January 2014


            St. James Anglican Church           



January 2014

From Fr. Ross…


This month we celebrate The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity (January 18-25),
an annual time when churches around the world focus on what connects us instead of what separates us.

Although complete organic unity is not possible because of history and other
practical implications, co-operating on key projects and issues and offering mutual support in our various efforts to live out the Gospel of Jesus are important goals for the whole Christian community.

If we are not able to be one big common church, what should we be focussing on
together? I believe our baptismal vows give us some clues; in these we can identify many opportunities for growth and action as individuals, local parishes, denominations and groups of churches together. Here are the questions we respond to with, “I (we) will, with God’s help”:

  • Will you continue in the apostles’ teaching, and fellowship, in the breaking of bread, and in the prayers?
  • Will you persevere in resisting evil, and whenever you fall into sin, repent and
    return to the Lord?
  • Will you proclaim by word and example the good news of God in Christ?
  • Will you seek and serve Christ in all persons, loving your neighbour as yourself?
  • Will you strive for justice and peace among all people, and respect the dignity of every human being?
  • Will you strive to safeguard the integrity of God’s creation, and respect, sustain and renew the life of the earth?

Let us continue to celebrate the diversity found within the Christian faith and
look for ways to work in unity with our sisters and brothers in Christ.


During the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity:

  • Morning Prayer: January 20-24 at 9:30 a.m.
  • Community Ecumenical Service: Wednesday, January 22 at 7:00 p.m., here at St James.(Note:  During this service we will be collecting canned or dry goods for the
    Manotick Food Cupboard as this is a common outreach ministry.)

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Up and Coming…


Week of Prayer for Christian

Mon. Jan 20- Fri. Jan. 24
Morning Prayer at 9:30 a.m.

Weds. Jan 22Ecumenical Service at 7:00 p.m. at St. James


Sat. Jan 25thMen’s Breakfast 8 a.m. Tomkins Hall


Mon. Jan. 27thWomen’s Prayer 7 p.m.


Tues. Jan. 28thWrite On creative writing session at 1:30 p.m. Tomkins Hall

see Opportunities to Give
section below for more information


Sat. Feb. 8thRag & Bones Puppet Presentation at 2 pm Tomkins Hall

see Opportunities to Give
section below for more information


Tues. Feb. 11thACW Meeting at 7 p.m. Tomkins Hall

Guest speaker April Muldoon from
Bethany Hope Center


Weds. Feb. 12thSupperman in Tomkins Hall 4-6 p.m


Fri. Feb. 14thThe Royal Albert & Collection 6:30 p.m. Manotick United Church

see Opportunities to Give
section below for more information  


Sun. Feb 16thVestry Reports available at church


Sun. Feb. 23rdVestry Meeting following 10 a.m. service


Weds. Feb. 26thSupperman in Tomkins Hall 4-6 p.m.


Sun. Mar. 11th“Way of the Camino de Santiago” presentation by Myra Conway &
Nicolette Bravo after 10 a.m. service in
Tomkins Hall. Lunch will be provided.





Gifts to the Community…


Junior Youth Group

If you or your child is between the ages of 9 and 12, they may enjoy St. James’ new Junior Youth Group! We get together every other Friday from 6:30-8:00pm
to play fun and active games, have snack and fellowship time, and talk about the
“superheroes” in the Bible. This year’s meetings are: January 10 and 24; February 7 and 21; March 7 and 21; April 4 and 18; May 2, 16 and 30; and June 13. Hope to see you there! For more details email:


Christmas Puddings

ACW would like to thank everyone who purchased one (or more) of our famous
Churchmouse Brand Christmas puddings. Our profit from the sales of 2013 puddings was $1276.18.  Please don’t forget to keep saving the thick elastic bands off your broccoli and  keep your coffee tins too. We will be making more puddings next year.


ACW Donations

The ladies of the A.C.W. (Anglican Church Women) gave generously in 2013 to many different organizations thanks to their various fundraisers. Here is a list
of charities they supported: 

  • Tanzania Education & Micro Business Opportunities (T.E.M.B.O.)
  • Primates World Relief Development Fund
  • Operation Go Home
  • Diocese of the Arctic
  • Rideau Seniors (ROSS)
  • Barrhaven Food Bank
  • Sleeping Children Around the World
  • Bales for the North
  • F.A.I.T.H. Youth Group
  • St. James Anglican Church
  • Red Cross (Philippines)

For a complete report, please see the Vestry Report which will be available on February 16th at the church.


First Annual Bowling Night

About 50 people braved the frigid temperatures on the evening of Friday, January 3rd to attend the first annual St. James bowling night but it didn’t take long to warm up the room!  The Men’s group organized the event for the parish and very kindly donated the proceeds to the F.A.I.T.H. Youth Group to help them with their travel expenses to Kamloops in August 2014.



 Visit our

Facebook page
to see additional photos!


Spaghetti Lunch

This past Sunday the F.A.I.T.H Youth Group hosted a spaghetti lunch for the
parish. At the same time, they showed a few members of the All Saints Westboro youth group a way to raise money for their trip to the Canadian Lutheran and Anglican Youth Conference (CLAY).  Many thanks to all the people who stayed for the lunch and contributed to their fundraising efforts. Check out our

Facebook page
for more photos.


