E-POSTLE NOV 5, 2023

E-POSTLE NOV 5, 2023

Commemorating All Saints Day


November 5, 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 bulletin and scripture readings for Sunday worship.


Click here for contact info for parish ministries


There will be Coffee hour following the 10am service.




Sat – Nov 4                  10 am Fall Bazaar


Tues – Nov. 7                     10:15am – Bible Study on Zoom (see link above)

                                             7pm – Prayer group on Zoom (see link above)

Wed – Nov 8                Office open 10a.m – 2pm (see note below)


Wed. Nov 8                        10:00am Coffee & Crafts






Tri-Cities Winter Shelter Program

Thank you to all who helped at this program in support of homeless people in our community. We had at least eight people participate in some way to feed the guests of the program held at St.Laurence throughout the month of October. Truly, faithful stewards of the gifts of God to care for people of God….


Stewardship Reflection

Prepared by Ven. Dr. Michael Pollesel.        Matthew 5:1-12

Today’s passage could be seen as describing the characteristics of what it takes to be a faithful steward. Can you see yourself in any of the descriptions Jesus offers? If so congratulations! If not —why not?






Financial Status – August & September 2023


Aug 2023 Actual $ Sept 2023

Actual $

YTD Sept 2023 Actual $ YTD 2023 Budget $ YTD 2023 Budget Difference
Income 16,752.25 13,079.63 142,631.98 179,628.84 (36,996.86)
Expenses 18,170.56 17,861.47 167,561.76 179,628.48 12,066.72

(-) Loss

(1,418.31) (4781.84) (24,929.78) .36 (24,930.14)
Offering for General Funds 9,827.75 10,273.75 97,486.75 139,365.00 (41,878.25)


Treasurer’s Note

I thank all the parishioners for giving so generously. Although we have been trying to keep our expenses down, they still exceed our income.



Change in Office Hours for the upcoming week

Janica will be out of the office on Nov 10th. She will be available on Wednesday Nov 8th instead. The office hours for the week will be: Tuesday Nov 7, Wednesday Nov 8 and Thursday Nov 9 at the regular hours 10am-2pm.




Pastoral Visiting Ministry

If you or another parishioner you know would benefit from a visit, a phone call, or any help the team can offer please do get in touch with Joanne Walton at terrywalton@telus.net or our interim priest Angus Stuart at interim@stja.ca  If you feel you might be interested in joining this team, please connect with Joanne or Angus for more information.


Spring Street Community Kitchen
The Spring Street Community Kitchen will be hosting one last event in 2023 and that will be a “cookie jar” making party followed by Christmas caroling at St. John’s Anglican Church (Port Moody) on Saturday, December 9th at 3pm. MORE details to come about how you can contribute to this event. Cookie jars and proceeds will be donated to the SFU Campus Ministry which will host food pantries for students in the new year. We are going to need supplies and volunteers to help us before we open the doors to all who want to purchase jars and sing, so please save the date and help us make this event a success!


E-Postle entries

Please send all requests to Rohini at news@stja.ca by Wednesday 5 pm.

St. Johns 125th Anniversary in 2024

We have only 3 months to 2024. Sign-up sheets are up in the hall for volunteers to take the lead on the planned events.

Please connect with peopleswarden@stja.ca if you are interested in being part of this momentous occasion, either to lead, or take part in planning and making it happen.





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.



November 05, 2023, Commemorating All Saints Day

Revelations 7:9-17; Psalm 34:1-10, 22; 1 John 3:1-3; Matthew 5:1-12


November 12, 2023, Twenty-Fourth Sunday after Pentecost

Joshua 24:1-3a, 14-25; Psalm 78:1-7; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18; Matthew 25:1-13



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