The E-Postle August 26, 2018

The E-Postle August 26, 2018

August 26, 2018
The 14th Sunday After Pentecost

“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

Tuesday August 21 10:30-noon, Book Study in the parish hall continues:
“Tired of Apologizing for a Church I Don’t Belong To”
Sunday August 26 Honorary Priest: The Rev. Margaret Marquardt
Monday August 27 Rev. Tim Morgan 1st day as Interim Priest in Charge
Parish Council Meeting – 6:00 p.m.
Sunday Sept. 9 Parish Welcome Back BBQ with special recognition of Deacon Trudi Shaw
Tues Nov 20 Rev. Vivian Lam 1st day begins at St. Johns
Tues Dec 11 Rev. Vivian Lam’s Induction – 7 pm with rehearsal at 6 pm.

Introducing The Reverend Tim Morgan – our Interim Priest-in-charge during the changeover effective August 27, 2018
The Reverend Timothy Morgan was born and raised in Southern Ontario. After completing a B.A. in Political Science from McMaster University in 1982, and an M.A in Politics from Brock University in 1984, Tim was employed for two years in the Federal Civil Service in Ottawa.

He worked as an Assistant to the Minister of Energy and Natural Resources in Toronto, and as Executive Assistant to a Member of Provincial Parliament (MLA) in the Ontario Provincial government.

Tim attended Huron College at the University of Western Ontario, where he completed his M.Div. He was Ordained Deacon in June of 1992 and Priest in April of 1993, in the Anglican Diocese of Niagara.

He served as Rector in the parishes of St. John’s, Stewarttown/St. Stephen’s, Hornby, Grace Church, Hamilton, and St. Paul’s, Fort Erie, and as Priest Associate in the parish of St. Columba, St. Catherines, all within Niagara.

Tim returned to University in 2010, and completed an M.A. in Counseling Psychology from Yorkville University. Since then, he has worked with the Canadian Mental Health Association, Positive Living Niagara (an agency supporting people living with HIV/AIDS), and the John Howard Society of the Lower Mainland of BC. Over the last number of months, he has also been serving in the Diocese of New Westminster as a Sunday Supply Priest. Tim has a son, Todd, who is studying Music Performance at the University of Victoria.

Deacon Trudi Shaw retires from St. John’s.
Trudi came to St. John’s in 2003. During her 15 years in this community Trudi has shared with us her deep wisdom in so many areas. These have included mentoring in EfM, Teaching Icon writing, spiritual guidance, prayer ministry, liturgical arts, Vacation Bible School, Godly Play, preaching, bringing to our attention issues of social justice, seniors ministry and especially in pastoral care among many others. Trudi’s presence at St. John’s has been a real blessing to this community and she has touched many of us very deeply.
On Sunday SEPTEMBER 9th we will be sending Trudi off onto her new journey into retirement. We will honour her at the parish BBQ after the 10:00 service.
Please plan to attend to share your best wishes with Trudi.

Stewardship Reflection
Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his power. Ephesians 6: 10
Make ready for the Christ whose smile like lightening sets free the song of everlasting glory that now sleeps in your paper flesh like dynamite. Thomas Merton.

Question: How can you use the talents you possess this week?
For the world would be very silent if no birds sang.

Proteins needed for St. Johns Food Bank
Protein-rich foods are often the most expensive items for families to purchase when grocery shopping. People on limited budgets often cannot afford them, and make do with stodgy foods to fill stomachs. Please help those who need them by donating the following to St. Johns Food Bank in August:

  • tinned salmon, tuna, chicken, beef (not all can eat pork products)
  • shelf stable nut butters
  • dried or tinned beans and peas
  • powdered or shelf stable milks
  • meaty stews or soups

Bring your offerings on Sunday, drop off during the week Monday through Thursday 9 am to 1 pm, or give some money to this ministry towards the purchase of fresh products.

Name Tags
Let’s start wearing our name tags so that we can get in the habit for when Rev. Tim Morgan comes. It will also be good for the next couple of weeks when we have honorary priests doing services.

Goodie Donations for Sunday Coffee Time
Please consider donating goodies for the Sunday coffee times. There is a signup sheet in the kitchen. Even an offer of help every six months would be greatly appreciated!

Thrifty’s Smile card
The Thrifty’s Smile card fundraising is up and running for 2018. We are raising money to purchase music supplies. Use your Smile Card to support this initiative.
Sides Persons and Counters Needed
We are actively seeking extra volunteers for Sides Person duties and Counting duties. The more people we can recruit to share these duties, the easier it is for everyone. Thank you to those who have already come forward. If you feel that you can serve in this ministry, please contact Joan Scott at the following email if you would like to volunteer.
Flowers for the Altar
The Altar Guild would like to draw your attention to the flower chart in the Narthex by the Chapel door. Please consider signing up to place flowers at the Altar in thanksgiving for something, or in loving memory of a family member or friend. A member of the Altar Guild will contact you the week before the date you have chosen to see what type of flowers you would like and the wording for the Bulletin. The following weeks are still open October 21 & 28, November 4 & 25, December 2, 16 & 23. Thank you.

3030 Gordon Avenue – Transition Housing
As you already know, a group of St John’s parishioners volunteer in the clothing department of Gordon Ave. The shelter is in need of socks, running shoes and underwear for both men and women and some smaller sized jeans and shorts (ladies). If you have unused or gently-used items which you do not need, please pass to Marylou Kyle or Betty Moore.

The Primate’s World Development and Relief Fund
The Primate’s World Development and Relief Fund has sent an emergency grant of $5,000 to the Diocese of the Yukon to support the people of Telegraph Creek. If you wish to donate, please log on the PWRDF website to do so, or phone, or mail a cheque.

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

*St. Augustine, Marpole – The Reverend Andrew Halladay,
*The Reverend Christine Magrega

*In our parish: the Salami family
*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 August 26, 2018
1 Kings 8:22-30; Psalm 84; Ephesians 6:10-20; John 6:56-69

Readings for September 2, 2018
Song of Songs 2:8-13; Psalm 45:1-2, 7-10; James 1:17-27; Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23

Important Contact Information
Interim Priest in charge effective August 27, 2018 – The Rev. Timothy Morgan
Parish Office- Kelly Million or 604-936-7762: 9 am- 1 pm Monday through Thursday
Wardens- Geri Grigg or Ruby Ng
Treasurer- Cedric Miller
Envelope Secretary- Sheila de Vaal
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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