THIS WEEK AT
ST JOHN'S
TWENTIETH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
SCRIPTURE READINGS
Joel 2:23–32; Psalm 65; 2 Timothy 4:6–8, 16–18; Luke 18:9–14
TO REMEMBER THIS WEEK IN PRAYER
Parish
For our clergy and all who minister and worship here.

Diocese of Ottawa
Volunteers of Anglican Pastoral Care, Ottawa Hospital, Civic and General Campuses with the Reverend Di Jaggassar, Chaplain, and Sheila Granger, Volunteer Coordinator; all our Lutheran friends on Reformation Sunday.

Anglican Church of Canada (ACC)
Archbishop Melissa Skelton, clergy, and people of the Diocese of New Westminster.

Evangelical Lutheran Church of Canada (ELCIC)
The dean, council, and congregations of the Atlantic Conference of the Eastern Synod.

Flowers this Sunday
The flowers are given to the glory of God by Marcela Gaxiola in thanksgiving for the gift of grandchildren and the joy that they bring (chancel altar) and in loving memory of Elizabeth Fox by her sister Gloria (nave altar).

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

Wednesday, October 30th
7 pm, Chapel
During this last session, the Rector will lead us in exploring our surroundings, movement and music, as we pray. Please let Beth know that you are attending, so that sufficient supplies are available for participants. All are welcome!
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.
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.

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.
WE NEED YOUR HELP!
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.
YOUR DONATION STATEMENTS

Parishioners are encouraged to pick up their Third Quarter Statements at the back of the church on Sunday October 27th or Sunday, November 3rd. The Third Quarter Statement summarizes all donations to St John’s from Jan. 1, 2019 to Sep. 30, 2019. Please review the statement for accuracy and contact our Envelope Secretary Peggy, if you have any questions ( peggylister@rogers.com  or call the church office to leave a message for Peggy. 

Want to know more about ways to support St John's? Great info on our website: www.stjohnsottawa.com/collections/donate
A NEW FEATURE
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 .
SCRIPTURE READINGS
NEXT SUNDAY
All Saints
Daniel 7:1–3, 15–18; Psalm 149; Ephesians 1:11–23; Luke 6:20–31
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