March 11, 2018
“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”
For God so loved the world that God sent the beloved Son -John 3:16
Sunday March 11- 12ish, Lunar New Year Lunch at Lougheed Wonton Restaurant, Take 2
Thursday March 15- 7 pm, Anglican Church Women meeting in hall (NOTE new meeting time)
Sunday March 18- 12:30 to 2:30 pm, Sexual Misconduct Policy workshop at St. Laurence
Wednesday March 21- 9:30 am onwards, Spring Clean-up of the church
Saturday March 24- Parish Council Retreat at deacon Anne’s home
HOLY WEEK Sunday March 25- 8:30 & 10 am,Palm Sunday services
Tuesday March 27, 11 am Chrism Mass at Christ Church Cathedral
Thursday March 29- 6 pm supper, 7 pm Maundy Thursday worship
Friday March 30- 10 am Stations of the Cross, 11 am Good Friday worship
EASTER Sunday April 1- 8:30 & 10 am, Easter Sunday services
Sunday April 29- Episcopal Visit and Confirmations with Bishop Melissa Skelton
Parish Profile for Perusal
The first draft of the parish profile to advertise for a new priest is ready to be submitted to Bishop Melissa. Check your inbox for a preview. Paper copies available by request at the parish office if you cannot open the document. Any revisions will be based on diocesan feedback.
Anglican Church Women
A.C.W. Meeting: Thursday March 15th at 7pm in the church hall. The A.C.W. ladies are organizing a ‘Spring Cleaning’ of the church on Wednesday March 21st at 9.30 am. If anyone feels inclined to shake up a little dust or sweep clean with a new broom, you would be more than welcome to join us.
Spring Forward this Weekend
Don’t forget to set your clocks ahead 1 hour on Saturday evening so you can show up in time for worship on Sunday morning.
Sexual Misconduct Policy Workshop
All Anglicans who work in sensitive ministries with young, elderly, or vulnerable persons, or who serve in leadership roles in the Church are asked to attend a two-hour orientation clarifying what is acceptable/unacceptable behaviour as Christians. The closest and earliest workshop is at St. Laurence Coquitlam on Sunday March 18 from 12:30-2:30 pm. This is open to Anglicans in our area, so take advantage. Phone 604-936-5423 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to register. Certification is for 5 years.
Camp Artaban Registration Opens
Come to camp for the time of your life! This Anglican-rooted camp on Gambier Island is offering a full summer schedule of residential Christian camping. Check out www.campartaban.com Financial bursaries are available for campers. Over 16 years old? Family Camp, Visitor’s Day, or volunteer and paid staff positions make it possible for YOU to get to camp this summer.
Chrism Mass and Renewal of Vows
Join with Bishop Melissa and clergy and laity from around the diocese as we renew our baptismal and ordination vows and ask God to bless the holy oils for baptism and healing. This yearly event is followed by a lovely luncheon and a talk by the Rt. Rev. Terry Dance, retired Canadian bishop. Please register at https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07ef4tvjebd788e4b3&oseq=&c=&ch=
Will you proclaim by word and example the good news of God in Christ?
– baptismal covenant of the Anglican Church of Canada
How and where can we be sharers of good news with our neighbours this week? Is there someone you know you could invite to the Holy Week or Easter services?
In the Anglican Communion-
* Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby; Primate of Canada Fred Hiltz and Indigenous Archbishop Mark McDonald; BC & Yukon Archbishop John Privett; the Territory of the People (formerly the Anglican Parishes of the Central Interior of BC),
* our partner Diocese of Northern Philippines, Bishop Brent Alawas, and especially the people of our twin church at St. Johns Mission, Bila, Mountain Province;
* Diocesan Bishop Melissa Skelton and this week:
The Deanery of Sea to Sky – The Reverend Clarence Li, Regional Dean
The Coming Home Society – Linda Adams, ODNW (President)
*In our parish:
Those preparing for confirmation and reaffirmation: Brianna, Sarah, Amelia, Breanna, Chelsea, Sue, Bryan, Joanne, Bob, Heather
*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.
Readings for March 18, 2018 Lent 5
Jeremiah 31:31-34; Psalm 119:9-16; Hebrews 5:5-1-10; John 12:20-33
Important Contact Information
Interim Priest– The Rev. Stephanie Shepard email@example.com or 778-773-6816
Parish Office– Karen Evans firstname.lastname@example.org or 604-936-7762
Treasurer– Chelsea Belyk email@example.com
Parish Council– Adelaine Miller, Secretary firstname.lastname@example.org
Altar Guild– Brenda Binns Brenda.Binns@hotmail.com
St. John Prayer Circle– Sue Elliott Elliott.email@example.com
Pastoral Visiting Ministry– Joanne Walton firstname.lastname@example.org
or Alma Oldenburg email@example.com
Anglican Church Women (ACW)- Sue Hall 604-936-0176 firstname.lastname@example.org