THIS WEEK AT
ST JOHN'S
THE LAST SUNDAY AFTER THE EPIPHANY
SCRIPTURE READINGS
Exodus 34:29-35; Psalm 99; 2 Corinthians 3:12-4:2; Luke 9:28-36
TO REMEMBER THIS WEEK IN PRAYER
Our Clergy
Beth, Caroline, Dennis, John, Gary, Michael

Our Diocese 
Bishop John Chapman; Bishop Michael Bird; The Ottawa Pastoral Counselling Centre, Sharon York, Executive Director, the staff, and clients; Members of the Diocesan Parish Ministry Committee, The Reverend Victoria Scott, Chair.

The Anglican Church of Canada (ACC)
Our bishops as they choose those to be nominated in the election of our next Primate at General Synod in July.

The Evangelical Lutheran Church of Canada (ELCIC)
Peace Latvian Lutheran Church, Ottawa, Pastor Ilmars Zvirgzds (pronounced ILL-mars Zveer-goods).

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.
THANK YOU...
TO GARY & CAROLINE
For their fine preaching and teaching on the environment, scripture and spirituality during February!

And be sure to check our upcoming events for more on this theme.
WHAT'S HAPPENING?
NOTICE OF VESTRY
Sunday, March 3rd
Noon, Nave

Join us for our annual parish decision making and budget setting meeting, and please bring snacks to share before we get down to Vestry business!

While anyone may attend and observe, Canon C5.02.2 of the Diocese of Ottawa specifies that those eligible to vote at Vestry must be “a member of this congregation… of the full age of sixteen years… a regular worshipper with this congregation… a supporter of this congregation by regular contributions to its maintenance… do not intend to vote as a member of any other Vestry in the election of Churchwardens or of Members of Synod during the ensuing year.” Those who are not voting members will have separate seating.
SHROVE TUESDAY
PANCAKE SUPPER
Tuesday, March 5th
5:30 to 7.30 pm, St Luke's

2 Anglican Parishes + 2 Anglican Community Ministries + Pancakes and Sausages = A great evening of food and fellowship! St Luke’s Anglican Church, St John the Evangelist Anglican Church, St Luke’s Table, and The Well are pleased to be working collaboratively on this event. A free will offering will be gratefully received.

For catering purposes tickets are required and are available at St Luke's Table and The Well, at the St Luke's and St John's church offices, or on-line at www.eventbrite.ca/e/pancake-supper-tickets

You won’t want to miss it!
ASH WEDNESDAY SERVICES
Wednesday, March 6th

Ashes to Go
Noon to 1 pm and 4.30 to 5.30 pm

A drop-in, short, quiet, reflective opportunity to reflect and repent

Ash Wednesday Liturgy
7.30 pm

A moving, communal experience of receiving ashes and communion

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.

GOD AND NATURE WORKSHOP:
EXPLORING THE CONNECTION THROUGH CONVERSATION, MUSIC, AND A LABYRINTH WALK
Saturday, March 9th
9.30 am to Noon, St Luke's (760 Somerset Street West)

Interested in learning more about how our faith in God connects with the natural world we live in…and deepening that connection? Then join us for two half-day workshops that will engage both our minds and bodies through scripture, poetry, conversation, silence, music, walks (both in nature and in a labyrinth), and more. A second workshop, "God in Nature: Deepening the Connection with an Immersive Walk in the Gatineau Hills," will take place during the Easter season, details to follow. www.stjohnsottawa.com/events
LENTEN WEEKDAY EUCHARIST
Wednesdays During Lent March 13th, 20th, 27th, April 3rd
12.15 pm

An opportunity to pause midweek and spend some moments in communal prayer. All welcome!
MARK YOUR CALENDAR!
  • March 17th to April 11th - Bishop Dennis is in Residence at St John's
  • March 20th, 27th, April 3rd, 7 pm - Praying in an Age of Uncertainty with Bishop Dennis
  • April 10th, 7 pm - Beth's Sabbatical Adventures
  • April 26th to 28th, - West Island Women's Retreat, Pierrefonds Quebec
  • April 26th, 7-9 pm - Art Credo Vernissage
  • April 27th to May 12th - Art Credo Art Exhibit & Sale at St John's

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

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

Planet kindness ideas - using less plastic during Lent
Marriage Prep Courses
A Lenten Quiet Day with Sr. Elizabeth Anne Eckert SSJD
PLEASE NOTE
SUNDAY DUTY ROSTER
HAS BEEN UPDATED
If you are a Sunday Volunteer please note the on-line schedule and roster has been updated for Services in the next 3 months including extra dates for Ash Wednesday, Holy Week and Easter.

You can find the Roster on-line at this link: stjohnsottawa.ca/roster

If you need assistance with the on-line roster tools please be in touch with Jo at cassie.jo46@gmail.com
NEXT SUNDAY
SCRIPTURE READINGS
First Sunday in Lent
Deuteronomy 26:1-11; Psalm 91:1-2, 9-16; Romans 10:8b-13; Luke 4:1-13
ST JOHN THE EVANGELIST
ANGLICAN CHURCH

www.stjohnsottawa.ca
 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 
Brian Cameron, Rector’s Warden 
 Detlef Dransch, Peoples' Warden
Kathleen Arsenault, Deputy Warden