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. Please contact Judy McCorkell at 613-836-2348 for more information.
We pray for members of our
Pascal, Samantha, Zoe Valcin & Jialyn Knight; Randy & Wanda Walsh; Doreen & John Walsh; Jane Walsh; Gloria
Waterhouse; Naomi, Richard, Darcie, Neave, & Keara Watson-Laird; Michael & Julie Webster; Linda Webster; Michael
We pray for the Sick
and those in need of Healing:
Pat, Daisy, Nancy, Nicholas, Giuliano, Laura, Anne, Elisabeth, Sarah, John, Cyril, James, Dilys, Lyal, and anyone
known to you in need of healing.
Assisting in Sunday’s 8:30
Chalice: Tanya Drew
Reader: Arlene Simonovich
Intercessions: David Dallaway
Projectionist: Susan Chapman
Sides people: Mary Attwell
Altar Guild: Pam Hazen, Grace Bell, Mary Passmore, Tanya Drew
Assisting in Sunday’s
10:30 a.m. Liturgy
Chalice: John Bottriell
Reader: Linda Noble
Intercessions: William Passmore
Projectionist: Darrin Sullivan
Sides people: Marlyn Powell & Heather Sullivan
Altar Guild: Pam Hazen, Grace Bell, Mary Passmore, Tanya Drew
Please join us for coffee/tea and fellowship in the Church Hall
following the 10:30 Liturgy. Our hosts this morning are
Stephen & Susan Dow.
St Thomas Snowflake Bazaar
and Luncheon - Saturday, Nov 17th 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Proceeds Support the Life and Mission of St. Thomas Anglican Church.
This is the time of year when we invite our parishioners to think about
donationsof interesting items to offer for sale at our annual bazaar. Men and women, young and old
are included in this invitation!
We will need people to assist with set-up, ticket sellers for the
lunchroom, kitchen helpers, food donations, lunch room servers and folk to help disassemble at the end of the day.
Remember that this is a PARISH EVENT – ALL are invited to participate in any way you can.
St Andrew's Presbyterian
Church, Stittsville United Church, St Thomas Anglican Church, and Goulbourn Jubilee Singers, Goulbourn Junior
Jubilees, Ottawa Harmony Singers, and
Rare Blend Vocal Ensemble.
At St Thomas Anglican Church.
Sunday, October 21, at 2:30 p.m. The Church is fully accessible. A freewill offering will be taken, all
proceeds to be donated to the Stittsville Food Bank.
A reception follows the
Other Upcoming Events at St Thomas
October 13th 2018 Open Table Meal
October 14th 2018 Blessing of the Animals
October 14th 2018 Fellowship Breakfast following 8:30 service
October 17th 2018 Coffee & Chat Social 10:00 in council room
October 21st 2018 A Choired Afternoon
October 28th 2018 Roast Beef Dinner
November 10th 2018 Open Table Meal
November 17th 2018 Snowflake Bazaar & Soup Luncheon
November 18th 2018 First Responders Sunday
November 21st 2018 Coffee & Chat Social 10:00 in council room
Fall Roast Beef Dinner
Takes place Sunday, October
28th, 2018. The doors will open at 5:00 PM and we will have a continuous sitting with the last entry being at 6:30
We will be serving Roast Beef, mashed potatoes, gravy, carrots, peas, dinner rolls, salad, and a selection of
homemade pies and desserts will be available.
Tickets are available:
• Church office Tuesday-Thursday 9:00: AM - 1:00 PM
• Nicole Dallaway before and after the 8:30 AM Service
• Sheri Lambert before and after the 10:30 AM service
Ticket Prices: Adult $18.00; Kids 6-14 years $9.00 (under 5 are free)
Family Ticket $50.00 (2 adults & 2 Kids)
Please purchase or reserve
your tickets in advance to help us determine how many people will be in attendance.
May 26 workshop "Moving Forward with Reconciliation"
The All My Relations Working Group organized a successful all day workshop “Moving Forward with Reconciliation” in
May. Approximately 125 lay and clergy Anglicans from 35 parishes, community ministries and other dioceses attended.
A 9 min. video of the highlights of the workshop, and 8 videos of the full sessions are now available on the
Diocesan YouTube channel. Please see the links on All My Relations webpage at
'Journeying as Allies' Book Group
Discussions of specific books by Indigenous authors will explore Indigenous experience and knowledge through fiction
and non-fiction. The first discussion on October 28 will focus on the book 'Claiming Anishnaabe - Decolonizing the
human spirit' by Lynn Gehl. The author will be present.
Click here to see the poster for details on the
books and dates. Location: Julian of Norwich Anglican Church.
