Ministries

St. John’s, a place of…

  • WORSHIP and the nurturing of faith
  • WELCOME and fellowship
  • WILL to be a sign and an instrument of the loving God revealed to us in Jesus

There are many opportunities for involvement, and newcomers are always welcome. Contact information for any St. John’s organizations is available from the Parish Office at 613-283-1261

  • Sunday School- occurs mid-September to June during the 10:00 am service
  • Evensong with potluck dinner- takes place in the fall and during Advent and Lent
  • Take-home study and reflection materials- are provided for the congregation and shut-ins during Advent and Lent
  • Cursillo Prayer/Reflection group- meets weekly
  • Choir- leads and supports the congregation in singing hymns during the Sunday, 10:00 am and funeral services. Members practice weekly, September to June.
  • Beginnings - a contemporary music group, meets weekly for practice and contributes to our worship throughout the year
  • Altar Guild- beautifies our worship space through cleaning and decoration for regular services and special occasions
  • Servers, Taper-bearers, Crucifer, Cup administrators, Prayer leaders, Scripture readers- assist with the celebration of the Eucharist
  • Sides-people- greet Sunday worshipers, distribute bulletins, collect the offering and assist during the Eucharist
  • Video/sound volunteers- record the 10:00 am service for airing on Cogeco (Channel 10) Tuesdays at 10:00 am
  • Coffee Hour - occurs weekly after the 10:00 am Sunday service, September through June
  • Parish events- includes the Harvest Bazaar, the Pancake supper, and the Beef dinner/Auction
  • Anglican Church Women’s Groups (A.C.W) “A” and “B”- meet monthly for fellowship and planning. They engage in fundraising and support parish initiatives as well as outreach
  • ACW Group A –  meet monthly for fellowship and planning. They engage in fundraising and support parish initiatives as well as outreach
  • Community Dinners- occur monthly, September to June (except December)
  • Pastoral Care –  visits individuals in need of fellowship and/or spiritual support who are confined to homes, hospitals or nursing and retirement centers. Members enjoy monthly potluck dinners for fellowship, reflection and support
  • Local outreach projects- includes Healthy Snacks in schools, Smiths Falls & District Club for Youth, Interval House, and the Food Bank
  • Good Stewardship of this planet entrusted to us by God is a priority at St. John’s.