Table of Plenty Stewardship Kick-Off

On the evening of Friday, October 2nd, 2015 the Stewardship Committee sponsored a free, catered, served supper in the Parish hall along with a sing-song, and a presentation by Diocesan Congregational Development Officer, Jay Koyle.

Saturday – a group of St john’s activists gathered to receive and develop the concept of Contagious Generosity.  Generous churches are led by generous people.  Generosity is the new Evangelism.  Christian Stewardship involves gratitude and recognizing the difference between possession and managing a trust from God.  Gratitude is right at the hard of Christian spirituality.

The Sunday liturgy wrapped up the weekend with inspiring music and a challenging homily.

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Men’s Group – Ham Supper


The Men’s group will be hosting their All You Can Eat, Ham and Scalloped Potato dinner on Friday October 16th, 2015 from 5pm-7pm in the Parish Hall

Ham, Scalloped Potatoes, Coleslaw, Dessert and Drink. (Gluten Free Option)

Adults $12     Students $9     Age 6 – 12 $5     Under age 6 No Charge

For tickets please call St John’s Church 705-472-6070 or Irv Dyck 705-472-7732

John Sands Concert


John Sands will be performing at St. John’s Church the evening of Oct. 17.


Serene, nostalgic, warm and with a touch of swing… all apt descriptions of both the music and personality of John Sands. His style hints of contemporary, classical, Latin and original rhythms. John hailsfrom London, England, where he began his professional career as a pianist and organist more than four decades ago. His talent and finesse earned him considerable respect and a faithful following while performing a busy circuit in the dance halls and concert halls of England. On his first concert tour of North America, more that twenty years ago, he immediately established his reputation as an extraordinary entertainer; presenting music, tastefully and sensitively arranged and orchestrated by him, that fosters an ambiance of peace and gladness.

His music encompasses everything from Harbour Lights and Sentimental Journey to Farewell to Nova Scotia and Love Letters in the Sand.

Mail Star & Chronicle Herald
“John Sands is endowed with a keen and bright sense of musicianship and a polished style that has earned him a strong following.”

Tickets are $15 and are available at the church office anytime Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9 to 3 or by calling 705-472-6070.


22 Days

IMG_0159Every day at 12 o’clock, until June 21, the bells at St. John the Divine will ring as we pray for healing for and reconciliation with our First Nations brothers and sisters suffering from the legacy of residential schools. We pray for resolution to the issue of the more than 1,000 missing and murdered aboriginal women. May God forgive and restore all that is broken.

Children’s liturgy

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Spring Tea and Bazaar

The Spring Tea and Bazaar held May 23 was a great unnamed copy unnamed-1 unnamed-2 unnamed-3 unnamedsuccess. The parish hall was decorated from top to bottom with wonderful and creative spring hats of all shapes and sizes. Many people joined in the theme and created imaginative hats of their own. There were hundreds of plants for sale as well as yummy goodies at the deli table, interesting items at the odds and ends table and jewelry galore at the jewelry table.

Getting ready for the Spring Tea and Bazaar

Some of the women at St. John’s Church are busy decorating special spring hats to be used as decorations at the Spring Tea and Bazaar to be held Saturday at the church from 11a.m. to 2 p.m.

There will be tea and a luncheon, an Odds and Ends sale, a deli, a plant sale with gardening books, gardening tools and indoor and outdoor plants and seedlings for sale. Everyone is encouraged to stay with the theme of tea – Decorated Spring Hats. Tea Tickets are $5 at the door.0 IMG_0095 IMG_0087