THE EPOSTLE – SEPTEMBER 9, 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”
Saturday Sept 8 10:00 – 11.30 am – Special Synod Preparation Seminars
Sunday Sept. 9 Parish Welcome Back BBQ with special recognition of Deacon Trudi Shaw
Tuesday Sept 11 10:30-noon, Bible Study in the parish hall
Monday Sept 17 1:30 p.m. – Senior’s Tea
Thursday Sept 20 A.C.W. Pot Luck Dinner and Meeting
Saturday Oct 13 Special Synod on proposed changes to Canon 2 & 3
Saturday Nov 3 Investiture of New Members to the Order the Diocese of New Westminster at Massey Theatre starting at 10.30
Saturday Nov 10 Fall Bazaar
Tues Nov 20 Rev. Vivian Lam 1st day begins at St. Johns
Tues Dec 11 Rev. Vivian Lam’s Induction – 7 pm with rehearsal at 6 pm.
This week marks a new beginning in the life of our congregation. With the Fall upon us, it is time for the groups within our church to start up again. Be it in our worship, in our parish organizations, or in Christian Education, a new year is commencing. And with new beginnings comes great excitement. It is an opportunity to get more involved after a summer hiatus; it is time to re-gather and re-connect with members of our church family that we may not have seen in a while; it is a moment of rejuvenation as new possibilities unfold in all aspects of parish life. So, I invite you to take part – there are wonderful times and lots of options available for you to do so. This coming Sunday, September 9th, we will be having a parish picnic after the 10:00 a.m. service. You will see an announcement outlining this event within this E-postle. As well, at the picnic, we will be celebrating the long-time ministry within our midst of the Reverend Trudi Shaw, who has now retired. We will remember and honour her devotion and service amongst us as Deacon. It promises to be a very blessed and meaningful day – it promises to be a very God-filled moment, as we once again begin a time of regeneration and renewal.
God bless you all.
Welcome back to church for those who have been away. Our annual picnic is on 9th September after the 10 am service. Sign-up sheets are at the church hall. Please register for attendance, as well as to help with setting up, serving and cleaning up.
It will be held at the backyard of the PMC but tables and chairs will be set up inside the hall in case of rain. You may want to bring your picnic chairs!!!
Burgers, hotdogs, buns, potato salad & condiments will be provided.
You are welcome to bring desserts and fruits. THE PURPLE SPOON contest for the best dessert will be held.
Deacon Trudi Shaw retires from St. John’s.
Trudi came to St. John’s in 2003. During her 15 years in this community, Trudi has shared with us her deep wisdom in so many areas. These have included mentoring in EfM, Teaching Icon writing, spiritual guidance, prayer ministry, liturgical arts, Vacation Bible School, Godly Play, preaching, bringing to our attention issues of social justice, seniors ministry and especially in pastoral care among many others. Trudi’s presence at St. John’s has been a real blessing to this community and she has touched many of us very deeply.
On Sunday September 9th we will be sending Trudi off onto her new journey into retirement. We will honour her at the parish BBQ after the 10:00 service.
Please plan to attend to share your best wishes with Trudi.
“Our Baptism calls us into a life of stewardship. As individuals baptized into the church of God we have made some significant promises. Our lives are spent learning to live into these promises. The Baptismal Covenant (Book of Alternative Services page 158-159) asks us to live in ways which obey the teachings of Jesus. This is a six-part rule of life; this is living the life of stewardship.” Glen Mitchell
With God’s help:
I will continue in the apostles’ teaching and fellowship, in the breaking of bread, and in the prayers. I will persevere in resisting evil and, whenever I fall into sin, I will repent and return to the Lord. I will proclaim by word and example the good news of God in Christ. I will seek and serve Christ in all persons, loving my neighbour as myself. I will strive for justice and peace among all people, and respect the dignity of every human being. I will strive to safeguard the integrity of God’s creation, and respect, sustain and renew the life of the earth.
