June 2014

St. James Anglican Church

June 2014
From Fr. Ross…


“I am reminded of your sincere faith, a faith that lived first in your grandmother Lois and your mother Eunice and now, I am sure, lives in you. For this reason I remind you to rekindle the gift of God that is within you through the laying on of my hands; for God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but rather a spirit of power and of love and of self-discipline.”  

(2 Timothy 1:5-7)

In the above quote from Paul’s letter to young Timothy we are reminded that
a person’s faith does not ‘just happen’,
but is often the result of ongoing
support and mentoring by people of previous generations who share
the stories of their experience of the Christian faith.

On Sunday, June 29, at the 9:30 a.m. service, Bishop John Chapman
will confirm members of our congregation and we will be asked
as part of that liturgy, “Will you, who witness these vows,
do all in your power to support these persons in their life in Christ?”

What does this support look like?

  • We will ensure that there are structured opportunities for people of all generations to grow in their faith. (Our Sunday Kids’ Club, Junior Youth Group, FAITH Team, and Adult Education are all part of how we do that
    here at St James.)
  • We will pray for each other. (There will be a list of names in the bulletin on June 29, and I encourage you to take that list home and pray for these people, by name, every week.  That might lead you to talk with one of them to find out how life is going for them – which would be another great support.)
  • We will show each other by example what it means to follow Jesus. Each generation is watching the other for clues – older generations have experience and stability; younger generations have lots of energy and new ideas; both are essential.

We are a multi-generational parish growing and learning to follow Jesus, so that together we can be a beacon of hope and joy in our community.


Wednesday Evening Eucharist services begin Wednesday, June 18th

at 7:00 p.m. and will continue each Wednesday

up to and including August 27th.

Sunday Eucharist Services,
starting June 22nd, are at 8:15 and 9:30 a.m.

Kids’ Club
Continues throughout the summer at the 9:30 a.m. service.

Up & Coming…

Mon. June 23rd – St. James 5th Annual Golf Tournament

Payment is required by this Thursday June 19th.

Fri. June 27th – F.A.I.T.H. Youth Games Night, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.

Sun. June 29th – Bishop John Chapman visit at 9:30 service

Bishop John will be confirming/receiving 6 youth and 5 adults at the service

Fri. July 11th – F.A.I.T.H. Youth Games Night, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.

Wed. July 16th – Men’s BBQ at 6:00 p.m.
The Men’s Breakfast Group is done for the year; and we’d like to thank Geoff Macmillan  for his guidance and heading the group.

For July and August we will be meeting at members homes for a BBQ.

 The July BBQ will be held on July 16 at 6pm, location TBD.

Fri. August 22nd – F.A.I.T.H. Youth Games Night, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.

Youth Activities…

The F.A.I.T.H. Teamwill continue to meet through the summer just not in the church. In July we will meet July 9th and 16th for a pool party, one night and a bonfire another.  We will continue to have our monthly Games Night through the summer on Fridays – June 27th, July 11th and August 22nd from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.  


Any questions…..

please see the Youth Ministry Coordinator, Donna Rourke
or call 613-692-2082 or e-mail youth@stjames-manotick.org


Our Gifts to the Community…
The Autism unit of Mary Honeywell Elementary School in Barrhaven received the gift of Music (handbells) as part of the Growing in Faith Together (G.I.F.T.) Campaign. Cheryl Sevigny, Principal of the school, graciously accepted
the gift from the St. James’ Choir.
One of the students from the Autism unit wasted no time in trying
out the bells at the presentation!
To see more photos on our Facebook page, click here.
Doors Open June 7- 8th
Many thanks to everyone who volunteered at the Doors Open event
held on Dickinson Days week-end.  We had an impressive 114 guests
visit our lovely church!
Doors Open volunteers Douglas, Jordan, Myra and Kiera


A.C.W. Fundraising 
A few of the A.C.W. ladies baked up a storm for Dickinson Days
and sold 21 rhubarb pies, 14 crisps and some homemade jam and muffins
to the folks taking part in Dickinson Days activities. They raised $257
and will be sending the money to help the financially strapped
St. Judes Cathedral in Iqaluit.  The ladies of the A.C.W.
have decided to focus their fundraising efforts for the next year
on supporting our neighbours to the north
both financially and by contributing to the Bales for the North program.
F.A.I.T.H. Youth Group Car Wash
On Saturday, June 14th, the members of the F.A.I.T.H. Youth Group along
with Monique, Lily and Nora from the Parish of Huntley, and Rachel from
St. Matthews worked very hard at washing cars and trucks
of all sizes at Jack May Pontiac Buick GMC.  Although the youth had already finished fundraising for their upcoming trip to Kamloops B.C. for the C.L.A.Y. Conference, they decided to send all contributions for their last fundraising event to help other kids to attend.  In total $810 was raised on Saturday
and the Diocese of Ottawa offered to match their funds dollar for dollar
up to $500. A cheque will be sent, in addition to the $400 already donated
by the youth, to ensure that two home teams from other parishes
within Canada will be able to go. Many thanks to everyone who came out to support the kids’ generous act of kindness.  What a proud day for all of us!
Lenten Youth Project
In addition to all of the fundraising our kids have done for
their trip to Kamloops  and for two other home teams, the youth just finished
their Lenten project which was focused on the homeless.
Fr. Ross and Donna Rourke visited St. Luke’s Table this week
to drop off the 10 dozen cookies they baked,
10 dozen pieces of personal-size toiletry items and toilet paper collected,
and $338 they raised by hosting the Palm Sunday Lunch.
Opportunities to Give…
Card for Rick Marples   

If you haven’t already done so, please take the time this Sunday,
June 22nd, to sign one of the cards for 
Rick Marples, former rector and friend
of this parish, as he continues his treatment for lymphoma. 

The cards will be on a table in the church entrance.

Karen Refugee Sponsorship Fundraiser

Classic Theatre Festival in beautiful Perth.
Enjoy a Saturday matinee performance of murder/mystery, “Dial M for Murder”
(the play that was made into an Alfred Hitchcock movie).  August 30th at 2:00 p.m.  Tickets:  $33.50 with $15 of this amount being donated by the theatre to the Manotick Refugee Sponsorship Program if purchased before July 30th.
Local restaurants offering discounts on lunch/dinner for ticket holders.
For information and tickets, please phone:  Joan 692-2900 or Joy 692-6486.

 Craft Group 

Craft Group will reconvene in September and we will be welcoming
new members then.  If you are interested, please drop in any Wednesday
for a cup of coffee and to see what we do!
Church Bloopers …
The church will host an evening of fine dining,
super entertainment
gracious hostility.


About Us…

St. James Anglican Church

1138 Bridge Street

P. O. Box 220

Manotick ON  K4M 1A3


E-mail addresses:

Church office:  office@stjames-manotick.org  

Please note change! The “admin” address will be deleted soon.

Fr. Ross:  priest@stjames-manotick.org

Rev. Andrea:  revandrea@stjames-manotick.org

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