The E-postle October 22, 2017


“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”


Interim Process Update

This week the wardens and delegates and alternates to Synod met with the new archdeacon of Lougheed, the Ven. Philippa Seagrave-Pride to begin the conversation about the formal canonical process.  Your Canonical Committee will be composed of wardens Terry Walton, Maureen Simons, and Geri Grigg, and Synod delegates and alternates Mary-Lou Kyle, Natasha MacDonald, Tony Pellett, Teri Hazelton, Ruby Ng, and Sheila De Vaal.  While the parish profile is being drafted, there are particular tasks for which these representatives of the parish will need your assistance.  Please support them both in prayer and by being available to take on some of their regular duties to free them up for this very important work in the life of the parish.

Yours in Christ,



Upcoming Dates

October 22- 11:45 am, Parish Visiting Ministry Meeting

October 24- 10:30-noon in the hall, First Nations 101 (note: no evening session this week)

October 30-7-9 pm, Parish Council Meeting.  All welcome

November 2- 7:30 to 9:30 pm, All Souls Night with Holden Evening Prayer

November 4- 10 am – 2:30 pm, Fall Bazaar

November 12- guest presider the Rev. Arthur Nash

November 20- 1:30-3:30 pm, Seniors Tea in the parish hall

November 26- Reign of Christ, Advent wreath making after 10 am service


Interim Priest Away on Retreat this week

Our interim priest, Stephanie Shepard will be away Monday October 23 through Wednesday October 25 with the rest of the diocesan clergy on the bishop’s retreat.  Please direct all pastoral concerns through the parish office so they can be directed to the appropriate person.


Stewardship Reflection
“God’s ownership of everything also changes the kind of question we ask in giving. Rather than ‘How much of my money should I give to God’  we learn to ask ‘How much of God’s money should I keep for myself?’ The difference between these two questions is of monumental
proportions.”      – Glen Mitchell

This Sunday we continue our stewardship theme of “This belongs to God”.  October 22: Goods belong to God.  What material good are you most grateful for in your life this week?


Fall Bazaar Saturday November 4

Only Two Weeks to go until Bazaar time. I’m sure your plans to help with crafts, baking, preserves, or whatever your specialty is, are well underway.  Don’t forget to invite your friends and extended family to join us for our fabulous soup and sandwich lunch.  Of course, if they want to shop while there are there that could be good as well.  Are all your raffle tickets sold?  Complete books of tickets may be returned to Joanne or Grace.  You haven’t volunteered yet?  Once again, see Joanne Walton, Sue Hall, or Ferne Malcolm.


Prayer Cycle

In the Anglican Communion- Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby;

the Archdeaconry of Labrador in the Council of the North,;

Primate of Canada Fred Hiltz and Indigenous Archbishop Mark McDonald;

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:

The Diocesan Refugee Unit  – Shannon Muir (Chair), Satori Soden (Diocesan Refugee Coordinator)

127 Society for Housing – Joan Seidl (Chair)


The Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada- Nat. 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.


Readings for Pentecost 20, October 29, 2017 

Deuteronomy 34:1-12; Psalm 90; 1 Thessalonians 2:1-8; Matthew 22:34-46


Important Contact Information

Interim Priest– The Rev. Stephanie Shepard or 778-773-6816

Parish Office– Karen Evans or 604-936-7762

Wardens– Geri Grigg Terry Walton terry&

Maureen Simons or through the parish office

Treasurer– Chelsea Belyk

Parish Council– Adelaine Miller, Secretary

Altar Guild– Brenda Binns

St. John Prayer Circle– Sue Ellliott

Pastoral Visiting Ministry– Joanne Walton terry&

or Alma Oldenburg

Anglican Church Women (ACW)- Sue Hall 604-936-0176


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