THIS WEEK AT
ST JOHN'S
Set your alarms for Sunday Service times this week!
We return to 8.00 am & 10.15 am
 
READINGS THE FOURTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
Exodus 12:1-14; Psalm 149; Romans 13:8-14; Matthew 18:15-20

TO REMEMBER THIS WEEK IN PRAYER

OUR CLERGY
Beth+, John+ and Michael+

IN OUR DIOCESE
All Saints, Petawawa, St George’s, Alice The Reverend Cathy Davis; the community of the St George’s Military Chapel, Petawawa; For the ordination to the priesthood of the Reverends Rosemary Parker and Simone Hurkmans on Holy Cross Day, September 14 th

OUR COMPANION DIOCESE OF JERUSALEM
St John the Baptist Episcopal School for the Integration of the Blind, Irbid, Jordan. 

THE ANGLICAN CHURCH OF CANADA
Archbishop John Privett, people, and clergy of the Ecclesiastical Province
of British Columbia and Yukon.

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

FLOWERS AT THE ALTAR
Given to the glory of God and in loving memory of in honour of dear friends Fran and Brian who left us so suddenly last winter.

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

  Life of the Parish and beyond  

For those returning from summer vacation...    WELCOME BACK!  

Thank You!
To everyone who pitched in to help with visiting clergy and summer refreshments during August; to all who marched and encouraged participants of the Pride Parade, especially Gay Richardson who organized the St John’s contingent.

Amazing Gardens
Wow!!! The gardens and lawn look fabulous this year and we have received lots of compliments from the community. Thank you to all who have contributed to their beauty.

Please Note
  • Godly Play for children at the 10.15 am Sunday service begins again this week. Please ask the Sidespeople if you require assistance.

  • Centering Prayer starts again on Monday, September 11th at 4:30 pm in the Youth Lounge.

  • The Community Thrift Shop is once again open Tuesday through Saturday, noon to 4 pm.

  • Our Administrator, Laura Macdonald, is on vacation from Thursday, September 14th to Tuesday, September 26th
 

JOIN THE CHOIR!

This is the perfect time for new members to consider joining the choir. If you or someone you know would be interested in participating in St John's Choir, please contact Gordon 
gordon@stjohnsottawa.ca  or 613-232-4500 x11 for further information.
PWRDF Supports Refugees in Canada

St John's Harp ensembles
could they include you?

St John's harp ensembles have begun for the new season, and the sound is already angelic! One group meets Wednesdays at noon, the other meets Mondays at 6:00 pm. Each group has room for new members. If you would be interested in learning to play the harp, please contact Gordon ( gordon@stjohnsottawa.ca).

No prior experience is necessary, you simply need to bring enthusiasm and commitment to making beautiful music.
University of Ottawa
CHURCH CRAWL
Saturday September 9th
5.30 pm at St John's

St John's will be participating in the annual "Church Crawl" Saturday evening  September 9th . This event is an alternative to the usual Frosh Week 'Pub Crawl,' and helps introduce students to churches near the university. The event is organized kind of like a timed scavenger hunt; with a “Minute to Win-It” type activity, and refreshments, planned by each of the participating churches.

Come Out and cheer them on!

If you’re interested in helping please email Jerry

Centering Prayer Group
Monday September 11th 
4.30 pm Youth Lounge



St John's Centering Prayer Group will start meeting weekly again on Monday September 11th.

RECTOR'S PUB NIGHT
Monday September 11th 
6.30 pm
at The Army Officer's Mess 

149 Somerset St,
right across from the church


A chance to catch up on everyone’s summer fun! Come and enjoy a drink and get to know folks. You are welcome to park in the lot beside the Mess and there is an accessible entrance.

As we are renting the Mess, there will be an opportunity to donate towards the cost. (No jeans please)

Ordination
Thursday September 14th 
7 pm
Christ Church Cathedral


God willing, Bishop Chapman will ordain The Reverend Simone Hurkmans and The Reverend Rosemary Parker as priests, and Tim Kehoe as a transitional deacon. A reception will follow in Cathedral Hall and all are welcome.
ARMY RUN
Sunday September 17th,

Be here at St John’s to cheer them on! For information about the run and the route, check the website http://armyrun.ca/

YOUTH RETREAT
Sunday, September 17th 
3 Hours
1.30 to 4.30 pm
Eco-Wellness Centre in Carp 


The Anglican Parish of Huntley welcomes youth from throughout the diocese for a simple three hours in nature at the beautiful Eco-Wellness Centre in Carp.

We will spend three hours at the Eco-Wellness Centre enjoying nature, chatting, learning, sharing and eating! This retreat will be geared towards taking three hours out of the craziness of September to ground yourself in mindfulness, creation, community and support. Please wear comfy clothes for heading outside for a nature walk, sitting around a sacred circle and hanging out in a yurt!



Thursday AM Group
Thursday September 21st 
10.30 am Chapel


T his month, we welcome lawyers Jane Murray (Burke Robertson) and Heather Austin Skaret (Mann Lawyers), who will share information on: the importance of wills, powers of attorney and changing them when circumstances require; who should know about your affairs and when; tax considerations and other legal issues of aging. Come, catch up with one another, have a coffee, and gain knowledge.


Weekday Eucharist
Thursday September 21st 
noon in The Chapel


A short, quiet time of gathering in community to worship and be refreshed, on the 3 rd Thursday of every month. 

Please Register now!

Healing Paths
A Women's Retreat

October 13th & 14th
Galilee Centre, Arnprior      


Healing Paths, is St John's popular Women's Retreat this year with a forgiveness and healing theme. Come learn about four steps of forgiveness to help us find healing and freedom. Also offering workshops on Yoga, Bible Study, Labyrinth Walk and Singing.

This mini-retreat runs Friday dinnertime through Saturday to 4 pm The brochure with registration forms are available in the Church and online on our website:   www.StJ_Retreat_2017   

St John's and
Diocese of Ottawa
show their PRIDE

On Sunday 23 August, parishioners from St John's joined with Anglicans from several parishes in the Diocese, to participate in this year’s PRIDE Parade.

Thank you to all those who marched, or participated in other ways, and to Gay Richardson for coordinating our contingent.


RISK MEETING AN ANGEL!

BE AN OPEN DOORS VOLUNTEER
AT ST JOHN's

Can you spare 1.5 hours per month to welcome visitors to St John's?

On Mondays through Thursdays we welcome visitors to our beautiful church over the lunch hour (11:45 am to 1:15 pm.) 

We have a roster of sitters but we can always use more volunteers. 

This is a wonderful opportunity to learn more about St. John's and to share this information with visitors from Ottawa, Canada and the whole world. Visitors come in to pray, to find solace, or just to admire the beauty of the architecture, the stained glass windows etc. <bonus: you get to ring The Bell !>

There is no need to sign up for more than one session a month nor do you need to commit to the same day each month. The schedule is very flexible and you can sign up on-line or on a calendar posted on the bulletin board. 

To find out more and to schedule a training session, please contact Lindaclippingdale@rogers.com


September Roster
is on-line!

A reminder to all who serve on Sunday mornings that the Roster has been updated for September and is now available on-line  click here  >  and is also posted on the bulletin board at the church. 

Please note your dates and times.

Thanks for all that you do for St John's!
 
SCRIPTURE READINGS 
*next* week

READINGS FOR THE FIFTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
Exodus 14:19-31; Psalm 114; Romans 14:1-12; Matthew 18:21-35

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

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