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 9:30 am during the summer).
There is a Nursery Room
available for babies and pre kinder church children during the
service. Volunteers are welcome for nursery duty.
We pray for members of our Parish Family:
Amanda, Jason Victoria & Chloe Boone; Barbara & John Bottriell; Susan Boutilier; Sharon Bowden; Paul Bradley; Don
Bradley & Rev. Sharron Reykdal-Bradley.
We pray for the Sick and those in need of Healing:
Barbara; Lyle; Cohen; Linda; Brian; Pat W; John; Kim; Lizeth; Bishop
Assisting in Sunday’s 8:30 a.m. Liturgy
Chalice: Tanya Drew
Readings: Judy Dallaway
Intercessions: David Dallaway
Sides people: David & Judy Dallaway
Projectionist: Susan Chapman
Altar Guild: The St. Thomas Altar Guild
Assisting in Sunday’s 10:30 a.m. Liturgy Chalice: William Passmore
Server: Neave Watson-Laird
Readings: Dave Hazen
Intercessions: Mary Passmore
Projectionist: Pat McNally
Sides people: Pam & Dave Hazen
Prayer Ministry: Sheri Lambert & Mary Passmore
Altar Guild: The St. Thomas Altar Guild
Prayer Ministry for healing or other concerns is available in
the prayer nook at the back of the church during the time of the 10:30 Communion.
April 18th Maundy Thursday 7:00 PM
April 19th Ecumenical Procession of the Cross walk 9:00 AM starting at Stittsville United Church
April 19th Good Friday 1:00 PM
April 21st Easter Sunday Services:
6:00 AM Easter Sunrise Service (potluck breakfast to follow)
8:30 AM & 10:30 AM Easter Services
to everyone who supported the cookie bake sale after both
services last Sunday. The ACW raised $417.45, which will be given to The Elevator Fund. A big thank you to the
bakers and the buyers.
Spring Clean-up: Saturday April 27th at 9:00 AM
we will begin the spring clean-up with the sweeping of the parking lots and the inside cleaning of the church. We
will begin work on the church lawns on Saturday May 11th at 9:00 AM. For more details please contact the office.
The Goulburn Jubilee Singers & The Junior Jubilee Singers
present: Songs for a Better World. Dates and times: Saturday
May 11th at 7:00 PM and Sunday May 12th at 2:00 PM. Location: Trinity Presbyterian Church 1817 Richardson Side Road.
Please contact Susan Chapman for tickets.
Egg Hunt: Following the 10:30 service on Easter Sunday, we
will be having a St Thomas Easter Egg Hunt for the children. Please bring a friend - the more the merrier.
The ACW will be holding their annual Yard Sale on May 18th at
As you do your spring cleaning please keep us in mind for any item you no longer want. We will gladly take them and
sell them at the sale. The items may be brought to the council room CLEARLY marked ACW. Thank you.
Please join us on Saturday April 27th for a Spaghetti Dinner. Doors open at 5:00 pm, dinner served at 5:30. Tickets
prices Adults $10, Kids 6-14 $5, Family $25. We are accepting donations towards the dinner please see the sign-up
sheet in narthex. A portion of the proceeds will go to St Thomas Outreach initiatives. For tickets please call
Men’s Gathering, Prayer and a Pint.
Our next gathering will be on Thursday 18 April at 8.30pm at the Glen.
Please plan to attend the 7pm Maundy Thursday service and we
will move to the Glen afterwards.
The Easter edition of the People's Pulpit is available at the
back of the church for those who like a hard copy. The Easter edition can
also be read on our website
If you would like to contribute something for the survivors of the Cyclone that hit Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi
recently, you can do so through the Primate’s World Relief and Development Agency. The following means are
available: Write a cheque to St. Thomas Anglican Church and mark “PWRDF-Cyclone relief “on the memo line and either
put it on the collection plate or bring it to the Church Office. You can also text PWRDF to 45678 on your cell
phone, or visit
and choose emergency
response, or write a cheque to PWRDF, marked Cyclone Relief, and mail it to PWRDF, 80 Hayden St., 3rd floor,
Toronto, Ont. M4Y 3G2. The survivors will need long-term help and PWRDF is working with local partners to achieve
A Tapestry of Folk Music: The West Ottawa Ladies Chorus
invites you to come to a wonderful evening of international folk songs
plus a performance by our guests, the Ottawa Police Chorus. Time and place are April 27 at 7 pm, at St. Paul’s
Anglican Church in Kanata. But since it’s the same day as our own Spaghetti Supper, why not enjoy the spaghetti
supper first and then come over to St. Paul’s. Tickets are available from Barb Bottriell, Maxine Mercer, Linda Noble
or Brown’s YIG, or visit the website at westottawaladieschorus.ca
Bales for The North:
The ACW will be collecting items and packing bales to be sent North.
