May 2017

 From Fr. Ross – 

As we move through the season of Easter, I’ve been asking myself what it means to live in ‘resurrection’ mode.

Does it go beyond the traditional acclamation in the Eucharistic prayer: “We remember his death, we proclaim his resurrection, we await his coming in glory”?

Typically, we describe the death and resurrection of Jesus as God’s power destroying the power of death and restoring our lives now (redemption) and for eternity.
Living in the resurrection is not simply for some distant future after my physical body has died; I am called to practise it now.
I am called to face death in all its forms from a perspective of anticipation for what comes next, as opposed to that of fear for losing control over what I have now. In addition to the obvious connection to physical death, this challenge can be applied to all kinds of loss: moving, losing a job, finishing a project, ending a relationship, giving away a cherished item. This is not to diminish the fact that all these can bring with them anxiety and trauma and grief. That remains true at some level with all types of loss.
By embracing the concept of the resurrection, we are also prompted to see what happens next – what new form of life will emerge in the space that is left by the loss. There will be a time to wait and to mourn, and then, perhaps surprisingly, something else will arrive that does not replace what is gone, but that gives a sense of fulfilment once again.
It would be easier if Resurrection was confined to religious discussion, or the liturgy, or ‘the sweet by and by’; but we are called to follow Jesus who was always on the move touching people like us in our everyday lives. Alleluia!
Fr. Ross
Red is for Pentecost!!
When you are out buying red geraniums for your garden these next few weeks, please remember to pick up one or two pots for our Pentecost Sunday celebration on June 4th.
Last year we had a great bunch of them for the Pentecost service which then were used as part of the landscaping for the summer.
Up and Coming…
Each Wed. (last day  May 17) – Bible Study 7:30 – 9 pm, McGregor Rm
Each Thurs. (last day May 18) – Bible Study 1:30-3 pm, McGregor Rm
Thurs. May 4 – Drop off for Garage Sale 1 to 6 pm in Tomkins Hall
Fri. May 5 – Drop off for Garage Sale 10 am to 6 pm in Tomkins Hall
Sat. May 6 – Garage Sale  8:30 am to 12 noon in Tomkins Hall
Tues. May 9 – ACW Meeting 7 pm in Tomkins Hall
Wed. May 10 – #Limitless Youth Gathering  6 – 8 pm in Tomkins Hall
Fri. May 12 – Messy Church  5:30-7:30 pm in Tomkins Hall

Sat. May 13 – Confederation Tea – 2 seatings – 1-2:30pm Or 3-4:30pm in Tomkins Hall.  See “Gifts to the Community” for details.

Mon. May 15 – Women’s Prayer with Rev. Andrea at 7 pm

Tues. May 16 – Parish Council  7 pm in Tomkins Hall
Sat. May 20Men’s Breakfast  8 am in Tomkins Hall
Wed. May 24 – #Limitless Youth Gathering  6 – 8 pm in Tomkins Hall
Fri. May 26 St. James’ Seniors’ Lunch  
See Rev. Andrea if you have any questions.

Fri. May 26 – Youth Pizza & Games Night  6:30 – 9 pm in Tomkins Hall

Sun. May 28 – Sweet Suite at 7 pm in Tomkins Hall.
See “Gifts to the Community” for details.
Mon. May 29 – Women’s Prayer with Rev. Andrea at 7 pm
Sat. June 3 – Dickinson Days in Manotick
Sat. June 3 – Doors Open from 10 am – 4 pm at St James
Sun. June 4 – Doors Open from 12 – 4 pm at St James

Mark your Calendar
Sunday June 4th – Pentecost

Wear red and bring a potted red geranium which will be used as part of the planned landscaping around the front steps. 

Saturday, June 10 – Car Wash & BBQ

at Surgenor Barrhaven (formally Jack May) located at 3788 Prince of Wales Dr from 9:00 am-1:30 pm
Sunday June 11th at 4:30 – Evensong sung by the Anglican Chorale
The Anglican Chorale of Ottawa was founded in 1994.  It is an unusual choir in that it has no church building to call its own. Members join together to sing the Anglican tradition of Choral Evensong in services around the Ottawa area (in over thirty different churches in recent years).
Saturday, June 17 – St. James Golf Day 
at Manderley on the Green (5920 Prince of Wales Dr.)
See “Gifts to the Community – Events” for details
Opportunities to Give…
St James’ “Doors Open” – Looking for Volunteers
Saturday June 3rd, 10 am – 4 pm & Sunday June 4th, 12 – 4 pm
St. James needs volunteers for an hour or two to help with the Doors Open event.  Volunteers greet & show visitors our church, hand out information bulletins and answer questions and help in the parking lot.  Doors Open is a city-wide event where buildings of interest are opened to give the public an opportunity to visit and learn our history.
Please indicate on the sign-up sheet at the back which date & hours you are able to assist or contact Garry Smith  if you have any questions.
Coffee on Sunday
We are looking for people to serve coffee on Sundays after the 10 am service. Never done it before? No problem! Just ask someone who does coffee duty already and they will be able to point you in the right direction. The sign-up sheet is posted downstairs just outside of the kitchen.
Gifts to the Community…
The Annual St. James Garage Sale
Saturday May 6 from
8:30 am to 12 noon.
Drop off Thursday May 4 between 1 – 6 pm and Friday May 5between 10 am and 6 pm only.
No electronics, baby seats, clothes or large heavy furniture.
This is the main fundraiser for our church and if you can spare an hour or two setting up, during the sale or afterwards helping to pack up it is always much appreciated and a great way to get to know other parishioners!
Don’t forget to tell your neighbours and friends to come and check out all our treasures!!
Confederation Tea
Saturday, May 13th with two seatings: 1-2:30 pm OR 3-4:30 pm
Mothers’ Day Weekend
Great Mothers’ Day gift suggestion!
Traditional Afternoon Tea
Finger sandwiches, scrumptious scones 
and delightful desserts.
Tickets are $15.
Proceeds go to our outreach in Resolute Bay.
To purchase your tickets call the church office at 
613-692-2082, by Thursday, May 11th
(no children under 7).
Sweet Suite
Sunday May 28 at 7pm

