The Right Reverend Dennis Drainville
Job 23:1-9, 16-17; Psalm 22:1-15; Hebrews 4:12-16; Mark 10:17-31


Our Clergy
Beth+, Caroline+, John+, Gary+, Michael+

Our Diocese
For the volunteers of Anglican Pastoral Care, Ottawa Hospital, Civic and General Campuses, The Reverend Di Jaggassar, Chaplain, and Sheila Granger, Volunteer Coordinator. For all retired clergy of the Diocese of Ottawa.

The Anglican Church of Canada (ACC)
Bishop David Lehmann Clergy, and people of the Diocese of Caledonia.

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

Flowers This Sunday
The flowers are given to the glory of God and in loving memory of Robert Parke Cameron, husband of Isobel Cameron and father of Brian Cameron .

Parish Prayer Group
If you wish to have someone prayed for please email  
or call (613) 232-4500 ext 21.
New Parish Website!
Thanks to Dallas Frazer and Laura Macdonald for all their work on our new site.
Check it out at

psst: many photos in this newsletter contain clickable links to some of our new website pages, see how many you can find - enjoy!

For people who use the Sunday duties Roster please bookmark this link for
direct access to the Roster:
Sabbatical Glimpses

Kayaking off the Sleat Peninsula, Isle of Skye, Scotland.
Spending time in nature restores my energy, soothes my soul, and is the purest form of prayer that I know so much of my time was spent in this manner. Beth+
Homeless Jesus Statue at The Cathedral

Ottawa's Homeless Jesus is in the news this week
CBC news coverage is available here an on-line article:
and the news video is accessible from our St John's facebook page
Your Third Quarter Donation Statements
Parishioners are encouraged to pick up their statements at the back of the church this Sunday or next Sunday, October 21st. Your statement summarizes all donations to
St John’s from January 1 st to September 30 th, 2018.

Please review the statement for accuracy and if you have questions, please contact Peggy Lister, Envelope Secretary, by email ( or call the church office and leave a message.
Those statements not collected will be mailed out later in October.

Would you like to learn more about how to give to St John's? here is a link to info on our website:

Servers for 10.15 Service are needed

We are in need of more servers (those who carry the cross and candles and help at the altar during communion).

No prior knowledge is required and training will be provided. If you are interested, please be in touch with Beth+ ( or
613-232-4500 ext 12).
What's Happening!
October 18th is a
Third Thursday! at St John's

Find all the events for the week on our new events page on the website - including information about an opportunity for spending time in community on Third Thursdays at St John's - a chance to join us for a lovely coffee/tea visit at 10.30 am and then a peaceful Eucharist at noon in the Chancel.

Covenant Chain Link Gathering “ReconciliACTION”
Friday & Saturday, October 19th & 20th
Immaculata High School
(140 Main Street)
You are invited to explore what churches, public institutions and Indigenous organizations in the Ottawa-Gatineau region are doing to move forward with reconciliation. The NFB film  “Martha of the North,”  the story of an Inuit family who were relocated from their homes to Canada’s Far North to ensure Canada’s Arctic sovereignty, will be screened at 7 pm on Friday.

Saturday’s programme is from 8.30 am to 3 pm and will include presentations and workshops. Advance registration is $25 for students/non-wage earners and $40 for adults .

A light lunch will be provided. Please speak to Jane Maxwell for further information ( ).

Sunday October 21st
9-10 am, The Hall

It is time for a status update on the following items:
  • Financials - actuals versus budget, and forecast
  • Capital projects (The Wall, Restoration of South Transept and New Ramp, Brick Veneer)
  • overview of financials for all capital projects
  • update of work to be done and schedule for each project
  • Building Condition Assessment
  • Summary of report
  • Next steps
We will have a brief presentation on each of the three main topics and then open the floor to questions, so please bring your curiosity and your questions.
Centretown Churches

Sunday October 21st
2 pm, City Hall

Raising funds for the Centretown Emergency Food Centre so that they can support their mission to provide a supply of nourishing food to those in need. You can be a walker, or support others who are walking. So far, five members of St John’s will be walking so please join us!

Gay Richardson will collect donations at coffee hour on this Sunday and before and after the 10:15 service on October 21st. Cheques should be made payable to CCSAC. A donation of $10 or more will receive a tax receipt. Donations can also be made online: ( ).
Many thanks to those who have already donated to the Team!  
Potluck Supper & Hymn Sing

Sunday October 21st
5 pm, Hall

Let’s get together for supper and singing! After the potluck, we will gather around the piano in the church to sing. You can request a favourite hymn in advance. Enjoy a wide variety of music, from early Christian hymns to modern music. Gordon Johnston will tell stories about the hymns and the various saints and scallywags who wrote them!

Ottawa Art Gallery Tour

Wednesday October 24th
9.30 to noon, 10 Daly Ave.

An outing with our neighbours from First Baptist, Knox and St Theresa. Our local neighbourhood “4 Churches Group” invites you to tour the new Ottawa Art Gallery . After a 45 minute tour we will have a coffee break then meditate on a work from the gallery’s collection. There will be interpreters for the visually impaired. Everyone is invited to the fully accessible event. Transportation to the Gallery can be arranged. Please let us know if you plan to attend, and to get further information contact Vicki Robinson  

Journeying as Allies - Book Discussions

Sunday October 28th
2 pm to 4 pm
Julian of Norwich
(7 Rossland at Merivale Rd)

Explore Indigenous experience and knowledge through fiction and non-fiction. The first book will be “ Claiming Anishnaabe " by Lynn Gehl. Other dates are February 3rd, then in April and June).

Books are available in paperback, at the Public Library or from Leslie Giddings ( , 613-232-7124). To register, please email ( ). 
Open Doors are
Opening Again!

Now that the scaffolding has been removed we we have re-launched the Open Doors ministry Until we get more volunteers we will operate from Tuesday to Thursday, from 11.45 am to 1.15 pm. If you are a retiree or a student this is a wonderful opportunity to volunteer once a month on any day of your choosing. Not only is this a great chance to meet some new, interesting people who come to see our beautiful building or stop in to pray, it is also a terrific place to read in peace or catch up on some homework. A short training session will be offered in October, including how to access the on-line sign-up schedule. If this ministry interests you, please contact Linda Clippingdale  
*next* week

22nd Sunday after Pentecost
Job 38:1-7; Psalm 104:1-9, 25, 37b; Hebrews 5:1-10; Mark 10:35-45

St John the Evangelist Anglican Church
 154 Somerset St. W., Ottawa, ON K2P 0H8
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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