March 2014


St. James Anglican
March 2014

From Fr. Ross…           

Right in the middle of April we observe the most significant celebration of the Christian faith – Holy Week. We move from celebration to betrayal and isolation to suffering and death and finally to resurrected life and celebration once more.

Many different symbols are used to help us describe what this amazing story means to us: palm branches, bread and wine, heavy dark clouds, rough wooden crosses, brilliant light streaming out of the opening of a cave; startled faces of terror mixed with joy.

All this seems to speak of life that cannot be contained; and so we include more symbols from life in our northern hemisphere such as blossoming bulbs, warm earth, chickens and eggs, rabbits and lambs … and chocolate, which has nothing to do with new life but which is
always sellable.

And butterflies. Long before the time of Christ, Egyptians saw a similarity between the cloth wrappings of their mummies and the butterfly’s cocoon. For these early people and the Greeks, who placed golden butterflies in their tombs, this insect was a symbol of
resurrection, new life and immortality.

The butterfly is also a Christian symbol of the resurrection, for it disappears into a cocoon and appears dead, but emerges later far more beautiful and powerful than before.

Join us for all of Holy Week to hear and experience again the holy mysteries of our faith; and come to church on Easter Sunday to celebrate and see the symbols of the resurrection, maybe even butterflies.


Come and join us for Holy
Week services:


April 13 – Palm Sunday – 8:15 & 10

Liturgy of the Palms & Holy

Thursday, April 17th – Maundy
Thursday 7pm  

Foot/Hand Washing, Holy Eucharist
& Stripping of the Altar

Evening to Friday Morning –
Gethsemane Watch

Hour by hour all-night vigil of
prayer and meditation

April 18th – Good Friday – 10 am
Walk of the Cross

leaving from Manotick United Church
at 10 am and walking to St. James
Anglcan Church

10:30 am Ecumenical service at St

Sunday, April 20th – Easter Sunday –
The Day of Resurrection

Sunrise Service at 6 am

in St. James parking lot

Breakfast will follow the service

8:15 & 10 am  Holy

The Tradition of Easter Sunrise


Around the world before dawn on Easter Sunday, faithful followers of Jesus gather in churches, in wooded groves, in cemeteries, in parking lots, parks, and on mountain tops and beaches for sunrise services. Some are huge community events, and some are small
gatherings that precede other more elaborate services during later hours of the morning.

Whatever shape the services take, at the center are images of new life and the resurrection of Christ symbolized in the dawn of a new day and the rising of the sun. In earlier centuries, the church told the story of Easter at a chosen place outdoors that represented Jesus’ tomb. At those places people acted the story of the women bearing spices, meeting the angel, and
running to tell the good news to the others. This would help explain why sunrise services are 
often held outdoors.

Following the tradition of the early church we are going to have an Easter Sunrise service. It
will begin promptly at 6 am as sunrise is at 6:07am this year; and it will be held in the
parking lot
(unless there is a miracle and the snow is gone and the ground is dry, then it will be on the grass).

There will be song, story and Eucharist
and everyone is welcome to attend.

Breakfast will follow the service.

One question that people always ask
is if I go to the early service can I still go to my regular service? Of course you can, and they will be different enough that you won’t feel
like you are repeating your experience.



John 3:16
 Up & Coming…

Monday to Friday (March 26-April 16) –
Morning Prayer at 9:30 am in the Chancel
Wed. Apr. 2nd –
Weekly Ecumenical Reflections & Light
Lunch at Manotick United Church at 12 noon
Exploring different spiritual practices, i.e. Meditation, prayer
beads, each Wednesday during Lent.

Mon. Apr. 7th –
Women’s Prayer Group 7 pm

Tues. Apr. 8th –
ACW Meeting Tomkins Hall 7 pm

All ladies are welcome. Topics include next Movie Night
and Bales for the North.

Wed. Apr. 9th –
Weekly Ecumenical Reflections & Light Lunch at
Manotick United Church at 12 noon

Exploring different spiritual practices (prayer beads) during

Sun. Apr. 13th – Palm Sunday 

Lunch after 10 am service
The F.A.I.T.H. Team and SupperMan are hosting the lunch for
everyone and  will have activities for the kids. Lunch will be
Shepherd’s Pie made by SupperMan, freshly baked
gingerbread cookies and ice cream. There will be Easter egg decorating, Easter cupcake decorating and a Lego table.
This is an event for the entire parish family. Free will offering
gratefully accepted with all proceeds going to St Luke’s Table.

Mon. Apr. 21st –
Women’s Prayer Group 7pm

Sat. Apr. 26th –
Men’s Breakfast in Tomkins Hall at 8 am

All men are welcome

Tues. Apr. 29th
– Pastoral Care Team Lunch

The Pastoral Care Team will meet for lunch at the Mill Tavern in Manotick at 11:45 am. Send regrets only to 
Donna by April 24th.

Tues. Apr. 29th –

Ladies Movie Night Tomkins Hall 7 pm

See more information in Gifts to the Community section.

Save the Date…

Sat. May 3rd –
Annual Spring Garage Sale 8:30-12 pm

Tell your friends & neighbours!
Watch for further details.
Garden plants potted and tagged accepted. No clothing,
large furniture, computers, baby car seats.

Sun. May 4th –
Carlos del Junco & The Blues Mongrels at 7:30

See Opportunities to Give section below.