Join us for an evening of music and an all you can eat dessert buffet.

Presented by the St. James Choir.
Tickets are available for purchase through the church office and from choir members. Tickets $20.
St. James 7th Annual Golf Tournament
Saturday June 17th
The Men’s Group invites EVERYBODY to this year’s Golf Tournament at Manderley on the Green! Invite your family, friends & neighbours!!
25% of tournament proceeds go to St. James!
Everyone welcome!
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!
When?    Saturday, June 17
Tee-offs begin at 1pm (approx. please arrive by 12:30pm)
Dinner at 6:00 pm (approx)
How much?     Green fees (Cart optional)         $45*
             Buffet dinner                            $30
Sign-up sheet is at the back of the church or contact Darwin Turner or Sam Hills in the church office.
Payment in full is required by Friday, June 9th.
(The church office will receive payments up until Thursday, June 1.)
* Golf cart ($13.50) and club rentals extra; youth under 16 FREE
** New –  Online registration as well**
If anyone knows someone or a business that wants to donate a prize or sponsor a hole ($150) or for more information contact  Sam Hills or Darwin Turner.
St James A.C.W. raised just over $300 for Rural Ottawa Senior Support Services at last week’s movie night. Before the movie began, Courtney from R.O.S.S.S. was kind enough to give a short presentation on some of the services offered to the seniors in our community. Many thanks to those who came out to support this very important group in our community…and many thanks also to those who provided the divine food afterwards!
On Sunday April 30th, $420 was raised at the annual A.C.W. Penny Auction. This event named “A Brick for Rick” was in honor of our former priest, Father Rick Marples who passed away a couple of years ago.  The funds raised will be forwarded to SchoolBOX who will be organizing the construction of a school in Nicaragua which will be named after Father Rick. Thanks to Laird Shutt (who took a few liberties in describing the items), Derek Graham (a.k.a. Vanna White) for showing the items for sale and Heather Brophy and Nicole Tomkins for providing the lunch.  As usual there was much laughter to go along with the bidding….a more accurate description might be the A.C.W. Loonie Auction…as there was no shortage of lunacy at this event and all items were sold for more than one dollar!
Youth Activities…
Messy Church

May 12

th  – 5:30 to 7pm

We invite families to join us for another fun filled evening of ‘Messy Church” downstairs in our church hall.  Bring your friends!
Over the course of the evening we will share a family friendly meal and undertake various activities and crafts that will help us explore our theme.  (There will be separate activities for ages 4-8 and for junior youth age 9-12.)

Please RSVP Rev Andrea and Kelly so we can plan accordingly. Looking forward to hearing from you!

#Limitless @StJamesmanotick
for youth between the ages of 12-17
May gatherings:
Wednesday May 10 and 24th 6 – 8 pm in Tomkins Hall, fellowship, faith formation, food and fun
Friday May 26 – Games and Pizza Night, 6:30 – 9:30 pm in Tomkins Hall – free will offering for the pizza, snacks and drinks
CLAY 2018 and CLAY Trailer:
Saturday June 10 – Car wash and BBQ at Surgenor Barrhaven formally Jack May located at 3788 Prince of Wales Dr. from 9:00 am-1:30 pm
CLAY Trailer – Date and location have changed to Feb. 16-19, 2018 in Toronto. The youth and their leaders will stay in designated area churches. We will be staying at St Philips Lutheran. We will spend time together with the youth from the dioceses of Niagara, Toronto and Huron, connecting and relationship building pre-CLAY and /or youth not yet attended CLAY. Part of the weekend will be spent with some of the local Indigenous people.
If you have any questions relating to any of these activities please contact Donna.
Youth Internship Program – YIP
We have 6 intern positions and our interns are selected based on a written application and participation in a panel interview. Any youth in grades 11- 1st year university/college may apply. We will be accepting applications beginning May 15, 2017.
For more information, to send your application or to donate to this program please contact the YIP Coordinator DONNA ROURKE.
Follow us on Twitter @Stjamesmanotick or @donnarourke1.
Like us on Facebook #Limitless, St James youth and /or St James Anglican Church~Manotick.
Church Chuckle…
A woman invited some people to dinner. 
At the table, she turned to their six-year-old daughter and said, “Would you like to say the blessing?”
“I wouldn’t know what to say,” the little girl replied.
“Just say what you hear Mommy say,” the she answered.
Her daughter bowed her head and said,
 “Lord, why on earth did I invite all these people to dinner?”

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