The E-postle October 15, 2017

 

“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”

 

Sharing Personal Information

St. John the Apostle Anglican Church is committing to high standards of confidentiality and the privacy of our congregation’s members.  At the same time, this parish needs ways to communicate effectively with each other and to proclaim the good news to the wider community through a variety of media.  For this reason, everyone in the parish will be asked to fill out a form regarding the use of their contact information, and image and voice recording.

What does this mean?  By signing the form, you agree that some contact information may be included in a parish directory, which can be distributed to parishioners.  Your other personal information is kept securely in the parish office and protocols are in place for staff and parish officers.  You also agree not to share others’ contact information beyond the parish. By ticking the image and voice release, you can confirm that a photo with you in it may be used publicly (for example, a group shot of the community in our Parish Profile to advertise for a new priest).

Please help the parish come into compliance with privacy and Screening in Faith policies by taking the time to fill in the form for your household.  With this step, we are securing written permission for what people in past generations took for granted: that the Church is a family which needs to stay in touch.

Yours in Christ,

Stephanie

 

Upcoming Dates

October 13- 7 pm, Common Vision Concert at St. Andrews Port Moody to support food banks

October 16- 7 pm, Liturgy Group meeting to plan Advent and Christmas services.  All welcome

October 17- 10:30-noon & 7:15-8:45 pm, First Nations 101 Chapter 5: Health and Wellness

October 18- initial meeting of the Canonical Committee

October 19- 7 pm, Anglican Church Women of St. Johns in the parish hall.  All welcome

October 21- 9:30 am-3:30 pm, Indigenous World View Training at St. Mary’s, Mission

October 22- 11:45 am, Parish Visiting Ministry Meeting

November 2- 7:30 to 9:30 pm, All Souls Night with Holden Evening Prayer

November 4- 10 am – 2:30 pm, Fall Bazaar

 

Stewardship Reflection
“It all belongs to God. Whatever I have or am or do, I hold in trust. I will make what I have and am and do count for God’s benefit. It may not be much, but it will be all that I have.”

 –   Douglas Hambidge

 

This Sunday we continue our stewardship theme of “This belongs to God”.  October 15: Time belongs to God.  At what times of the day are you most aware of God’s presence?

 

Fall Bazaar Saturday November 4

Three Weeks until The Bazaar but still plenty of time to complete your handicrafts, make your gourmet treats for the Country Store, plan your baking for the Bake Table or to search your house for that Nu 2 U treasure.  A little fall spring cleaning may also yield items for the White Elephant (no TVs or electronics, please).  I hope you have your Raffle Tickets to sell… maybe one of your friends may win the beautiful quilt or one of our Goodie Baskets.  Have you volunteered to help yet?  If not, please see Joanne Walton, Sue Hall, or Ferne Malcolm.

Basic Indigenous World View Training Workshop

Join Brander MacDonald on October 21, 2017 from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm at Pekw’xe:yles (St. Mary’s Church) in Mission, BC, for a day workshop sponsored by the Mennonite Church.  Free, bring a bag lunch, www.vancouver.anglican.ca/events/basic-indigenous-world-view-training

 Pro Vita Munda/For the Life of the World: October 27-29

Retreat opportunity for Anglicans seeking a deeper personal connection to God and spiritual renewal.  Registration deadline October 13.  Go to http://www.vancouver.anglican.ca/events/spiritual-formation-for-the-next-generation

 First Nations 101: Considering the UN Declaration on Indigenous Rights

Take 3 minutes to watch this short video from Kairos, the coalition of Canadian churches working together for justice and peace.  Check out https://vimeo.com/213093400

 

Prayer Cycle

In the Anglican Communion-the Archdeaconry of Labrador in the Council of the North, Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby; Primate of Canada Fred Hiltz; Indigenous Archbishop Mark McDonald; BC & Yukon Archbishop John Privett; our partner Diocese of Northern Philippines, Bishop Brent Alawas, and especially the people of our twin church at St. Johns Mission, Bila, Mountain Province; Diocese of New Westminster Bishop Melissa Skelton, and this week:

The young people of our church, and those ministries by and with them:

The Diocesan Youth Movement – Chris Barr (Chair), Caitlin Reilley Beck (Staff) and all parish youth and children’s ministry leaders

Camp Artaban Society – Sandi LaCharite (Chair)

British Columbia & Yukon Anglican Youth Movement – Sam Conway (Chair)

 

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 Pentecost 19, October 22, 2017 

Exodus 33:12-23; Psalm 99; 1 Thessalonians 1:1-10; Matthew 22:15-22

 

Important Contact Information

Interim Priest– The Rev. Stephanie Shepard rev.seshepard@gmail.com or 778-773-6816

Parish Office– Karen Evans stjohn7@shaw.ca or 604-936-7762

Wardens– Geri Grigg gerigrigg@gmail.com Terry Walton terry&joanne_walton@telus.net

Maureen Simons mesimons@telus.net or through the parish office

Treasurer– Chelsea Belyk chelsea.belyk@gmail.com

Parish Council– Adelaine Miller, Secretary adelainemiller@shaw.ca

Altar Guild– Brenda Binns Brenda.Binns@hotmail.com

St. John Prayer Circle– Sue Ellliott Elliott.sue1@gmail.com

Pastoral Visiting Ministry– Joanne Walton terry&joanne_walton@telus.net

or Alma Oldenburg almaolden@hotmail.com

Anglican Church Women (ACW)- Sue Hall 604-936-0176 sbhcat@hotmail.com

Fall Bazaar

Fall Bazaar:   Three weeks until The Bazaar but still plenty of time to complete your handicrafts, make your gourmet treats for the Country Store, plan your baking for the Bake Table or to search your house for that Nu 2 U treasure.  A little fall, spring cleaning may also yield items for the White Elephant (no TV’s or electronics ,please). I hope you have your Raffle tickets to sell…maybe one of your friends may win the beautiful quilt or one of our Goodie Baskets.  Have you volunteered to help yet?  If not please see Joanne Walton, Sue Hall or Ferne Malcolm.

