Learning together to follow Jesus
A little about us...
We are a community church in the Anglican Tradition, located in the beautiful Cavan Hills, 15 minutes west of Peterborough. Being a “community” church means that we are a church for the entire community, not just those with an Anglican background.
We have been "Celebrating Jesus for over 200 years"!
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Our in-person service:
Sunday, October 25th
at 9:30 a.m.
21st Sunday after Pentecost
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An update from Rev. Peter...
As we look forward to in-person worship resuming on Sunday September 13th, I want you to be aware of what to expect.
The first thing you will notice is that everyone will be directed to enter the church through the Hall-door. You are required to wear a mask while in the church. (We will provide disposable masks as needed). As you enter the Hallway you will be greeted and asked some COVID-19 screening questions and asked to use hand sanitizer. Once screened, make your way into the church and sit in any empty pew. (Please avoid any cordoned off pew).
Please note that, for now, we will not have Sunday School and that children are asked to stay in the pew with their family.
During the service please join in all spoken parts, however, we ask you to refrain from singing. Please keep 2 metres distance from other worshippers.
The offering plate will not be passed during the service, but will be available on the table at the back of the church for those who wish to give their offering in this way. We are grateful for the number of people who, in these past months, have used electronic means of contributing (PAG, the website, electronic transfers) to the ministry of St. John’s, Ida.
For the time being, the service of Holy Communion (1st, 3rd and 5th of the month) will include the reception of bread only. Instructions will be given on protocols for receiving communion.
At the end of the worship service, please exit via the church door. If the stairs present a problem, other arrangements can be made.
For the time being, there will be no coffee hour and socializing will be kept to a minimum.
If you plan to join us for in-person worship, please email Marilyn at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the church (705 944 5350) so that we can make the proper preparations.
Please know that we will continue to livestream the service for those who do not feel able, at this time, to return to in-person worship. We look forward to the day when we can all join together to worship the Triune God: Father, Son and Holy Spirit, but in the meantime, we appreciate you joining us in whatever way you can.
Grace and Peace,
Mark Your Calendar!
A note from Matt Kydd...
I'm going to be playing a concert via video from the St. John’s Ida Church Hall. If you haven't heard my music yet, I play guitar and harmonica and I sing. My songs tell stories about the people and places in and around the Kawarthas. As well, some of my songs are spirituals. On November 14th, at 7 p.m., I'll be playing an hour of music which will hopefully be energizing and uplifting and informative. I'm promoting my studio album "Hotel Kawartha" which is available on Apple Music, Spotify, and YouTube. I'm hoping to have it available on CD soon.