Church address:
5350 Baillie Street
Vancouver, BC
(on 37th Ave between Cambie and Oak)

Church office address:
2325 Burrard Street
Vancouver, BC V6J 3J2
604.558.4400

St John's Vancouver Anglican Church is a community of Christians dedicated to the exposition and teaching of the Word of God, to the spreading of the good news of the Gospel at home and abroad, and to the application of God's purpose in our own lives and families.

May 17, 2015


Ratanak Film

St. John’s Vancouver is very excited to be hosting a screening of the film “The Long Road”. This is a documentary celebrating Ratanak’s 25 years of service in Cambodia. We will be showing the film here at the church on Saturday, May 23rd starting at 7:00 pm (doors open at 6:30 pm). There is no cost but you do need to sign up here.


Bible Camp 2015

All children entering kindergarten to grade 6 are invited to join us for an adventure of crafts, games and bible teaching. This year’s theme is John Bunyan’s Pilgrim’s Progress. Please bring along friends!

Cost: $40 per child
Dates: June 30-July 3, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm each day
Click here to register. 


Parish Retreat

1 John 1:7 reads, “But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another...” Come ‘light it up’ on the weekend of October 2-4 with people of all ages and stages who want to grow in fun, faith and fellowship at the St. John’s Parish Retreat. Registration is now open. There is limited space available so you are encouraged to register soon. A $20 deposit per person or $95 for a family of five or more is required when you register. The remainder of the cost is due two weeks before the retreat. Full cost information is available on the registration page. Costs may differ, as there are a few choices for accomodation. This is going to be a great weekend away in God’s creation with the church family. All ages are welcome.


Goodbye to the Marees

Next Sunday there will be cake between the 9 am and 11 am services and the opportunity to say good bye to Beth and Etienne Maree who are returning to South Africa to lead an Anglican church. The following Sunday , May 31st, there will be an opportunity at the Evening Service to bless the Marees as they go. Beth has been working in Children’s Ministry for five years and Etienne has been leading Evening Service music for four years. They will be dearly missed at St. John’s.


Love to Sing?

We are looking for singers, especially sopranos and altos for the morning choir. Please email Terry Fullerton or contant him at the church office ext 229.


Children’s Ministry Opening

St. John’s Vancouver Children’s Ministry has an opening for a Children’s Ministry Coordinator. Click here for more information and instructions on how to apply.


Connection Lunches

The next connection lunch will be on Sunday, May 24, from 1 – 3 pm.
This is an opportunity for you to meet some new people and connect in a deeper way with some you may already have met. We will meet in groups in a few different homes for lunch after church. Spending time together like this helps us to really connect and know more about one another, enabling us to further become a loving and caring community within our congregation.

How do you participate?
You can sign up either to host a lunch or be a guest at someone’s home. Once you sign up, you will be assigned to a group of about 6 – 8 people and we will let you know where you are going.
You can either click here to register or by coming by the registration table that will be set up in the foyer of the church after the 9 am and 11 am services on Sunday.


Youth Guys Retreat (dads, sons, youth, leaders)

On Friday & Saturday June 5-6, St. John’s will be having a Guys Retreat at Camp Kawkawa in Hope, BC. Friday night we will settle in and have snacks, games, and lots of fun. Saturday morning we will have some great gospel teaching for dads, and also for the boys. After a tasty lunch we will spend the afternoon in sweet fellowship as a group; allowing for lots of time to interact one-to-one. Dads, youth, and leaders always enjoy the air rifles, archery, and waterfront. Every year we go on an amazing hike through the Othello Tunnels, which feels like you are entering Middle Earth or Narnia. This retreat is truly a favourite of the dads and boys that have come in the past.

The cost is $100/ person ($50/ person Saturday only)

If you have any questions contact Rev. David Little.


(Second) Nepal Earthquake Update

On Tuesday May 12th, just two weeks after a devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal, a second earthquake of 7.3 magnitude shook the country. Jeremy and Krista Curry, our mission’s partners in Nepal, have once again reported that they and the YWAM team in Nepal are safe. The Curry’s are now working with YWAM to try to bring relief and assistance to the thousands of people in the surrounding villages who are desperately in need of food, water, shelter, and rescue assistance, with many bodies still trapped under the rubble. Please consider giving to the Curry’s at this critical time. All donations will go directly towards solar lights, tarps, rice, medicine and water tablets. For information on how to give visit www.uofnkona.edu/support/ and click on the ‘Donate’ button under the Nepal Relief Efforts headline.

Anglican Relief and Development Fund Canada (ARDFC), is also appealing for donations for relief work in Nepal. With the Government of Canada matching donations for Nepal relief - including donations to ARDFC - your gift will go even further. To donate, please go to the ARDFC website, www.ardfc.ca.


Seniors’ Meeting with Tea and Coffee

Join us for tea or coffee on Tuesday, May 19th at 1:30 pm in the chapel. Karli Baldwin will be speaking on: “Faith, Love and Hope”. Karli is a former St. John’s staff member who enjoys seeing people come to faith in Christ, walking alongside and encouraging them on the journey. She is married to Andrew and has 2 children. Through her personal story, Karli will tell us how faith and love have impacted her life and the reason that she has hope for the future.

Please RSVP by emailing Margaret Wilson or call her at 778.838.7400.


Journey Course Beginning Soon

Journey 101 is an introduction to healing offered by Journey Canada. The course looks at the issues that affect our lives and relationships. This 6-week program will be held on Thursdays, from 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm, beginning on May 21 at Richmond Pentecostal Church. The cost is $60. Email Journey  or call 604.301.1470 for more information and an application form.


Learners’ Exchange

Every Sunday in the Cafe Room at 9:00 am, Learners’ Exchange offers stimulating speakers and engaging discussions. The perfect opportunity to explore and grow in faith. All are welcome.

Upcoming Speakers

May 17 - Etienne Maree (Artizo)
A Vision of the Church in Mission and Ministry

May 24 - Bill Moore (Artizo)
Jonathan Edwards and the Human Heart

May 31 - Harvey Guest
Why Study the Past?


 

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