You are invited to wear your best hat or fascinator and dress for the occasion. You will be treated with entertainment and a show of the style of hats from her Majesty’s reign, along with tea.
Good Friday, 11 am
Officiant: The Venerable Brian Kauk
First Reader: Peter Hicks
Second Reader: Helen Vandermey
Musician: Ian Guenette
Presider: The Reverend Jonathan Askwith
Assisted by: The Venerable Brian Kauk
First Reader: Fred Meredith
Second Reader: Brenda Million
Musician: Ian Guenette
Prayer vigil after the service
Maundy Thursday 7 pm – watch online
Good Friday 11 am – watch online
Holy Saturday (St John the Evangelist, Smiths Falls) 7:30 pm – new fire and Exultet
Easter Sunday 8 am & 10 am – watch online
Ukrainian Diaspora Support Canada (formerly Ukraine Support Lanark County) is a non-profit initiative led by Zack Netherly and Mary Mokrushyna that seeks to bring families and individuals fleeing the war in Ukraine to our area. St James’ and other local churches are directly involved in supporting Zack and Mary in their work, which we consider to be God’s work. They are organizing to provide billeted housing, medical, legal and psychological supports and to make sure people feel welcome here as long as they need to stay. Visit their website for more information.
The main need right now is for financial contributions to help cover airfare. We are asking donors to make contribution directly to UADSC at this time rather than contributing through us or any other charity. Visit their website for more information.
Drop off times this week – Monday to Wednesday, 9:30 am to 12:30 pm
Please call 613-257-3178 and press 9 to make alternate arrangements
This week’s wish list.
We’ll let you know when we’re ready for clothing and toiletries again. Meanwhile, if you have to donate them elsewhere because they’re taking up space (we can identify) then please find them a good home.
Next week is HOLY WEEK and we’ll be taking a break from donations. While we hit the pause button, we invite everyone to take some time for reflection. We consider love to be the most powerful force in the world, more powerful than violence and hate. Join us in a prayer (in whatever way you pray) that this war will end soon.
St James’ Carleton Place is working with Ukraine Diaspora Support Canada, assisting and supporting Ukrainians displaced by war. When they arrive to our area, they will have the opportunity to visit this shop where we stock quality and attractive clothing, toiletries and personal items. We have car seats, baby strollers and a few teddy bears that might need a good home.
Thanks to the heroic efforts of volunteers and the generosity of people from all over (Lanark, Ottawa and places across the region) this Boutique was created from scratch within a week! The Boutique has almost everything our new friends will need. Thank you to all who participated in the work God is doing in our community.
Like a consignment store, we will only be able to take some of the things people want to give us. We don’t have any more storage space, so we have to be choosy. Follow the weekly announcements in this space to find out specifically what we’re looking for from week to week. Advance notice – we will be closed for donations during Holy Week, and through Easter weekend (April 10-18). That’s our time to be holy, not busy.
You are invited to take a tour on Sunday after church. But look – don’t touch! We really, really, REALLY do not want to sort, fold and stack clothing any more than we have to.