THE E-POSTLE SEPTEMBER 2, 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”
Sunday Sept 2 Rev. Tim Morgan 1st service as Priest-in-Charge
Tuesday Sept 4 10:30-noon, Bible Study in the parish hall
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.
Greeting from your Priest-in-Charge
It is my great pleasure to write to you for the first time as your Priest-in-Charge. I am very excited that for the next 12 weeks we will journey together in faith, continuing the preparation for the arrival of your new Rector. During this time, amongst other things, we will worship together, we will share new beginnings as we experience Fall start-up, we will celebrate the blessings that God has bestowed, and continues to bestow, upon the Church of St. John the Apostle (including being together for Harvest and National Thanksgiving), we will address the issues of Stewardship and Outreach, and we will ensure that the business of the parish is developed and maintained in good order. But more than anything else, together we will rejoice in our Christian beliefs and fellowship. Everything we do will be God-initiated and Christ-centred, and through the Power of the Holy Spirit we will seek the love of God and of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. I am truly delighted to be in your midst, and look forward to this Sunday, when I will be with you for the first time as we gather together as a worshipping community.
Blessings to you all.
Welcome back to church for those who have been away. Our annual picnic is on 9th September after the 10 am service. Sign-up sheets are at the church hall. Please register for attendance, as well as to help with setting up, serving and cleaning up.
It will be held at the backyard of the PMC but tables and chairs will be setup inside the hall in case of rain. You may want to bring your picnic chairs!!!
Burgers, hotdogs, buns, potato salad & condiments will be provided.
You are welcome to bring desserts and fruits. THE PURPLE SPOON contest for the best dessert will be held.
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.
Now it is evident that no one is justified before God by the law; for “The one who is righteous will live by faith”.
The Prayer of Faith
God is my help in every need; God does my every hunger feed: God walks beside me, guides my way
through every moment of the day. I now am wise, I now am true, patient, kind and loving too. All things I am, can do and be, through Christ, the truth that is in me. God is my health, I can’t be sick; God is my strength’ unfailing quick; God is my all, I know no fear, since God and love and truth are here. Hannah More Kohaus
Question: How can this prayer of faith help you in your stewardship this week?
A Big Thank you to Lance and Sharon Cooper
Many thanks to Lance and Sharon Cooper for the wonderful work they have done with the church pews! They look beautiful.
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.
Don’t forget to where your name tags to help Rev. Timothy Morgan remember everyone. If you do not have a name tag, please contact Kelly Million in the office so that she can make some for you and your family.
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. email@example.com
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.
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;
The Vocational Deacons, Archdeacon for Deacons – The Venerable Bruce Morris
Director of Diaconal Formation – The Reverend Sharon Salomons
*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 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
Readings for September 9, 2018
Proverbs 22:1-2, 8-9, 22-23; Psalm 125; James 2:1-10; Mark 7: 24-37
Important Contact Information
Priest-in-Charge effective August 27, 2018 – The Rev. Timothy Morgan
Parish Office– Kelly Million firstname.lastname@example.org or 604-936-7762: 9 am- 1 pm Monday through Thursday
Treasurer– Cedric Miller email@example.com
Envelope Secretary- Sheila de Vaal
Parish Council– Adelaine Miller, Secretary firstname.lastname@example.org
Altar Guild– Brenda Binns Brenda.Binns@hotmail.com
St. John Prayer Circle– Sue Elliott Elliott.email@example.com
Pastoral Visiting Ministry– Joanne Walton firstname.lastname@example.org
or Alma Oldenburg email@example.com
Anglican Church Women (ACW)- Sue Hall 604-936-0176 firstname.lastname@example.org
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