E-postle Ongoing Announcements

Tech & Hospitality Volunteers Needed for Worship

We are continuing to look for help with technical support aspects of both Zoom services and (future) in-person services, as well as people who could help online with hospitality and welcome for our Zoom participants. Training will be provided. If you or someone you know is interested, please connect with John Warren at jhewarren@gmail.com to chat.

Zoom Hospitality includes:

  • Welcoming everyone as they arrive in the Zoom meeting room.
  • Greeting visitors and inviting them to provide contact information so we can follow up with them.
  • (if available after the service) Serving as “host” for virtual coffee hour

Zoom Tech Support includes:

  • Screen-sharing the bulletin and other documents during the service
  • Muting and unmuting Zoom participants
  • Conveying feedback to the In-Person Tech Support about any adjustments needed to sound or video
  • Adding onscreen names for people who telephone in
  • Recording a count of participants
  • Following protocols for removing any Zoom bombers (hasn’t been needed to date!)

In-Person Tech Support includes:

  • Setting up and taking down equipment, opening/closing software programs on main laptop
  • Doing a sound-check of microphones pre-service
  • Receiving feedback from the Zoom Tech Support before and during the service about any adjustments needed to sound or video for Zoom congregation
  • Adjusting the sound levels as needed during the service
  • Switching camera views during the service


Ongoing Pastoral Care & Support

Please know that St. John’s is here for you as we continue to move through this pandemic. Since we don’t see each other as regularly, and with the limitations of virtual interactions, it is more challenging to know what everyone’s state of wellbeing and ongoing pastoral needs are. We invite and encourage you to reach out to any of the parish resources below, if and as you need.

Interim Priest-in-Charge (while Rector is on leave) – Please contact Angus via interim@stja.ca or cell 642-515-8788. He is here for support in crisis times (i.e. emergencies, hospital stays) and if you would like prayer for an upcoming medical procedure or other major circumstance. He is also available for general spiritual support and encouragement, and can offer a listening ear and prayer in the moment.

Community “Phone a Friend” – our Stewardship Team has set up phone teams to call folks each week to “check in” and help lessen isolation and foster connection. Connect with Ruby at peopleswarden@stja.ca if you’d like to receive or help make these calls.

Sunday Prayers of the People – If you would like to be prayed for in our Sunday intercessions, please email Anne at deacon@stja.ca. You will be prayed for by first name, for whatever time period you indicate. If you are adding someone else, please be sure you have their OK to do so.

Prayer Circle – Please email Sue E. at prayer@stja.ca. This is a group of parishioners who commit to pray for prayer needs of parishioners and friends/families. All requests are kept confidential within the group, and you can let the group know as much or as little detail of the situation they’re praying for, as you wish. If you are requesting prayer for someone else, please be sure you have their OK to do so.

Parish Visiting Ministry – Members of this team focus on our parishioners who are homebound or living in care homes. During this pandemic time, they are praying for and connecting with these parishioners via phone, email, and mail. Please connect with Joanne W. or Alma at pastoralvisits@stja.ca with needs in this area.



Current Parish Office & Buildings Status

Note: You may view our original reopening plan, the guide for user groups, as well as diocesan updates at https://www.stja.ca/2022/updates-re-coronavirus/


We are currently gathering weekly for Holy Eucharist – in-person-only services at 8:30am, and hybrid (in-person and Zoom) services at 10:00am.

Please visit this safety protocols page to learn about precautions we are taking for in-person worship.



The Parish Office is usually open 3 partial days a week – generally on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 10am-2pm – but this schedule may shift from time to time. For now, the office will not be open to walk-in visitors – anyone coming by the office for a necessary purpose will need to make an appointment beforehand and follow Covid safety protocols as directed.

Anyone planning to come inside the church buildings at this time must also check in beforehand with Deanna in the office at administrator@stja.ca – even if you plan to be here just for a brief period of time. This is to enable necessary contact tracing, notification to anyone else in the building at the same time, and to review safety protocols as needed.



Parish small groups may decide on their own safety protocols, but must continue sanitizing any high-touch surfaces before leaving the church, and booking space through the Parish Office. Masks and distancing while unmasked are recommended. Groups may also move ahead with outreach events, with precautions to be determined based on what is planned.



The 12-step groups, Port Moody Korean Presbyterian Church, and other outside user groups may decide on their own safety protocols, but must continue sanitizing any high-touch surfaces before leaving the church. Masks and distancing while unmasked are recommended.


Financial Status for January & February 2022

We append below the Parish financial status for your information.

Statement of Income and Expenses ending 28 February 2022

January 2022 Actual $ February 2022 Actual $ February 2022 Budget $ YTD February 2022 Actual $ YTD February 2022 Budget $
Income 16,781.75 13,311.75 19,241.67 30,093.50 38,483.34
Expenses 16,875.97 15,694.71 19,236.65 32,570.68 38,473.30
(-) Loss
(94.22) (2,382.96) 5.02 (2,477.18) 10.04


  January 2022 Actual $ February 2022 Actual $ February 2022 Budget $ YTD February 2022 Actual $ YTD February 2022 Budget $
Offering for General Funds 12,306.75 8,891.75 15,166.67 21,298.50 30,333.34
Offering for Property 825.00 635.00 0 1,460.00 0

Treasurer’s Note:  Thank you everyone for your continued support.



ReSponse News

(Submitted by Mary Kyle)

Wonderful News!! We have heard that A. (O’s fiancee, originally from Syria) will be arriving on April 28!

And More Wonderful News! S’s family (his mother, adult sister and adult brother, originally from Afghanistan) will fly out May 11!



Food Bank Report

At our November meeting, Parish Council has decided to continue to support the SHARE Food Bank through March 2022. We will continue to send donations of $500 per month taken from the St. John’s Food Bank fund, since our own Food Bank does not have immediate plans to resume in the near future. Thank you to those of you who have continued to support the Food Bank financially. Your contributions will still be helping those in need in our community.

And thank you to those who had supported the St. John’s Food Bank with donations of food while we were still meeting in person. The food has been sorted by date, and items close to their “Best Before” date have been taken to the SHARE Food Bank every month during the pandemic–so food donations have not been wasted!

Thank you again, Mary Kyle


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