"I am the vine; you are the branches." — John 15:5

The Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost – September 19, 2021

St. Helen’s and Holy Cross Day – September 12, 2021

The Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost – September 5, 2021

Early Morning Devotional

Truth and Reconciliation

Ceramic Feather

At the Diocese of Ottawa’s Synod of 2019 The All My Relations Working Group gifted every congregation and community ministry with a white ceramic feather.  Originally crafted in 2017 for an outdoor public art installation at the Canadian Museum of Nature named “Populace”, marking Canada’s 150th, the feathers were chosen with the local Algonquin community as a representation of their presence on this land in the time of confederation. In the installation a rose represented the English people and a fleur de lys represented the French.  The hope behind the gift is that the feather, significant in most Indigenous tradition, will symbolize a commitment to building relationships with Indigenous peoples (First Nations, Métis and Inuit), in a new way and the church’s journey towards truth, justice and reconciliation.  You can appreciate this ceramic feather as it is displayed next to our Prayer Net.

Registration for Sunday Services

Please visit the online registration form in order to register for the in-person services. Alternatively you may call the church office at (613) 824-2010 and leave the names and contact information for all attendees.

Notice to St. Helen’s Parish Concerning Reopening:

St. Helen’s has reopened for in-person worship, Sundays at 10 AM Pre-Registration is required (to a maximum of 50 people) and all Covid protocols will be observed. An online recording of the service will be available Sunday evenings throughout September.

Statement from the Bishop of Ottawa

Vestry Documents

The Vine

The Vine: October 2021
The Vine: September 2021
The Vine: Summer 2021
The Vine: June 2021

Past editions of The Vine are available under the Archive menu.

Thank You

Thanks to all of our Readers for their participation in worship. Our appreciation is extended to Derek and Emmaus and Emily and the choir for their music ministry and to Derek for his production of our services. Thanks also to Ian for managing our website and YouTube platforms.

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