2nd Sunday after Pentecost


June 2, 2024


10:00am (in-person + Zoom) – Holy Eucharist


Meeting ID: 542 312 325

Password: 010729

This Week’s Worship & Programs – http://www.stja.ca/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

Coffee/Tea will be served after the 10:00am service





Tuesdays                     10:30 am: Bible Study (see link above)

7:00 pm: Prayer Group (see link below)

Zoom Meeting ID: 889 7716 0016 Passcode: 263699

Fridays                        11 am: Choir Practice

June/July                    Bag Hunger (see text below)


Sun- Jun 2                   8:30am service Tasha Faye Evans attending to receive the blankets for NIPD

1:00 – 3:30 pm Herbal tea making at Noons Creek Hatchery Cease Wyss

Wed – Jun 5                10:00 am. Coffee Plus – discussion

Thurs – Jun 6               6:30 – 9:00pm Kerry Baisley, of the Diocese – Salve making and Beading hearts

Sat – Jun 15                 10 am to 2 pm: Spring Street Community Kitchen

Sat – Jun 22                 5-9 pm: National Indigenous Peoples Day Blessing

Ceremony and Feast Rocky Point Park





Stewardship Reflection              

Prepared by Ven. Dr. M. Pollesel Mark 4:35-41

Would you get into a boat if you expected stormy weather? A faithful steward gets in, trusting that God will keep their journey safe.




Update on Vivian, with her permission, sharing this:

Health-wise – continuing on with immunotherapy treatments every 3 weeks and will likely be adding in a bone strengthening treatment soon. Have a few relatively minor side effects that I’m waiting on specialists to have a look at and continuing to gain strength and mobility (can now toddle a few feet without walker). Hospital bed has been taken away and daily health aide visits no longer needed as I can now confidently get upstairs to sleep and shower. All in all, happy with my progress and thank you to everyone who has continued to keep me and my healing in your thoughts and prayers – all y’all have been and continue to be essential to my journey!

From Ruby: I visited with Vivian and Bascom and for the first time since August, I actually saw her in person. Although quite a few metres apart, she appears to be happy, and cheerful. We exchanged a few pleasantries, and I am so glad to see her in good spirits.


From Rev Miranda thanks for the celebration on Trinity Sunday

So now, I pause to thank everyone who worked hard from the manicuring of the grounds to the preparation of the bathrooms, from the preparation of the food to the decoration of the church and the dining area, from the bulletin to the Bishop’s parking sign, from EfM to Confirmation, Altar Guild to the Choir and those who wrote three new hymns – it was a work of art and with a spirit of oneness, joy, peace and love. I felt so proud just being among you all and to be the servant-leader walking alongside you at this time. Despite the all night and day rain, attendance was good. It showed dedication and commitment of both members and guests. We look forward to the rest of the events on the calendar. God be praised.


Coffee Plus…Wednesday, June 5, 10:00am

We would encourage any parish member who would be interested in a possible High Tea later this summer or in celebrating Senior’s Birthdays to join us as we discuss these possibilities.  If you have comments on either of these possibilities but not able to attend, please send your thoughts to Ferne at mfernem@gmail.com


Bag Hunger

Access Youth, who use the basement of the PMC for their food prep program, needs our help. They are short of basic cooking staples and our Parish has committed to help them. Show them you care with a donation of cooking oil (1 litre bottle) and/or salt.

We will run this challenge for June & July, and then we will switch to another 2 items they need for August and September… So, stay tuned.

Please pick up a brown paper bag at church to announce your pledge to support these families and bring it back with cooking oil and/or salt.

For info on who Access Youth is and what they do, please log in to: https://accessyouth.org/youth-gour-made/


National Indigenous Peoples Day Workshops June 22 at ROCKY POINT PARK

For gift preparation. All are at Noons Creek Hatchery


Sunday June 2:  1:00 – 3:30pm Cease Wyss – Herbal Tea making


Thursday June 6:  6:30 – 9:00pm Kerry Baisley, of the Diocese- Salve making and Beading hearts


Thursday June 13: 6:30 – 9:00pm Tasha Faye Evans – Cedar rose making


Sunday June 16: 1:00 – 3:30  Community Gift Making – share your craft gift for others to learn to make

Financial Status – March & April 2024


  March 2024 Actual $ April 2024

Actual $

YTD 2024

 Actual $

YTD 2024 Budget $ YTD 2024 Budget Difference
Income 21,666.35 18,331.50 69,356.65 80,165.72 (10,809.07)
Expenses 14,514.32 15,923.80 60,657.29 80,165.72 19,508.43

(-) Loss

7,152.03 2,407.70 8,699.36 0 8,699.36
Offering for General Funds 15,020.00 13,770.00 49,740.00 62,157.68 (12,417.68)


Treasurer’s Note:

We have a surplus in our budget in April.

We expect expenses to increase as our interim priest moves to 80% instead of 50% starting 15 May, 2024.





National Indigenous Peoples Day… 

In preparation for this day, on Sunday June 2nd Tasha Faye Evans will be attending the 8:30am service, to receive the blankets/shawls that were knit/crocheted by Ann Adair-Austin, Anne Anchor, Sheila deVaal, Sue Elliott, Debora Jones-Akiyama, Christine Kesans, Brenda Lou-Hing, Ferne Malcolm, and Iris Thompson. We will also be presenting a donation to support this event.


Community Garden

If you are at church property, or nearby, and have a few minutes to spare, please help to water the native plants garden; the triangular plot between the parking lot and the west fence, the herb garden by the fence, and the bee garden outside the fence and by the walkway. Thank you.


Spring Street Community Kitchen

Saturday, June 15, 10 am to 2 pm:

Together with Inlet United and St. Joseph, we will be making Shepherd’s Pie for 3 families in the Tri-Cities. Everyone is welcome to join in, and we will have some for lunch.

Please register with Janica at administrator@stja.ca if you would like to join in.




Vignettes from parishioners of the parish being offered throughout the year of the 125th Anniversary celebrations. If you are asked to offer one week, please accept so that we may get to know a bit more about our friends in the pews. Please forward a written copy to news@stja.ca thereafter. These will be posted in the E-Postle as well as a compilation for print later in the year.


There was no sharing last Sunday.




Flower Chart for 2024

This is up in 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.




Second Sunday after Pentecost 2 June 2024

Deuteronomy 5:12-15; Psalm 81:1-10; 1 Samuel 3:1-10 (11-20); Psalm 139:1-5, 12-17; 2 Corinthians 4:5-12; Mark 2:23-3:6


Third Sunday after Pentecost 9 June 2024

1 Samuel 8:4-11 (12-15), 16-20 (11:14-15); Psalm 138; 2 Corinthians 4:13-5:1; Mark 3:20-35


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