News, Notices and Events:
Wednesday Bible Study
You are invited to join an interactive Bible Study of the book of Hebrews on Wednesday afternoons from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. OR Wednesday evenings from 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. beginning on January, 17. This study will be facilitated by the Rev. Bill Byers.
To register in advance please use the sign-up at the back of the church or contact the church office. All are most welcome.
Week of Prayer for Christian Unity (January 18-25)
Once again this year we join with other Christian congregations to mark the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity.
Date & Time: Thursday, January 18 at 7 p.m.
Location: Manotick United Church
The theme this year comes to us from the Caribbean region: “Your right hand, O LORD, glorious in power” (Exodus 15:6). The contemporary Caribbean is deeply marked by the legacy of slavery. Today, Caribbean Christians of many different traditions see God’s saving action bring freedom from many forms of enslavement. The song of Moses and Miriam (Exodus 15:1-21) is a song of triumph over oppression and the motif of this year’s Week of Prayer for Christian Unity.
Please join us for this time of prayer and reflection with our fellow Christians.
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Our January Messy Church will be Saturday January 27 from 4-6 pm.
Please join Rev.Andrea and Donna for stories, songs LEGO and supper!
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The Altar Guild Annual General Meeting will be held on Sunday Jan 28 following the 10:00am service in Tomkins Hall. Anyone interested in learning more about or joining the Altar Guild Team is welcome.
Please bring a sandwich for your lunch if you plan to attend.
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ACW Annual General Meeting
Will be held after church on Sunday February 4. Bring a sandwich, soup will be provided.
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#Limitless St James Youth – for youth between the ages of 12-17
AN INVITATION TO ‘BUILDING FAITH’ – SPIRITUAL DEVELOPMENT FOR YOUTH
Everyone needs a safe place to explore and experiment, especially when we are young.
At St. James we provide that kind of an experience for our youth – a purposely- planned series of events and discussions that provide an opportunity to explore the breadth of the Christian tradition, to ask questions and express doubts, and to discover what you truly believe. We meet next on Sunday January 21 from 11:30 to 1:30pm.
Please join Father Ross and Donna for some lunch and faith formation. Bishop John will be joining us for our version of ‘Faith Leader on the Hot Seat’
Youth Internship Program – YIP
We have 6 intern positions and our interns are selected based on a written application and participation in a panel interview. Any youth in grades 11- 1st year university/college may apply. We are accepting applications now for a January 1 start. To view the YIP video please open this link:
For more information, to send your application or to donate to this program please contact the YIP Coordinator DONNA ROURKE, by emailing email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
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In the event of a pastoral emergency,
please contact Reverend Andrea Thomas at 613-799-8759
SchoolBOX info session at St. Paul’s – Saturday Jan 27 10:30 a.m.
SchoolBOX Classroom Build in honor of Fr. Rick Marples at 10:30 in Rutter Hall at St. Paul’s Kanata. Trip planning, payment schedules etc. will be discussed. If you cannot attend this meeting, but are seriously interested in joining us August 16-25 – please contact: Lorna @ email@example.com.
If you would like to donate to the build: http://schoolbox.ca/fatherrickschool/
GRIEF SUPPORT LIBRARY
These booklets, books and CD’s explore the complex, and often painful, thoughts and feelings that come with loss. Whether you are saying good-bye because of a death, a move or a divorce; grief is grief. There is a full list of titles on the bulletin board in the church entrance. Our new lending library is situated in Rev Andrea’s office.
Some titles…healing a child’s heart after divorce; healing your grieving heart when someone you care about has Alzheimer’s; dispel 5 common myths about grief; helping yourself heal when a parent dies. There are over 75 different books covering various topics!
Memorial or Thankoffering Flowers –
Anyone who would like to make memorial or thanksgiving offerings or a donation towards flowers, please sign the flower chart at the back or contact Maxine Whelan or Sam Hills (692-2082)
Pastoral Care –
If you know someone…….a relative, a friend, a neighbor, even a stranger…….who is lonely, elderly, shut-in, chronically ill, distressed, who could use some assistance, please don’t hesitate to contact The Reverend Andrea Thomas, 613-799-8759.
Prayer list –
If you wish to have a name added for the Sunday service only, please write the name on the sheet provided in the prayer basket at the back of the church prior to the service, so that the Lay Assistant has time to pick the note up and add the name to the list.
If you wish to submit a name for a longer term (up to 4 weeks), please call the office with details, or fill out a form and leave it in the prayer basket.
(If a terms of more than 4 weeks is needed, please re-submit the person’s name).
For urgent and immediate prayers, please contact Myra Conway of the Prayer Chain Ministry.
Lost & Found –
Any jewellery items found in the church are kept in the church office. All other items are in a box in the coat room. Please check in the box or give Sam a call, at 613-692-2082, if you are missing an item.