THE E-POSTLE SEPTEMBER 23, 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”
Thursday Sept 20 A.C.W. Pot Luck Dinner and Meeting
Tuesday Sept 25 10:30-noon, Bible Study in the parish hall
Saturday Oct 13 Special Synod on proposed changes to Canon 2 & 3
Saturday Nov 3 Investiture of New Members to the Order of the Diocese of New Westminster at Massey Theatre starting at 10.30
Saturday Nov 10 Fall Bazaar
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.
A.C.W. Pot Luck Dinner and Meeting
Thursday, September 20th at 6 pm. Please bring a contribution to the meal to share with everyone. There will be sign-up sheets in the kitchen for set up (after food bank) and clean up. For any further information, please talk to Sue Hall or Ann Adair-Austin.
Update from The ReSponse Committee
Some members of the family we have sponsored from Syria decided to go back to their home in Syria last week. They have been in contact with their neighbours and believe it is safe to return. The father will stay here and continue to work for now.
Please pray for the continued safety of this family and all those who are suffering because of war or oppression.
What is stewardship and why is it important?
Stewardship is one of the most important concepts we can define. According to Merriam Webster, Stewardship is the conducting, supervising, or managing of something especially the careful and responsible management of something entrusted to one’s care.
There are so many opportunities for stewardship available to you at St. Johns. What area could you see yourself helping in?
Napier Street Update
The committee has selected June Warkentin to act as our realtor for the sale of the Napier Street property after requesting proposals from four realtors put forward by the committee. After reviewing the three responses received, the committee voted on their choice. June was picked not only because of her extensive real estate experience but also because she has experience with non-profit and corporately owned properties. John Binns and June will be working together on the daily activities required to sell a Diocesan owned, tenanted property.
As we return to our “regularly scheduled programming”, Godly Play will be starting up again on September 9th. We have been very lucky to have many wonderful teachers and helpers over the past few years. In many ways it is beneficial for everyone, children, teachers and helpers alike, if more people are involved! That being said we are looking for anyone who feels called to support this children’s ministry at St John’s. We teach/help on a weekly rotating schedule, so the merrier! The benefit of the Godly Play program is that course books are provided to each teacher and a step by step lesson with a full script is used each week. In addition, all materials needed will be ready and waiting for you each time! Please contact Christina Anchor at email@example.com or speak to her in church if you would like to volunteer or have any questions.
Please check to see if you have any books at home that need to be returned to the church lending library.
Don’t forget to wear 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.
Proteins needed for St. Johns Food Bank Thanksgiving
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 September:
- 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.
Mission Trip to Guyana
Brenda Lou-Hing is seeking financial support for her trip to Guyana. Brenda has been volunteering for several years supporting an orphanage in Guyana. In January 2019 Brenda will be returning to Guyana to take on a volunteer position at the Children and Protection Agency. Brenda’s expenses will exceed $10,000 which she must provide herself. Several parishioners have made donations to her mission in the past. Brenda will gratefully accept donations in person but has also set up an electronic option at https://www.gofundme.com/manage/c69dx-volunteering-in-guyana/donations.
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.
We are actively seeking extra volunteers for 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. firstname.lastname@example.org
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 25, December 23. Thank you.
The Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund
The Primate’s World Relief and Development 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. https://pwrdf.org/donate/how-to-donate/
3030 Gordon Avenue – Transition Housing
We need more volunteers for this ministry. You will only need to put in 2 hours every 4 weeks.
The shelter is in need of socks, running shoes and underwear for both men and women and some smaller sized jeans and shorts (ladies). Please talk to Marylou Kyle or Betty Moore.
In the Anglican Communion-
- Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby; Primate of Canada Fred Hiltz and Indigenous Archbishop
Mark McDonald; BC & Yukon Archbishop Melissa Skelton;
- 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. Michael, Surrey – The Venerable Luisito Engnan
St. Michael, Vancouver – The Reverend Wilmer Toyoken ,
The Reverend Eric Stroo
*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 23, 2018
Proverbs 31:10-31; Psalm 1; James 3:13-4:3, 7-8a; Mark 9:30-37
Readings for September 30, 2018
Esther 7:1-6, 9-10, 9:20-22; Psalm 124; James 5:13-20; Mark 9:38-50
Important Contact Information
Priest-in-Charge – The Rev. Timothy Morgan email@example.com or 604-936-7762
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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