October 2017

Blessing of the Animals Service
October 1st at 10 a.m.

This is a regular Eucharist service. We’re inviting everyone to bring their pets;

their teddy bears and stuffed animals; photos of animals who would rather stay at home; photos of animals that gave us great delight but who are no longer with us. Animals will need to be leashed or caged or, if appropriate, confined to their fishbowls.

The St. James 2017 Parish Survey is Now Open!
We want to know what’s on your mind. This is your chance to be heard!
As Fr. Ross’ retirement next May approaches, and as we prepare to welcome a new priest to our parish later in 2018, we need your feedback related to parish life and ministry at St. James that will form the basis upon which our plans for the future will be built.
Therefore, we are conducting this online survey to gather your thoughts on a range of issues and activities and to get a sense of St. James’ strengths and weaknesses. We ask that every member of your household completes a separate survey (except for the very young, of course) to ensure that the results are as representative as possible.
We recognize that not everyone has access to the Internet, so some will receive the survey questionnaire in the mail.
We ask that you complete the survey by no later than Friday October 27, 2017.
Thank you for your participation and for your ongoing contributions to parish life at St. James!
From Fr. Ross…
Personal prayer is a free-floating sort of experience. Sometimes words; sometimes thoughts too unformed to articulate but deeply felt nonetheless; sometimes music; sometimes visual form and expression; sometimes movement; sometimes pure silence. In all these we connect with the divine Spirit of God and in that connection we share with God and are transformed by God.
Corporate, or public, prayer is more structured, more predictable and often uses phrases to trigger our thoughts at a deeper level. For instance, we may hear the phrase, “for the leaders of the nations, and for all in authority, let us pray to the Lord.” and each of us might think of a different situation or person to pray for.
Sometimes the general phrases are followed up with specifics. “We pray for the church, especially … “; we pray for the sick, especially …
Each week there are specifics listed in the bulletin – a list of individuals who have asked for our prayers and a list of different congregations and ministries both here in the Anglican Diocese of Ottawa and around the world.
Please keep those lists available for reference so you might pray for these people and situations day by day or even occasionally during that week. Even if we do not mention these specifics on any given Sunday, please remember them that week – in this way our corporate prayer and our personal prayer are interconnected.
Let us pray…
Up & Coming…
Check out our website calendar HERE!
 Gifts to the Community & Events…
ACW Sealift Shipment Arrives in Resolute!
On August 31st, the ACW received an email from Sarah in Resolute. Here is one of the photos we received from her showing the crate that arrived by the sealift sent at the end of July.
In her email she wrote:
Good afternoon
The community of Resolute could have not thanked you enough for the generous donations. Notice my daughter has two babies on her back helping with sealift. We snowed yesterday so I thought I’d send photos for you to see. ?
Attached are photos of Resolute and the sealift.
Thank you

Bullying Prevention

Leslie Giddings, Learning Facilitator with the Anglican Diocese of Ottawa presents an interactive workshop on bullying prevention. Using resources designed by the Ottawa Bullying Prevention Coalition we will come together as concerned parents, grandparents, faith leaders, coaches, volunteers and teachers to create and support safe communities. Please join us Saturday October 14 from 9:00-11:30 am for this workshop. If you have any questions please email Donna Rourke. Please call the church office 613-692-2082 or email Donna to register.

