August 2014

St. James Anglican Church
August 2014
From Rev. Andrea…

It has been a wonderful summer. Sun and heat, rain and cool; gathering and relaxing with family and friends. As August draws to a close we say goodbye to visitors as they return to their homes.

It sure is hard to say “see you next year”. Fortunately our church friends remains with us. And in celebration of that on Sunday September 21 we will be having a special day. It is “bring a friend to church Sunday”. Old friends and new friends -invite them to St James to meet you church friends.  Immediately following the service we will be having a BBQ lunch.  If it is a nice day bring a lawn chair as we will eat outside. We are looking forward to meeting your friends!


Rev Andrea+

Please Note:

The Church and church office will be closed Monday, August 25 from 4 p.m. till Wednesday August 27th at 9am in order for our church custodian to clean and wax the church floors on both levels.

Service Time Changes

The last Summer Wednesday Evening Eucharist service
will be held Wed. August 27th at 7 p.m. 

 Sunday Eucharist Services at 8:15 and 9:30 a.m. to
and including Sunday, August 31st.

We return to 8:15 and 10:00 a.m. service times on Sunday, September 7th.
Kids’ Club will be held during the 10 a.m. service.

Kids Club News…

This last year we have been blessed to have Erica Frosst as our Children and Youth Ministry Leader. Sunday August 24th is Erica’s last day of work before she heads off to Kingston for university. She will be joining us one Sunday in September so that we can bid her fond farewell. I know you will join me in saying THANKS Erica! We’ll miss you!

Kim Ellis-Thompson has been hired as the director of Kids Club and the Junior Youth Group.  She is well known in the parish for her enthusiasm and creativity with the kids. She will be sending out a Kids Club and Junior Youth group newsletter to all our families to let you know what is coming up in the fall.



Please contact Rev. Andrea if you are interested in a baptism.
Our next baptism is planned for Sunday, November 2nd.

Up & Coming…
Sun. Aug. 24th – Pride Parade – Bank & Gladstone at 1 pm

All are welcome to join a group from St. James who will be walking in the parade.
We will meet after the 9:30 a.m. service to co-ordinate travel.

Mon. Sept 8th –  Women’s Prayer Group 7 pm
All ladies are welcome to join us for a time to pray and reflect
Tues. Sept. 9th – A.C.W. meeting in Tomkins Hall at 7 pm

Exciting news. New season, new President.  We have a wonderful tradition of fellowship and Outreach and are always looking for fresh ideas. We would love to have you join us and see what we are all about. Discussion at this meeting will be about the Christmas Fayre and a few other important items.

Come to one meeting, come to them all, it’s up to you. Hope to see you!

Sun. Sept. 14th – T.E.M.B.O. Presentation in Tomkins Hall at 12:30 pm
See Opportunities to Give for more information.
Wed. Sept. 17th – Bible Study with Rev. Bill Byers 7:30 – 9 pm
See Gifts to the Community for more information.
Thurs. Sept 18th – Bible Study with Rev. Bill Byers 1:30 – 3 pm
Sun. Sept 21st – Bring a Friend to Church Sunday
BBQ following the service, don’t forget to bring a chair if the weather is nice!
Mon. Sept. 22nd – Women’s Prayer Group 7 pm
Fri. Sept. 26th – F.A.I.T.H. Youth Games Night 6:30 – 9:30 pm

Gifts to the Community…

Fall Bible Study

Discover the mysteries of the Revelation to John as we explore this exciting and challenging final book of the New Testament. You can choose either the afternoon group or the evening group. The evening group will meet on Wednesday evenings from 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the church beginning September 17 and the afternoon groups will meet on Thursday afternoons from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. beginning September 18. These studies will be facilitated by The Rev. Bill Byers.  For more information or to register please contact Bill at 613-822-4297 or by emailAll are welcome. 

St. James 5th Annual Golf Tournament Recap

St. James held its fifth annual golf tournament and dinner at Manderley on the Green on Monday, June 23rd. It was our largest tournament yet!  Nine teams, made up of 34 parishioners, family and friends, took part in a round of “best-ball” on a day that broke with tradition by being bright, sunny and warm.  Afterward, almost 50 people enjoyed a delicious roast pork buffet dinner hosted by the golf course.


Some participants were experienced golfers and many more were not, but all had a shot at winning a cash prize or choosing from a tantalizing array of gifts on the prize table.  Bottles of wine and gift certificates to the spa and the Black Dog Bistro were the most popular items and the first to go!

After tabulating the scores, the team of Matthew Macmillan, Christopher Lee, and Connie and Bill Macmillan finished in first place with a score of +1, shooting 73 in the round.  This year’s Most Honest Team was Shirley Hilchuk, Sharla Sandrock and Doris Cole, who compiled a score of +55, shooting 127.  Individual prizes were also awarded for closest to the pin, won by Janet Claridge and Nicole Tomkins (women) and Bill Macmillan (men) and for longest drive, won by Jennifer Dunk (women) and Albert Klein (men).  Regardless of whether the golfers finished first, last or in-between, everybody had a great time!

A big thank you goes out to Manderley for hosting St. James again this year and for giving back 25% of the proceeds raised from the tournament and dinner.  Over $500 was raised for St. James this year!

