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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
Community Events Announcements  are at the bottom (please scroll down).

Office hours . Monday through Thursday 830 a.m.- 1:30 p.m.    

E-transfer: Please email,

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

On Fridays through Advent (Dec. 8, 15, 22), contemplative evening prayer will be offered in the church at 5:30 pm.

Coffee Hour is 10 December after the 11am. service.

Anyone requesting Christmas Memorial Flowers should contact Margot Lutes (902 530 5878) by 10 December at 6p.m. Cheques are to be made payable to St. James Flower Fund.

The ACW will meet 11 December, 12p.m at Wave’s in Bridgewater.

Parish Council will meet 12 December at 7p.m. in the hall.

Our fall study, “Psalms for Advent” will run on Thursdays, until 14 December at 1p.m. & 6:30p.m. and both will meet in the ACW room. This study is based on a set of videos, so there is no book to buy. 

December 24 Christmas Eve 4 p.m. All Ages Eucharist, with Blessing of the Crib, at St. James’ 
7 p.m. Holy Eucharist at Christ Church 
10 p.m. Choral Eucharist for the Incarnation at St. James’ December 25 Christmas Day 10 a.m. Said Eucharist at St. James’

December 31  a. k. a. New Year’s Eve (Christmas I) 11 a.m. Congregational Lessons and Carols at St. James’  

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.

Anyone wishing to have an afternoon out, enjoy a cup of tea etc. please feel free to join the knitters between 1-3:30pm 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. 

Join CBL ~ Tuesday and Wednesday evenings, 6:30pm at the parish hall. Any questions, please call Tom Ernst. 902-624-6133.
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.

Community Events:
Sunday Brunch-Mahone Bay Legion, The Last Sunday of the month,  9am-12:30pm. No reservations required. Adults $13; Children 12 & under $7; Ages 5 & under Free. 

Musique Royale: Upcoming Christmas Performances
“A Rose in Winter” Cathedral Choir of All Saints, dir. Paul Halley 
Musique Royale welcomes back Grammy Award-winner Paul Halley and his singers from The Choir of All Saints Cathedral for this annual performance of song and story. The choir will be joined by guest artist Alexander Dobson, whose rich and sonorous baritone voice is known to audiences of both opera and oratorio. Each year features carols old and new, and this concert will also feature Dobson in the “Fantasia On Christmas Carols” by Ralph Vaughan-Williams, a piece that depicts the spirit of the season in joyful sound. Saturday 9 December  at 4 pm - St John’s Anglican Church, Lunenburg. 

 “A Chorister’s Christmas” Capella Regalis Choirs, dir. Nick Halley Join us for a unique musical celebration of Christmas with music animated by the spirit of the Winter Solstice. Directed by Nick Halley, the choir will weave together works from a 12th-century female composer, early folk music from Appalachia (USA), traditional German and French carols, and instrumental-choral tributes to the coming of light in the darkness. Saturday December 16 at 4 pm - St John’s Anglican Church, Lunenburg
"Messiah-on-the-go", which also features soprano Ariadne Lih, mezzo-soprano Sarah Myatt, tenor Kerry Bursey and bass Matthew Li as soloists. The tour will feature the masterwork at historic venues in Baddeck, Wolfville, and Lunenburg. Saturday December 23 at 7 pm - St John’s Anglican Church, Lunenburg.

On 19 December at 6:30 p.m. the clergy from the Three Churches will offer a liturgy for The Longest Night at St. John’s Lutheran Church. This quiet, meditative service is for people who find the season difficult or just want a quiet interlude before the busy-ness of Christmas.