E-Postle September 25, 2022

E-Postle September 25, 2022

Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost
September 25, 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 10 am service. There will be a group “photo-op” for those in orange shirts.


25th September – We celebrate Orange Shirt Day

29th September – Spring Street Community Kitchen

29th October – Fall Bazaar

15th October – Diocesan Mission & Ministry Conference

5thNovember – Investiture into the ODNW


COVID Protocols

As COVID infections become more common, and as we enter cold/flu season, please continue to be vigilant. Watch for symptoms and stay home if unwell. Help us to care for our community and let the clergy or wardens know if you’ve tested positive after being at church, so that we can notify folks of any major potential exposures.

Parish Council reviewed our current safety protocols at our Sept. 20 meeting and the majority of protocols will remain the same, including:

  • Masks are required at worship, 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.


  • Communion wine will be offered again soon, after logistics have been worked out. People are free to continue only taking the bread.
  • 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.

Community Garden

Council has submitted “An Intent to Apply” for a Parish Development Grant to repurpose the PMC front lawn to make available ‘food’ garden plots. The objectives are to connect the community to our space while supporting food security; return areas around the garden beds to native BC plants which would help in recovering the land to a more natural habitat for birds, insects or animals; and advancing climate change efforts by replacing grass with food crops.

The Diocese has reviewed and now invites us to submit a full application by early October.

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. 


Queen Elizabeth II Memorial Service

Our Diocese will present a Choral Evensong in Commemoration of the Queen at Christ Church Cathedral, on Sunday Sept. 25, 4pm. The liturgy will be livestreamed via the Cathedral’s website.

Donate to Pakistan Relief

Rains and flooding in Pakistan are causing a great need for help…. Donations made by 28th Sept. to the Humanitarian Coalition will be matched by the Government of Canada, up to $3 million.

How you can help – Pray for the people of Pakistan.

Give to the Pakistan flood response through PWRDF by Sept. 28 at pwrdf.org/give-today/ on “Pakistan Floods”, or send a cheque to PWRDF, 80 Hayden Street, 3rd Fl., Toronto, ON, M4Y 3G2, indicating “Pakistan Floods” on the cheque. You may also donate by phone at 416-822-9083 or leave a voicemail toll-free at 1-866-308-7973 and they will return your call.

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
Surplus (-) 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

Treasurer’s Note:

I thank all parishioners who give regularly each month. Though we have been able to pay the bills, the donations each month have been less than our expenses.

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. Join clergy and lay leaders for a different sort of Mission & Ministry Conference on Sat. Oct. 15, 10am-4pm at St. Dunstan’s Aldergrove. Professor Dr. Amy Zildulka will workshop collaborative and creative techniques to help us imagine new ways for our parishes—individually and collaboratively—to address 3 pressing issues (pick one) facing our region today: Housing and Homelessness, Climate Justice, or Spiritual Development.

Spring Street Community Kitchen in partnership with Inlet United

Next Zoom kitchen this Thursday, Sept. 29, 6-7pm, featuring soup and biscuits. Pre-registration info at the Facebook event page. Donations supporting our Spring Street Community Kitchen are being re-gifted to the communities we serve. September donations will benefit the Elizabeth Fry Society. Please give online here and designate your gift to our Community Kitchen project.

E-Postle Volunteers

We are still seeking someone able to help with putting together the E-postle each week. Please connect with Anne at deacon@stja.ca or Ruby at peopleswarden@stja.ca if you have a few hours to spare and are interested in this very important ministry.

Refugee ReSponse

Only two spots left to help new refugees to our area to make the Tri-Cities their new home. There is a sign-up sheet, posted in the church hall, or contact the wardens or Deanna at administrator@stja.ca

Readings for September 25, 2022 – Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Jeremiah 32:1-3A, 6-15; Psalm 91:1-6, 14-16; 1 Timothy 6:6-19; Luke 16:19-31

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


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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