The E-postle April 8, 2018

The E-postle  April 8, 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 April 5         11:30 am, community lunch and Food Bank ministry,

7 pm, screening of “Indian Horse” at Landmark Cinemas 12, Guildford –  Note correct street address is 15051 101st Avenue, Surrey, BC

Sunday April 8    8:30 presider the Rev. Michael Chin, 10 am presider the Rev. Clare Morgan

Thursday April 19   7 pm, Anglican Church Women Meeting in the hall. Bring your baby items

Sunday April 29      8 am onwards, Episcopal Visit and Confirmations with Bishop Melissa Skelton

Monday May 7           1:30-3 pm, Seniors’ Tea in the parish hall

Saturday May 12        Spring Tea

Saturday May 26        Mission Conference for the Diocese of New Westminster

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 Canonical Committee Update

The draft of the parish profile has been reviewed by Bishop Melissa Skelton and is now undergoing revision.  With God’s help, it will be ready for job posting within the month.  The position of rector for the parish of St. John the Apostle will be distributed Canada-wide.  Then the Bishop’s Committee on Appointments will go through the applications to create a short-list for interviewing.  Two members of St. John’s Canonical Committee will sit in on the session to select candidates to interview.

 Stewardship Reflection

“Doubt no longer but believe” – John 20:27 

When do you doubt what God is doing in your life?  What has God provided for you to touch and believe?  What can you share so that others may believe in God’s goodness?

Many thanks to all who helped with the Holy Week and Easter celebrations at St. Johns:  hard-working yard volunteers, decorators, liturgical helpers, and those who brought family and friends to the worship.

Office Volunteers for April

Meet your team to keep the office open for April during our search for a new office administrator:

Mondays:        Lynne Milner

Tuesdays:        Sue Meredith

Wednesdays:  TBA

Thursdays:      Heather Barron

We will try and keep the office open between 9 am and noon, Monday through Thursday but it’s a good idea to ring first before you drop in to say hello.  Please continue to send emails to or leave a voice mail on the phone machine at 604-936-7762, which will be checked regularly.  Send information for the E-postle to the parish email address for inclusion.  We are also grateful to Lizz Lawrence, who will be taking on putting together the bulletins in the coming weeks.

Prayer Cycle

In the Anglican Communion-

  • Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby; Primate of Canada Fred Hiltz and Indigenous Archbishop Mark McDonald; BC & Yukon Archbishop John Privett; the Territory of the People (formerly the Anglican Parishes of the Central Interior of BC),

  • our partner Diocese of Northern Philippines, Bishop Brent Alawas, and especially the people of our twin church at St. Johns Mission, Bila, Mountain Province;

  • Diocesan Bishop Melissa Skelton and this week:

The Street Outreach Initiative – The Reverend Matthew Johnson

The Mission Conference Planning Committee

*In our parish:

Those preparing for confirmation, reaffirmation, and deeper faith:  Breanna, Sarah, Emelia, Brianna, Chelsea, Sue, Bryan, Joanne, Bob, Heather, Cori

*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.

Birds Nest Donation Boxes

Thank you to all who collected change for the Birds Nest ministry in Maple Ridge during Lent.  Please bring back your donation boxes so they can be forwarded to this educational outreach for aboriginal youth.


Readings for April 15, 2018  Easter 3

Acts 3:12-19; Psalm 4; 1 John 3:1-7; Luke 36b-48


Important Contact Information

Interim Priest– The Rev. Stephanie Shepard

Parish Office– or 604-936-7762

Wardens– Geri Grigg  or Ruby Ng

Treasurer– Chelsea Belyk

Parish Council– Adelaine Miller, Secretary

Altar Guild– Brenda Binns

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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