 

Harvest Thanksgiving E-postle

Harvest Thanksgiving E-postle

October 8, 2017

 “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”

 

– Mission statement adopted by Parish Council September 25, 2017

 A Thanksgiving Message

As Canadians celebrate a holiday weekend, take a minute to give thanks for what lies underneath the harvests of food being gathered in.  Remember the hard labour of men and women in agriculture, the employment of workers in industries and transport, and the distribution of food to our communities and abroad, as well as the family and friends with which we cook and eat.  As we struggle to find more sustainable and equitable ways to share what God has trusted us, let our thanksgiving table graces be sincere:

For food in a world where many are hungry for truth,

For family and friends in a world where many long to find community,

For faith in a world where many search for meaning:

Thank you, God,

and stir us to be generous with others as you are with us.  Amen.

 Yours in Christ,

Stephanie+

 

Upcoming Dates

October 8- Thanksgiving Sunday: stewardship letters handed out to parishioners

October 9- office closed for statutory holiday

October 10- 10:30 – noon & 7:15-8:45 pm, First Nations 101 Book Study

October 13- 7 pm, Common Vision Concert at St. Andrews Port Moody to support food banks

October 16- Liturgy Group meeting to plan Advent and Christmas services.  All welcome.

October 18- initial meeting of the Canonical Committee

October 22- after 10 am service, Parish Visiting Ministry Meeting

November 2- 7:30 to 9:30 pm, All Souls Night with Holden Evening Prayer

November 4- 10 am – 2:30 pm, Fall Bazaar

Stewardship Reflection
“Christ lives in you. How will you experience that afresh to-day?” – Henri Nouwen

This Sunday we continue our stewardship theme of “This belongs to God”.  October 8: Family and friends belong to God.  If Christ lives in me and you, can we glimpse Christ looking out of our loved ones’ eyes?  This is how we belong to each other in God.

First Nations 101 links

For those wishing to further explore some of the topics brought up in our reading of Lynda Gray’s book, First Nations 101, check out the following links:

For an alternate news source, try the Aboriginal People’s Television Network, APTN at www.aptn.ca or through your cable service.  News at 5 and 10 pm Pacific time.

The Assembly of First Nations has a website at www.afn.ca, the Metis are represented by the Metis National Council at www.metisnation.ca and the Congress of Aboriginal People at www.abc-peoples.org ,  and the organization representing Inuit is the Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami at www.itk.ca

The United Nations Declaration on Indigenous Persons can be read at  http://www.un.org/esa/socdev/unpfii/documents/DRIPS_en.pdf

Basic Indigenous World View Training Workshop

Join Brander MacDonald on October 21, 2017 from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm at Pekw’xe:yles (St. Mary’s Church) in Mission, BC, for a day workshop sponsored by the Mennonite Church.  Free, bring a bag lunch, www.vancouver.anglican.ca/events/basic-indigenous-world-view-training

 Centering Prayer Introduction

Explore a deep reflective practice of silent prayer based on the rich wisdom teaching of the Christian contemplative tradition.  Workshop in Coquitlam on Saturday October 24, 9:30 am-2:30 pm.  Deepening practice six Thursday evenings starting October 26, 7 pm.  For more information contact Chris Kesans at chris_kesans@gmail.com or 604-944-7447.

Pro Vita Munda/For the Life of the World: October 27-29

Retreat opportunity for Anglicans seeking a deeper personal connection to God and spiritual renewal.  Go to http://www.vancouver.anglican.ca/events/spiritual-formation-for-the-next-generation

 Prayer Cycle

In the Anglican Communion-the Archdeaconry of Labrador in the Council of the North, Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby; Primate of Canada Fred Hiltz; Indigenous Archbishop Mark McDonald; BC & Yukon Archbishop John Privett; our partner Diocese of Northern Philippines, Bishop Brent Alawas, and especially the people of our twin church at St. Johns Mission, Bila, Mountain Province; Diocese of New Westminster Bishop Melissa Skelton, and this week:

Salal and Cedar Watershed Discipleship Ministry – The Reverend Laurel Dykstra

The Diocesan Eco-Justice Unit – The Reverend Margaret Marquardt (Chair)

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 Pentecost 18, October 15, 2017 

Exodus 32:1-14; Psalm 106; Philippians 4:1-9; Matthew 22:1-14

Important Contact Information

Interim Priest– The Rev. Stephanie Shepard rev.seshepard@gmail.com or 778-773-6816

Parish Office– Karen Evans stjohn7@shaw.ca or 604-936-7762

Wardens– Geri Grigg gerigrigg@gmail.com Terry Walton terry&joanne_walton@telus.net

Maureen Simons mesimons@telus.net or through the parish office

Treasurer– Chelsea Belyk chelsea.belyk@gmail.com

Parish Council– Adelaine Miller, Secretary adelainemiller@shaw.ca

Altar Guild– Brenda Binns Brenda.Binns@hotmail.com

St. John Prayer Circle– Sue Ellliott Elliott.sue1@gmail.com

Pastoral Visiting Ministry– Joanne Walton terry&joanne_walton@telus.net

or Alma Oldenburg almaolden@hotmail.com

Anglican Church Women (ACW)- Sue Hall 604-936-0176 sbhcat@hotmail.com

The E-postle- Oct 1, 2017

The E-postle

October 1, 2017

 “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”

Leave of Absence for Deacon Trudi Shaw

Dear friends in Christ,

For the past fourteen years I have been in a covenanted relationship with the parish of St. John the Apostle, Port Moody. We have worshipped together, prayed together, laughed and cried together, and walked with one another through some challenging times. You have helped me to grow into my gifts and my calling as a deacon, and have supported me as I ministered in the world – in my paid work and in my volunteer work with a number of organizations. Over the past three years you have kept the light of Christ shining for me through illness, family trauma and tragedy – and I have no doubt that I will always be able to count on your prayers and your love to carry me.

