THIS WEEK AT
ST JOHN'S
THE BAPTISM OF THE LORD
SCRIPTURE READINGS
Isaiah 42:1-9; Psalm 29; Acts 10:34-43; Matthew 3:13-17
TO REMEMBER IN PRAYER
Parish
For our clergy, volunteers, and all who minister and worship here.

Diocese of Ottawa
The Parish of The Valley, The Right Reverend Michael Bird; those in our Diocese living under religious vows.

Anglican Church of Canada (ACC)
Director Andrea Mann, and staff for Global Relations and staff for Public Witness for Social and Ecological Justice.

Evangelical Lutheran Church of Canada (ELCIC)
The Assistants to the Bishop and the staff of the Eastern Synod .

For the Election of a New Bishop
God of wisdom, in every generation you raise up leaders for the people who bear your name. You bless the Diocese of Ottawa with faithful, hopeful, and loving communities.
As we seek a new bishop, help us remain open to your Spirit's guidance; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

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 .
WELCOME BACK BISHOP DENNIS
WHAT'S HAPPENING!
BIBLE STUDY
EPIPHANY WONDERS!
Wednesdays
January 15th & 22nd
11 am, Hall

Ever wondered about the season of Epiphany, the Sunday readings, and how they relate to us? This informal Bible study and time of conversation will explore the themes and theology underlying the weekly scriptures. Come, bring your lunch, and wonder!

Led by Bishop Dennis and/or our Rector. Coffee, tea and juice provided, and no previous Bible study experienced required.
THURSDAY A.M.
Thursday, December 16th
10.30 am, Hall

On the third Thursday each month, join fellow parishioners for coffee or tea and lively chat! On alternate months, there is a theme and facilitator. This, the first Thursday A.M. of 2020 features Janet McGeein, an accomplished yoga and fitness instructor who will provide tips to enhance balance and strength. Important for everyone, this is especially so during the winter season.

All are most welcome!
POTLUCK &
VISIONING CONVERSATION
Sunday, January 19th
noon, Hall

This is a very important time in the life of our parish. St John's parishioners are invited to do what we do best – gather as a community, share in a meal,and be creative! St John’s vision is to be a vibrant ministry hub in the Centretown community. How do we put “ministry hub” into practice on the ground, grow our presence, and be sustainable? Bring food to share and we will gather in table groups with a few thought provoking questions. If you have only attended a few times or are a long-time member, come and share your ideas. Let’s spark one another!
ARMCHAIR TRAVEL
Wednesday, January 29th
7 pm

Join Alex Bissett on a trip from Lisbon, travelling north to Porto and on to Santiago de Compostela with the pilgrims; then across the north to Leon and Bilbao. We will visit Pamplona and then travel through and stay in the Pyrenees Mountains before heading south to lively Barcelona.

PLEASE NOTE
OPEN DOORS AT
ST JOHN'S

Do you have a couple of hours at noon on weekdays to come to St John’s and welcome visitors to our wonderful space? Through our Open Doors ministry you’ll meet people who are curious about our presence at the corner of Somerset and Elgin and keen to learn about our history, as we well as our current ministries.

You’ll have a helpful guide to follow, and of course time to sit with experienced Open Doors volunteers as you get started. If you are interested, please contact monica.patten@rogers.com

And thanks to all of you who are already Open Doors volunteers!
YES! SERMONS ARE AVAILABLE ON-LINE

Have you wanted to listen again to a recent sermon? Want to hear the Sunday sermon even when you are out of town?

Our sermons are recorded and available on-line:  
MORE NEWS AND EVENTS!
Many other events are happening in our Diocese!

A Retirement Reception for Bishop John Chapman
Wellness Workshops
Seeking Justice: In the City, In the Church

Check-out these events and more in the Diocesan e-news .

ELGIN STREET
IS OPEN!

Watch the video here !

And good news - evening and weekend free parking at City Hall will continue until the end of 2020!!!

Please continue to support our local merchants as they recover.
SCRIPTURE READINGS
NEXT SUNDAY
Second Sunday after The Ephiphany
Isaiah 49:1-7; Psalm 40:1-12; 1 Corinthians 1:1-9; John 1:29-42
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
The Right Reverend Dennis Drainville, Bishop in Residence
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 
Kathleen Arsenault, Peoples' Warden
Bev Humphries, Deputy Warden