Sunday, April 27, 2014


The readings this Sunday (Easter 2) are Acts 2:14a, 22-32, Psalm 16, 1Peter 1:3-90, John 20:19-31


This week we pray for:

In our Church: Our clergy, Beth and Michael; Trinity, Ottawa, the Rev. Arran Thorpe; For the Congregational Resource Day on May 3

In our Companion Diocese of Jerusalem: Church of the Good Shepherd, Salt

In the Anglican Church of Canada: The bishop, clergy, and people of the Diocese of Huron

In the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada: The dean, council, and congregations of the Interlake Conference of the Manitoba Northwestern Ontario Synod


Twenty Years of Ordained Ministry
A special milestone has been reached by our rector Beth Bretzlaff. This week marks the 20th anniversary of her ordination into the Anglican priesthood. Congratulations, Beth!


Paschal Meal thanks
A big thank you from Jan and Glenn Calder to all who helped with the Paschal Meal. It is such a pleasure to work with over 40 volunteers, who did their jobs very willingly and cheerfully. Without such a team, this sort of event would be difficult to put on.


AIDS Service
The monthly Service for People Concerned with HIV/AIDS will NOT be held Sunday 27 April, as advertised on our brochure.  The AIDS Committee will be preparing and serving supper for the residents, staff and volunteers at Bruce House.


Bridgehead products will be available for purchase Sunday, April 27 after the 10:15 am service.


Sunday afternoon concert
Opera highlights with Meghan McPhee, soprano and Nick Rodgerson, piano. The concert features a selection of operatic favourites as well as Fauré's La Bonne Chanson for soprano and piano, and Debussy's Two Preludes for solo piano. At the church of St. John the Evangelist, Sunday April 27, 1:30pm. Free will donation.


Renovations Information Meeting on May 4
A reminder that there will be a meeting about the entrance and narthex renovation project following the 10:15 service on Sunday May 4, at which a detailed costing and financing plan will be presented. No decision will be made at that time, but it will be a chance for you to see and comment on the financial implications of the renovations. An online and paper survey will also be launched on May 4, in which each of you will have the opportunity to indicate the level of financial commitment you would be in a position to make. The survey will be anonymous, and will run for two weeks.  If, as we hope, the survey’s results show that the parish has the financial capacity to carry this project, a decision-making Special Vestry will be held on June 1 (note new date).


CCSAC Ecumenical Service
Ecumenical Service for Social Justice, Sunday May 4th at 2:00 pm at St Peter's Lutheran Church, 400 Sparks Street.  Guest Speaker:  Paul Dewar, MP for Ottawa Centre.  Brought to you by the Centretown Churches Social Action Committee.


Art Credo
This year’s 38th Art Credo show will run from Saturday 26 April to Sunday 11 May. 55 artists will be displaying more than 100 works of art! We hope that you enjoy the exhibit, and invite a friend to come.  Please look for the mini-posters in the church.  Feel free to take a few and help us advertise the show by posting them at other churches, work, school, etc.    For more information, contact:  Detlef Dransch at JLIB_HTML_CLOAKING .

Multifaith Housing Initiative:  Tulipathon Walk - Sun May 4 at 3 pm - Can we count on your participation?
Multifaith Housing Initiative provides affordable housing for people who are desperately in need of it.  It is a great cause, and... you will enjoy the event. No worries if you cannot make the full walk. Just do what you feel comfortable with.  On Sunday, May 4th,  Multifaith Housing Initiative (MHI) will hold its annual Tulipathon.This event is a walkathon where faith communities come together in support of affordable housing. Last year 32 different faith communities participated and raised $31K.   Join with others from your church and bring a sign identifying your church.
Time: 2.30 p.m. for registration; walk begins at 3 p.m.
Place: Commissioners Park across from the Dow’s Lake Pavilion - entrance at Carling and Preston. Refreshments, face painting, etc. Don't forget to bring your own water bottle. There is no registration fee for the event although participants are encouraged to solicit pledges.  The 3.2 km walk through the tulip festival area is a great chance to get outside and the refreshments at the end offer a chance to engage with other faith communities. More information about the event can be found on the MHI website
Pledge sheet and  information:


San Wells Returns
The Rev. Dr Sam Wells (Vicar of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, London) returns to Ottawa Thursday, October 2nd, 2014.  First, he will meet with those who picked up the challenge of his mission oriented lectures and provide feedback and insights for their plans.  On the evening of the Friday, October 3rd and during the day on Saturday the 4th, a conference format will be offered with Sam offering encouragement for all of us in our mission work. His lectures will include lots of biblical teaching and be more devotional in nature than the January 2014 conference held at St. Matthew's Church.  Missed his first visit?  That's okay.  It's not too late to get involved.  Contact St. Matthew's, Ottawa at JLIB_HTML_CLOAKING to be put on a mailing list for further info.