THIS WEEK AT
ST JOHN'S
CORNERSTONE PRINCETON AVENUE
Thanks to your donations, both individually and as a parish, Cornerstone Housing, one of our Diocesan Community Ministries, has built a beautiful new housing community that provides a comforting home for 42 women who need moderate support. The women who live in this new space in Ottawa’s west end are transitioning out of crisis, but still need some help living in the community.
FOURTH SUNDAY IN LENT
SCRIPTURE READINGS
Joshua 5:9-12; Psalm 32; 2 Corinthians 5:16-21; Luke 15:1-3, 11b-32
TO REMEMBER THIS WEEK IN PRAYER
Our Clergy
Beth, Caroline, Dennis, John, Gary, Michael

Our Diocese 
Bishop John Chapman and Bishop Michael Bird; St Paul's, Almonte, The Reverend Jonathon Kouri.

Our Companion Diocese of Jerusalem
St Paul's Church, Shefa'Amr, Israel.

The Anglican Church of Canada (ACC)
The theological colleges and training programs within the Ecclesiastical Province of Canada: The Atlantic School of Theology, Montreal Diocesan Theological College, and Queen’s College.

The Evangelical Lutheran Church of Canada (ELCIC)
The dean, council, and congregations of the Northwestern Ontario 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 .
WHAT'S HAPPENING?
POTLUCK BRUNCH
Sunday, March 31st
8.45 to 10 am, Parish Hall

Bring your favourite brunch treat to share, meet new people, and enjoy great conversation with members of St John's!
WINE TASTING TICKETS ON SALE
Sunday, March 31st
& April 7th
Parish Hall

Get your tickets to this event! $40 per person. Or you can buy them online. Eventbrite - Wine Tasting

For more information or donations, contact Adrian
LENTEN WEEKDAY EUCHARIST
Wednesdays During Lent April 3rd, 10th
12.15 pm

An opportunity to pause midweek and spend some moments in communal prayer. All welcome!
PRAYING IN AN AGE OF UNCERTAINTY
Wednesday, April 3rd
7 to 8.30 pm, Chapel

It sometimes seems that the problems in our society and the world are too difficult to understand and respond to with prayer. And yet, we do have an obligation to respond to Paul’s encouragement to “pray without ceasing.” If ever prayer was needed: it is now. Over three weeks, this workshop will approach, in practical terms, the Why, How, When and Where to engage in prayer. Led by our Bishop in Residence, Dennis Drainville. Please join us! Praying in an Age of Uncertainty
BETH'S SABBATICAL ADVENTURES
Wednesday, April 10th
7 pm, Parish Hall

Our Rector will show slides and share stories from her sabbatical trip to England and Scotland in May/June 2018, and reflect on reconciliation, connection, soul-time and pilgrimage.
WEST ISLAND
WOMEN'S RETREAT
Friday, April 26th to
Sunday, April 28th
Pierrefonds, Quebec

This silent retreat will take place at the Ermitage Ste-Croix Convent, not far from the Cap St-Jacques Nature Park. It is in a lovely area by the Lake of Two Mountains with plenty of outdoor space for walking.  
The spiritual director will be The Reverend Michelle Eason from St Michael and All Angels Church in Pierrefonds. The cost is $180 and the registration deadline is April 13th. Please contact Lyse Morin for more information: lysebrian2@gmail.com
ETERNAL LIGHT
A REQUIEM
Sunday, April 14th
2 pm, St John's

Friday, April 19th
7.30 pm
Kanata United Church

A Requiem is a musical prayer for those who have died. St John's Choir will present a new Requiem entitled "Eternal Light" by the British composer Howard Goodall. This beautiful, reflective music sets a mood that allows listeners to bring to memory those loved ones who have passed on. Organ, piano and harp accompaniment.

For further information or to purchase tickets, www.eternallight.ca
HOLY WEEK AND EASTER SERVICES

Palm Sunday - April 14th
8 am - Blessing of Palms and Communion
10.15 am - Procession with Palms and Communion

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday in Holy Week - April 15th, 16th, 17th
5.30 pm - Night Prayers (with Prayers for Healing on Wednesday)

Maundy Thursday - April 18th
7.30 pm - Foot-washing, Communion, and Stripping of the Altar

Good Friday - April 19th
Noon - The Celebration of the Lord's Passion

Holy Saturday - April 20th
8 pm - The Great Vigil of Easter with Renewal of Baptismal Vows, in Conjunction with
St Luke's, Followed by Refreshments

Easter Sunday - April 21st
8 am - Easter Communion
10.15 am - Easter Communion
MARK YOUR CALENDAR!
  • April 26th, 7-9 pm - Art Credo Vernissage
  • April 27th to May 12th - Art Credo Art Exhibit & Sale at St John's
  • May 11th, 7-10 pm - Wine Tasting Event at St John's

MORE EVENTS & NEWS
Many other events are happening
throughout our dynamic Diocese!

Check-out events like these, and more, in the latest Diocesan Newsletter at this link:

  • The Bishop's Gala - Dinner and Silent Auction May 8th
  • Welcoming Homes: A Diocesan Forum on Affordable Housing May 11th
  • Job Posting: Centre 454 is Hiring a new Executive Director
PWRDF APPEAL
MOZAMBIQUE AND ZIMBABWE
Are you looking for ways to support those devastated by Cyclone Idai? Please find information on this at our National PWRDF website link here ---> www.pwrdf.org
PLEASE NOTE
ON VACATION
Our Administrator Laura is on vacation, returning to the office on April 8th.

Please support our wonderful Office Volunteers who will be on site, as usual, weekdays 9 am to noon.
LIKE OUR COMMUNION BREAD?
You can buy it and much more at The Brown Bag Bakery, across the street on Elgin. Please shop locally, as the construction is taking a toll on our Elgin Street businesses.
EASTER FLOWERS
You can help the Altar Guild decorate the church for Easter and remember your loved ones with flowers. Make your donation to St John's noting that it is for Easter 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 or drop it off at the Office.
ANGLICAN JOURNAL &
OTTAWA CROSSTALK
YOU MUST *CONFIRM*
If you are current subscriber to the Anglican Journal or you wish to receive the Anglican Journal you need to *confirm* your subscription!

Here is an on-line link to a FORM and an alternative phone # option - to submit your info that the Journal requires:
NEXT SUNDAY
SCRIPTURE READINGS
Fifth Sunday in Lent
Isaiah 43:16-21; Psalm 126; Philippians 3:4b-14; John 12:1-8
ST JOHN THE EVANGELIST
ANGLICAN CHURCH

 154 Somerset Street West, Ottawa, ON K2P 0H8
613-232-4500
office@stjohnsottawa.ca
On facebook! here ---> StJfb

 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 
Dr Gordon Johnston, FRCCO, Organist and Choirmaster 
Laura Macdonald, Church Administrator 
Detlef Dransch, Rector’s Warden 
Kathleen Arsenault, Peoples' Warden
Bev Humphries, Deputy Warden