Events/Announcements

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Apple Pies
ACW A group (and some of their faithful friends and helpers!) are making pies next
weekend. If you would like one (or two or three or…) please sign up on one of the
lists found at each entrance to the church and in the link. Pick-up is Sun Sept 23 or
by arrangement.

Sunday School
Sunday School resumes Sunday, 9th at 10am.  Be sure to register.   Contact Lydia Dixon for more information – 613-285-9811, or email at sjsfsundayschool@outlook.com.

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.

EVENTS:

Blessing of Animals: Sun Sep 30 – 4pm
Invite your family and friends, and bring your pet or animal in your care for a
blessing. This simple, fun (and possibly a bit chaotic) service is a chance to celebrate
and give thanks for all of God’s critters! For the safety of the animals and the ease of
the congregation, please ensure your pet is on a lead or in a suitable, secure carrier.
Blessing of the Animals

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 Dinners:
Oct 8th – Thanksgiving Dinner
1:00 pm

We welcome Virginia Willis as Community Dinner co-coordinator! Any questions, please contact her at vawillis723@yahoo.com. All guests and volunteers are welcome!

 

 

Receiving Communion – An Important Notice from the Bishop
Everyone who has been baptized is welcome to receive communion.  Communion is offered in both kinds, the bread and the wine.
It is safe to drink from the common cup.  However, please do not dip the bread into the wine.  The Bishop has stated that this practice is not allowed (Pastoral Letter of 2009 to all clergy and parishes.)  The practice of intinction, dipping the bread in the wine, is a high risk activity; fingertips coming in direct contact with the wine may contaminate the shared wine with pathogens.  If you wish to receive only the bread or only the wine, please be assured that in the Anglican Tradition, receiving in one kind is considered to be complete communion.
This is a departure from the practice for some, and so please feel free to approach Canon Catherine with any concerns you may have.