Many thanks also go out to all the participants and diners who signed up for the event.  Each year we have a good mix of repeat attendees and new participants, which makes for a fun and entertaining day.  Spread the word, come out next year and let’s make St. James’ sixth annual tournament an even bigger success!

Bells for Autism

The children from the Autism Unit at Mary Honeywell Elementary School in Barrhaven sent this lovely card to thank our parishioners for the gift of bells they received from St. James’ G.I.F.T. campaign.  


Opportunities to Give…
Sun. Aug. 24th – Pride Parade

Members of St James parish will join other Anglican parishes to march in the annual Ottawa Pride Parade sponsored by the local Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered community groups. This is an opportunity to share by our presence and the messages on our marching signs that God’s love is expansive and welcoming, as we also endeavour to be in practise.

If you are interested in joining the St James group, please contact the office, or speak with Father Ross directly. This year the parade route begins at Gladstone & Bank, proceeds north on Bank Street to Laurier Ave., then east on Laurier to the City Hall Plaza.

The parade begins at 1 p.m., and participating groups marshal along Bank St between Gladstone and the Queensway.

Coffee Time

Our sign-up list for those offering to make coffee for fellowship time after the 10 am services will be posted upstairs.  Please sign up for a date if you are able.  Thank you!

Tues. Sept. 9th – A.C.W. meeting in Tomkins Hall at 7 pm

Exciting news. New season, new President.  We have a wonderful tradition of fellowship and Outreach and are always looking for fresh ideas. We would love to have you join us and see what we are all about. Discussion at this meeting will be about the Christmas Fayre and a few other important items.

Come to one meeting, come to them all, it’s up to you. Hope to see you there!

Sunday, September 14 – TEMBO Presentation Tomkins Hall at 12:30 pm

PLEASE JOIN US – for an amazing slide show presentation by representatives of *T EMBO (The Tanzania Education and Micro-Business Opportunity).

This is one of St. James’ A.C.W.’s  major international outreach recipients.  We were fortunate to be given a presentation a few years ago and it was such a success that we have invited them back so that everyone has an opportunity to hear and learn about their experiences in Africa.

A light lunch will be served. You will not be disappointed.  There will also be some fabulous African gifts which can be purchased also. A goodwill offering basket will be available.

Youth News…
Anglican Diocese of Ottawa group heading off to Kamloops, B.C.

CLAY 2014 is over and everyone returned exhausted but happy. It was truly an amazing experience for all who attended. Hopefully you followed us on our Facebook page. The registrar for CLAY said that the additional money we sent helped three other groups; a team that didn’t quite raise enough, the cost of registration for another and the travel costs for the 3rd group. The next CLAY conference will be held in the summer of 2016 in Charlottetown P.E. I.  On Sunday October 19th after the 10 a.m. service we will host a lunch and will show our video from CLAY 2014 to thank all who supported our fundraising efforts!


Our next games night will be this Friday, August 22nd from 6:30 to 9:30 in Tomkins Hall and our friends from St. Albans and All Saints plus some of our CLAY friends may be joining us.

To let everyone get back into the school routine the F.A.I.T.H. Team will not meet again until Friday September 26th at which time we will have a  pizza  and Games night in Tomkins Hall from 6:30-9:30.
Wednesday October 1 we will be back to regular bi-weekly F.A.I.T.H. Team gatherings in Tomkins Hall from 6:00 – 8:00 pm . All youth and their friends between the ages of 12-18 are welcome to join us for food, fun and fellowship.
Any questions…..please email Donna Rourke.

GIFT Outreach Update – June 2014

Late last year, the GIFT Continuation Committee solicited applications from the parish for a grant from the outreach funds that were a part of our GIFT fundraising efforts. We met with various individuals and groups within our church, and ended up granting funds to two applications, and also applied for and received a grant from the Diocese funds


Karen Refugee Committee

The Karen Refugee Committee has been very busy over the past year, and has raised over $30,000. During the year, they applied for, and received, a permit for one additional family member to emigrate with our Karen family. This increased the amount of funds required to help our family settle in their new home in Ottawa. The Karen committee applied to the GIFT committee for some assistance, and was granted $2,500 to help them reach their increased target.



Our local SupperMan pilot program was quite successful last fall and winter. We would like to expand the pilot program, which attracted 10-15 participants per bi-weekly session. Our goal is to resume the program in September, with a target of 20-25 participants, increasing to a weekly frequency, and possibly additional days or times to accommodate different schedules. To do this, we need additional equipment, and we applied to the Diocese for a grant from their GIFT funds. Funding the equipment through a GIFT grant will enable us to lower the cost per 4-person meal, from $20 to $10-15, depending on ingredients. We received our full grant request of $4,788, which will purchase more pots, knives, mixing bowls, portable induction cook tops, and an upright freezer to make it easier to store prepared meals. SupperMan will start on Wednesday, September 24. Full details and menu choice will be available by September 10.

Church Chuckles…
A Sunday  school teacher asked, ‘Johnny, do you think Noah  did 

a lot of  fishing when he was on the Ark ?’ 

‘No,’  replied Johnny. ‘How could he, with just two  worms.’ 

About Us…

St. James Anglican Church

1138 Bridge Street

P. O. Box 220

Manotick ON  K4M 1A3


E-mail addresses:

Church office:

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Fr. Ross:

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