Coming Events

News, Notices and Events:

Christmas Services

Sunday, December 24
Advent 4 – Holy Eucharist at 8:15
(no 10 a.m. service) 

Sunday, December 24 – Christmas Eve
Family Service at 4 p.m.
Candlelight & Carols – 7 p.m.
Christmas Lessons & Carols with Holy Eucharist – 9:30 p.m.
(Carol Singing at 3:45 pm and 9:15 pm.)

Monday, December 25 – Christmas Day
Holy Eucharist & Carols at 9:30 a.m. 

Sunday, December 31 – Christmas 1
Holy Eucharist at 8:15 & 10 a.m.
& Anointing at both services 

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Kids’ Club
Please note there will not be a Kids’ Club over the holidays (Dec 24 to 31st).
It will resume on Sunday, January 7th, 2018.

Offertory Envelopes:  The 2018 PAR and WEEKLY envelopes are available for pick up at the church entrance.  Please take the opportunity to verify that the address shown is correct and contact Sam Hills at 613-692-2082 to make any necessary corrections.

Our January Messy Church will be Saturday January 27 from 4-6 pm. Please join Rev.Andrea and Donna for stories, songs LEGO and supper!

Youth News…..

#Limitless St James Youth – for youth between the ages of 12-17

AN INVITATION TO ‘BUILDING FAITH’ – SPIRITUAL DEVELOPMENT FOR YOUTH
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 you truly believe. We meet next on Sunday January 21 from 11:30 to 1:30pm.
Please join Father Ross and Donna for some lunch and faith formation. Bishop John will be joining us in January for our version of ‘Faith Leader on the Hot Seat’


January 26 from 6:30-9:00 pm in Tomkins Hall we welcome Youth ages 9-17 years of age for board games, snacks and drinks.

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 January 1 start. To view the YIP video please open this link:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCltZ9yfwInVGnSA_LXd14kw
For more information, to send your application or to donate to this program please contact the YIP Coordinator DONNA ROURKE, by emailing donna-rourke@ottawa.anglican.ca or youth@stjames-manotick.org

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In the event of a pastoral emergency,
please contact Reverend Andrea Thomas at 613-799-8759

Community 

A Circle of Blessing Christmas concert.
Tuesday December 12, 7:30 pm, at St. Paul’s.Anglican Church 20 Young Rd, KanataPurchase tickets $10.00 each: Online: http://schoolbox.ca/fatherrickschool/,
In person: St. Paul’s Church Office (613-836-1001)
In cooperation with SchoolBOX Inc.and St. Paul’s Anglican Church. All proceeds go towards the building of 1 Classroom with desks, chairs, and whiteboards for Kilaca School in El Viejo, Nicaragua. In memory of the Rev. Rick Marples

Schoolbox Build in Fr. Rick Marple’s name
St. Johns’ now have a location and description of the SchoolBox build!
Father Rick’s new classroom will be built for the kindergarten students of Kilaca School.  The community is located right on the Pacific coast, just outside of El Viejo, Chinandega. There is an existing school, but due to overcrowding, the kindergarten students are learning outside under a makeshift palm leaf rancho that is open to the elements. You can read all about the project and community at: schoolbox.ca/projects2018
If you would like to accompany them for the build (16 – 25 AUGUST 2018) contact Lorna Brule at lornab@stpaulshk.org.
If you would like to donate to the build: http://schoolbox.ca/fatherrickschool/ 

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GRIEF SUPPORT LIBRARY
These booklets, books and CD’s explore the complex, and often painful, thoughts and feelings that come with loss. Whether you are saying good-bye because of a death, a move or a divorce; grief is grief.  There is a full list of titles on the bulletin board in the church entrance. Our new lending library is situated in Rev Andrea’s office.
Some titles…healing a child’s heart after divorce; healing your grieving heart when someone you care about has Alzheimer’s; dispel 5 common myths about grief; helping yourself heal when a parent dies.  There are over 75 different books covering various topics!

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Memorial or Thankoffering Flowers 
Anyone who would like to make memorial or thanksgiving offerings or a donation towards flowers, please sign the flower chart at the back or contact Maxine Whelan or Sam Hills (692-2082)

Pastoral Care –
If you know someone…….a relative, a friend, a neighbor, even a stranger…….who is lonely, elderly, shut-in, chronically ill, distressed, who could use some assistance, please don’t hesitate to contact The Reverend Andrea Thomas, 613-799-8759.

Prayer list –
If you wish to have a name added for the Sunday service only, please write the name on the sheet provided in the prayer basket at the back of the church prior to the service, so that the Lay Assistant has time to pick the note up and add the name to the list.
If you wish to submit a name for a longer term (up to 4 weeks), please call the office with details, or fill out a form and leave it in the prayer basket.
(If a terms of more than 4 weeks is needed, please re-submit the person’s name).
For urgent and immediate prayers, please contact Myra Conway of the Prayer Chain Ministry.

Lost & Found –
Any jewellery items found in the church are kept in the church office. All other items are in a box in the coat room.  Please check in the box or give Sam a call, at 613-692-2082, if you are missing an item.

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