Mar. 24/24 Bulletin

Here are the announcements for the coming week:

Prayer Requests & Praise Reports                                   
Please send your prayer requests and praise reports to by 8pm on Friday, to have them included in the Saturday prayer bulletin. 

Sunday Service: 10am
The service will live-stream at
Pastor Luke will be sharing a message.
On April 14, Pastor Luke will be holding a Q & A as part of his message, as a wrap-up of our study of 1 Corinthians. Do you have a question you’d like to ask? You may submit it here.

Congratulations to the Ja Eue and Frankish Family!
Mikaela Grace Ja Eue arrived at 4:47am on Sunday, March 17, weighing in at 8 lbs 4 oz. Mom and baby are doing well! Congratulations to Matthew and Alison, big brother Josiah and big sister Eliana and grandparents Chuck and Bev Frankish.

Big Give Information Meeting – THIS Sun. after the service
The Big give takes place on Sat. June 1. Many volunteers are needed to make the event happen! This meeting is for everyone curious or interested in volunteering. There will be opportunity to ask questions and hear about last year and the plans for this year and how you can help. Meeting will start around 11:30 (after the service) and last about a ½ hour.

Missionary Update from Alex Hoffmann – THIS Tues. March 26, 7-8:30pm
Please join us in the kids wing to hear from one of our missionaries, Alex Hoffmann. His presentation will be followed by light refreshments.
Please note this presentation will replace the online Tuesday prayer meeting.

New Unmarrieds Fellowship Group – THIS Wed. Mar. 27, 7-9pm
If you are 35 years of age or older and unmarried, you are invited to join the new Unmarrieds Fellowship Group at Chapel Ridge. This group is a place for single men and women to connect with one another in a time of fellowship and discussion, building friendships and community and discovering together the purpose God has for them in their time of singleness. 
Our first event will be a Dessert Social held at Chapel Ridge on Wednesday March 27th from 7-9 pm. There will be coffee/tea and lots of yummy desserts! It will be a time to get to know one another and discuss everyone’s ideas for the group (for example, activities or outings to do together, topics or Bible studies we can go through). 
Please email Kim Trimble ( or Chantal Le Saulnier ( to RSVP to this event, or if you have any questions about the group. 

Easter Services
Good Friday service at 10:30am. Eugene Zubryn will be speaking and the service will be followed by brunch including sandwiches and finger foods.
Easter Sunday services at 9am and 11am
We want everyone to feel welcome and excited to invite friends to share in the celebration of Easter Sunday as this will be a service that is sensitive to those who are seeking answers regarding faith. As a result, we will be offering 2 services on Easter Sunday (March 31) – 9am and 11am.
Nursery, Toddler Room and Junior Church will be offered at the 9am service.
Nursery and Toddler Room only will be offered at the 11am.

Mom Time – Sat. Apr. 6, 9-10am at Tim Hortons (6 Edgewater St at Hazeldean (connected to Wendy’s)
If you’re a mom with kids of any age at home, this is for you! If you’re a mom who wants to encourage and connect with younger moms, this is for you! As our church grows, we don’t always get to connect the names and faces of those we see each Sunday. Join me on the first Saturday of each month to just sit, chat and get to know other moms in our church community.
– Sarah Grover ( or 613-601-1797)

Young Adults’ Lunch at Jessica Martin’s – Sun. Apr. 7, after the service
Contact Jessica (613-762-0739) if you plan to attend.

Unhindered: Freedom to Create – Sat. Apr. 13, 10am-4pm
Bring a project you are working on and all the materials needed and join other creative people for a day of fellowship and creativity. Pack a lunch and some snacks to keep you going! Need more info? Email Jenna-Rae Smith at

“Darkness to Light” Ladies Tea – Sat. May 4, 12 – 4pm at Chapel Ridge
Have you ever felt trapped in despair with seemingly no way out?  Can the Lord really help you?

Isaiah 50:10:  “Who among you walks in darkness, and has no light?   Let him trust in the name of the Lord, let him lean on his God.”

We have added a third speaker, Sue LaRue, who has an amazing testimony and will join Tracey Haw and Jane Houston, as they share how trusting and leaning on the Lord led them into His light.

Please RSVP by email to Jane Houston at, or Patricia Elsasser at  Please let us know if you plan on bringing a friend with you.

We are in need of a lady to run the sound and video system for the tea. Prayer is needed! Please contact us if you are available or willing to learn how to do this.

EnGedi Gardens
If you are interested in gardening at the church community garden, please email Jo-Anne Beattie @ by Tues., April 2!

Friends for Dinner – In need of 10 more hosts ASAP
The Friends for Dinner team received double the students interested in visiting a home for Easter dinner this year. Please consider hosting a student or two.

Journey to the Cross Mobile Exhibition
Longing for a space to reflect on the events of Jesus’ crucifixion in a unique and meaningful way this Holy Week? Look no further. Visit one of the three, or all three locations, to take a journey to the cross through 12 stations featuring bespoke Canadian art. 3 “Chapel Ridgers’” art will be featured: Patricia Garcia, Marjolaine Walker and Mark Peterkins, along with 9 other artists.
3 locations to attend the exhibition:
March 24-25 at Manotick Community Church
March 26-27 at Kanata Baptist Church
March 28-29 at Arlington Woods Free Methodist Church
Visit for a full list of artists, addresses and times for the exhibition.

