THIS WEEK AT
ST JOHN'S
FOURTH SUNDAY OF ADVENT
& CHRISTMAS
SCRIPTURE READINGS
Isaiah 7:10-16; Psalm 80:1-7, 16-18; Romans 1:1-7; Matthew 1:18-25 (Fourth of Advent)
Isaiah 9:2-7; Psalm 96; Titus 2:11-14; Luke 2:1-20 (Christmas)
TO REMEMBER IN PRAYER
Parish
For our clergy, volunteers, and all who minister and worship here.

Diocese of Ottawa
The Well/La Source, Rachel Robinson, Executive Director.

Companion Diocese of Jerusalem
Redeemer Church, Amman, Jordan; Church of the Holy Family, Raineh, Israel.

Anglican Church of Canada (ACC)
Director The Reverend Dr Eileen Scully, and the staff of Faith, Worship, and Ministry; Director Joe Vecsi and Director Hannah Goschy, and the staff of Communications and Information Resources and Financial Management.

Evangelical Lutheran Church of Canada (ELCIC)
The Reverend Paul Gehrs, Assistant to the National Bishop for Justice, Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations; Gretchen Peterson, Assistant to the National Bishop for Youth; Lyle McKenzie, Assistant to the National Bishop for Worship.

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.

Flowers this Sunday
The flowers are given to the glory of God in celebration of the lives of Marcus and Sylvia Cloete by their children and grandchildren.

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 .
CHRISTMAS SERVICES
NEW YEAR'S DAY EUCHARIST & LEVEE
PLEASE NOTE
QUILTS NEEDED

For our Christmas Eve children's service at 7 pm, the children sit on quilts in front of the altar. If you are able to lend us some colourful ones, that would be wonderful. They may be dropped off at the office on weekday mornings or brought to church on the Sundays before Christmas. Thanks so much!
NOW'S THE TIME...

To make sure that you make the most of your 2019 charitable donation tax credit! Please consider giving a Christmas gift to St John's this year so that our ministry may continue to its fullest.Thank you for your generosity!

OFFICE CLOSED

From Tuesday, December 24th through Wednesday, January 1st, the office will be closed.

This Week at St John's (TWSJ) will resume publication in the New Year.

Enjoy this wonderful season!
COMMUNITY THRIFT
SHOP HOURS

The Shop will be closed for the Christmas/New Year's holiday from Tuesday, December 24th, 2019 to Wednesday, January 1st, 2020.
The Shop will re-open on Thursday, January 2nd, 2020
MORE NEWS AND EVENTS!
ELGIN STREET
REOPENS

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.
Many other events are happening in our Diocese!

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

Please note: The Diocese is looking for people to serve as panel members to support The Refugee Ministry, you can find further info here
SCRIPTURE READINGS
NEXT TWO SUNDAYS
First Sunday after Christmas
Isaiah 63:7-9; Psalm 148; Hebrews 2:10-18; Matthew 2:13-23
The Epiphany of the Lord
Isaiah 60:1-6; Psalm 72:1-7, 10-14; Ephesians 3:1-12; Matthew 2:1-12
A BLESSED CHRISTMAS TO YOU ALL!
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