The Ottawa Diocese of the ACW (which we are part of) will be packing bales.
All clothing, material/yarn should be wash and wear NEW ITEMS ONLY,
PLEASE REMOVE ALL SALES TAGS and pin mitts and socks together.
Household items: sheets (cotton or flannelette), blankets,
pillowcases, towels, face cloths, dish cloths, tea towels, aprons, curtains, table cloths. Dried Rice or Pasta may
also be sent north this year.
Clothing: Men's and women's cargo pants, cords (all sizes,
especially large), underwear, sweaters, nightwear, work socks, gloves, mitts (thermal or ski). Kids PJ's. Baby
Clothes: All baby clothes, diapers, bedding. Baby bottles, small bowls, cups, diaper cream.
Knitted articles: Children and Adult Sweaters, Mitts, Socks, gloves,
neck warmers. Baby wool.
Sundries: Material 3-4 yards, cotton, corduroy or fleece, sewing items - beads, zippers, thread Children's
Toys: small, flat, light items ie. Stuffed toys, games, puzzles, paints, crayons, colouring /paint books, dolls,
balls and other small trucks. NO ENGLISH BOOKS, PLEASE.
Personal Items: Feminine hygiene items.
IF YOU WISH
TO DONATE ANY OF THESE ITEMS, PLEASE PLACE THEM IN THE COUNCIL ROOM, MARKED BALES FOR THE NORTH, BY APRIL 21ST AT
information, please speak to President Diane Clement. 613-825-6223
Loonies & Toonies for Lent:
Please collect your spare change for this years Loonies for lent project
in support of the Stittsville Refugee Support Group
Books for Sale on the book shelves in the Parish Hall.
Please peruse the books, help yourself, drop in a loonie for each book taken. This is an ACW project and all raised
money will be given to the Elevator Fund. If you need help locating the books, please ask one of the Sides persons.
Relations is hosting a KAIROS Blanket Exercise on Saturday May 4th 9am-12noon
at St Paul's Anglican Church, 20 Young Road, Kanata. This participatory learning opportunity is free and open to the
Register at https://KairosMay4.eventbrite.ca Space is limited.
KAIROS Blanket Exercise program is a unique, participatory history lesson
- developed in collaboration with Indigenous Elders, knowledge keepers and educators - that fosters truth,
understanding, respect and reconciliation among Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples."
The Blanket Exercise will be followed by a Listening Circle led by an Indigenous knowledge keeper, giving
participants a chance to reflect on their experience. Participants are invited to come well-rested with an open
mind, prepared for a new learning experience. Pre-registration is required since space is limited. Registration is
free, but donations accepted.
Stittsville Food Bank:
Items in somewhat short supply. mayonnaise, condiments, Cheez Whiz, canned chilli, canned stews, fruit cups, apple
sauce jars, canned fruit, instant coffee, tea, hot chocolate, crackers, toilet paper, Kleenex, any gluten-free
items, sanitary products.
Between 10:00 am and 10:20 am the whole family will participate in games, painting, cooking, crafts and singing- all
together! This joyous time is an integral part of God’s Garden - a celebration of the family growing together in
faith. At 10:30 the children will gather in the church for their story and then go off to classes. (On
February 24th there is only 1 service at 9:30 and there will not be a Family Faith Time).
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
613-831-7704. (On February 24th there is only 1 service at 9:30 am and God's Garden will begin at 9:30 am).
Bridlewood Home Hardware,
Michael Cowpland Drive
has partnered with St Thomas Church. Everything you buy at the store
entitles us to receive a 10% rebate pre tax. Just mention you are from St
Thomas at check out. In 2016, our church received a rebate of $33 from
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 2018, the church received a rebate of $340 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