NEWS & EVENTS
Christianity Explored is a course that goes through the basics of Christianity. Each week there will be a short video and time to discuss questions that arise from it. We will discuss what life is about, who Jesus is, and questions you bring. To participate, you don’t need to know anything about the Bible and you won’t be asked to sing or pray.
July 3-6, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm at 5350 Baillie Street | Cost: $50 per child Registration at sjvan.org/events
Gail Stevenson, who was a member of our St. John’s family all her life, died on April 4 in her home in Qualicum Beach. She was a faithful and beloved servant of our Lord Jesus who deeply blessed many through her ministry. The funeral has tentatively been set for May 5 at Regent College but the time has not yet been determined. This will be confirmed shortly. Please pray for Gail’s family in their grief, that they will know the hope and strong comfort of our Risen Lord Jesus.
PARENT NIGHT: TECHNOLOGY IN THE HOME
SOUP & PIE COMPETITION
Friday April 20, while your child is in youth group from 6:00 - 8:00 pm, we are bringing in Tim Cavey, high school teacher at Vancouver Christian School and father of two adolescent children, to teach us about technology in the home as it applies to parenting teens. This session is open to EVERY parent, whether you go to St. John’s or not, whether you are wrestling with this issue in your home right now or not. We’ll meet in the junior youth room downstairs (please arrive by 5:50 pm).
Join us on April 29 after the 11:00 am service as we hold a competition to see who can make the the best soup or pie. If you want to join in the contest please register at sjvan.org/ events. If you have questions contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
For those wanting to go more in depth and continue the conversation, we’re offering two follow up sessions on May 4 and 11.
We will be running the course if people show interest. If you would like to attend Christianity Explored or would like to bring a friend who is interested please contact us at email email@example.com. BIBLE CAMP 2018 | DANIEL: CLASH OF KINGS You’re invited to join us for an adventure of story, song, crafts, games, and bible teaching as we bring the book of Daniel to life.
SUNDAY’S AT THREE CONCERT | APRIL 15 Edward Norman (organ), our former Director of Music, and Steve Denroche (French Horn with the Vancouver Opera) will perform at Dunbar Ryerson United Church on Sunday, April 15 at 3:00 pm. This is the last of their current “Sundays at Three” series. The cost is $15 for general admission and $10 for students. “LIFE IN THE MARGINS” WEEKEND WORKSHOP | MAY 4 & 5 On Friday May 4 (6:30 - 9:30 pm) and Saturday May 5 (10:00 am 5:00 pm), Jacob’s Well, a parachurch community in the Downtown Eastside is offering a workshop where we explore issues of charity, justice, and God’s heart for people living on the margins of society. To register, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 604-681-4898. The cost is $20 in advance or $25 at the door. Saturday lunch is included.
Join us for tea and coffee in the church chapel, on Tuesday, April 17 at 1:30 pm. We will have a fireside chat with Dr Packer on “Knowing The Lord”. Hope you will be able to join us. Please RSVP to Margaret Wilson at email@example.com or call 778 838-7400
LEARNERS’ EXCHANGE Every Sunday in the Cafe Room at 9:00 am, Learners’ Exchange offers stimulating speakers and engaging discussions. Apr 15: Joseph Jones Colin Woodard’s American Nations (2011): Insights into North American Christianity Apr 22: Harvey Guest Ah, my dear angry Lord. George Herbert JOURNEY 101 Journey Canada is offering a six-session course, Journey 101, beginning on April 29. It will help participants identify their issues and look at some of the realities of the healing journey. For more information visit journeycanada.org. PRAYER MEETING CANCELLED Please take note that our April 16 prayer meeting has been cancelled. LIGHTHOUSE HARBOUR MINISTRIES SPRING LUNCHEON 2018 Join Lighthouse for their Spring Luncheon on Saturday, April 28 at 12:00 pm (Glad Tidings Church 3456 Fraser St). To reserve a spot, email info@ sealight.org or call Paul at 604988-5084.
SUNDAY, APRIL 15 7:30 AM Holy Communion 9:00 AM Learner’s Exchange (Room 220) 9:00 AM Morning Prayer 10:30 AM Prayer for People in Authority (Room 123) 11:00 AM Junior Youth (Grades 7-9) 11:00 AM Morning Prayer 6:00 PM Evening Service TUESDAY, APRIL 17 7:30 PM Men’s Bible Study WEDNESDAY, APRIL 18 7:20 AM Men’s Bible Study 6:30 PM Ekklesia (18-to-20 somethings) | 5375 University Blvd. FRIDAY, APRIL 20 5:45 PM Men’s Bible Study | 5659 Elizabeth St. 6:00 PM Youth Group (Grades 7-12) SUNDAY, APRIL 22 7:30 AM Holy Communion (Matthew 3:1-17) 9:00 AM Learner’s Exchange (Room 220) 9:00 AM Holy Communion (Matthew 3:1-17) 10:30 AM Prayer for People in Authority (Room 123) 11:00 AM Junior Youth (Grades 7-9) 11:00 AM Holy Communion (Matthew 3:1-17) 6:00 PM Evening Service (Matthew 3:1-17) Learn more at sjvan.org/calendar & sjvan.org/events
Malawi Visitors Canon John Mchakama & Canon Will Madi
We are looking forward to welcoming Canon John Mchakama and Canon Will Madi from the Diocese of Upper Shire in Malawi. They will be visiting Vancouver between May 4 and 18. The St. John’s-Malawi partnership exists to encourage one another and to help spread and strengthen the gospel in the Diocese of Upper Shire. During their visit they will be visiting a number of our ministries and sharing in the Sunday services. Join us at the Missions lunch on Sunday, May 6 where they will be sharing about their ministries. PRAYER POINTS: Leading up to their visit we encourage you to pray that their Canadian visas will arrive in time for their scheduled visit. Please also pray that this visit will be a time of encouragement for them as well as for St. John’s.
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