THIS WEEK AT
ST JOHN'S
 
READINGS FOR THE EIGHTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
HARVEST THANKSGIVING
Exodus 20:1-4, 7-9, 12-20; Psalm 19; Philippians 3:4b-14; Matthew 6:25-33


Baptism
*this* Sunday
October 8th 

Please kept in your prayers this week those being baptized on Harvest Thanksgiving Sunday: Lila D., Garrick and Alexander C. and for their parents and sponsors.


TO REMEMBER THIS WEEK IN PRAYER

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

IN OUR DIOCESE
The Parish of Eastern Outaouais, The Reverend Jeannie Loughrey. For those in our diocese living under Religious Vows.

Those participating in St John's Women’s Retreat at the end of the week.

OUR COMPANION DIOCESE OF JERUSALEM
St George’s Cathedral, Jerusalem, and for Educational Ministry of the Arab Evangelical Episcopal School, Ramallah.

THE ANGLICAN CHURCH OF CANADA
The clergy and people of the Diocese of Caledonia as they elect a new bishop.

THE EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH OF CANADA
The dean, council, and congregations of the Northwest Conference of the British Columbia Synod .

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


Thank You!
To all involved with decorating for Harvest Thanksgiving, especially Caroline+ who is picking up the fruit and vegetables, and Vicki Robinson and Margot Gowing who are arranging them. The Well will receive the produce after the service on Sunday.


Donor Statements
Parishioners are encouraged to pick up their Third Quarter Statements at the back of the church on Sunday October 8th or 14th. The Third Quarter Statement summarizes all your donations to St John’s from Jan. 1, 2017 to Sep. 30, 2017. Please review the statement for accuracy and contact Peggy Lister, Envelope Secretary if you have any questions ( peggylister@rogers.com ) or call the church office to leave a message. Those statements not collected will be mailed out later in October. 


Research Study: Women of Faith
A graduate student at Saint Paul University is looking for women over the age of 18 who consider themselves members of the Anglican Church and self-identify as practicing Christians to participate in a research study. In agreeing to participate, they will be asked to speak about their experiences of being women within their church, their ideas about God, themselves, and connections between gender and faith. Further information is available from the church office ( office@stjohnsottawa.ca).
 

St Luke’s Table
Our neighbours and Diocesan Community Ministry partners are in dire need of toilet paper, razors, deodorant and laundry soap. Anything you can contribute would be greatly appreciated! Items may be dropped off Monday to Friday between 8 and 11:15am, noon to 1:15 pm at 760 Somerset Street West (Bell Street entrance). Thank you!
They're Here!!!

Canadian Church
Calendars

2018 Calendars are now available for $5 each after church on Sundays or from the church office.  

Alice's Departure Concert
Sunday, October 15th, 1pm Nave

Michael and Gail's daughter Alice is excited to sing a short 30-minute concert of songs ranging from musical theatre, jazz, and classical on Sunday, October 15th at 1pm. Admission is free.

Cara her voice coach writes: Please come and join us!

Centretown Churches

WALK-A-THON
Sunday October 15th
2 pm City Hall


Raising funds for the Centretown Emergency Food Centre so that they can support their mission to provide a supply of nourishing food to those in need.

You can be a walker, or support others who are walking. All the info is available online www.centretownchurches.org/walk/


Hymn Sing &
Potluck Supper
Sunday, October 15th
5 pm in The Hall

Let's get together for supper and singing!

After the potluck, we will gather around the piano in the church to sing. You can request a favourite hymn in advance. Enjoy a wide variety of music, from early Christian hymns to modern music. Gordon Johnston will tell stories about the hymns and the various saints and scallywags who wrote them!
PWRDF Meet & Greet
with African Partners
Monday, October 16th – 4 to 6 pm,
St Bartholomew’s 125 MacKay Street

Dr Evrard Hahimana, a medical doctor from Rwanda, is working with PWRDF’s maternal and newborn health care program. Mr Geoffrey Monjesa, a development worker from the Anglican Diocese of Masasi, Tanzania, will speak about his work with rural communities on food security and maternal health issues. Light refreshments. All are welcome!
Baby Boomer Aging & Spirituality:
Same or Different?

