THIS WEEK AT
ST JOHN'S
Guest Preacher

This Sunday w e will welcome The Right Reverend Dennis Drainville (retired Bishop of Quebec) as the preacher.

READINGS THIS WEEK

The Epiphany of the Lord
Isaiah 60:1-6; Psalm 72:1-7, 10-14; Ephesians 3:1-12; Matthew 2:1-12
TO REMEMBER THIS WEEK IN PRAYER

In Our Parish
Please keep Baby Béatrice, her family and Godparents in your prayers this week as they prepare for her Baptism next Sunday.

Our Clergy
Beth, Caroline, John, Gary, Michael

Our Diocese
Church of the Epiphany, Gloucester The Reverend Geoff Chapman and The Reverend Alana McCord.

The Anglican Church of Canada (ACC)
National Anglican Indigenous Bishop Mark MacDonald, and the Anglican Council of Indigenous People.

The Evangelical Lutheran Church of Canada (ELCIC)
Bishop Michael Pryse, people, and rostered ministers of the Eastern Synod .

Sunday's Flowers
The flowers this Sunday are given in thanksgiving for the lives of Isobel, Nicola and Anna Cameron. Also this week flowers are given in loving memory of John Patten and Paul and Erika Busing by Monica Patten, her children, and the whole Busing family.

Parish Prayer Group
If you wish to have someone prayed for please email  prayer-request@stjohnsottawa.ca  
or call (613) 232-4500 ext 21.
New Year Recommendations

Beth found this lovely image to share. Looks like there are 26 ideas to get us thinking about what we might want to focus on in 2019.

In your resolutions did you think about how you might help-out at St John's this year? here are some great links to information about how you can get involved
Community Outreach ideas can be found here: Community Outreach
Helping with Sunday Services can be found here: Sundays at St Johns
snapshot! from Christmas Eve Children's Service
CHURCH FLOWERS

Each Sunday, you have the opportunity to give flowers in memory of someone or in celebration and thanksgiving. Please sign up for a certain date or occasion on the flower calendar posted on the bulletin board, or send us an email.

If you have questions about the process, please contact Vicki Milnes ( vickimilnes705@rogers.com ) or Laura, our Church Administrator ( office@stjohnsottawa.ca ).
Sunday Offerings
Envelopes or PAR

Your 2019 offering envelopes are available at the back of the church. If you don’t find a package with your name on it, and you would like to use envelopes, please contact Peggy, our Envelope Secretary ( peggylister@rogers.com ) or call the church office. 

Also, don’t hesitate to contact Peggy if you would like to enroll in the convenient monthly Pre-Authorized direct debit option (PAR).

WHAT'S HAPPENING!
ELGIN STREET CONSTRUCTION NEWS

Heads-up! effective January 7th 2019 Elgin Street will be closed from Catherine to Somerset. Status and parking tips for the New Year are available on the Elgin Street Renewal website: ( www.ottawa.ca/elgin-street )
PASTORAL CARE
IN THE PARISH

Monday,
January 14th 7 pm
Come and learn about formal and informal pastoral care in the parish, as we move to having a new Pastoral Care Team at St John’s. Verna Nuttel, of the Ottawa Pastoral Care Training Course, will be our speaker and guide.
THURSDAY A.M.
SHARE YOUR STORY

Thursday,
January 17th 10.30 am
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. On alternating months there is a theme, and in January our life stories will be explored by appreciating each other’s first-person accounts ... more info about this can be found on our Events page: www.third_thursday_Event
BETH'S SABBATICAL ADVENTURES

Wednesday,
January 23rd – 7 pm
Beth will show slides and share stories from her time in England and Scotland, and reflect on reconciliation, connection, soul-time and pilgrimage.
HEARTBEAT OF THE CHURCH!

Sunday,
January 27th – noon
Our Primate is calling all of us, coast to coast to coast, to come together, form Conversation Circles, and join in dialogue, reflection, and prayer as the Church prepares for General Synod.

More about this event and The Primate's message on our Events page: www.heartbeatAtStJohns
SCRIPTURE READINGS 
*next* week

The Baptism of The Lord
Isaiah 43:1–7; Psalm 29; Acts 8:14–17, Luke 3:15-17, 21-22

St John the Evangelist Anglican Church
 www.stjohnsottawa.ca
 154 Somerset St. W., 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
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