The E-Postle – June 10, 2018

The E-Postle - June 10, 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”

Upcoming Dates

Sunday June 10           1-4 pm, Community Gift Making at Noons Creek Hatchery

Thursday June 21        6 pm, Blessing Ceremony and Potlatch at Rocky Point Park

Applications close for position of incumbent for St. John the Apostle

Tuesday June 26         10:30-noon, Book Study in the parish hall begins

Thursday June 28        6 pm, Wind-up Dinner for A.C.W. in the parish hall

Wednesday July 4       9:30-noon, Coffee & Crafts in the parish hall

Sunday September 9   Parish Welcome Back BBQ

Ways to Be Welcoming

Every faith community likes to think of itself as friendly and open to newcomers and visitors.  Here are some ways over the summer that you can practice being welcoming with both current parishioners and newcomers to worship:

 

  1. Offer to escort someone to the sanctuary for the service or walk downstairs afterward with him or her for fellowship. If the individual has difficulty with stairs or uses a walker or scooter, take the time to walk around outside with him or her to reach the north hall door.
  2. Is there someone standing alone at the coffee hour? Introduce yourself and share what St. Johns means for you.  Before you leave, introduce him or her to another person or group.
  3. Adults with small children can be reassured that they have the option of joining in Godly Play downstairs or having young ones remain upstairs. If you are able, connect the parents with the Godly Play teacher before the service and show them the room where the children meet.  The children’s room off the worship space is also available for nursing or exploration by active little ones if a parent stays with the child.
  4. Invite a newcomer to another event at St. Johns. Bible study?  Coffee and Crafts?  ACW?  Choir?  An upcoming social occasion?  Or make a date to go out for coffee with him or her.
  5. If you see a new face, let the priest or deacon know. A name to go with it is even better!  But don’t assume that this is the person’s first time here.  You may be meeting a parishioner who’s been away for a while or a regular from the other service time.
  6. WEAR YOUR NAMETAG. Such a simple thing, but it communicates that you want to be known better.  If you can’t find a nametag in the box on the table by the door, let the office know.

 

The Search for a New Priest for St. Johns

Applications are open until June 21, 2018.  The Parish Profile is now available through this link:

http://www.vancouver.anglican.ca/jobs/rector-st-john-the-apostle-port-moody

 

Summer Book Study

Lillian Daniel’s book “Tired of Apologizing for a Church I Don’t Belong To” explores what it means to give voice to the hope that is in us for being part of a faith community. 10 copies have been ordered for the Tuesday morning study group, but If there are others who would like to join in, form another small group, or read alongside, please email or phone the Parish Office by June 7th. Suggested donation $20 when the book arrives.

 

Gardener Needed for Parish Ministry Centre

Are you a lover of roses?  The beautiful flowers outside the Parish Ministry Centre need a loving touch to trim and weed, and the hedge would appreciate a haircut.  Please volunteer to turn the garden from wild to wonderful.  Bring your own tools or phone to use those at the Church. This is a short-term project which can be done according to your availability.

 

Stewardship Reflection

“Our spiritual gifts are fuel to be converted in to spiritual power, they are seedlings that grow into fruitful trees.  Put our gifts to work for God’s purposes.”  – from Making Love Happen

 

What are you growing this week?

 

Urgent Need at St. Paul’s Emergency Department

St. Paul’s Hospital urgently needs men’s footwear, socks, and comfortable clothing for their Emergency Dept. clothing cupboard.  Imagine being picked up by an ambulance without shoes and having your clothes cut off you to treat an injury! This hospital resource provides those who come in for medical attention to return to the street with suitable clothing once treated.  Bring your items to church on Sunday and they will be delivered to St. Paul’s on your behalf.  Clean, used t-shirts, stretchy pants, and rain jackets a priority.

A.C.W. Wind Up Dinner

St. John’s A.C.W. will be hosting their Chinese Take-Out, ‘wind-up’ dinner on Thursday, June 21st at 6 pm. The cost will be $15. All are welcome to attend.

Prayer Cycle

In the Anglican Communion-

  • Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby; 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;

*  Archbishop and Metropolitan Melissa Skelton and this week:

St. Barnabas, New Westminster and the Rev. Emilie Smith

*In our parish:             the arrival of the Salami family from Syria

priests prayerfully considering applying for incumbent

*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 June 17, 2018        4th Sunday after Pentecost

1 Samuel 15:34- 16:13; Psalm 20; 2 Corinthians 5:6-17; Mark 4:26-34

 

Important Contact Information

Interim Priest– The Rev. Stephanie Shepard rev.seshepard@gmail.com

Parish Office– Kelly Million  stjohn7@shaw.ca or 604-936-7762: 9 am- 1 pm Monday through Thursday

Wardens– Geri Grigg gerigrigg@gmail.com  or Ruby Ng rubyngchen@gmail.com

Treasurer

Envelope Secretary- Sheila de Vaal

Parish Council– Adelaine Miller, Secretary adelainemiller@gmail.com

Altar Guild– Brenda Binns Brenda.Binns@hotmail.com

St. John Prayer Circle– Sue Elliott Elliott.sue1@gmail.com

Pastoral Visiting Ministry– Joanne Walton terry&joanne_walton@telus.net

or Alma Oldenburg almaolden@hotmail.com

Anglican Church Women (ACW)- Sue Hall 604-936-0176 sbhcat@hotmail.com

 

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