E-Postle Sept 17, 2023

E-Postle Sept 17, 2023

Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost


September 17, 2023


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


Meeting ID: 542 312 325

Password: 010729


This Week’s Worship & Programs – https://www.stja.ca/2023/program-updates/ – current information on what’s going on at St. John’s, including Zoom links and bulletin and scripture readings for Sunday worship.


Click here for contact info for parish ministries


There will be Coffee hour following the 10am service.




Sat – Sep 16                 1 pm – Bob Goodbe Memorial Service

Tues – Sep 19                  10:15am – Bible Study on Zoom (see link above)

                                       7pm – Prayer group on Zoom (see link above)

Tues – Sep 19              7:00-9:00pm – Parish Council meeting

Fri – Sep 22                 11 am Choir practice

Sat – Sept 23               10 am – Garage Sale

Wed – Sept 27                        9.30-11.30am – Wednesday Prayer Companions

Sunday – Oct 1            Orange Shirt Day





Stewardship Reflection

Prepared by Ven. Dr. Michael Pollesel.     Matthew 18: 21-25

Who says stewardship has nothing to do with anything but money? This story clearly tells us that stewardship and forgiveness are inter woven. Jesus reminds us that the faithful steward is the one who cares so much for others that they are able to forgive – even when they might feel they are owed so much!


Guest Priest this Sunday

We are grateful to Rev. Dr. John Bailey who will serve as guest presider and preacher at both services this Sunday September 17,2023.


Change in Office hours this week

Janica will work Tuesday 9/19 10 am to 2 pm and Thursday 9/21 9 am to 1 pm


rage Sale

Saturday 23 September, 2023 10 am to 2 pm

Should you have pre-loved and usable items that you wish to dispose of, or donate, you may bring them to the church hall on Friday 22 September between 10 and 11.30 am.

Sign-up sheets to help with set-up, and clearing are posted in the stage area of the hall.


National Day for Truth & Reconciliation/Orange Shirt Day

We will be commemorating this on Sunday October 1, and encourage everyone to wear orange to church, in honor of the thousands of Survivors of residential schools.

We will also be hanging out Orange T-shirts the day before on the PMC fence to show our support. If you have an orange shirt/top/blouse to lend us, please bring to church by latest 24 September. Anne and Ruby will be coordinating.


Tri-Cities Winter Shelter (formerly Cold Wet Weather Mat program)
If you are interested in participating in this community outreach by preparing and serving a dinner, please contact Sylvia Wallis (St. Laurence co-ordinator) at Sylviawallisccb@gmail.com and she can add you to the schedule on the dates and shift you would like to serve.
We have 5 dates for sandwich making. These are

Monday October 5th;             Tuesday October 17th;           Wednesday October 11th;                  Thursday October 26th;          and Friday October 27th


Please contact Anne Anchor at deacon@stja.ca or 604 461-5677 with the date on which you would like to make sandwiches. You will be notified a couple of days before your sign-up date to be advised how many you will need to make. The sandwiches are simple protein based … i.e., cold cuts and cheese with mustard (mayonnaise may turn if it is warm weather) or simple peanut butter and jam.


Garden Party- Pictures and Write-up

For those who had missed the party, you may click on the following link for write-up and photos on the Diocesan website.



2024 Church Calendars

Will be on sale shortly at $8, and not $7 as previously announced. We apologize for the error. Please let Antoinette know if you wish to purchase one.





St. John’s 125th Anniversary in 2024

We have only 3 months to 2024. Sign-up sheets are up in the hall for volunteers to take the lead on the following events listed below.

Planned events:

  • 28 Jan 2024 – Kickoff worship event with joyful music, maybe tie in to building history.  (CLERGY) 
  • 24 Mar 2024 – Ethnic heritages celebration event – with potluck, sharing recipes, people wearing clothes reflecting their heritage.
  • 26 May 2024 – Bishop visitation to church on 5/26 (Trinity Sunday) – possibly invite those baptized/married at St. John’s to come back for this day + have reaffirmation of baptismal vows etc.
  • 27 July 2024 – Community BBQ – with children’s games + possible potluck for sides. (THE MILLERS)
  • 28 Sept 2024 – Gala Dinner – will be the big culmination event for the year, catered dinner with entertainment held at offsite location. RUBY
  • 2 Nov 2024 – special Bazaar with 125th anniversary theme to close off the year.


Please connect with peopleswarden@stja.ca if you are interested in being part of this momentous occasion, either to lead, or take part in planning and making it happen.


Community Garden – Help Needed






Helping Out with Children & Youth

We are looking for folks to help make our brainstormed ideas for children and youth spiritual formation a reality! We will be experimenting with fun, interactive activities for our younger members and visitors one Sunday a month beginning this September through December. If you’re interested in lending a hand on one of these Sundays, please let Janica know at administrator@stja.ca and she will connect you with clergy.





Flower Chart for 2023

This is up at the Narthex (at the back of the church, by the chapel).  Should you wish to commemorate a birthday, anniversary, or give in memory of a loved one, please consider signing up to donate flowers for the altar.


Parish Giving

Donations may be made by cheques, PADs or through e-transfer directly to the church account. Please contact Ruby at peopleswarden@stja.ca or Sheila at treasurer@stja.ca for more details. You may also give via PayPal/credit card via our website.




September, 17, 2023, Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost

EXODUS 14:19-31; PSALM 114; ROMANS 14:1-12; MATTHEW 18:21-35


September, 24, 2023, Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost

EXODUS 16:2-15; PSALM 105:1-6, 37-45; PHILIPPIANS 1:21-30; MATTHEW 20:1-16

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