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Greetings from our new Rector

Greetings to all of you at St. John’s, and to all the friends of St. John’s!

I’m delighted to say that I’ve accepted a new role at St. John’s. I’ve been an Honourary Assistant for a few months, but after some prayer and discernment on my part, and on the part of the selection committee, I’ve accepted a call to be the new rector. I begin working full time on November 15th.

I’ve been especially encouraged by the response of many of you in the congregation—you have been warm, encouraging, and enthusiastic. The most significant resource for any congregation is the people within it, graciously called into ministry. In this case, that resource is you: what you are already doing, and what we will do together, in the future, as we learn what God has in mind for us.

There is much work for us to do. But as I said in my interview, God has already graciously provided to us everything we need to fully live out our vocation as a church. This is true in what God has already accomplished for us in Christ, and in the life God provides to us in the church: a life lived for the sake of others.

Yours in Christ,


World Day of Prayer

March 2, 2019 11am

The 2019 WDP Service for the downtown Kitchener churches will take place here at St. John’s on Saturday March 2nd at 11.00am. There will be a light Lunch to follow in the Upper Parish Hall. The service this year was written by the women of Slovenia. Parking will be available behind the School of Social […]

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Our Lenten Study Group

March 5, 2019 – April 9, 2019 7pm

Our Lenten Study Group will centre on the question, “Who is our Neighbour?” We will read portions of a book of essays together, and have some guests from among our neighbours to speak as well. They will take place on the evenings of March 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th, and April 2nd and 9th from 7-8:30pm […]

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Volunteer for the Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper

March 5, 2019

Once again the men of the parish are proud to bring you the Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper. Mark your calendars now! Invite your family, friends, and neighbours. Tickets on sale Sunday, February 24 and Sunday, March 3. Men: please sign up for a time to help out. A sign-up sheet is in the narthex.

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Da Capo Chamber Choir – Following the MoonRoad

March 9, 2019 8pm

…with guest artist Miriam Stewart-Kroeker, cello Featuring the world premiere of Following the Moonroad, the commissioned work for choir & cello by Christine Donkin (featuring new texts by Canadian poets) Saturday March 9th, 8pm St. John the Evangelist, Kitchener

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Spiritus Ensemble – St Mark Passion

March 31, 2019 4pm

J.S. Bach, St. Mark Passion Scott Wentworth, narrator Sheila Dietrich, soprano Jennifer Enns Modolo, alto Tickets available online or a the door Regular $25 | Senior $20 | Student $10 Highschool & Under 13 $5 Church of St. John the Evangelist 23 Water St. North, Kitchener, Ontario

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