After some prayerful reflection, and consultation with Archdeacon Bruce Morris, and the Clergy and Wardens team of the parish, I have decided to take a leave of absence, so I might be present to support my family, who are still suffering the after-effects of the events we have endured over these past two years. Being on leave means that I will not be torn between my responsibilities to my family and my covenanted responsibilities to my parish. I will be able to be present at some parish events when I am able, although I will be worshipping predominantly with my husband and other family members. But you will see me from time to time singing with the choir – and perhaps vested for special liturgies. As I contemplate leaving this parish, I become more aware of the richness of our worship and life together in Christ. I pray that you will continue to deepen your relationships with one-another and with our Creator, so you may live that love in your ministry in the world.

Blessings…Deacon Trudi

Upcoming Dates

September 30- Orange Shirt Day (wear them Oct. 1 too!)

October 1- Reconciliation Sunday and beginning of Stewardship Month

October 3- 10:30-noon & 7:15-8:45 pm, First Nations 101 book study chap. 3: Community Issues

October 8- Thanksgiving Sunday

October 13- 7 pm, Common Vision Concert at St. Andrews Port Moody to support food banks

October 16- Liturgy Group meeting to plan Advent and Christmas services.  All welcome.

October 22- after 10 am service, Parish Visiting Ministry Meeting

November 2- 7:30 to 9:30 pm, All Souls Night with Holden Evening Prayer

November 4- 10 am – 2:30 pm, Fall Bazaar

Orange Shirts

If you have ordered an “Every Child Matters” orange shirt for September 30, you can pick it up through the parish office Wednesday to Friday this week 9 am- 1 pm, Thursday evening 6-7 pm, or come on Sunday wearing something that it will fit on top of!  Shirts are $8-12.50 each, payable to St. Johns.  Any questions, contact Trudi at trudisha@telus.net For more background on Orange Shirt Day, see www.orangeshirtday.org

 The Welcome Post Project

Today we are honoured to have with us Tasha Faye Evans to share with us about the Port Moody Welcome Post project.  For more information, go to https://noonscreek.org/welcomepostschedule/

Harvest Thanksgiving

Bring your donations of sturdy fruit, vegetables, or flowers to the church 9:30 am October 7 to decorate for Thanksgiving and then donate to the St. Johns Food Bank.  Pick up your “Let’s Bag Hunger” bag at the entrance of the church and fill with non-perishable food items during the month of October.

St. Johns Bazaar Raffle

We are looking for “gourmet” items, specialty treats, Christmassy foods, but nothing perishable or alcoholic, to go in the goodie baskets for the raffle.   Please bring them in soon so we can wrap them up artistically.  Raffle tickets are now available for $2.00 per ticket or $10.00 for a book of 5.   See Grace Liew or Joanne Walton at 10 am or Ferne Malcolm at 8:30 am Sunday.

Stewardship Reflection
“Take a moment and meditate on what God has done for you- What we are asked to do for others is what God has done for us” -Henri Nouwen

How can we put this into practice this week?  This Sunday we begin our theme for October of “This belongs to God”.  October 1: Creation belongs to God.

Looking for a Way to Help?

Helpers needed to pick up and bag donated bread from Cobs on alternate Tuesday evenings.  Approximately 1 hour work 8:30-9:30 pm, please contact Teri Hazelton or the Church office.

Or bring your recyclable containers to the church to donate to the parish bottle drive.  You can also take them to Biggar Enterprises Bottle Depot in Coquitlam to credit the church.

Centering Prayer Introduction

Explore a deep reflective practice of silent prayer based on the rich wisdom teaching of the Christian contemplative tradition.  Workshop in Coquitlam on Saturday October 21, 9:30 am-2:30 pm.  Deepening practice six Thursday evenings starting October 26, 7 pm.  For more information contact Chris Kesans at chris_kesans@gmail.com or 604-944-7447.

Prayer Cycle

In the Anglican Communion-the Archdeaconry of Labrador in the Council of the North, Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby; Primate of Canada Fred Hiltz; Indigenous Archbishop Mark McDonald; BC & Yukon Archbishop John Privett; our partner Diocese of Northern Philippines, Bishop Brent Alawas, and especially the people of our twin church at St. Johns Mission, Bila, Mountain Province; Diocese of New Westminster Bishop Melissa Skelton, and this week:

St. Faith, Vancouver – The Rev. Richard Leggett,The Rev. Christine Wilson

St. Francis-in-the-Wood, West Vancouver – The Rev. Angus Stuart, The Rev. Janice Lowell

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 Pentecost 17, October 8, 2017 

Exodus 20:1-4, 7-9, 12-20; Psalm 19; Philippians 3:4b-14; Matthew 21:33-44

Important Contact Information

Interim Priest– The Rev. Stephanie Shepard rev.seshepard@gmail.com or 778-773-6816

Parish Office– Karen Evans stjohn7@shaw.ca or 604-936-7762

Wardens– Geri Grigg gerigrigg@gmail.com Terry Walton terry&joanne_walton@telus.net

Maureen Simons mesimons@telus.net or through the parish office

Treasurer– Chelsea Belyk chelsea.belyk@gmail.com

Parish Council– Adelaine Miller, Secretary adelainemiller@shaw.ca

Altar Guild– Brenda Binns Brenda.Binns@hotmail.com

St. John Prayer Circle– Sue Ellliott Elliott.sue1@gmail.com

Pastoral Visiting Ministry– Joanne Walton terry&joanne_walton@telus.net

or Alma Oldenburg almaolden@hotmail.com

Anglican Church Women (ACW)- Sue Hall 604-936-0176 sbhcat@hotmail.com

All Souls Night- Nov. 2, 2017 7:30-9:30 pm

 

all souls night

thursday november 2

7:30 to 9:30 pm

Pray for the souls of the world

In the darkness of the turning of the year, we remember those who have died.  Come enter a sacred space and lift them up to God. Whether there are recent losses for you among family or friends, or whether you want to honour victims of violence and disaster in our world, here is a time to remember and to hope.  We light our candles against the darkness and proclaim that love is stronger than death, and that peace and justice will prevail.

