E-Postle, May 29, 2022

E-Postle, May 29, 2022

Ascension Sunday
May 29, 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 Kathy by Wednesday 9:00pm at news@stja.ca.

New this week….
Traffic Pattern Changes
Please be aware that traffic patterns have changed in Spring Street since the pandemic. Please do not turn into Spring Street from Douglas as it is a No-Entry. There are kids playing on the street especially in the afternoon. Please use Elgin to get to the church.

Coffee will be served this Sunday 29 May, 2022. A Roster is now on the kitchen’s Notice Board calling for volunteers to serve.

Please note that notices of various items of interests are on the Notice board on the wall between the kitchen and stairs landing.

Volunteers are required for ….

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

Altar Guild. Brenda Binns at brenda.binns@hotmail.com or (604-931-2482) or any member of the Altar Guild.

Altar Flowers. Should you have a birthday, anniversary or remembering of a loved one and wish to celebrate with flowers for the altar, please contact Brenda Binns or any member of the Altar Guild.

From last week

June 18, 2022 2-4 pm      
Rev Dr. Angus Stuart will present “A CONTEMPORARY DRAMATIZATION OF THE GOSPEL OF MARK”.  Tickets @ $15 will be on sale from 1 June, 2022. Contact peopleswarden@stja.ca  to purchase tickets.

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

Update From Vivian…
We have received news from Vivian that she has met with (her) surgeon/oncologists ….. ‘and because I didn’t quite get completely “clean margins” in my surgery, we are now waiting on some additional clarification re: whether or not it would make sense to have additional surgery before radiation, or just move into radiation now.’

Vivian further has said ….. Prayers appreciated for good discernment re: that decision, and my being at peace while we wait.


*Updated announcement this week

  • Upcoming Dates
  • Worship & Prayer:
    • *Ongoing Pastoral Care & Support
  • Formation:
    • *Contemporary Dramatization of the Gospel of Mark
  • Stewardship:
    • *Stewardship Reflection
  • Parish Matters:
    • *Vivian’s Medical Leave
    • Financial Status for February and March 2022
    • Current Parish Office & Buildings Status
    • Parish Giving
    • *Ongoing Updates Pages
  • Parish Ministries:
    • Food Bank Report
  • Community News:
    • *Spring Street Community Kitchen
  • Weekly Devotions:
    • *Prayer Cycle
    • *Scripture Readings
  • Important Contact Information


Note: All gatherings below take place online via Zoom unless otherwise indicated.
(Visit https://www.stja.ca/2022/program-updates/ for connection information)

Sunday, May 29                     8:30am (in-person only) & 10:00am (in-person + Zoom) – Holy Eucharist

                                               Meeting ID: 542 312 325
Password: 010729

Sunday, May 29                     following 10:00am service – In-Person  “Coffee Hour”
Tuesday, May 31                    10:15am–12noon – Bible Study
Tuesday, May 31                    7:00pm–8:00pm – Prayer Group
Saturday, June 4                     11:00am  – Celebration of Life for Karin Williams, Reception to follow
Saturday, June 18                   4:00pm – A Contemporary Dramatization of the Gospel of Mark


*Ongoing Pastoral Care & Support

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


*A Contemporary Dramatization of the Gospel of Mark 

The Rev Dr. Angus Stuart will present “A Contemporary Dramatization of the Gospel of Mark”. June 18th 2:00-4:00pm. Tickets will be on sale for $15 starting this Wednesday, June 1st. Contact peopleswarden@stja.ca  to purchase tickets.

Flyers for this fundraiser by will be handed out at Sunday services.


*Stewardship Reflection

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

Luke 24:44-53
After Jesus ascended into heaven the disciples worshiped him and returned with joy to Jerusalem, where they continued to bless God in the temple. How do we practice our gratefulness for  the sacrifice Jesus made for us?


*Vivian’s Medical Leave

Vivian’s medical leave began on Saturday, April 23. The change in plans for treatment will likely mean that her medical leave will be extended beyond June 30th.

We are grateful to have with us the Rev. Dr. Angus Stuart, who will be working part-time at 2 ½ days a week over the next while. Stuart can be contacted at interim@stja.ca or 672-515-8788.

During Vivian’s leave, she will not be checking her rector@stja.ca email and will convey any relevant updates to the parish via Deacon Anne, and Wardens Ruby and Rich. She may occasionally reach out, as needed, to those who have offered assistance with rides or other personal support, but otherwise, will trust that everyone at St. John’s will hold her in our prayers while she is away. If you would like to reach Vivian with a personal message during her leave, feel free to check in with Ruby at peopleswarden@stja.ca.

Financial Status for February and March 2022

We append below the Parish financial status for your information.

Statement of Income and Expenses ending 31 March 2022

February2022 Actual $

March 2022 Actual $ March 2022 Budget $ YTD March 2022 Actual $

YTD March2022 Budget $


13,311.75 24,349.36 19,241.67 54,442.86 57,725.00


15,694.71 17,885.95 19,236.65 50,456.63


Surplus (-)Loss (2,382.96) 6,463.41 5.02 3,986.23




February2022 Actual $ March 2022 Actual $ March 2022 Budget $ YTD March 2022 Actual $

YTD March 2022 Budget $

Offering for General Funds

11,001.00 9,246.00 15,166.67 30,544.50 45,500.01
Offering for Property 1,001.70 625.00 0 2,085.00


Treasurer’s Note:  We received a monetary gift from the former St Catherine’s, who is now merged with St Laurence, boosting our March income substantially.

Current Parish Office & Buildings Status

Please read the current status of Worship, Parish Office, Small Groups, and Outside User Groups at http://www.stja.ca/2022/e-postle-ongoing-announcements#buildingstatus

Parish Giving

Thank you 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 at https://www.stja.ca/supporting-st-johns/ if you would prefer to donate by PayPal or Credit Card.

*Ongoing Updates Pages

There are 2 important pages on our parish website which will be updated regularly as we have new information (links to both pages can also be found at the top of our homepage www.stja.ca):

  1. Program & Worship Updates/Links – https://www.stja.ca/2022/program-updates/
  2. Updates on Covid-19 at St. John’s –  https://www.stja.ca/2022/updates-re-coronavirus/



Food Bank Report

Please visit http://www.stja.ca/2022/e-postle-ongoing-announcements#foodbank for current information on the Food Bank.


*Spring Street Community Kitchen

Donations in support of our Spring Street Community Kitchen are being re-gifted to the communities we serve. Donations can be given via https://www.stja.ca/supporting-st-johns/; please designate your gift to our Community Kitchen project.

(The Spring Street Community Kitchen is a partnership between St. John’s and Inlet United Church – be sure to like and follow us at https://www.facebook.com/SpringStreetCommunityKitchen.)



*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:

  • Holy Trinity, Vancouver – The Rev. Karl Przywala .
  • Church of the Holy Trinity, White Rock – The Rev. Wesley Hills (Priest-in-Charge), The Rev. Paul Richards.
  • Holy Trinity Cathedral, New Westminster – The Venerable Richard Leggett, The Rev. Carole Neilson, The Rev. Monte Tugwete.
  • 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 May 29, 2022 – Ascension Sunday

Acts 1:1-11; Psalm 93; Ephesians 1:15-23; Luke 24:44-53

*Readings for June 5, 2022 – Pentecost Sunday

Acts 2:1-21; Psalm 104:25-35, 37b; Romans 8:14-17; John 14:8-17, 25-27


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 604-788-2562
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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