St. John's, Ida
A Community Church in the Anglican Tradition Since 1819
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"!
Due to the ongoing developments with the Covid-19 pandemic, we are moving our services online.
Our next online service:
Sunday, April 5th
at 4 p.m.
Service of Evening Prayer
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A message from Rev. Peter...
Dear St. John’s family,
As many of you know by now our diocesan leadership has directed us to suspend all social non-essential gatherings. This morning I witnessed something I will never forget as long as I live. It was equivalent to seeing a speeding locomotive come to a complete stop in 100 feet. At about 10 a.m. Saturday morning at least four people were here in the hall, on their cell phones, informing those who had bought tickets that the Irish Supper was cancelled. It was, as people say, “surreal”.
This is an anxious time for everyone. Of course, God’s Word has something to say about that. As St. Paul writes: “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.” (Philippians 4:6). But wash your hands too! And as a colleague has said, “wash your hands and wash your neighbour’s feet too.” In other words, look after yourself but also keep in mind those who might feel particularly isolated at this time. Perhaps you could give them a phone call, an email or even a note via Canada Post.
We give thanks and pray for the front-line workers in the medical field, public health officials, research scientists and the cashiers at our local stores who are dealing with the crowds stocking up on food and other items.
Grace and Peace,