Homelessness and Affordable Housing: A Municipal Responsibility
Right Reverend John H. Chapman, Anglican Bishop of Ottawa
click here to read Bishop Chapman's document about homelessness and affordable housing in Ottawa and what the
Anglican church is doing to combat this issue.
Coffee & Chat with the Churchwardens: Please join William and Pat
at 9:30 AM on Sunday, September 30th, for coffee and an
opportunity to talk about church life. They will also be available during coffee hour after the 10:30 AM service.
Home Bible study will be starting on Wednesday 26 September at
7pm at the home of Gary and Lorna Graham. We will be studying
“Christian Community”. Please contact William (613-836-2876) or Gary (613-963-9661) for more information.
All are welcome.
Open Table wishes to: Thank all who helped with the Open Table
from September 2017 to June of 2018. We had a successful
year. We are ready to go again. The committee would like to invite anyone who is interested to come forward. If your
group or you individually would like to prepare a meal let us know at 613-623-4501 or at the office, with the month
you would like to do, and we will meet with you to help you plan. We’re looking forward to another successful
year. Chair, Judy Dallaway.
Coffee Hour: There is a
sign-up sheet, on the table in the Narthex, for volunteers to sign up for
coffee hour after the 10:30 service on Sundays.
Please take your turn doing this important ministry at St. Thomas.
Coffee/tea/juice, milk, cream and sugar are provided for your use in the
kitchen. All we ask of you is to prepare the beverages and supply a small,
light snack to share with the congregation. A few suggestions: Cheese &
Crackers OR baking OR fruit OR veggies. We volunteer in pairs, so please
sign up now. Lots of help will be given, if it is required. Thanks for
volunteering, we can’t make this happen without you. Contact Susan Clark-Dow if more information is needed.
613-292-3187 or email@example.com
Fundraising with flowers:
Vesey’s fall bulb campaign is underway.
If you are looking for fall
bulbs please take a catalogue home with you, they can be found in the
Narthex. All orders are due to the Church on Sunday September 30th, 2018.
Please place your order form and payment on the collection plate, or turn it
in to Nicole Dallaway.
Flowers for Thanksgiving:
Anyone wishing to donate towards flowers for Thanksgiving, please fill in
the form in the white envelopes in the Narthex.
These may be put on the
collection plate, given to the office, or to Arlene. Please have these in by
Sunday, September 30th to allow Nicole time to put the requests in the
Thanksgiving bulletin. Thank You!
Decorating for Thanksgiving: The Altar Guild will be decorating
the church for Thanksgiving on Saturday, October 6th at 9:30 am.
Anyone who wishes to help is welcome. Also, if you would like to donate items (eg. pumpkins, gourds, squash, etc.)
for us to use while decorating please have them to the church by Thursday, October 4th. Once again, items for the
food cupboard are requested to be brought and put on the tables on Thanksgiving Sunday, October 7th. Food cupboard
items needed are listed below.
Coffee & Chat Social:
Please join us for a social at 10:00am in the council room. Wednesday Sept.
19th for a coffee hour.
“Everyone is welcome” For more information call Hilary Shouldice at
Next edition of the
People’s Pulpit will be available on September 23rd. To that end, please
submit any articles to Susan Lomas by September 16th,
using email firstname.lastname@example.org
or by leaving a copy in Sue’s mailbox in the Church Office.
“Buy-A-Step” Program: The first project to be completed in Phase 1
is the replacement of the crumbling Main Street stairs, at a cost of $9,000.
We are asking for your support to “Buy-a-Step” for $100 each to help meet this goal, but any donation is
appreciated. All donations will go towards this project until it is fully funded, and regular progress updates will
be provided. Thank you for your support! The stair project is
proceeding very well. To see a picture of the reconstruction as of September 13,click here.
Stittsville Food Bank:
Items in somewhat short supply (Updated June 2018)
Large Apple juice, Mayonnaise,
Condiments, Cheez Whiz, Hamburger Helper, Chilli – cans, Stew – cans, Rice,
Potatoes – cans or boxes, Fruit Cups, Apple Sauce Jars & Cups, Pancake
Syrup, Jams, Coffee/Tea, Hot Chocolate, Crackers, Cookies, Toilet paper,
Kleenex, Any Gluten-free items, Sanitary products for men & women.
Our children's church
Faith Time begins in
the downstairs hall at 9:00 am until 9:25 am. This includes activities for all
members of God's family regardless of age.
begins at 9:40 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 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.
You can also arrange for a
payment to St Thomas at Home Hardware on Eagleson Dr.
Just mention St Thomas and they will send a percentage of your purchase to
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