Sunday, September 12th, 2021 – Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost
First Reading: Proverbs 1:20-33
Wisdom cries out in the street;
in the squares she raises her voice.
At the busiest corner she cries out;
at the entrance of the city gates she speaks:
‘How long, O simple ones, will you love being simple?
How long will scoffers delight in their scoffing
and fools hate knowledge?
Give heed to my reproof;
I will pour out my thoughts to you;
I will make my words known to you.
Because I have called and you refused,
have stretched out my hand and no one heeded,
and because you have ignored all my counsel
and would have none of my reproof,
I also will laugh at your calamity;
I will mock when panic strikes you,
when panic strikes you like a storm,
and your calamity comes like a whirlwind,
when distress and anguish come upon you.
Then they will call upon me, but I will not answer;
they will seek me diligently, but will not find me.
Because they hated knowledge
and did not choose the fear of the Lord,
would have none of my counsel,
and despised all my reproof,
therefore they shall eat the fruit of their way
and be sated with their own devices.
For waywardness kills the simple,
and the complacency of fools destroys them;
but those who listen to me will be secure
and will live at ease, without dread of disaster.’
To the leader. A Psalm of David.
The heavens are telling the glory of God;
and the firmament proclaims his handiwork.
Day to day pours forth speech,
and night to night declares knowledge.
There is no speech, nor are there words;
their voice is not heard;
yet their voice goes out through all the earth,
and their words to the end of the world.
In the heavens he has set a tent for the sun,
which comes out like a bridegroom from his wedding canopy,
and like a strong man runs its course with joy.
Its rising is from the end of the heavens,
and its circuit to the end of them;
and nothing is hidden from its heat.
The law of the Lord is perfect,
reviving the soul;
the decrees of the Lord are sure,
making wise the simple;
the precepts of the Lord are right,
rejoicing the heart;
the commandment of the Lord is clear,
enlightening the eyes;
the fear of the Lord is pure,
enduring for ever;
the ordinances of the Lord are true
and righteous altogether.
More to be desired are they than gold,
even much fine gold;
sweeter also than honey,
and drippings of the honeycomb.
Moreover by them is your servant warned;
in keeping them there is great reward.
But who can detect their errors?
Clear me from hidden faults.
Keep back your servant also from the insolent;
do not let them have dominion over me.
Then I shall be blameless,
and innocent of great transgression.
Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart
be acceptable to you,
O Lord, my rock and my redeemer.
Second Reading: James 3:1-12
Not many of you should become teachers, my brothers and sisters, for you know that we who teach will be judged with greater strictness. For all of us make many mistakes. Anyone who makes no mistakes in speaking is perfect, able to keep the whole body in check with a bridle. If we put bits into the mouths of horses to make them obey us, we guide their whole bodies. Or look at ships: though they are so large that it takes strong winds to drive them, yet they are guided by a very small rudder wherever the will of the pilot directs. So also the tongue is a small member, yet it boasts of great exploits.
How great a forest is set ablaze by a small fire! And the tongue is a fire. The tongue is placed among our members as a world of iniquity; it stains the whole body, sets on fire the cycle of nature, and is itself set on fire by hell. For every species of beast and bird, of reptile and sea creature, can be tamed and has been tamed by the human species, but no one can tame the tongue—a restless evil, full of deadly poison. With it we bless the Lord and Father, and with it we curse those who are made in the likeness of God. From the same mouth come blessing and cursing. My brothers and sisters, this ought not to be so. Does a spring pour forth from the same opening both fresh and brackish water? Can a fig tree, my brothers and sisters, yield olives, or a grapevine figs? No more can salt water yield fresh.
The Gospel: Mark 8:27-38
Jesus went on with his disciples to the villages of Caesarea Philippi; and on the way he asked his disciples, ‘Who do people say that I am?’ And they answered him, ‘John the Baptist; and others, Elijah; and still others, one of the prophets.’ He asked them, ‘But who do you say that I am?’ Peter answered him, ‘You are the Messiah.’ And he sternly ordered them not to tell anyone about him.