“But the souls of the righteous are in the hands of God, and no torment will ever touch them.  In the eyes of the foolish they seem to have died, and their departure from us was thought to be a disaster, and their going from us to be their destruction, but they are at peace.”  Wisdom 3: 1-3

 

 

In the darkness of our times, pray for the souls of the world

Drop in to the church 7:30 to 9:30 pm

Walk on our indoor labyrinth

Light a candle and add a name or prayer to a wall of remembrance

Experience Sung Holden Evening Prayer 9-9:30 pm

st. john the apostle church

2208 St. Johns Street

Port Moody, BC

604-936-7762

www.stja.ca

Sunday services

8:30 & 10 am

 

Epsotle – September 24th, 2017

The E-postle

September 24, 2017

 “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”

– draft mission statement

Interim Process Update

The Interim working group, comprised of your wardens and Synod delegates and alternates, met on Tuesday September 19 to review the parish survey results.  65 responses were received.  After considering the questions for the interim process posed by our Diocesan Bishop Melissa Skelton, the group feels that this parish is ready to move to the formal canonical process.  It is up to the Bishop now whether she agrees with this assessment or whether there are holes in our preparation we still need to address.

Once the green light is given for the canonical process, this begins a new stage of writing the parish profile, which is an invitation for a priest to apply for the position of incumbent of St. John the Apostle.  This document must reflect the truth and depth of this community’s identity in order to find a good fit in the candidates to be interviewed.

The parish profile will be drafted and shared with the congregation for reflection.  It will then be sent to the Diocesan office.  If Bishop Melissa feels that what has been written truly captures the essence of God’s work through St. Johns, the document will be advertised with the invitation for clergy to apply.  However, the process of writing a parish profile usually goes through several drafts, so this could take a couple of months to complete.

In the meantime, St. Johns will be continuing to make adaptive changes towards becoming a more loving and effective means of God’s grace in living out the draft mission statement.  We still hold to the priorities of improving communication, making more effective use of existing buildings and visioning for future development, and strengthening leadership and structures.  Our work together continues in the next few months of the transition.

Yours in Christ, Stephanie+

Upcoming Dates

September 23- 3:30 pm, Wedding of Sherrill Hardy and Bruce Wise

September 24- beginning 9:30 am, Walk for Reconciliation at Queen Elizabeth Plaza

September 25- 7-9 pm, Parish Council Meeting in the PMC.  All are welcome

September 26-10:30-noon AND 7:15 pm-8:45 pm, First Nations 101 Book Study

September 30- Orange Shirt Day (wear them to church on October 1 too!)

October 1- Reconciliation Sunday and beginning of Stewardship Month

October 8- Thanksgiving Sunday

November 2- 7:30 to 9:30 pm, All Souls Night with Holden Evening Prayer

November 4- 10 am – 2:30 pm, Fall Bazaar

 

Stewardship Reflection
“My Father: who will govern my life to-day? Me or you? Help me to choose wisely, moment by moment.”            -David Hazard’s reflections on City of God by Augustine

In the coming month of October, our community will be taking time to focus on what need to be our year-round practices of stewardship. We begin our exploration around the theme “This belongs to God” on October 1 and each week will bring new voices and perspectives. Celebrate belonging to this community and belonging to God as St. Johns moves forward in faith.

 

Looking for a Way to Help?

Helpers needed to pick up and bag donated bread from Cobs on alternate Tuesday evenings.  Approximately 1 hour work 8:30-9:30 pm, please contact Teri Hazelton or the Church office.

Or bring your recyclable containers to the church to donate to the parish bottle drive.  You can also take them to Biggar Enterprises Bottle Depot in Coquitlam to credit the church.

 

Walk for Reconciliation:  Namwayut! (We are All One)

A reminder that this coming Sunday, while we will still have regular services at 8:30 am and 10 am at St. Johns, there will be many Anglicans involved in the Walk for Reconciliation in Vancouver.  It begins at Cambie Street and Georgia at 9:30 am.  If you feel that your worship this day is found in solidarity by walking, please make this your spiritual offering.  More information can be found at http://reconciliationcanada.ca/walk-for-reconciliation-2017/

 

Harvest Thanksgiving

The Altar Guild is planning to decorate the church for Thanksgiving on Saturday October 7th at 9.30 a.m. Donations of fruit and vegetables to display would be appreciated. Apples oranges, potatoes, carrots, onions, squash or pumpkins may be considered which will be distributed at the next Food Bank session. No Soft fruits and vegetables with a ‘short shelf life’. Financial donations also welcome.

 

All Souls Night, Thursday November 2

An evening to pray for the souls of the world and remember those we love.  Drop in the church anytime from 7:30 pm onwards to light a candle, walk the labyrinth, or just sit quietly.  You may want to stay and sing Holden Evening Prayer at 9 pm, when those who have died will be remembered as their names are read aloud.

 

St. Johns Bazaar Saturday November 4

Got something to donate?  We have a little space in the PMC for White Elephant items so whatever can be brought in up to a week ahead would be great.  Items for Crafts and Nu2U may be brought in on the Sunday before (October 29th ) or to Coffee & Crafts on Wednesday morning (Nov. 1st), Thursday afternoon or all day Friday. The earlier the better. Items for the Bake Table may be brought in on Friday or where that is not possible on Saturday morning.

 

Free Harpsichord

Home-built harpsichord looking for a forever home, can be viewed in the choir room after services.  As-is, no charge, but must be taken offsite by new owner.  Tell your friends!

Prayer Cycle

In the Anglican Communion- Sodor & Man – (York, England) The Ven Peter Eagles, Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby; Primate of Canada Fred Hiltz; BC & Yukon Archbishop John Privett; our partner Diocese of Northern Philippines, Bishop Brent Alawas, and especially the people of our twin church at St. Johns Mission, Bila, Mountain Province; Diocese of New Westminster Bishop Melissa Skelton, and this week:

St. Michael, Surrey – The Reverend Luisito Engnan

St. Michael, Vancouver –

The Reverend Wilmer Toyoken

The newly created Indigenous Spiritual Ministry of Mishamikoweesh with its First Nations communities in Northwestern Ontario and Northern Manitoba, Bishop Lydia Mamakwa. Pray also for the Dr. William Winter School of Ministry, the developing diaconal program, and the increasing ministry collaboration with the dioceses of Brandon and Rupert’s Land.

