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 email@example.com by Wednesday 9:00pm
8:30am (in-person only) & 10:00am (in-person + Zoom) – Holy Eucharist
Meeting ID: 542 312 325
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.
JULY 24 – CELEBRATION OF THE LIFE OF JOHN HAMMOND
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.
ODNW FOR 2022
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or Ruby at email@example.com if you are interested in joining this very important ministry.
EFM in the Fall
“LIVING FAITHFULLY in a MULTI-CULTURAL WORLD”
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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|
Volunteers are required for:
Stewardship Committee. Contact Geri Grigg at email@example.com
Altar Guild. Brenda Binns at firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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
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 email@example.com.
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 $
|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|
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or Sheila at email@example.com for more details. There are also links on our website if you would prefer to donate by PayPal or Credit Card.
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
IMPORTANT CONTACT INFORMATION
|Interim Priest-in-Charge||The Rev. Dr. Angus Stuartfirstname.lastname@example.org||604-936-7762 (church vmail) / 672-515-8788 (cell)|
|Deacon||The Rev. Anne Anchoremail@example.com|
|Parish Office||Deanna Lemkefirstname.lastname@example.org||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 Thompsonemail@example.com|
|People’s Warden||Ruby Ngfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Treasurer||Sheila De Vaalemail@example.com|
|Envelope Secretary||Antoinette Woodman & (Asst. Env. Secretary) May Fungfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Parish Council||Geri Grigg, Secretaryemail@example.com|
|Altar Guild||Brenda Binnsfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Anglican Church Women||Alma Oldenburg||ACW@stja.ca|
|Bible Study||Lynne Milneremail@example.com|
|Building Repairs / Maintenance||Rich Thompsonfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Children’s Ministry/Godly Play||Christina Anchoremail@example.com|
|E-Postle||Kathy De Vaalfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Parish Visiting Ministry||Joanne Walton/Alma Oldenburgemail@example.com|
|Prayer Circle||Sue Elliottfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Prayer Shawls||Rosa Weisenselemail@example.com|
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