Acts 1:15-17, 21-26; Psalm 1; 1 John 5:9-13; John 17:6-19 


Our Diocese
Church of the Ascension, The Reverend Rhonda Waters; Julian of Norwich The Reverend Monique Stone and The Reverend Deacon Elizabeth December and all who minister there; and all Church Musicians serving in our Diocese.

The Anglican Church of Canada (ACC)
Bishop Michael Bird, Bishop Susan Bell, the clergy, and people of the Diocese of Niagara .

The Evangelical Lutheran Church of Canada (ELCIC)
The Dean, council, and congregations of the Winnipeg Central and North Areas of the Manitoba-Northwestern Ontario Synod.

Sunday's Flowers
The flowers at the chancel altar are given by Stephen and Paul to the glory of God and in loving memory of Mary Giles.
The flowers at the nave altar are given to the glory of God in cherished memory of Muriel's son, Matthew Marc Flande.

Parish Prayer Group
If you wish to have someone prayed for please email  
or call (613) 232-4500 ext 21.
Refugee Arrivals This Week!

On Monday May 7th, the first of four Eritrean refugees from Israel, sponsored by St. John’s, arrived at Ottawa International Airport, and two more arrived Thursday May 10th, and the arrival of one is still pending. These four Eritrean refugees are all relatives and friends of Bereket Ghebrekidan (who works as a janitorial contractor at St John’s). They have all been sponsored by St. John’s with support from Bereket. The first of the group to arrive was Germay, a young Eritrean cousin, who appeared thrilled to be here, despite an almost 24 hr voyage from Tel Aviv via Toronto. This was the culmination of a 7 year odyssey for Germay, and just the beginning of his settling into a new life here in Canada.

Bereket, and a group representing St. John's RAG (Refugee Assistance Group) were on hand to greet Germay, Monday evening, along with representatives from the American Shapiro Foundation and uOttawa Refugee Hub, both involved with refugee resettlement.

With the arrival of these refugees, RAG will be looking for support from members of St John’s, and would like to thank those who have already pledged help in the form of furniture, time and clothing. If you can help, please email Jill Courtemanche or Claudette Kohut ( ) or ( ).
Let Us Celebrate Jerusalem Sunday!

Jerusalem Sunday  on May 13, 2018 is an annual church observance to celebrate companionship in God’s mission with the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem in Jerusalem, Israel, Palestine, Jordan, Lebanon and Syria. The Diocese is a historic and active member of the Christian, ecumenical and interfaith community of the Middle East. It is home to several thousand Arab Anglicans in thirty parishes and situated in one of the world’s holiest destinations for Christian, Jewish and Muslim pilgrims. 

Regrettably, few religious tourists to the Holy Land today encounter Palestinian and other Arab Christians, or visit a parish church, school or hospital.  Jerusalem Sunday  introduces us to the ‘living stones’ of the local Anglican church, to the ancestors of the first Christian communities indigenous to the region. Jerusalem Sunday is an opportunity to meet Arab sisters and brothers in Christ in the Anglican Communion, and hear them talk about discipleship ( ).

The ministries of the Diocese of Jerusalem bring hope, skills, health; a peaceful future to those they serve.  Jerusalem Sunday  is also an opportunity for Anglicans in Canada to send a measure of financial support to these ministries, especially the Jerusalem Princess Basma Centre for Disabled Children ( ). The Jerusalem Princess Basma Centre provides a wide range of support services to the children and adults of East Jerusalem living with disabilities. Key aspects of its work include programs for children with severe hearing impairment, autism and a mainstreaming school which teach children in integrated classrooms. Jerusalem Sunday offerings will provide support to the Children’s Hydrotherapy Program.

Offerings can be sent by cheque to:
Claudia Alvarez
Global Relations
Anglican Church of Canada
80 Hayden Street
Toronto, Ontario M4Y 3G2
Please make cheques payable to  The Anglican Church of Canada  and indicate in the note space  Jerusalem Princess Basma Centre . A tax receipt will be issued for all donations over $10.

Construction Update!
Great news!
The end of the first phase of wall reconstruction is now in sight.
Here is where we are:
• Our new concrete wall is close to completion. Last Friday, the final concrete pour took place, and the formwork is being removed this week.
•  Removal of the interior shoring will begin next week.
• A temporary wall, door and ramp will then be built, restoring access from the nave to the washrooms and Parish Hall. 
•  The outside ramp and door will also be re-opened.
All of this work will be completed by May 19.

