Sunday School

sunday-school-logoSunday, Sept 10th – 1st Day of Sunday School

We are all looking forward to the new season of Sunday School which started on September 10th.  Mandy and Jenni have been working this summer to build our lesson plans for the fall and there is lots happening this year.  This year our children will be getting a passport and heading off travelling through the bible for their lessons and focus this summer.  Please feel free to speak to our teachers if you have any questions about the program or want to sign up.  Please call 705-721-9931 to talk to either Jenni or Mandy.

Selection Committee

A Selection Committee will be formed on September 24th after service to begin our journey in finding a new incumbent for the Parish. Two wardens and two lay members of the congregation will be chosen for this task. We hope that most will be able to attend service that day. The process shouldn't take longer than 30-45 minutes. 

 

Brownies @ St. John’s Cancelled

The Cookstown Brownie Unit will not meet this year due to not enough volunteer leaders to run the program.  If anyone is interested in helping to volunteer, please contact: Joanna Hunse at;  joannahunse@gmail.com .

Girl Guides at St. John’s

The Cookstown Guide Unit will be meeting on Friday evenings at St. John's beginning on Sept. 22nd from 6:30-8 p.m. The Guides are for girls in grades 4-6 years. If anyone is interested in joining the unit or to volunteer, please contact Lee-Ann Ray at:  laray@bflcanada.ca or (705) 458-1525.  

Senior’s Luncheon Program

seniorlunch-gifThis monthly lunch for seniors, run by St. John's, takes place on the 4th Thursday. Cost is $8/person and all seniors are welcome to join us.  29 Church Street, Cookstown. 

2nd Wednesday Community Lunch Program

The monthly outreach lunch program, formerly run by Cookstown United Church,lunch has recently relocated to St. John’s. This meal is open to all and costs $8/person.  We wish the leadership and volunteers of this group blessings and much success as they continue their ministry to the community.

Healing Sundays

The 3rd Sunday of each month we have our healing and anointing service.  Please note that during the summer there will be no services of this type offered.  Our next service will be October 16th.

St. John’s Prayer Group

praying1Every Wednesday night from 8 pm till 9 pm our prayer group gathers at St. John’s in our side chapel by the St. Francis Window.  We gather each week to have a time of communal prayer and an opportunity to offer intercessions for our parish and those in need.  All are welcome to attend.  Speak to Bonnie, Vicki, Liz or Fr. Matt for more info. Call Liz at 705-458-1968.


 

Induction Service for Fr. Matt

Sunday, November 5th: Fr. Matt’s Service of New Ministry

Fr. Matt’s service of new ministry, traditionally called an ‘Induction Service’ will be held on the 1st Sunday of November (5th).  The service will be later in the afternoon (around 4:30 pm) and more details will be provided as they come together.

 

 

The Feast of St. Francis of Assisi (Window Dedication) and Blessing of the Animals

On Oct. 4th, 2015, a new windownew window of St. Francis of Assisi was dedicated in memory of Anne
matt and goose Zander.  We also had a Blessing of the Animals service later in the day at 3 p.m. to celebrate this special day.  St. Francis believed that nature itself was the mirror of God. He called all creatures his “brothers” and “sisters,” and even preached to the birds and supposedly persuaded a wolf to stop
 attacking some locals if they agreed to feed the wolf. He preached
to man and beast the universal ability and duty of all creatures to praise God (a common theme in the Psalms) and the duty of men to protect and enjoy nature as both the stewards of God's creation and as creatures ourselves.keeley-molly-blessing-of-animals


Blessing of the Animals 2016

Plaque Ceremony for Jim Arnold

Jim is presented with a plaque by Fr. Matt and Granddaughters Maeve and RebeccaA plaque ceremony was held at St. John's on Sunday, Dec. 6th to honour Jim Arnold for 36 years of service on the Cemetery Board; the last 21 years was in the position of Chairman. Helping Jim celebrate was his daughter, Christa and granddaughters, Maeve and Rebecca. Congratulations Jim on your many years of service to St. John's. 


 

St. John’s Church

Sunday Service: 11:15 am

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  • 1:00 pm-4:30 pm
    2017.09.06-2018.12.18
    6254 Yonge St, Churchill, ON, Canada
    6254 Yonge St, Churchill, ON, Canada
    Every Wed. at 1 p.m. in the Parish Hall.Everyone is welcome to attend
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  • 4:30 pm-7:00 pm
    2017.09.08
    29 Church Street, Cookstown, ON, Canada
    29 Church Street, Cookstown, ON, Canada
    Salmon Dinner on Friday, September 8 from 4:30 to 7:00 p.m..  Come and join us for a great meal and fellowship.  Adults - $20.00, Children Under 12 - $8.00, Under 5 - Free.  For further information please contact Diane at 705-458-2723.
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  • 9:00 am-12:45 pm
    2017.09.10
    Special vestry meeting Sept. 10th after service at both churches. This is to start the journey for a selection committee to find a new incumbent for the Parish.
  • 10:15 am-10:45 am
    2017.09.10
    6254 Yonge Street, Churchill, Lefroy, ON, Canada
    6254 Yonge Street, Churchill, Lefroy, ON, Canada
    Sunday, September 10th after service. Special vestry to choose a selection committee on the search for a new incumbent. Please try to attend this meeting.
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  • 1:00 pm-4:30 pm
    2017.09.13-2018.12.25
    6254 Yonge St, Churchill, ON, Canada
    6254 Yonge St, Churchill, ON, Canada
    Every Wed. at 1 p.m. in the Parish Hall.Everyone is welcome to attend
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  • 1:00 pm-4:30 pm
    2017.09.20-2019.01.01
    6254 Yonge St, Churchill, ON, Canada
    6254 Yonge St, Churchill, ON, Canada
    Every Wed. at 1 p.m. in the Parish Hall.Everyone is welcome to attend
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  • 9:00 am-3:00 pm
    2017.09.23
    6254 Yonge Street, Churchill, Lefroy, ON, Canada
    6254 Yonge Street, Churchill, Lefroy, ON, Canada
    St. Peter's is hosting another Fall Fair on Saturday, Sept. 23rd, 9am-3pm. Fun for the whole family. Free admission. Tickets will be available for purchase for several activities. Contact Susanne 705-828-4006.Spaghetti eating contest and Butter Tart competition: Myrlene 705-456-6731
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  • 12:30 pm-1:00 pm
    2017.09.24
    29 Church Street, Cookstown, ON, Canada
    29 Church Street, Cookstown, ON, Canada
    Sunday, Sept. 24th after service. Meeting to select a committee to find a new incumbent. Please try to attend this meeting.
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  • 1:00 pm-4:30 pm
    2017.09.27-2019.01.08
    6254 Yonge St, Churchill, ON, Canada
    6254 Yonge St, Churchill, ON, Canada
    Every Wed. at 1 p.m. in the Parish Hall.Everyone is welcome to attend
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