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

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

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.

October 26, 2014

Dinner & Night of Prayer
for a new building

Since we left our Granville Street property in 2011, we have been longing for a home of our own: a place of our own for ministry and community; a building of our own from which to share the gospel in the city of Vancouver.
Humanly speaking, the odd are against us. That is why we need to turn to God as one family and together in prayer and petition present our requests to Him.

Join us on November 18th as we:

  • Share a meal together
  • Hear fresh updates from the building committee;
  • Announce the establishment of a building fund;
  • Embark on a sustained campaign of prayer.

Date: Tuesday, November 18th
Time: 5:30 pm join us as we celebrate sung Evensong, 6:15 pm dinner, 7:30 pm the meeting will start.
You will need to pre-register for dinner.

New Organ

The present organ at OAC is twenty-six years old and has reached the end of its expected twenty to thirty year lifespan. According to our organ technician, there is both physical and electrical wear that is beyond repair.

Because the organ is an essential part of our morning service music, the St. John’s Trustees have approved in principel the purchase of a new electronic organ that will belong to St. John’s Vancouver and will be able to move with us in the future. We believe this new organ will improve and encourage congregational singing and choir and instrumental accompaniment. Also, the organists will again be able to play organ repertoire which has not been heard since we left St. John’s Shaughnessy.

The new organ will be installed in the church on a trial basis on November 5.

Our budget does not provide for the purchase of a new organ. Instead the Trustees are waiting until the needed $45,000 has been raised by donors who  wish to donate specifically to this project. If you would like to donate towards the purchase of this new organ, above and beyond your regular giving to St. John’s, please indicate your intentions on the front of your offering envelopes.

Further information about the new organ is available at the Welcome Table in the church foyer.

Employment Opportunity

We are looking for a new bookkeeper/accountant to become a member of our ministry support team. This person will be responsible for executing, recording, and reporting on the financial transactions of the church in compliance with applicable Canadian law and will be responsible for the full cycle of accounting, as well as administering payroll.

Qualifications: A university degree in accounting, or a program diploma in accounting with relevant work experience. Preferences will be given to those with experience working in a Canadian charity or a Canadian church. Working towards a CPA designation is an asset, but not a requirement. Click here for more information.

Catechism Class

You are invited to take part in a pilot catechism course beginning Wednesday, October 29th at the church office on 7th Avenue and Burrard Street. There will be three five-week parts to the course that will ground you in Christian belief, Christian life, and Christian belonging. The class size will be limited. Please click here to register. If you have questions, please contact Dan Gifford or Jordan Senner at the church office.

Synod 2014

Synod 2014 of the Anglican Network in Canada will take place November 4-7 is in Ottawa. Several representatives from St. John’s Vancouver will be in attendance. Some of our clergy and staff will be speaking and presenting at Synod.

Prayer support for them during Synod is encouraged.

Helping Point - Help us rebuild after cyclone Hudhud

Cyclone Hudhud hit the Eastern coast of India this past week leaving considerable damage in it’s wake, especially in the areas where Helping Point works. Both the boys and the girls dormitories at the Helping Point school were heavily damaged. Helping Point Director, Bidyuta Singh, has asked us as a church to consider giving towards both the repair of the damaged buildings as well as the construction of more permanent dormitories, to allow the children can safely weather future storms. Donations can be made online or by mailing a cheque to 1424 Commercial Drive, PO Box 21653, Vancouver, V5L 2Y4.

First Things

Are you new and want to learn more about St. John’s? Join us for First Things; a three week course designed to help newcomers learn about the community of St. John’s. It is a great opportunity to connect with the church in a meaningful way.

Connecting – Nov 9
St. John’s approach to the Gospel, church values, and tools for studying the Bible

Believing – Nov 16
“What it means to be an Anglican”

Belonging – Nov 23
Understanding St. John’s history, vision and how to get involved

First Things begins Sunday, November 9 at 11:00 am in the Café Room.

Advent Quiet Day for Women

November 22nd, 9:30 am-3:00pm
“All is Calm, All is Bright”

This will be a day to take time to ponder the Advent Season. There will be times of quiet, some teaching, and a lovely lunch. Carolyn Hindmarsh will be speaking on John 1:1-18.

In South Surrey/White Rock area. We will car pool to get there. Cost $20.

For more information contact Marion Maxwell at marion(at)sjvan(dot)org or call 604.879.1445

To register, please go to the St. John’s website.