E-Postle June 4, 2023

E-Postle June 4, 2023

Trinity Sunday


June 4, 2023


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


Meeting ID: 542 312 325

Password: 010729


This Week’s Worship & Programs – https://www.stja.ca/2023/program-updates/ – current information on what’s going on at St. John’s, including Zoom links and the bulletin and scripture readings for Sunday worship.


Click here for contact info for parish ministries


There will be Coffee hour following the 10am service.



Sun – Jun 4                      (at 10am service) Blessing of blankets for National Indigenous Peoples Day ceremony

Tues – Jun 6                   10:15am – Bible Study on Zoom (see link above) / 7:00pm – Prayer group on Zoom (see link above)

Wed – Jun 7                   9:30 – 11:30am – Wednesday Morning Prayer Space

Sun – Jun 11                    1:00 – 3:30pm – Making Indigenous Teas @ Noons Creek Hatchery

Sun – Jun 18                    Honouring National Indigenous Day of Prayer; Gift-Making @ Noons Creek Hatchery

Wed – Jun 21                  National Indigenous Peoples Day; Coast Salish Blessing Ceremony @ Rocky Point

Tues – Jun 27                  Parish Council meeting




Stewardship Reflection

Prepared by the Ven. Dr. Michael Pollesel. Matthew 28: 16-20.

“So long as this world continues its course,” says Jesus to his followers, “I’ll be with you day in and day out.” We know that the realities of life in our world are sometimes very difficult to bear. How fortunate the steward who faces these with the knowledge and assurance that Jesus accompanies them.

Blessing of Blankets

We are delighted to welcome Tasha Faye Evans, coordinator of the “In the Presence of Ancestors” project, to our 10am service this Sunday, June 4. We will be presenting Tasha with blessed blankets for the June 21 National Indigenous Peoples Day ceremonies at Rocky Point, and she will be sharing a few words with us about the ceremony. 

Anglican Church Women (ACW) Lunch

St. John’s ACW will be holding their ‘wind up’ luncheon at Pasta Polo on Thursday, June 15th at 12 noon. All women of the Parish are welcome to join us. Please let Alma know at acw@stja.ca if you are planning to attend. 

Community Garden Update

We are open for applications! Please have a look at the front yard of the PMC or our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/SaintJohnsCommunityGarden.

We have 9 boxes in Phase One of the garden, and we are reserving 2 boxes for our parishioners. Normal rates apply. If you know of anyone who would like to rent a box, please have them send an email to garden@stja.ca

On a second note, we are looking for donations of previously-loved or new garden tools such as pruning shears, shovels, rakes, forks, loppers, trowels, and spades. Please connect with Karen Ebbett in person or via email.

Please see our website information page and like, follow, and share our Community Garden Facebook page, where we are posting pictures and updates on this exciting project!    

Bishop’s Pentecost Message

Bishop John’s 2023 Pentecost video message can be viewed here on the Diocesan website. In his message, he explores the arrival and the enduring presence of the Holy Spirit within the context of the recently concluded Diocesan Synod and the decisions made there.



Events Preparing for National Indigenous Peoples Day – June 21

Upcoming events at Noons Creek Hatchery in preparation for the Coast Salish House Post Blessing Ceremony and Feast include:


Part of Ceremony tradition is to offer a gift to all who attend. There will be opportunities to participate in making these gifts and learn some Indigenous craftings on Sunday afternoons from 1:00-3:30pm:

  • June 11 – Indigenous Teas with Cease Wyss
  • June 18 – Miniature Felted Hearts to Remember pins and Salve-making with Kerry Baisley, Diocesan Missioner for Indigenous Justice

Further information on Noons Creek Hatchery’s Facebook page.

People’s Warden Away

Ruby will be away on vacation from June 1 to July 3.  Please connect with Joanne at administrator@stja.ca, or Rich at rectorswarden@stja.ca, or Vivian at rector@stja.ca for time-sensitive parish matters during this time. 


Thank you to Alma Oldenburg for graciously clearing the build-up of recycled materials under the stairs outside the kitchen. As we live out our goal to be environmentally friendly, we ask everyone to recycle responsibly and do our part to keep our church property clean and safe from pests and other hazards.



Volunteering June 21 @ Indigenous Peoples Day Events

The Port Moody Ecological Society and the “In the Presence of Ancestors” Project are looking for enthusiastic people to volunteer on June 21 for the National Indigenous Peoples Day festivities at Rocky Point Park.

They are looking for people who can help them set up in the afternoon, and people who would help greet guests and serve them food during the free feast. They will also need people to help them clear the park at the end of the evening.

This is sure to be an amazing day, and a lot of fun for everyone involved! If you’d like to be involved, please contact Volunteer Coordinator Tracey Schaeffer at volunteer.pofaproject@gmail.com.

More festivities information can be found via the Noons Creek Hatchery Facebook and the Eventbrite page.



Flower Chart for 2023

This is up at the Narthex (at the back of the church, by the chapel).  Should you wish to commemorate a birthday, anniversary or give in memory of a loved one, please consider signing up to donate flowers for the altar.

Parish Giving

Donations may be made by cheques, PADs or through e-transfer directly to the church account. Please contact Ruby at peopleswarden@stja.ca or Sheila at treasurer@stja.ca for more details. You may also give via PayPal/credit card via our website 



Area Vacation Bible School – July 10-14

St. Laurence Anglican and Good Shepherd Lutheran in Coquitlam are partnering to lead Vacation Bible School this year. Kids ages 4-11 are invited to journey with Daniel in ancient Babylon as we learn what it means to be courageous and have integrity in the face of difficulty…and have a whole lot of fun. VBS will be five mornings, July 10-14, from 9-12 noon at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 1504 Sprice Ave., Coquitlam. Contact Jason Wood, St. Laurence’s Youth and Family Minister, at stlyouthandfam@gmail.com to register.

Also, if you are interested in volunteering, they are looking for a variety of roles: leaders for small groups, crafts, drama, and games; help in decorating, and in the kitchen. Please connect with Jason above to offer your assistance.   

Youth Retreat @ Camp Artaban

The Diocesan Youth Movement is leading a youth retreat at Camp Artaban on June 2-4, open to youth ages 11-19, in collaboration with PWRDF. The theme is “Act Justly, Love Mercy, Walk Humbly”. Information and registration can be found here. 


Readings for June 4, 2023, Trinity Sunday

GENESIS 1:1-2:4A; PSALM 8; 2 CORINTHIANS 13:11-13; MATTHEW 28:16-20

Readings for June 11, 2023, Second Sunday after Pentecost

GENESIS 12:1-9; PSALM 33:1-12; ROMANS 4:13-25; MATTHEW 9:9-13, 18-26


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