January 2013

There
are different kinds
of
spiritual gifts, but the
same Spirit
is
the source
of
them all.
 
There are different kinds
of
service,
but we serve the
same Lord.
 
 God
works in different ways,
but it is
the same
God
who does
the
work in all
of us.
 
1 Corinthians 12 v. 4-6
 Annual
Vestry
 
Meeting
  Sunday
February 24th
After the
10 a.m.
service
 
 
Vestry Reports
available
February 17th

Please
join us
in
welcoming
our new
Music Director 

 

  

Ellen Badcock 

 

Visit
 
our
  
for
more
information
and
photos!
   

Baptisms

If you are interested

 in a baptism

please contact

Sam

in the office

613-692-2082. 

 

The next

baptism service

is

planned for

April 7th. 

Baptism class

date & time

to be

determined.  

St.James Anglican Church
January 2013

From Father Ross…

Have you ever noticed that when your feet get really cold, the rest of you is also affected? That’s because all the parts and systems of our bodies are interconnected.

The Sunday readings for three Sundays in January and February comment on how interconnected the church is as it lives out its role as the ‘body’ of Christ in this world. There are many applications of this concept for the local parish, but one springs to mind for me just now.

Each part of the body has a special function, and that function cannot be delegated very successfully to another part of the body – for instance, the role of the eye cannot be taken on by the foot. In the church we need each other’s gifts and skills to accomplish what we are called to do in the world.

At the end of February we have our Annual Vestry meeting. This is a time for us to consider what we have accomplished in the past year and to plan for implementing our vision into the coming year. It is a time when we elect people to positions of leadership, approve a budget for the year and make other decisions about priorities for our work together.

Which brings me back to the ‘body’ concept; we will not be able to do all that God calls us to do if we are unable to make use of the gifts that God has put in our midst.

Please consider how you might help us fill positions of leadership. Is one of these areas something you would like to help with:

  • Deputy church warden
  • Lay member of Synod
  • Sidesperson Coordinator

 Or perhaps you would want to volunteer in one of the areas of support such as

  • Church School
  • Sidespeople
  • Altar Guild
  • Pastoral Care Team
  • Outreach Committee

 As always we need everyone’s help with meeting our operating budget so that we can maintain the positive momentum we have set by the generous response to the GIFT appeal for new ministry initiatives.

Please share your various gifts with the body – and if we aren’t asking the right questions to open the door to your gift, go ahead and offer it to us anyway.

The body of Christ will not be the same if you are not a functioning part of it.

Up and Coming…

  

Sun. Feb. 10 – Parish Spaghetti Lunch

Tomkins Hall – after 10 a.m. service

Hosted by F.A.I.T.H. youth group following the 10:00 service. Everyone is welcome to attend. The menu includes; spaghetti, homemade pasta sauce, Caesar salad , buns, homemade desserts and juice, coffee or tea. A meatless sauce and rice pasta will be available upon request. There will be a sign up sheet in Tomkins hall beginning January 23rd.  Good will offering will be gratefully accepted.

Tues. Feb. 12 – Pancake Supper

Tomkins Hall – 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Everyone welcome to a delicious supper of pancakes, maple syrup, sausages, fruit salad.

Only $5.00 each and no charge for children 5 and under. If you would like to help out in the preparations or cleaning up, there is a sign up sheet in the Church Narthex.

Wed. Feb 13 – Ash Wednesday Activity Day

To be held  at Christ Church Bells Corners for children from pre-school to high school. This program will be great for families and we would welcome any parents or grandparents who would like to volunteer their time during the course of the day. Please register by Weds. Feb. 6th either through Chrisann or directly on-line.

Thurs. Feb. 14th – Lenten Morning Prayer

In the Sanctuary at 9:30 a.m.

Every weekday until Thursday March 28th.

 

Sun. Feb 17 – “Open Forum”

 

Tomkins Hall – 4:30 p.m. A discussion series (for 18-45 yr olds) including a light supper and discussion on important issues as we explore our own spiritual perspectives on life.  This month’s topic is Relationships.

 

Starting Weds. Feb. 20th – Lenten Study

Tomkins Hall – noon or 7:30 p.m.

Join Fr. Michael Fleming for a reflective time based on the Rembrandt painting “The Return of the Prodigal Son“.  Through our eyes, our hearts and our minds, we will enter the world of brothers and outsiders, of parents and children and, in the journey, hopefully discover new insights into our personal and corporate spirituality.

Weds. Feb. 20th – Supper & Games Night

Tomkins Hall – 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

The F.A.I.T.H.  youth group will be hosting an inter-generational evening of fun for all ages in Tomkins Hall.   Watch the weekly bulletin for details.

Sat. Feb. 23rd – Men’s Breakfast

Tomkins Hall – 8 a.m.

Join us for breakfast & conversation.  Our guest speaker this month is Trefor Munn-Venn, President of Social Catalyst Inc.; husband & father; committed Christian.  All men are welcome!

Sun. Feb. 24th – Vestry Meeting

Following the 10 a.m. service

Stay for lunch and have a say about the future of St. James. (GiFT Plans, the 2013 budget, filling positions for officers whose terms are ending are the focus of the agenda.)

We ask that you prayerfully consider serving in some way – if you are interested please contact either Wayne Whitney or Marg Moloney, of the Nominations Committee.

Tues. Feb. 26th – A.C.W. Meeting

Tomkins Hall – 7 p.m.

All ladies of the parish are welcome to attend!

Tues. March 12th – Flower Arranging

Tomkins Hall – 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Everyone is invited to bring a friend to a flower arranging demonstration given by Joanne Plummer from Mill Street Florist. Refreshments will be served and there will be door prizes. Only $10 each.

Thurs. Feb. 14th – Lenten Morning Prayer

In the Sanctuary at 9:30 a.m.

Every weekday until Thursday March 28th.

 

Our Gifts to the Community…
The cast of the 2012 Christmas pageant
Click here for more photos of the event.
Over 8 boxes of mittens, hats, coats, scarves were taken to the Well, Cornerstone and Centre 454.
 
Many thanks to all who contributed to  Christmas gifts for our community!
* * *
Did you know…
 
The ladies of the A.C.W. (Anglican Church Women)
gave over $7,755 to outreach in 2012 thanks to various fundraisers!
The following is a list of all the beneficiaries:
  • Tanzania Education & Micro Business Opportunities (T.E.M.B.O.)
  • Primates World Relief Development Fund
  • Operation Go Home
  • Diocese of the Arctic
  • Rideau Seniors Centre
  • Ottawa Food Bank
  • Lazarus House
  • Sleeping Children Around the World
  • Memorial to Taib Koulmiey (2 boys who lost their mother to cancer)
  • Ottawa Diocesan A.C.W.
  • Bales for the North
  • F.A.I.T.H. Youth Group
  • St. James
Opportunities to Give…
Fundraising Initiatives  

Douglas Frosst has agreed to lead a small group to develop some suggestions and plans to increase revenue at St James. He has already heard from a couple of people, and would like to meet with any others that have ideas for new or increased revenue at the church.

Please contact Douglas Frosst if you would like to meet, and when you would be available. If you are interested in being part of the plan development, so much the better.

Volunteers needed to help with the pancake supper!  Please sign up on the sheet in the Narthex.

This entry was posted in 2013 news, Newsletters, Root. Bookmark the permalink.