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 Pentecost 16, October 1, 2017 

Exodus 17:1-7; Psalm 78:1-4, 12-16; Philippians 2:1-13; Matthew 21:23-32

 

Important Contact Information

Interim Priest– The Rev. Stephanie Shepard rev.seshepard@gmail.com or 778-773-6816

Parish Office– Karen Evans stjohn7@shaw.ca or 604-936-7762

Wardens– Geri Grigg gerigrigg@gmail.com Terry Walton terry&joanne_walton@telus.net

Maureen Simons mesimons@telus.net or through the parish office

Treasurer– Chelsea Belyk chelsea.belyk@gmail.com

Parish Council– Adelaine Miller, Secretary adelainemiller@shaw.ca

Altar Guild– Brenda Binns Brenda.Binns@hotmail.com

St. John Prayer Circle– Sue Ellliott Elliott.sue1@gmail.com

Pastoral Visiting Ministry– Joanne Walton terry&joanne_walton@telus.net

or Alma Oldenburg almaolden@hotmail.com

Anglican Church Women (ACW)- Sue Hall 604-936-0176 sbhcat@hotmail.com

 

 

The E-postle

September 17, 2017

 “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”

– draft mission statement

YES This is a long version of the E-postle.  Keep reading:there is so much good ministry happening at St. Johns this fall

Port Moody Welcome Post Project and Orange Shirt Day October 1st

Some parish clergy have met with Tasha Faye Evans who has been coordinating the Welcome Post Project over the summer. Her dream is to have a Welcome Post carved and placed in Rocky Point Park that is the gateway (as I learned from Reuben George) to the Salish Sea.  Further to the last message advising that Council has approved financial support of this project we are confirming that October 1 st will be our recognition of our commitment to The Year of Reconciliation and to ongoing reconciliation.

On this Orange Shirt Day ‘Every Child Matters’, Tasha will join us and speak to us further on the Welcome Post Project and of her dream and vision. Our ‘First Nations 101’ study, the children’s program over the summer of ‘First Peoples Principles of Learning’, our continuing support of ‘The Bird’s Nest’ along with other activities of the past are all part of our ongoing steps to reconciliation. There will be other ways in which we can be involved in this Port Moody event as June 2018 arrives.

Yours in Christ, Deacon Anne

Upcoming Dates

September 17- 10 am, Baptism of Alexander Brian McGlashan

September 17- after 10 am service, “Back to Church” Parish Picnic

September 19- 10:30- noon and 7:15-8:45 pm, First Nations 101 book study

September 19- 6-8 pm, Interim Working Group meeting with pizza

September 21- 6pm onwards, A.C.W. potluck and meeting

September 23- 3:30 pm, Wedding of Sherrill Hardy and Bruce Wise

September 24- beginning 9:30 am, Walk for Reconciliation at Queen Elizabeth Plaza

September 25- 7-9 pm, Parish Council Meeting in the PMC.  All are welcome

September 30- Orange Shirt Day (wear them to church on October 1 too!)

October 8- Thanksgiving Sunday

November 2- 7:30 to 9:30 pm, All Souls Night with Holden Evening Prayer

November 4- 10 am – 2:30 pm, Fall Bazaar

Stewardship Reflection
“What is God calling us to do? There is the call to be available. He cannot do without us.” –                                                                                                – The Most Rev. Douglas Hambidge

In what way can you be available for God this week?

And here’s one way: Cobs Bread Helpers needed

Additional help is needed on Tuesday evenings to either pick up Cobbs Bread from the Sutter Brook location at their closing time and transport it to the church or be at the PMC to unload the bread and help in bagging the bread for storage in the freezers.  This involves approximately 60-90 minutes every other Tuesday evening. If you are able to help, please contact Teri Hazelton or the Church office.

And another: Parish Bottle Drive

Did you know the parish has been collecting recyclable cans and bottles as an ongoing fundraiser?  You can either bring your refundable containers to church and place in the bin near the kitchen or take them to the Biggar Enterprises Bottle Depot at 2577 Kingsway Avenue in Coquitlam and ask them to credit the refund to St. Johns account.  The church is blessed with a volunteer who collects containers from the church on a weekly basis as her contribution to stewardship.  Over the years, the community has raised over $6000, but in 2017 to date $118.64 has been received.  Support is needed for this project to remain viable.

First Nations 101 Book Study

On Tuesday September 12, the first session of our parish book study began on Lynda Gray’s “First Nations 101: tons of stuff you need to know about First Nations people”.  There is a large group meeting 10:30 am to noon.  It looks like there is sufficient interest for an evening group from 7:15-8:45 pm Tuesdays, so the first meeting will be this coming Tuesday evening with both an introduction and chapter 1 together.  There are still 2 books for $20 suggested donation available through the parish office.  Please pre-read Chapter 1 in preparation.

Anglican Church Women

A.C.W. Pot Luck Dinner and Meeting: Thursday, September 21st at 6pm. Please bring a contribution to the meal to share with everyone.

Harvest Thanksgiving

The Altar Guild is planning to decorate the church for Thanksgiving on Saturday October 7th at 9.30 a.m. Donations of fruit and vegetables to display would be appreciated. Apples oranges, potatoes, carrots, onions, squash or pumpkins may be considered which will be distributed at the next Food Bank session. Soft fruits and vegetables with a ‘short shelf life’ are not recommended please. If you wish to do so you may make a financial donation through your envelope. Thank you.

All Souls Night, Thursday November 2

In the darkness of the turning of the year near All Saints Day, we pause to remember those who have died.  This has been a year of significance for the parish, and it would be good to mark both those family members and friends who have gone home to God and those souls in our world who have lost their lives.  Whether you want to honour a loved one or pray for victims of violence, addiction or disaster, drop in to the church on Thursday November 2 between 7:30 and 9:30 pm.  You can walk a labyrinth in meditation, light a candle, put a name or piece of artwork up on a board of remembrance, or simply let the music of Holden Evening Prayer wash over you at 9 pm.