Annual Kanata Good Friday Ecumenical Walk of the Cross – Fri. Mar. 29, 1pm at Trinity Presbyterian Church
Join us to commemorate Christ’s walk to His crucifixion. Stops will be made for scripture readings and reflection. This annual walk of the cross is now shorter and can accommodate those with mobility issues. It will be held in the church parking lot. Rain or shine. For more information, call 613-286-2323

Ottawa Easter Blood Drive
The 2024 Ottawa Easter Blood Drive is a way to encourage Christians to donate blood or plasma. Blood is a central concept in our Christian faith. We are especially mindful of it at Easter when we reflect on the suffering and death of our Saviour Jesus: “In him we have redemption through his blood” (Ephesians 1:7).
Jesus shed His blood for us, and now it is our turn, in appreciation of His sacrifice.
While 1 in 2 Canadians are eligible to donate, only 1 in 81 does. Book an appointment to donate at Canadian Blood Services donation sites (Carling Ave. for blood or Place d’Orleans for plasma) on March 23 to 30.
It’s easy to make your donation part of our team effort. Simply:
1. Sign in or create your donor account at the Partners for Life portal on the Canadian Blood Services website at or the Give Blood App.
2. In your account, click on “Join a team” to join by typing and selecting the Easter Blood Drive Team.
3. Book your appointment to donate blood or plasma during Holy Week or any time during 2024.
4. Donate once or as often as you are eligible.
Questions? Visit or email us at
The Easter Blood Drive is supported by Love Ottawa and CHRI Christian radio.

The Free Methodist Church in Canada has a new bishop-elect!
We are very pleased to announce that Rev. Dr. Linda Adams has been elected by majority vote to serve as the next Bishop of the Free Methodist Church in Canada. Bishop-elect Adams will begin immediately to work with Bishop Fletcher, our Personnel Team, and the BOA in the bishop transition process. Rev. Adams will not assume any official capacity until the consecration service at the General Conference in April 2024. Please pray with us for our Bishop-elect, Linda Adams, for the transition process, and our FMCiC as we continually seek the Lord’s guidance in fulfilling our responsibilities as His church in our communities.
Bishop-elect, Linda Adams, has recorded a special video message.

Chapel Ridge Associate Pastor of Connections – Job Description
You can find the details of the job posting for our new Associate Pastor of Connections here. Resumes may be sent to Pastor Luke at

Chapel Ridge Summer Camps – Save the Dates!
Arts Camp: July 8-12 (completed SK – grade 5)
Sports Camp: July 22-26 (completed SK – grade 5)
Jr. High Camp: August 12-16 (completed grades 5-8)
Registration will open at the end of March or beginning of April.

Camp Cherith Summer Camps
July 1-5
Aug. 19-23
Camp Cherith offers day campers the opportunity to experience all the fun, skill activities, water sports and programming of our traditional camps without staying overnight. 
This year, they are offering daily bussing to and from Day Camp, with pick-up and drop-off locations in Kanata and Almonte for an additional $50/week. Simply choose “BUS” option under “Day Camp Extras” during registration.
For more information, and to sign up, visit

Missed a sermon? 
Here are the places you can watch our services:
Youtube: search for “Chapel Ridge FMC”. Watch the full service live or after-the-fact
Facebook: search for our public page “Chapel Ridge FM Church”. Watch the full service live or after-the-fact
Church website ( Watch the full service live or watch just the sermon after-the-fact
Chapel Ridge app: Watch the full service live or after-the-fact

Next Week’s Birthdays🎈
Christina Wolf – Mar. 24
Kim Mitton – Mar. 26
Rehsty G-Michael – Mar. 27
Hannah Racine – Mar. 27

Next Week’s Anniversaries 
Larry & Faye Gibbons – Mar. 26
Andrew & Candice Cumming – Mar. 30

Small Groups this week  
Sunday Evening Small Group – 6:30-8pm​ – Contact: Lauren Roth 613-298-1546 
at the church 
All welcome. 
Learning to seek God first and preparing to stand on His truth.

Monday Ladies Bible Study & Prayer Time – 9:30am – Contact: Linda Roth

Monday Chapel Ridge Choir – 7pm – Contact: Corie Lanctin
Contact Corie ( if you are interested in participating

Monday Young Adult Girls Group – 7-9pm – Contact: Jessica Martin  
at the church (with option to attend via Zoom)  ​

Tuesday Prayer Meeting – 6:30pm – Contact: Pastor Ken ​
via Zoom ***not this week. Presentation by Alex Hoffmann in its place.
Meeting ID: 831 8344 1281  
Passcode: 810463

Tuesday Ladies Bible & Prayer Group – 7:30-9pm – Contact: Kristy Tucker
Open to all ages
Location will vary – Contact Kristy ( for more info 

Wednesday Prayer for the Next Generation – 6am
via Zoom
Meeting ID: 589 916 116  
Password: 011576    

Wednesday Small Group – 10am-noon – Contact: Brian & Judy Gallagher   
Meets in-person at various residences. Ask contact for details.

Wednesday Sacred Men’s Group – 7pm – Contact: Randy Haw, Brian Mitton or Mark Herman    
At the church      
*please contact Randy Haw (613-818-2656) if you are interested in joining

Wednesday Young-ish Men’s Group – 7:30-9:30pm – Contact: Brian Smith

Thursday Youth Group – Contact: Jessica Martin   
Grades 6-12 – 7-9pm
***no meeting this week. The youth are headed to No Other Name on Friday afternoon.

Thursday Men’s Group – 6:45-9:30pm – Contact: Albert Carmanico  
***please call or text Albert if you are interested in joining (613) 406-8008
in Carp

Friday Men’s Group (friendship & discussion) – 8am – Contact: Mark Peterkins
Alternates between church and Hurley’s Restaurant
***no meeting this week

Sarah Grover
Office Secretary
Chapel Ridge Free Methodist Church
5660 Flewellyn Rd
Stittsville, ON, K2S 1B6