“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

Saturday Sept 8           10:00 – 11.30 am – Special Synod Preparation Seminars

Sunday Sept. 9            Parish Welcome Back BBQ with special recognition of Deacon Trudi Shaw

Tuesday Sept 11          10:30-noon, Bible Study in the parish hall

Monday Sept 17          1:30 p.m. – Senior’s Tea

Thursday Sept 20        A.C.W. Pot Luck Dinner and Meeting

Saturday Oct 13          Special Synod on proposed changes to Canon 2 & 3

Saturday Nov 3           Investiture of New Members to the Order 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.


Dear Friends:

This week marks a new beginning in the life of our congregation.  With the Fall upon us, it is time for the groups within our church to start up again.  Be it in our worship, in our parish organizations, or in Christian Education, a new year is commencing.  And with new beginnings comes great excitement. It is an opportunity to get more involved after a summer hiatus; it is time to re-gather and re-connect with members of our church family that we may not have seen in a while; it is a moment of rejuvenation as new possibilities unfold in all aspects of parish life. So, I invite you to take part – there are wonderful times and lots of options available for you to do so.  This coming Sunday, September 9th, we will be having a parish picnic after the 10:00 a.m. service. You will see an announcement outlining this event within this E-postle.   As well, at the picnic, we will be celebrating the long-time ministry within our midst of the Reverend Trudi Shaw, who has now retired.  We will remember and honour her devotion and service amongst us as Deacon.  It promises to be a very blessed and meaningful day – it promises to be a very God-filled moment, as we once again begin a time of regeneration and renewal.

God bless you all.



Parish Picnic/Barbeque

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 set up 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.


Stewardship Reflection

“Our Baptism calls us into a life of stewardship. As individuals baptized into the church of God we have made some significant promises. Our lives are spent learning to live into these promises. The Baptismal Covenant (Book of Alternative Services page 158-159) asks us to live in ways which obey the teachings of Jesus. This is a six-part rule of life; this is living the life of stewardship.”   Glen Mitchell

Baptismal Covenant

With God’s help:

I will continue in the apostles’ teaching and fellowship, in the breaking of bread, and in the prayers.  I will persevere in resisting evil and, whenever I fall into sin, I will repent and return to the Lord. I will proclaim by word and example the good news of God in Christ. I will seek and serve Christ in all persons, loving my neighbour as myself. I will strive for justice and peace among all people, and respect the dignity of every human being. I will strive to safeguard the integrity of God’s creation, and respect, sustain and renew the life of the earth.


Godly Play

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 or speak to her in church if you would like to volunteer or have any questions.

Senior’s Tea

The next Senior’s Tea will be held on Monday September 17th at 1.30 p.m.  All are welcome. If you are planning to attend please sign up on the sheet posted in the church hall.


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.


Church Library

Please check to see if you have any books at home that need to be returned to the church lending library.


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 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.


Name Tags

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.


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.

Counters Needed

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.

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.



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.


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.


Prayer Cycle

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;

*Holy Cross Japanese Canadian, Vancouver

*Synod Office Staff

*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 9, 2018

Proverbs 22:1-2, 8-9, 22-23; Psalm 125; James 2:1-10; Mark 7: 24-37


Readings for September 16, 2018

Proverbs 1:20–33; Psalm 19 James 3:1–12; Mark 8:27–38;


Important Contact Information

Priest-in-Charge – The Rev. Timothy Morgan or 604-936-7762

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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