St. Johns Bazaar Saturday November 4

We are looking forward to seeing you all on Saturday, November 4th between 10:00 am & 2:30 pm.  In preparation, there are many ways you can help:

Raffle: Donate items for our Goodie Baskets to Grace Lieu. (No liquor, firearms or live animals, according to BC gaming regulations! How about non-perishable treats for Christmas?). Help sell books of Raffle tickets starting October to your friends and family.

Bake Table:  Help bake, package, price, or sell items.

Handicrafts: Sew, knit, paint, craft, or assemble special gifts to sell.

Country Store:  Donate homemade jellies, jams, relishes and all kinds of special little treats. Do you have a favourite treat that can be bottled or packaged?

Nu2U- Donate new or nearly new items like jewelry, china, linens or unused gifts.

White Elephant:  Donate good quality items to recycle, be it books, kitchen treasures or maybe household items. Please test small appliances (No televisions or computer parts please!)

Soup and Sandwich Lunch: Help in the kitchen to prepare or serve sandwiches, soup, desserts and beverages.

Got something to donate?  We have a little space in the PMC for White Elephant items so whatever can be brought in up to a week ahead would be great.  Items for Crafts and Nu2U may be brought in on the Sunday before (October 29th ) or to Coffee & Crafts on Wednesday morning (Nov. 1st), Thursday afternoon or all day Friday. The earlier the better. Items for the Bake Table may be brought in on Friday or where that is not possible on Saturday morning.

Keys for the Church

If you have a key for anything in the church buildings, could you please email or phone Karen in the parish office and leave a message telling her 1) who you are, 2) what you have a key for (describe the key if you are not sure!), and 3) what group/position/reason for having the key.  Thank you so much as we improve our record-keeping.

Free Harpsichord

Home-built harpsichord looking for a forever home, can be viewed in the choir room after services.  As-is, no charge, but must be taken offsite by new owner.

Prayer Cycle

In the Anglican Communion- Sodor & Man – (York, England) The Ven Peter Eagles, Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby; Primate of Canada Fred Hiltz; BC & Yukon Archbishop John Privett; our partner Diocese of Northern Philippines, Bishop Brent Alawas, and especially the people of our twin church at St. Johns Mission, Bila, Mountain Province; Diocese of New Westminster Bishop Melissa Skelton, and this week:

St. Matthew, Abbotsford –

The Reverend Allen               Doerksen

The Deanery of The Valley – The Reverend Allan Carson

The newly created Indigenous Spiritual Ministry of Mishamikoweesh with its First Nations communities in Northwestern Ontario and Northern Manitoba, Bishop Lydia Mamakwa, and for all the leadership of the diocese. Pray also for the Dr. William Winter School of Ministry, the developing diaconal program, and the increasing ministry collaboration with the dioceses of Brandon and Rupert’s Land.

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 Pentecost 15, September 24, 2017 

Exodus 16:2-15; Psalm 105; Philippians 1:21-30; Matthew 20:1-16

Important Contact Information

Interim Priest– The Rev. Stephanie Shepard rev.seshepard@gmail.com or 778-773-6816

Parish Office– Karen Evans stjohn7@shaw.ca or 604-936-7762

Wardens– Geri Grigg gerigrigg@gmail.com Terry Walton terry&joanne_walton@telus.net

Maureen Simons mesimons@telus.net or through the parish office

Treasurer– Chelsea Belyk chelsea.belyk@gmail.com

Parish Council– Adelaine Miller, Secretary adelainemiller@shaw.ca

Altar Guild– Brenda Binns Brenda.Binns@hotmail.com

St. John Prayer Circle– Sue Ellliott Elliott.sue1@gmail.com

Pastoral Visiting Ministry– Joanne Walton terry&joanne_walton@telus.net

or Alma Oldenburg almaolden@hotmail.com

Anglican Church Women (ACW)- Sue Hall 604-936-0176 sbhcat@hotmail.com

 

The E-postle

September 3, 2017

 

“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”

– mission statement

Survey Out

Yours in Christ,

Stephanie +

Upcoming Dates

September 6-9:30 am – noon, Coffee & Crafts in the parish hall

September 17- after 10 am service, “Back to Church” Parish Picnic

September 17- 10 am Baptism of Alexander Brian McGlashan

September 23- 3:30 pm, Wedding of Sherrill Hardy and Bruce Wise

September 24- beginning 9:30 am, Walk for Reconciliation at Queen Elizabeth Plaza

September 30- Orange Shirt Day (wear them to church on October 1 too!)

October 8- Thanksgiving Sunday

November 4- 10 am – 2:30 pm, Fall Bazaar

EfM Start-up

On Wednesday September 13th at 6:45 we are having an open-house evening for anyone who may be interested in starting the Education for Ministry course this year, we will gather in the PMC, the house west of the church. This will be an opportunity to meet others in the program or those that are thinking of it. It will be an introductory evening for all that come, we will have discussion of the contents of each year with review of the Reading and Reflection Guide Year A entitled “Living Faithfully in Your World”, a schedule will be set, the group norms will be set and a discussion of our individual expectations. Oh yes of course there will be worship and snacks.

Stewardship Reflection
“We have gifts that differ according to the grace given to us” – Romans 1 :6

“God’s spiritual gifts are a way of getting his work done.  Gifts are a demonstration of God’s Grace” (from the book Making Love Happen).  How can you put your gifts to work at St. Johns while being on the look-out for any other gifts God is giving you?

Summer Program for Young People

Children are invited to explore stories and activities during part of the 10 am service with Ts’uwtun, our helper bear.  This week’s First People’s Principle of Learning is “Learning requires exploration of one’s identity”.  The animal chosen for this week is the swan.

Coffee & Crafts

Whether you are a crafter or someone who glues their fingers together, join us on Wednesday September 6 from 9:30 am to noon in the parish hall.  This group is gearing up for the St. Johns Fall Bazaar on Saturday November 4, and many hands are needed.  Come for the business portion at the beginning (fueled by coffee or tea) and hear how you can help out in one of the many areas.  For more information, speak to Ferne Malcolm.

Metro Vancouver Alliance Leadership Institute

This two day training event is being held Thanksgiving weekend, October 7 and 8 to raise up awareness and skills for community organizing.  See the poster in the parish hall or contact the office for details.

