This Week at St John's 

HOLY WEEK SERVICES

GOOD FRIDAY
Solemn Liturgy – Noon

HOLY SATURDAY
Easter Vigil – 8.30 pm

EASTER SUNDAY
Eucharist – 8 am, 10.15 am

READINGS
GOOD FRIDAY
Isaiah 52:13-53:12; Psalm 22; Hebrews 10-16-25, John 18:1-19:42

HOLY SATURDAY
Genesis 7:1-5, 11-18, 8:6-18, 9:8-13; Psalm 46; Exodus 14:10,13a,15-16,21-28,30a,31b,15:20-21; Canticle 1 (Song of Moses); Ezekiel 36:24-28; Psalm 42, 43; Matthew 28:1-10

EASTER SUNDAY
Jeremiah 31:1-6 Psalm 118:1-2,14-24 Matthew 28:1-10

TO REMEMBER THIS WEEK IN PRAYER

OUR CLERGY
Beth+, John+ and Michael+

IN OUR DIOCESE
Church of the Epiphany, Gloucester, The Reverend Geoff Chapman; St Luke’s, Ottawa, The Reverend Robert Leopold.

OUR COMPANION DIOCESE OF JERUSALEM
St Luke’s Episcopal Church, Marka, Amman.

THE ANGLICAN CHURCH OF CANADA
Bishop Anne Germond, clergy, and people of the Diocese of Algoma

THE EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH OF CANADA
The Dean, council, and congregations of the Manitoba South Area of the Manitoba-Northwestern Ontario Synod. 

PARISH PRAYER CHAIN
If you wish to have someone prayed for, please call (613) 232-4500 ext 21. or email prayer-request@stjohnsottawa.ca

KEEP IN YOUR PRAYERS
Wilson and Eduardo (St John’s), Anne and Bob (Resurrection) who will be received into the Anglican Communion, and Emma, Angela and Chuka (Resurrection) who will be confirmed on April 30th at Church of the Resurrection.  

PLEASE NOTE

COMMUNITY THRIFT SHOP EASTER HOURS
The Shop will be closed Good Friday and Holy Saturday to observe Easter and will be closed again on Tuesday, April 25th and Wednesday, April 26th in order to change the stock for the new season!

CHURCH OFFICE EASTER HOURS
The Office will be closed Monday April 17th, Tuesday April 18th and Friday, April 21st.

*NB*   Wakefield Concert is cancelled - due to unforeseen circumstances with the building site at Wakefield the Good Friday Requiem Concert has been cancelled.


COFFEE KLATSCH 
Thursday April 20th
10.30 am,  The Chapel

Come for coffee or tea and light discussion. All are welcome! 



MONTHLY EUCHARIST &
FELLOWSHIP  
Thursday April 20th
2 pm, Chapel & Hall

This long tradition of St John’s has run its course and this will be the final gathering. Thanks so much to Barbara Brown, Ruth Rogerson and Vicki Robinson who have been organizing this for the past year, to the wonderful sandwich and cookie makers, and to all those who have contributed in the past.



WHO KNEW???
BUYING GROCERIES CAN BE A GOOD DEED! 

St John’s Affordable Housing Committee sells
Loblaws Gift Cards  as a fundraiser to support the development of affordable housing in Ottawa.

You can buy these cards on Sundays at coffee hour or contact Peggy via email:   peggylister@rogers.com



ART CREDO NEEDS VOLUNTEERS!! 

ART CREDO  www.artcredo.ca is shaping-up to be another success this year! Volunteers are urgently needed! There are currently seven 3-hour shifts that have no-one signed up. Without volunteers, we are unable to open the doors to public. There is a sign-up sheet on the bulletin board…fill in the yellow highlighted boxes. As an added incentive, you will get your very own, personalized Art Credo name tag. 

Please contact: Detlef ddransch@sympatico.ca 

SPIRITUAL BOOK OF THE MONTH
“BRAND LUTHER”
BY ANDREW PETTEGREE
 
A revolutionary look at Martin Luther, the Reformation, and the birth of publishing, on the eve of the Reformation’s 500th anniversary, Brand Luther fuses the history of religion, of printing, and of capitalism – the literal marketplace of ideas – into one enthralling story, revolutionizing our understanding of one of the pivotal figures and eras in human history.

