Category Archives: Community

Who Are We Called To Shepherd?

Jesus says: “I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down their life for the sheep….No one takes it from me, I lay it down of my own accord. I have the power to lay it down, and I … Continue reading

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Another AFRICA NIGHT Benefit Concert JUNE 9, 2012

Come out and celebrate an evening of great music and dance for a great cause! Featuring: Afrobeat Project: a complex fusion of Jazz, Funk, Psychedelic Rock and traditional West African style percussion Thai Dance Troupe Of Ottawa: Traditional Thai dance … Continue reading

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God’s Backyard: Do we help our youth experience it enough? Go on a nature walk in the dark. Climb a tree. Play in the rain. A British charity has created a bucket list for kids – a collection of 50 … Continue reading

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Africa Night Benefit Concert

What’s coming up at St. John? In cooperation with the Ottawa International Drumming Festival, we’re hosting a benifit concert to raise money needed to build schools in Liberia and Zambia. Check out the great lineup below! Things kick off at … Continue reading

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Berl and Susan Clarke preparing layettes at St. John. Continue reading

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Dissolution of ELW

St. John’s ELW Praise Offering Service will be held on Sunday, Oct. 17th during the morning worship gathering. We will use the prepared program of Evangelical Lutheran Women, our farewell to the national organization. Karen Wollenschlager and Ruth Johnston will be looking for volunteers, so speak to them if you would like to participate –readers, ushers, etc. Refreshments to follow in Ebinger Hall.

Most everyone has heard by now that our national ELW is in the process of dissolution. The official letter sent out in June was too lengthy to include here but we thought you might like to read the final paragraph written by Ruth Magnuson, Executive Director. Continue reading

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A pastoral letter to our church and to the Rev. Terry Jones.

On September 9, 2001. On Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada (ELCIC) National and Synod Bishops issued a pastoral letter to the church and to the Rev. Terry Jones, pastor of Dove World Outreach Centre, Gainesville, Florida. In the text of their letter the Bishops urged that, “anyone who would contemplate such actions as would be hurtful and painful to people of other faiths, and which would call into question our own pledge to love our neighbours as ourselves, to seek a more excellent way as we engage people of other faiths.” The following is the text from the letter. Continue reading

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