The E-Postle January 13, 2019

The E-Postle January 13, 2019


The Baptism of the Lord


January 13, 2019


“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

Tuesday Jan 15            10:15am – noon, Bible Study in the parish hall

Thank you

A big shout out to all the folks who volunteered to pick up Food Bank donations from Costco during the Christmas season.  Thank you to Anne Adair-Austin, Heather Barron, Jerome Daniel, Susan Meredith, Lynne Milner and Ruby Ng.

Epiphany Star Words

If you haven’t already, be sure to pick up a yellow Epiphany star this Sunday. Each of these stars contain a word to meditate on for 2019 – it’s a fun way to pay attention to what God might be saying to you in this new year!  If for some reason you really don’t connect to the star word that you picked, feel free to exchange it for another. There should be enough stars so that if some of you wish to take an extra one for a friend or family member too, you can.

AdventWord Meditations

Check out the binder of our community’s wonderful AdventWord meditations if you didn’t get a chance to read through all of them in December, or would like to spend more time with them. The binder will be available in the back of the church for the next few weeks.

School for Parish Development

Do you feel called to learn practical ways to work with others in our parish to grow and support ministries here at St. John’s? Looking to develop and add to your skills in ministry and organizational development? Open to getting to know and partner with others excited about mission and ministry growth from our diocese and elsewhere? St. John’s is looking to send a team of people to be part of our diocese’s School for Parish Development this year and in future years – there is a summer one-week option and a 4-weekends option (beginning shortly). See more information about the program at, and talk to Ruby, Geri, or Vivian if you’re interested in this possibility.

St. Stephen’s Trivia Night

St. Stephen’s, Burnaby is hosting a Trivia Night on Saturday, Jan. 26, 7pm (doors open 6:30pm) to raise funds to replace the front door to their worship space. They are challenging neighbouring Anglican parishes to send a winning team! They are accepting teams of up to 8 people, $20 registration per person. Snacks, desserts, tea, and coffee will be served, there will be a cash bar, and there are prizes and bragging rights to be claimed! To register your team, email

Stewardship Reflection

From the song Open My Eyes – “Silently now I wait for thee, Ready, my God, thy will to see, Open my eyes, illumine me, Spirit Divine. “

Prayer by Dr. Charles Stanley

“Dear Lord, as we rise to meet each new day, please let us be filled with your spirit.  Wherever we go, let us spread love, joy, peace, goodness and faithfulness. Let us desire to become more like you and to worship you in all we do. Amen.

Deanery Re-Sponse committee

We are excited to report that The Deanery Re-Sponse committee (which helps support refugee families), continues to meet monthly while we wait for the arrival of our second refugee family!

We are at the stage where we are looking for a volunteer to help create a website.  The content for the website has been determined but we need someone to design and/or maintain the website.  If you are able to help us with this, please speak to Mary Lou or send an e-mail to:  Thank you.

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 January:

  • 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 vegetables

Bring your offerings on Sunday, drop off during the week Monday through Thursday 9:30 am to 1:30 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;

This week:

  • Diocesan Council, officers and members

  • Our partner Diocese of Northern Philippines, Bishop Brent Alawas, and especially the people of our twin church at St. John’s 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 January 13, 2019 – Baptism of the Lord

Isaiah 43:1-7, Psalm29; Acts 8: 14-17; Luke 3:15-17, 21-22

Readings for January 20, 2019 – Second Sunday after Epiphany

Isaiah 62:1-5; Psalm 36:5-10; 1 Corinthians 12:1-11; John 2:1-11

Important Contact Information

Rector – The Rev. Vivian Lam or 604-936-7762

Parish Office- Kelly Million or 604-936-7762: 9:30 am- 1:30 pm Mon. – Thurs.

Rector’s Warden- Geri Grigg

People’s Warden – 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/Alma Oldenburg

Anglican Church Women (ACW) – Sue Hall 604-936-0176

Children Ministry /Godly Play – Christina Anchor

Prayer Shawls – Rosa Weisensel

Bible Study – Lynne Milner

Food Bank – Lynne Milner


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