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Update on Gift Campaign Progress

As Co-ordinator for St. Martin’s Campaign, Margaret Bloodworth keys in on the importance of maintaining the momentum achieved over the course of the Campaign. A little over a year ago St Martin’s completed a successful stewardship campaign under the Diocesan led Growing in Faith Together (GIFT) initiative. From the launch in September 2011 to its […]

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Outreach The Messenger

Addressing needs at home and abroad

For fun-filled dedication that meets some far-flung needs there is nothing quite like the activity of St Martin’s Nearly New Shop – especially as reported by its inimitable co-ordinator Pat Bethel The Nearly New Shop boasts a bevy of cheerful volunteers and some who would be, their lumbago obliging. All have unstinting tolerance for the […]

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The Messenger Youth

The Glory of Gift to Church School

The ranks of St. Martin’s Church School have experienced a definite growth spurt over the past number of seasons. Not surprisingly, during the Church School year, many members of the congregation offer the gift of their time and talent to the children of the Church School. They serve faithfully by reading Bible stories, teaching Bible […]

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The Messenger

The Work of Angels

It is no exaggeration to suggest that the work of the Altar Guild is the work of angels. You never necessarily see the angels, but you always see the dedicated results of their Ministry that ensures the Altar is dutifully and lovingly prepared with the symbolic accoutrements befitting each worship season and the sanctuary arranged […]

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Father Richard The Messenger

Vroom Vrooming!

As Father Richard recounts, two weeks crammed in a VW Beetle, sharing a tiny tent trailer at campgrounds all across the continent is definitely the stuff of vivid memories and so much more. It was the summer of 1959. Me, my Mom, Dad and two sisters were nearing the end of three wonderfully exciting years […]

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Redevelopment The Messenger

Update on St.Martin’s Property Redevelopment

Glenn Bloodworth chairs the group spearheading this important initiative whose members include Reverend Vroom, Ian Marsh, David Jeans, David Dawson, Anthony West, Bob Ellis and Fiona Hills. Subsequent to the status report tabled at Vestry 2013 in February, Glenn reports that this spring the commercial broker orally received two expressions of interest (EOI). In late […]

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The Messenger Youth

Messy Church Continues To Rock!

St Martin’s Lay Reader, Rebecca Veale co-ordinates this program and filed an enthusiastic report on the latest installment of St. Martin’s Messy Church program held on Tuesday, May 14th. Sixty-four people took part in this special celebration of Pentecost including a fleet of 10 volunteers, some 20 children and assorted Moms, Dads and grandparents. Father […]

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Event

Just Announced: Summer Solstice Celebration

Join us on June 25! Get all the details here!

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Office

The Messenger is coming on May 26th

The Spring – Fall 2013 Edition of The Messenger will be available at the front and side entrances on Sunday, May 26th. Please help yourself to copy. Take one for a friend or two!

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Services

Conversations: Embracing God’s Future

Six events are being conducted throughout the Diocese of Ottawa during spring 2013 as part of the planning process known as Conversations: Embracing God’s Future. We are seeking, in these conversations, to discern God’s dream for our church as we, in our diverse communities, strive to faithfully follow Jesus into the future. Click here for […]