The E-Postle July 8, 2018

The E-Postle July 8, 2018

July 8, 2018
The 7th 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 8 8:30 am Eucharist, 10 am Holy Baptism and Eucharist
Tuesday July 10 10:30-noon, Book Study in the parish hall continues:
“Tired of Apologizing for a Church I Don’t Belong To”
Sunday July 15 8:30 & 10 am, St. Johns welcomes Salal and Cedar Ministry in worship
Sunday July 22 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 Sept. 9 Parish Welcome Back BBQ

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 –

PMC is Booked Saturday, July 7, 2018
PMC is booked for a private meeting this Saturday July 7, 2018 between 8 am to 4 pm. Note to all user groups: Please do not come to the PMC during these times.

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.

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.

Stewardship Reflection
“I hereby command you: Be strong and courageous; do not be frightened or dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”

Where is God calling you to go this week that you need His courage to face?

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:
The Legal Officers of the Diocese – George Cadman, Chancellor;
Donald Paul, Registrar; Jennifer Dezell, Legal Assessor

*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 8, 2018 7th Sunday after Pentecost
2 Samuel 5:1-5 & 9-10; Psalm 48; 2 Corinthians 8:7-15 ; Mark 6:1-13

Readings for July 15, 2018 8th Sunday after Pentecost
2 Samuel 6:1-5 and 12b-19; Psalm 24; Ephesians 1:3-14; Mark 6:14-29

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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