The E-postle July 9, 2017

The E-postle

July 9, 2017


Summer for the children

Over the summer months the children will have an opportunity, during the readings and homily, to learn about the ‘First People’s Principles of Learning’ that were presented to us at Diocesan Synod this year.  They will hear a story from the First Nations tradition and in their own colouring books (which they can take home at the end of summer) they will colour a First Nations symbol that reflects the learning. Each principle is also a reflection of what they learn in Godly Play about God and Jesus.

The Principle for the week will be introduced at the Children’s Talk by a First Nations bear puppet who will be their leader to the class and their return to the liturgy

The First Principle for this week is….

     ‘Learning ultimately supports the well-being of the self, the family, the community, the land, the spirits and the ancestors’ and the image selected for this is the whale


These summer sessions have been prepared by Christina Anchor and Deacon Anne.


“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

Upcoming Dates

July 8- 9 am to noon, summer yard and garden clean-up

July 9- guest preacher and presider the Most Rev. Douglas Hambidge, retired Archbishop

July 12- 9:30 onwards, Coffee & Crafts in the hall

July 16- guest preacher and presider the Rev. Peter Smythe, Mission to Seafarers

July 17- 7:30-9 pm, Beer & Bible at the Parkside Brewery, 2731 Murray Street, Port Moody

July 23- “Hymns from a Hat” Sunday

July 26- 9:30 onwards, Coffee & Crafts in the hall

Stewardship Reflection

Do we put God first in our lives?

God does not judge us by how much we give but by how faithful we are in making that gift. So it is too with our talents and our time. What counts is the extent to which we give each away, in faith, to help others.    Glen Mitchell
Summer Yard and Garden Clean-up

Volunteers needed Saturday July 8, 9:00 til 12:00 noon  Edge the lawns, weed the flower beds, and clean the car park.  Help get the church looking neat and tidy for the summer!

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:

The Diocesan Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund Unit (PWRDF) – Peter Goodwin (Chair)

The Diocesan Ecumenical Multifaith Unit-The Reverend Robin Ruder-Celiz (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 6:  July 16, 2017 

Genesis 25:19-34; Romans 8:1-11; Matthew 13:1-9 and 18-20


A Message from Deacon Trudi

After many months of hoping and praying we have heard some encouraging news about the family we are hoping to help settle in the Tri-Cities area!  They have been given a date for their interview, which means the process is going forward and hopefully we can expect them within the next few months.  The Refugee ReSponse Steering Committee meets next Tuesday and will be speaking with the brother of the family to get a better idea of what will be needed to set up the accommodations he has provided for them.

We are hoping we can put together a team of about 5 volunteers from the deanery parishes who will help get things ready.

We are also looking at the possibility of helping another family settle in our area, so more opportunities to volunteer will be available.  We have a person at St. Catherine’s who will be coordinating and vetting donations of goods, so when we know what we need we will be letting you know.

We thank you for your patience and prayers and ask you to continue to keep all refugees in your prayers.

 Volunteers needed for 3030 Gordon

Volunteers from St John parish has been helping with the clothing sorting at 3030 Gordon Ave, Coquitlam, a shelter that provides transitional housing for those in need. Currently, they are in dire need of socks and underwear for both men and women.  You may approach Rosa, Marylou or Ruby if you would like to donate the items.

For more info on the project, you may log in to:

 Important Contact Information

Interim Priest– The Rev. Stephanie Shepard or 778-773-6816

Parish Office– Karen Evans or 604-936-7762

Wardens– Geri Grigg Terry Walton terry&

Maureen Simons or through the parish office

Treasurer– Chelsea Belyk

Parish Council– Adelaine Miller, Secretary

St. John Prayer Circle– Sue Elliott

Pastoral Visiting Ministry– Joanne Walton terry&

or Alma Oldenburg

Anglican Church Women (ACW)- Sue Hall 604-936-0176


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