THIS WEEK AT
ST JOHN'S
 
READINGS FOR TWENTY-THIRD SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

Joshua 24:1-3a, 14-25; Psalm 78:1-7; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18; Matthew 25:1-13

TO REMEMBER THIS WEEK IN PRAYER

OUR CLERGY
Beth+, John+, Caroline+, Gary+ and Michael+

IN OUR DIOCESE
St John the Apostle and Evangelist, Vankleek Hill, The Reverend Dr Dana Johnston; members of the Licensed Lay Readers Association and their warden, The Reverend David Andrew; for all young people who have been affected by suicide, addiction and self-harm.

THE ANGLICAN CHURCH OF CANADA
The members of the Council of General Synod.

THE EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH OF CANADA
The members of the National Church Council.

PARISH PRAYER GROUP
If you wish to have someone prayed for please email  prayerrequest@stjohnsottawa.ca  
or call (613) 232-4500 ext 21.
WELCOME THIS SUNDAY
Members of
The Ottawa Brass Initiative!
TOBI is a collective of brass musicians dedicated to inspiring a passion, particularly among youth, for music and brass instruments through high quality performances and educational outreach in the National Capital Region. To that end, its members teach privately, perform shows for children, conduct instrument and band clinics, busk in the streets, and put on public concerts. Two of their concerts this season will be held here at St John's (February 17 th and May 12 th ). For more information about this exciting group of young musicians, please visit their website ( http://OttawaBrass.wixsite.com/TOBI ).

Parish Activities - The Week Ahead at a Glance

Monday
Centering Prayer - 4.30 pm, Youth Lounge
After a hiatus, this meditative offering is back! All welcome.

Thursday
Thursday AM Coffee – 10.30 pm, Chapel "Social Media for The Technically Challenged"
Eucharist – Noon, Chancel
Book Study – 5.30 pm, Chapel

Saturday
Gatineau Park Hike  
 
Last Sunday - Remembrance Sunday at St John's with The Right Reverend Peter Coffin

For information on Events around Ottawa during Veteran's Week
NEEDED
A Water Guy or Gal
To take responsibility for the water dispenser in the Narthex! All we need is someone to change the large water container every month or so. It is much appreciated during Open Doors and also during church services. If you can take this on please contact the office ( office@stjohnsottawa.ca) .

Men’s Clothing
And especially jeans and winter boots are desperately needed in the Community Thrift Shop. Please help!

Holiday Gifts
For St Luke’s Table participant Christmas gifts. Anything you could contribute would be greatly appreciated! Items may be dropped off during the week at 760 Somerset St (Bell Street entrance) between 8 am and 1:30 pm, before December 12 th . For children: colouring books, markers and crayons, gift cards McDonald’s), chocolate. General: toaster, kettle, coffee/travel mug kit, gift cards (Tim Horton’s, Independent, Subway etc.), bath kit/towel, watch/jewelry, makeup, nail polish kit, blanket, sheet set, bus tickets, hygiene basket, warm socks.

Maamawi:
The Heart & Soul
of Reconciliation

Monday, November 13 th
6 pm, Christ Church Cathedral


Dinner lecture with Professor Claudette Commanda, an Algonquin Anishinable elder in residence at the University of Ottawa Law School and Executive Director of the First Nations Confederacy of Cultural Education Centres. Traditional Algonquin buffet by Wawatay Catering. Tickets are $60 ( www.cathedralarts.ca).
LIVING THE QUESTIONS
Thursday s , 7 to 9 pm
November 16th
Julian of Norwich Anglican Church, 7 Rossland Ave.
Living the Questions provides a safe place for exploring faith and asking questions. The format of each session includes a video, guided discussion, spiritual exercises and Bible study.  The 20 minute videos for each session include conversation, sermon clips, lecture excerpts, and spiritual exercises. 

Session 1: “Invitation to the Journey” will run Thursdays from November 9- December 14th, 2017.

 A suggested donation of $10 per registrant for the series to offset costs. Bursaries are available. More info at www.julianofnorwichottawa.ca

Gatineau Park
Hike with The Rector

Saturday, Nov 18 th 10.45 am, Meech Lake
O’Brien Beach Parking Lot (P11) to Wilson Carbide Ruins


Join Beth+ in a late autumn hike! This is a well-maintained trail, 3 km each way, with only a few moderate hills, that will take about 3 hours to complete. Wear good walking or hiking shoes/boots and appropriate-to-the-weather layered clothing. Bring your camera, water, snacks and a lunch. We will stop at a pub for a warming drink afterwards!

