

The Stewardship Committee is organizing the Fall Market, which will take place on Saturday, October 18. Please wait to bring items to the church until the weekend before the sale (i.e., October 11). The committee will be looking for many volunteers, (including someone able to do pickups of donated sale items). Please contact Melanie Rendell or Audrey Cox if you can help.

Bible study meetings are held every Wednesday morning at 10 in the parlour. Material can be picked up in the library on Sundays.

Sunday lunches, which are hosted by the Stewardship Committee, will begin on September 28. There is a calendar in the tunnel for those who wish to sign up for future lunches. If you (or your group) wish to host, the menu is your choice: soup, chili, etc.

The St. James Book Club is launching again with a compelling lineup of noteworthy titles. Meetings are held at 6:30 p.m. in the parlour on the last Tuesday of the month, and everyone is welcome.
More information and a list of the upcoming titles.

A volunteer is needed to handle subscriptions and annual renewals for the publication United Church Observer. Please phone the church office (464-8852) if you can take on this task.

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