E-POSTLE JAN 21, 2024

E-POSTLE JAN 21, 2024


Third Sunday after the Epiphany


January 21, 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


There will be Coffee hour following the 10 am service.




Tues – Jan 23              10:00 am: Bible Study (see link above)

Thurs – Jan 25             1 pm: ACW AGM (rescheduled)
Sat – Jan 27                 2 to 6 pm: Clothing Swap Meet

Sun – Jan 28                Worship to kick off the 125th Anniversary celebration

Potluck following the 10 am service

Thurs – Feb 1              Rev Miranda Sutherland’s first day

Sat – Feb 3                  11 am: Teri Hazelton’s funeral

Sun – Feb 11               Chinese New Year lunch

Sun – Feb 18               Annual Vestry meeting




Stewardship Reflection              

Mark 1: 21-28.  Prepared by Ven. Dr. Michael Pollesel

The actions of Jesus seem to have a remarkable effect, and “his fame began to spread”. What kind of effect do our actions, as stewards, have on those around us?


New Interim Priest – Rev Miranda Sutherland

1 February, 2024.  We are pleased to announce the appointment of Rev. Miranda Sutherland as Interim Priest, half time, of St. John the Apostle, Port Moody by Bishop John.

Miranda is currently serving at Holy Spirit Church in Whonnock. She is there 40% of her time.

For more info, please click on the following links.




St. John






New Council Members

As we prepare for Vestry to be held on Sunday 18 February, following the 10am service, we are seeking 2 more council members to form the leadership team. If you feel that you could serve the church and this community of faith in some way, please consider becoming a Council member.

If you have interest in contributing to the ever-growing needs of our parish, please connect with Anne, Rich or Ruby.



Thursday 25 January 2024 at 1 pm

We will be electing our executive and assigning auxiliary positions (sunshine box, publicity etc.) during this meeting.

Reminder to bring in some home baked goodies to send to the Mission to Seafarers.





Offertory Envelopes

They are ready for collection and are at the back of the church. Please note that as more people have switched to Pre-authorized Deductions and E-transfers, we have redesignated numbers and you may have a different one from last year. So, do take care when you pick up yours.


St. Johns 125th Anniversary

Sunday 28 January 2024

We will be having a special service to honour 125 years of St. John’s serving the community of Port Moody. This will be the first of three events throughout the year.

To add a touch of nostalgia to the service we encourage people to wear attire that is symbolic of years gone by, especially 1899. It might be fun to have some attired also in various fashions from the past 125 years… such as the hippie ‘60s that many of us remember!!

There will also be a potluck luncheon after the 10:00 service. There is a sign-up sheet with a menu on the stage panels in the hall.





Annual Vestry reports

Just a reminder to all ministry leaders that Annual Vestry reports need to be submitted soon. Please send them to Janica at administrator@stja.ca by Thursday, 1 February, 2024.


Clothing Swap Meet

Saturday 27 January 2024, 3 – 6 pm

A resident from the Tri-City community aims to reduce textile waste from landfills and donation centres is starting a social experiment. She is organizing a clothing swap here at St John’s parish hall on the above date & time.  The objective is to reduce textile waste (one of the top polluters and climate change problems) by bringing the community together to share and swap.

You may bring your pre-loved clothes that you no longer need or use, but are too good to dispose of. These clothes should be ready to wear by someone else. In return, you can take as many items as you want from the swap. Clothing should be freshly clean, with no tears, rips, or stains, and limited to adults and children. No baby clothes please.

You can drop off your ready-to-wear pre-loved clothes at the hall, or bring it on the day of the swap.

There is no charge for this event. If you are interested to participate, please register your interest with Ruby at peopleswarden@stja.ca


Chinese New Year lunch

Sunday 11 Feb 2024

To usher in the Year of the Dragon, celebration lunch at Lougheed Wonton restaurant following the 10 am service. Tickets are at $24 and may be purchased from Ruby at peopleswarden@stja.ca




Flower Chart for 2024

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.




21 January, 2024 Third Sunday after the Epiphany

Jonah 3:1-5,10; Psalm 62: 5-12; 1 Corinthians 7:29-31; Mark 1:14-20


28 January, 2024 Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany

Deuteronomy 18:15–20; Psalm 111; 1 Corinthians 8:1–13; Mark 1:21–28


So does this mean you are specifying what people are to bring and is the kitchen the best place to put the sign-up sheet?


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