Meet at either St John’s at 10 am to carpool, or at Parking Lot P11 to begin hiking at 10.45 am.

Please sign up in the office and indicate if you need a ride, are able to provide a ride, or are meeting us there ( office@stjohnsottawa.ca or call 613-232-4500 ext 10).


CONCERT
THE STRINGS OF
ST JOHN'S
Saturday, November 18 th – 2 pm,

This chamber orchestra will open their 20 th season with a concert of music by Vivaldi, Bach, Parry and Grieg. Conducted by David Thies-Thompson, the concert will feature violin soloist Elizabeth Peravalova, age nine, in the Bach Violin Concerto in A minor. Admission is free and donations are appreciated ( www.stringsofstjohns.ca). 


SOUP & SONG!
A Cornerstone Fundraising Event
Sunday, November 19 th ,
from noon to 2 pm, Hall

Please join with other parish members to share a meal (soup and bread), learn about the amazing work of Cornerstone and the plans for a new project that will provide 42 units of supportive housing for homeless women.

The recital by Peggy Lister will bring together two of Peggy's passions – Cornerstone and singing. The goal of the event is to raise funds for St John’s to ‘Adopt-a-Room’ at Cornerstone’s Princeton Ave project and is being organized by St John’s Affordable Housing committee.


NATIONAL HOUSING DAY CELEBRATION
Sunday, November 19 th ,
from 2.30 pm, City Hall

A special event at City Hall starting at 2:30 and followed by refreshments and entertainment. St John's will be presented with the Dr. Farook Tareen Award for raising the most funds at the May Tulipathon Walk.


Joan Fulthorp Jubb
(Dec 25, 1938 – Oct 29, 2017)
Joan's daughter wrote:
We are deeply grateful to everyone who lovingly accompanied Joan during her life. We especially thank those who, through their thoughts, prayers and deeds, brought joy and comfort to her during the final part of her earthly journey.

A celebration of Joan’s life will be held on Saturday December 2 nd , 2017 at 10:30 am at Julian of Norwich Anglican Church and will be followed by a potluck reception.

Her obituary will appear in the Ottawa Citizen on Saturday, November 4 th, 2017. It will also appear online at http://www.fco-cfo.coop, where people will be able to post memories and tributes. 
Available on Sundays

PWRDF Christmas Cards
12 cards per package and a minimum of $20 per package is the suggested donation. 

World of Gifts
Not sure what to get that hard-to-buy-for person on your Christmas gift list? PWRDF hopes to make it easier with “World of Gifts”, the annual gift guide in support of development and relief work around the world. Available at  pwrdf.org/worldofgifts and a copy can be found on our church bulletin board. It includes items supporting projects from the Anglican Church of Canada’s Global Relations and Indigenous Ministries.

Loblaws Gift Cards
You can help others whenever shopping for your groceries! Loblaws Gift Cards are on sale at St John’s on Sundays. Each year St John’s raises over $2,500 for affordable housing by selling these cards. These Cards may be used at any Loblaws, Superstore, Valu-mart, No Frills or Independent, and are available in different denominations ($10, $25, $50, $100) 
Save These Dates!
Faith on Film & Potluck Supper
Sunday, December 3rd - 4 to 9 pm, The Well

Rector’s Pub Night
at The Army Officers' Mess
Monday, December 4 th – 6.30 pm
 
SCRIPTURE READINGS 
*next* week

READINGS FOR TWENTY-FOURTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
Judges 4:1-7; Psalm 123; 1 Thessalonians 5:1-11; Matthew 25:14-30

St John the Evangelist Anglican Church
 www.stjohnsottawa.ca
 154 Somerset St. W., Ottawa, ON K2P 0H8
613-232-4500
office@stjohnsottawa.ca
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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, Honorary Assistant
Dr Gordon Johnston, FRCCO, Organist and Choirmaster
Laura Macdonald, Church Administrator
Brian Cameron, Rector’s Warden
Wendy Williamson-Scrim, People's Warden