October 2013

St. James Anglican Church
From Fr. Ross…

“Quantum Entanglement! ” That was the response to a recent question about how we imagine the future of the church. This was the summary of a conversation that included stories about being connected in many ways:

  • With God
  • With individuals and families
  • With the community around us
  • With other Christians and people of other faiths around the world
  • With those in need and those who can help
  • With ideas and dreams and new realities

Jesus said, “I have come that you might have life, and have it abundantly.” (John 10:10)

As you read through the items in this newsletter, and follow the links for more information, please know that we invite you to be ‘entangled’ with us and with the world that God loves.

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Please contact Rev. Andrea at 613-799-8759.
(Our next baptism service is December 29th.)

Up and Coming…

Fri. Oct. 25th  – A lung Story with Helene Campbell at St John the Evangelist 7 – 9 pm

154 Somerset St W. at Elgin.  Cost $5.00 – suggested donation. Presented by Opentable. The F.A.I.T.H. Team invites you to join us to attend this event. We will leave from the parking lot at St James at 6:15 and we will be going out for ice cream or coffee afterward. 

Sun. Oct. 27th – St. James Feast Day & Potluck following 10 a.m. service
Join us following the 10 a.m. service for a potluck lunch and presentation by Liam Wadsworth. Liam will be telling us about his archeological trip to Israel this past June.

  Mon. Oct. 28th – Pastoral In-Service “Administering the Eucharist”
1:30 – 3 pm
All pastoral care team members are invited to attend. Please rsvp regrets only.

Sat. Nov. 2nd – Kids & Drugs Workshop Tomkins Hall 9 am – 12 pm
See information under Gifts to the Community.

  Mon. Nov. 4th – Women’s Prayer Time

Weds. Nov. 6th- Adventures with Supper Man Tomkins Hall 4-6 pm
Every other Wednesday from 4-6pm. Click here for more information.

 Tues. Nov. 12th – ACW Meeting Tomkins Hall 7 pm 

This is the evening when we do our Christmas wrapping. See Opportunities to Give section below for more details.

  Thurs. Nov. 14th – Baking Drop Off for Christmas Fayre 1 – 7 pm
See Opportunities to Give section below for more details.
Fri. Nov. 15th – Community Christmas Cookie Baking Tomkins Hall 9 am – 12 pm
Come make, bake and decorate  gingerbread and/ or sugar cookie or come and make your cookie dough with us and take it home to bake another time. $2.00 per dozen. Everyone is welcome – and, yes, it is a PD Day!  Sign up at eventbrite.ca, or at the church during office hours.  Don’t forget to bring your own cookie baking sheet!

 Fri. Nov. 15th – Baking Drop Off for Christmas Fayre 10 am – 4 pm
We will be making up plates of assorted squares and cookies, from donations and wrapping, Friday, Nov. 15.  Please identify and label baking. We would appreciate no drop-offs of baking Saturday, unless singular items such as pies, homemade bread or the like.

Sat. Nov. 16th – St. James Christmas Fayre 10 am – 2 pm
Bring your friends, neighbours or family to our annual Christmas Fundraiser.  Unique handmade gifts for that special person, homemade Christmas puddings, delicious home baked treats and sweets, apple pies, apple butter & frozen dinner items. Christmas music & wonderful lunch with complimentary dessert will be available. Children can do their OWN shopping in “Tiny Town” Christmas Boutique (children only) where all gifts will be wrapped & tagged ready to put under the tree.

Sun. Nov. 17th – Advent Calendar Making & Workshop on Stress
After the 10:00 am service please come and join us for lunch and to make an Advent calendar. This will be fun for the entire family! Everyone is welcome. More details to follow

Sun. Nov. 17th – Diocesan-wide “Hunger Games” Eucharist at Diefenbunker Museum 7 pm
Service to be held underground. Please contact Donna Rourke by Nov. 3rd if you wish to attend.

 Mon. Nov. 18th – Women’s Prayer Time at 7:00 p.m.

Mon. Nov. 18th – Valdy in Concert at St. James 7:30 pm
Reception afterwards to meet Valdy himself. Wine, beer and cheese will be served.
Tickets ($25 each ) may be purchased from Sam in the Church Office (692 – 2082) or from Joan Bowler

Tues. Nov. 19th – Parish Council Meeting – Tomkins Hall 7:00 p.m.

Weds. Nov. 20th – Adventures with Supper Man Tomkins Hall 4-6 pm  
Fri. Nov. 22nd – Fellowship & Lunch for St. James’ Seniors – Tomkins Hall 11 am – 1 pm
Limited registration, please contact Rev. Andrea (799-8759) if you wish to attend.

Sun. Nov. 24th – Grey Cup Party in Tomkins Hall 4:30 pm – 11 pm

Come and watch the game on our big screen. We will have food and drinks appropriate for all age groups. See Gifts to the Community section below.

