April 2014

St. James Anglican Church
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We were very saddened to learn that our friend and former Music Director, Hrvoje Peric, died unexpectedly of heart failure on April 11 in Medicine Hat, Alberta.A memorial mass is being held at Holy Family Croatian Parish, 180 Schweitzer St., Kitchener, On, at 6 p.m. this Friday (April 25). Details of parish plans to honour Hrvoje and to support his family will be forthcoming.
April 2014
From Fr. Ross…I have the best seat in the house. On most Sundays I get to see, among many other things, what goes on in the balcony. It’s a very active place. That is where many of our families with babies and toddlers hang out. Parents come and go from the nursery; tiny ones are carried to and fro; toddlers scamper up and down the balcony risers, but usually end up in the nursery. Young noises spill over the edge: wimperings, wailings and the first efforts at being an individual, “NO! I WANT…”All the while the very predictable Anglican liturgy unfolds, incorporating the energy and sounds of young life.As we present our offerings before communion, two members of the Sunday Kid’s Club from downstairs lead the procession that also includes two members of our youth and two adults. The procession is not always tidy and there is usually some confusion about what to do with the basket of coins and the children’s cross, and whether or not to stand on the chancel steps … but these are small details.Each of these aspects of our gathering together reminds me that this is not only a faith community, but also a multi-generational community. And my heart sings!On behalf of the St James Parish family I say, “Thank you” to the parents of these young families. Thank you – for bringing your children so we can experience their new life among us; for taking time in an exhausting schedule to be part of a community of faith; for reminding us that young life has a way of breaking into our history and tradition.Our prayer is that we will contribute as much to your life as a family as you contribute to our life as a faith community. If you have ideas about that, please talk with me or Reverend Andrea or email us at priest@stjames-manotick.org or revandrea@stjames-manotick.org

May God richly bless you as we have been blessed through you.

Up and Coming…
Sat. April 26 – Men’s Breakfast Tomkins Hall 8 am
All gentlemen welcome. Spring clean-up following the breakfast, please bring a rake or a broom to help beautify the property!
Tues. April 29 – Girls Movie Night Tomkins Hall 7 pm
See Opportunities to Give below.
Thurs. May 1 – Garage Sale Drop Off 1 pm – 6 pm
Garden plants potted and tagged accepted.  No clothing, large furniture, computers, baby car seats.
Fri. May 2 – Garage Sale Drop Off 10 am – 6 pm
Sat. May 3 – Annual Garage Sale 8:30 am – 12 noon

Tell your friends & neighbours!  Come and see what treasures you can find.

Sun. May 4 – Carlos del Junco and The Blues Mongrels at 7:30 pm (Karen Refugee Fundraiser)

Join us at St. James to see the group that performed with Valdy last fall. Contact Joan at 613-692-2900 for more information
Tues. May 13 – A.C.W. Meeting Tomkins Hall 7 pm
All ladies welcome!
Tues. May 20 – ”The Beatles to Broadway” at St. James 7:30 pm (Karen Refugee Fundraiser)
This concert will feature 90 minutes of music and a sing-along of familiar tunes from our own songbooks. Contact Joy at 613-692-6486.

 Youth Events…
Fri. April 25th – Youth Games Night Tomkins Hall 6:30 p.m. All youth ages 13-18 welcome to join us in Tomkins Hall. 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 available.Sat. Apr 26 – OMG Basketball & Pizza Night All Saints Westboro leaving St. James at 5:25 pm All Ottawa Diocese teens (ages 13-19), their friends, leaders, clergy and hangers-on.

April 27th – 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 Saint James Youth 17+ are welcome to join us for a few hours of talk, dinner and  pastoral contact.

Wed. April 30 – F.A.I.T.H Youth Group Tomkins Hall at 6 pm

Youth aged 13-17 welcome!

