E-Postle October 2, 2022

E-Postle October 2, 2022

Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost
October 2, 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”

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 8:30am service.


5 October                   ACW Coffee & Crafts at the PMC

15 October                 Diocesan Mission & Ministry Conference

29 October                 Fall Bazaar

5 November                Investiture Service, Order of the Diocese of New Westminster

27 November             Bishop’s Visit


Fall Bazaar

The Fall Bazaar will be held on Saturday 29 October, instead of the usual first Saturday of November as that coincides with the ODNW Investiture.

Raffle: we are looking for donations of prizes for the raffle. If you are able to contribute one or two items to either our Gourmet Basket (jam, crackers, pickles, spices, tea etc. – no alcohol please) or our Toiletries Basket (creams, soap, bubble bath etc.) please notify Sue Hall or Ann Adair-Austin. Any other item or gift certificate that might be appropriate would be much appreciated also.

Cake Walk: We are looking for donations of cakes for the Cake Walk. If you are able to make a cake for this event, please notify Ann Adair-Austin.

Baked Goods, Jams & Pickles: Contributions will be gracefully accepted.

Sign-up sheets for volunteers to help on the day and the day before will be posted in the church hall shortly.

Hurricane Fiona How You Can Help

We are saddened to see the devastation and destruction wrought by Hurricane Fiona on so many communities in the Atlantic Provinces and Magdalen Islands in Quebec; the stories of loss and survival are cause for prayer. Please pray for all in the affected communities.

To make a financial donation, go to pwrdf.org/give-today and choose Hurricane Fiona; call 1-866-308-7973; or mail a cheque to PWRDF, 80 Hayden Street, 3rd floor, Toronto, ON, M4Y 3G2.


COVID Protocols

We ask that all still remain vigilant in regards to COVID infections. By staying home if you are unwell and letting the clergy or wardens know if you have tested positive, we will avoid further spread in our community.

Highlights of Current Protocols:

  • Masks required at worship (optional for readers/intercessors/preachers), and optional at coffee hour.
  • People notify the office of their time in the buildings for contact tracing.
  • Parish user groups determine their own safety protocols for gatherings/events, using the worship protocols as a base guideline.
  • An alert to the parish list will go out if we are aware of 3 or more households with a positive COVID infection after being at church recently.
  • Note: Communion wine will begin to be offered again soon. People are free to continue only receiving the bread.

Community Garden

Council will be submitting a Parish Development Grant proposal to repurpose the PMC front lawn to make available ‘food’ garden plots. This is a growing need in Port Moody and we hope to help meet this need as well as provide better and improved use of this property.

Anniversary Fundraising Event  

St. Joseph’s Port Moody is inviting St. John’s to join them in celebrating their 110th Anniversary, at an event which includes dinner and entertainment. It will be on Sunday Oct. 16 from 4:00 – 8:00pm at Archbishop Carney Regional Secondary School in Port Coquitlam.

Reservations for tickets are needed by Oct. 5 at $35 each ($18 for youth under 16 years). This is a fundraising event for a new building project for St. Joseph’s. Please contact Ann Adair-Austin for more information or to book your tickets.


Financial Status – July & August, 2022

  July 2022 Actual $ August 2022 Actual $ August 2022 Budget $ YTD August 2022 Actual $ YTD August 2022 Budget $
Income 15,167.97 12,119.75 19,241.67 115,277.72 153,933.36
Expenses 18,774.99 19,454.00 19,236.65 144,745.09 153,893.20
(-) Loss
(3,607.02) (7,334.25) 5.02 (29,467.37) 40.16
  July 2022 Actual $ August 2022 Actual $ August 2022 Budget $ YTD August 2022 Actual $ YTD August 2022 Budget $
Offering for General Funds 11,058.75 8,244.75 15,166.67 81,550.00 121,333.36
Offering for Property 675.00 755.00 0.00 5,730.00 0.00

Wardens’ Note 

With fewer people attending in-person worship, our contributions are at a lower level than in the past. We’re writing today to ensure that everyone is aware of the current financial situation we are facing. Please take some time to prayerfully discern whether you are able to contribute a little more to assist the parish and the wider community as we follow our mission. 2 Corinthians 9:7

Parish Giving

Can be made through e-transfer directly to the church account, please contact Ruby at peopleswarden@stja.ca or Sheila at treasurer@stja.ca for more details.

Diocesan Mission & Ministry Conference

The event page contains more info including registration. Open to anyone, on Sat. Oct. 15, 10am-4pm at St. Dunstan’s Aldergrove. Professor Dr. Amy Zildulka will lead us in collaborative and creative techniques to help us imagine new ways for our parishes—individually and collaboratively—to address 3 pressing issues facing our region today: Housing and Homelessness, Climate Justice, or Spiritual Development. If you are interested to carpool, please connect with Ruby at peopleswarden@stja.ca


Readings for October 2, 2022 – Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost

Lamentations 1:1-6; Lamentations 3:19-26 (in place of psalm); 2 Timothy 1:1-14; Luke 17:5-10

Readings for October 9, 2022 – Harvest Thanksgiving

Deuteronomy 26:1–11; Psalm 100; Philippians 4:4–9; John 6:25–35


Rector The Rev. Vivian Lam rector@stja.ca 604-936-7762
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 children@stja.ca
E-Postle Ruby Ng 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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