June 2016

wild_flower_meadowFrom Fr. Ross…

When folks ask me how to pray during times of stress and trouble, I remind them of the Psalms, and tell them to let it all out as they talk with God.

If you are angry with someone or with God, say so. If you think God has abandoned you, let that be known as well. If you feel the world around you is somehow conspiring against you at every turn, there is precedence for including that in the conversation. If you are overwhelmed with a desire for revenge that can also be shared with God. 

The Psalms are full of ‘venting’ types of prayers – and in the venting, a growing realization of God’s presence in whatever situation we find ourselves. Whatever you are experiencing right now – whether joy and delight or sorrow and anger – know that you can share it in your prayers. Know also that the sharing helps to open our spirits to the possibilities that God is even now creating for our future.
Psalm 13 is an example of this type of prayer and in the Book of Alternative Services finishes with this additional prayer:
“Loving and merciful God, 
hear the prayers of those who cry to you, 
and shine the light of your presence 
on those who live in the shadow of death. 
May we rejoice in your saving help 
and sing you songs of praise 
in the name of our risen Saviour, Jesus Christ.”
Shouting at God is sometimes the best way to experience the divine presence.
Fr. Ross.

Baptisms
Our next Baptism date is Sunday, August 14th.
If you are interested in a baptism, 
please contact Rev Andrea before July for this date.
Summer Services
Reminder: summer services will remain at the regular times of
8:15 am and 10 am
Dear Friends in Christ,
I want to express my appreciation for all that you have done for Janet and me. Your prayers, your words of encouragement, your presence at my Ordination, and of course the beautiful gift of the Pectoral Cross. It was a delight to receive it from Fr. Ross during the service and it is a gift that I will treasure. This cross is an essential part of Episcopal regalia and is something that I will wear most days for the rest of my time in ministry. Every time that I wear this cross I will be reminded of you and the wonderful care and support we have received from St. James. Thank you again for the love and support you have shown to us, mere words cannot express our gratitude and appreciation.

 

+Nigel

Up and Coming…


Thurs. June 9 – Payments are due today
for the St James Golf Tournament (golf &/or dinner) . Sat. June 11 – CLAY Team Car Wash Fundraiser9:30 am – 2 pm at Surgenor Barrhaven
Sun. June 12 – Church Picnic following the 10am service
Tues. June 14 – ACW Event – 6 pm Tomkins Hall
Jennifer Fieldhouse will be talking about her experiences in Africa. 
All welcome, supper provided. See “Events & Opportunities to Give” for details
Wed. June 15 – Youth Gathering from 6 – 8 pm offsite
(See Donna Rourke for details)
Fri. June 17 – Family Games Night from 6:30 – 9:30 pm in Tomkins Hall
 
Mon. June 20 – Women’s Prayer with Rev. Andrea at 7 pm
 
Tues. June 21 – Parish Council Meeting at 7 pm in Tomkins Hall
 
Wed. June 22 – ACW Chick Flick Night – “The Help” starts at 7 pm
All ladies are invited to bring friends/neighbours – see “Events & Opportunities to Give” below
 
Sat. June 18 – St. James’ Golf Tournament @ Manderley
(Please drop off payment by June 9)
Fri. June 24 – St. James’ Seniors Lunch
See Rev. Andrea if you have any questions
 
Wed. July 6 – Youth Games Night from 6 – 9 pm in Tomkins Hall
 

Wed. July 20 – Youth Movie Night from 6 – 9 pm in Tomkins Hall

Wed. August 3 – Youth Games Night from 6 – 9 pm in Tomkins Hall

 

August 17 – 21 – CLAY in Charlottetown PEI

Wed. August 24 – Youth Movie Night from 6 – 9 pm in Tomkins Hall

Events & Opportunities to Give…
 
C.L.A.Y. Car Wash 
This Saturday, June 11 from 9:30 am – 2 pm.
Bring your vehicle to Surgenor Barrhaven (formerly Jack May) 
at 3788 Prince of Wales Dr.
Please support our youth and our diocesan youth going to CLAY!
Aga Khan Foundation Canada – Tuesday, June 14 at 6 pm
Travel with fellow parishioner Jennifer Fieldhouse to Mozambique and Tanzania. Enjoy dinner in Tomkins Hall before Jennifer shares her experiences on her recent trip to see firsthand some development projects. Free will offering will be accepted. Sponsored by St. James ACW
Family Games Night  Friday June 17 from 6:30-9:30 pm in Tomkins Hall. You don’t have to bring a child to attend. Everyone is welcome to come! 
Free will offering for the pizza, snacks and drinks.
ACW Ladies’ Movie Night – “The Help” on Weds. June 22nd at 7 pm
Bring your friends or neighbours to see the movie “The Help”. This movie was nominated for Best Motion Picture in 2012. Doors open at 6:30 pm
Free-will offering with proceeds going to our “Reaching Out to the North” initiative. Join us for Southern sweets & refreshments following the movie. Seating is limited so please call Sam at 613-692-2082 to reserve your seat.
Gifts to the Community…
Church Movie Licence
St. James now has a licence from ACF to show any movies commercially available from their film library. The ACW has paid for the licence for the year ending March 7, 2017 and any church group may take advantage of the licence at no cost. Please contact Shirley Hilchuk for further information.
 
Voices in Harmony
On Tuesday May 24th, the A.C.W. hosted Voices in Harmony at St. James. Over $1200 was raised and the net proceeds will go towards the local food bank and the A.C.W.’s continuing support of our neighbours in the North.
Youth News…
F.A.I.T.H. Team News:
The F.A.I.T.H. team will be meeting for their regular bi-weekly gatherings on Wednesday June 1 and 15, from 6 – 8 pm in Tomkins Hall.Throughout the summer youth programming will continue. The F.A.I.T.H. team and all Diocesan youth are invited to meet from 6 – 9 pm every second Wednesday, for either a BBQ or pizza dinner and games or a movie; freewill offering for the food, snacks and drinks. Please contactDonna Rourke  with any questions! Friends are always welcome!
  • July 6 – Games
  • July 20 – Movie
  • August 3 – Games
  • August 24 – Movie
Update…
For those of you who attended the recent baby shower at St. James,
we are delighted to announce that Heba delivered Nora on
Sunday June 5th at 4:15 a.m.
She weighed 6 lbs.
Mother and baby are healthy.
 

Church Chuckles…
Blessed are those who can give without remembering
and
take without forgetting.
About Us…
St James Anglican Church, 1138 Bridge Street, Box 220, Manotick, Ontario, K4M 1A3
Rev. Andrea: afthomas@rogers.com
In case of a pastoral emergency contact Rev. Andrea at 613-799-8759
If you have any questions regarding items in our newsletter
please call or e-mail Sam Hills at the church office,
Tues – Thurs, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. 
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