Prayer Cycle

In the Anglican Communion- Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby; Primate of Canada Fred Hiltz; BC & Yukon Archbishop John Privett; our partner Diocese of Northern Philippines, Bishop Brent Alawas, and especially the people of our twin church at St. Johns Mission, Bila, Mountain Province; Diocese of New Westminster Bishop Melissa Skelton, and this week:

Mission to Seafarers – The Rev. Peter Smyth

Vancouver General Hospital – The Rev. Liz Hamel

St. Jude’s Anglican Home – The Rev. Melanie Calabrigo

St. Michael’s Centre, Burnaby – The Rev. Randolph Bruce

College and University Campus Ministries – The Rev. Alain-Michel Rocheleau

Chaplains to the Retired Clergy – Dorothy Mash and the Rev. John Mash

In the Anglican Church of Canada: The newly created Indigenous Spiritual Ministry of Mishamikoweesh with its First Nations communities in Northwestern Ontario and Northern Manitoba, Bishop Lydia Mamakwa, and for all the leadership of the diocese. Pray also for the Dr. William Winter School of Ministry, the developing diaconal program, and the increasing ministry collaboration with the dioceses of Brandon and Rupert’s Land.

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 Pentecost 13, September 3, 2017 

Exodus 3:1-15; Psalm 105; Romans 12:9-21; Matthew 16:21-28

Parish Picnic –Sunday September 17th (NOTE CHANGE OF DATE)

The Parish Picnic has been postponed to the following Sunday 17th September following the 10 am service. It will be on church grounds. Sign-up sheets will be posted on Sunday. We welcome everyone, but would really appreciate you signing up so that the organizers will have an idea on catering, etc. Burgers will be provided but you are welcome to bring salads and desserts to share.

Port Moody Welcome Post Project

This summer Trudi and I have had the opportunity to attend a few gatherings at the Noons Creek Hatchery of the Welcome Post Project. These events were planned by Tasha Faye Evans and sponsored by the Port Moody Ecological Society and TriCities SUCCESS. Included were a Nature Walk and Cedar Weaving Workshop by Cease Wyss; Reconciliation, A Community Dialogue by Brandon Gabriel (Kwantlen); First Voices, Stories of this Land by Reuben George; and other events with singers and drummers.

Tasha Faye led the way for Pleasantside Elementary students to participate in beginning to learn about the ancestral territory on which their school was built. The students also helped Squamish Nation carver Xwalacktun create and carve a Welcome Post for the school.

In this year of action called by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, Tasha Faye created the Welcome Post Project for adults to have similar opportunities, as did the children at Pleasantside. Her dream is to have a Welcome Post carved and placed in Rocky Point Park that is the gateway (as I learned from Reuben George) to the Salish Sea.  Ultimately Tasha Faye would like to see three more posts placed in other locations sacred to the Tsleil-Waututh around the waterfront.

In light of St. John’s ongoing commitment to Truth and Reconciliation and as this is an opportunity to do so in Port Moody, a motion was passed at Monday’s Council meeting to financially support the Welcome Post Project. We are hoping that during our Orange Shirt Day ‘Every Child Matters’, October 1st we will hear more about this project.  Deacon Anne

Thrifty Smile Cards

The “Thrifty’s Smile Cards” are active and 5% of purchases made with the card will go to purchasing equipment for our church community kitchen.

ACW NEWS

A.C.W. Pot Luck Dinner and Meeting: Thursday, September 21st at 6pm. Please bring a contribution to the meal to share with everyone.

ST. JOHN’S ANNUAL FALL BAZAAR

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 4TH – 10:00 am – 2:30 pm

This is a parish event and something supported and enjoyed by most everyone in the parish. It is also not only a major fund raiser for St. John’s but one of our faces to the community at large so let us put the effort in to make this event special.

 There are many ways you can help and contribute to the Bazaar, below are some ideas:

Raffle: Donating items for our Goodie Baskets. These need to be non perishable items that are special treats for Christmas. Books of Raffle tickets will be available after church and perhaps your friends might like the chance to win one of our great prizes.

Bake Table:  This is always a popular area and one of the first visited by man of our guests. We have many wonderful bakers in our community so let’s show off a little!

Handicrafts: Once again we have many talented individuals and it is always interesting to see the many special creations. Our knitters, sewers and crafters are second to none!

Country Store:  Our special little corner for homemade jellies, jams, relishes and all kinds of special little treats. Do you have a favourite treat that can be bottled or packaged?

Nu2U- This is where we feature new or nearly new items. We also have a great jewellery display. Do you have any unused gifts that you want to recycle or quality jewelry that may be someone else’s treasure?

White Elephant:  We generally have a lot of good quality items to recycle, be it books, kitchen treasures or maybe household items. White Elephant is a popular destination for many of our guests. ( No TV or computer items, please!)

Soup and Sandwich Lunch: We believe this is one of the best values to be had at any bazaar. For only $6.00 you get soup, complete sandwich (4 fillings) dessert and tea or coffee. Come and bring your friends.

We have a little space in the PMC for White Elephant items so whatever can be brought in up to a week ahead would be great.

Items for Crafts and Nu2U may be brought in on the Sunday before (October 29th ) to Coffee & Crafts on Wednesday morning (Nov. 1st), Thursday afternoon or all day Friday. The earlier the better.

Items for the Bake Table may be brought in on Friday or where that is not possible on Saturday morning.

Looking forward to seeing you all on Saturday, November 4th between 10:00 am & 2:30 pm.