We are currently waiting for the permanent interior work (finished wall, floor, new door and ramp) to be quoted on. We are also planning the work to put a brick veneer on the new concrete wall. We will keep you posted on the timing for these next steps.

Thank you so much for your patience throughout this long process!
Coffee Squad
Members Needed!
Soon (on May 27 th ) we will switch to having coffee time between the two morning services. We need people to volunteer please, to go and “pick-up the coffee” from the coffee shop at 8:30 am, and then others could volunteer to take the gear back after the Service.

Just imagine if everyone takes a turn we’ll each of us only have to do it once during the summer season.

To avoid missing-out on this opportunity to join the really cool St John’s  Summer Coffee Squad please contact Laura or 613-232-4500.

Summer Service Times
Mark Your Calendar!

On May 27 th we will switch to having coffee time between the two morning Services.

In July, beginning on July 1 st our Summer Service schedule will start with a 9 am coffee time, a 9.30 am Eucharist , and then lemonade afterwards.

This Summer Service schedule will continue through August and September 2nd.

Duty Roster
Update Time! 
deadline is May 16th
It's that time of year again! Before May 16 th please update your availability for June through August 2018.

You can do so at and please note that the default status is, "available" for each service. Should you have any questions contact Irenee Wight

“You want me to
do what?” 
a Workshop

Saturday, May 12, 2018
9.30 - 3.30
Christ Church Bell's Corners

The Ottawa Anglican Cursillo Movement (OACM) is hosting an experiential workshop led by the Reverend Eric Morin.
We want to reach out well beyond the Anglican Cursillo community to include anyone interested in exploring and deepening their understanding and awareness of what faith means to them and how to share it with others. In particular, we wish to invite 
·         Youth and youth group leaders
·         Members of stewardship campaigns
·         Outreach groups within parishes

click on the image for more info
Thursday AM

Thursday, May 17th 10.30 am - The Hall

The Third Thursday of the month!
Join us in May for a discussion on 'Healthy Aging in a Nutshell' with Jenny Brooks, who has been a nurse practitioner and educator for over 45 years, and is now a volunteer with the Council on Aging and Nurse on Board. 

All are welcome!

Thursday, May 17th
12 noon - The Chancel

A short, quiet time of gathering in community to worship and be refreshed, on the 3 rd Thursday of every month
The Bishop's Gala!

Thursday, May 24th

The Rt. Rev. John H. Chapman cordially invites you to attend the 36th Annual Bishop’s Gala Dinner and Silent Auction. The Gala is a fundraising event to support the Bishop’s Discretionary Fund; a fund which enables Bishop Chapman to respond quickly and compassionately to compelling and often unexpected situations locally, nationally, and internationally that are beyond the diocesan budget.

More details and tickets here:
Moving Forward with Reconciliation
Saturday, May 26 th – 9 am to 3.30 pm,
Christ Church Bells Corners

Are you interested in deepening your understanding of Indigenous issues, and learning how we, as parishes and diocese, can move forward on the journey of truth and reconciliation? Hosted by the All My Relations Working Group of the Diocese of Ottawa, a plenary session led by Melanie Delva (Reconciliation Animator for the Anglican Church of Canada), workshops, and a Cree “Standing Stones Sacred Gathering” worship service. $20 per person.

Online registration and tickets info is here-->
The Rector is on Sabbatical
Beth+ is on sabbatical for three months, followed by a month of vacation, and returning to the parish on September 4th.

John+ will be the clergyperson in charge, Gary+ and Caroline+ will be helping with Sunday duties. Please keep Beth+ in your prayers during this time of learning and restoration!
*next* week

Day of Pentecost
Ezekiel 37:1-14; Psalm 104:24-34,35b; Acts 2:1-21; John 15:26-27, 16:4b-15  

St John the Evangelist Anglican Church
 154 Somerset St. W., Ottawa, ON K2P 0H8
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The Reverend Canon Beth Bretzlaff, Rector
BGen (Ret’d) The Venerable John Fletcher, Associate Priest
The Reverend Dr Caroline Ducros, Deacon
The Reverend Canon Dr Gary Hauch, Honourary Assistant
The Reverend Michael Hicks, Honourary Assistant
Dr Gordon Johnston, FRCCO, Organist and Choirmaster
Laura Macdonald, Church Administrator
Brian Cameron, Rector’s Warden
Detlef Dransch, Peoples' Warden
Kathleen Arsenault, Deputy Warden