February 26-March 4, 2018

This Week at St. Margaret’s

Tues. February 27      6-9pm              Lenten Film Series

Wed. February 28       11:30am          Mid-day Prayers

Wed. February 28       noon                Igloo@206 hot meal

Sun. March 4               9:30am            Eucharist in English

Sun. March 4               11:30am          Eucharist in Inuktitut

Refreshments to follow both services.

Lent is a time for 

reflection and refreshment

spiritual nourishment

education and self-discipline

community building

becoming more Christ-like

Our Lenten focus for 2018 is on issues of justice and racism. How can we learn from the stories of others?

Reel Faith 2018, Lenten Film Series, may help you answer that question.

Deacon Judy Oatway, is hosting a movie and discussion series, every Tuesday at 6pm in the Church Hall. It begins with a shared meal of soup and baguette, followed by a movie and a reflection of its content. Although the first session started last Tuesday, each week offers a different movie and topic, allowing you to become involved at any time. Coming this week: Suffragette. This series continues until March 20. For information on what the films are about, check it out here. We hope to see you on a Lenten journey!”

A Labyrinth Retreat for Professional Caregivers

The Labyrinth Guild of Christ Church Cathedral invites workers in areas such as health care, social services, and ministry to a restorative retreat. Facilitators: Deacon Christine Jannasch and Caroline Balderston Parry. For more information or to register: contact Christine at mailto:christine@deaconchristine.ca or 613-818-1754. February 28, 1-3:30 pm, Christ Church Cathedral, 414 Sparks St.

World Day of Prayer

A service written by women of Suriname, South America. Learn about the astonishingly rich cultural and ecological diversity of the country and the global significance of the environmental challenges it faces. Join with its people in prayer and song and in a commitment to help preserve God’s Creation.

March 2, 7:00 pm, St. Columba (Manor Park), 24 Sandridge Road

Benefit Concert at Ascension

“A Decade of A Capella,” is a benefit for One World Choir, which welcomes immigrants and refugees of all backgrounds—not only to share vocal and choral traditions, but to develop community and connection. The ticket includes coffee/tea and snack. Tickets $20 (students $15, kids under 12 $5).

March 3, 7:00pm, Church of the Ascension, 253 Echo Dr.

The Inuit Story, A Dramatization

Join Nunavut Sivuniksavut students as they present a passionate dramatization of the Inuit story. Woven throughout this historical presentation are various art forms such as throat singing, and Eastern and Western style Arctic dances. Tickets $15 -25 through the Arts Court website.

March 5-6, 7:00 pm, Arts Court Theatre, 2 Daly Avenue, second floor


Sung by the Choir of St Barnabas, directed by Wesley R Warren. All are welcome.

March 18, 7:00 pm, St. Barnabas, Ottawa, 70 James St.


Lenten Study and Reflection

Study program at St. Barnabas: Why Beauty Matters

Using video presentations, explore the such themes as: Time, Death and Eternity; Why Beauty Matters; On Moral Relativism; On Religion as inextricable aspect of the human condition; The True, the Good, and the Beautiful; The Religion of Rights. Each session is self- contained, come to one or all. Refreshments provided. February 20 – March 20, 7-8:30pm, St. Barnabas, Ottawa, 70 James Street

Study program: Online

The monks of the US based Society of St. John the Evangelist invite you to join them in praying with Meeting Jesus in the Gospel of John, their 2018 Lenten offering. Find it at: http://meetingjesusinjohn.org/

Lenten Quiet Day with Fr. John Organ, at St. Barnabas

A time of reflection about experiencing God with talks (and reflection time) about: God in search of human beings; human beings in search of God; the way of self-transcendence (Francis of Assisi); and, developing a faith/spiritual practice. Please bring a bag lunch, soup and refreshments provided. March 17, 9am – 3pm, St. Barnabas, Ottawa, 70 James Street