Then he began to teach them that the Son of Man must undergo great suffering, and be rejected by the elders, the chief priests, and the scribes, and be killed, and after three days rise again. He said all this quite openly. And Peter took him aside and began to rebuke him. But turning and looking at his disciples, he rebuked Peter and said, ‘Get behind me, Satan! For you are setting your mind not on divine things but on human things.’
He called the crowd with his disciples, and said to them, ‘If any want to become my followers, let them deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me. For those who want to save their life will lose it, and those who lose their life for my sake, and for the sake of the gospel, will save it. For what will it profit them to gain the whole world and forfeit their life? Indeed, what can they give in return for their life? Those who are ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation, of them the Son of Man will also be ashamed when he comes in the glory of his Father with the holy angels.’
Welcome to Julian of Norwich
Who and Where We Are
Julian of Norwich Anglican Church is an inclusive and dynamic parish, located on the busy of Merivale Road just south of Baseline Road, in the western part of Ottawa formerly known as Nepean.
Our Parish core values include:
1. The gifts of hospitality and friendship:
We are ordinary people who strive to follow Jesus’ way. We receive each person as a gift and provide opportunities for spiritual nurturing. We offer hospitality, an open stance toward learning, questioning, dialog, and hope. We have opportunities for artists, learners, and those with practical skills. Our worship is engaging, reflective, and embraces people of all ages, abilities, experiences, and traditions. During the Family Eucharist you may hear traditional hymns, jazz, gospel, or First Nation’s chants.
2. The extension of care to those in need:
This parish joins God already at work in the world. Our faith and worship are meant to prepare us to seek and serve Christ in all people, loving our neighbor as ourselves. While we serve those in need, we strive to cultivate relationships of peace and understanding.
3. The desire for and practice of inclusivity:
We celebrate the diversity of gifts in all who come, the outreach efforts in diocesan and wider ministries, and the strength of our parish leaders to respond to the world God loves. We work in partnership with other parishes, denominations and faith groups, to strive for justice and peace among all people and respecting the dignity of every human being (BAS 159).
Worship Services Online
Thursdays: 10 a.m.
Sundays: 8 a.m. and 10 a.m.
How to Participate via Computer
We have set up a conference call system that will permit you to participate in Worship services via your Computer.
Join the Service: https://meetings.dialpad.com/room/revmoniquestone
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Online Liturgical Duty Information and Sign-Up Sheet
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Submit a Name for the Weekly Prayer List
If you would like to have a person’s name added to the prayer list for this Sunday’s service, please email the office at firstname.lastname@example.org or call and leave a message at the office at 613-224-7178.
Prayer list requests must be received prior to 11:00 a.m. on the Friday prior to the service.
Requests provided after 11:00 a.m. on Friday will be added to the list for the following Sunday.
Experiencing Technical Difficulties?
From within DialPad Meetings, click on the “Settings” icon. From the Device Settings pop-up, choose the “Speakers Test” option. This will test your microphone and your device’s audio output.
How to Participate via Phone
Call this number: 613-800-8019
Thursday September 30th at 6:00 p.m.
We will offer a COVID-Friendly Outdoor Service in the garden through to Thanksgiving. These services will be weather dependent and will need to follow Covid protocols. If you are able, please bring your own fold out chair, as only a few chairs will be available.
For these services masks must be worn at all times once you are on the church property and you must maintain a minimum six metre distance from anyone outside your household.
Get directions to the Outdoor Service on Google Maps
Way of Life
Please Note: This is a Working Document
Julian of Norwich Anglican Church has embarked on a ministry renewal project that will see our property transform in to a new collaborative community that includes affordable housing, greenspace and other neighbourhood assets, a new sacred space, and various community spaces.
As this process continues, we are provided with an opportunity to ask ourselves: What does it
mean to be part of Julian of Norwich? How do we live out our spiritual lives in this community? What is our mission? What is our Way of Life?
Below is a DRAFT mission statement, Way of Life principles, and updated Value Statements. You are encouraged to review them and provide your comments at the bottom of the page.
For more information, please don’t hesitate to contact
A final version of this document will emerge in the coming months.
