THIS WEEK AT
ST JOHN'S
FIFTH SUNDAY OF EASTER
A MESSAGE FROM
BETH+ AND GORDON

Please click on the photo to see a video from us!
A LITURGY OF THE WORD FOR SUNDAY

Anytime, Online

Alleluia, Christ is Risen! Please worship with this online service. Simply scroll down at your own pace, saying the service alone or with others (appropriately distanced, in a virtual meeting, or on the phone). With gratitude for our Cathedral and its ministry!
FAITH FORMATION
RESOURCES

Anytime, Online

This Sunday's resource from Illustrated Ministry includes a word search puzzle (a favourite of our 8 am service participants)!
INTENTIONAL
TIME OF PRAYER

Sunday, May 10th
8 pm

The Capital Region Interfaith Council is asking people of all religious traditions, in the City of Ottawa and environs, to spend an hour in meditation and prayer about the Pandemic. Know as you do this that you will be joining peoples of all faith traditions in a common act of devotion. We pray for essential services, for Health Care workers, for all First Responders, for the sick, for those struggling with the isolation of physical distancing, and for the greater care of God's creation. If it makes sense to you perhaps light a candle and place it in the window as a sign of your prayer. Let us join our voices in solidarity with people of faith all over the region.
REMEMBER IN PRAYER
Parish
All clergy, staff, and members of St John's in this unusual season.

Those on Our Hearts
Andrew, Jan; all who are recovering from COVID-19; all mothers and those who offer a mother's love.

Diocese of Ottawa
Church of the Ascension, Ottawa, The Reverend Rhonda Waters; Julian of Norwich, The Reverend Monique Stone, The Reverend Elizabeth December; all church musicians serving in the Diocese of Ottawa and especially Gordon Johnston.

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

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

Parish Prayer Group
If you wish to have someone prayed for, please call (613) 232-4500 ext 21 or send an email to prayer-request@stjohnsottawa.ca.
STAY CONNECTED
ONLINE COFFEE
WITH BETH+

Wednesdays, 10 am

The Rector is looking forward to catching up with you virtually! Make yourself a cuppa and then either click on the photo or on this link, to join the Zoom call from any internet browser on your smartphone, tablet, laptop or computer. Looking forward to "seeing" you!
NEED SUPPORT?

Each one of us is experiencing this unusual time in a different way. If you would like to check in, have a conversation, share a laugh or a cry, or be prayed with, please be in touch with the Rector to set up a Zoom or phone or email conversation. We can get through this together! Also don't forget about our Pastoral Care Team who are also available to give support.
HELP OUT
SPECIAL APPEAL

COVID-19 has turned upside down how The Well, St Luke's Table and Centre 454 work! The people they serve are some of the hardest hit by this pandemic and more people are looking to these ministries for support. The day programs are responding by working together to deliver food and personal care items, and engaging those they serve with a safe place to share their hardship and concerns. Please read the appeal and consider donating to this valuable Anglican ministry!
DONATE

While we in Canada are suffering the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, the situation for countries in the Global South is even more dire given their limited health facilities and supplies of PPE. The Primate’s Fund has made a grant of $200,000 to its Covid-19 response around the world and here in Canada. Please consider a donation to help our partners overseas. Click here for more details and information on how to donate online.
KEEP CALM
& TULIPATHON

Sunday, May 31st
3 pm

Multifaith Housing Initiative’s annual Tulipathon Walk, in support of affordable housing, will be virtual: a solo or household 3km walk. Please donate to the St John’s Team, online or by cheque at this link. For more information, visit MHI at 2020 Tulipathon or contact Gay.
KEEP ALIVE
LET YOUR MIND WANDER

We are still getting used to spending all of our time at home. And if you’ve got kids, you’re no doubt trying to find new ways to keep them (and, let’s be honest, yourself) from climbing the walls, literally. G Adventures have created two sets of printable activity sheets, one for adults and one for kids, that will encourage you to think about your daily life in unique and creative ways. Since we’re spending all of our time surrounded by the familiar things at home, it’s a great time to take pause and see our world a little bit differently.
ENJOY TULIPS

Not able to enjoy the Tulip Festival this year in Ottawa? Well, you can now take a virtual tour of The Netherlands’ most spectacular tulip garden instead. It is spectacular!
CONSIDER GROWING SOMETHING

Read this interesting article: "The Quarantine Garden Has Taken Off - Seeds are the new sourdough." Now is as good a time as any to try out your green thumb.
TAKE A TRAIN RIDE

Need a change of scenery? Here are 13 virtual train rides from Travel + Leisure that offer viewers the chance to zone out and calm the mind, while seeing new landscapes. Plus, you don’t have to worry about train fare or if the onboard amenities are up to par - just pour yourself a cup of tea or a glass of wine and enjoy!
LISTEN TO
THE NADEN BAND

Last Sunday commemorated the 75th anniversary of the end of the Battle of the Atlantic. Listen to the Naden Band of the Royal Canadian Navy and read about Alistair Chaplin, son of parishioners Ann and Steve!
BE AWARE OF YOUR MENTAL HEALTH
STAY INFORMED
READ ABOUT
OUR NEW BISHOP

In case you don't get a hard copy version of Crosstalk, our Diocesan newspaper, see the online version here, which includes a fabulous conversation with Bishop-elect Shane Parker, among other interesting articles.
DIOCESE OF OTTAWA

Check out what is going on around our diocese, discover new resources, and prepare for Synod 2020.
GUARANTEED INCOME

Please make sure to read this open letter signed by 41 Anglican and ELCIC bishops to the Prime Minister, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance calling for a Guaranteed Basic Income.
MORE WORSHIP
HOPE IN UNCERTAINTY
RESOURCES
FOR HOME PRAYER

To help keep you connected with prayer, faith and community in times of physical distancing, the General Synod (national office) has compiled a number of resources.
VIRTUAL SERVICES
IN OUR DIOCESE

In-person worship suspended? Prayers are still ascending! Here is a list of virtual services in Diocese of Ottawa.
ST JOHN THE EVANGELIST
ANGLICAN CHURCH

 154 Somerset Street West, Ottawa, ON K2P 0H8
613-232-4500
office@stjohnsottawa.ca
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 The Reverend Canon Beth Bretzlaff, Rector 
The Reverend Dr Caroline Ducros, Deacon
BGen (Ret’d) The Venerable John Fletcher, Honourary Assistant 
The Reverend Canon Dr Gary Hauch, Honourary Assistant
The Reverend Michael Hicks, Honourary Assistant Emeritus
Dr Gordon Johnston, FRCCO, Organist and Choirmaster 
Laura Macdonald, Church Administrator 
Detlef Dransch, Rector’s Warden 
Bev Humphries , People's Warden