November 2013

St. James Anglican Church
From Rev. Andrea…           

Dear friends,

We have much to be thankful for.
We thank you God…

For the talents and the abundance of gifts that are ours…
for the faith that stirs us and grows in our hearts…
for the many people who have been your instruments of goodness and grace in our lives…
for the moments when we have known of your presence in our lives…
for the song of your love growing in us, and the call to walk closer with you…
for the grace to understand how and when to share our gifts of money, time and talent with others…for the many blessings of our lives…
we thank you God and we say…

“Glory to God, who power, working in us,
can do infinitely more than we can ask or imagine”

Rev Andrea+

Offertory Envelopes:
The 2014 PAR and WEEKLY envelopes are available for pick up at the church entrance.  Please take the opportunity to verify that the address shown is correct
and contact Sam Hills in the church office at 613-692-2082
to make any necessary corrections.
Please take your box of envelopes and if you can help out
by delivering a box to a relative or friend, please do so.

If you are not enrolled in the PAR program, now is a great time to consider doing so.
Not only is it easier for you to support the church,
it also gives the church a regular, dependable flow of contributions.

Up and Coming…
Fri. Nov. 15th Community Christmas Cookie Baking Tomkins Hall 9 am – 12 pm
Come make, bake and decorate gingerbread and/or sugar cookies or come and make your cookie dough with us and take it home to bake another time.  $2.00 per dozen.
Everyone 12 and up is welcome – and, yes, it is a PD Day!  Sign up at  Cookie baking or at the church during office hours.  Don’t forget to bring your own cookie baking sheet!

Sat. Nov. 16th – Christmas Fayre Tomkins Hall 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

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**

where all gifts will be wrapped & tagged ready to put under the tree.


Sun. Nov. 17th – Advent Calendars – Family Activity after 10 a.m. service

Come down to Tomkins Hall for lunch and to make a special calendar to take home for Advent. This event costs $10 per calendar and includes all materials and a kid-friendly, parent-approved lunch. The youth group will be on hand to help the kids but grown-ups are welcome to help too…or to make their own calendars! Please confirm your spot by signing up on

Mon. Nov. 18th – Valdy in Concert at St. James Anglican Church  at 7:30 p.m.

See Gifts to the Community section below.

Fri. November 22nd – NEW Junior Youth Group in Tomkins Hall 6:30-8:00 p.m.!
Are you or your children between the ages of 9 and 12?  Come join our superhero-themed Junior Youth Group!  We’ll be looking at Ezekiel and his alter ego Mighty Mouth!
A pizza dinner will be served, and small donations are encouraged.  Every meeting afterwards will have light snacks. Email Junior Youth Group for more details.

Sun. Nov. 24th – Grey Cup Party in Tomkins Hall from 4:30 p.m. till end of game

We will have food and drinks appropriate for all age groups. Admission price includes food. Beer, wine and soft drinks will be extra. Click here for tickets or buy them at the church during office hours. $7.00 a person or $20.00 a family. This is A CLAY 2014 Fundraiser.

Mon. Nov. 25th – Women’s Prayer Time at 7:00 p.m.

Wed. Nov 27th – Adventures with Supper Man  – Tomkins Hall, 4 – 6 p.m.

Wed. Nov. 27th – Marzipan and Fondant Evening with Diana from 7 – 9 p.m.
Decorating with fondant for cakes and cupcakes.  Find out how easy it is!  Limited seating.  Cost $15.  See sign-up lists at church and kitchen entrances.  Contact Diana if you have any questions.

Fri. Nov. 29th – Pastoral Care Team Lunch in Tomkins Hall at 12:00 noon.

Bring your own sandwich and dessert, we will supply the coffee and tea. RSVP regrets only to Donna Rourke or email regrets to Donna Rourke

Sun. Dec. 1st – Gingerbread Church Decorating in Tomkins Hall at 11:30 a.m.

Fun for everyone! Back by popular demand, come and decorate a pre-assembled Gingerbread church and have a kid friendly, parent approved lunch. Sign up at eventbrite or see the sign-up sheet in Tomkins Hall. $17.00 per church, good will offering for lunch. This is another CLAY 2014 Fundraiser.

Mon. Dec. 2nd – Morning Prayer at 9:30 a.m.  Morning Prayer will be Monday to Friday throughout Advent.

Thurs. Dec. 5th – Christmas Tree Lighting and Carols at 7 p.m.

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 at 12:15 p.m. at Manotick Arena

Calling all parishioners of all ages!  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 at Hyfield Place, 5581 Dr. Leach Drive

 Sat.  Dec. 7th – Cathedral Men and Boys Choir  2:00 p.m. at St. James

See Gifts to the Community section below.

 Sun. Dec. 8th – Gift Drop-Off for Christmas Outreach

See Opportunities to Give section.

Mon. Dec. 9th  – Women’s Prayer Time at 7:00 p.m.

Opportunities to Give….

Centre 454 Annual Christmas Celebration
This year again we would like to help out Centre 454 with their Annual Christmas Celebration for the men, women and children they serve by donating items listed on their Gift Bag tag. As their Christmas celebration will be held on December 12th, all donations received will be delivered after services on December 8th.  To help with sorting, please attach a “Gift Bag Checklist” tag (copies can be found at the front of the church) to your bag when dropping it off.

St. James Outreach
Once again we are planning to give food hampers and presents this Christmas to support two families. A sign-up list will be posted on a bulletin board at the church entrance.
Our families are always delighted to receive your generous contributions which make their Christmas most enjoyable.  Please drop off all food and gifts (unwrapped) at the church by Sun. Dec. 8th for timely delivery.  Thank you!

Gifts to the Community…Valdy in Concert – Fundraiser for the Karen Refugee MinistryJoin us on Monday, Nov. 18th at 7:30 p.m. at St. James
Tickets:  $25  (includes a reception to meet the folksinger). Doors open at 7:00 p.m.
Tickets may be purchased from Joan Bowler (613-692-6900) or directly at Valdy tickets or at the door.

Please bring any donations of crackers and cheeses for the reception to the church kitchen on Sunday, Nov. 17th morning or Monday, November 18th after 5:30 p.m.  Thanks!

Cathedral Men and Boys Choir – Fundraiser for Karen Refugee Ministry

A Christmas concert followed by a tea reception. Tickets: $15 or $25 per family (children under 14). Doors open at 1:30 p.m. Tickets may be purchased from Sam in the Church Office (692 – 2082) or Joan Bowler (692-2900) or Joy Clarke or at the door.
Donations of baked goods for the reception would be appreciated.  Please drop off at the church kitchen on Dec. 7th from noon on.  Thanks!

Church Chuckles…
(taken from actual church bulletins)
The church will host an evening of fine dining, super entertainment and gracious hostility.
The eighth-graders will be presenting Shakespeare’s Hamlet in the Church basement Friday at 7 pm. The congregation is invited to attend this tragedy.And this one just about sums them all up:

The Associate Minister unveiled the church’s new campaign slogan last Sunday:

‘I Upped My Pledge – Up Yours.’

About Us…

St James Anglican Church

1138 Bridge Street
P. O. Box 220
Manotick, K4M 1A3

In case of a pastoral emergency contact Rev. Andrea at 613-799-8759

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