Youth Events…

Fri. Mar. 28th –
Youth Games Night Tomkins
Hall 6:30-9:30 pm

All youth ages 13-18
welcome. Bring your own
system and play your (age
appropriate nonviolent)
video games on our big
screen(X-box, Play Station,
Wii) or bring appropriate
board and /or card games.
Drinks and snacks will be

April – St.
James Youth 17+ will be
attending The Open Table at
All Saints Sandy Hill

The Open Table is a
Christian community of young
adults in Ottawa coming
together with a common
desire to love and follow
Christ. The core community
is made up of students and
young professionals and is
supported by ordained
ministers. All St. James
Youth 17+ are welcome t join
us for a vibrant few hours
of talk, dinner, pastoral
contact and seasonal

Weds. Apr. 2nd –
Youth Gathering Tomkins Hall
6-8 pm

Wendy Muckle from Ottawa
Inter-City Health will be
our guest speaker. All youth
13-19 are welcome to join us
that evening for dinner and
to participate
a conversation with Wendy.

Thurs. Apr. 17th –
F.A.I.T.H. Youth Group

Meeting 5:30 pm

All youth 13-17
welcome to  join our
version of the “the Last
Supper”, attend the Maundy
Thursday service and
participate in the
Gethsemane watch.

Fri. Apr. 25th
– Youth Games Night Tomkins
Hall 5:30-9:30 pm

All youth ages 13-18
welcome. Bring your own
system and play your (age
appropriate nonviolent)
video games on our big
screen(X-box, Play Station,
Wii) or bring appropriate
board and /or card games.
Drinks and snacks will be

Sat. Apr. 26th – OMG
Basketball and Pizza night 

All Saints Westboro
6-9 pm

For all youth aged

We will leave from St
James at 5:25 pm

All Ottawa Diocese
teens (ages 13-19), their
friends, leaders, clergy and

Please contact Donna
Rourke at if
you have any questions
regarding the F.A.I.T.H.
Team and their activities.

Gifts to the



Great Turnout for Pancake


About 125 people showed up
for pancakes and sausages,
real maple syrup, veggies
and dip and orange slices on

Tuesday March 4th.

For more photographs taken
at the event,

visit our

Facebook page

Easter Bazaar

The Easter Bunny will be
stopping by St. James with
his Homemade Easter eggs for

Along with some other
fabulous Easter items.
There will be baking, hot
cross buns and handy crafts.

Sunday, April 6 and April 13
and April 20.

All proceeds go to
ACW Outreach.

Mark your Calendar!!!!


Ladies’ Movie Night
– Tues. Apr. 29th

Tomkins Hall
at 7 pm 
The Movie: The
Best Exotic Marigold
Starring: Judy Dench,
Tom Wilkinson, Bill
Nighy and Maggie Smith.
“British retirees travel
to India to move into
what they think is a
newly restored hotel.
Less luxurious than
advertised, the Marigold
Hotel nevertheless
slowly begins to charm
in unexpected ways.”
Join us for lots of fun
and great food.
Limited Seating.
Contact Heather
(613-822-3097) or Sam
(613-692-2082) to
reserve your seat!
offering with
proceeds going to
Bethany Hope Centre
– Helping young
single parents, and
to our much
anticipated kitchen
renovations in 2015.
Ask a friend, bring
a neighbour.
Make it a fun girls
night out!
You won’t
want to miss this

Opportunities to Give…

  Memorial or Thank
Offerings for Easter

Anyone who would like
to make a memorial or thank

 or a donation towards
Easter flowers,

please contact Ann
Coles (613-692-0738) by
Sunday, April 13th

Request for Used
Hockey Socks

The Craft Group is
looking for used hockey
socks in good condition

Karen Refugee
Sun. May 4th at 7:30
Carlos del Junco and
The Blues Mongrels
Join us at St. James
Anglican Church to see the
groupthat performed with Valdy
last fall.
Accolades include:
2010 – JUNO nomination
for Steady Movin’ cd1997 – 2013 Harmonica Player
of the Year – Eight time
2005 “Best Blues”
Award – NOW Magazine,
Toronto, ON1998 JUNO nomination for Big
Boy cd1996 Blues Musician of the
Year Award: Jazz Report
Magazine1993 Hohner World Harmonica
Championship – Trossingen,
Germany Two Gold Medals in
both diatonic blues and
diatonic jazz
Latest Cd Review: four
out of four stars for
Mongrel Mash

Tues May 20th – “The
Beatles to Broadway”
at St. James 7:30 pm
This concert will
feature 90 minutes of music
and a singalongof familiar tunes from our
own songbooks. (The group
expectsits audiences to work during
its shows!). The 65 singersare led by director, Anne
Axworthy and accompanist,
Joyce King.


Orpheus Choral Group is a
sidearm of the Ottawa-based
Orpheus Musical Theatre
Society, which is North
America’s longest-running
organization of its kind.
OMTS has been entertaining
Ottawa theatre audiences
with musicalperformances of all kinds
since 1906.
The Choral Group’s role is
to take music out into the
community. Over the years,
the Choral Group’s main
performance venues have been
service club functions,
church and public concerts,
seniors’ residences and
hospitals, and worthwhile
communityand charity fund-raising
For more information please
Joan at 692 – 2900
Joy at 692 – 6486

Church Chuckle…
One Sunday a minister announced that
the church needed some extra money.
He asked the people to prayerfully
consider giving a little extra,
and as an enticement, added that
whoever gave the most
would be able to pick out three
The offering plate was passed
around, and to the minister’s
amazement, someone had put in a
cheque for $1,000.  He shared his
joy with his congregation and said
he’d like to thank the person who’d
given the cheque.
A very quiet, elderly lady shyly
made her way down to the front of
the church. The minister told her
how wonderful it was that she gave
so much, and asked her to pick out
three hymns.
Her eyes brightened as she looked
over the congregation.
She pointed carefully to the three
most handsome men
in the building and said:
“I’ll take him, and him, and him.”


About Us…

St James Anglican Church


Please take note of our new email

Church office:

Fr. Ross:

Rev. Andrea:

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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