E-Postle September 4, 2022

E-Postle September 4, 2022

Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost
September 4, 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.


Please mark the following September dates:

10th – Felting Hearts. A gathering at the Synod Office

10th – A Blanket exercise

11th – Back to Church BBQ

15th – ACW Dinner

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 https://kitandkaboodlewl.ca/


September 10th 2022 – two events:


Synod Office 1410 Nanton St Vancouver 9:00am – 3:30pm

This day is offered to take us further on the path of “working together to healing, caring and developing relationships of mutual respect. It will be a time to carry on and make practical reconciliation plans and develop meaningful connections.” (Kerry Baisley Missioner for Indigenous Justice Diocese of New Westminster). There will be activities such as Bannock making, a gathering at the Medicine Wheel; Guest speakers Ray and Elaine Aldred and Jerry and Linda Adams. Please let Deacon Anne know if you plan to attend at   deacon@stja.ca 


Inlet United 2315 Spring St. Port Moody 1:00 – 4:00pm In support of Truth and Reconciliation. This event which has been offered by Kairos since 1997 around the globe.

“How it works” – The Blanket Exercise is based on using Indigenous methodologies and the goal is to build understanding about our shared history as Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples in Canada by walking through pre-contact, treaty-making, colonization and resistance. Everyone is actively involved as they step onto blankets that represent the land, and into the role of First Nations, Inuit and later Métis peoples. By engaging on an emotional and intellectual level, the Blanket Exercise effectively educates and increases empathy….”   Kairos web page.

Call or email the church office to reserve your seat 604 939-5513 or office@inletunited.ca


Sunday Supply for September

4 September – Rev John Bailey

Back to church BBQ – 11 September

To mark the end of school holidays as well as to honor Vivian’s return from medical leave. Please bring an appetizer or a dessert to share, if you wish. “Purple Spoon and Crown” will be awarded to the best dessert.

Sign-up sheet for attendance (to help us cater to numbers) as well as to help set-up, cook and clean-up is on the Bulletin Board in church hall. If you are unable to register your attendance on the sign-up sheet, send an email to peopleswarden@stja.ca.

Pressure Washer 

We are looking for sponsors/contributions to buy a new one. A hardy one would cost around $500. Any amount towards this will be greatly appreciated. Tax-exempt receipts will be issued.


St. John’s ACW invites all women of the parish to their first meeting of the fall at 6pm. There will be a Chinese dinner from Woking Dragon, price is $20. each.
Please advise Sue Hall at sbhkaylacat@gmail.com  or 604-936-0176 by Sept 11.

Financial Status – May & June 2022


May 2022 Actual $

June 2022 Actual $ June 2022 Budget $ YTD 2022 Actual $

YTD 2022 Budget $


14,990.75 14,648.75 19,241.67 87,990.00



17,376.87 19,736.68 19,236.65 106,516.10


(-) Loss

(2,386.12) (5,087.93) 5.02 (18,526.10)


  May 2022 Actual $ June 2022 Actual $ June 2022 Budget $ YTD 2022 Actual $ YTD  2022 Budget $
Offering for General Funds 11,084.75 10,358.79 15,166.67 62,246.50 91,000.02
Offering for Property 835.00 690.00 0.00 4,300 0.00

 Parish Giving

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 if you would prefer to donate by PayPal or Credit Card.

E-Postle Volunteers Needed

We are still 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 to help new refugees assimilate.

Please consider adding your name to the sign-up sheet, posted in the church hall, 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.

Emergency pastoral care

Please contact Ruby at peopleswarden@sta.ca or 778 994 9963 who will connect with Priest-on-call.

Ecumenical Meeting

Prayerful discussions on the topic of God’s creation –“Laudato Si Circle” Meeting at St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church, Port Moody on 2nd Wednesday of each month from 7:30 to 9:00 pm. contact Ann Adair-Austin cannadairaustin@gmail.comor enquiries can be directed to their contact person, Mark Norbury at laudosiportmoody@gmail.com.

EfM Education for Ministry (or Exploring Faith Matters)

The EfM theme for this year is Living Faithfully in a Multicultural World.

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 September 4, 2022 – Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Jeremiah 18:1-11 Psalm 139: 1-6, 13-18; Philemon 1: 1-21; Luke 14:25-33

Readings for September 11, 2022 – Fourteenth Sunday After Pentecost

Jeremiah 4: 11-12, 22-28; Psalm 14; 1Timothy 1: 12-17; Luke 15: 1-10


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 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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