E-Postle September 18, 2022

E-Postle September 18, 2022

Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost
September 18, 2022

“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”

8:30am (in-person only) & 10:00am (in-person + Zoom) – Holy Eucharist


Meeting ID: 542 312 325

Password: 010729

Program & Worship Updates/Links – https://www.stja.ca/2022/program-updates/ – current information on programs, including Zoom meeting information and the bulletin and scripture readings for Sunday worship.

COVID Reminder

As COVID infections become more common, and as we enter cold/flu season, please continue to be vigilant. Watch for symptoms and stay home if unwell. Help us to care for our community and let the clergy or wardens know if you’ve tested positive after being at church, so that we can notify folks of any major potential exposures. Parish Council will review our current safety protocols at our Tues. Sept. 20 meeting – please let us know if you have feedback.


20th September – Parish Council

25th September – Orange Shirt Day is on the 30th and we will celebrate this on Sept. 25. T-shirts supporting the Orange Shirt Society can be purchased directly through https://kitandkaboodlewl.ca/

29th September – Spring Street Community Kitchen (more info below)

29th October – Fall Bazaar

5th November – Investiture into the ODNW


Donate to Pakistan Relief

As we have all heard, rains and flooding in Pakistan are causing a great need for help…. Donations made by 28th Sept. to the Humanitarian Coalition will be matched by the Government of Canada, up to $3 million.

How you can help. Pray for the people of Pakistan.

Give to the Pakistan flood response through PWRDF by Sept. 28 at pwrdf.org/give-today and click on “Flooding in Pakistan”, or send a cheque to PWRDF, 80 Hayden Street, 3rd Fl., Toronto, ON, M4Y 3G2, indicating “Pakistan Flooding” on the cheque. You may also donate by phone at 416-822-9083 or leave a voicemail toll-free at 1-866-308-7973 and they will return your call.

Queen Elizabeth II Memorial Services

The National Church will hold a Memorial Service for the Queen, Tues. Sept. 20, 12noon (3pmEST) at St. James’ Cathedral in Toronto, which will be livestreamed via anglican.ca

Our Diocese will also present a Choral Evensong in Commemoration of the Queen at Christ Church Cathedral, on Sunday Sept. 25, 4pm. The liturgy will be livestreamed via the Cathedral’s website.

In-person seating is by reservation only400 attendance wristbands are available first-come first-served in the Cathedral’s narthex beginning Thurs., Sept. 15, from 10am-4pm, Mon- Fri. Limit of two wristbands per person.

Diocesan Mission & Ministry Conference

The event page contains more info including registration.

Join clergy and lay leaders for a different sort of Mission & Ministry Conference on Sat. Oct. 15, 10am-4pm at St. Dunstan’s Aldergrove. Professor Dr. Amy Zildulka will workshop collaborative and creative techniques to help us imagine new ways for our parishes—individually and collaboratively—to address 3 pressing issues (pick one) facing our region today: Housing and Homelessness, Climate Justice, or Spiritual Development.

Trivia Night

St. Stephen’s, Burnaby – Fundraising Trivia Night 2022 on Saturday Sept. 24, 7pm. Fee $15. Register by donating now (select “Fundraising – Trivia Night” in the dropdown). Any questions- please email Val at trivia@ststephenburnaby.ca

We have 7 people signed up to make a team. If you are interested, we can form a 2nd team, or you can sign up with your own team!

New Companion Diocese Bishop

Congrats to our Companion Diocese, Episcopal Diocese of Northern Philippines, which welcomed a new bishop this past week – the Rt. Rev. Benny P. Lang-akan. Bishop John attended as a co-consecrator, along with a delegation from our diocese. More info and photos can be found at the diocesan write-up.

Back-to-Church BBQ

 We had a wonderful and successful event and it was so heartwarming to see so many back at church. Heartfelt thanks for all who helped to make the day a success and congrats to Doris Lee for winning the Purple Spoon award for best dessert.


Pressure Washer

We are looking for sponsors/contributions to buy a new one. A hardy one would cost around $500. Any amount towards this will be greatly appreciated. Tax-exempt receipts will be issued.

Spring Street Community Kitchen in partnership with Inlet United

Next Zoom kitchen Thursday, Sept. 29, 6-7pm, featuring soup and biscuits.

Donations supporting our Spring Street Community Kitchen are being re-gifted to the communities we serve – Sept. donations will benefit the Elizabeth Fry Society. Please give online here and designate your gift to our Community Kitchen project.


Parish Giving

Can be made through e-transfer directly to the church account, please contact Ruby at peopleswarden@stja.ca or Sheila at treasurer@stja.ca for more details.

E-Postle Volunteers

Would anyone be able to help with putting together the E-postle each week?

Please connect with Anne at deacon@stja.ca or Ruby at peopleswarden@stja.ca if you are interested in joining this very important ministry.

Refugee ReSponse 

Only two spots left to help new refugees to our area to make the Tri-Cities their new home. There is a sign-up sheet, posted in the church hall, or contact the wardens or Deanna at administrator@stja.ca

Readings for September 18, 2022 – Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Jeremiah 8:18-9:1; Psalm 79:1-9; 1 Timothy 2:1-7; Luke 16:1-13

Readings for September 25, 2022 – Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Jeremiah 32:1-3A, 6-15; Psalm 91:1-6, 14-16; 1 Timothy 6:6-19; Luke 16:19-31


Deacon The Rev. Anne Anchor deacon@stja.ca
Parish Office Deanna Lemke administrator@stja.ca 604-936-7762
(No drop-in visitors at this time – please make an appointment to come in. 
General office hours are Tues/Thurs/Fri, 10am-2pm, but may occasionally change.)
Rector’s Warden Rich Thompson rectorswarden@stja.ca
People’s Warden Ruby Ng peopleswarden@stja.ca
Treasurer Sheila De Vaal treasurer@stja.ca
Envelope Secretary Antoinette Woodman & (Asst. Env. Secretary) May Fung envelopesecretary@stja.ca
Parish Council Geri Grigg, Secretary parishcouncilsecretary@stja.ca
Altar Guild Brenda Binns altarguild@stja.ca
Anglican Church Women Alma Oldenburg ACW@stja.ca
Bible Study Lynne Milner biblestudy@stja.ca
Building Repairs / Maintenance Rich Thompson property@stja.ca
Children’s Ministry/Godly Play Christina Anchor children@stja.ca
E-Postle Ruby Ng news@stja.ca
Food Bank foodbank@stja.ca
Parish Visiting Ministry Joanne Walton/Alma Oldenburg pastoralvisits@stja.ca
Prayer Circle Sue Elliott prayer@stja.ca
Prayer Shawls Rosa Weisensel administrator@stja.ca

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