does not allow nuts of any kind due to allergies.
Welcome to all and a
special welcome to anyone visiting St Thomas’ this weekend. May you find
God’s hope, peace and joy as you worship with us on Sundays at 8:30 am or
(or 9:00 am during the summer).
There is a Nursery Room
available for babies and pre kinder church children during the 10:30
service. Volunteers are welcome for nursery duty. Please contact Judy McCorkell at 613-836-2348 for more information.
We pray for members of our
Parish Family: John,
Susan Emma & Sarah Smith;
Michael, Isabelle & Natalie
Smith; Earle Smith; Rev. Nash Smith; Brian & Jane Smith;
Hugh Sparks; Bill & Nona
Steadman; Lyall, Kim & Sydney Steele; Jerry & Sylvia Stephens;
and Lyle & Linda Stevenson.
We pray for the Sick:
Jean, Pat, Joanne, Myrna,
Daisy, Marion, Ruth, Linda, and Nancy.
Assisting at Sunday's
Chalice: Arlene Simonovich
Reader: Hilary Shouldice
Intercessions: David Dallaway
Projectionist: Luc Faucon
Sides person: Judy and David Dallaway
Altar Guild: Marlyn Powell, Mary Attwell, Barbara Bottriell, and Sue
Assisting at Sunday's
Chalice: Pat McNally
Server: Luke O’Toole and Neave Watson-Laird
Reader: Diane Clement
Intercessions: Bonnie McNally
Projectionist: Audrey Robinson
Sides person: Diane Clement & Susan Boutilier
Altar Guild: Marlyn Powell, Mary Attwell, Barbara Bottriell, and Sue
Please join us for
coffee/tea and fellowship in the Church Hall following the 10:30 Liturgy.
Our hosts this morning are Liz Norris and Sylvi Dawes.
Rev Jane and Bonnie McNally
present a cheque for $1400 to Jo-Anne Ilkiw of the Stittsville Food Bank.
Looking on are Brianne Healy (centre) and Mason Farrar (left). The money,
along with 3 large bins of food, was raised Sunday, October 29th at the ‘A
Choired Afternoon’ where 6 choirs offered a spectacular musical afternoon at
St Thomas in support of the Food Bank.
The Stairwell Carollers are
coming to St Thomas on Dec 8th at 7:30. Tickets are $15 and can be
purchased on Sunday mornings before or after the church services or from the
office on Wednesday or Thursday from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm. Come
and enjoy a wonderful choir.
The summary of the notes from
the Parish Meeting from last Friday stated:
It was noted that hearts, minds and opinions were changing through
discussion tonight. There is a desire to bring the congregation together as
one and to avoid an 'us vs. them' mentality. There are strong feelings
regarding styles of worship and having a choice. We need more time to
discuss this and other issues, pray about it and get together again before
making a decision. It was proposed that we meet again in about four months,
either just before vestry or at vestry in February to discuss again. The complete notes can
be viewed by clicking
PWRDF CHRISTMAS CARDS:
Barb Bottriell is our
parish PWRDF representative and she will be selling PWRDF Christmas cards.
There are two designs and they are indeed both beautiful: one is of the
three kings and the other is a Christmas caravan. There are 12 cards per
packet and the cost is $20. All proceeds go to the work of PWRDF. Each card
carries the message "For we have seen his star in the east and come to
worship him". There is also the message of "Christmas Peace" in seven
languages. The cards will be available for sale after church this Sunday,
Nov 12 and at our Bazaar.
St Thomas, Stittsville
“Poinsettia 2017” Sale.
All profits will be given towards the church budget. We will be purchasing
fresh locally grown Poinsettias from Richmond Nursery to sell for your
enjoyment or gifts. You can view and download an order form by clickinghere.
Or We will have order forms at
church on Sunday’s November 12th, 19th, 26th, & at the Bazaar November 18th.
Or You can phone an order to us at 613 963 9661 or email us an order at
Orders should be received by TUESDAY NOVEMBER 28 For pick up SATUDAY
DECEMBER 2 BETWEEN 9AM - 12 NOON.
ACW COOKIE FUNDRAISER
Sunday, December 4th, following both services. Full Proceeds to Cornerstone
Housing For Women.
- For your donation of $5.00, you get to choose 6 homemade cookies
- For your donation of $10.00, you get to choose 12 homemade cookies.
YOUR SUPPORT TO THIS WORTHWHILE
CAUSE WILL BE APPRECIATED.
JOY OF GREETING - SEEKING GREETERS.
Those of you who attended our
Congregational meeting heard of plans from our “Attract Others” workgroup to
re-start our Greeting Program. If you are interested in learning more and/or
joining the program please sign the sheet in the Narthex. Alternatively
please call William Passmore at 613-836-2876. An information and Training
session will be scheduled shortly.
The ACW Christmas Luncheon
will be held on December 4th
at 11:30 am at Ale-Amberwood
Lounge & Eatery (Amberwood Golf Course). ALL the LADIES of the parish are
invited to attend.
