E-Postle August 21, 2022

E-Postle August 21, 2022

Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost
August 21, 2022

“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”


8:30am (in-person only) & 10:00am (in-person + Zoom) – Holy Eucharist


Meeting ID: 542 312 325

Password: 010729

Program & Worship Updates/Links – https://www.stja.ca/2022/program-updates/ – current information on programs, including Zoom meeting information and the bulletin and scripture readings for Sunday worship.


 10th – Felting Hearts. A gathering at the Synod Office. More details will follow.

11th – Back to Church BBQ.

25th – Orange Shirt Day is on 30th and we will celebrate this on September 25th. T-shirts supporting the Orange Shirt Society can be purchased directly through https://kitandkaboodlewl.ca/ 

In Person Coffee Hour -Coffee and Refreshments will be served after the 10 am service.

Sunday Supply for months of August & September

21 August – Rev John Bailey

28 AugustRev Georgina Harris

4 September – Rev John Bailey

Back to church BBQ – 11 September

To mark the end of school holidays as well as to honor Vivian’s return from medical leave. Please bring an appi or a dessert to share if you wish.

Sign-up sheet for attendance as well as to help set-up, cook and clean-up is on the Bulletin Board in church hall.

Pressure Washer

If you have a previously used one that is still in good condition, please consider donating it to the church. If not, we are looking for contributions to buy a new one. A hardy one would cost around $500. Please contact Sheila at treasurer@stja.ca for a tax-exempt receipt.


Pastoral Care & Support

Emergency pastoral care, please contact peopleswarden@sta.ca or 778 994 9963 who will connect with Priest-on-call.

EfM Education for Ministry (or Exploring Faith Matters)

Theme for this year is “Living Faithfully in a Multicultural World”

Registration for the 2022-2023 year is open. We meet via Zoom Wednesday 7:00 – 9:15 starting Sept. 14th. Contact Anne Anchor at  deacon@stja.ca to discuss or for more info.

Ecumenical Meeting

Prayerful discussions on the topic of God’s creation, “Laudato Si Circle” Meeting at St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church, Port Moody on 2nd Wednesday of each month from 7:30 to 9:00 pm. contact Ann Adair-Austin cannadairaustin@gmail.com  or enquiries can be directed to their contact person, Mark Norbury at laudosiportmoody@gmail.com.

Financial Status – May & June 2022


May 2022 Actual $

June 2022 Actual $ June 2022 Budget $ YTD 2022 Actual $

YTD 2022 Budget $



14,648.75 19,241.67 87,990.00




19,736.68 19,236.65 106,516.10


(2,386.12) (5,087.93) 5.02 (18,526.10) 30.12


  May 2022 Actual $ June 2022 Actual $ June 2022 Budget $ YTD 2022 Actual $ YTD  2022 Budget $
Offering for General Funds 11,084.75 10,358.79 15,166.67 62,246.50 91,000.02
Offering for Property 835.00 690.00 0.00 4,300 0.00

Parish Giving

If you wish to e-transfer your contributions directly to the church account, please contact Ruby at peopleswarden@stja.ca or Sheila at treasurer@stja.ca for more details. There are also links on our website if you would prefer to donate by PayPal or Credit Card.



We are still looking for a replacement to help with putting together the E-postle each week, as well as work on improving layout and design and other aspects of our newsletter. Please connect with Anne at deacon@stja.ca or Ruby at peopleswarden@stja.ca if you are interested in joining this very important ministry.

Refugee ReSponse Six 

Please consider adding your name to the sign-up sheet, posted  in the church hall, or let the wardens, Deanna administrator@stja.ca , Mary (10 am service) or Karlis (8.30 am service) if you would like to be part of this worthy ministry to help new refugees assimilate.


 Readings for August 21, 2022 – Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost

Jeremiah 1:4-10; Psalm 71:1-6; Hebrews 12:18-29; Luke 13:10-17

 Readings for August 28, 2022 – Twelfth Sunday After Pentecost

Jeremiah 2:4-13; Psalm 81:1, 10-16; Hebrews 13:1-8, 15-16; LUKE 14:1, 7-14


Deacon The Rev. Anne Anchor deacon@stja.ca
Parish Office Deanna Lemke administrator@stja.ca 604-936-7762
(No drop-in visitors at this time – please make an appointment to come in. 
General office hours are Tues/Thurs/Fri, 10am-2pm, but may occasionally change.)
Rector’s Warden Rich Thompson rectorswarden@stja.ca
People’s Warden Ruby Ng peopleswarden@stja.ca
Treasurer Sheila De Vaal treasurer@stja.ca
Envelope Secretary Antoinette Woodman & (Asst. Env. Secretary) May Fung envelopesecretary@stja.ca
Parish Council Geri Grigg, Secretary parishcouncilsecretary@stja.ca
Altar Guild Brenda Binns altarguild@stja.ca
Anglican Church Women Alma Oldenburg ACW@stja.ca
Bible Study Lynne Milner biblestudy@stja.ca
Building Repairs / Maintenance Rich Thompson property@stja.ca
Children’s Ministry/Godly Play Christina Anchor children@stja.ca
E-Postle Kathy De Vaal news@stja.ca
Food Bank foodbank@stja.ca
Parish Visiting Ministry Joanne Walton/Alma Oldenburg pastoralvisits@stja.ca
Prayer Circle Sue Elliott prayer@stja.ca
Prayer Shawls Rosa Weisensel administrator@stja.ca



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