THIS WEEK AT
ST JOHN'S
SECOND SUNDAY OF ADVENT
SCRIPTURE READINGS
Isaiah 11:1-10; Psalm 72:1-7, 18-19; Romans 15:4-13; Matthew 3:1-12
TO REMEMBER THIS WEEK IN PRAYER
Parish
For our clergy, volunteers, and all who minister and worship here.

Diocese of Ottawa
Centre 454, Darren Graham, Executive Director; all hospital and nursing home ministries.

Companion Diocese of Jerusalem
The Virgin Mary Episcopal Church, Irbid, Jordan.

Anglican Church of Canada (ACC)
Primate, Archbishop Linda Nicholls and staff of the Primate’s Office of the Anglican Church of Canada.

Evangelical Lutheran Church of Canada (ELCIC)
National Bishop Susan Johnson and national staff of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada.

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 and in loving memory of Elizabeth and Arch Atkinson by their daughter-in-law Emmy Verdun.

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 .
WHAT'S HAPPENING?
CHRISTMAS
CONCERT

Sunday, December 8th
2 pm, St John's
St John's Choir will be joined by the choirs of Woodroffe United Church and Kanata United Church as well as the Strings of St John's Chamber Orchestra to present a concert of music for the Christmas season.

Tickets available at the door, or for more information and to purchase tickets online, go to  www.Christmas2019.ca .

FINANCIAL UPDATE MEETING

Sunday, December 8th
9 am, Hall

Since last spring, the Rector, Wardens and Parish Council have been working hard on our financial situation. Meetings with the Bishop and the Diocesan Property and Finance Committee have happened. Creative thinking with regards to our 2020 budget, new endeavours and fundraising are in process. We have lots to share, so please come and participate!
SUPPORT THE WELL

Sundays, December 8th & 15th
Coffee Time, Hall

The women at The Well have made some cards, cookies and canned items for Christmas and these items will be available for sale. Come and shop for those you love and support our Diocesan Community Ministry!
THRIFT SHOP
CHRISTMAS SALE!

Sundays, December 8th & 15th
11:30 am, The Shop

Check out The Shop for Christmas gifts following the 10.15 am service! You never know what treasures you will find. Come and see what is for sale, meet some of our great volunteers, and learn about this important ministry.
PLEASE NOTE
DAILY
ADVENT MEDITATIONS

A Collaboration between AMOS, Community of the Cross of Nails, FBC Mantanzas, Peace Cathedral in TIblisi, Pullen Memorial Baptist Church, and The Seminary at Zimbabwe. Please sign up for our daily Advent emails!
May these daily emails will provide meaningful guidance for meditation throughout the Advent season.
LOBLAWS GIFT CARDS
GREAT STOCKING STUFFERS!

Buy them in the Parish Hall at coffee time and help St John’s to support affordable housing in Ottawa. Cards are available in a variety of denominations.
PWRDF'S WORLD OF GIFTS

Looking for a meaningful Christmas gift for your family or friends? Shop online at PWRDF’s World of Gifts and select a gift from among PWRDF’s partners and programs. Go to the website and order your gift. You may also call 1-866-294-6899 (9 am to 5 pm) to place your order. The World of Gifts flyer is also available at St John’s. Thank you for your support!
CHRISTMAS FLOWERS

You can help the Altar Guild decorate the church for Christmas and remember your loved ones with flowers. Make your donation to St John's, noting that it is for Christmas Flowers and if applicable, please include a note to indicate the names of the people to be remembered. You can put your donation in the collection plate any Sunday, drop it off at the Office, or donate online.
ELGIN STREET UPDATE

On the morning of Monday, December 16th, Elgin Street, from Laurier Avenue to Catherine Street, will re-open to two-way traffic!
 
Re-opening the road will welcome motorists, cyclists and OC Transpo routes 5, 14 and 114 back to Elgin Street. It will also create on-street parking along Elgin Street, and will revert side streets that were temporarily converted to two-way streets back to one-way streets.
 
Work along Elgin Street will resume in early 2020 with utility upgrades, including underground connections to properties and the removal of the existing wood hydro poles along the west side of the street. Following the utility work will be top lift asphalt, landscaping, public art installation and streetlighting in the spring. Very exciting!
MORE NEWS AND EVENTS!
Many other events are happening in our Diocese!

Check-out events and more in the Diocesan e-news .
SCRIPTURE READINGS
NEXT SUNDAY
Third Sunday of Advent
Isaiah 35:1-10; Canticle 18 (Luke 1:47-55); James 5:7-10; Matthew 11:2-11
CHRISTMAS SERVICES
SMILE FOR THE WEEK
Let us pray...
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