More information is available on the Publisher’s website

Please keep in mind that Perfect Books on Elgin Street kindly offers St John’s a 15% discount http://www.perfectbooks.ca/PB/


Self-Care Practice
Through Labyrinth Walking

Monday April 24th  – 1 pm, 

Great Hall, Christ Church Cathedral      (414 Sparks Street)


Especially for those in health care, social services and ministry – gather with like-minded colleagues, find refreshment and sanctuary, participate in the guided practice of walking meditation in the labyrinth, take time for renewal and return to work with increased capacity.

Contact Deacon Christine Jannasch for more information Christine@deaconchristine.ca

TASTE FOR LIFE
April 26th 2017

HIV/AIDS has not disappeared from Ottawa. For many years people at St. John's have supported local service organizations by eating out at participating "Taste for Life" restaurants.

Hear Rick Mercer's Invitation http://www.atasteforlife.org/ 

On April 26 several of us will be gathering at the East India Company on Somerset St.

Please Mary Frances  Marshall or the Office if you would like to be included in the St. John's reservation.

There are many other possible places to choose from. See this website for options. 
http://www.atasteforlife.org/ottawa.html

FIFTH SUNDAY POT LUCK BRUNCH
Sunday, April 30th
from 8.45 to 10.00 am, Hall


Connect with friends, meet new people, and enjoy the exciting vibe of an all-parish time of food and fellowship.



SAVE THESE DATES:

ART CREDO 
41ST ANNUAL ART EXHIBIT AND SALE 
Friday April 21st  to Sunday May 7th
Vernissage Friday April 21st

COSA TRAINING
April 22nd or April 24th
CoSA has operated in St John’s for over 20 years and welcomes parishioners to attend this Info Session, even just to learn about CoSA. See info on their website:

RECTOR'S PUB NIGHT
Monday May 1st
see details below

CONGREGATIONAL RESOURCE DAY
Saturday May 6th
see registration info below

TULIPATHON WALK
Sunday, May 7th 3 pm at Dow's Lake


RECTOR'S PUB NIGHT

Monday May 1st, 7 pm
at The Army Officer's Mess 

149 Somerset St, right across from the church

Enjoy a night of socializing in a beautiful venue! You are welcome to park in the lot beside the Mess. There is an accessible entrance. As we are renting the Mess, there will be an opportunity to donate towards the cost. Please no jeans but all welcome!


CONGREGATIONAL RESOURCE DAY

Saturday, May 6th
9.30 am to 3.30 pm,
St Helen’s Orleans

Worship that Works is this year’s theme of our diocesan gathering. There will be four worship experiences, of which you can choose two in which to participate. Our own Gordon Johnston is helping with the one on music!

Take aways include: practical ideas, sing-able music, flexible resources, renewed appreciation. For more information, please see the website

Please contact Laura in the office office@stjohnsottawa.ca if you would like to attend, so you can benefit from group pricing of 5 people for $100. 


ST JOHN’S SPRING FLING 
Saturday May 13th
8 pm to midnight, Nave


Banish those winter blues! Come celebrate with St John's. Enjoy DJ music, dancing and wine/beer (cash bar) refreshments.  

Admission is free but donations are always welcome!

 
SCRIPTURE READINGS 
*next*  week

THE SECOND SUNDAY OF EASTER

Acts 2:14a, 22-32; Psalm 16; 1 Peter 1:3-9; John 20:19-31


St John the Evangelist Anglican Church
 www.stjohnsottawa.ca
 154 Somerset St. W., Ottawa, ON  K2P 0H8
613-232-4500
office@stjohnsottawa.ca

The Reverend Beth Bretzlaff, Rector
BGen (Ret’d) The Venerable John Fletcher, Associate Priest
The Reverend Michael Hicks, Honorary Assistant
Dr Gordon Johnston, FRCCO, Organist and Choirmaster
Laura Macdonald, Church Administrator
Brian Cameron, Rector’s Warden
Wendy Williamson-Scrim, People's Warden