Worship Services During a Pandemic
 

Notable News

How are YOU being called to follow Jesus?!  Here are a few of the opportunities to share your time, talent and treasure...

- Mission & Outreach Committee Member

- Stewardship & Fundraising Chair / Co-chair / Member

- Financially support a new missional church opportunity or capital fundraising project

- Co-ordinate a parish or community event

St. JOHN'S 185th ANNIVERSARY.   We celebrate the anniversary of our first service held as a parish this November.  To honour this event we will be producing a 2020 Anniversary Photo Directory.  Sittings for photos will be March 26 & 27 in the lower hall from 2:30 - 8:30pm.  All persons participating receive a free 8X10 and directory.

SARAH BESSEY TICKETS. Sarah is a sought after speaker, podcast guest and author of Miracles and Other Reasonable Things.  June 3, 2020 at Christ's Church Cathedral 7-9pm.  Tickets are $25 online: Eventbrite or $30 at the door.  Talk to Leslie for more details.

DOG RESCUE – many thanks to everyone who donated blankets, towels and pillows for all the needy dogs coming into foster care.  I have asked the organization (Pomeranian and small breed rescue) to prepare a collage of photos to show how all your donations are being put to good use. The “PSBR” has expressed excitement and gratitude for the support of St. John’s Anglican Church - by Pat Anthony.

Greening Tips for Fall

At Home: Clean refrigerator coils and dryer ducts.  Change furnace filters.  Make sure ceiling fans are rotating clockwise.  Check for air leaks around windows and doors: caulk and add weather stripping where necessary.

In the Garden: Comopost leaves and garden waste in a bin or a small pile. When cutting back plants, wait until they ar finished blooming and leave seed heads on for birds to eat.  Bring in houseplnats - they privide oxygen to the air.

FundScrip

Order your gift cards today.  Pick up an order form in the Bell Tower or from the Upper Hall bulletin board.  Order deadlines: October 20, November 17 and December 8.  Cards are typically ready the following week.  Don't delay!

Church Services

Sunday: Cancelled Temporarily

Service: Eucharist with Choir

Sunday School: Available

Exceptions will be posted

MINISTRY GROUPS

Worship is loving the Lord with all your heart. The Church exists to worship God. When we express our love to God, we are worshipping.

Statement of Faith:

We believe in God above us, maker and sustainer of all life, of sun and moon, of water and earth, of male and female.  We believe in God beside us, Jesus Christ, the Word made flesh, born of a woman, servant of the poor, tortured and nailed to a tree.  A man of sorrows, he died forsaken.  He descended into the earth, to the place of death.  On the third day he rose from the tomb.  He ascended into heaven to be everywhere present and his Kingdom will come on Earth.  We believe in God within us, the Holy Spirit of Pentecostal fire, life-giving breath of the church, Spirit of resurrection and eternal life.  Amen.

Altar Guild

A devoted group of ladies that setups the altar for services and beautifies the church with flowers and other seasonal settings. A wonderful way to make use of your creative talents. Please contact Phyllis Prescott if you wish to provide flowers in the church. 

Readers, Servers & Chalice Bearers

These are important ministries, both practical and symbolic, which enhance the worship of the whole congregation. As always, we can use additional people. If you are interested in serving God and our community in any of these roles, please speak to Barb Freeman.

Music Ministry: Organist - Clement Ng

Choral music is sung by a dedicated group of individuals. If you can carry a tune, have enthusiasm for singing and a desire to have fun!  Contact Clement Ng at church.

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