June 2012


St. James Anglican Church
June 2012
In This Issue
Up and Coming
Opportunities to Give
A Par-fect Day!
From Father Ross…

 As we prepare to celebrate Canada Day, I pass on this reflection from the book, “For All the Saints”, a compilation of readings, reflections and prayers for holy days and special celebrations throughout the year.

 “Canada Day is a national holiday, not a feast of the Church; and yet it is right that we Christians offer prayer and thanksgiving today, because all the good things which we enjoy as Canadians have their origin as gifts of God. The resources of our land and the oceans which border it, our diversity as Canadian people, the heritage of Confederation and our nation’s continuing efforts to ensure peace and justice for all its citizens – all these things call the Church to remember and celebrate the God who gave them.

 “At the same time, we as the people of the Church must accept an immense responsibility as citizens of Canada. We believe that divine grace seeks to fulfill what divine power has created. We are the servants of this saving purpose of God: we do not leave the concerns of Canadian society behind us when we enter our churches; we enter our churches in order to gain fresh strength for the work of making God’s justice, compassion, and wisdom ever more present in the life of our nation. On Canada Day, our task is to dedicate ourselves to the mission of bringing all our country’s resources – natural and human – within the circle of God’s redemptive love in Jesus Christ.”

Ross +

Up and Coming…

Effective Immediately: 

 Sunday service will be at 9:30 a.m.

 from now up to & including

 September 2nd.

Saturday, July 7th:

 End of year trip to Calypso &

 barbeque for youth group.

Sunday, July 8th

 Last day to support fundraising for

 our youth who are attending the

 CLAY conference in August.

 Please bring in your empty wine &

 beer bottles  and leave them in the

 blue recycle boxes in Tomkin Hall

 Please ensure all bottles and cans

 are rinsed.

Wednesday, July 18th

Men’s BBQ at Sandrock’s home.

Wednesday, August 15th

Men’s BBQ at Tomkins’ home.

Sunday, September 16th:

 Church school classes resume.

Opportunities to Give…
Heather Geddie

Heather Geddie

Jan. 26, 1973


July 19, 2011

Support Our Team

Heather Geddie,

a former parishioner of St. James,

will be fondly remembered on Sunday Sept. 30th

at the South Ottawa Race Day at Rideau Carleton Raceway.

Heather, who lost her battle with brain cancer in July 2011, is the inspiration

for this race day and all funds raised

will be donated to the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation.

The F.A.I.T.H. youth of St. James will

be representing our church with their team called Heather’s FAITH. Heather’s daughter Breanna Geddie is one of our youth members and their team is running/walking to support their friend Breanna and pay tribute to Heather.

All members of our Faith Community

are welcome to join our team, or you may wish to make a difference by donating to any of our team members. Together, with your support, we can reach our fundraising goal of $1,000.

We invite you to look at the website

for the South Ottawa Race Day by clicking the link below:

Join the team or Donate to Heather’s Faith 

Please invite your families to join and walk or run with us  September 30th.  After the run is over there will be a BBQ .  Please feel free to email the

link to anyone you think that may want to either join our team or sponsor us.

A Par-fect Day!

On Friday, June 8th thirty golfers

and wannabe golfers met on the Manderly Golf Course for the

3rd Annual St. James Golf Tournament.

It was a perfect day to play golf

and our Heavenly Father was kind enough to hold the downpour

until most of the golfers were finished!

And to top off a very successful day, Manderly provided a delicious supper

for fifty seven diners.

There were 8 teams in total

and the results were as follows:

1st place (Best Team Score)

Terry Tomkins, Nicole Tomkins, Connie Macmillan, Bill Macmillan (75, +3)

2nd – Albert Klein, Frits Klein, Jennifer Dunk, Larry Dunk (78, +6)

3rd –  Richard Vroom, Ron Brophy, Rick Marples ( 79, +7)

4th – Rich Wilson,Todd Sandrock, Keira Sandrock, Cecil Stanley (80, +8)

5th – Kerry Firth, Frank Sisson,

Larry Moulds (82, +10)

6th “There Goes the Neighbourhood” Steve Kahler, Johnson John,

Roger Soler, Geoff Macmillan (92, +20)

7th – Nicolette Bravo, Myra Conway,

Carol Gervais, Elaine Stanley (125, +53)

8th (Most Honest Score)-

 The Tee Totallers – Marg Moloney, Shirley Hilchuk, Carole Armstrong,

Doris Cole (148, +76)

Longest Drive (women) 

 Jennifer Dunk

Longest Drive (men) 

 Frits Klein

Closest to the Pin (women )

 Jennifer Dunk

Closest to the Pin (men) 

 Roger Soler

There were a number of firsts,


  • Our first all-women teams         (and two of them at that)
  • Separate prizes for men and women for Longest Drive and Closest to the Pin
  • First-time golfers (Myra, and if I’m not mistaken, Nicolette and Shirley)
  • The tournament’s first youth golfer (Keira)

We would like to thank Geoff MacMillan for doing such an amazing job of organizing so many Anglicans!

Special thanks go to Sam Hills

for all her support,

the staff of Manderly on the Green

for putting up with us

(no pun intended)

and those who kindly donated prizes

 for the event.

So start practising now for next year’s tournament, it is getting bigger and bigger every year!

If you would like to see some photos from the day visit the website by clicking on the link below:

 Golf tournament Photos

Vacation Notice
We wish Fr. Ross a well-deserved, relaxing vacation from July 2 to 31.
In his place, we are very fortunate to have Rev. Nigel Shaw, our honorary assistant, covering 2 Sundays in July and Rev. Karl McLean will cover one Sunday.
Fr. Ross will also be part of the St. James team attending the Canadian Lutheran Anglican Youth conference (CLAY) August 15-19th.
We wish each and every one of you an enjoyable summer and for those travelling, a safe trip there and back.
St. James’ Wardens
St James Anglican Church
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