E-Postle, July 31 2022
Eighth Sunday after Pentecost
July 31, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org by Wednesday 9:00pm
As announced last Sunday, we will not be able to bring you the full version of the E-Postle for the next 2 to 3 weeks, but hope the following is sufficient for the time being.
Note: All gatherings below take place online via Zoom unless otherwise indicated.
(Visit https://www.stja.ca/2022/program-updates/ for connection information)
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.
In Person Coffee Hour – Coffee and Refreshments will be served after the 10 am service as we say, “Goodbye and thank you” to Rev. Dr. Angus Stuart.
Sunday Supply for month of August
1st & 4th Sunday – Rev. Georgina Harris
2nd & 3rd Sunday – Rev. John Bailey
For emergency pastoral care, please contact email@example.com or 778 994 9963
Please mark the following September dates in your calendar…
10th – Felting Hearts. A gathering at the Synod Office. More details will follow.
11th – Back to Church BBQ. Sign-up sheet to help set-up, cook and clean-up at Bulletin Board in church hall.
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
E-Postle Volunteers Needed
We are 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or Ruby at email@example.com if you are interested in joining this very important ministry.
Refugee ReSponse Six Volunteers sought
Following Rev. Pat Ratcliffe’s sermon on the plight of refugees around the world, the Deanery ReSponse team is hoping to sponsor refugees under the blended visa sponsorship program, which is considered to be high priority by the government. Financial sponsorship aside, refugees would require much more support and involvement from church volunteers compared with the refugees we have sponsored in the past who have had relatives here.
A sign-up sheet has been posted in the church hall if you are interested in joining the group and helping new refugees assimilate, especially in the first few months, when they will be needing a lot of support.
In order to be successful in this endeavor, we are hoping to get about six new members to join the ReSponse Team. Please consider adding your name to the sign-up sheet or let the wardens, Deanna firstname.lastname@example.org , Mary (10 am service) or Karlis (8.30 am service) if you would like to be part of this worthy ministry.
We have been invited by St. Joseph’s Parish, Port Moody to join them in their “Laudato Si Circle” which translates to “praise be to you” and is part of a quotation from St. Francis of Assisi’s “Canticle of the Creatures”. This group meets in prayerful discussion on the topics of God’s creation, environmental stewardship, and care for the most vulnerable around the world. They hope to respond to the call for healing in our relationships with God, our neighbours and the Earth itself. They meet on the 2nd Wednesday of each month from 7:30 to 9:00 pm., in the portable building behind the church. For further information contact Ann Adair-Austin email@example.com, check out the poster on the bulletin board at church hall, or enquiries can be directed to their contact person, Mark Norbury at firstname.lastname@example.org.
EfM Education for Ministry
Registration for the 2022-2023 year is open. We meet via Zoom Wednesday 7:00 – 9:15 starting Sept. 14th. Contact Anne Anchor at email@example.com to discuss or for more info.
Readings for July 31, 2022 – Eighth Sunday After Pentecost
Hosea: 11: 1-11; Psalm 107: 1-9,43; Colossians 3: 1-11; Luke 12: 13-21
Readings for August 7, 2022 – Ninth Sunday After Pentecost
Isaiah 1:1, 10-20; Psalm 50:1-8, 23-24; Hebrews 11:1-3, 8-16; Luke 12:32-40
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IMPORTANT CONTACT INFORMATION
|Interim Priest-in-Chargefirstname.lastname@example.org||604-936-7762 (church vmail)|
|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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