E-Postle October 9, 2022

E-Postle October 9, 2022

Harvest Thanksgiving


October 9, 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.

 No In-Person Coffee this week.


15 October                 Diocesan Mission & Ministry Conference

20 October                 ACW meets @ Church Hall 1 to 3 pm

29 October                 Fall Bazaar

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

27 November             Bishop’s Visit 


Fall Bazaar

St. John’s Fall Bazaar is happening this Saturday, 29 October, 2022.

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.

There are two boxes at the back of the church to place your donated items in. Please have your donations in by Sunday October 23.

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 are posted in the kitchen. Please sign up to help at the event if you are able to.

Any craft items, baked goods etc. for the Bazaar, can be dropped off at the church hall on Friday 28th October during the hours of 9am – 2pm. 

Christmas “Radio” Show

Christmas is coming early to our neighbours at Inlet United Church! Join in on the fun with a live “radio show” of the classic It’s a Wonderful Life, performed by the amazing Ioco Players. 4 performance dates: Thurs-Sat. Oct. 27, 28, 29 at 7pm + Sat. Oct. 29 at 2pm. Tickets and more info available via Eventbrite.

ACW October Meeting

The next ACW meeting will be held in-person in the Church Hall, on Thursday Oct. 20th at 1pm. Please note the change of time from evening to afternoon.

We will be trying a hybrid meeting. Please contact ACW@stja.ca for Zoom connection information.

Ecumenical Meeting on Climate Change

St. Joseph’s Catholic Church has invited us to a showing of the film “The Letter” at their next Laudato Si’ meeting, on Wednesday Oct. 12, 7:30-9pm. Address is 140 Moody St., Port Moody. It will be shown in the church building. The film is based on discussions over climate change and the dangers to our planet earth. Here is a 2-minute trailer to the film. For more information, check out the poster in the Church Hall.


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 has now submitted a PDG (Parish Development Grant) application 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.

We will be having a Zoom discussion with the PDG committee in November prior to receiving the grant committee decision.

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 Sheila at treasurer@stja.ca or Ruby at peopleswarden@stja.ca for more details.

Readings for October 9, 2022 – Harvest Thanksgiving

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

Readings for October 16, 2022 – Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Jeremiah 31:27-34; Psalm 119:97-104; 2 Timothy 3:14-4:5; Luke 18:1-8


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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