E-Postle, July 31 2022

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 news@stja.ca 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

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.

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 SundayRev. Georgina Harris

2nd & 3rd  Sunday – Rev. John Bailey

For emergency pastoral care, please contact peopleswarden@sta.ca 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 deacon@stja.ca or Ruby at peopleswarden@stja.ca 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 administrator@stja.ca , Mary (10 am service) or Karlis (8.30 am service) if you would like to be part of this worthy ministry. 

Ecumenical Meeting

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 cannadairaustin@gmail.com, check out the poster on the bulletin board at church hall, or enquiries can be directed to their contact person, Mark Norbury at laudosiportmoody@gmail.com 

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  deacon@stja.ca 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

For all other information please log in to www.stja.ca


Interim Priest-in-Charge interim@stja.ca 604-936-7762 (church vmail)
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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