On June 3 Bishop John Chapman appointed the Reverend Doctor Linda Privitera to serve as St Martin’ interim priest and ensure a smooth hand over to the incumbent he appoints to be St Martin’s Rector. Linda’s formidable resume is ready testament to the breadth and depth of episcopal and life experience befitting someone of the… Continue Reading Introducing St Martin’s Interim Priest
It is not often that you get to hear from an Anglican Priest ordained in the Diocese of Jerusalem, currently serving in the Diocese of Liverpool, England who is also a scholar, Missioner and Islam Lecturer travelling under an Israeli passport; but, all who attended the three-part lecture series recently delivered by the Rev… Continue Reading TOWARD THE PEACE WHICH PASSES ALL UNDERSTANDING
On Sunday, June 10th parishioners took a special timeout to bid a fond farewell to Fr John Organ and wish him and his wife Irene all the best as they head to their home province of Newfoundland where John will be ordained Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of western Newfoundland on June 25th. Father John… Continue Reading We’re So Glad We Had This Time Together !
The fund raising concert hosted May 27 by St Martin’s featuring the Stairwell Carollers was an all round success. Not only did it provide a well-received afternoon programme of fine A capella offerings, fund raising proceeds totalled $1669.35. A cheque in that amount was delivered by concert convenor Marilyn Collins to All Saints’ with St… Continue Reading Recent Fundraising Concert Scores Success
Thanks to an invitation from Fr John Organ parishioners at St Martin’s and at All Saints Anglican Church Westboro will have an opportunity to hear from the Reverend Dr. Yazid Said, Islam Scholar, Anglican Priest and Missioner when he comes to Ottawa the third week of June to give a series of talks sharing his… Continue Reading Contemporary Middle East Through the Scholarly Eyes of a Palestinian Christian
Reflections by St Martin’s Rector, a Closeup on Cross Training, a four page spread on visits to the Holy Land and a look at why attendance at Vestry matters are among the articles featured in the Winter 2018 edition of The Messenger St Martin’s parish newsletter.
Every member of the congregation is invited, encouraged and counted on to attend this important opportunity to take stock of where matters stand with respect to the spiritual, financial and practical well being of St Martin’s Parish and the communities it serves. And even though “man does not live by bread alone” parishioners attending Vestry… Continue Reading Mark Your Calendar and Be Sure to Attend St Martin’s Annual Vestry Meeting on March 11
Judging by its consistently high turnout, last fall’s study program that examined aspects of spirituality was a popular well-received lecture series with stimulating discussion led by St Martin’s Rector Fr John Organ. The Lenten study program that Fr John is leading should prove equally popular and stimulating. Lenten studies will offer participants a timeout to… Continue Reading WELL WORTH ATTENDING
Lenten activity at St Martin’s gets underway Shrove Tuesday, February 13 with the ever popular pancake supper. Advance ticket purchase after any upcoming Sunday services is recommended so organizers can order up sufficient supplies. Ticket price is $8 for adults with a family admission set at $23 for parents and kids to enjoy an outing… Continue Reading LEANING INTO LENT
As a prelude to Christmas the Nativity Event staged outdoors on the grounds of St Martin’s this past Sunday, December 17th ranks right up there for the delight and joy it fostered in all who braved the sparkly bright cold winter temperatures to sees the iconic Christian Manger scene recreated by folks from St Martin’s… Continue Reading A TRADITION IN THE MAKING !