Announcements for May 1

Today's Scripture Reader: Leanne Dharmaratnam

The UCW will host a lunch today. Other available dates to host are next Sunday, May 8 (Mother's Day); May 22; May 29; and June 5 and 12.

The official board meets this morning.

Many thanks to our UCW, who will be conducting our service on May 29. Rev. Fred will be in Sackville, New Brunswick, from May 26 to 29, for the 2016 Maritime Conference.

Thanks to all who supported the spring flea market.

The Stewardship Committee would appreciate it if those who still have film canisters (for the Mission and Service Lent project) would please return them, so they can be used another time. Thanks.
A reminder that the church year will soon begin drawing to a close, and our schedule is changing. During July and August each year, we worship with our friends from Grace United.
This year the St. James congregation will be welcomed by the people of Grace United for services there on June 26, July 3, July 10, July 17, and July 24. The congregation from Grace will worship here at St. James on July 31 and during the month of August.

This Tuesday, May 3, at 12 noon, the UCW will be holding their spring general meeting in the church parlour. There will be food, fellowship, and worship. All women of the congregation are most welcome.
Scripture readings for May 8 
  Acts 16:16-34  
  Psalm 97  
  Revelation 22:12-21  
  John 17:20-26  
Rev. Fred will be in Sackville, New Brunswick, from May 26 to 29, for the 2016 Maritime Conference. The UCW will conduct the Sunday service in his absence.

St. James Book Club, April 26, 2016
Lila, by Marilynne Robinson, is the third novel in the "Gilead" trilogy. Lila is abused and neglected as a child, struggles to survive, and trusts only one person. But she is intelligent and inquisitive and tries to make sense of the world. The novel is powerful, uplifting, and deeply affecting, emotionally and intellectually challenging, a multilayered love story, a meditation on morality and the complexities of life, and an exploration of faith. It is a novel about life, death, joy, fear, doubt, love, violence, kindness, and much more. Written in unusual, yet lovely, poetic prose, Lila enhances the glowing reputation of this celebrated writer.
Next: May 24  -  When Everything Feels Like the Movies by Raziel Reid