Summer is almost here! And that means most of us have a chance to alter our schedules a bit and build in some time for rest, relaxation and rejuvenation. Here at St James we shift gears too – a slightly different schedule of activities that still encompass our broad scope of ministry. So, as you are planning your summer please keep these in mind:
Sunday Services: 8:15 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. with Kids’ Club at 9:30. The only shift here is the time of the second service.
Midweek Eucharist: Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m. With an informal atmosphere, this service is planned for those who want to stay connected with the parish, but are away on weekends.
Children and Youth:
o Kids’ Club continues to meet on Sundays at 9:30 a.m.
o F.A.I.T.H. Team youth group meets every other Wednesday evening from 6:30-9:30 p.m. for pizza and games, July 8 & 22, August 5 & 19
May your summer be good and refreshing.
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Summer Eucharist Services (June 21 to September 6)
Sundays at 8:15 & 9:30 a.m. with Sunday Kids’ Club at 9:30 a.m. Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m. (July 8 to August 26)
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Truth and Reconciliation For the last six years, the Anglican Church of Canada has been an active participant in the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) lead by Justice Murray Sinclair. The TRC will be meeting for the last time in Ottawa from May 29 to June 3.
Here is a letter from Bishop John Chapman with suggestions on how we may participate in recognizing and honouring the work of the TRC.
Up and Coming…
Fri. May 29th – Jr. Youth & FAITH Team BBQ & Games Night 6:00 – 9:30 pm
Mon. June 1 – Alsalman Family Arrives in Ottawa! Come out to the airport to welcome the family to Ottawa. Details under ‘Opportunities to Give’.
Fri. June 5th – Dickinson Day Parade
All are welcome to join both youth groups and the Singing Hammers in the Parade!
We will meet at the Manotick Arena at 5:30 pm – parade starts at 6 pm.
Tue. June 9th – ACW Pot Luck Dinner in Tomkins Hall at 6 pm
All Anglican Church Women are welcome. Always fun, great food.
Sat. June 13th – Car wash for CLAY at Jack May Chevrolet Buick GMC 9:00-2:00 at 3788 Prince of Wales Drive Ottawa K2C 3H1
Come & support our youth going to CLAY in P.E.I. in 2016!
Fri. June 19 – 6th Annual St. James Manotick Golf Tournament
Starting at noon at Manderley on the Green. See Gifts to the Community below for more information.
Fri. June 26th – Adult Games Night Tomkins Hall 7-10:30 pm
Many different board games (Telestrations, Apples to Apples, Clue, Yahtzi, Pitt, etc), and cards(Rumoli, euchre, crib etc) for you to choose from. Snacks and drinks will be available to purchase. Bring your friends and neighbors!
Mon. June 29th – Megan Nash & Dana Beeler Concert St. James 7:30 pm
Join us for a concert with two country/folk singer songwriters from Palmer, SK and Halifax, NS to help raise funds for the Manotick Refugee Sponsorship Program. Tickets are $25 and include a post-concert reception. Tickets can be purchased from Sam or at the door.
Gifts to the Community…
Home-made Rhubarb Crisps Available Saturday June 6th for Dickinson Day, pre-order available. Great to put away and freeze!
For more information contact Heather Brophy.
Church Picnic Sunday June 14 Our church picnic will be on June 14thafter the 10AM service. Hot dogs and hamburgers and drinks will be provided. Salads and desserts will be pot luck. There will be games for the children. There will be some tables set up and you are encouraged to bring your own lawn chairs for your comfort.
The committee does need more help with set up (need 4), clean up (need 4), bring a salad or bring a dessert. A sign-up sheet will be available 2 weeks before. You may also volunteer by contacting Janet Shaw , Lynda Turner or Roger Soler.
If you wish to help with the children’s games and entertainment, please contactKelly Ellis . We would also appreciate help anticipating the amount of food required. So there will be a sign-up sheet to let us know how many hamburgers, veggie burgers, hot dogs, buns, gluten free buns your family will probably use.
6th Annual St. James Manotick Golf Tournament at Manderley on the Green The Men’s Group invites EVERYBODY to this year’s Golf Tournament on Friday June 19.
Not a golfer? Not a problem! This is a best ball format where the main goal is to have fun! You can sign up by yourself or as a team! Just want to meet up at the clubhouse for dinner? Then sign up for our buffet!
Sign-up sheet is at the back of the church or call Sam Hills in the church office, 613-692-2082 Tee-offs begin at noon (approx.), Dinner at 6pm (approx)
Green fees $41 Buffet dinner $27 (chicken or beef + all you can eat buffet) Everyone Welcome!!
Many thanks to all who brought “treasures” into Tomkins Hall and helped out with our annual garage sale held on May 2nd. We raised just over $2,500 for St. James and had a mighty good time doing it!