  Fri. May 2 – Junior Youth Group Tomkins Hall 6:30 pm

Calling all kids between the ages of 9-12? Come hang out at Junior Youth Group! Join us every other Friday from 6:30-8:00pm for games, snacks, and Bible studies.
Hope to see you there!

Sat. May 10th – “Falling From the Front” at St. Albans Church 454 King Edward Ave. at 7 p.m.

Please join the F.A.I.T.H. Team for an incredible evening with author/speaker, Scott Evans & award winning musical guest, Fraser Campbell. This event is free and open to all ages.

Please contact Donna Rourke if you or anyone you know has any questions regarding these events.

Gifts to the Community…
The first annual Palm Sunday Lunch hosted by the F.A.I.T.H. Youth Group on April 13th was a great success! Many thanks to the folks at St. James who came out to enjoy the food (provided by Supperman), fellowship and fun. Just over $338 was raised by the youth group which will be given to St. Luke’s Table – a lunch program operating in downtown Ottawa.  The youth were working on their Lenten Project which was to focus on the homeless and how they could make a difference. They decided to make and donate 10 dozen cookies to St. Luke’s Table, collect and donate 10 dozen personal size toiletries and 6 packages of toilet paper and finally to hold a lunch and donate the proceeds. All tasks were completed – there is no doubt that our kids rock! For more photos of the event click here.
Approximately 20 people attended the first Sunrise Service held in the St. James parking lot on Easter Sunday. A  breakfast including hot cross buns was served afterwards to all those who attended.
For those of you who were unable to attend the Easter Sunday services, have a look below at the beautiful cross that was lovingly decorated by Rev. Bill Byers and Rev. Andrea Thomas:
All the children at the 10 a.m. service were given a butterfly after Fr. Ross explained it as a Christian symbol of the resurrection. It was a full house at the 10 am service this year!

Opportunities To Give…

Ladies Movie Night
Tomkins Hall
Tuesday April 29th
7 p.m.


  You won’t want to miss this gem. Join us for lots of fun, great food and door prizes.

ADMISSION: Free Will offering with proceeds going to Bethany Hope Centre (a program offered by the Salvation Army that helps young single parents in Ottawa) and to our much anticipated kitchen renovations in 2015.

Ask a friend, bring a neighbour.

Make it a fun girls night out!

To reserve your seat:

Call Sam at the office 692-2082

Heather at 822-3097



Once again, we are requesting donations for “Bales for the North”, an initiative which the Diocesan A.C.W. has been involved in for over 100 years.

A Bale Box has been placed at the Church entrance for donations to be brought in Tues., Wed., Thurs., 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. or any Sunday up to May 18th. New items only please and price tags are to be left on.  All clothing, material, yarn should be wash and wear.  If you are considering making a monetary donation to help pay for postage, please make cheque out to St. James’ A.C.W. and give it to Sam in the office or Margie Hartley.

Also, this year, we have made ‘Mothers’ Bags’ for anyone to take home and fill with travel size items such as shampoo, combs, brushes, tooth paste/brushes, hand soap, etc.  There will be a full list of suggestions given with each bag.  These bags will be available each Sunday for the next 3 weeks.  Please see the insert in the Sunday bulletin for more details about the Bales or if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to talk to Margie Hartley (613) 224-9899.

Thank you very much for considering helping our friends in the north.

Church Chuckle…


Little  Johnny and his family were having Sunday dinner at  his Grandmother’s  house.

Everyone was seated around the table as the food was being served.

When Little  Johnny received his plate, he started eating right away.
‘Johnny!  Please wait until we say our prayer.’ said his  mother.
‘I don’t  need to,’ the boy replied.
‘Of course, you do.’  his mother insisted.

‘We always say a prayer before eating at our  house.’
‘That’s at  our house.’ Johnny explained.

‘But this is Grandma’s house and she knows how to cook!’

 About Us…

St. James Anglican Church


Please take note of our new email addresses:

Church office:  admin@stjames-manotick.org

Fr. Ross:  priest@stjames-manotick.org

Rev. Andrea:  revandrea@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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