Sunday, August 17, 2014


The readings this Sunday (10th Sunday after Pentecost) are Genesis 45:1-15, Psalm 133, Romans 11:1-2a,29-32, and Matthew 15:21-28


This week we pray for:

In our Church: Our clergy, Beth and Michael.

In the Diocese we pray for: St Paul's, Shawville, Holy Trinity, Radford, the Ven. Mavis Brownlee; St Mary's, Russell, the Rev. Lee Lambert

In our Companion Diocese of Jerusalem we pray for: St George's School, Jerusalem

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

In the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada: The assistant to the bishop for mission and the staff of the Southern Conference of the Synod of Alberta and the Territories.


Need a beautiful fence?
The wrought iron fence located at the corner of Somerset and Elgin has been removed for the renovation.  It can still be yours for a donation to the Open Doors project - contact Kim Chadsey in the office or Gay Richardson ( JLIB_HTML_CLOAKING ) if you are interested.


Summer hours for the Parish office for August
During the summer the parish office is open Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings only, closed Mondays and Fridays.  In case of emergency, Kim can be reached on her cell at 613-818-4664.


Evensong in the Summer
Summer Evensongs - Sundays in August  (but not 31 August!) at 7:00 pm at Holy Trinity Anglican Church, 5 Pritchard Road, Lascelles, Quebec (8 km north of Wakefield) Different guest musicians every week!  All are welcome.


Interfaith Pride Shabbat
The First Interfaith Pride Shabbat dinner will take place on August 15th at 6-9PM at St. John the Evangelist in The Well. The space is accessible to those with mobility aids. The dinner will be a vegetarian potluck meal, dishes that contain dairy are welcome. Please bring a dish to share that will serve six to eight and appropriate serving utensil, please indicate ingredients. If you do not like to cook, please RSVP for suggestions. There will be an opening interfaith blessing, lighting of the candles, Shabbat table blessings over bread and grape juice. Children of all ages are welcome! Free will offerings. Please RSVP at


Jazz Eucharist
A celebration of the holy, with the reverberant music of saxophonist David Broscoe and, fresh off a European tour with the Ottawa Bach Choir, Lisette Canton. Sunday, Aug 24 at 10:00 a.m. at the Church of the Ascension, 253 Echo Drive.


Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgendered Pride Parade
An invitation to all parishes to join Integrity Ottawa to march in the annual Pride Day parade on Sunday afternoon, August 24. For many years now, the Integrity Ottawa contingent has been the largest faith group marching in the parade.  Last year, members of eight parishes marched, their banners welcoming those in the parade and along the route to join their congregations. Please note that the parade route has changed this year.  The parade begins at Bank Street at Gladstone, marching north on Bank to Laurier, hence east to Festival Plaza at Ottawa City Hall. Contact Ron Chaplin ( JLIB_HTML_CLOAKING ) for more info.


Haunted Walk Fundraiser for Centre 454
Come and experience one of Ottawa's most popular attractions: the Ghost and the Gallows Haunted Walk. Hear thrilling tales of Ottawa's dark and paranormal history, and explore one of the city's most significant (and spooky) historical sites: the Carleton County Jail.  All ticket proceeds go to Centre 454. August 24 at 6:30 p.m. Tickets: Adult/$15; Student/$13; Child/$11; additional donations gladly accepted. To reserve your tickets, please e-mail Kathleen at JLIB_HTML_CLOAKING .


Freedom Walk
September 27, 2014 in support of front line organizations who help rescue, restore and provide support for the victims of sexual exploitation in Canada.  For more information go to


Women's Retreat
The St John's Women's Retreat (October 17 and 18 at Galilee Retreat Centre) registration forms are now available in the parish office (since the Nave is under construction).


An invitation to the ladies of St John's
Vanier Community Church would like to invite the ladies of St John's to be a part of another amazing day with Beth Moore. This year the Simulcast will be held on September 13th (Saturday) with the doors opening at 8:30 am.


Big Soul Project concert in support of Multifaith Housing Initiative
September 13, 2014, 7:30 pm at First Unitarian Congregation, 30 Cleary Ave.  Tickets:  $20 in advance or $25 at the door, available at the Ottawa Folklore Centre, Compact Music, Legend Records, Siam Bistro and by calling 613-729-0504.


PWRDF Humanitarian Appeals
Following are the latest humanitarian appeals that The Primate's World Relief & Development Fund is currently supporting in Gaza and Iraq.  Cheques made out to St John the Evangelist indicating funds for Gaza or Iraq Appeals (or both) can be placed on the collection plate.  Or you can pledge directly to PWRDF - online at

Gaza - PWRDF Sends $25,000 to Ahli Arab Hospital in Gaza. PWRDF has announced an initial grant of $25,000 to the Norwegian Church Aid appeal through the ACT Alliance to support the continuing work of the Al Ahli Arab Hospital, an Anglican ministry located in Gaza City. The grant will help to provide fuel to keep the hospital operational around the clock, medications and medical supplies to help care for those wounded in the continuing violence in Gaza as well as their regular patients, and to provide counseling and support to women and children affected by the ongoing violence.

Iraq - PWRDF has announced an initial grant of $10,000 through the ACT Alliance to provide aid to some of the over one million people displaced following recent conflict in northern and western Iraq (including Mosul, the second largest city in the country.)  These newly displaced people are joining over 200,000 Syrian refugees who are already sheltering in north eastern Iraq.  ACT Alliance members Lutheran World Federation (LWF) and Christian Aid (CA) are providing food, clean water and psychosocial support and trauma counselling in the Kurdish region, Karbala region, and Nineveh Plain area of the Mosul Governorate of Iraq.

Please visit the PWRDF website for full details of each appeal -    We thank you for your support.