The E-Postle July 1, 2018

The E-Postle July 1, 2018

The Canada Day E-postle
July 1, 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
Tuesday July 8 10:30-noon, Book Study in the parish hall continues:
“Tired of Apologizing for a Church I Don’t Belong To”
Wednesday July 4 9:30-noon, Coffee & Crafts in the parish hall
Sunday July 8 8:30 am Eucharist, 10 am Holy Baptism and Eucharist
Sunday July 15 8:30 & 10 am, St. Johns welcomes Salal and Cedar Ministry in worship
Sunday July 22 note change: 8:30 & 10 am, the Rev. Michael Chin presides and preaches
Sunday July 29 8:30 am Eucharist, 10 am Holy Baptism and Eucharist,
Summer Potluck Lunch after worship
Sunday September 9 Parish Welcome Back BBQ

Meet the Salamis on Canada Day
On July 1st, God willing, the deanery supported Salami family from Syria will be joining us in worship at our 10 am service. Here is an opportunity to meet the new arrivals and celebrate a new beginning in their new home country. The Re-Sponse group is working towards a major fundraising event in early 2019 for future refugee families. If you would like to help, speak to Mary Lou Kyle or one of the clergy.

Traffic and Parking Changes on Douglas Street
A reminder that you can park on Douglas Street on Sundays but not during the rest of the week due to construction.

Summer GODLY PLAY and how you can help
This summer, once again, we are simplifying our children’s program. Over 7 weeks they will be gathering in the Nursery room for a shortened time together. We will have a story from the Strong Stories series of the Coast Salish and do some wondering about similarities in our faith traditions and these stories. If we have seven people volunteering we will have many hands making light work.
Please contact Christina or Anne Anchor through the church office at if you are able to help.

A.C.W. Outreach Collection
If you are clearing out your closets this summer, please consider donating clean, gently used clothing and bedding to the A.C.W. Bales To The North outreach program. You can leave items outside the corner cupboard in the stage area. We are always in need of blankets and men’s clothing. Please label them ‘used clothing/bedding for A.C.W.’ We are also collecting: used stamps, used eye glasses, aluminum pull tabs and travel size toiletries for various other outreach programs. These can be placed in the collection baskets on the shelf in the church hall. With Thanks ~ A.C.W.

To Garage Sale or Not to Garage Sale?
If you are willing to coordinate a summer garage sale, please contact the parish office this week or speak to one of the wardens, Geri or Ruby. Without a lead person, this event will not happen. If you have an alternate creative idea for a fundraiser that will draw in the wider community and that you have the energy to spearhead, please bring a proposal forward.

Liturgical Ministries
Rotas for helpers in the Liturgical Ministries are in the process of being made and will be available shortly. Please check your email or pick up the lists from the table in the Narthex.

Rectory Working Group
On June 13, 2018, Diocesan Council formally gave permission to the parish of St. John the Apostle to proceed with the sale of the Napier Street property in Burnaby and to invest in a new rectory property closer to the parish church. A working group is now being formed to assist in the process of sale and purchase. Parishioners with skills in any of the following areas are actively being sought for this important and time sensitive project:
– familiarity with municipal regulations
– real estate experience
– legal experience
– experience with tenanted properties

Please speak to one of the clergy or wardens to assist with this group.
Stewardship Reflection
“Christ has no body now but yours
No hands, no feet on earth but yours
Yours are the eyes through which he looks Compassion on this world.
Christ has no body now on earth but yours”.
Teresa of Avila. 1515-1582
What part of your body is being exercised this week for Christ?

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;
* Archbishop and Metropolitan Melissa Skelton and this week:
St. Thomas, Chilliwack – The Reverend Allen Doerksen, The Reverend Jennifer Burgoyne
St. Thomas, Vancouver – The Reverend Michael Batten
*In our parish: the Salami family
the meeting of the Bishop’s Advisory Committee on Appointments (BACA)
candidates for baptism: Peter, Avery, and Makena
*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 July 1, 2018 6th Sunday after Pentecost
2 Samuel 1:1-1, 17-27; Psalm 130; 2 Corinthians 8:7-15; Mark 5:21-43

Readings for July 8, 2018 7th Sunday after Pentecost
2 Samuel 5:1-5 & 9-10; Psalm 48; 2 Corinthians 12:2-10; Mark 6:1-13

Important Contact Information
Interim Priest- The Rev. Stephanie Shepard
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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