Join us on Tuesday, March 5, 6pm, for a festive and delicious dinner of pancakes, as we celebrate Shrove Tuesday, the last day before we enter into the season of Lent. All ages are welcome!
ADVENT AND CHRISTMAS SCHEDULE Advent 1 8:30am Eucharist The Rev. Gary Hamblin Presider and homilist 10:00am– Lessons and Carols- The deacons will lead Advent 2 The Rev. Gary Hamblin , Presider The Rev. Trudi Shaw Homilist Advent 3- The Rev. Michael Chin , Presider and Homilist Advent 4- The Rev. Gary Hamblin , Presdier and homilist Christmas Eve-7:00pm The Rev. Rev. Gary Hamblin-Presider Children’s Interactive retelling of the Nativity 10:00am Christmas Day The Rev. Michael Chin Presider -Homilist
There will be an Archdeaconry consultation held on Wednesday, October 26, 2016, from 7pm to 9pm in our Parish Hall. There will be two speakers: Kim Hodge, the Chair of the Diocesan Mission and Ministry Development Standing Committee and member of Diocesan Council will be presenting draft ‘Five-Year Vision Statement’ on behalf of the Committee from 7.00 to 7.45pm. The Rev. Richard Leggett, a member of Diocesan Council and the Chair of the Assessment Task Force will be then be presenting on the proposals of the Task Force. It is hoped that the gathering will bring together clergy, wardens, treasurers and synod delegates as well as any other interested persons from all the congregations of the archdeaconry. Your wardens and some of St. John’s parish council will be there. If you wish to attend, please let one of the wardens know or email the office. It would be helpful to have some sense of the number of people attending so that sufficient materials will be available.
LOUGHEED ARCHDEACONRY (Golden Ears and Tri-Cities North Burnaby Deaneries) DIOCESAN ANTI-RACISM WORKSHOP PRESENTATION When: Saturday, December 10, 2016 Time: 9:00 am- 4:00 pm Place: St. Timothy, Burnaby, 4550 Kitchener (at Willingdon) Please register with your name, parish, and contact information by email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 604-299-6816. Bring a bag lunch; tea and coffee will be provided. Participants should plan to complete morning and afternoon sessions as certificates of completion will be issued only at the day’s end. The number of participants is restricted to 25. Priority is given to active clergy and parishioners from archdeaconry parishes; please register soon to avoid being on a wait list.
This is a parish event and something supported and enjoyed by most everyone in our 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 a special event. This year we will need more support than ever from our parish members. Our Bazaar conflicts with the date set for the presentations of The Diocese of New Westminster Awards. John Binns is our candidate this year and many of our regular helpers will be going to the ceremony to support John. This may leave us a little short staffed on Saturday so if you can offer even a few hours to help out we would really appreciate it. Please let Ann Adair Austin know if you are able to help so we may include you in our rooster. You may also help by: Raffle: Donating items for out Goodie Baskets. These need to be nonperishable 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 many 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 jams, jellies, relishes & all kinds of special little treats. Do you have a favorite treat that can be bottled or packaged? Nu 2 U: This where we feature new or nearly new...
The parish family would like to say farewell to Grant and Sue with a potluck supper and musical interlude on Saturday, Oct 22nd. We would gather at 5pm for a 5:30pm sitting for the supper. Please watch for a sign-up sheet in the hall. We ask that your contribution be brought in ready to serve. Entrees, salads, sides and desserts are welcome. Buns and bread provided. With the early start we are hoping all will feel welcome and especially families with children. We plan to conclude by 8pm. Let’s make it a warm, fun evening before we officially say goodbye to Grant the next day at the 10 am service.
ACW POTLUCK/ Meeting- September 15th at 6:00 pm in the church hall. Please bring a sweet or savory dish to share. Andy Bird from THE BIRD’S NEST will be the guest speaker. All women are welcome and encouraged to attend. Please note –The Bird’s Nest Open House will be held on Saturday Sept 17 from 10 am to 6 pm, the address is 12051 234th Street, Maple Ridge.
High Tea at St. John’s This year our tea will be Wednesday, August 17th starting at 11:30. Please come and bring your friends. Tickets will available from Sylvia Bradley or Ferne Malcolm for $25.00 each. Once again, seating is limited so get your tickets early!
A.C.W. ‘wind-up’ Dinner. Thursday, June 16th at 6pm, in the Church Hall. This will be a Chinese take out meal, and the cost is $15 per person. Linda Aiken will be joining us to tell us about her trip to Africa. Please let Ann Adair-Austin, or any A.C.W. member know if you would like to attend.
St. Jude’s Anglican Home will be hosting a… Strawberry Tea Social and Silent Auction On June 26th, 2016 from 2:30 – 4:00 p.m. Be a friend of St. Jude’s! Please join us and support St. Jude’s fundraising Silent Auction – there are many items of interest to bid on! Feel free to contact us for more details at: 604 – 874 – 3200 or by email at email@example.com or visit us at http://stjudes.bc.ca/ We are located at: 810 West 27th Avenue Vancouver, B.C. V5Z 2G7
Where faith meets our daily life. A way that EfM helps us to respond to scripture or hearing the history of the church is to ask ourselves…. What amazes me about this What bothers me about this What concerns me about this What delights me about this EfM can help you to focus on your responses to these questions and to provide resources and tools by which we, as Baptized Christians are empowered to reflect theologically on and live out this calling in our lives. EfM, is a program of study of, Old and New Testaments; Church history; the development of different theologies and issues throughout history and how this impact sour daily lives and thoughts. Our common reflection themes have been ‘Living Faithfully in Your World’; ‘Living Faithfully in a Multi-cultural World’, ‘Living Faithfully as a Spiritually Mature Christian’ and this fall will be ‘Living our Journey into God’ We meet at St. John Port Moody Wednesday evenings at 6:45. For further info please contact your Rector or Anne Anchor at firstname.lastname@example.org GRADUATION SERVICE June 15th 7:30pm ST. LAURENCE COQUITLAM. BISHOP MELISSA WILL PRESIDE AND PREACH