The E-Postle June 2, 2019
Seventh Sunday of Easter
June 2, 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”
Monday, June 3 7pm (at Holy Trinity Cathedral) – EfM Graduation
Tuesday, June 4 10:15am–12noon – Bible Study in the Parish Hall
Wednesday, June 5 9:30am–12noon – Coffee and Crafts
Sunday, June 9 8:30am & 10am – Pentecost Sunday. Godly Play congregational story at 10am service.
after 10am service (at the Waltons) – Parish Visiting Ministry meeting
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
We extend a warm welcome to Susan Summers, who will be serving as guest musician at worship this Sunday, June 2, while LaRee is away.
Nigel Fung Wedding
He left home a youth….soon will be a married man. May and Nicholas Fung invite the St. John’s community to celebrate the marriage of their son, Nigel, and his fiancée Haruna, on Saturday, 15th June (2:00pm) at our parish. Reception in the Church Hall to follow. They will be honoured by your presence.
EfM (Education for Ministry) Graduation service and ceremony
Please join us for the EfM Graduation Service on June 3rd at 7pm at Holy Trinity Cathedral New Westminster.
Archbishop Melissa will preside at the service and present certificates of completion to our Rector’s Warden GERI GRIGG and warden of St. Stephen’s COLLEEN BUTTERLEY upon completion of their four years of study with St. John’s Deanery group. A wonderful evening to honour their work and accomplishment.
Parish Visiting Ministry
There will be a meeting for members of the Parish Visiting Ministry on Sunday, June 9th, after the 10am service, at the home of Joanne and Terry Walton. If you have any questions, please contact Joanne.
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.
We are in need of a new volunteer for our bottle recycling ministry. If anyone would like to take over periodic pickup of the bottles from the church and transportation to Biggar Bottle, please contact the office. Meanwhile, may we suggest you return your bottles directly to Biggar Bottle Enterprise on Kingsway Avenue in Port Coquitlam. Be sure to let them know that you are with St. John’s, so that we may continue to get credit for this recycling.
Diocesan Annual Synod Recap
The theme for Diocesan Synod 2019 on May 24-25 was “Love One Another: Christ’s Body, the Church.” Delegates across the diocese gathered for prayer and worship, reports from various diocesan ministries, elections, and other governance issues. A few notable resolutions passed were Resolution #5, directing 10% of diocesan property sales to go toward indigenous justice efforts; Resolution #7, affirming the framework in which an amendment to the marriage canon at July’s national General Synod will be considered; and Resolution #8, in which the diocese committed to tackling the global climate emergency.
For more summary of what happened at synod, please see our diocesan website:
Paul’s Place Community Kitchen Volunteer Coordinator
Paul’s Place Community Kitchen at St. Catherine’s, Port Coquitlam, is seeking a new volunteer coordinator as Bernie Poitras retires after 17 years in the role. Paul’s Place began in January 2002 and is currently open the 2nd, 3rd, and 5th Wednesdays monthly, with a break at Christmas. If you are interested in the position, please contact St. Catherine’s at 604-942-9812 or firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss.
Welcome Post Project’s Coast Salish cultural events
Join us as we embark on the Welcome Post Project’s second year of Coast Salish Cultural events. This year’s project is “Stakw – Water is Life” and is all about Water and the significance of water in Coast Salish culture and the way of life for all of our relations. Please see below for the remaining events and visit www.noonscreek.org for more information.
Sunday, June 2 – People of the Inlet: A History of Tsleil Waututh Nation
1:30 – 3:30pm, Inlet Theatre, 300 Ioco Rd, Port Moody (beside the library and City Hall)
Listen to Carleen Thomas share slides and family stories about her Nation’s history located here in the Burrard Inlet. Further your understanding of what it means to be residents of Port Moody and joining the legacy of ancestors sharing the sacred responsibility to care for these Coast Salish Lands and Waters.
Sunday, June 9 – Cedar Weaving Workshop
1-4pm, Noons Creek Hatchery
Come learn traditional techniques of weaving with cedar into bracelets with Knowledge Keeper and artist, Tsawaysia Spukwus. Presented by Tasha Faye-Evans, project manager of the Welcome Post project.
Note: The event is $25 per person and pre-registration is required via – https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/cedar-weaving-with-tsawaysia-spukwus-tickets-62219719857
Friday, June 21 – National Indigenous People’s Day – Community Paddle and Feast
6:30-9:30pm, 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.
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.
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.
* The Deanery of Peace Arch – The Reverend Stephen Laskey, Regional Dean
* 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 2, 2019 – Seventh Sunday of Easter
Acts: 16:16-34; Psalm 97; Revelation 22:12-14, 16-17, 20-21; John 17:20-26
Readings for June 9, 2019 – Pentecost
Genesis 11: 1-9; Psalm 104:24-35; Acts 2:1-21; John 14:8-17
Important Contact Information
Rector – The Rev. Vivian Lam – email@example.com or 604-936-7762
Deacon – The Rev. Anne Anchor – firstname.lastname@example.org
Office Administrator – Jennifer Green – email@example.com or 604-936-7762 (Mon-Fri, 9am-1pm)
Rector’s Warden- Geri Grigg – firstname.lastname@example.org
People’s Warden – Ruby Ng – email@example.com
Treasurer – Cedric Miller – firstname.lastname@example.org
Envelope Secretary – Sheila de Vaal – email@example.com
Parish Council – Adelaine Miller, Secretary – firstname.lastname@example.org
Altar Guild – Brenda Binns – email@example.com
St. John Prayer Circle – Sue Elliott – firstname.lastname@example.org
Pastoral Visiting Ministry – Joanne Walton/Alma Oldenburg – email@example.com
Anglican Church Women (ACW) – Sue Hall – 604-936-0176 or ACW@stja.ca
Children’s Ministry /Godly Play – Christina Anchor – firstname.lastname@example.org
Prayer Shawls – Rosa Weisensel – email@example.com
Bible Study – Lynne Milner – firstname.lastname@example.org
Food Bank – Lynne Milner – email@example.com
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