Thy Kingdom Come: 11 Days of Prayer May 30-June 9
Three years ago, the Archbishops of Canterbury and York launched a time of intentional
prayer for evangelism and witness across the Anglican Communion for the period of
Ascension Day to Pentecost, in the tradition of the early disciples as recorded in Acts 1 &
2. What started as a call to Anglicans around the world has spread into an international,
ecumenical movement of prayer and witness. St. John‟s will join in this initiative this
year which invites each and every Christian to pray that God‟s Spirit might work in the
lives of 5 friends who have not responded with their „Yes‟ to God‟s invitation to follow
Christ. If you are interested in participating, please speak with Canon Catherine. Visit: for more information.

Confirmation Jun 9 – 10:30am
On the Feast of Pentecost, six members of St. John’s will be Confirmed at Christ Church Cathedral Ottawa.  Please hold in your prayers in the coming weeks: Coby & Lauren Bremner, Emma-Claire & Mallory Heaslip, Hope MacGregor and Matthew Walker.

2019 Bazaar Convenor
After several years at the helm, Karen Bryan is stepping down as the Bazaar Convenor
for 2019. Many willing volunteers from across parish come together to make this annual
event so popular with the wider community. Convening the bazaar can be done by an
individual, couple or small team. If you are interested in taking on this task, please
speak with Karen Bryan or any member of Parish Council.


St John’s Auction/Dinner Fundraiser Sat May 25
Tickets for the dinner are available from either Tammy Mulrooney (613) 485-3128 or
the church office (613) 283-1261 at a cost of $20.00 each. Get yours soon!
Pies for
the auction
: Donations of pies for the auction can be dropped off at the Curling Club
10:30am – 1pm on May 25.

Altar Guild Yard Sale Sat Jun 1, 8am – 12noon
Are you decluttering and wondering what to do with items you no longer need? Donate
them to the Altar Guild for their Yard Sale in conjunction with the Smiths Falls Swap
Day. Drop items off at St. John’s between 9am-12noon Mon-Fri.

ACW Potluck Dinner Wed Jun 12 5:30pm
Ladies of St. John’s, let’s gather in the lower hall for a potluck meal and listen to our
guest speaker, The Reverend Canon Susan Clifford. Her personal faith journey and a
discussion of prayer as a spiritual discipline will be the evening’s topics. Please notify
Doreen Watt or Louise Sherry by Tues Jun 11 if you plan to attend. Hope to see you!

St. John’s Parish Picnic Sun Jun 23
The 10am service will be held on the front lawn of the church, followed by a bbq. Bring
your lawn chair, your sun hat and sunglasses. There will be activities for children of all
ages. If you are able to help with the grilling, and if you can lend an extra bbq, please
contact Terry Dillabough at

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:
June 16 , 2019    – 4:00pm
All are welcome!

Please contact Virginia Willis at or (613) 797-8248 if you can help.

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.