THIS WEEK AT
ST JOHN'S
FIFTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
SCRIPTURE READINGS
Jeremiah 8:18 – 9:1; Psalm 79:1–9; 1 Timothy 2:1–7; Luke 16:1–13
TO REMEMBER THIS WEEK IN PRAYER
Our Clergy
Beth, Caroline, John, Gary, Dennis, Michael.

Our Diocese 
St Helen’s, Orleans, The Venerable Susan Churchill-Lackey and The Reverend Canon Peter Lackey; the Open Table Ministry for university students.

The Anglican Church of Canada (ACC)
The Provincial Synod of the Ecclesiastical Province of British Columbia and Yukon.

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

Flowers this Sunday
Given to the glory of God and in celebration of the wedding of Patricia and Ted (chancel altar) and in loving memory of Eileen and Homer Thomas by their daughter Margot Cameron (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?
OPEN DOORS AT
ST JOHN'S

Mondays to Thursdays,
11.45 am to 1.15 pm
Do you have a couple of hours to welcome visitors to St John’s? It’s an easy and rewarding way to invite passers-by into our lovely space and tell them who we are and what goes on here. We will provide good training and make sure you have an experienced partner to learn from. You can choose which day works best for you, and decide if you want to do it once a week or once a month. For more information, please contact Monica monica.patten@rogers.com.   
JOIN THE CHOIR!

Thursdays at 7.30 pm
Have you ever thought of singing in the choir? Do you know of someone who might enjoy being a member of the choir? September, the beginning of the season, is a great time for new members to join.

For further information about joining the choir, please contact Gordon gordon@stjohnsottawa.ca
COMMUNITY MINISTRIES BREAKFAST OF HOPE

Thursday, September 26th
7.30 am, Christ Church Cathedral (414 Sparks Street)
You are invited to the Community Ministries of Ottawa Annual Breakfast of Hope.

This fundraiser (and silent auction) supports the crucial work of Centre 454, Cornerstone Housing for Women, Ottawa Pastoral Counselling Centre, St Luke’s Table and The Well. This year’s guest speaker is the Mayor of Ottawa – Mr. Jim Watson.

Tickets are $50 per person or $400 for a table of eight, and donations are welcome now or during the breakfast. Reserve your seat and make a donation online or send your cheque payable to Diocese of Ottawa (memo Breakfast of Hope). Income tax receipts will be provided for all donations. For more information call 613-232-7124: Heidi Fawcett (ext. 222) or Jane Scanlon (ext. 225). Thank you for your support!


SUNDAY BRUNCH

Sunday, September 29th
8.45 to 10 am, Parish Hall
Bring something to share and enjoy meeting new people from both Sunday services and beyond! Coffee will be provided.
GENERAL SYNOD Q&A

Sunday, September 29th,
Noon to 1 pm, Chapel
All you ever wanted to know about General Synod! Our Rector and Ann, who were members from the Diocese of Ottawa at this National Church meeting held in Vancouver in July, will be on hand to answer questions. Please feel free to email questions ahead of time to beth@stjohnsottawa.ca. Come, join the conversation!
FRIENDLY VISITING

Wednesday, October 2nd
7 pm, Chapel
Do you enjoy visiting with others in the parish but wonder when the visit crosses over into pastoral care? Come learn about the difference between friendly visiting and pastoral visiting, healthy boundaries, tips, and when it is time to refer to the pastoral care team or clergy. The evening will be facilitated by The Reverend Canon Hilary Murray, Pastoral Vicar at Christ Church Cathedral.

RIDE FOR REFUGE

Saturday, October 5th
8 am registration, Andrew Haydn Park
Join us on October 5, 2019 for the Ride for Refuge, a family-friendly cycling and walking fundraiser that supports charities who provide refuge and hope for displaced, vulnerable and exploited people everywhere. Bicyclists and walkers from our Diocese raising funds for PWRDF will gather at Andrew Hayden Park to walk 5 km or bike 10, 25, or 50 km.

If you can walk, ride, or volunteer, we'd love to have you participate. Please contact Henry htroup@acm.org You can find info about the Ride and all the details at at www.rideforrefuge.org/location/ottawa
Or If you'd like to donate, that's wonderful too! the PWRDF Ottawa fundraising page at
RECTORS' PUB NIGHT

Monday, October 7th
6.30 pm, Army Officers' Mess
(149 Somerset Street West)
The Rectors of St John’s and St Luke’s invite you to come and enjoy a drink (alcoholic or non), snack on some chips or pretzels, and meet new friends in the beautiful Army Officers' Mess. There is parking, as well as an accessible entrance from the lot, and the Mess has a dress code, so please wear something other than jeans, sweatpants or shorts. There will be a donation jar if you wish to help cover the rental cost. Looking forward to seeing you there!
BEREAVEMENT COURSE

Tuesdays, October 15th, 22nd 29th & November 12th
1.30 to 4 pm,
St Thomas The Apostle Church
(2345 Alta Vista Drive)
A bereavement course will be led by Rita Myers MSW, RSW an outstanding grief counsellor and group facilitator.

For further information or to register please contact Wayne Kauk w.kauk@sympatico.ca
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, employing different forms of embodied prayer – finger labyrinths, prayer net, Anglican rosaries, movement, and art. Please register with the Office so that sufficient supplies are available for participants. Come for one session or for all!
PLEASE NOTE
CLERGY CONFERENCE

September 23rd to
September 25th
Beth and Caroline are away at the annual Bishop's Clergy Conference. If you have a pastoral need, please contact the Pastoral Care Team
PWRDF RESPONDS TO HURRICANE DORIAN

How you can help!
Please keep the people affected by this disaster in your prayers. Donations can be made online at  pwrdf.org/give-today then click on Emergency Response.

Editor's note : I just tried this method of "texting a donation" it was so easy!
You can give on your phone by texting PWRDF to  45678 .

More info on PWRDF's response and other ways to make a donation emergency-bulletin-Dorian.pdf

BRIDGE ANYONE?

An invitation from St John's Bridge Club...

The club always welcomes new players. Each pair plays each other pair once. That averages to be about one game a month from September to the end of May.
Pairs make arrangements for playing in the home of one or the other pair. 
The season ends with a wind-up in June of a supper and pick-up game.
If you are interested, please contact Bill William Broughton
MORE NEWS AND EVENTS!
Many other events are happening in our dynamic Diocese!

Check-out events and more in the Diocesan e-news .

SCRIPTURE READINGS
NEXT WEEK
St Michael and All Angels
Genesis 28:10–17; Psalm 103:19–22; Revelation 12:7–12; John 1:47–51
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