Dear St. John’s,

Canon Susan and Rev. Carol had a wonderful idea which I am delighted to invite you to:

Susan Sheen and Carol Langley have found joining Dean Robert’s morning prayer at Canterbury Cathedral ( both interesting and inspiring during our months of pandemic disruptions. More than 10,000 people around the world join him on Zoom every day. This is what the Dean calls ‘his garden congregation’. Dean Robert’s morning prayer service includes a reflection on scripture, and prayer in the context of what has happened and is happening in history. We’d like to invite you, too, to watch one or more of the Dean’s delightful services, and then join Susan and Carol for an informal Zoom chat once a week to share what inspired or cheered you. If you are interested, please contact Carol or Susan. Let us know what day/time of day is good for you to gather on Zoom and then we will choose a day and a time that suits most people. Blessings, Carol

Here’s where you can find it on the website.
When you get to

 scroll down to the “Worship” section, 

then click on “Online worship, including Morning Prayer”
then click on “Morning Prayer with Dean Robert”. 
You can go to the website each day on your own, or click on the option “to receive notifications when new videos are available please subscribe to our YouTube channel”
Grace and peace,
Dear St. John’s,
I am very excited that Paige Souter, a theological student, will be doing an internship with us!  The first Sunday of her internship will be this Sunday, January 9th in which she’ll be participating in our worship on zoom and in the livestreamed YouTube service.  Her internship will be 20 hours a week for 24 weeks, so her final Sunday with us will be June 19th.  She will be preaching at least 4 times, and her first sermon here will be January 23rd.  She will be participating in a variety of other ministries with me, as well as leading a faith formation program and other projects.  Here is her bio:

Paige Souter is passionate about building inclusive, compassionate and sustainable communities within which faith communities are missionally focused. With a background in urban planning, community development, peace and ecotheology, caring for creation and the ‘least of these’ are integral parts of her faith and ministry. She has been active in justice, peace and care for creation work for over ten years, including serving on the Bishop’s Care for Creation Committee and serving as Chair of Faith and the Common Good. Paige is a Postulant in the Diocese of Toronto, a Master of Divinity Student at Trinity College, and worships at Holy Trinity Guildwood. She lives in southeast Scarborough with her husband; they have three adult children.


Greetings St. John’s! Each Christmas, we are privileged to support our community by supplying 20, $75.00, generously packed Hampers to families in need. They include items for a full turkey dinner as well as things for extra meals like oatmeal, pasta and sauce, coffee, tea, cheese, bread, eggs etc.
In addition, we provide 15 $25.00 FreshCo gift certificates for women in need who have passed through Bethesda House.
This Christmas, please prayerfully consider how God would have you support this incredibly worthy community outreach. Any amount you choose to give is greatly appreciated and you can give any way you like, cheque, cash or e transfer. Please clearly identify yourself for tax purposes and designate your donations, “Hampers”.
Merry Christmas and may God Bless you as you represent Him in our community at this very special time of year.
Jen, Cathie, Sheila, Mavis and Sharon
 Your Hamper Committee