The menu-your choice includes:
1. Beer and rosemary roasted turkey with balsamic cranberry sprouts,
stuffing fritter, gravy and Yukon gold potatoes with shallot butter.
2. Roasted salmon with lemony-mash, grilled broccoli, puff pastry and
3. Rose sauce pasta with chicken, bacon, fresh parmesan and sautéed
Gluten Free meal, or any other dietary restrictions as requested will be
accommodated by the chef.
Cost all-inclusive is $24.00 and must be paid by Sunday, November 26th if
you are planning to attend, along with your luncheon choice. Contact Diane
Clement 613-825-6223 or Pat Dalphy 613-836-3803 or Enid Goodfellow
The Advent issue of the People’s
Pulpit is scheduled to be available December 3rd.
Please consider submitting an article. The new editor is Susan Lomas. Please
ensure you send her your submissions on or before Sunday, November 26.
You can contact Sue at 613 836 5229, email her at Susan_Lomas@msn.com or
leave a message in her mailbox in the office.
2018 Canadian Church
Calendars are here
. They are still only $5.00 and are much improved from
Forward Day by Day
booklets Nov 2017 - January 2018 are now available at the back of the
Stittsville Food Bank:
Items in somewhat short
supply throughout the year are: Canned chilli, Canned stews, Mayonnaise,
Large Juices (eg apple juice cans), Coffee Tea and Hot Chocolate, Canned
Potatoes, Cheez Whiz, Condiments (ketchup, mustard, relish), School Snacks,
Fruit and pudding cups, paper products (toilet, kleenex), Habitant Soups
Also note that we are preparing Christmas hampers and items that show up on
the Christmas table would also be helpful.
Donations to the Missions.
As Fall comes around, we are still very much involved with taking goods to
our local Missions.
If you have clothing of any kind, we take it… men’s, women’s, children’s &
baby’s clothing has a use by others. As always, with clothing, be sure it is
freshly washed, especially if it has been stored away for a while. We
are taking things often to those less fortunate than us, & they too enjoy
clean, nice things. At this time, outdoor wear is welcome, jackets, coats,
scarves, hats, gloves, boots & winter shoes. Mugs, cutlery, dishes, pots &
pans, small appliances in really good condition.
We collect egg cartons that are used to distribute eggs from a wholesale
delivery at Youville.
We take shampoos, conditioners, feminine goods, diapers, new
underwear of all sizes, socks, gently used towels, blankets, sheets, pillow
cases, clean comforters & bedspreads, “hard” toys for children. Soft
toys are not accepted.
We had a wonderful tour of Youville, where young moms attend school & learn
lessons in life, while their babies are cared for. A super feature was their
own Store…….if you can donate new things that the girls can
'buy' as gifts for their little children or for friends or family members,
it would be very much appreciated. They 'buy' these items using 'Youville
Dollars' that they earn when helping at Youville.
We collect the “stamp cards” from McDonald’s to give to the Mission.
If you have any questions about donations, please call:
Lorna & Gary Graham at 613-963-9661. Thank you so much.
Our children's church
applicable to the summer services (July 2 - Sept 3)
Faith Time begins in
the downstairs hall at 10:00 until 10:25. This includes activities for all
members of God's family regardless of age.
begins at 10:40 following the Children's Talk in church. This is for
children 3-12 years of age. Registration forms are in the church foyer as
well as in the Downstairs Rainbow Room. All registered children receive a
free Bible. See Merilee Clarke for more information or call her at
Bridlewood Home Hardware,
Michael Cowpland Drive
has partnered with St Thomas Church. Everything you buy at the store
entitles us to receive a 3% rebate pre tax. Just mention you are from St
Thomas at check out. In 2016, our church received a rebate of $33 from
The St Thomas Grocery
is available for Brown's Independent Grocery Store. It doesn't cost you any money
at all and St Thomas receives up to 4% of your purchases from the store.
Please support St Thomas by purchasing the grocery certificate cards from
the office or from the sellers in the foyer after the 8:30 & 10:30 services.
Please contact Susan Chapman 613-836-5476 or the office during the week.
Donate to the Church by going
out and eating.
Thanks to all who participate in
the grocery store certificate program, but what if you don’t feel like
cooking andwant a meal out! Well we’ve teamed up with Hurley’s Grill at
1261 Stittsville Main Street. Now
when you have a meal, or snack, before you pay tell the waitress or waiter
that you are on team 5741, and 10% of your bill will come back to the
church. This does not include taxes or alcohol. Our team number is the last
4 digits of the churches telephone number or just tell them you are with St
Thomas. In 2016, the church received a rebate of $221 from Hurley's.
St Thomas is on Facebook.
If you are a Facebook
user, you can find our page by searching for 'St Thomas Stittsville' and
then 'Liking' our page. Then any posts made on the St Thomas page will
also show on your personal page - an easy way to keep in touch with the
events happening at St Thomas. We now have about 78 people who are
receiving St Thomas news on their Facebook page. If you are not a Facebook user,
you can visit our Facebook page by clicking on this