Job 42:1-6, 10-17; Psalm 34:1-8; Hebrews 7:23-28; Mark 10:46-52


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

Our Diocese
Our Diocesan Synod (November 1 st to 3 rd ); our Diocesan Conferences and Events Coordinator, Heidi Danson, and our Lutheran sisters and brothers as they celebrate Reformation Sunday

Our Companion Diocese of Jerusalem
St Luke’s Church, Marka, Jordan and for St John’s & St Luke’s Church, Haifa, Israel.

The Anglican Church of Canada (ACC)
Archbishop Melissa Skelton, clergy, and people of the Diocese of New

The Evangelical Lutheran Church of Canada (ELCIC)
The dean, council, and congregations of the Atlantic Conference of the
Eastern Synod.

Flowers This Sunday
The flowers are given to the glory of God and in memory of Elizabeth Fox by her sister Gloria, and by Marcela Gaxiola in thanksgiving for the gift of her grandchildren (Mateo, Emilio, Krista and Tania), for her family and the joy that they bring.

Parish Prayer Group
If you wish to have someone prayed for please email  
or call (613) 232-4500 ext 21.
Thank You

Many thanks to Beth+, our Wardens Brian, Detlef, Kathleen, and our Treasurer TJ, for all their work to prepare and present the informative update last week on the state of St John’s finances and building plans.

Parking Tips!

You may have noticed that our parking spots on Elgin Street are not accessible these days due to Elgin Street construction but the underground parking lots at City Hall (110 Laurier Ave West) are now free on the weekends and are a pleasant 3 block walk to St John's.
The Indigo Lot next door to St John's on Somerset St is free on Sunday mornings for people worshipping at St John's.
Also, for Parish Volunteers there are two open parking spots on the Somerset Street property available on a first come first served basis. If the odd time you find you must pay for parking whilst volunteering at St John's and you would like to be reimbursed for your parking, simply leave your receipt at the church office and we'll cover that for you. We ♥ our Volunteers!

The Rector was spotted working on the new "Kid's Korner"
used by the children in the 8 am congregation
Church Calendars on sale
Bring a Fiver! or two, get your 2019 Church Calendar after church on Sundays
or from the Church Office.
Indonesia Earthquake & Philippines
Super Typhoon
Please keep the people of Indonesia and the Philippines in your prayers and support PWRDF’s response to these ongoing crises.
Anglicans in Canada are praying, acting and giving to those affected by the Indonesia and Philippines crises. Please watch for updates on PWRDF’s response to these situations at and and leave a donation marked PWRDF in the collection plate at St John’s or donate online
On November 4th PWRDF Christmas Cards will be on sale at coffee time on Sundays after the 10.15 service. A donation of $20 or more per package is suggested to support the important work of PWRDF.
What's Happening!
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 ( ). 
Words and Music
Tuesday October 30th
6 pm, St Luke's

Words and Music at St. Luke's will be 45 minutes of readings, music, and silence for reflection offered with the intention of creating an oasis of peace and quiet in the midst of our busy, noisy world. Free-will offering. St Luke's Anglican Church is located at 760 Somerset Street West, Please contact The Reverend Victoria Scott ( )
Diocesan Synod Opening Eucharist
Thursday, November 1st, 7 pm,
Christ Church Cathedral
(414 Sparks Street)

All parishioners of the Diocese are invited to attend this Eucharist that includes the Bishop’s address to Synod, and the reception that follows.
Dinner Lecture with First Nations National Chief Perry Bellegarde

Monday November 5th 6 pm,
Christ Church Cathedral
(414 Sparks Street)

Perry Bellegarde was re-elected National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations in 2018 and holds a wealth of leadership experience. He has spent the past thirty years putting into practice his strong beliefs on the laws and traditions instilled in him by the many Chiefs and Elders he has known over the years. Tickets: $65 (includes dinner and the lecture) on sale until October 29th ( ) or 613-236-9149 ext. 15). Proceeds from this event will go to First Nations University of Canada.
Interfaith Study Wednesdays at St John's
"The Jesus Fatwah"

November 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th 6 pm to 8 pm, The Hall
This four week study includes guest speakers, video clips, readings and discussions when we can learn about beliefs that all Muslims share. Come and join us for an informative evening. Our facilitators will be Leslie Giddings, and Margaret Kasurak. Register on the sign-up sheet on the bulletin board or by email to the Office ( ) For more information about this Interfaith Study contact Leslie ( ) or Margaret ( ). 

See our Event page website:
The Great Soup Lunch!

Saturday November 10th noon,
Epiphany Anglican Church
(1290 Ogilvie Road)

A fundraiser lunch for the Ottawa Pastoral Counselling Centre, one of our five Diocesan Community Ministries. All proceeds will be directed to the Counselling Support Fund which is used to help offset the cost of fee-for-counselling services to make mental health resources accessible to everyone in need. Tickets are $20 (tax receipts available). Redeem your ticket for a soup bowl/mug of your choice to keep, and enjoy a delicious soup with sides, and dessert, and support the Counselling Support Fund.
New Parish Website!
Thanks to Dallas Frazer and Laura Macdonald for all their work on our new site.
Check it out at

For people who use the Sunday duties Roster please bookmark this link for
direct access to the Roster:
*next* week

All Saints Day
Wisdom of Solomon 3:1-9; Psalm 24; Revelation 21:1-6a; John 11:32-44

St John the Evangelist Anglican Church
 154 Somerset St. W., Ottawa, ON K2P 0H8
On facebook! here --->   StJfb

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