Sunday, June 22, 2014

 

Readings
The readings this Sunday (Pentecost 2) are Genesis 21:8-21, Psalm 86:1-10,16-17,Romans 6:1b-11, and Matthew 10:24-39.


This week we pray for:

In our Church: Our clergy, Beth and Michael; For the Retired Clergy of the Anglican Diocese of Ottawa; For the volunteers of Anglican Pastoral Care, Ottawa Hospital - Civic/General Campus with the Rev. Di Jaggassar, Chaplain, and Sheila Granger, Volunteer Coordinator; We pray for Indigenous Peoples -- Inuit, Metis, First Nations

In our Companion Diocese of Jerusalem: St Luke's Hospital, Nablus

In the Anglican Church of Canada: The Provincial Synod of the Ecclesiastical Province of Rupert's Land

In the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada: The dean, council, and congregations of the Saskatoon Conference of the Saskatchewan Synod

 

Sunday morning Queensway closed
If you are used to taking the Queensway to drive to St John's on Sunday morning, please keep in mind that this coming Sunday, June 22, the Queensway will be closed between Metcalfe and the Vanier Parkway.  With the resulting congestion near those exits, you might want to plan a different route to church this week.

 

Senior Fellowship Thursday, June 19
This will be the final Fellowship of the season, to be resumed in the fall. Begins with a Eucharist in the Chapel at 2:00 and followed by a Strawberry Tea in the Parish Hall. All are welcome.

 

A priest, a pentecostal kid, and a drag queen walk into a bar -- can they sit at the same table?
Grain of Salt is reverently irreverent verbatim theatre exploring the struggling Christian culture and the human need for spiritual connection. Diverse interviewees gave opinions ranging from “the Church is evil” to “the Church is good”, and the jury is out on which is more controversial. It can’t help but make you question whatever ideas you came in with. Tickets: $10

Showtimes: June 20 6:00pm, June 21 7:00pm, June 24 7:00pm, June 26 7:00pm, June 27 7:00pm, June 28 1:00pm & 5:00pm

St. Albans Church: 454 King Edward Ave at Daly, Ottawa

 

Centering Prayer
The last Centering Prayer session for the season will take place on Monday afternoon, June 23rd.  The sessions will start up again on Monday, September 15 from 4:30-6:00 p.m.

 

St Luke's Table
Please join St Luke's Table open house on Thursday, June 26 from 4:00 to 6:00 pm at St Luke's Church, 760 Somerset Street West. Together let's celebrate 31 years of service in our community

 

St Theresa's Seniors Social
The June Neighbourhood Seniors Social at St Theresa's church at Somerset and Cartier will start at noon on Friday 27 of June. Please bring a frail friend who would like to celebrate Canada Day. Enter through the elevator door next to the parking lot.

 

AIDS Ministry
Sunday, June 29th, 7:00 pm in the St John's Chapel - A Service of Prayer and Meditation for People Concerned with HIV/AIDS, followed by refreshments and fellowship.  All are welcome.

 

Sunday School
Please note that Sunday School is on vacation for the Summer and will resume in the Fall.

 

CoSA Garage and Bake Sale
Thank you so much to everyone who contributed to the Garage and Bake sale fundraiser on Saturday, June 7th.  It couldn't have happened without the massive effort from so many of you. Special recognition goes to Alice Doell who was instrumental in organizing the event and accepted donations for 8 hours on the day prior to the sale and hung in for the entire day on the 7th.  Thank you so much Alice!!  Thank you very much to the the community shop for allowing us access to their parking lot all day - it made all the difference.  The incredible baked goods sales were due to a large extent to Ann Carson, who works in the shop, who manned the bake goods table all day.  Thank you Ann! The event generated $826, of which $323 came from the bake sale alone! Thank you everyone for your donations, for the crafts and baked goods, for helping out during the event, and just for attending - in support of CoSA-Ottawa!!  We are truly grateful.

 

Summer hours
Summer hours for the Parish office for July and August: Tuesday to Thursday mornings only, closed Mondays and Fridays.  In case of emergency, Kim can be reached on her cell at 613-818-4664.

 

Bulletin announcements
Please note that the Parish Administrator will be on vacation the first two weeks of July.  If you have announcements that you would like published for Sunday July 6 or 11, please have them to Kim before June 25th - JLIB_HTML_CLOAKING .

 

St John’s Women’s Retreat - October 17-18, 2014 at Galilee Retreat Centre, Arnprior
Again this year the women of St John’s will gather for a time of respite and fellowship. The 2014 retreat will feature some new workshops, focusing on spirituality as expressed in drama, music and the mysterious process of aging, as well as favourite sessions from previous years.  All women are invited to join the retreat and to bring a friend – this is an experience best shared!  Check-in begins at the Galilee Retreat Centre on Friday October 17 at 4:00 pm.  Car-pooling will be arranged.  The buffet dinner begins at 5:30 pm.  The retreat ends Saturday at about 5:00 pm.  Cost is $140 for a single room, $120 for a shared room, including meals.  Subsidies are available. Please fill in the registration form available at the back of the church, on the St John’s website or in the parish office and return it to the office with your cheque payable to the Church of St. John the Evangelist to hold your place. For further information contact Ann Chaplin at JLIB_HTML_CLOAKING .