Important Contact Information

Interim Priest– The Rev. Stephanie Shepard rev.seshepard@gmail.com or 778-773-6816

Parish Office– Karen Evans stjohn7@shaw.ca or 604-936-7762

Wardens– Geri Grigg gerigrigg@gmail.com Terry Walton terry&joanne_walton@telus.net

Maureen Simons mesimons@telus.net or through the parish office

Treasurer– Chelsea Belyk chelsea.belyk@gmail.com

Parish Council– Adelaine Miller, Secretary adelainemiller@shaw.ca

Altar Guild– Brenda Binns Brenda.Binns@hotmail.com

St. John Prayer Circle– Sue Ellliott Elliott.sue1@gmail.com

Pastoral Visiting Ministry– Joanne Walton terry&joanne_walton@telus.net

or Alma Oldenburg almaolden@hotmail.com

Anglican Church Women (ACW)- Sue Hall 604-936-0176 sbhcat@hotmail.com

The E-postle August 27, 2017

 

 “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”

– mission statement

Surveying the Landscape

Before a new building goes up, a surveyor takes measurements of the surrounding land to see how it will fit.  Before a new priest is called to the community of St. John the Apostle, our parish council has to take the measure of the congregation and estimate how it is willing to grow and change with new leadership.

In the coming week, you will be receiving an email survey.  The questions cover some of the same ground that focus groups and forums have engaged in, but we are aware that not all people may have been able to attend or felt comfortable speaking up in a group setting.  As well, considering the last eight months of interim ministry, it is important to check whether priorities have altered or a new direction has emerged.

Please, therefore, take the time to respond to the survey.  The more responses we have in this format, the better the canonical committee will be able to compare data received.  For those parishioners who do not have email, paper copies will be available and the parish will make every effort to get it out to everyone on the parish list.  Help the parish council have the tools to shift gears and move forward in the canonical process this fall at St. Johns.

Yours in Christ,

Stephanie +

Upcoming Dates

August 28- 2 pm, funeral for Lorne Sashaw, at Burquitlam Funeral Home 625 North Road

August 28- 7 pm, Parish Council in the PMC. All are welcome to attend

September 10- after 10 am service, “Back to Church” Parish Picnic

September 17- 10 am Baptism of Alexander Brian McGlashan

September 23- 3:30 pm, Wedding of Sherrill Hardy and Bruce Wise

September 24- beginning 9:30 am, Walk for Reconciliation at Queen Elizabeth Plaza

September 30- Orange Shirt Day (wear them to church on October 1 too!)

October 8- Thanksgiving Sunday

November 4- Fall Bazaar 10:00 am- 2:30 pm

 

Stewardship Reflection
“We have gifts that differ according to the grace given to us” – Romans 1 :6

“God’s spiritual gifts are a way of getting his work done.  Gifts are a demonstration of God’s Grace” (from the book Making Love Happen).  How can you put your gifts to work at St. Johns while being on the look-out for any other gifts God is giving you?

Summer Program for Young People

Children are invited to explore stories and activities during part of the 10 am service with Ts’uwtun, our helper bear.  This week’s First People’s Principle of Learning is “Learning requires exploration of one’s identity”.  The animal chosen for this week is the swan.

 

The Fall Bazaar Is a Go

Ferne Malcolm is coordinating the St. Johns Fall Bazaar for a final year. It is  set for Saturday November 4, 2017 10:00 am- 2:30 pm. Now is the time to come on board to help learn the ropes so that leadership can be passed on for 2018.

Metro Vancouver Alliance Leadership Institute

This two day training is for those who share an interest in strengthening civil society and working together for the common good.  Community leaders from diverse institutions share gifts for community organizing and moving from general problems to concrete, winnable issues.  Friday October 6 7-9 pm and Saturday October 7 9:30 am-4 pm at the BCGEU Office, 2920 Virtual Way Vancouver.  For more information or to register visit www.metvanalliance.org or see the poster in the parish hall.  There are funds from the Eco-Justice Unit of the Diocese to assist with the $100 cost for non-members.

Free to a Good Home

As a result of summer cleaning, there are several items from the church that are being offered to parishioners before they are sent for recycling.  1 large and 1 small filing cabinet (no key) and two small filing cabinets (with key) are available by donation.  There is also a table full of electronic parts and older office equipment in the Parish Ministry Centre for your perusal.  All items must be claimed and hauled away by September 3.

Prayer Cycle

In the Anglican Communion- Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby; Primate of Canada Fred Hiltz; BC & Yukon Archbishop John Privett; our partner Diocese of Northern Philippines, Bishop Brent Alawas, and especially the people of our twin church at St. Johns Mission, Bila, Mountain Province; Diocese of New Westminster Bishop Melissa Skelton, and this week:

All parishes in transition in our diocese

St. Augustine, Marpole – The Rev. Andrew Halladay

Ruvuma (Tanzania) The Rt. Rev. Maternus Kapinga

The Canadian Council of the North- Bishop Michael Hawkins, Chair, Bishop Lydia Mamakwa, Vice-Chair and all the members of
the Council as they work towards a vision of structures shaped by mission.

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 Pentecost 13, September 3, 2017 

Exodus 3:1-15; Psalm 105; Romans 12:9-21; Matthew 16:21-28

Important Contact Information

Interim Priest– The Rev. Stephanie Shepard rev.seshepard@gmail.com or 778-773-6816

Parish Office– Karen Evans stjohn7@shaw.ca or 604-936-7762

Wardens– Geri Grigg gerigrigg@gmail.com Terry Walton terry&joanne_walton@telus.net

Maureen Simons mesimons@telus.net or through the parish office

Treasurer– Chelsea Belyk chelsea.belyk@gmail.com

Parish Council– Adelaine Miller, Secretary adelainemiller@shaw.ca

Altar Guild– Brenda Binns Brenda.Binns@hotmail.com

St. John Prayer Circle– Sue Ellliott Elliott.sue1@gmail.com

Pastoral Visiting Ministry– Joanne Walton terry&joanne_walton@telus.net

or Alma Oldenburg almaolden@hotmail.com

Anglican Church Women (ACW)- Sue Hall 604-936-0176 sbhcat@hotmail.com

Funeral Information for Bill Shields

A SERVICE IN THANKSGIVING

FOR THE LIFE OF

WILLIAM ALFRED GAYLER SHIELDS

15 January 1924 – 10 August 2017

 Friday August 25, 2017  2:30 pm

at

St. John the Apostle Church , 2208 St. Johns Street

A reception will follow the service in the church hall. All are welcome to attend. Donation in Bill’s memory may be made to the Alzheimer’s Society of BC or St. John the Apostle Church.