THIS WEEK AT
ST JOHN'S
LAST SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST:
REIGN OF CHRIST
SCRIPTURE READINGS
Jeremiah 23:1–6; Colossians 1:11–20; Luke 23:33–43
TO REMEMBER THIS WEEK IN PRAYER
Parish
For our clergy and all who minister and worship here.

Diocese of Ottawa
St Margaret’s, Vanier, The Reverend Jason Pollick, The Reverend Aigah Attagutsiak, The Reverend Steven Zytveld; members of the Outreach Committee, its subcommittees and working groups.

Anglican Church of Canada (ACC) & Evangelical Lutheran Church of Canada (ELCIC)
The members of the Joint Anglican-Lutheran Commission.

Flowers this Sunday
Given to the glory of God and in loving memory of Eric Turner by John and Patricia Turner his parents. ..

As We Elect 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 .
WHAT'S HAPPENING?
BAPTISM

Sunday, November 24th
10.15 am
Gwendolyn Spraakman Dowie will be baptized at the 10.15 am service. Come and enjoy some cake at coffee hour afterwards to welcome her!
Neighbourhood Seniors' Social Lunch

Friday, November 29th
Noon, St Theresa's Roman Catholic Church
(Somerset & Cartier)
Come and engage with new people! And please encourage an isolated friend to come along and meet some folks from our neighbourhood. Please enter through the elevator entrance on Cartier.
ADVENT WREATH MAKING

Sunday, December 1st
9 am, Hall
On this first Sunday of Advent, come and make a wreath of real boughs for use at home throughout the season. Wooden forms and candles will be provided for $10 per wreath
(or pay what you can). Please bring a breakfast snack to share and greenery if you have access to any. This is a fun event for ALL ages! For more information please contact Sherrie.
CHRISTMAS
CONCERT

Sunday, December 1st
2 pm, Woodroffe United &
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.

For more information and to purchase tickets, 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!
PLEASE NOTE
CHURCH ADMINISTRATOR IS AWAY

Laura is on vacation and will return to the office on Monday, December 2nd. Our dedicated office volunteers will be on site as usual, Monday to Friday, 9 am to noon.
PWRDF CHRISTMAS CARDS

The Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund Christmas Cards are on sale at coffee time after the 10.15 am service. A donation of $25 or more per package is suggested to support the important work of PWRDF.
CHURCH CALENDAR

You can get the best calendar deal in town for $5, on sale in the hall following the 10.15 am service!
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
First Sunday of Advent
Isaiah 2:1-5; Psalm 122; Romans 13:11-14; Matthew 24:36-44
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