Events/Announcements

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Vestry Reports
It is that time of year!  Please submit your annual vestry reports to Louise in the office by Mon Jan 28.  You can e-mail them to her at stjohns_smithsfalls@bellnet.ca or drop them off at the office.

Memorial Flowers
If you would like to place memorial flowers at the altar for Sunday morning between
now and Mar 3 (Sunday before Lent), please contact Louise Sherry in the Parish Office
and Ann Hare of the Altar Guild at annhare@bell.net.

Volunteers
Chimo Elementary School is looking for volunteers to help with their breakfast
programme. All training will be provided. Please contact Principal Dave Morrison at
283-1761 for more information or if you are interested.

Cookbooks & Calendars
Pick up your copy (and a few copies for Christmas!) of our Feeding the Flock cookbook
and the 2019 Canadian Church Calendar. They make excellent gifts!

Theological Student Intern
Welcome to Tamara Connors who is starting her student placement at St. John’s this week. Tamara is halfway through the Master of Divinity Programme at the University of St. Paul, and is in process for ordination in the Diocese of Ottawa. Tamara will be with us a few hours each week until April of 2019. Be sure to introduce yourself!

Confirmation
The Bishop of Ottawa will preside at a service of Confirmation at Christ Church Cathedral, Ottawa on the Feast of Pentecost, Sun Jun 9 at 10:30am.  Anyone wishing to be prepared for confirmation or reception into the Anglican Church on that date is invited to speak with Tamara Connors or contact her at tamara@nordicstar.ca or (613) 762-9765 by Jan 27.

EVENTS:

Congregational Visioning Town Hall: Sun Jan 20
Members of the congregation are invited to attend an informal “town hall” meeting to discuss possible mission opportunities for St. John’s.  This gathering will follow on the work done during the Nov 17 visioning day and subsequent input received on Dec 1.  This is a chance for members to offer their suggestions and input.  We will meet in the parish hall after the 10am liturgy.

Pint & A Passage:  Tuesdays, 7:00pm
Dig into the Gospel passage for the upcoming Sunday at the weekly bible study held at Fort Hemlock Pub.

Community Dinner:
Jan 20, 2019    – 4:00pm
All are welcome!
Contact Virginia Willis (coordinator) for any information, vawillis723@yahoo.com

Happy New Year!  Note the next Community Dinner here at St. John’s. There is a request for home-baked cupcakes to serve for dessert.  If you can volunteer (shifts that day are 8am-10am or 3:45pm-5:30pm), or if you can provide cupcakes, please be in touch with Virginia Willis at vawillis723@yahoo.com or (613) 797-8248.

 

Cogeco Church Service Broadcasts
Cogeco management has decided to broadcast local church services on Sundays only.
Effective immediately, St. John’s Sunday 10am liturgy will be broadcast the following
Sunday morning at 8am and 1pm. Tuesday broadcasts will no longer be offered.