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Clergy News and Updates

Induction and retirement

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The Rev. Eric Morin will be inducted as Incumbent and the Rev. Carol Hotte
will be inducted as Associate Incumbent of the Area Parish of
Renfrew-Pontiac at St. Paul’s Anglican Church, Shawville, Quebec at 7pm on
Wednesday, May 29th, 2019 (The Eve of the Ascension of the Lord). The Rev.
Susan Lewis continues to serve as Assistant Curate. Archdeacon Pat Johnston
will officiate and Bishop Michael Bird will preach. Clergy are invited to
vest; the colour will be white. A reception will follow; everyone is
welcome.

In addition, The Rev. Peggy Kuzmicz has received the Bishop’s permission to
retire from full-time ministry and as Incumbent of the Parish of Pakenham
effective June 30, 2019.

Welcoming Homes: A Diocesan Forum on Affordable Housing

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May 11, 2019 9am – 3:30pm – Christ Church Bells Corners 3861 Old Richmond Road, Nepean. K2H 5C1
All parishes are welcome to a day of learning, information, sharing and resources.

Morning Workshops A. Opportunities for Affordable Housing in Rural Communities B. Development 101: “Getting Started”

Afternoon Workshops C. No Money and No Land? Ways Your Parish can get Involved D. Creating Innovative Partnerships for Housing

Download poster (prints 2 sides)

Full info and registration link: https://welcominghomes.eventbrite.ca

Bishop John update

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Dear Friends,

Today, I had a fulsome meeting with a thoracic surgeon and the news looks promising indeed.

In the next few weeks I will undergo two surgeries. The first is a more intrusive biopsy (general anesthetic) of the mass and surrounding lymph nodes. This will confirm what is already expected, which is that the mass is contained in the middle lobe of the right lung. Following this procedure, I will undergo a second surgery to remove the middle lobe of the lung.

The surgeon has informed Catherine and I that, forgoing any unexpected complications, the prognosis is excellent, and I will be able to return to normal living and ministry soon.

Catherine and I cannot find the words to express to you, the clergy and people of our wonderful diocese, our gratitude for upholding us in your prayers, cards sent, as well as emails and texts. Your care and compassion and hopefulness have uplifted us throughout these difficult days.

There will be more to come, but the future, thanks be to God, looks promising indeed.

Yours in the faith of Christ,
†John

Giving Our Thanks & Praise Workshops 2019

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Giving Our Thanks & Praise WorkshopsStewardship is a core element of Christian practice. It is how we follow Jesus in our daily lives and live his mission as a parish. Giving Our Thanks & Praise is a guide and resource to increase giving, generosity, and gratitude in your congregation to support God’s Mission.

It also aims to shift conversation to inspiring faithful living and participation in God’s mission, rather than merely funding a budget.

You can start anywhere or anytime, building on what is in place in your parish to further serve the mission of God in your community.

To help you get started, Clergy and Lay representatives from the Christ Church Cathedral, Ottawa Centre, and Ottawa West Deaneries are invited to our Giving Our Thanks & Praise workshop. Led by Susan Graham Walker from the Anglican Church of Canada, the day will include a presentation and workshop on congregational resources for a faithful, intentional, and generous response to God’s Mission.

This workshop will introduce a program that:

  • Is grounded in Anglican theology and culture
  • Will inspire people to participate in God’s mission through gratitude and generosity
  • Can be adapted and customized to the context of their congregation
  • Engages people in deepening their faith and understanding of discipleship
  • Offers ways os inspiring, inviting, and thanking people in support of God’s mission
  • Contains tools required to implement a strong giving program
  • Registration includes refreshments and lunch.
  • Each registered parish will receive a free Giving our Thanks & Praise package.

Presented by Susan Graham Walker,
Resource for Mission, Anglican Church of Canada

*Giving Our Thanks & Praise is a parish program to promote stewardship – generosity, giving and gratitude. It is developed by and designed for clergy and lay people in the Anglican Church of Canada. Its development was supported by a 2017 Ministry Investment Fund grant. Staffing for this project is facilitated through a partnership between the Philanthropy Unit of the United Church of Canada and the General Synod of the Anglican Church of Canada.

 

Details

Date: March 30, 2019 for the deaneries of Arnprior, Carleton and Lanark
Time: 9 am – 3 pm
Location: To be added
Date: June 1, 2019 for the deaneries of Pembroke, Pontiac Renfrew and West Quebec,
Date: September 21 or the deaneries of Ottawa East and Stormont.

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REGISTER ONLINE HERE

Retirements announced

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Canon Sue Garvey, Executive Director, Cornerstone Housing for Women (Le Pilier), will retire in February, 2019.

Rev. Linda Posthuma, Chaplain, Cornerstone Housing for Women (Le Pilier), on will retire December 31, 2018.

Rev. Deacon Christine Jannasch, Chaplain at The Well/La Source and Pastoral Associate at St. Margaret’s Vanier, retires November 30, 2018.

 

Ordination

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It is Bishop Chapman’s intention, God willing, to ordain the Rev. Alana McCord and the Rev. Colin McFarland priests at Christ Church Cathedral on The Feast of St. Nicholas, Thursday, December 6th, 2018.  The liturgy will be at 7 pm; more details will follow later in November.

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