News, Notices and Events:
St. James Annual Vestry Meeting
Sunday February 25 following the 10:00 a.m. service.
This is the annual general meeting of the parish where the past year
is reviewed and plans for the coming year are outlined.
All parishioners are encouraged and most welcome to attend.
(Vestry reports available February 18th.)
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Wednesday Bible Study
You are invited to join an interactive Bible Study of the book of Hebrews on Wednesday afternoons from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. OR Wednesday evenings from 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. beginning on January, 17. This study will be facilitated by the Rev. Bill Byers.
All are most welcome.
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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:
For more information, to send your application or to donate to this program please contact the YIP Coordinator DONNA ROURKE, by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
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In the event of a pastoral emergency,
please contact The Reverend Andrea Thomas at 613-799-8759.
The Great Trivia Challenge:
Saturday, March 3 at The Glen, 6081 Hazeldean Rd, Stittsville.
If you are going to sit as a team, (8, 6 or 4) let Lorna or Bonnie know so that they can let the Glen know how to arrange tables. You can register your team or let us assign you to a team. The Trivia quiz begins at 8:30 pm. All proceeds will go to SchoolBOX in support of the construction of a kindergarten class at the KILACA school in El Viego, Nicaragua in memory of Father Rick Marples.
Tickets $10 – Contact Lorna, St. Paul’s Kanata 613 (836-1001) or Bonnie McNally, St. Thomas’ Stittsville 613 (831-0968).
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!
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.