E-Postle July 10, 2022

E-Postle July 10, 2022

Fifth Sunday after Pentecost
July 10, 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”

If you have submissions for the E-Postle, please email them to news@stja.ca by Wednesday 9:00pm

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.

New this week:

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

July 10 – Deacon Patricia Ratcliffe from St Laurence will be preaching and speaking with us on “Have Mercy – Offering Assistance to Refugee Families”

July 17 – BAPTISM
We have a Baptism upcoming!! It has been a while. Cillian, son of Alison MacDonald and Shauna Murphy will be baptized at the 10:00 service.

Alison is the granddaughter of our past parishioner Lilian MacDonald. Please join us in welcoming Cillian into the family of God. They will establish themselves in a church community on the West Island area of Montreal.

At the 10:00 service we will celebrate and remember the life of John Hammond. John was a well loved, longtime member of St. Margarets Burnaby and continued to bless us with his presence at St. John’s.


We are pleased to announce that Sheila De Vaal has been nominated and has agreed to be invested into the Order of the Diocese of New Westminster. The investiture will be held on Saturday, November 5 at 10:30am at the Massey Theatre in New Westminster.

St. John’s is blessed to have Sheila!  She has served in many different roles and is presently the Treasurer and Parish Council member. Always willing to take on new challenges, Sheila is on top of the accounts throughout the pandemic. She is a member of the tech team for the hybrid Zoom worship. Her warm, cheerful personality and friendly ways are always appreciated in every capacity she volunteers in.

E-Postle Volunteers Needed

As Kathy has stepped away from the E-Postle, we are looking for volunteers 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.

EFM in the Fall

Did you know that Exploring Faith Matters? And that you can do this through Education for Ministry (EfM).

The good news is that we will continue on Zoom. We meet Wednesdays at 7:00 -9:15 (September – to May with breaks twice a year) with fellow journeyers from the Deanery.

So if you desire …

  • to connect with others of faith for a few hours a week
  • to investigate how to deepen your understanding of what the journey to the faith we have today in the church means to you
  • in your faith to seek a deeper understanding through exploration, reflection and reading, then …speak to one of the many students, graduates or mentors Anne Anchor deacon@stja.ca or Debora Jones-Akiyama because we really have something for you.

This Week’s Calendar

(all Zoom links at Program and Worship updates above)

Sunday worship in person/Zoom 8:30 and 10:00
Tuesday Prayer Group 7:00pm
Wednesday Bible Study 10:30am


Volunteers are required for:

Stewardship Committee. Contact Geri Grigg at parishcouncilsecretary@stja.ca

Altar Guild. Brenda Binns at brenda.binns@hotmail.com

Altar Flowers. 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 loving memory of a family member, or friend, or to recognize a special occasion. 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 also the wording for the Bulletin.

Security System

To all keyholders. The new system has more sensors around the building than before and the alarm will go off if not armed properly. Please contact the wardens for instructions to avoid false alarms.

Pastoral Care & Support

We invite and encourage you to reach out to any of the other parish resources described at https://www.stja.ca/2022/e-postle-ongoing-announcements#pastoralcare, if and as you need

Update on Interim

We are pleased to advise that Angus will be able to remain with us during the extension of Vivian’s leave to July 31st


*Stewardship Reflection

From Sunday by Sunday Reflections on Stewardship prepared by the Ven. Dr. Michael Pollesel.

Taking care, even of those we may not like, is one of the marks which sets a true steward apart.


Vivian’s Medical Leave

Vivian’s medical leave has been extended to July 31st.  Angus/Anne will provide an update when available. If you would like to reach out to Vivian with a personal message during her leave, feel free to check in with peopleswarden@stja.ca.

Financial Status for April & May 2022

We append below the Parish financial status for your information.

Statement of Income and Expenses ending 31 May 2022

April 2022 Actual $

May 2022 Actual $ May 2022 Budget $ YTD 2022 Actual $

YTD 2022 Budget $


14,981.00 14,990.75 19,241.67 84,414.61



18,945.92 17,376.87 19,236.65 86,779.42



(3,964.92) (2,386.12) 5.02 (2,364.81)


  April 2022 Actual $ May 2022 Actual $ May 2022 Budget $ YTD 2022 Actual $ YTD  2022 Budget $
Offering for General Funds 10,258.50 11,084.75 15,166.67 51,887.75 75,833.35
Offering for Property 690.00 835.00 0.00 3,610.00 0.00

Treasurer’s Note:
Please note that our Year-to-date Income is approximately -$12,000 behind Budget. With the return to in-person worship and all user-groups back in using our space, expenses such as utilities are higher than during the 2 year hiatus.

Parish Giving

Thanks to all who have continued with your offerings via PADs and cheques. 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.


*Prayer Cycle

The Anglican Church of Canada – the Most Rev. Linda Nicholls, Primate, and the Rt. Rev. Sidney Black, Interim National Indigenous Bishop.

The Province of BC and Yukon – The Most Rev. Lynne McNaughton, Metropolitan.

The Diocese of New Westminster – the Rt. Rev. John Stephens, Bishop.

And this week:

  • The Diocesan Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund Unit
  • The Diocesan Ecumenical Multifaith Unit – The Rev. David Taylor, Donna Wong-Juliani
  • The Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada – National Bishop Susan Johnson, BC Synod Bishop Kathy Martin.
  • The brothers and sisters who share our worship space: The Port Moody Korean Presbyterian Church.

*Readings for July 10, 2022 – Fifth Sunday After Pentecost

Amos 7:7-17; Psalm 82; Colossians 1:1-14; Luke 10:25-37

*Readings for July 17, 2022 – Sixth Sunday After Pentecost

Genesis 18:1-10a; Psalm 15;  Colossians 1:15-28;  Luke 10:38-42


Interim Priest-in-Charge The Rev. Dr. Angus Stuart interim@stja.ca 604-936-7762 (church vmail) / 672-515-8788 (cell)
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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