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E-postle – March 18th, 2018

The E-postle-March 18, 2018 “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” Upcoming Dates Thursday March 15-   7 pm, Anglican Church Women meeting in hall (NOTE new meeting time) Sunday March 18-      12:30 to 2:30 pm, Sexual Misconduct Policy workshop at St. Laurence Tuesday March 20-    10:30- noon, “Meeting Jesus in John”, join us in the hall to discuss the  Workbook 4-5 pm, Catechism Group Wed. March 21-         9:30 am onwards, Spring Clean-up of the church Saturday March 24-   Parish Council Retreat at deacon Anne’s home HOLY WEEK     Sunday March 25-      8:30 & 10 am, Palm Sunday services Tuesday March 27      12:10 pm Chrism Mass at Christ Church Cathedral, followed by lunch Thursday March 29    6 pm supper, 7 pm Maundy Thursday worship Friday March 30         10 am Stations of the Cross, 11 am Good Friday worship EASTER April 1-          8:30 & 10 am, Easter Sunday services Sunday April 29-         8:30 am onwards, Episcopal Visit and Confirmations with Bishop Melissa Skelton Saturday May 26-       Mission Conference for the Diocese of New Westminster Saying Farewell but not Goodbye to Karen Evans After 13 years in the parish office at St. John the Apostle, administrator Karen Evans is leaving her position to pursue a full-time vocation in foods ministry.  Starting April 4, 2018, Karen will be sous-chef at a new restaurant in Queensborough. She’s not afraid of long hours and hard work; she’s worked for the Church!  Karen’s love of feeding people showed itself through the Food Bank here at St. Johns as well as many parish events.  We will miss her personality in...

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E-POSTLE FOR MARCH 11, 2018 – LENT 4

The E-postle March 11, 2018 “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” For God so loved the world that God sent the beloved Son  -John 3:16 Upcoming Dates Sunday March 11- 12ish, Lunar New Year Lunch at Lougheed Wonton Restaurant, Take 2 Thursday March 15- 7 pm, Anglican Church Women meeting in hall (NOTE new meeting time) Sunday March 18- 12:30 to 2:30 pm, Sexual Misconduct Policy workshop at St. Laurence Wednesday March 21- 9:30 am onwards, Spring Clean-up of the church Saturday March 24- Parish Council Retreat at deacon Anne’s home HOLY WEEK     Sunday March 25- 8:30 & 10 am,Palm Sunday services                         Tuesday March 27, 11 am Chrism Mass at Christ Church Cathedral Thursday March 29- 6 pm supper, 7 pm Maundy Thursday worship Friday March 30- 10 am Stations of the Cross, 11 am Good Friday worship EASTER            Sunday April 1- 8:30 & 10 am, Easter Sunday services Sunday April 29- Episcopal Visit and Confirmations with Bishop Melissa Skelton Parish Profile for Perusal The first draft of the parish profile to advertise for a new priest is ready to be submitted to Bishop Melissa.  Check your inbox for a preview.  Paper copies available by request at the parish office if you cannot open the document.  Any revisions will be based on diocesan feedback. Anglican Church Women A.C.W. Meeting: Thursday March 15th at 7pm in the church hall. The A.C.W. ladies are organizing a ‘Spring Cleaning’ of the church on Wednesday March 21st at 9.30 am. If anyone feels inclined to shake up a little dust or sweep clean with a new broom, you would be...

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The E-postle – March 4, 2018

   “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” this David Walker cartoon originally appeared in the Church Times, UK., but Canadian Anglicans aren’t so different!   What Does a Parish Council Actually Do? Every local church community, under the Diocesan Canons, has persons who hold public responsibility along with the clergy for the life and business of the Parish.  At the Annual Vestry meeting, all the members of the congregation present elect or appoint those who will serve on the Parish Council or Church Committee, as it is sometimes called.  Along with the licensed clergy, these are:  the Church Wardens (right now a Bishop’s Warden and a People’s Warden), 3 Lay Delegates to Synod, 3 Alternate Lay Delegates, the Treasurer, the Council Secretary, and 3 Members-at-Large.   Members of the Parish Council are also Trustees of the Parish by the act of Incorporation for St. John the Apostle, Port Moody. Parish Council members meet regularly to oversee the decision-making processes of the parish.  They assist the Wardens and Treasurer in reviewing finances, overseeing property matters, initiating and supporting ministry and outreach, and setting and implementing goals for mission.  Every person brings particular gifts and insights to their roles which strengthen the whole. In the time between incumbents, some members of the Parish Council also form a Canonical Committee, which has responsibility for preparing a parish profile to advertise for a new priest and subsequently interviewing candidates for the position.  Those on Parish Council who are not part of the Canonical Committee (Council Secretary, Treasurer, Members-at-Large and clergy) continue the work of the parish and support the steps needed to...

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The E-postle February 25, 2018

    “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” Join the conversation at www.meetingjesusinjohn.org Welcome Back, Gary The Rev. Gary Hamblin is taking services on Sunday February 25 while Stephanie is on retreat with some members of the parish.  Gary bridged the gap between the Rev. Grant Rodger’s departure and the arrival of the interim priest, and we welcome him and his wife Joy back to minister here.   Upcoming Dates February 25- 8:30 am & 10 am, guest presider the Rev. Gary Hamblin February 25- noon, Lunar New Year lunch at Lougheed Wonton Restaurant February 26- 7-9 pm, Parish Council Meeting.  All welcome February 26- 1:30 pm, Seniors’ Tea February 28- 11 am, funeral for Fran Gordon at St. Johns with reception to follow March 3- 1 pm, World Day of Prayer at Good Shepherd Lutheran, 1504 Sprice Ave, Coquitlam March 4- 10 am, commissioning of new Parish Council March 18- 12:30 to 2:30 pm, Sexual Misconduct Policy workshop at St. Laurence March 21- 9:30 am onwards, Spring Clean-up of the church March 24- Parish Council Retreat at deacon Anne’s home April 29- Episcopal Visit and Confirmations with Bishop Melissa Skelton World Day of Prayer 2018 Next Week This year Christians around the world are offering prayer for and with the people of Suriname, a small country in north-eastern South America.  The theme is “all God’s creation is very good” from Genesis 1.  Suriname is directly affected by climate change, especially rising sea levels, and the worship educates and encourages us to reduce, re-use, and recycle as a Christian response to this global crisis.  The local service...

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