The E-Postle – July 22, 2018

The E-Postle - July 22, 2018

July 22, 2018
The 9th 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
Sunday July 22 8:30 & 10 am, the Rev. Michael Chin presides and preaches
Tuesday July 24 10:30-noon, Book Study in the parish hall continues:
“Tired of Apologizing for a Church I Don’t Belong To”
Sunday July 29 8:30 am Eucharist, 10 am Holy Baptism and Eucharist,
Summer Potluck Lunch after worship
Sunday Sept. 9 Parish Welcome Back BBQ

Summer Potluck Lunch – 29th July, 2018 after 10 am worship
Please note that there will be a Potluck on 29th July after the 10 am service to show our appreciation to Stephanie as she leaves us on 12th August for her next posting as Interim Priest-in-Charge of St Faith, Vancouver. There are sign-up sheets put up on the right door by the staircase of the hall.

Education for Ministry or Exploring Faith Matters
Have you ever thought it might be nice to spend some disciplined time in:

Reading Scripture and about Church History
Reflecting on these readings
Responding and discussing these with others through Theological Reflection
Discerning the implications of these on your life.

Then perhaps the EfM course may be for you
This four-year program is offered through EfM Canada at St. John’s Port Moody.
This year our focus will be “Living Faithfully in the Global Village”
Weekly we share community, worship, food and enriched discussion
Wednesday evenings September – May 6:45 – 9:15pm
If you are interested please contact Anne Anchor –

Stewardship Reflection
“Another morning and I awake with thirst for the goodness I do not have. I walk out to the pond and all the way God has given us such beautiful lessons. Oh Lord, I was never a quick scholar but hunched over my books past the hour and the bell. Grant me in your mercy, a little more time. Love for the earth and love for you are having such a long conversation in my heart. Who knows what will happen or where I will be sent, yet already I have given a great many things away expecting to be told to pack nothing except the prayers which, with this thirst, I am slowly learning.” Mary Oliver
Question: In our stewardship, are we listening with our heart to what God’s will is for us?

Garage Sale Help Needed – Saturday, August 18 – 9 AM – 3 PM
Bob Kuhn has kindly volunteered to take the lead on organizing a garage sale. This is a great opportunity to declutter your house and get rid of items you haven’t used in a while or don’t need any more. Please drop off your items at the parish ministry centre between 9am and 1pm Monday to Thursday or bring them in on Sunday morning. No furniture, mattresses or electronics please.

Bob is looking for 2 others to work with him; one to help with organization and pricing, and one to help with refreshments on the day of the sale. Please contact Bob Kuhn at (604) 401-1913 or email at

There will be a sign-up sheet posted Sunday for volunteers to sign up to help. Bob will print some flyers for people to take and post wherever they think might be helpful. Thanks in advance to everyone for helping make this event successful.

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!

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.

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 has been formed to manage the sale and purchase. Should you have skills in the following areas and like to be involved, please let Michael Lau, Anne Anchor, Terry Walton, John Binns or Rich Thompson know.

  • familiarity with municipal regulations
  • real estate experience
  • legal experience
  • experience with tenanted properties

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.

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.

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.

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. Mary Magdalene, Vancouver – The Reverend John Marsh
St. Christopher, West Vancouver – The Reverend Karen Urquhart
St. Anne, Steveston – The Reverend Brian Vickers

*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 22, 2018 9th Sunday after Pentecost
2 Samuel 7:1-14a; Psalm 89:20-37); Ephesians 2:11-22; Mark 6:30-34 and 53-56

Readings for July 29, 2018 10th Sunday after Pentecost
2 Samuel 11:1-15; Psalm 14); Ephesians 3:14-21; John 6:1-21

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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