What are they? The St
Thomas Grocery Certificate program sells certificates for Brown's Independent
Grocers. It doesn't cost you any money at all and
St Thomas receives up to 4% of your purchases from Brown's. 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. WHY NOT PARTICIPATE? - IT DOESN'T COST ANY MORE THAN YOU NOW PAY FOR GROCERIES.
"Now to him who by the power at work within us is able to accomplish abundantly far more than all we can ask or imagine, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen."
Ephesians 3: 20-21
Christian communities are called to nurture faith in Christ and to serve the world God loves. Ministry is the cornerstone of realizing this call. To make ministry happen, financial stewardship is a necessity. At St. Thomas Anglican Church we make it happen through faithful and effective stewardship of our time, talents and money.
Offering envelopes and applications for PAR (Pre-Authorized Remittance) are available through the office.
We are sorry that it has been so long since the
last cheese order, but as you probably know, St Albert cheese factory had a
devastating fire. Although St Albert cheese is now being produced in other
factories, it is not yet available for fundraisers. We have
learned that we will not be able to get St Albert cheese again until a later
date. So, we have decided to go ahead with another
La Trappe Cheese, which is an artisanal cheese maker in Gatineau.
They come highly recommended by the distributers of the St Albert cheese.
There will be
order forms available at the back of the church. Not
only will you be getting excellent local cheese, but the funds that we raise
through this project will go to support the Stephen Lewis Foundation’s program
to help grandmothers in Africa who are raising their grandchildren orphaned by
AIDS, as well as to St Thomas Anglican Church, Stittsville. We hope you will
support these worthwhile causes.
Snowflake Bazaar & Luncheon Held in early November each year, the annual Snowflake Bazaar and Luncheon is the major fundraising event for the parish. Planning starts early in the year, and offers plenty of opportunity for fun and fellowship for participants. From the bake table, crafts, Silent Auction, and children's area, to the delicious homemade luncheon served from the kitchen, this is a not-to-be-missed event in the community!
Stewardship Prayer always giving thanks to God for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Gracious and loving God we thank you
for the many blessings of life.
We thank you for the gift of faith, the joy in believing, the fellowship of our community, and the ministry you entrust to us.
We thank you for the legacy of St. Thomas, Stittsville, and for the gift of the Holy Spirit that opens our hearts to new possibilities.
We ask for Your blessing as we continue to nurture faith in Christ, and serve the world You love so dearly.
Open our hearts and minds to your guidance as we pledge our offering to you in thanksgiving for your abundant grace.
May we always be mindful of the needs of others, showing forth your glory as is revealed to us in Jesus, our Lord.