Church Picnic

This Sunday is our church picnic service 10:30 at Dayspring ministries. It will be a communion service and the scripture if Mark 6:1-13 Hope to see you all there.

The bible study on thursdays is now suspended for the summer and will restart around the middle of September.

This Week at St. James the Less

Sunday May 12th (Mothers day) and the 7th Sunday after Easter

10:00 AM service begins

Eric will be taking a look at what ministry really is and how everyone of us has a role to play.

On Wednesday May 15th at 2:00 is our Fraud Prevention Event. We will have presenters from FCNB and Kennebecasis Regional Police. If you have not already done so please take a flyer with you and give it to someone who would benifit from this valuable information.

We also need the refreshments and snacks to be prepared. Let Linda Stilwell know if you are able to bring something.

Fraud Prevention Presentation

Attacks on our personal security and our money are increasing. For you to be as safe as possible it is important to understand how these crimes are being perpetrated. A good knowledge of the common approaches is helpful and keeping this knowledge up to date is essential. If you would like to learn something about this then this presentation is for you. This event is presented by Renforth Seniors Wellness, a program of St. Jame the Less Church.

Third Sunday of Easter April 14th

Communion service BCP 10:00 AM

When Jesus stands amoung us

On the 17th is our first Seniors Wellness afternoon seminar. Wednesday at 2:00 we will meet in the church for three short presentations and then a time for questions. The title of this event is “Death and Taxes” We are pleased to welcome Dave Nickerson and Karen Belyea (Brenans funeral home) , Richard Albert (Law Practice) and Norman McLeod (Accounting Services).

While this might be an uncomfortable topic for some; it has proven to be a very poplular and helpful session when we have done it in the past. There are many forms to fill and rules to follow as we come to the end of our life and a little preparation goes a long way to smooth things out for our survivors.

Next month we will continue our series with a session on Fraud Prevention. How many times a week to you get an intrusion via email or your phone where someone is wanting to take your money. Every week there are new scams that we should be aware of so we can spot them. Personel from FCNB will be with us to see that we are as prepared as we can possibly be and to help us choose the best ways to conduct our financial affairs. May 15th at 2 in the afternoon.

We also have some initial plans for a seminar in October called “Managing Short term memory loss” This is something that everyone over 50 is atleast somewhat aware of. For the most part it is a normal part of ageing. There are indicators that might point to something more serious. We will have retired nurse Sherry Gionet with us, who is a specialist in this area to help us find strategies and tools to help us.

Don Shephard

Just a friendly reminder that this Sunday we have a special speaker, Don Shephard, who has a ministry with local and International students at NBCC and UNB. He has been here many years before and it would be great to here an up to date report both locally and with foreign missions.

Also, we have a time change on Saturday night. We Spring ahead!! Don’t forget!

This Sunday March 3rd

Holy Communion from the Book of Common Prayer

Eric Phinney Presiding and Preaching

The Lords ways and ours”

1 Corinthians 1:18-25New International Version

Christ Crucified Is God’s Power and Wisdom

18 For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. 19 For it is written:

“I will destroy the wisdom of the wise;
    the intelligence of the intelligent I will frustrate.”[a]

20 Where is the wise person? Where is the teacher of the law? Where is the philosopher of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world? 21 For since in the wisdom of God the world through its wisdom did not know him, God was pleased through the foolishness of what was preached to save those who believe. 22 Jews demand signs and Greeks look for wisdom, 23 but we preach Christ crucified: a stumbling block to Jews and foolishness to Gentiles, 24 but to those whom God has called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God. 25 For the foolishness of God is wiser than human wisdom, and the weakness of God is stronger than human strength.

John 2:13-22New International Version

Jesus Clears the Temple Courts

13 When it was almost time for the Jewish Passover, Jesus went up to Jerusalem. 14 In the temple courts he found people selling cattle, sheep and doves, and others sitting at tables exchanging money. 15 So he made a whip out of cords, and drove all from the temple courts, both sheep and cattle; he scattered the coins of the money changers and overturned their tables. 16 To those who sold doves he said, “Get these out of here! Stop turning my Father’s house into a market!” 17 His disciples remembered that it is written: “Zeal for your house will consume me.”[a]

18 The Jews then responded to him, “What sign can you show us to prove your authority to do all this?”

19 Jesus answered them, “Destroy this temple, and I will raise it again in three days.”

20 They replied, “It has taken forty-six years to build this temple, and you are going to raise it in three days?” 21 But the temple he had spoken of was his body. 22 After he was raised from the dead, his disciples recalled what he had said. Then they believed the scripture and the words that Jesus had spoken.

Seniors Wellness Events April and May

See our announcement about our two upcoming Seniors Wellness events. We will be looking for some helpers to take some flyers and pass them along to their friends and neighbors as well has to help serve some tea and coffee and treats on the day. Contact Linda Stillwell, Jennifer Blackwood or Eric Phinney if you are willing to help.

Lent 1 The Covenant that matters

This weeks study led me into a study of a number of covenants that are described in the Bible. I found a great resource that is well worth looking at. The main point that I have arrived at is that the New Covenant is the one that really matters to us. It is certainly a good study to have a look at the ones that it grew out of. Have a look here

For a good look at the New covenant itself have a look here. It is a great short article that shows the four promises that God makes in the new Covenant.