***Our church buildings will be closed commencing this Sunday (March 15th) for public worship and all other meetings
If you have changed your email or mailing address please let the office know. Thank you.
The ACW at St. Ambrose are collecting donations for bed kits for Sleeping Children around the world. Each kit is $35.00. Please make
your cheque payable to SCAW. It can be given to an ACW member or dropped into box provided at the church. A receipt will come from
SCAW Corporation directly to donor. Thank you.
Please join us for our summer Sunday services at 9am including Thanksgiving at 4:30pm and Christmas Eve at 4:30pm.
St. John's Fox Point - In the fall of 2019, the congregation voted to close this historic building. However, the
people themselves are invited to attend their "brother" church, St. James Port Cunnington. There will be no
Christmas Eve service in 2019 at St. John's.
St. Mary Magdalene
Many thanks to Knox United for the use of their sanctuary at this time. All services for St. Mary Magdaleneís will
take place at Knox United at 1pm until further notice. The central office for St. Mary Magdalene is St. Thomasí in
Bracebridge. Please feel free to call 705-645-3486.
For the season of Lent, please collect your loose change in the Lenten jars that are at the back of the church. Find
the one with your name on it or use the labels to make your own.
Tracy and Peter will be enjoying a few weeks in the sun and while they are away, their daughter, Jessica will be
taking over for Tracy in the office. Enjoy your much deserved holiday and happy Retirement to Peter!!!
Thank You From Rev. Kelly
I want to thank the parish for the generous gifts and wonderful send-off on February 1st. It was a joy to see so
many from St. Thomas' and Lake of Bays together, and to celebrate the ministry we have shared while I was your
Incumbent. I am beyond grateful. Thank you also to the Messy Church team and all the children for the photo
album! May you continue to shine like stars. Please be assured of my continued prayers for all of you as you
search for a new Incumbent and as you carry on the ministries God has entrusted to you.
Bible Study Resumes
Rev. Judie will be starting a new bible study on Friday, February 21st at 11am in Browning Hall. We will be
tackling Micah!! All Welcome, please spread the word.
Coffee Hour Volunteers
Due to illness or vacation we have lost a few of our volunteers and are looking to recruit some new people. It would
require you to come in once a month an hour early to set up the coffee hour and to stay after to help clean up. If
interested in helping please see Margot.
If you are a newcomer to St. Thomas. WELCOME!! Please join us for fellowship after the 11am service in Browning
Hall. If you wish to give your address, email address and phone number so that we can add you to our Parish
List, please place this on the offering plate or give it to Rev. Judie. Thank you.
You only have to donate the time it takes to buy the cards!! We all eat, we all buy groceries, we all have
birthday, and we all buy gas. So why not buy your groceries with pre-paid cards for YIGS or Food Basics? You can
get them right here at the church on Sunday mornings after the service or in the office during the week. This is
one way that we can all contribute to fundraising here at St. Thomasí!
We now have Tim Hortonís cards in denominations of $15 or $25 dollars! Please see Tracy during office hours or
Catherine Thompson and Mary Mitchell after Sunday service in Browning Hall. Doing a big spring home renovation? We
have Home Depot cards too!
Altar Guild - is in the greatest need of assistance!
Garden Group - Volunteers welcome for spring through autumn seasons; help when you can, call Tracy
at 705-645-3486 for more details.
Projectionist - positions available for the 11am service on Sundays; rotation basis
Sunday Coffee Hour Hosts - greatly needed for the fourth Sunday of each month
Sympathy Teas - a great need for volunteers to bake at home or set up or serve or clean up. If you think
you would be able to help in any capacity, please call the Church office at 705-645-3486.