THIS WEEK AT
ST JOHN'S
ALL SAINTS
SCRIPTURE READINGS
Daniel 7:1–3, 15–18; Psalm 149; Ephesians 1:11–23; Luke 6:20–31
TO REMEMBER THIS WEEK IN PRAYER
Parish
For our clergy and all who minister and worship here.

Diocese of Ottawa
St Luke’s, The Reverend Victoria Scott; hospital and nursing home ministries throughout our Diocese.

Companion Diocese of Jerusalem
St Luke’s Church, Marka, Jordan, and St John’s and St Luke’s Church, Haifa, Israel.

Anglican Church of Canada (ACC)
Bishop Larry Robertson, clergy, and people of the Diocese of Yukon.

Evangelical Lutheran Church of Canada (ELCIC)
The president, faculty, students, and staff of Lutheran Theological Seminary, Saskatoon.

Flowers this Sunday
The flowers are given to the glory of God and in loving memory of Hannah Griffin by her mother Beth Bretzlaff.

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?
TIME CHANGE

Saturday, November 2nd
Enjoy an extra hour of sleep and be all refreshed for Sunday morning worship!
POTLUCK & HYMN SING

Sunday, November 3rd
5 to 7 pm, Hall/Nave
Let’s get together for supper and singing! After the potluck, we will gather around the piano in the church to sing. You can request a favourite hymn in advance! Enjoy a wide variety of music, from early Christian hymns to modern music. Dr Gordon Johnston will tell stories about the hymns and the various saints and scallywags who wrote them and Josh Zentner-Barrett will play the piano and organ.
NATIONAL HOUSING DAY

Sunday, November 17th
2 pm, City Hall

Come and share in this important day, as St John's will be receiving the Tulipathon Award. It is a wonderful event to attend and meet others involved in homelessness and housing.
THURSDAY A.M.
WITH ALBERT DUMONT

Thursday, November 21st
10.30 am, Hall
Thursday AM is a gathering of folks on the 3rd Thursday of each month. In November, Algonquin Spiritual Teacher in Residence at Christ Church Cathedral, Albert Dumont, will introduce us to his book of poetry, Sitting by the Rapids.  All are most welcome!

See Albert's website for more information, and especially his recent articles, "Autumn Teachings" and "Anglican Apology".

OTTAWA ANGLICAN CURSILLO WOMEN'S WEEKEND

November 22nd to 24th
Is God calling you into a deeper relationship? A Cursillo Weekend experience may be what you are looking for. You will find learning, laughter, music, worship and unconditional love with people like you, growing in faith.

The weekend theme is “Do not worry about your life: consider the lilies.” (Matthew 6: 25, 28) If you are interested in attending or learning more, please contact Lyse to register before November 10th . More information is also available on the OACM website .
PLEASE NOTE
CHURCH CALENDAR

You can get the best calendar deal in town for $5, on sale in the hall following the 10.15 am service!
DONATION STATEMENTS

Please pick up your Third Quarter Statements at the entrance of the church this Sunday. This statement summarizes all donations to St John’s from January 1st to September 30th, 2019. Please review it for accuracy and contact our Envelope Secretary Peggy if you have any questions. Want to know more about ways to support St John's? Great info on our website .
PWRDF CHRISTMAS CARDS

Starting on Sunday November 10th the Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund Christmas Cards will be 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.
CHRISTMAS
SHOPPING IDEA!

Support PWRDF through the "World of Gifts" which allows you to purchase items needed by relief programs overseas and here Canada. Buy a unique Christmas gift for your family or friends and support PWRDF at the same time!

The World of Gifts flyer can be found online.

PRAYER IN THE PARISH
FINGER LABYRINTHS

Finger labyrinths, created on paper or with paper clips, are a wonderful, focused way to pray. These were created by participants in the Embodied Prayer sessions. If you would like to receive the handouts to help you create your own, please just be in touch with the Rector.
PRAYER NET

Thanks to a former parishioner who donated an authentic Maritimes fishing net and the participants of the Embodied Prayer workshop, we now have a prayer net at St John's: "You are invited to take a piece of wool and tie it to this net. Offer a prayer, a thought, a need, or let this ritual express the wordless prayer of your heart. Return as often as you would like. May this net be a visual reminder that we are held in God's love, and that we are here with and for each other."
MORE NEWS AND EVENTS!
Many other events are happening in our Diocese!

Check-out events and more in the Diocesan e-news .
News from our 2019 Diocesan Synod

The highlights report is available here
SCRIPTURE READINGS
NEXT SUNDAY
Remembrance Sunday
Haggai 1:15b–2:9; Psalm 145:1–5, 18–22; 2 Thessalonians 2:1–5, 13–17; Luke 20:27–38
Photo: Randal Storey
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