The E-Postle June 2, 2019

The E-Postle June 2, 2019

Seventh Sunday of Easter


June 2, 2019

  “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

Monday, June 3          7pm (at Holy Trinity Cathedral) – EfM Graduation

Tuesday, June 4          10:15am–12noon – Bible Study in the Parish Hall

Wednesday, June 5     9:30am–12noon – Coffee and Crafts

Sunday, June 9            8:30am & 10am – Pentecost Sunday. Godly Play congregational story at 10am service.

after 10am service (at the Waltons) – Parish Visiting Ministry meeting

Saturday, June 15        2pm – Nigel Fung and Haruna Monri wedding

Sunday, June 16          8:30am & 10am – Trinity Sunday and Indigenous Day of Prayer. Presentation of icon to Trudi Shaw at 10am service

Thursday, June 20       6pm – ACW annual ‘wind up’ dinner


Guest Musician

We extend a warm welcome to Susan Summers, who will be serving as guest musician at worship this Sunday, June 2, while LaRee is away.


Nigel Fung Wedding

He left home a youth….soon will be a married man.  May and Nicholas Fung invite the St. John’s community to celebrate the marriage of their son, Nigel, and his fiancée Haruna, on Saturday, 15th June (2:00pm) at our parish.  Reception in the Church Hall to follow.  They will be honoured by your presence.


EfM (Education for Ministry) Graduation service and ceremony

Please join us for the EfM Graduation Service on June 3rd at 7pm at Holy Trinity Cathedral New Westminster.

Archbishop Melissa will preside at the service and present certificates of completion to our Rector’s Warden GERI GRIGG and warden of St. Stephen’s COLLEEN BUTTERLEY upon completion of their four years of study with St. John’s Deanery group.  A wonderful evening to honour their work and accomplishment.


Parish Visiting Ministry

There will be a meeting for members of the Parish Visiting Ministry on Sunday, June 9th, after the 10am service, at the home of Joanne and Terry Walton.  If you have any questions, please contact Joanne.


A.C.W. Wind Up Dinner

The A.C.W. will be hosting their annual Chinese take-out, ‘wind up’ dinner on Thursday June 20th at 6pm. The cost will be $15. Please contact Sue Hall if you would like to attend.


Bottle Recycling

We are in need of a new volunteer for our bottle recycling ministry. If anyone would like to take over periodic pickup of the bottles from the church and transportation to Biggar Bottle, please contact the office. Meanwhile, may we suggest you return your bottles directly to Biggar Bottle Enterprise on Kingsway Avenue in Port Coquitlam. Be sure to let them know that you are with St. John’s, so that we may continue to get credit for this recycling.


Diocesan Annual Synod Recap

The theme for Diocesan Synod 2019 on May 24-25 was “Love One Another: Christ’s Body, the Church.” Delegates across the diocese gathered for prayer and worship, reports from various diocesan ministries, elections, and other governance issues. A few notable resolutions passed were Resolution #5, directing 10% of diocesan property sales to go toward indigenous justice efforts; Resolution #7, affirming the framework in which an amendment to the marriage canon at July’s national General Synod will be considered; and Resolution #8, in which the diocese committed to tackling the global climate emergency.

For more summary of what happened at synod, please see our diocesan website:


 Paul’s Place Community Kitchen Volunteer Coordinator

Paul’s Place Community Kitchen at St. Catherine’s, Port Coquitlam, is seeking a new volunteer coordinator as Bernie Poitras retires after 17 years in the role. Paul’s Place began in January 2002 and is currently open the 2nd, 3rd, and 5th Wednesdays monthly, with a break at Christmas. If you are interested in the position, please contact St. Catherine’s at 604-942-9812 or to discuss.


Welcome Post Project’s Coast Salish cultural events

Join us as we embark on the Welcome Post Project’s second year of Coast Salish Cultural events. This year’s project is “Stakw – Water is Life” and is all about Water and the significance of water in Coast Salish culture and the way of life for all of our relations. Please see below for the remaining events and visit for more information.


Sunday, June 2 – People of the Inlet: A History of Tsleil Waututh Nation 

1:30 – 3:30pm, Inlet Theatre, 300 Ioco Rd, Port Moody (beside the library and City Hall)

Listen to Carleen Thomas share slides and family stories about her Nation’s history located here in the Burrard Inlet.  Further your understanding of what it means to be residents of Port Moody and joining the legacy of ancestors sharing the sacred responsibility to care for these Coast Salish Lands and Waters.


Sunday, June 9 – Cedar Weaving Workshop 

1-4pm, Noons Creek Hatchery

Come learn traditional techniques of weaving with cedar into bracelets with Knowledge Keeper and artist, Tsawaysia Spukwus. Presented by Tasha Faye-Evans, project manager of the Welcome Post project.


Note: The event is $25 per person and pre-registration is required via –

Friday, June 21 – National Indigenous People’s Day – Community Paddle and Feast

6:30-9:30pm, Rocky Point

The final celebration for the “Stakw – Water is Life” project. Celebrate National Indigenous People’s Day in a canoe or watch from the Rocky Point pier as Ta-ah Amy George and Cultural Leader Charlene Aleck lead a water blessing ceremony for the Burrard Inlet. Hear the different songs and witness the traditional ocean-going canoes from neighbouring First Nations. Share in a community Feast, and enjoy live entertainment and a Give Away.


Proteins needed for St. John’s 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. John’s Food Bank.

  • 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
  • cans of vegetables

Bring your offerings on Sunday, arrange with the office to drop off during the week, or give some money to this ministry towards the purchase of fresh products.


Prayer Cycle

The Anglican Church of Canada – the Most Rev. Fred Hiltz, Primate, and the Rt. Rev. Mark MacDonald, National Indigenous Bishop.

The Diocese of New Westminster – the Most Rev. Melissa Skelton, Archbishop, and Metropolitan of the Ecclesiastical Province of BC and Yukon.

This week:

*        The Deanery  of Peace Arch – The Reverend Stephen Laskey, Regional Dean

*        Our partner Diocese of Northern Philippines, Bishop Brent Alawas, and especially the people of our twin church at St. John the Evangelist Mission, Balugan;

*       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 June 2, 2019 – Seventh Sunday of Easter

Acts: 16:16-34; Psalm 97; Revelation 22:12-14, 16-17, 20-21; John 17:20-26

Readings for June 9, 2019 – Pentecost

Genesis 11: 1-9; Psalm 104:24-35; Acts 2:1-21; John 14:8-17


Important Contact Information

Rector – The Rev. Vivian Lam – or 604-936-7762

Deacon – The Rev. Anne Anchor –

Office Administrator – Jennifer Green – or 604-936-7762 (Mon-Fri, 9am-1pm)

Rector’s Warden- Geri Grigg –

People’s Warden – 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/Alma Oldenburg –

Anglican Church Women (ACW) – Sue Hall – 604-936-0176 or

Children’s Ministry /Godly Play – Christina Anchor –

Prayer Shawls – Rosa Weisensel –

Bible Study – Lynne Milner –

Food Bank – Lynne Milner –


Recommended Posts

%d bloggers like this: