News

Watch here for news items relating to our parish.

  • Peterborough Covenant to move forward

    The Peterborough Covenant Commission has released its report from November 2016 with the final option for the Anglican and Lutheran Covenant churches in Peterborough.  The option is to reduce the number of churches from five to two, with a "downtown" and an "uptown" church remaining.  From January 29th to February 5th, town hall meetings will be held in each of the five churches hosted by the Commission representatives, the diocesan facilitator, and the episcopal facilitator.  Read more on the Peterborough Covenant page of the website here.

  • Connie Swinton NAMED TO ORder of the Diocese of Toronto

    We are proud to announce that Connie was appointed to the Order of the Diocese of Toronto on Sunday, January 1st, at the Archbishop's New Year's Levee and Evensong at St James's Cathedral.  The citation reads, "Connie Swinton has been nominated by St John the Evangelist, Peterborough, for her life-long concern with serving the needs of others in her community and around the globe.  Her international experience as a nurse and consultant speaks to her deep wisdom and compassion which is recognized by her peers.  The vision of the Kingdom of God of justice and peace has long been the foundation of her ministry in her workplace and church."


    To read more about the Order, please visit the Diocesan website:  http://www.toronto.anglican.ca/2013/10/21/new-medallion-honours-real-heores/

2016 Stewardship Campaign

This year, we're doing something new for the stewardship campaign.  Starting Sunday, September 4, 2016, we are launching "Stewardship Season" with a thematic sermon and the distribution of a stewardship package to every household.  Please pick yours up from the welcome table in the lobby.


In the package, you will find a cover letter from the stewardship committee and a commitment brochure.  In years past, the commitment card has only asked what financial commitment parishioners plan to make for the upcoming year.  This year, the brochure will still ask for prayerful commitment to supporting the work of the parish with your money, but it also takes into account that money is not the only way we can support ministry at St. John's.  There are a variety of ministry opportunities in the brochure and you can check off any that you might be interested in and someone will contact you to discuss it.


When you complete your brochure, it can be returned at any time before Thanksgiving.  Callers will begin checking in with parishioners in the week of 19 September to make sure you received your package and to answer any questions.  On Thanksgiving Sunday, all brochures will be placed in a basket on the alter as a way to consecrate our commitment of time, talent, and treasure to the work to which God calls us.

The Evangelist

St. John's Parish Newsletter

What Is the Evangelist?


The Evangelist is St. John's parish newsletter, published quarterly. It is available from the links below and is emailed to parishioners. Printed copies are available for pick up at the church for those without access to email.


Below are the most recent editions of the Evangelist, downloadable in PDF form. Most computers have the PDF reader installed.  However, if you don't have it yet, you can download it from here.



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Evangelist Archives

Here are some older versions of the Evangelist for your nostalgic review.


2012
March
2011
March June September December
2010
March December
2009
June September November