 Weds. Nov. 27th – Marzipan Evening with Diana
On Wednesday November 27 at 7pm. Dianna Graham will teach us how to make marzipan fruit and poinsettias and holly with fondant for cake/cupcake decoration.  Other fun fondant décor can be made with your small cookie cutters.  All supplies will be provided.  Cost is $15.00.  Watch for a sign up sheet.  Seating will be limited.

Mark your calendar for upcoming events:

Sun. Dec 1st – Ginger Bread Church Decorating Family Advent Activity after 10 am service
Back by popular demand, kid-friendly and parent-approved lunch and decorate a Gingerbread church.

Thurs. Dec. 5th Christmas – Tree Lighting and Carols 7 pm
Bring along a neighbour or a friend to sing a few carols and officially light our Christmas tree outside the front doors of the church.

Sat. Dec. 7th – Manotick Christmas Parade
Please come and participate with us on our float and make this part of your family’s Advent tradition  Our theme again this year is “Jesus the reason for the season”. Hot chocolate, cookies and carols after the parade.

Sat. Dec. 7th – Cathedral Men and Boys Choir at St. James 2 pm
A Christmas concert followed by a tea reception. Tickets – $15 each or $25 for family pack (2 adults plus children under 14) – may be purchased from Sam in the Church Office (692 – 2082) or from Joan Bowler.

Gifts to the Community…

 Altar Guild Annual Meeting
Over 110 people from Altar Guilds through-out the Diocese of Ottawa gathered at St. James  on Saturday, October 5th. Bishop John Chapman led the morning service for all the participants. Joanne Plummer of Mill Street Florists provided a flower arranging demonstration. Many positive comments were received from our visitors.  A job well-done by all involved!

Fall Bible Study –
The Bible Study group meets here on Thursday afternoons, 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., until Nov. 28.  Any questions contact Bill Byers. All are invited and welcome.

 Kids and Drugs Workshop
On Saturday, Nov 2, 9am – 12, St James Church in Manotick will be hosting a Kids and Drugs workshop for concerned parents, guardians, friends and family members. This is an education program developed and presented by the local and provincial police forces to reach out and educate parents regarding drugs. It will cover current drug trends, signs and symptoms to look for, the role and power of parents, talking with children and helping them make good decisions. Registration is limited to 50 people. Register at kidsdrugs.eventbrite.ca. If you have any questions, please contact Donna Rourke  

Grey Cup Party 

Come and watch the game on our big screen in Tomkins Hall on Sunday, November 24th from 4:30 pm until the game is over. We will have food and drinks appropriate for all age groups. Admission price includes food. Beer, wine and soft drinks will be extra. You will be able to purchase tickets at eventbrite.ca, or at the church during office hours. Keep checking the bulletin for more details.

Opportunities to Give…

 ACW Christmas Wrapping Evening – Tues. Nov. 12th
Just in case you haven’t attended one of our wrapping sessions, this is what it is all about. Every year, each member or lady who attends,  brings in 6 items which will be wrapped and given to one or more of our Women’s shelters in Ottawa.  The items can be hygiene items (nice soaps, lotions, deodorant etc.), hair brushes, socks, scarves, gloves, nail polish.  Chocolate is also an idea.  We put three to four items together in one bundle and wrap.  Last year we had over 45 gift packages.  So bring your items and maybe a friend and have some fun with the other ladies!  Coffee, tea and goodies will be served.  Hope you can make it!

  Christmas Fayre – Baking Drop Off
If you have the time, to bake some squares, shortbread cookies, pies, homemade bread or make some jams or jellies for the Christmas Fayre, it would be most appreciated.  (Please identify and label baking.) Last year our Bake Table was one of the largest fundraisers.  Who can resist anything home-made?
Drop off times are Thursday, Nov. 14 from 1-7pm and Friday, Nov. 15 from 10-4pm.

Plates of assorted squares and cookies will be made from donations and wrapped on Friday, Nov.15. We would appreciate no drop-offs of baking Saturday, unless singular items such as pies, homemade bread or the like. If you have any questions, please feel free to call Heather .

 Valdy in Concert – Mon. November 18th at 7:30 pm at St. James
This concert is a fundraiser for the Karen Refugee Ministry. Following the concert there will be a meet and greet reception.  Beer/wine will be available and cheese/crackers will be served. Tickets are available from Sam in the office or by contacting Joan Bowler.

 Coffee time
A sign-up list is downstairs for those offering to make coffee for fellowship time after the 10am services. Please sign up for a date if you are able. Thank you!

 F.A.I.T.H. Youth Group – Bottle Drive
Our youth group is continuing to work on their fundraising to attend the C.L.A.Y. (Canadian Lutheran and Anglican Youth) Conference which is being held in Kamloops, B.C. in August 2014. They will be re-starting their bottle drive this month and will continue until next June.  If you have any bottles that you would like to donate please contact Donna Rourke and she will arrange for a pick  up at your house.


Church Chuckles…

(taken from actual church bulletins)

  This evening at 7 pm there will be hymn singing in the park across from the Church. Bring a blanket and come prepared to sin.
Pot-luck supper Sunday at 5:00 PM – prayer and medication to follow.

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