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.

November 2, 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.

Because the organ is an essential part of our morning service music, the St. John’s Trustees have approved in principle 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.

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

Our 2014 budget does not provide for the purchase of a new organ. Instead the Trustees are waiting until the required $45,000 has been pledged by donors who  wish to donate specifically to this project, before proceeding with the purchase. If you would like to pledge a donation towards the purchase of this new organ, above and beyond your regular giving to St. John’s, please contact Joanne Mckinnon at the church office. When it has been determined that we will be proceeding with the Organ purchase, Joanne will be in touch with those who have pledged, to coordinate receipt of funds.

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.

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. Please prayer for all our delegates.

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 16th at 11:00 am in the Café Room. For more details contact aaron(at)sjvan(dot)org. Register Today!

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. Click here to register.

For more information email Marion Maxwell or call 604.879.1445.

Keeping Company with God: rest, reflection and restoration at the end of the day

Monday, November 10th at 7:30PM. This worship service includes music, a short reflection on a Bible passage, and prayers from across the centuries and around the world. Everyone is welcome.

Annual Collection of Shoeboxes

St. John’s is collecting shoeboxes for Union Gospel Mission (UGM) and Operation Christmas Child (OCC). We will be collecting boxes on Sunday, November 16th and Sunday, November 23rd. More information is available on the Welcome Table on Sunday.

Union Gospel Mission
This year UGM is collecting boxes for adult men and women as well as teenage boys and girls. Some suggested items are; socks, gloves, toques, scarves, reusable water bottles, stainless steel coffee mug with lid, tea or instant coffee, chocolate, slippers, phone cards, and gift cards to Tim Hortons, McDonalds, or Army & Navy. You can also include games or passes to a family attraction (eg. Science World) for boxes that might go to families. A note of prayer included in the box would be a welcome addition.

Operation Christmas Child
To participate, pack a shoebox or plastic box of similar size for a boy or girl aged 2-14 filled with school supplies, toys, hygiene items and a personal note or picture.  Please also include $7 to cover the cost of shipping and delivery. For a detailed list of items to include and not include, and to get a label for the box, go to the Welcome Table or click here.