As we return to our “regularly scheduled programming”, Godly Play will be starting up again on September 9th. We have been very lucky to have many wonderful teachers and helpers over the past few years. In many ways it is beneficial for everyone, children, teachers and helpers alike, if more people are involved! That being said we are looking for anyone who feels called to support this children’s ministry at St John’s. We teach/help on a weekly rotating schedule, so the merrier! The benefit of the Godly Play program is that course books are provided to each teacher and a step by step lesson with a full script is used each week. In addition, all materials needed will be ready and waiting for you each time! Please contact Christina Anchor at email@example.com or speak to her in church if you would like to volunteer or have any questions.
The next Senior’s Tea will be held on Monday September 17th at 1.30 p.m. All are welcome. If you are planning to attend please sign up on the sheet posted in the church hall.
A.C.W. Pot Luck Dinner and Meeting
Thursday, September 20th at 6 pm. Please bring a contribution to the meal to share with everyone. There will be sign-up sheets in the kitchen for set up (after food bank) and clean up. For any further information, please talk to Sue Hall or Ann Adair-Austin.
Please check to see if you have any books at home that need to be returned to the church lending library.
Proteins needed for St. Johns Food Bank
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 September:
- 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
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.
Don’t forget to wear your name tags to help Rev. Timothy Morgan remember everyone. If you do not have a name tag, please contact Kelly Million in the office so that she can make some for you and your family.
Goodie Donations for Sunday Coffee Time
Please consider donating goodies for the Sunday coffee times. There is a signup sheet in the kitchen. Even an offer of help every six months would be greatly appreciated!
Thrifty’s Smile card
The Thrifty’s Smile card fundraising is up and running for 2018. We are raising money to purchase music supplies. Use your Smile Card to support this initiative.
We are actively seeking extra volunteers for Counting duties. The more people we can recruit to share these duties, the easier it is for everyone. Thank you to those who have already come forward. If you feel that you can serve in this ministry, please contact Joan Scott at the following email if you would like to volunteer. firstname.lastname@example.org
Flowers for the Altar
The Altar Guild would like to draw your attention to the flower chart in the Narthex by the Chapel door. Please consider signing up to place flowers at the Altar in thanksgiving for something, or in loving memory of a family member or friend. A member of the Altar Guild will contact you the week before the date you have chosen to see what type of flowers you would like and the wording for the Bulletin. The following weeks are still open October 21 & 28, November 4 & 25, December 2, 16 & 23. Thank you.
The Primate’s World RELIEF AND DEVELOPMENT Fund
The Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund has sent an emergency grant of $5,000 to the Diocese of the Yukon to support the people of Telegraph Creek. If you wish to donate, please log on the PWRDF website to do so, or phone, or mail a cheque. https://pwrdf.org/donate/how-to-donate/
3030 Gordon Avenue – Transition Housing
We need more volunteers for this ministry. You will only need to put in 2 hours every 4 weeks.
The shelter is in need of socks, running shoes and underwear for both men and women and some smaller sized jeans and shorts (ladies). Please talk to Marylou Kyle or Betty Moore.
In the Anglican Communion-
- Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby; Primate of Canada Fred Hiltz and Indigenous Archbishop
Mark McDonald; BC & Yukon Archbishop Melissa Skelton;
- our partner Diocese of Northern Philippines, Bishop Brent Alawas, and especially the people of our twin church at St. Johns Mission, Bila, Mountain Province;
*Holy Cross Japanese Canadian, Vancouver
*Synod Office Staff
*In our parish: The Salami family
*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 September 9, 2018
Proverbs 22:1-2, 8-9, 22-23; Psalm 125; James 2:1-10; Mark 7: 24-37
Readings for September 16, 2018
Proverbs 1:20–33; Psalm 19 James 3:1–12; Mark 8:27–38;
Important Contact Information
Priest-in-Charge – The Rev. Timothy Morgan email@example.com or 604-936-7762
Parish Office– Kelly Million firstname.lastname@example.org or 604-936-7762: 9 am- 1 pm Monday through Thursday
Treasurer– Cedric Miller email@example.com
Envelope Secretary- Sheila de Vaal
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
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