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About St. John’s
A Congregation of the Presbyterian Church in Canada
28 Second Street East
Cornwall, ON K6H 1Y3
phone: (613) 932-8693
fax: (613) 933-6144
Rev. Robert Martin, Interim Moderator
Rev. Ian K. Johnston, Interim Minister
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A Historic Event… Forty years ago, the Reverend Dr. Rennie, started the Christmas Candle lighting tradition at St. John’s. The Libbey family was invited to light the first candle and their daughter, Heather, who would normally be in nursery school at that time, stayed upstairs to light the very first Christmas Candle. Thanks to the Reverend Ian Johnston and the Plant family, Erin Libbey, niece and goddaughter of Heather, was invited to light the first Christmas Candle this year. The Reverend Dr. Rennie, can be seen in the photo sitting in the first row.
On Sunday, November 26th, 2017, 10 Elders were ordained or reinstated. A great time for a group photo of our Elders, Minister, Minister Emeritus and Ministers in Association. Not all Elders were present but a great group photo none the less.
Classiqu’Arts SDG Productions Presents:
A Classiqu’Arts SDG Christmas featuring traditional Christmas classics performed by renowned musicians.
This concert will be performed at St. John’s Presbyterian Church in Cornwall (see poster or Facebook event for details)
Tickets are 25$ and available online: www.classiquarts.ca or by calling St. John’s Presbyterian Church (613) 932-8693.
Hurry! Tickets tend to sell out quick for our events!
Vous avez toujours de bons souvenirs de Classiqu’Arts 150 en août dernier aux Ruins de St-Raphaël?
Vous en voulez du pareil au même? Prenez donc connaissance de ce qui suit!
Les productions Classiqu’Arts SD&G présentent:
Noël Classiqu’Arts; un concert de musique classique avec la musique Noël traditionnelle, interprétée par des artistes renommés.
Le concert sera présenté le 9 décembre 2017 à 19 h à l’Église St. John’s Presbyterian à Cornwall.
Les billets sont disponibles en ligne: www.classiquarts.ca ou à l’Église St. John’s (613) 932-8693.
Ne tardez pas, les billets disparaîtrons rapidement!
TO: All Communicant Members of St. John’s
Sunday, October 8, 2017 is the last day to submit nominations for new Elders
*You may nominate UP TO 12
*1 nomination ballot per person being nominated
*Each ballot must by placed inside the small envelope and then inside the large envelope with your name on the outside
Let us keep all our leaders in prayer
In the interest of transparency for the lack of notice to the public and any concern/understanding that may have resulted from the removal of the cairn, we most humbly apologize. We offer the following as an explanation and outline our future plan for the site.
In 2016 the Session of St John’s Presbyterian Church in Cornwall determined that the cairn at the cemetery located at the corner of Sydney and Sixth Streets had to be removed. The past winter has been particularly hard on the cairn. Action was required to ensure the safety of the public using the park to ensure children and youth are not jeopardizing their personal safety because of crumbling walls and stone despite the wrought iron fence. Over the past few years there has been major deterioration of the cement holding the headstones in place, many of the headstones were badly cracked and some of the rebar exposed. Several stones were completely broken and had fallen away. Major repairs in the 1987 has not stopped the deterioration. The fence does not prevent youngsters climbing and playing on it. Our plans were communicated to Heritage Cornwall, a committee of the city, thus exercising due diligence and careful consideration.
The general condition of the cairn was inappropriate for the proper respect for our ancestors. Consistent with the Cemeteries Act of Ontario we followed our course of action on Monday recognized this obligation.
Please read the attached letter below for more details on the condition of the cairn and our plans for the future.
Caldwell Hall is much brighter, now that we have replaced the sodium lights with LED lights. This will definitely reduce our electricity costs and the hall is much brighter, which is better for groups like Pickleball. They even have dimmer switches so that the lighting levels can be adjusted. The speakers in the hall have also been replaced with the speakers that used to be in the Sanctuary and the sound is fantastic. If you have a group that would like to rent out the hall, please contact the church office for more information.
Passport to Peru Vacation Bible School will run daily from 8:30 to 11:00 am August 21st to 25th with a lunch and presentation on Friday for the children and their families. Come out and learn about Peru and God’s love. Fun, games, snacks, crafts, making new friends and learning more about the Bible… everything you like . Limited space, so reserve your children’s spot early. Contact Debbie at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 613 936 3454 for more information. This is an event for all children Grades 1 through 5.