THE E-POSTLE November 11, 2018

THE E-POSTLE November 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”




Upcoming Dates

Saturday Nov 10         Fall Bazaar 10:00 am to 2:30 pm

Tuesday Nov 13          10:30-noon, Bible Study in the parish hall

Thursday Nov 15         A.C.W. meeting at 1.30pm.

Sunday Nov 18            Potluck after the 10am service to thank & celebrate Rev Tim’s time with us.

Tues Nov 20                The Rev. Vivian Lam 1st day begins at St. Johns

Sunday  Dec 20           Annual Advent Wreath Workshop

Tues Dec 11                 The Rev. Vivian Lam’s Induction – 7 pm with rehearsal at 6 pm.


Dear Friends:

As we continue the month of November, the Season of Advent will soon be upon us.  As the Reverend Vivian Lam prepares to take on her duties as Rector, she has asked for the congregation to be made aware of her intention to hold two Study Groups each week during Advent; one on Tuesday mornings, at the time of our present Bible Study, and the other following services on Sundays.  The Diocese has suggested study materials entitled “Living in the Edge”, the content being outlined below.  In these weeks leading up to Vivian’s arrival, you are asked to consider joining one of these weekly groups. Your participation will be a wonderful way to prepare yourself for the celebration of Jesus’ birth.

I wish you every blessing.

Reverend Tim Morgan


How do we find our way when one thing is ending and another thing is beginning? In the great joys and sorrows of our lives, and in the economic, political and climatic changes of our world, how do we live in the in-between? Maybe you’re wondering what’s next for you in life and what God is calling you to do. How do you look and listen for God’s leading when you’re not sure what is ahead? This in-between place can be a place full of challenge and also surprising new life. This Advent, explore the edges of life through images of edge habitat, birth, and the places where we encounter our neighbour.


Revamping of the STJA Website

The wardens are working with an IT software volunteer to give our website a much needed face-lift. If you are in charge of a ministry group, you will be hearing from us to review and update current information.  Immediate attention required would be the Programs and Group Information.   Please click on the link to view.




Bible Study
Music Ministry

St John’s Men’s Group
Food Bank

Church School (Godly Play)


Children and Communion


A.C.W. meeting: Thursday November 15th at 1.30p.m.

Please note the change of time for this meeting as we are now on our winter schedule of meeting up in the afternoons. We are no longer collecting the shoebox gift parcels for the Christmas outreach at the Mission to seafarers as they now have a different system for handing out gifts parcels. We have decided to make a financial donation instead and some of our members will go out and purchase appropriate gifts in bulk. Please bring your financial donation to the meeting.


The A.C.W. are collecting ‘Hot Socks’ again this year for the Mission to Seafarers. If you would like to contribute to this outreach there will be a basket at the back of the church to collect the socks in. The socks should be ‘heavy duty’ and contain a wool blend.

Potluck lunch – Sunday, Nov. 18

There will be Potluck lunch after the 10 am service to thank and celebrate Rev. Tim’s time with us.  Sign up sheets are in the church hall.


Birthday Party – November 19 at 1:00 p.m.

The Senior’s Tea group has decided to change their focus to Parish members and as such have decided to host a birthday party for all parish members who have reached the marvelous age of 80 or over, with birthdays occurring October to December, 2018.

We will be meeting Nov. 19th at 1:00pm for lunch and cake with time for visiting with friends.

If you have not received an invitation by Nov. 7th and you are part of this select group please let me know.

If you are a senior and wish to join us for lunch and to help celebrate also let me know.  You are most welcome but we do need to know numbers so that no one will go hungry.

RSVP to Ferne Malcolm by email at kmalcolm@telus .net or by phone 604 939-2807 by Nov. 14th


Annual Advent Wreath Workshop: Sunday December 2nd

All are welcome to join us for the Annual Advent Wreath Workshop following the 10:00am service in the Church Hall.  A base container, greenery and embellishments will be provided. Please be sure to bring your own cutters and candles! For more information please see Ann Adair Austin.


Stewardship Letter/Pledges  

If you have not already offered your pledge for 2019, you are most welcome to place it in the offertory plate on Sunday.

Stewardship Reflection

Mother Teresa

“It’s not what you do, but how much love you put into it that matters”.


Question:  Where can you respond with your heart this week.


The Coquitlam Chorale

The Coquitlam Chorale will be performing “There Shall a Star” at the Evergreen Cultural Centre on Saturday, December 1 @ 7:30 pm, and Sunday, December 2 @ 2:00.  Tickets are available by clicking the link:


Proteins needed for St. Johns Food Bank Thanksgiving

Protein-rich foods are often the most expensive items for families to purchase when grocery shopping.  People on limited budgets often cannot afford them, and make do with stodgy foods to fill stomachs.   Please help those who need them by donating the following to St. Johns Food Bank in November:

  • tinned salmon, tuna, chicken, beef (not all can eat pork products)

  • shelf stable nut butters

  • dried or tinned beans and peas

  • powdered or shelf stable milks

  • meaty stews or soups

  • cans of mixed vegetables

Bring your offerings on Sunday, drop off during the week Monday through Thursday 9 am to 1 pm, or give some money to this ministry towards the purchase of fresh products.


Prayer Cycle

The Anglican Church, the Diocese of New Westminster, Archbishop Melissa Skelton;


  • St. Martin, North Vancouver – The Reverend Robin Ruder-Celiz

  • St. Margaret, Cedar Cottage, Vancouver – The Reverend Heidi Brear

  • St. Hilda, Sechelt – The Reverend Clarence Li, The Venerable Bruce Morris


  • our partner Diocese of Northern Philippines, Bishop Brent Alawas, and especially the people of our twin church at St. Johns Mission, Bila, Mountain Province;

*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 November 11, 2018 – Twenty-Fifth Sunday after Pentecost

Ruth 3:1-5, 4:13-17, Psalm 127, Hebrews 9:24-28, Mark 12:38-44


Readings for November 18, 2018 – Twenty-Sixth Sunday after Pentecost

1 Samuel 1:4-20; 1 Samuel 2:1-10 as canticle, Hebrews 10:11-14, (15-18), 19-25, Mark 13:1-8


Important Contact Information

Priest-in-Charge – The Rev. Timothy Morgan or 604-936-7762

Parish Office– Kelly Million or 604-936-7762: 9 am- 1 pm Monday through Thursday

Wardens– Geri Grigg  or Ruby Ng

Treasurer– Cedric Miller

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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