The E-postle February 16, 2020

The E-postle February 16, 2020

Sixth Sunday after the Epiphany


February 16, 2020


“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, February 16              after the 10am service – Chinese New Year lunch

Tuesday, February 18            1pm – Rod Stewart funeral

Thursday, February 20           1:00pm – A.C.W. meeting

Saturday, February 22           Parish Council Retreat

Saturday, February 22           5 – 8pm – Parish Games Night

Sunday, February 23              after the 10am service – Pastoral Visiting Ministry Team meeting

Tuesday, February 25            5:30pm – Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper

Wednesday, February 26       10am & 7pm – Ash Wednesday worship services


Stewardship Reflection

From Anglican Diocese of Ontario: Stewardship Reflections, a reflection based on Deuteronomy 30: 15-20:

The passage reads in part, “Choose life so that you and your descendants may live, loving

the Lord your God, obeying God, and holding fast to God; for this means life to you…” These

words clearly speak to those who seek to live as faithful stewards.


Pastoral Message – Rod Stewart Funeral

We offer our deep condolences and prayers to parishioner Anne Stewart and her family for the recent death of Anne’s husband, Rod Stewart. A Service in Thanksgiving for Rod’s Life will be held at our parish this Tuesday, February 18, 1pm. In lieu of flowers, donations in Rod’s memory may be made to the Union Gospel Mission.


Property Development Committee

Property Development will continue to take priority in 2020.  Parish Council is seeking interested parties to form a part of a committee to support the parish through this process.  Please see Ruby or Geri if you are interested.


A.C.W. Meeting

The next A.C.W. meeting will be held this Thursday, February 20th at 1pm. Please remember to bring your United Thank Offering to the meeting. Funds collected will combined with other contributions throughout the Diocese and donated to outreach.


Games Night, Redux

We had soooo much fun last time, we thought “LET’S DO IT AGAIN!!!!”

Having a hard time finding someone to play chess, cribbage, Sorry, Jenga, Monopoly, Scrabble, Battleship, Operation, or other games? Always wanted to learn? Maybe play something new you’ve never heard of?

Come join us for a St. John’s Games Night this Saturday February 22, 5-8pm, downstairs in the church hall. Stay for all 3 hours or just stop by for part of the time.

We will have all sorts of card and board games for adults and kids of all ages, and lots of conversation. What a relaxing and fun chance to get to know each other! We will provide refreshments. Bring a light dinner item, snack or dessert to share if you can. We hope to see some yummy things like last time!!

Please RSVP by Monday February 17 to  to help us plan well for space. Any questions, please email the office at or Amalia/Brian McGlashan at

Let’s play!!


FoodSafe Course

St. John’s will be hosting a FoodSafe course on Saturday, April 25 from 9 am to 5 pm in the Parish Hall.  Registration is free to parishioners involved in food ministry (i.e. Food Bank) and $35 to others. The course maximum is 25. We will be opening registration to other parishes on March 15 if we have not reached our maximum.

Register by contacting Sarah at the office via or 604-936-7762.


Diocesan Letter on Coronavirus

Archbishop Melissa Skelton has written a letter “Responding to the Coronavirus: Expressing our Unity in Christ, in our Church Communities and in the Holy Eucharist”, which answers several common questions and offers some practical guidelines for church communities re: the coronavirus. The letter can be found at


World Day of Prayer

You are invited to World Day of Prayer 2020 on Friday, March 6, 1-3pm, at Coquitlam Presbyterian Church (948 Como Lake Ave, Coquitlam). For more information, contact Dana at 604-469-9916.

What is World Day of Prayer? Informed Prayer. Prayerful Action. Imagine Christians from over 170 countries coming together in spirit, uniting on a common day to pray for relevant issues affecting women and children.

The movement has been active for nearly 100 years. Each year a different country writes the service materials. This year, the writing country is Zimbabwe and the theme is “Rise! Take Your Mat and Walk.” The services are very informative. Refreshments are served after the service. Learn more at


Diocesan ACW Event on Human Trafficking

The Diocese of New Westminster Anglican Church Women (A.C.W.) are sponsoring an event at St. Dunstan’s Anglican Church (3025 – 264th Street, Aldergrove) entitled “MODERN SLAVERY – HIDDEN IN PLAIN SIGHT” on Saturday, February 29, 2020 at 1:30pm. The presenter is Cathy Peters, a champion against human trafficking.  Refreshments will be provided at the break.


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. Linda Nicholls, Primate, and the Most Rev. Mark MacDonald, National Indigenous Anglican Archbishop.

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

And this week:

*        The Administrators of the Anglican Initiatives Fund

*        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


Readings for February 16, 2020 – Sixth Sunday after the Epiphany

Deuteronomy 30:15-20; Psalm 119:1-8; 1 Corinthians 3:1-9; Matthew 5:21-37


Readings for February 23, 2020 – The Last Sunday after the Epiphany

Exodus 24:12-18; Psalm 99; 2 Peter 1:16-21; Matthew 17:1-9


Important Contact Information

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

Deacon – The Rev. Anne Anchor –

Office Administrator – Jennifer Green (currently on leave)

Interim Office Administrator – Sarah Golding – or 604-936-7762

(Office Hours during this interim time are Tues/Wed/Thurs, 9am-1:30pm & Fri, 9am-11:30am)

Rector’s Warden- Geri Grigg –

People’s Warden – Ruby Ng –

Treasurer – Amalia McGlashan –

Envelope Secretary – Sheila de Vaal –

Parish Council –

Altar Guild – Brenda Binns –

St. John Prayer Circle – Sue Elliott –

Pastoral Visiting Ministry – Joanne Walton/Alma Oldenburg –

Anglican Church Women (ACW) – Alma Oldenburg – 604-788-2562 or

Children’s Ministry /Godly Play – Christina Anchor –

Prayer Shawls – Rosa Weisensel –

Bible Study – Lynne Milner –

Food Bank – Lynne Milner –



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