Summer for the children
Last week we introduced the learning topic during the summer for the children, during the readings and homily.
They will be learning the ‘First People’s Principles of Learning’ The First Principle for last week was….
‘Learning ultimately supports the well-being of the self, the family, the community, the land, the spirits and the ancestors’ and the image selected for this was the whale. Each principle is also a reflection of what they learn in Godly Play about God and Jesus.
A First Nations bear puppet, that we have named Ts’owton and means helper in Strait Salish, will be the leader to the class and return to the liturgy
This week the children will be introduced to the Second Principle….
Learning is holistic, reflexive, reflective, experiential, and relational (Focused on connectedness, on reciprocal relationships and a sense of place).
The symbol chosen for this is the wolf.
These summer sessions have been prepared by Christina Anchor and Deacon Anne.
“The Parish of St. John the Apostle is called to be
* A Spirited Community at the heart of Port Moody
* transformed through the experience of the presence of Christ
* and sent out to share God’s Love”
– mission statement
Yours in Christ,
July 16- guest preacher and presider the Rev. Peter Smythe, Mission to Seafarers
July 17- 7:30-9 pm, Beer & Bible at the Parkside Brewery, 2731 Murray Street, Port Moody
July 23- “Hymns from a Hat” Sunday
July 26- 9:30 onwards, Coffee & Crafts in the hall
Do we put God First in our lives?
Financial resources and their proper use are a popular theme in the Bible.We are expected to make informed and appropriate decisions about our resources. What do we now have? What do we now give away? How might we be encouraged to take a step in faith beyond that and gradually increase giving to 1 %, 2 % or 3 % of income until a definition of a tithe is achieved? Glen Mittchell
In the Anglican Communion- Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby; Primate of Canada Fred Hiltz; BC & Yukon Archbishop John Privett; our partner Diocese of Northern Philippines, Bishop Brent Alawas, and especially the people of our twin church at St. Johns Mission, Bila, Mountain Province;
Diocese of New Westminster Bishop Melissa Skelton, and this week:
St. Mary Magdalene, Vancouver – The Reverend John Marsh
The Deanery of Kingsway, The Reverend Heidi Brear, Regional Dean The Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada- National Bishop Susan Johnson, BC Synod Bishop Greg Mohr;The brothers and sisters who share our worship space: The Port Moody Korean Presbyterian Church and the Polish Evangelical Church.
Cookies for Mission to Seafarers
Whether it be local, national or international, the global network of Mission to Seafarers centres (www.missiontoseafarers.org) offer a warm and hospitable “home away from home,” for those who visit the worlds ports. As we welcome the Rev. Peter Smythe this weekend, we also invite you to bake a few batches of cookies for Rev. Smythe to take back and share those treats with those who would appreciate them the most!! Your donation of cookies for the Mission is greatly appreciated!
Thanks to you, $379,000 is eligible for government Famine Relief matching fund
Readings for Pentecost 7: July 23, 2017
Genesis 28:10-19a; Romans 8:12-25; Matthew 13:24-30 and 26-43
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