Weekly Announcements
and Events
March 1, 2023

Contact Information

Office Administrator email address:

Treasurer email address:

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We Have a Place for You!

Please join us for in-person worship at 6025 Stanley Street on Sundays at 10:30 AM. 

You can also live stream our services and events on YouTube. Just click (or copy and paste) this link:

Services will also be uploaded to our Facebook page on Sunday afternoon.

You can easily participate in chatting with the online hosts and others, using YouTube's the live chat box. It's easy and fun, so try it out!

See you on Sunday!
Sunday School
All are welcome to attend this
Sunday as we discuss looking for the Helpers.

Everyone begins the service in the
main Sanctuary at 10:30 am and
then, those who wish, move into the
Annex during the worship service for
Sunday School.
Thursday Morning Contemplative Service
Please join us for a short online service every Thursday at 8:00 am. Music, readings, prayers and 10 minutes of silent meditation; and then some conversation if you have the time. Everyone is welcome. 

THIS LINK on Thursday morning to join us. 
Please use Meeting ID: 839 1084 0376.  Passcode: Pray
Taizé Service
St. John's is hosting a Taizé Prayer Service on Sunday, March 5 at 7:00 pm in the main worship space at Stanley Street. 

This service will include singing, scripture reading, prayers and silent meditation. We look forward to seeing you there!
Youth Group
The Peninsula Youth group will meet again this week from 5:00-7:00 pm on Sunday, March 5 - we will be discussing the question "What is the Bible?". All youth grades 7-12 are welcome; dinner is provided. Please let Kathy Cawsey, kcawsey@eastlink.caknow if you have any dietary needs.

We have enough volunteers to be an 'extra body' - thank you so much! We still need volunteers to provide dinner for approximately 8 people. Talk to Kathy.
The Lord's Prayer
This coming Sunday we are delighted to introduce a new sung version of The Lord’s Prayer, composed by “our own” Nancy Nelson. We look forward to singing this gentle melody to the
prayer that Jesus gave us for a long time to come!

One of the reasons we are switching from the version (Voices United 959) that we’ve been using thus far is that its composer David Haas has been accused of serious sexual misconduct by dozens of women. As a result, numerous denominations, institutions and religious organizations throughout North America have decided it was no longer appropriate to include David Haas’ music in worship.

Knowing this, the spiritual leadership at St. John’s also feel that we can no longer use his music in any of our gatherings. Sexual abuse is a grave matter that can not be tolerated in any way, nor do we wish to include elements in our worship that might trigger traumatic memories among those who have experienced it.

We are therefore very thankful for Nancy’s talents as a composer and for her willingness to write her own version of The Lord’s Prayer that we are free to use. We know you’ll like it and will embrace it.
National Adffirming Pie Day 2023
Join the GSA in celebrating what it means to be affirming: Public, Intentional
and Explicitly welcoming of 2SLGBTQIA+.  You can join us as a participant or
you can bake us a pie to show your support - but why not do both?

On Friday, March 10, we're offering lunch and a pronouns workshop to
Highland Park Jr High's GSA students.

On Sunday, March 12, at 10:30 am we're holding a GSA led worship service at
St. John's United Church that will be accessible for all ages!

On Monday, March 13, at 7:00 pm we'll have an in-person workshop at Stanley
Street on using pronouns: how to know what yours are, how to respectfully use
other's pronouns and what do pronouns have to do with theology anyway?

On Tuesday, March 14,1:00 - 5:00 pm (3.1415), we'll PIE the streets!  Look for
rainbow pies and pies on the sidewalks and telephone poles leading to St.
John's and come in for a free slice of pie!  

If you are interested in baking a pie for any or all of these events or helping out
in another way, please contact the office at 902-423-8498 or

Annual General Meeting - Sunday, March 26
The St. John's United Church Annual General Meeting will be held immediately following our worship service on Sunday, March 26.  Stay tuned for more details and the 2022 Annual Report.
Spiritual Friends
The  Spiritual Friends group meets on Mondays from 5:30 to 6:30 pm from September to June on Zoom. New members are  always welcome.

We discuss and analyze a variety of topics and ideas each week based on theological themes. A variety of media is used including books, videos, poetry, artwork, and podcasts.

St. John's United Book Club
The St. John's Book Club meets the fourth Wednesday of the month from September to June (with the exception of December). 

Our February meeting was canceled due to Ash Wednesday so we will be discussing both The Scent Keeper and Insomniac City on March 22.

Please contact the church office
 if you'd like to know more.
Online Prayer Box

To have your prayer requests included in Sunday's Prayers of the Community just click the link below and type in your request. Names will not be mentioned, unless so specified; or reach out to one of our Ministers, Hubert or Annika, to let them know.
Prayer Box and Prayers of the Community
This Week at St. John's United
Description Date and Time
Contemplative Worship March 2, 8:00 am
Adult Choir Practice March 2, 4:00 pm
Handbell Choir Practice March 2, 6:00 pm
Kidz Choir Practice March 5, 11:30 am
OLT Meeting March 5, 11:30 am
Youth Group March 5, 5:00 pm
Taize Service March 5, 7:00 pm
Spiritual Friends March 6, 5:30 pm

                                       The Ministers Are In

I'm working primarily from my Stanley Street office combined with work from home. Saturdays and Mondays are my days off, but otherwise feel free to call, text, email or Zoom me. My cell: (902) 414-6342. 

If you'd like to book a meeting with me, please insert your details into this calendar.  

I will be working in both the Stanley Street space and my home office Monday - Thursday.  Sundays will be a mix of hours as programming requires. Fridays and Saturdays will continue to be my days off.  

If you'd like to book a meeting with me, please insert your details into this calendar.  


Church Office Hours
The regular church office hours are Wednesday to Friday, 9 am - 3 pm.

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