THIS WEEK AT
ST JOHN'S
Laura found this on the internet... a wonderful "awwww, adorable" spring pic!
THIRD 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 join in worshipping on this great day of Easter! 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!
BUILDING FAITH

Anytime, Online

This great website is a ministry of Virginia Theological Seminary. Great articles, home worship ideas and creative projects abound. Make sure to fully look explore this amazing resource. Enjoy!
REMEMBER IN PRAYER
Parish
All clergy, staff, and members of St John's in this unusual season.

Those on Our Hearts
Kim, Jeanna; those affected in any way by the tragedy in Nova Scotia; all those who have died in this pandemic and those who mourn.

Diocese of Ottawa
St Margaret's, Vanier, The Venerable Robert Davis, The Reverend Steven Zytveld; Parish of Pakenham, The Reverend Jim McCorriston; Chaplain of the Ottawa Fire Department, The Reverend Canon John Bridges.

Anglican Church of Canada (ACC)
Bishop Todd Townshend, clergy, and people of the Diocese of Huron.

Evangelical Lutheran Church of Canada (ELCIC)
The dean, council, and congregations of the Manitoba West Area 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.
STAYING 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.
KEEPING ALIVE
GAIN PERSPECTIVE

Lockdown was supposed to be an introvert’s paradise. It’s not. This article is helpful for all of us, introverts or not!
HAVE A LAUGH

Comedian Julie Nolke explains the pandemic to her past self from 100 days ago. Spoiler alert: you will laugh out loud! Click here to view.
ENJOY A PICNIC

Picnic season starts in full force with the arrival of spring. However, since you can’t enjoy your meal outdoors, number one because you have to stay home, and number two because it’s rather cold in April, here's a new kind of picnic: the indoor variety. To have a successful indoor picnic, all you have to do is observe the only rule of the picnicking code of ethics: eat on the ground. Would you like to try it? Click here!
HONOUR
SACRED TIME

As the pandemic keeps us from visiting our sanctuaries, a professor of Christian spirituality considers a notion from Abraham Joshua Heschel: “Sabbaths are our great cathedrals.” Read the article here.
LISTEN TO THE
BANFF CHURCH BELLS

In these difficult times, small acts can make a big difference. Everyday at 1 pm Heather Jean Jordan rings the bells of St George In The Pines as a symbol of hope and community for the town of Banff. This video is of Amazing Grace.
ACCESS CENTRETOWN RESOURCES

Make sure to check out this newsletter from Catherine McKenney for a great number of resources.
HAVE AN "AHA" MOMENT
SAY A PRAYER

Beyond Easter
we go singing.
Having been grabbed
by resurrection
we are full of tears and laughter.
The way ahead is unknown.
It will always be like that.
But having danced in the light
we will look for glory everywhere.

By Ruth Burgess
MORE WAYS TO WORSHIP
TIME TO PRAY APP

This is a great app from the Church of England that is now completely free to use! Time to Pray presents everything you need for Prayer During the Day, with variations according to the day of the week and the season of the Church’s year. Check it out here!
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