New Tables and Chairs
Parish Council voted at the April meeting to purchase new commercial grade folding tables and chairs for the upper hall, to replace the “well-loved” wooden and metal stacking tables and chairs. This augments the gift from ACW A group of eight folding tables. Donations towards the new tables and chairs would be welcome. Donations can be made out to the church with a note “new tables”.
Seeking New Community Dinner Coordinator
Trish Warren is stepping down as Community Dinner Coordinator after many years of faithful service. A new Coordinator is needed for St. John’s to continue offering this important outreach ministry. Trish is very willing to mentor her successor going forward and has processes and procedures on hand to pass along. If you are interested in taking on this role, or think you know someone who would, please contact Trish at firstname.lastname@example.org or Canon Catherine at (613) 283-1261 or email@example.com
Pint & A Passage (Fort Hemlock): Tuesdays @ 7pm
Bring your bible, an inquiring mind and a willingness to wrestle with the Gospel passage for the upcoming Sunday to For Hemlock (32 Beckwith St S, Smiths Falls) on Tuesdays.
Sept 2018 2018 – TBA
Doors open 3:45, dinner at 4:00
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.