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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
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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.

Please Note; New Covid Protocols for Church -Once you are seated you can remove your mask. Please wear your mask when moving around the building. Hand sanitizing is no longer required, but is available if you wish. The collection plate remains at the door for your convenience. It will be brought up to the altar during the service.

Holy Week Services Sunday of the Passion 
(Palm Sunday) (April 2) 
8 a.m. Eucharist (St. James’) 
9:15 a.m. Morning Prayer (Christ Church) 
11 a.m. Eucharist with (weather permitting) outdoor procession (St. James’) 
Maundy Thursday 
7 p.m. Eucharist with stripping of the Altar (St. James’) 
Good Friday Inter-church Service (Trinity United) 10 a.m. 
2 p.m. Interactive Stations of the Cross (for children, youth, and adults, start at St. James’ parish hall)—different stations with Scripture passages and activities will take us through the story from Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem to the cross and tomb. 
Holy Saturday 8 p.m. Great Vigil of Easter with celebration of the new fire and baptism (St. James’)—this ancient Easter liturgy begins in darkness and moves toward the light of the resurrection, culminating in the first eucharist of Easter. 
Sunday of the Resurrection (Easter Day) 
8 a.m. Eucharist (St. James’) 
9:15 a.m. Eucharist (Christ Church) 
11 a.m. Choral Eucharist (St. James’) 

Patti will be in the office on Tuesday from 9:30 - 11:30 a.mPatti will be at The Barn from 1-3 p.m. on Friday, 31 March.  Please drop in for coffee and a chat.

Food Bank Sunday is the 1st 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. 

There will be no Prayer Beads group during Lent.

Coffee Hour is the 2nd Sunday of the month after the 11 a.m. service, in the parish hall. (No coffee hour in April)

We invite everyone to mark their Lenten journey by participating in one of our Lenten programs. Our final session of contemplative prayer will be meditation on the stations of the cross (March 30, 6:30 pm). The books finally arrived and we will begin the study this week (29 March,Wednesday 6:30 and 30 March,Thursday at 1).

Anyone who would like to participate in a dramatic reading of the Passion story next week should let Patti know. There are parts of all sizes and people of any age are welcome. We will have a rehearsal on Saturday, April 1.

Anyone wishing Memorial Flowers for Easter, please contact Margot Lutes (902-530-5878) by Sunday 2 April. Cheques are made payable to St. James Flower Fund. 

Sunday, 2 April 11 a.m., for the Liturgy of the Palms, we will have an outdoor procession, weather permitting. 

On Good Friday at 2 p.m., we will do Interactive Stations of the Cross for children, youth, and adults, starting at the parish hall. The different stations have Scripture passages and activities to guide us through the story of Holy Week from Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem to the Cross and tomb. Patti is looking for volunteers to help with the stations. 

The ACW will not meet in April.

Grocery Card Program - Requests will be accepted until Sunday, 23 April. Please make cheques payable to St. James Anglican Church. Any questions, contact Margot Lutes at 902-530-5878. Forms are available at the back of the church.

Registration is open for Setting Sail: Vital Church Maritimes 2023. This diocesan conference takes place in Truro (+Zoom option) April 27-29. The keynote speaker is the Rev’d Dr. Dawn Davis (Huron University College). See the diocesan website for more information:

The Prayer Beads group meets on the first and Fourth Wednesday of the month, at 7 p.m. in the church. Come and discover a new way to pray. (not meeting during Lent)

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.

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 (all recyclables) for the CBL, are asked to drop them off by the garage doors beside the Parish Hall. For more info, contact Tom Ernst at 902-624-6133

FYIOver the years the following contributions have been given to St James Parish by St. James CBL. Mainly due to money raised through bottle drives and donations. 
 1.  $1500.00 for the first hall addition 
 2. $2500.00 for the second hall addition 
 3. $10,000.00 to steeple fund 
 4. Substantial donation to kitchen 
 5. New flagpole in front of rectory 
 6. One of the defibrillators in the parish 
 7. Several donations to other parish projects 
 8. Supporting youth in our parish 
 9. Supporting other organizations outside the parish (approx. 30) over the past years If anyone donates bottles to CBL, it will help us continue to support future activities.

Cookie Concert: Ally Fiola & the Next Quest Ally Fiola, alto sax; Simon Oakey, trombone; Addison Sowery-Quinn, sousaphone; Andrew Miller, drums; plus guitar An instrumental jazz combo that performs original music and arrangements that are inspired by New Orleans brass band, funk, and soul Saturday April 1 at 2 pm - Lunenburg School of the Arts Admission: $5 at the door, ages 4 and under are free The Missing Pages: Tom Allen & Friends “The Missing Pages” is the true story of the one Canadian to actually meet Beethoven in person. Tom Allen has been with the CBC for years as host on Music & Company, Fresh Air, This Morning and more. Tom has also been touring a type of show he calls “chamber musicals” –a blend of theatrical storytelling, humor, drama and music—which he creates from little-known facts about the music world. Friday April 28 at 7:30 pm - St John’s Anglican Church, Lunenburg $25 at the door, $20 advance rate, students $10

Sunday Brunch-Mahone Bay Legion, The Last Sunday of the month,  9:00am-12:30pm. No reservations required. Adults $13; Children 12 & under $7; Ages 5 & under Free. Bacon, Sausages, Eggs, Toast, Homemade Baked Beans, Homemade Hash Browns, Tea, Coffee, Juice & Sweets.