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Please Note:
(In Memory, not Flower Donations)
may be made at the Parish Office by mail to: St. James Anglican Parish Mahone Bay 
In Memorium Fund 14 Parish St., PO Box 25 
Mahone Bay, NS B0J 2E0 

 Please make cheques payable to: 
St. James' In Memorium Fund
Announcements                                                        Community Announcements (please scroll down)

E-transfer: Please email, donationsstjames@gmail.com

FYI - Weekly Church Services are on our Home page (on our Facebook Page or our Youtube channel). The corresponding bulletin will be posted under the Blog tab, in the menu.

Summer office hours, Tuesday-Thursday 8:30am.-1:30pm. 

Patti will be in the office on Tuesday, from 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. Patti will be at The Barn from 1-3 p.m. on Friday, 19 August. Please drop in for coffee and a chat. 

Patti will be on vacation August 22-September 5. For August 28th and September 4th there will be no 8 a.m. eucharist. On the 28th, services at 9:30 (Union Church) and 11 (St. James’) will be offered by the Rev’d Linda Macdonald and on the 4th at 9:15 (Christ Church) and 11 (St. James’) by our Licensed Lay Ministers.

JUST A REMINDER: When you make a donation by cheque to the Mahone Bay Food Bank or PWRDF via St. James Church and want a receipt from St, James, you must make the cheque out to St. James Church, not to the Mahone Bay Food Bank or PWRDF. We cannot deposit cheques or issue receipts if the cheque is made out to other charities. Thanks for your co-operation. 

Food Bank Sunday is the first Sunday of the month! Please place donations in the basket at the back of the church or items may be dropped off at the office during office hours. Items they can always use more of; Cheez Whiz, Can Milk, Mac & Cheese, Jam – Jelly, Canned Fruit, Flakes of ham, chicken, etc. 

Anyone wishing to have an afternoon out, enjoy a cup of tea etc. please feel free to join the knitters between 1 - 3:30 p.m. on Wednesdays. They will make you most welcome!

We have a Prayer Chain in the parish. If you would like prayers for yourself, or a friend, please call the office.
 
St. James' Parish offers you the convenient opportunity to donate to several causes & community efforts. You are likely already aware that you can donate to the Primate's World Relief & Development Fund (PWRDF), the Mahone Bay & Area Food Bank, and now you can also donate to the school lunch program at Bayview School, helping to provide good lunches to kids who need them. Simply make your cheque out to St. James' and make a note what it’s for, if it’s intended for one of these worthwhile efforts.

Pre-Authorized Remittance (PAR) is a way of giving your weekly offerings by automatic monthly deductions on your credit card or from your bank account. If you are interested, there is information and forms at the back of the church or see Debbie Smeltzer. Or please see our Links & Resources Page and click on Diocese NS & PEI link. from there go under Resourses and you will find our Pre Authorized Remittance information. 

Anyone who would like to donate bottles for the CBL, are asked to drop them off by the garage doors beside the Parish Hall. For more info, contact Tom Ernst 902-624-6133

Ukrainian Humanitarian Relief PWRDF is providing help for the Ukranian refugees who are fleeing in large numbers from the brutal Russian invasion of their country. Millions of women and children have left their homeland for the shelter of neighbouring countries, requiring a huge humanitarian response. Donations may be made through PWRDF.org, or by phone 877-936-9199, or by using a separate envelope on the offering plate. You are encouraged to help with this crisis by donating to this urgent need.


Community Announcements
Skye Consort & Emma Björling 
Musique Royale announces a province-wide concert tour featuring the incredible "Trans-Atlantic” chamber folk music by Skye Consort & Swedish Singer Emma Björling, part of our 37th Summer Festival! With an intoxicating mix of whirling polskas, groovy reels, passionate love songs and breathtaking hymns, Skye Consort and Emma Bjorling have enchanted audiences near and far with their unique mix of Celtic music as well as traditional music from Quebec, Sweden and Norway and beyond. Singing, and playing fiddle, nyckelharpa, cello, and cittern, these extraordinary musicians have been called “breathtaking” by CBC Music on their recent album and Sweden’s Lira Music Magazine praised them saying "it would be hard to find something better than this”. The provincewide tour is from August 9-14th where we will be visiting Margaretsville, Arichat, Baddeck, Maitland, Wolfville, and Lunenburg. Get full details about Musique Royale's 37th Summer Festival and ticket information at musiqueroyale.com! 

Please find attached a poster with the concert dates, locations, and times!