Now that we have your attention….the ACW was able to raise just over $630 at their recent chocolate event! On May 12th over 50 folks came to enjoy some scrumptious desserts and entertainment all featuringCHOCOLATE. The money raised will be sent to St. Judes Cathedral in Iqaluit to help with their outstanding debt for re-building after a fire demolished the former cathedral.
This past Sunday night Tomkins Hall was packed with people at the sold out event, Sweet Suite. The St. James choir put on an amazing show of their talent featuring contemporary, gospel and worship songs. And to add to that there was an absolutely amazing array of desserts available for the guests! The money raised will be put towards the purchase of a small grand piano for the church. Congratulations to Ellen Badcock and the choir for a thoroughly enjoyable evening! For more photos please visit our Facebook page and the website.
St. James Choir
Opportunities to Give…
Good News! Our Refugee family is arriving on June 1st!
Thank you to everyone who donated furniture, toys. All items needed have been donated! The entire parish is invited to come out to the airport this coming Monday, June 1, to welcome the Alsalman family to Ottawa. They are scheduled to arrive at 5:13 p.m. on Air Canada flight 458. Hope to see you there!.
Church Picnic The committee needs more help with set up (need 4), clean up (need 4), bring a salad, and bring a dessert. A sign-up sheet will be available 2 weeks before. Contact Janet Shaw or Lynda Turner for more information.
Bales to the North – New Venture for ACW For background see webpage.
We are purchasing a 4x4x4 crate to fill and sea-lift to Iqaluit. A 4×4 crate has also been donated to us, which means the company will pay the cost of shipping for one. Staff of the Arctic College have been very helpful in advising us in regards of what to send.
They have asked for: fur coats and leather coats. Quote” You would be surprised what crafts are made out of men’s old leather jackets.”
If you would like to donate any of the above mentioned items, please drop off in the Cloakroom in the Narthex. We require the items by June 27 so that we can transport them to the warehouse where they will be properly packed and made ready for shipping. If you have any questions: Diana Graham, Heather Brophy or Shirley Hilchuk would be pleased to help.
Classic Theatre Festival in beautiful Perth Enjoy a Saturday matinee performance of comedy “Barefoot in the Park” on July 11th at 2:00 p.m. and/or the thriller, “Wait Until Dark”, August 29th at 2:00 p.m. Tickets: $34.00 with $15 of this amount being donated by the theatre to the Manotick Refugee Sponsorship Program. Local restaurants offer discounts on lunch/dinner for ticket holders. For information and tickets, please contact Joan or Joy or purchase tickets from Sam in the church office.
Did you know that our youth have been mentioned in every issue of Crosstalk from December 2015 to April? Look for us in May with the youth at DYC!
DYC – Thank you for keeping the F.A.I.T.H. Team, Donna, Father Ross and the other participants of DYC Ottawa in your prayers the weekend of May 17th as they attended the Diocesan Youth Conference “ONE” In Christ: “We, though many, form one body, and each member belongs to all others.” – Romans 12:5.
Everyone had a fantastic time!
Wed. May 27- regular meeting
Fri. May 29 – BBQ and Games night from at 6:00 – 9:30 pm. This will be a bridging event that includes both the Jr. Youth group and youth from within the Diocese. All Youth between the ages of 9-18 are welcome to join us. Please rsvp Donna or Kelly.
Monday June 1 – Mass Blanket Exercise on Parliament Hill 5:30-9 pm Hosted by A7G –Time4Reconcilatiation. On Facebook please check out Mass Blanket Exercise. Please let me know if you are interested in coming to this.
This is part of the Truth and Reconciliation events happening in Ottawa.
Wed. June 3rd – regular meeting
Friday June 5 – Dickinson Days Parade Manotick Arena at 5:30 pm
Please consider joining the F.A.I.T.H. Team, the Jr. Youth group, members of the Kids Club and the Singing Hammers in the annual Dickinson Days parade. The parade begins at 6:00 pm
Wed. June 10th – regular meeting
Sat. June 13 – Car Wash at Jack May Chevrolet Buick GMC 9:00-2:00. Please come and support our youth going to CLAY 2016 in PEI! All proceeds go toward CLAY 2016!
Sun. June 28th – BBQ at Sandrock Home
We host a group of youth from Hamilton at the Sandrock home for a BBQ, swimming and a bonfire. All youth between the ages of 12-18 are welcome!
Looking ahead into the summer months….the youth will continue to meet every second Wednesday with a pizza/games night from 6:30- 9:30 pm on July 8 & 22, August 5 &19. If you have any questions please contact Donna Rourke.
All youth between the ages of 12-18 are welcome!
Mark your Calendars…
Downton Abbey High Tea
Saturday, September 19
2pm to 4pm
China tea cups and Silver Service
Three tier trays with a wonderful variety of sweets and savouries
Special teas and coffees
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