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.

2019 Offering Envelopes
The offering envelopes for next year are available for pickup at the back of the church.
Please pick yours up this week.

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!

Christmas Memorial Flowers
Those wishing to make memorial donations for Christmas flowers may send their
donations to the Church Office, clearly marked “Christmas flowers”. Please include all
names you would like included in the bulletin.

Report from Synod
Bill Ottney prepared a brief point form report from Synod that is available at the entrances of the church or outside the parish office.

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!


Sundays (Dec 9, 16, 23) 12noon – 1:30pm   Journeying the Way of Love
We will await the coming of Christ by moving through the first two chapters of the Gospel of Luke:  The Annunciation – Saying “Yes” to the Journey; Mary & Elizabeth – Journeying with Family and Friends; The Birth of John the Baptist – Journeying with Community; The Birth of Jesus – Journeying with the World.  Soup and bread will be served.
Advent Curriculum

Advent Intergenerational Day: Sat Dec 15 10am – 1pm
Bring yourselves, your children, your grandchildren, your friends. We will make Chrismons (tree ornaments in the shape of or containing Christian symbols) Christingles and Christmas cards, share fellowship and worship and enjoy pizza, Christmas cookies and hot chocolate. Please RSVP:
Intergenerational Craft Day (1)

Sun Dec 16  4pm     Lessons and Carols for Christmas
Come to this traditional service of nine lessons that tell our story as God’s people, intermixed with carols and hymns.
Lessons and Carols

Heartbeat of the Church: Wed Dec 19 7-9pm
Our Primate, Archbishop Fred Hiltz is calling all of us – coast to coast – to come together in dialogue, prayer and reflection as we listen to the heartbeat of our church in Canada and offer our prayer. For more information, visit or speak with Canon Catherine.
Heartbeat of the Church

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,


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.