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St. John’s Vancouver Things happening in the life of our church and in our community May 12, 2019

What’s up at St. John’s JOB OPENINGS



Every Sunday in the Café Room at 9:00 am, Learners’ Exchange offers stimulating speakers and engaging discussions.

St. John’s is committed to reaching out to our city with the good news of Christ and we are looking to bring someone on to our staff who will lead us in presenting Christ to Vancouver. The Director of Evangelism job has two main areas of responsibility. The first is to do the work of evangelism, including, implementing and leading evangelistic initiatives both inside and outside the church. The second is training and supporting members of the congregation. A detailed job description can be found on our website at WELCOME SATAR’S!!! We had a great evening last night welcoming the Satar family and getting to know them. Thanks to everyone who participated!

May 12 // Tracee Horvath The Sexual Revolution May 19 // Richard Bates The Kingdom as Reality in the Writings of Dallas Willard EVENSONG // MAY 14

As most of you are aware, St. John’s is responsible for providing financial support for their first year in Canada. We expect the total cost of support will be close to $45,000. Please prayerfully consider a special offering to St. John’s Refugee Fund.

Evensong will be happening on Tuesday, May 14 at 5:30 pm. Evensong is a time to gather in fellowship over an evening meal and to pray, sing, and hear God’s word.


We will meet downstairs at St. John’s Vancover.

This week’s 11:00 am catechism class has been cancelled. We will pick up our classes again in the fall and begin digging into the Apostles’ Creed in depth.


Thanks for your understanding. If you have any questions please speak to either Ben Roberts or Bron Short. ASCENSION DAY SERVICE // MAY 30 Join us on Thursday, May 30 at 7:30 pm for the Ascension Day Service. We will meet in the sanctuary at St. John’s Vancouver, 5350 Baillie Street. KEEPING COMPANY WITH GOD POTLUCK DINNER // MAY 27

Join us on Tuesday, May 21 at 1:30 pm in the church chapel for tea and coffee. Brie Tarras will be sharing about ways that God has surprised her. Please RSVP to Margaret Wilson, or 778 838-7400.

Everyone is welcome to enjoy a shared meal and hear from Margaret Wilson. She will share from her life on the topic, “Learning to Trust in the Goodness of God.” Join us at 6:30 pm.


In our Community OPERATION BABY BOTTLE // PICK UP TODAY Each year the local Crisis Pregnancy Centre does their major fundraiser with baby bottles! Today, on Mother’s Day, there are baby bottles in the foyer to pick up. We encourage you to take one home and fill it with spare change, bills, or cheques in the coming weeks. On Father’s Day bring the bottle back to church, which will then be sent back to the centre. Through donations the centre is able to offer support for women, teens, and their partners facing unplanned pregnancy, or grief after an abortion. They provide free pregnancy tests, information on pregnancy, prenatal and parenting support, and free maternity and baby clothes. BILLETING HELP The African Children’s Choir will be singing at the 6:00 pm service on Sunday, May 19 (and giving a concert at the church on Monday, May 20 at 7:00 pm). They need several host families to billet them for Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday nights. They will spend their days at the church, but will need rides to and fro, as well as breakfast and packed lunches. If you are are willing to serve in this way, please contact Tracee Horvath at, or call 604-856-7442. BIBLE IN A DAY // JUNE 8 In this one-day course you’ll discover the Bible’s purpose, explore the big themes, and find out why the Bible is the most important book ever written. Whether you believe the Bible or not, this course will provide a unique overview of God’s one big overarching story. Miracles included. St. John’s Richmond Church is hosting Bible in a Day on June 8. It will run from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm, and costs $40 (which includes a catered lunch, workbook, and free parking). To register visit IMPROVISATIONAL LEADERSHIP // MAY 20 @ 7:30 PM Great music and creative leadership join together in this evening performance-lecture. Mark Glanville’s jazz quartet will showcase the complex and vibrant dynamics of improvisation. Jeff Greenman, President of Regent College, will unpack the implications of creative improvisation in leadership, examining what leaders do, how they are formed, and how communities flourish. This event will take place at Regent College, 5800 University Blvd.

Calendar MONDAY, MAY 13 10:45 am Little Years TUESDAY, MAY 14 5:30 pm Evensong WEDNESDAY, MAY 15 7:20 am

Men’s Breakfast Bible Study

6:30 pm

Ekklesia (18 to 20-somethings)

THURSDAY, MAY 16 10:00 am Women@10 FRIDAY, MAY 17 10:30 am

ESL Discussion Group

5:00 pm

Youth Retreat (All In) May 17-20

SUNDAY, MAY 19 Matthew 11:27-30 7:30 am Holy Communion 9:00 am Holy Communion 11:00 am Holy Communion 6:00 pm Evening Service LEARN MORE AT SJVAN.ORG/CALENDAR

PLEASE JOIN US TO CELEBRATE 100 INTERNS! Monday, June 10, 2019 6:00 pm The Arbutus Club 2001 Nanton Avenue, Vancouver tickets: $150/person

Please join us for dinner and an evening of celebration and thanksgiving for the Artizo Ministry. 20 years later and 100 interns graduated, we will pause to eat and celebrate together and give thanks for this ministry of the word. If you have attended St. John’s over these past 20 years you have benefited from and contributed to this ministry. On this evening we will eat, celebrate, debut a new Artizo video and hear a keynote address from former Artizo intern, Jim Salladin. All are welcome.

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