Bible study groups

On hold for the summer…

Friday morning Bible Study group

The Friday morning Bible Study group will not meet in August but will resume on Friday, Septmber 14 at 10:00 a.m.Every week, this group studies the scriptures for the forthcoming Sunday.

Thursday evening Bible Study

The Thursday evening Bible Study is also taking a break and will start again in September (watch this space for the date). The evening group meets once every two weeks, and studies a specific book of the Bible.

Participation in either or both of these groups is encouraged!

Thursday evening Bible Study Group

Thursday, July 5
7:00 to 8:00 p.m.

The bi-weekly Thursday evening Bible Study Group will meet again on Thursday, July 19, from 7:00 to 8:00 pm. We’ll continue with our study of Paul’s letter to the Galatians, so come prepared to discuss chapter five. Everyone is welcome! If you’d like more information about this group, please speak to Ian Stewart after worship today, call him at 898-7051 or send an e mail to

From the Dean’s Desk… 27 May 2012, The Feast of Pentecost

It’s the birthday of the church of Jesus Christ!

It’s Pentecost, the fiftieth day after the Resurrection of Our Lord, the birthday of the church of Jesus Christ, the joyful anniversary of the giving of the Holy Spirit. Today we celebrate with both Sacraments, our weekly meal of sustenance and strength for service as disciples, the Holy Eucharist, and also the Sacrament of Holy Baptism, the gift of God in the waters of death and life which brings us into the one, holy, catholic and apostolic church, beginning our life as disciples of the Crucified and Risen One. Baptized today, a new sister and brother in Christ, are Andrew Micheal Sampson and Emily Anne Faethe Carroll.

I rejoice that I can celebrate all of this with you today, and give thanks that I am able to take the next two weeks off as holiday, spending at least part of that time in Minnesota with Melanie’s family.

Her mom, Cynthia, is in hospital recovering from a broken hip, hip replacement surgery, and pneumonia. I will be back here at work on Sunday, June 10th. In the interim the Venerable David Pate will be on call strictly for emergencies, essentially dying and death. God forbid that we should need him. David has also graciously agreed to preach and preside at both services, next Sunday, June 3rd. Thank you, David!

Sunday School helps send an orphan to school in Uganda

Wondering why our flyer boys are actually boys and girls?

As a fundraiser for the Rupert’s Land Orphan Fund, the kids of St. John’s Sunday School and their friends were out delivering our Easter flyers this spring. The money we saved on sending the Easter Invitations through the mail was donated on their behalf to help send  an orphan to school for an entire year.

The kids raised enough money to sponsor an orphan for a year.
Paying school fees allows orphans go to school and makes it financially easier for them to stay with their extended family.

One in every seven children in Uganda is an orphan. Our sister group of churches, the Diocese of Buganda is helping the orphans of Uganda by providing for their school fees. Basic tuition is paid for by the government up to grade seven, but the additional costs for uniforms, lunches, examinations, school supplies and building fund are not provided. Paying these fees ensures that the orphans will be able to attend school and reduces the financial burden on the extended families caring for them. Money raised through the Rupert’s Land Orphan Fund goes directly to this effort.

Thanks to all the volunteers: our Sunday School children and their friends, their teacher, Gary and the parent volunteers who came out to lend a hand, as well as the organizers and Bud Oliver from the Rupert’s Land Orphan Fund whose important ministry helps us help others. A very special thanks to the Teakles who had the delivery teams over to their house for brownies and ice cream!

Learn more about our Sunday School
Learn more about the Rupert’s Land Orphan Fund:
brochure: part one
brochure: part two

Education: Easter Reflections on Christian Leadership

Images of Diakonia:
Easter Reflections on Christian Leadership

Retreat and Open House
Friday, April 13

Centre for Christian Studies
60 Maryland Street, Winnipeg

service, ministry and leadership all rolled into one.

After a busy Holy Week and Easter, come and join us for community, learning, and quiet reflection about diakonia – that mysterious word that means “service”, “ministry”, and “leadership” all rolled into one.

If you can’t come for the whole day, come for the Open House from 3 to 5 pm.

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Growing Towards God: Potluck and Overview

Potluck & Overview

with Nancy Phillips, facillitator
and special guest, Janelle Schneider

Tuesday, April 17, 2012
at 6:30 to 9:00 pm
at St. John’s Anglican Cathedral
Open to everyone!

Introduction to Spirituality:

Deepening our Learning

Become aware
of God’s presence
and action
in your life.

This final session to our Introduction to Spirituality series will review some of the tools learned for developing our awareness of our spiritual selves and our relationship with God. We will review Centering Prayer technique, Lectio Divina, Examen of Consciousness, body prayer, the Welcoming Prayer, journaling, dream work and contemplation and action.

If you will be joining us for the first time, you will gain an overview of tools for spiritual development that you can begin to explore.
If you attended all or some of the sessions, you will have an opportunity to deepen your understanding of these tools.

Intoduction to the New Series:

Inner Transformation
through the Enneagram

Our special guest for these evening will be Janelle Schneider, Spiritual Director and Enneagram Facilitator, who will provide us with an overview of the Enneagram. Janelle will be joining us for four sessions on the Enneagram beginning in September.

Come and meet Janelle and learn about the Enneagram as a tool for inner transformation.