NOTICE OF SPECIAL VESTRY

A special Vestry will be held on Wed May 18, 2022 at 7pm. This meeting will be in-person and will take place in the church nave. This Vestry concerns the second of St. John’s Mission & Ministry priorities identified in 2019 – affordable
housing. A Q&A about the information provided to parishioners this weekend will be held following the 8am and 10am services on Sun May 15.

SUNDAY VERSE SUN JUN 5 - 2pm
Save the Date! An afternoon with Beginnings. Your toes will be a-tapping, your voices will be singing joyously and your hearts will be filled with the love of God. There may even be a surprise or two. Please join us and bring a friend.

MONDAY NIGHT BIBLE STUDY (via ZOOM) MON 7pm
Pour yourself a pint or a cuppa, log-in and join the discussion on the Gospel passage for the upcoming Sunday. To get the ZOOM log-in coordinates, contact catherine-ascah@ottawa.anglican.ca

BOOK STUDY—5 LITTLE INDIANS (via ZOOM) TUES MAY 3 – JUN 7 7pm
Join in the reading and discussion of Michelle Good’s debut novel which traces the lives of five first nations’ people who were taken from their homes as small children and sent to a church-run residential school. The novel is a winner of
the Governor General’s Literary Award for Fiction, a finalist for the Scotiabank Giller Prize and winner of CBC’s 2022 Canada Reads book debate. Author Michelle Good is a member of Red Pheasant Cree Nation in Saskatchewan, a
lawyer, advocate, poet and writer, and was the first lecturer in the ADO’s 125th Anniversary Lecture Series. The book is available from Indigo/Chapters and

Amazon. To obtain the ZOOM link, please e-mail catherine-
ascah@ottawa.anglican.ca

RAISED GARDEN BED
Great news! A raised garden bed is being erected in the area between the parish
hall and the church this weekend. It will be used to grow produce and flowers
and will be a learning resource for our Sunday School. Included in the plants
are the “Three Sisters” – the traditional indigenous crops of beans, corn and
squash. They are so named because these three vegetables complement each
other in the garden as well as nutritionally. Corn provides tall stalks for the
beans to climb up above the sprawling squash vines. Beans provide nitrogen
to fertilize the soil (bean roots take nitrogen from the air and convert it into
forms easily absorbed by other plant roots) and stabilize the tall corn in heavy
winds. The large leaves of the sprawling squash plants shade the ground,
helping to retain soil moisture and reducing weeds. In addition, these three
crops are nutritionally complete and balanced when eaten together: corn
provides carbohydrates; dried beans are rich in protein and contain amino
acids; squash provide different vitamins and minerals not found in the other
two.

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Blessing of All Souls - Nov 7

National Indigenous Day of Prayer 2021

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