ACW Paint Nite – Tuesday, October 24th 7 pm!
Join us for a fun night of conversation, creativity and laughter in Tomkins Hall. This is a fundraising event and proceeds will be used for our shipment of food to Resolute, Nunavut. Can’t paint? No worries, we will have a lovely artist to show us how! Participants must be 18 years or older.
Click HERE for tickets!
Fall Bible Study
Join us for a weekly study and discussion series that focuses on the Sunday scripture readings. This gives us an opportunity for a more in-depth look than we have time for on a Sunday morning. Join Father Ross on either Tuesdays at 1 pm or Wednesdays at 7 pm.
This series runs till Wednesday, November 29.
Outreach – Update on collections
Kathryn Pitcher reports receiving:
13 glasses with cases, 6 glasses without cases;
440 Campbell soup labels; 2K pull tabs; 1K used stamps.
Thank you to all who have dropped off these donations and continue to give!
Opportunities to Give…
Thanksgiving Offerings Requested
The St James Altar Guild would like to receive donations of fresh fruits and vegetables to use to decorate the church for Thanksgiving on Saturday Oct 7th9 – 10 am. Canned and dry goods are also accepted. Following the 10 am service on Sunday, all food collected is taken to Shepherds of Good Hope Soup Kitchen.
When disaster strikes the Anglican Church of Canada responds
The Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund, PWRDF, has announced an initial grant of $40,000 for immediate response to Hurricane Irma in Cuba and Haiti. The Caribbean and Mexico have been struck by four major hurricanes and two earthquakes in the past couple of weeks.
The PWRDF Humanitarian Response Coordinator is currently monitoring the situation and will shortly determine how best to respond to our partners in the region. With Hurricane Maria currently underway and the recent 7.1 earthquake South of Mexico City, the situation is dynamic. However, once the priorities for rebuilding and recovery are set and the funding channels with the partners are established, the PWRDF National Office will be issuing an appeal. I will make an announcement in the weekly bulletin when appropriate. You may donate to hurricane relief and recovery efforts in Cuba and Haiti through St. James the Apostle or by a donation online through Canada Helps.
All Mothers and Children Count
This is an ongoing PWRDF program, supported by the Canadian Government, focusing on maternal, newborn and child health with partners in Tanzania, Burundi, Rwanda and Mozambique. There was excellent coverage of the visit of a PWRDF delegation to the Diocese of Masasi in Tanzania in the Anglican Journal this month (September). The delegation visited projects focusing on maternal, newborn and child health as well as food security that PWRDF has funded, along with matching funds from Global Affairs Canada for a number of years.
The Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund provides humanitarian assistance in concert with local partners in response to both immediate emergencies and in the longer term, to relieve suffering and to provide an improved quality of life to those less fortunate than ourselves. This important and necessary work needs our support. Please respond positively when PWRDF issues its Emergency Appeal in the next week or so.
Garry Smith
PWRDF Coordinator
(For more information on PWRDF, check out our website)
 Families with Young Children…
Messy Church
What is MESSY CHURCH? It is a form of church for children and adults that involves song, crafts, games and dinner!
Then Join us for Messy Church!
“Super Heroes for God”
Saturday October 28th   4 to 6 PM
Everyone is Welcome and invited to dress up
as their favorite Super Hero!
 Bring a Friend
Any questions please contact either Rev. Andrea or Donna Rourke.
 Youth News…
#Limitless St. James Youth
Youth Between the ages of 12-17
Everyone needs a safe place to explore and experiment, especially when we are young.
At St. James we provide that kind of an experience for our youth – a purposely- planned series of events and discussions that provide an opportunity to explore the breadth of the Christian tradition, to ask questions and express doubts, and to discover what they truly believe.The next time we meet is Sunday October 15. Please join Father Ross and Donna for a pizza lunch and some faith formation.
Games Night for all youth ages 9-17 years of age:
Our monthly Games Night returns on Friday September 29 from
6:30– 9:00 pm. Next month, Games Night is Friday October 27 from 6:30-9:00 pm. Light snacks and drinks will be provided. Friends are welcome to join us!
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 are accepting applications now for a potential January 1 start. To view the YIP video please open this link.
For more information, to send your application or to donate to this program please contact the YIP Coordinator Donna Rourke.
Participant and parents meeting will be held Sunday October 22 in the meeting room from 11:30-12:30
If you have any questions regarding youth events, please contact Donna Rourke.
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About Us…
  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, 613-692-2082 or e-mail office@stjames-manotick.org
to reach Sam Hills at the church office, Tues – Thurs, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
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