Please Remember this is a Working Document
Julian of Norwich Anglican Church, Ottawa
Julian of Norwich Anglican Church is an intentional Christian community that lives out its
discipleship with an active gaze through a window in to the sacred and a window out to the
Way of Life
Participants in the life of Julian of Norwich will strive to strengthen their relationship with the
sacred through participation in worship and prayer.
Participants in the life of Julian of Norwich use the seasons of Advent and Lent for intentional
deepening of their spiritual journey and are committed to ongoing formation and change.
Participants in the life of Julian of Norwich are committed to radical hospitality that is dedicated
to the creation of a welcome space where strangers can enter, and all can be strengthened.
Participants in the life of Julian of Norwich root themselves in the ongoing life of The Anchor
(the collaborative community on the property where our sacred space is housed) and seek
opportunities to support, nurture, and learn from residents and the neighbourhood.
Participants in the life of Julian of Norwich are committed to prioritizing relationships,
governance and action that elicit the creation of community-based quality of life and wellness
that is intergenerational and inclusive of diverse cultures and faith expressions.
Participants in the life of Julian will work for peace and justice amongst all peoples and the land.
In short, WITH GOD’S HELP, participants in the life of Julian of Norwich Anglican Church will
strive to live the following way of life:
- Participate regularly in Worship
- Take part in regular Christian formation and practice daily personal/family prayer
- Observe the seasons of special devotion in the church year—Advent and Lent
- Financially support the mission and ministry of Julian of Norwich Anglican Church
- Demonstrate openness to the way in which God is expressed is diverse cultures and
- Show Christ’s love to others in our everyday lives
- Share in the mission and outreach ministry of the community
Work for peace, justice and the stewardship of the environment
- Embody the counter-culture politics of Jesus
- Be good stewards of the many gifts that God provides
- Hospitality and Friendship
- The extension of care to those in need:
- The desire for and practice of inclusivity:
We are ordinary people who strive to follow Jesus’ way. We recognize all people as
valuable and provide opportunities for spiritual nurturing and growth. We offer
hospitality, an open stance toward learning, questioning, dialog, and hope.
We are a multi-generational community that joins God who is already at work in the
world. Our faith and worship are meant to support us as we seek and serve Christ in all
people, loving our neighbor as ourselves. While we serve those in need, we strive to
cultivate relationships of peace and understanding.
We celebrate the diversity of gifts in the community, the neighbourhood and the world
that God loves. We work in partnership with others to strive for justice and equality
among all people and respecting the dignity of every human being
Your Comments Are Appreciated
Bible Curiosi-Tea (Bible Study)
On the 2nd, 3rd and 4th Fridays of each month, a small group meet over Zoom at 10 a.m. to discuss the readings for the coming Sunday. It is a great conversation with diverse thoughts and opinions.
You are invited to join others at a faith enriching study of the Gospel from the comfort of your own home.
All are welcome and no experience is needed.
If you would like to join this group, please email the coordinator: Pam Middleton
Online Prayer Time
Julian of Norwich Friends
10:00 – 10:30 a.m.
All are invited to join an on-line (ZOOM) corporate prayer, hosted by Licensed Lay Reader Paul Dumbrille. There will be time for silent and spoken prayer.
Participants are invited to bring their own community and personal prayer concerns and requests to the gathering, as well as any questions about prayer they may have.
Due to COVID-19, Dinner Church is on Hiatus until Further Notice
Dinner Church is a non-traditional eucharist that is celebrated over the course of a meal. Dinner Church usually begins at 6:00 p.m. on Thursdays and concludes at 7:30 p.m. (with clean-up ending by 8:00 p.m.). Soup, cheese and bread, and veggies are on the menu.
Pre-Registration for In-Person Worship
Home / Worship / Services / Registration Required
Hello Community Friends!
Registration for the in-person service this Sunday is closed.
There are still approximately 10 bubble spaces available, so you may still be able to register in person for one of the remaining bubbles.
Please arrive by 9:30 a.m.
Registration for the September 19th service will be available on Monday, September 13th and will close Friday, September 17th at 11:00 a.m.