E-POSTLE FEB 18, 2024

E-POSTLE FEB 18, 2024

First Sunday in Lent


February 18, 2024


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


Meeting ID: 542 312 325

Password: 010729

This Week’s Worship & Programs – http://www.stja.ca/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

ONLY coffee/tea will be served after the 10am service.

Please bring your own treats and/or a brown bag lunch

 as Vestry will start shortly after the service.




Tuesdays                     10:00 am: Bible Study (see link above)

7:00pm: Prayer Group (see link above)

Fridays                        11 am: Choir Practice

Sun – Feb 18               Annual Vestry meeting following the 10 am service

Tues- Feb 20               10.30am: Lenten study starts … we will be doing a book study.. see below

Tues – Feb 27              7pm: Parish Council Meeting via Zoom

Sun – Mar 3                10am service: Blessing of New Parish Council and ACW Executives

Sat – March 30           9am: Parish Council retreat

Sun – May 26              Trinity Sunday – Bishop’s Visit




Stewardship Reflection              

Prepared by Ven. Dr. Michael PolleselMark 1: 9-15

“Change your ways, and put your trust in the good news,” Jesus tells us. What things might need to be changed around in my life so that I can become a better steward?


Vestry 2023 – 18 February following the 10 am service

Extra reports and financial statements are available at the Narthex.

Please grab a cup of coffee/tea and return to the sanctuary for the meeting.




The following are vignettes from parishioners of the parish being offered throughout the year of the 125th Anniversary celebrations. If you are asked to offer one week, please accept so that we may get to know a bit more about our friends in the pews.


There were no submissions for last week. 




Bible Study Tuesday beginning Feb. 20th at 10:30am.


There is still time to get a copy of the book….
The Bible Study Group will be studying a book this Lent titled Healing our Broken Humanity by Grace Kim and Graham Hill – Practices for Revitalizing the Church and Renewing the World.

From the review on Amazon ….’We live in conflicted times. Our newsfeeds are filled with inequality, division, and fear. We want to make a difference and see justice restored because Jesus calls us to be a peacemaking and reconciling people. But how do we do this? Based on their work with diverse churches, colleges, and other organization, Grace Ji-Sun Kim and Graham Hill offer Christian practices that can bring healing and hope to a broken world. They provide ten ways to transform society, from lament and repentance to relinquishing power, reinforcing agency, and more….’
All are welcome to join this study, please let Anne Anchor at deacon@stja.ca know asap so the books can be ordered. Partial cost will be covered through the Baptismal Ministry Education Fund.





Flower Chart for 2024

This is up in 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.




18 February 2024 First Sunday in Lent

Genesis 9:8-17; Psalm 25: 1-10; 1 Peter 3:18-22; 1 Mark 1: 9-15

25 February 2024 Second Sunday in Lent

Genesis 17:1-7,15-16; Psalm 22:22-30; Romans 4: 13-25; Mark 8: 31-38


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