Upcoming Events

UPCOMING MEETINGS:

November 21: St. James board meets, 7 p.m. at Ronda and Jeff’s.
November 22: OKPC Pastoral Care, 1 p.m. at Mary and Pete’s.
November 26: OKPC Joint Worship meets, 12:15 p.m., St. James
November 28: Trinity board meets over pizza dinner, 5 p.m. at Heather and Shawn’s.

UPCOMING EVENTS:

Friday morning Coffee Club: every Friday from 10 a.m. to noon at St. James.  Everyone welcome to drop by for coffee and conversation.  Crafting optional!.

Rideau Roots Concert Series hosted by Trinity United, Kars. On Friday November 17, we welcome Ian Sherwood. See www.rideauroots.ca for more information and to order your advance tickets.

Saturday, November 18 St. James Community Breakfast: Come one, come all to eat, laugh and catch-up with friends and family. Breakfast served from 8 to 10 a.m. Free-will offering.

OKPC YOUTH CORNER
All youth grades 7 and above, from Trinity and St. James are invited to join together for a great night of fun, 7 p.m. Sunday, November 19 at Trinity. Yes – do note November meeting is at Trinity, Kars.

ADVENT IS AROUND THE CORNER

Advent Book Study kicks off Tuesday, November 28, 10 a.m. at St. James for 4 weeks. The book we shall read is “Christmas Gifts That Won’t Break.” The book jacket says “Go on an Advent journey with beloved teacher and storyteller James W. Moore, exploring the spirit of Christmas. As you light the candles of your Advent wreath, reflect on the unbreakable gifts that God has given us: hope, peace, joy and love. And remember God’s greatest gift, who comes to us as a baby and leads us through all the days of our lives.” Everyone is invited to participate. Let Rev. Grant know if you would like a copy of the book (15 have been ordered, price to be determined).


December 3 is the first Sunday of Advent. As is our practice, the United, Anglican and Presbyterian Churches of Kars and Osgoode gather for an Ecumenical Community Carol Sing on the first Sunday of Advent at 6:30 p.m. Trinity is host church this year. Please plan to join with the wider community to hear musical treats, sing Christmas carols and enjoy a time of community making over refreshments and dessert. All are welcome.
Calling all musicians, singers, choirs, ensembles, artists and actors: would you like to share your musical or acting gifts with the wider community? We are recruiting performers for the Ecumenical Community Carol Sing on December 3. If you are interested, please speak with Rev. Grant.


SCRIPTURE READINGS FOR WORSHIP:

November 19: Judges 4:1-7; Matthew 25:14-30
November 26: Ezekiel 34:11-15, 20-24; Psalm 100; Matthew 25:31-46
December 3 (First Sunday of Advent): Isaiah 64:1-9; Psalm 80 (Part 1); Mark 13:24-37