February ACW meeting

Please join us on Tuesday, February 11 at 7pm in Tomkins Hall for our guest speaker, April Muldoon.  April works for Bethany Hope Centre which is part
of the Salvation Army, she is also Carol Gervais’s daughter and we are very excited to have her here.


The Bethany Hope Centre provides programs that care for pregnant and
parenting youth and their children through addressing their physical, material, social, educational and spiritual needs. The centre’s programs and services include education and employment support, health services, meals, playgroups, childcare, a food bank, housing support, parent support group meetings, counselling and life skills programs. Everyone is welcome.  Please come out and listen to April, this could be a new ACW initiative.


If anyone feels uncomfortable driving at night and would like to attend please call Heather.  We have parishioners out by Greely, Manotick Station Road, Barrhaven and Riverside South who would love to drive you.  Don’t miss out!


March Presentation and Lunch

On Sunday March 9 the ACW has the pleasure of receiving Myra Conway and
Nicolette Bravo as guest speakers about their walk on the Way of the Camino de
Santiago.  A pilgrimage route to the cathedral dedicated to St. James. Lunch will be served with the presentation to follow.  All are welcome.





Opportunities to Give…


New Year, New President

A huge thank you goes out to Joyce Sorensen who stepped in to fill the ACW president’s position when she did. Her leadership and team spirit guided St. James ACW through another busy and productive year. Now we are sending out a request for a new president. Thanks to Joyce’s organizing along with the VP, Secretary and Treasurer, the rest of year to June has been fully planned. We are looking for someone who is willing to learn about the ACW’s ministries, to help the women of St. James activities happen and to bring new ideas to our mission.

If you are interested or need more information, please contact Heather Brophy.


Karen Refugee Fundraisers: 

Write On – Tuesdays 1:30 – 3:30
on Jan. 28, Feb. 4, 11 & 18th Tomkins Hall

A series of four two hour creative writing workshops to be given by Michele Vinet (Ontario Trillium award winning author). These workshops will take us from discussions on writing and writers to the creation of personal work, using a
process of discovery that Michèle has developed over the years.  Michèle speaks enthusiastically about creative writing and how it offers the pleasures of acquiring and applying skills to be enjoyed for a lifetime.  Come join us!  Tea and goodies will be provided.  Registration $40.00. Payment due at first class, please note no refunds will be given for incomplete attendance. *To gain maximum benefits, participants will be encouraged to plan to attend all dates, due to the progressive
structure of the series. To register contact Sam at 613-692-2082 or Joan at 613-692-2900.


Rag and Bone Puppet Theatre –
Sat. Feb. 8th at 2 p.m. Tomkins Hall 

Touring puppet company specializing in folktales for children will present “The Nightingale” suitable for ages 5 – 12. The show will be 45 minutes long with a question & answer session following.Tickets are $10.00 each and can be purchased from Sam (692-2082) or Joan (692-2900) or Joy (692-6486) or at


“The Royal Albert and the Collection” –  Fri. Feb. 14th at 6:30 p.m.

Manotick United Church

Featuring a 50’s. 60’s, 70’s Rock and Roll band & includes a reception before the performance and during intermission. Show starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets $25 and are available by contacting: Lisa (692-4576) or Sam (692-2082) or Joan (692-2900) or on-line.



Church Chuckles…

(taken from actual church bulletins)


Don’t let worry kill you off – let the Church help


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 Irving Benson and Jessie Carter were married on March 24 in the church.So ends a friendship that began in their school days. 


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Parish Register – 2013


Baptisms:  Welcome to God’s Family



Stuewe-Hadenko, Wyatt Bingley,

Francesca Labrecque, Levi Labrecque, Arian


Clark, Macie Cruickshank, Bram Read



Hennebury, Jackson Lundstrom, Reid Tutton



Sophie Curry, Jami Henderson, Michael
Hopper, Aria Lavigne


Weddings: Live Joyfully Together


Carina Borsella & Peter Randell
May 11th

Catherine Spear & Eric Ducasse
June 22nd

Chelsea Norum & Christopher Westfield
July 27th

Kristina Schneider & Davin Henrikson
July 27th

Hilary Foster & Joseph Paravan
July 27th

Kimberly Martin & Scott Smith
September 15th

Melissa Dullemond & Douglas McKenzie
October 19th




“Rest eternal grant unto them, O Lord.

And let light perpetual shine upon them.”


Margaret Robertson – January 12

Minty – January 30

Pierrette Brophy – February 16

Carolyn Joseph – March 13

Robert Fels – April 2

Dolynchuk – April 28

Marion Johannsen – May 9

Fillingham – June 18

Arnold – July 15

West – September 14

Fels – September 19

Dorothea Thompson – September 21

Harris – October 12

Patricia Morris – November 30

Lawrence – December 25




About Us…


St James Anglican Church



Please take note of our new email


Church office:  admin@stjames-manotick.org

Fr. Ross:  priest@stjames-manotick.org

Rev. Andrea:  revandrea@stjames-manotick.org


Website: https://www.stjames-manotick.org


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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