THIS WEEK AT
ST JOHN'S
"With nature in its power and beauty,
with snow and wind and sunshine..."

FIFTH SUNDAY AFTER THE EPIPHANY
SCRIPTURE READINGS
Isaiah 43:4a, 5a, 8-10b, 15-21; Psalm 96; Luke 5:1-6
FEBRUARY PREACHING SERIES
The Environment,
Scripture and Spirituality

Make sure that you tune in, in person or online, as The Reverend Canon Dr Gary Hauch and The Reverend Dr Caroline Ducros tackle this interesting and relevant theme. www.stjohnsottawa.com/staff
TO REMEMBER THIS WEEK IN PRAYER
Our Clergy
Beth, Caroline, Dennis, John, Gary, Michael

Our Diocese 
Bishop John Chapman; Bishop Michael Bird; The Parish of the St. Lawrence, The Reverend Patrick Stephens,The Reverend Colin McFarland, The Reverend Deacon Richard Matthias; and the Regional Deans in the Diocese of Ottawa.

Our Companion Diocese of Jerusalem
Christ Church, Nazareth, Israel

The Anglican Church of Canada (ACC)
Bishop John Watton, people, and clergy of the Diocese of Central Newfoundland.

The Evangelical Lutheran Church of Canada (ELCIC)
The dean, council, and congregations of the Two Rivers, Nith Valley and Niagara Areas of the Eastern Synod.

Parish Prayer Group
If you wish to have someone prayed for please send an email to
prayer-request@stjohnsottawa.ca  or call (613) 232-4500 ext 21.
PLEASE NOTE!
GENERAL SYNOD 2019
Our Primate, Archbishop Fred Hiltz, asks for our prayers as General Synod prepares to meet this July in Vancouver.
OPEN DOORS
Elgin Street may be under construction but our Doors are Open, Monday to Thursday, 11.45 am to 1.15 pm. Come in, enjoy the beautiful space, eat your lunch, visit with one of our hosts, say a prayer...

And a huge thank you to Linda, who has coordinated this ministry since its inception, and is "retiring" this month. We deeply appreciate you! A new coordinator will hopefully be appointed soon.
Sunday Duty Roster
Time to Update!
The next roster schedule will be for March, April and May. This will include scheduling for Ash Wednesday, Holy Week and Easter Services.

Please login and update your availability by  Wednesday, February 13th. 

The roster log-in page is at this link:  www.stjohnsottawa.ca/roster . When you sign in to update your availability please also check the Roster List to make sure you are listed for the right tasks. If there are any changes please email Jo: cassie.jo46@gmail.com Jo can also assist with any difficulties signing in.

Many thanks to all the Sunday Ministry volunteers!
CORNERSTONE IS HIRING AN
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Due to the retirement of their current leader Sue Garvey, Cornerstone is seeking an exceptional individual to assume the role of Executive Director. More info on this opportunity is available at the website: www.cornerstonewomen.ca

Cornerstone Housing for Women offers emergency shelter and supportive housing for a diversity of women. Cornerstone is one of the Community Ministries of the Anglican Diocese of Ottawa.
WHAT'S HAPPENING?
SUNDAY SKATING
Sunday, February 10th
After the 8 am service

Come and worship at 8 am and then enjoy a skate at the City Hall Rink of Dreams. Afterwards, we will return to St John’s for hot chocolate and snacks.
RECTOR'S PUB NIGHT
Monday, February 11th
6.30 pm
Army Officers' Mess

Enjoy a night of meeting others from St John’s in a beautiful venue (right across the street from the church at 149 Somerset Street), over refreshments and snacks. All are welcome!

Drinks are at your own cost, and if you are able to make a donation to defray costs, thank you! 

Please observe the Mess’ custom of not wearing blue jeans www.stjohnsottawa.com/events
THURSDAY A.M.
Thursday, February 21st
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. www.stjohnsottawa.com/events
CoSA Training Info Session
Tuesday, March 5th

Circles of Support and Accountability (CoSA) Ottawa is holding their spring volunteer training soon – and invite St John’s parishioners to attend.
 
CoSA is a volunteer-based reintegration program that assists individuals who have served a prison sentence for a sexual offence(s) and seek CoSA’s help,  voluntarily , in their journey to develop a meaningful, crime-free life in the community.
 
The ‘Core Member ‘ and 3 or 4 volunteers comprise a Circle, meeting as a group and individually on a regular basis to work on goals and address challenges that arise. Volunteers are required to commit to approximately two hours/week for a minimum period of one year. The experience can be very rewarding – being part of the solution in reducing victimization by helping to shape a person’s second chance at a good and responsible life.
 
To learn more, sign up for the one-hour  Information Session  on  Tuesday, March 5th  email  admin@cosa-ottawa.ca . For information about the full Basic Training go to CoSA's website: www.cosa-ottawa.ca/training  or call 613 288-2284.
PWRDF
ASH WEDNESDAY SUPPER
Wednesday, March 6th
5:30 pm
The Well

This year the Primate's World Relief and Development Fund (PWRDF) is celebrating its 60th anniversary, and we are pleased to welcome as our speaker, Albert Dumont, Algonquin Spiritual Teacher in Residence at Christ Church Cathedral. All are welcome to this educational and fundraising event!

We would be most grateful for contributions of home-made soup, butter or rolls/bread. Please sign up on the sheets posted on the bulletin board in the hallway.

Our Ash Wednesday service will follow at 7.30 pm.
MARK YOUR CALENDAR!
  • Sunday, February 24th, 9 am - Pre-Vestry Budget Info Meeting
  • March 3rd, Noon - St John's Vestry Meeting
  • March 5th - Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper with St Luke's
  • March 6th - Ash Wednesday Ashes to Go, PWRDF Supper, Evening Service
  • March 20th, 27th, April 3rd, 7 pm - Praying in an Age of Uncertainty with Bishop Dennis
MORE EVENTS & NEWS
Many other events are happening
throughout our dynamic Diocese!

Check-out these two events and more in the latest Diocesan Newsletter at this link: Diocese e-news link

A Theology of Play Workshop
An Invitation to Celebrate Sue Garvey's Retirement
NEXT SUNDAY
SCRIPTURE READINGS
Sixth Sunday after The Epiphany
Isaiah 24:4-6; Psalm 8; Luke 6:17-26
ST JOHN THE EVANGELIST
ANGLICAN CHURCH

www.stjohnsottawa.ca
 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 
Dr Gordon Johnston, FRCCO, Organist and Choirmaster 
Laura Macdonald, Church Administrator 
Brian Cameron, Rector’s Warden 
 Detlef Dransch, Peoples' Warden
Kathleen Arsenault, Deputy Warden