The E-Postle June 16, 2019

The E-Postle June 16, 2019

Trinity Sunday


June 16, 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

Saturday, June 15        2pm – Nigel Fung and Haruna Monri wedding

Sunday, June 16          8:30am & 10am – Trinity Sunday and Indigenous Day of Prayer. Presentation of icon to Trudi Shaw at 10am service

Thursday, June 20       6pm – ACW annual ‘wind up’ dinner

Friday, June 21            6:00 – 9:30 –    National Indigenous Peoples Day Community Paddle and Feast Rocky Point Park


Stewardship Reflection

Romans 5:5     God’s Love has been poured into our hearts through Holy Spirit that has been given us.

Question:  Since God’s Love has been poured into our hearts through Holy Spirit, in our everyday lives how and where can we keep that love flowing?


Trudi and Jeannette return to St. John’s

In the fall when we honoured Deacon Trudi Shaw on her retirement, we commissioned The Rev. Jeannette Stigger to write an icon of Julian of Norwich to be gifted to Trudi. Jeannette has now completed the writing and we will be presenting it to Trudi on Sunday, June 16th at the 10:00 service. Please plan to attend to give thanks to Jeannette for this work and to fulfill our farewell to Trudi.


Votive Stand in the Chapel

When lighting candles in the votive stand in the Chapel, please ensure that the matchstick is extinguished in the sand and not allowed to burn with the candle.   Thank you from the Altar Guild.


 A.C.W. Wind Up Dinner

The A.C.W. will be hosting their annual Chinese take-out, ‘wind up’ dinner on Thursday June 20th at 6pm. The cost will be $15. Please contact Sue Hall if you would like to attend.


 Bottle Recycling

Good news! Juanita, our volunteer for our bottle recycling ministry has returned and will resume periodic pickup of the bottles from the church and transportation to Biggar Bottle Enterprise in Port Coquitlam. St. John’s receives credit for each bottle recycled through this program, so thank you for your continued support.


Welcome Post Project’s Coast Salish cultural event

Friday, June 21 – National Indigenous People’s Day – Community Paddle and Feast

6:00-9:30pm, Rocky Point

The final celebration for the “Stakw – Water is Life” project. Celebrate National Indigenous People’s Day in a canoe or watch from the Rocky Point pier as Ta-ah Amy George and Cultural Leader Charlene Aleck lead a water blessing ceremony for the Burrard Inlet. Hear the different songs and witness the traditional ocean-going canoes from neighbouring First Nations. Share in a community Feast, and enjoy live entertainment and a Give Away. Please visit for more information.

Thank-you to Debora Jones-Akiyama, Phyllis Lofgren (sister of Joanne Rippon) and Adelaine Miller for knitting the blankets that will be given to the honoured guests at the ceremony on June 21st. The blankets will be blessed at the 10:00am service on June 16th


Proteins needed for St. John’s 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. John’s Food Bank.

  • 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, arrange with the office to drop off during the week, or give some money to this ministry towards the purchase of fresh products.


 Prayer Cycle

The Anglican Church of Canada – the Most Rev. Fred Hiltz, Primate, and the Rt. Rev. Mark MacDonald, National Indigenous Bishop.

The Diocese of New Westminster – the Most Rev. Melissa Skelton, Archbishop, and Metropolitan of the Ecclesiastical Province of BC and Yukon.

This week:

*        Holy Trinity Cathedral, New Westminster – The Venerable Richard Leggett, The Reverend Carole Neilson

*        Holy Trinity, Vancouver – The Reverend Karl Przywala

*        Holy Trinity, White Rock – The Reverend Georgina Harris, The Reverend Paul Richards

*        St. Alban, Richmond – The Reverend Paula Porter Leggett

*        St. Alban the Martyr, Burnaby – The Reverend Gregory Jenkins

*        Our partner Diocese of Northern Philippines, Bishop Brent Alawas, and especially the people of our twin church at St. John the Evangelist Mission, Balugan;

*       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 16, 2019 – Trinity Sunday

Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31, Psalm 8; Romans 5:1-5; John 16:12-15

 Readings for June 23, 2019 – 2nd Sunday after Pentecost

1 Kings 19:1-15a; Psalm 42 and 43; Galatians 3:23-29; Luke 8:26-39


Important Contact Information

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

Deacon – The Rev. Anne Anchor –

Office Administrator – Jennifer Green – or 604-936-7762 (Mon-Fri, 9am-1pm)

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 or

Children’s Ministry /Godly Play – Christina Anchor –

Prayer Shawls – Rosa Weisensel –

Bible Study – Lynne Milner –

Food Bank – Lynne Milner –


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