The E-Postle May 26, 2019

The E-Postle May 26, 2019

Sixth Sunday of Easter


May 26, 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

Monday, May 27         7–9pm – Parish Council meeting

Tuesday, May 28         10:15am–12noon – Bible Study in the Parish Hall

Monday, June 3          7pm (at Holy Trinity Cathedral) – EfM Graduation

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


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.


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.


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.


Bottle Recycling

As you may remember from last week’s E-postle, we need 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.


Spring Tea Update

The ACW Spring Tea raised $1,638.85.  A big thank you to everyone who helped by donating their time and items to sell.  It’s our great people that make it possible.  The funds will be used to support the church and the ACW outreach.  We support the ReSponse refugee fund, St. Jude’s home, VST annual fund, L’Arche, Coming Home society, Mission to Seafarers, TriCity Women’s shelter and Covenant House.  So thank you everyone and especially Joan Scott who is the coordinator for the event.


Bridge Shelter Programme Thank You

A message from Julie Chuter, Bridge Shelter Coordinator for St. Laurence Anglican Church, Coquitlam:

To all Congregation members,

On behalf of the coordinating team I would like to express our appreciation for your dedication and support of the Bridge Shelter Program. St. Laurence Anglican Church was one of five churches to host the shelter this winter. During the month of March we welcomed over 300 guests and served 930 meals.  In March alone the Bridge Shelter Program assisted with the transition of 7 individuals off the streets and into recovery and/or housing. Your support enabled us to offer food, clothing, shelter and other necessities to the homeless each night of the month, and our homeless guests, volunteers and coordinators are grateful for your generosity.

Our deepest gratitude to you and your congregation for supporting this meaningful ministry and for the hospitality extended to our guests. It was a pleasure working with your team.


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 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 for more information.


Sunday, May 26 – Gathering Medicines and Tea Making Workshop 

1 – 4pm, Noons Creek Hatchery

Have you ever wondered what traditional medicines grow in our backyard? Join us as ethno-botanist and Knowledge Keeper Cease Wyss teaches us about the medicines growing in our forests. Learn how to harvest medicines and how to make them into teas. Each participant will take home their own tea concoction. We will be creating Port Moody’s own special tea to give as gifts for our June 21 National Indigenous People’s Day event.

The event is $25 per person and registration is essential via


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 

1pm, Noons Creek Hatchery

Learn how to weave cedar into beautiful bracelets with traditional artist and knowledge keeper Tsawaysia Spukwus. Note: Pre-registration and fee are required for this workshop (information will be available soon via


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.


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:

*        The Deanery  of Tri Cities/North Burnaby – The Reverend Eric Mason, 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 May 26, 2019 – Sixth Sunday of Easter

Acts: 16:9-15; Psalm 67; Revelation 21:10, 22 – 22:5; John 14:23-29

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


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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