Monday, October 16th – 7 to 9 pm,
Saint Paul University, Room L120
223 Main Street

The Faculty of Human Sciences and the Research Centre in Public Ethics and Governance of Saint Paul University are proud to host this conversation with Dr Elizabeth MacKinlay, Reverend Professor, AM, FACN, PhD Registered nurse
Priest in the Anglican Church of Australia. Light refreshments served . Please register for this free event ( www.ustpaul.ca/events ).  
Christian Yoga
Tuesdays
October 17th & 24th
5:30 pm in The Chapel

The Reverend Dr Kevin Flynn will lead us in Christian Yoga. Kevin is the Director of the Anglican Studies Program at Saint Paul University. He has been practicing yoga for some 30 years and is a certified yoga teacher. Kevin has studied with teachers in Canada, the United States and India.

There will be a free will offering.


Please bring your own mat.
Covenant Chain Link VIII
Empowered & Empowering Youth
Thursday/Friday, October 19th/20th
various Locations

The event, sponsored by KAIROS and church partners, brings together Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples to learn from each other about our evolving relationship. Thursday evening features the NFB film “Birth of a Family” and Friday features keynote speaker, Dr Jenny Kay Dupuis from Nipissing First Nation, cultural presentations and a number of workshops led by Indigenous youth.

The cost is $40 for adults and $25 for students and non-wage earners. Please find further info and register online ( www.kairoscanada.org ). If you have financial issues, please be in touch with Jane Maxwell, as fees may be waived ( jane.maxwell@sympatico.ca ).

LEARN ABOUT:
ORGANS

Wednesday,
October 25th 
7.30 to 8.30 pm, Nave

Dr Gordon Johnston will help us to appreciate St John’s two beautiful organs – the baroque-style pipe organ and the modern digital organ. Come prepared to listen, ask questions and experience the great variety of sounds possible.




BOOK STUDY - FALL 2017

Thursdays
October 26th,
November 2nd, 9th & 16th 
5 to 6.30 pm ~ Chapel


O ur diocese enjoys a partnership with the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem. Before going on a women’s pilgrimage to the Land of the Holy One, participants read a short book by Walter Brueggemann called: Chosen? Reading the Bible Amid the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict . In this study, Peggy Lister and Monica Patten will facilitate exploring the Israeli-Palestinian conflict through a biblical lens, drawing primarily on Old Testament passages. Not intended to determine answers or take sides, this study will help us understand the roots of some of the complex issues and how the reality for both Palestinian and Jewish people changes continuously.

Occasionally, views of writers and news events will be shared by the facilitators. Snacks will be served at 5 pm and discussion will begin at 5.15 pm.

The book is available at Perfect Books on Elgin Street. For more info, please email Monica ( monica.patten@rogers.com) .

Self Care
Labyrinth Meditation
Friday October 27th 1 pm Christ Church Cathedral

Restorative retreat for helping professionals in health care, social services, and ministry.

Participate in the guided practice of walking meditation in the labyrinth. Find refreshment, sanctuary and renewed capacity with like-minded colleagues. Suggested donation $20. For more info or to register contact Deacon Christine Jannasch

AN INVITATION

Former parishioners, Carol Edgar and Adele Finlayson, who were ordained to the Diaconate at St John’s in May 2016 for the Diocese of Quebec,
are now being ordained to the Priesthood. All are invited!
 
SCRIPTURE READINGS 
*next* week

READINGS FOR THE NINETEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
Exodus 32:1-14; Psalm 106:1-6, 19-23; Philippians 4:1-9; Matthew 22:1-14



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 Beth Bretzlaff, Rector
BGen (Ret’d) The Venerable John Fletcher, Associate Priest
The Reverend Dr Caroline Ducros, Deacon
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