The E-Postle – June 24, 2018

The E-Postle - June 24, 2018

The E-postle
June 24, 2018
The 8th Sunday after Pentecost

“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
Monday June 25 7 pm, Parish Council in the PMC. All welcome
Tuesday June 26 10:30-noon, Book Study in the parish hall begins:
“Tired of Apologizing for a Church I Don’t Belong To”
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 July 8 8:30 am Eucharist, 10 am Holy Baptism and Eucharist
Sunday July 15 8:30 & 10 am, St. Johns welcomes Salal and Cedar Ministry in worship
Sunday July 22 note change: 8:30 & 10 am, the Rev. Michael Chin presides and preaches
Sunday July 29 8:30 am Eucharist, 10 am Holy Baptism and Eucharist,
Summer Potluck Lunch after worship
Sunday September 9 Parish Welcome Back BBQ
Traffic and Parking Changes on Douglas Street
With the development of the Edgestone Townhomes to the west of the church along Douglas Street comes new City of Port Moody parking restrictions. Because of the narrowness of the road, there is no parking during the week along the east side of Douglas between St. Johns and Clarke during construction. However, our parish has arranged an exemption with the City for Sundays. In the event of a larger gathering scheduled for a weekday, the parish will try to work with the bylaws office to seek temporary permits. On Sundays, please try to leave the space nearest the corner of St. Johns Street available for parishioners to drop off people with wheelchairs (the climb from the parking lot is a challenge).

Order of the Diocese of New Westminster Recipients Revealed
The 2018 list of recipients of the ODNW is now public, and St. Johns is so proud to announce that two of our own will be receiving this highest honour for lay ministry in the Church. Maureen Simons and Ann Adair-Austin will both be invested at a special diocesan ceremony on Saturday November 3rd. For the full list, go to

Meet the Salamis on Canada Day
On July 1st, God willing, the deanery supported Salami family from Syria will be joining us in worship at our 10 am service. Here is an opportunity to meet the new arrivals and celebrate a new beginning in their new home country. The Re-Sponse group is working towards a major fundraising event in early 2019 for future refugee families. If you would like to help, speak to Mary Lou Kyle or one of the clergy.

The Search for a New Priest for St. Johns
Applications close 4:30 pm on Thursday June 21st. The Bishop’s Advisory Committee on Appointments will then meet with St. Johns’ wardens to short-list for interviewing. The Parish Profile is here:

Office Computer Upgrade
This week the parish office purchased and installed a new computer. Files are being transferred and programs upgraded. Please let the office know of any changes to contact information or if you are not receiving emails or the weekly E-postle electronically and would like to. We want to keep you in the communication loop during this time of important transitions!

Stewardship Reflection
“Jesus said to him, ‘If you are able?! – All things can be done for the one who believes’.”
– Mark 9 :23

Think of a time when you weren’t sure whether you could do something, and were surprised when it actually got done. Where was God in that process? What do you need to trust God’s help with right now?

A shout out in thanks to Kelly for the clean-up of the front garden at the PMC. A volunteer to trim the hedges at the gate would be appreciated.

A.C.W. Wind Up Dinner
St. John’s A.C.W. will be hosting their Chinese Take-Out, ‘wind-up’ dinner on this coming Thursday, June 28th at 6 pm. The cost will be $15. All are welcome to attend. Please speak to Sue Hall.

Summer Groups around the Place
During the summer months, some groups take a break from meetings, others keep going, and there are new users of our church facilities. Please check with the office to book space for your gatherings so St. Johns can keep track of who is in what room when. We are in the process of setting up a calendar that will be available through the website, and would appreciate updated contact information from all representatives of groups that meet in the church, hall, or Parish Ministry Centre. Thank you.
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. David / St. Paul, Powell River and The Rev. Faun Harriman, The Rev. Ron Berezan
The Deanery of Tri-Cities / North Burnaby – The Rev. Stephanie Shepard, Regional Dean

*In our parish: the Salami family and all refugees (June 20th is World Refugee Day)
the meeting of the Bishop’s Advisory Committee on Appointments (BACA)
*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 24, 2018 5th Sunday after Pentecost
1 Samuel 17:4-11 & 19-23 & 32-49; Psalm 133; 2 Corinthians 6:1-13; Mark 4:35-41

Important Contact Information
Interim Priest- The Rev. Stephanie Shepard
Parish Office- Kelly Million or 604-936-7762: 9 am- 1 pm Monday through Thursday
Wardens- Geri Grigg or Ruby Ng
Treasurer- Chelsea Belyk transitioning to Cedric Miller this coming month
Envelope Secretary- Sheila de Vaal
Parish Council- Adelaine Miller, Secretary
Altar Guild- Brenda Binns
St. John Prayer Circle- Sue Elliott
Pastoral Visiting Ministry- Joanne Walton terry&
or Alma Oldenburg
Anglican Church Women (ACW)- Sue Hall 604-936-0176


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