THIS WEEK AT
ST JOHN'S
NINETEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
SCRIPTURE READINGS
Jeremiah 31:27–34; Psalm 119:97–104; 2 Timothy 3:14–4:5; Luke 18:1–8
TO REMEMBER THIS WEEK IN PRAYER
Our Clergy
Beth, Caroline, John, Gary, Dennis, Michael.

Our Diocese 
Our upcoming Diocesan Synod (October 24th to 26th); our Diocesan Conferences and Events Coordinator, Heidi Fawcett; and all retired clergy of the Diocese of Ottawa..

The Anglican Church of Canada (ACC)
Bishop Lynne McNaughton, clergy, and people of the Diocese of Kootenay.

The Evangelical Lutheran Church of Canada (ELCIC)
The dean, council, and congregations of the Vancouver Island Conference of the British Columbia Synod.

Flowers this Sunday
The flowers at the chancel altar are given to the glory of God and in loving memory of Vera and Denis Carter, godparents of Mary Ann Varley (nee Carter).
 
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?
EMBODIED PRAYER

Wednesdays,
October 16th, 23rd & 30th
7 pm, Chapel
In the spring, Bishop Dennis led sessions on Praying in an Age of Uncertainty. Now let’s put those learnings into practice with all our senses! Our Rector will facilitate these evenings of discovery - creating a prayer net in the church; learning about tactile prayer resources (beads, finger labyrinths, etc); exploring pilgrimage and walking prayer. Please let Beth know that you are attending, so that sufficient supplies are available for participants. Come for one session or for all!
THURSDAY A.M.

Thursday, October 17th
10.30 am, The Hall
Thursday AM is a gathering of folks on the 3rd Thursday of each month, at which lively conversation is enjoyed over coffee, tea and cookies. All are most welcome!
Friday & Saturday, October 18th & 19th
Covenant Chain Link is an event organized by the local churches and school boards to build bridges of understanding between Indigenous and Non Indigenous peoples in the Ottawa-Gatineau area. Celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, Covenant Chain Link is focusing on the revitalization of Indigenous languages. Our guest speaker will be Dr. Niiga’an Sinclair from the University of Manitoba. A cultural evening will take place on Friday at The Bronson Centre, Mac Hall from 7 to 10 pm. The main event will take place at Confederation High School, 1645 Woodroffe (next to Nepean Sports Complex) from 9 am to 3 pm on Saturday. Cost is $45 and $25 for students and the non waged. For more information please visit the website: Covenant Chainlink X.
FUNERAL FOR
KITTY COCKS

Sunday, October 20th
2 pm, Christ Church Cathedral
(414 Sparks Street)
Please join Harvie, family and friends, to remember Kitty and celebrate her life.

JOURNEYING AS ALLIES
READING GROUP

Sunday, October 20th
2 pm, Julian of Norwich
(7 Rossland Avenue)
The All My Relations Reading Group "Journeying as Allies" is back by popular demand! At the first gathering this year the group will be discussing " The Case of Windy Lake " by Cree author Michael Hutchinson - the author has been invited to attend the gathering. Two copies of each book are available to borrow from the office of Julian of Norwich . The books can be signed in and out - being returned in a 'timely manner'. Some are also available as e-books and in hard copy from the public library.
DIOCESAN SYNOD
OPENING EUCHARIST

Thursday, October 24th
7 pm, Christ Church Cathedral
(414 Sparks Street)
All are welcome to attend this Eucharist which opens our annual Diocesan Synod. Bishop John Chapman will preach and preside, and a reception will follow.
CoSA INFORMATION SESSION

Tuesday, October 29th, 6 pm
211 Bronson Ave.
CoSA Ottawa is a volunteer-based reintegration program that assists individuals who have been incarcerated for a sexual offense(s) and seek CoSA’s help, voluntarily, in their effort to develop a meaningful, crime-free life in the community. Studies indicate that CoSA helps to reduce re-offense rates by 70% to 80% and, based on the Canadian CoSA model, it now operates in many countries world-wide.

CoSA is looking for volunteers who are able to commit to approx. 2 hours/week for a minimum of one year. This Information Session is open to anyone interested, with no obligation to become a volunteer. If you’re still interested after the Info Session and wish to attend the 16 hour Basic Training that follows, visit CoSA Training for details and dates, or contact Susan.
CATHEDRAL ARTS
DINNER LECTURE SERIES

Monday, November 4th
6 pm, Christ Church Cathedral
(414 Sparks Street)
Valerie Galley Bellegarde will speak about Indigenous language reclamation and revitalization, and what we can do. A delicious buffet dinner will be served by Wawatay Catering from Kitigan Zibi, and proceeds of the event will go to First Nations University of Canada.

Tickets are $65 person and the purchasing deadline is October 27th. Please see the website for tickets.

WE NEED YOUR HELP!
COFFEE TIME

Following the 10.15 am service is our coffee hour and we really need some more volunteers. Training is provided, you don't have to do it every week, no baking is required, and it is a lovely way to provide hospitality. Ask a friend to join you and sign up as a team! Please contact Gay for more info and to volunteer.
FLOWER ARRANGING


Do you enjoy flowers and floral arranging? St John’s has a team that ensures the flowers look beautiful on Sundays, and some new members would be welcome. Many hands make light work (and beauty, in this case!). Please contact Vicki if you are interested.
COMMUNITY MINISTRIES
A great video about our 5 Anglican Community Ministries in Ottawa - including The Well/La Source right here at St John's.


PLEASE NOTE
ADMINISTRATOR AWAY

Laura our Administrator is away from Wednesday, October 16th until Tuesday, October 22nd.

Please support our dedicated Office Volunteers who will be on site to assist Monday to Friday 9 to noon.
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 WEEK
Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost
Joel 2:23–32; Psalm 65; 2 Timothy 4:6–8, 16–18; Luke 18:9–14
The All My Relations Reading Group "Journeying as Allies" is back by popular demand! At the first gathering this year the group will be discussing " The Case of Windy Lake " by Cree author Michael Hutchinson - the author has been invited to attend the gathering. Two copies of each book are available to borrow from the office of Julian of Norwich . The books can be signed in and out - being returned in a 'timely manner'. Some are also available as e-books and in hard copy from the public library.
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