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,



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,

 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

 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


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 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

Altar Guild– Brenda Binns

St. John Prayer Circle– Sue Ellliott

Pastoral Visiting Ministry– Joanne Walton terry&

or Alma Oldenburg

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


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