THIS WEEK AT
ST JOHN'S
THIRD SUNDAY IN LENT
SCRIPTURE READINGS
Isaiah 55:1-9; Psalm 63:1-8; 1 Corinthians 10:1-13; Luke 13:1-9
TO REMEMBER THIS WEEK IN PRAYER
Our Clergy
Beth, Caroline, Dennis, John, Gary, Michael

Our Diocese 
Bishop John Chapman; Bishop Michael Bird; Parish of Huntley, The Reverend Baxter Park.

The Anglican Church of Canada (ACC)
Bishop Mary Irwin-Gibson, people, and clergy of the Diocese of Montreal.

Our Bishops as they meet to select nominees for the office of Primate: "Almighty God, giver of all good gifts, look on your Church with grace, and guide the minds of those who shall choose a Primate for our beloved Anglican Church of Canada, that we may receive a faithful servant who will care for your people and support us in our ministries; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen."

The Evangelical Lutheran Church of Canada (ELCIC)
The Assistant to the Bishop and the staff of the Manitoba-Northwestern Ontario Synod.

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?
INTERESTED IN BEING CONFIRMED OR RECEIVED INTO THE ANGLICAN CHURCH?
Sunday, March 24th, 31st, and April 7th
11.45 am to 1 pm

Bring your coffee, learn about the Anglican Church, and explore being confirmed or received! Bishop Dennis is looking forward to meeting with all who are curious.
LENTEN WEEKDAY EUCHARIST
Wednesdays During Lent March 27th, April 3rd
12.15 pm

An opportunity to pause midweek and spend some moments in communal prayer. All welcome!
PRAYING IN AN AGE OF UNCERTAINTY
Wednesday, March 27th & April 3rd
7 to 8.30 pm, Chapel

It sometimes seems that the problems in our society and the world are too difficult to understand and respond to with prayer. And yet, we do have an obligation to respond to Paul’s encouragement to “pray without ceasing.” If ever prayer was needed: it is now. Over three weeks, this workshop will approach, in practical terms, the Why, How, When and Where to engage in prayer. Led by our Bishop in Residence, Dennis Drainville. Please join us! Praying in an Age of Uncertainty
POTLUCK BRUNCH
Sunday, March 31st
8.45 to 10 am, Parish Hall

Bring your favourite brunch treat to share, meet new people, and enjoy great conversation with members of St John's!
BETH'S SABBATICAL ADVENTURES
Wednesday, April 10th
7 pm, Parish Hall

Our Rector will show slides and share stories from her sabbatical trip to England and Scotland in May/June 2018, and reflect on reconciliation, connection, soul-time and pilgrimage.
ETERNAL LIGHT
A REQUIEM
Sunday, April 14th
2 pm, St John's

Friday, April 19th
7.30 pm
Kanata United Church

A Requiem is a musical prayer for those who have died. St John's Choir will present a new Requiem entitled "Eternal Light" by the British composer Howard Goodall. This beautiful, reflective music sets a mood that allows listeners to bring to memory those loved ones who have passed on. Accompaniment is by organ, piano and harp.

For further information or to purchase tickets, visit  www.EternalLight.ca .
WEST ISLAND
WOMEN'S RETREAT
Friday, April 26th to
Sunday, April 28th
Pierrefonds, Quebec

This silent retreat will take place at the Ermitage Ste-Croix Convent, not far from the Cap St-Jacques Nature Park. It is in a lovely area by the Lake of Two Mountains with plenty of outdoor space for walking.  
The spiritual director will be The Reverend Michelle Eason from St Michael and All Angels Church in Pierrefonds. The cost is $180 and the registration deadline is April 13th . Please contact Lyse Morin for more information. lysebrian2@gmail.com
MARK YOUR CALENDAR!
  • April 26th, 7-9 pm - Art Credo Vernissage
  • April 27th to May 12th - Art Credo Art Exhibit & Sale at St John's
  • May 11th, 7-10 pm - Wine Tasting Event at St John's

MORE EVENTS & NEWS
Many other events are happening
throughout our dynamic Diocese!

Check-out events like these, and more, in the latest Diocesan Newsletter at this link:

  • Dementia Friendly Training March 25th
  • The Bishop's Gala - Dinner and Silent Auction May 8th
  • Welcoming Homes: A Diocesan Forum on Affordable Housing May 11th
  • Job Posting: Centre 454 is Hiring a new Executive Director
PWRDF APPEAL
MOZAMBIQUE AND ZIMBABWE
Are you looking for ways to support those devastated by Cyclone Idai? Please find information on this at our National PWRDF website link here ---> www.pwrdf.org
PLEASE NOTE
ON VACATION
Our Administrator Laura will be on vacation from 25 March through 7 April.

Please support our wonderful Office Volunteers who will be on site, as usual, weekdays 9 to noon.
EASTER FLOWERS
You can help the Altar Guild decorate the church for Easter and remember your loved ones with flowers. Make your donation to St John's noting that it is for Easter Flowers and, if applicable, please include a note to indicate the names of the people to be remembered.

You can put your donation in the collection plate any Sunday or drop it off at the Office.
ANGLICAN JOURNAL
&
OTTAWA CROSSTALK
YOU MUST *CONFIRM*
If you are current subscriber to the Anglican Journal or you wish to receive the Anglican Journal you need to *confirm* your subscription!

Here is an on-line link to a FORM and an alternative phone # option - to submit your info that the Journal requires:
DOES YOUR CREDIT CARD REWARD YOU
FOR BEING GENEROUS?
You can use your credit card to make donations to St John’s, and if you earn points with your card this may be a very attractive option!

To make a regular monthly donation through the Church’s Pre-Authorized Remittance (PAR) process, just send an email to the office and we will get the paperwork started for you office@stjohnsottawa.ca

You can also use your credit card on the Canada Helps website where you can make both regular monthly donations or send one-time gifts to respond to special appeals. See our St John’s page at Canada Helps https://tinyurl.com/help-StJE
NEXT SUNDAY
SCRIPTURE READINGS
Fourth Sunday in Lent
Joshua 5:9-12; Psalm 32; 2 Corinthians 5:16-21; Luke 15:1-3, 11b-32
ST JOHN THE EVANGELIST
ANGLICAN CHURCH

 154 Somerset Street West, Ottawa, ON K2P 0H8
613-232-4500
office@stjohnsottawa.ca
On facebook! here ---> StJfb

 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 
Detlef Dransch, Rector’s Warden 
Kathleen Arsenault, Peoples' Warden
Bev Humphries, Deputy Warden