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.

September 14, 2014

In preparation for Ezekiel!

As we look forward to studying Ezekiel together this Fall, we are planning an evening of teaching for Bible study group leaders and any others who are interested, led by David Short, on Monday, September 15th. This evening will help prepare us for doing our best to work through this wonderful book together. The evening will start at 7:00 pm at the church.

Welcome Lunch

If you are new to St. John’s, please join us for lunch on September 28th after the 11 am service. This is a great time to get to know St. John’s and the staff. There is no charge. We hope to see you there.

ESL Course Starting this Fall

St. John’s will be offering a ten-week ESL course, with an emphasis on Canadian culture and pronunciation, starting Friday, October 3rd at the church. Some previous ESL class experience would be very beneficial.

Time:                Fridays 9:30-11:30am
Registration:    Friday Sept. 26th at 9:30am at the church
Cost:                $20 registration fee, plus the cost of a workbook (approx. $45)

For more information, email Jan Hobbis.

Connection Lunches

The next lunch will be on Sunday, October 5, 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 homes for lunch after church. Spending time together like this helps us to really connect, know more about one another, enabling us to become increasingly a loving, 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.

Click here to sign up.

St. John’s marriage retreat weekend
The marriage journey: renewing your marital friendship

Come get away to Squamish with us for a very enjoyable and relaxing weekend with your spouse. It doesn’t matter how long you’ve been married: this retreat will share practical ways to help strengthen and renew your marital friendship.

When:  October 24 – 26, 2014
Where: Squamish Executive Inn & Suites
Cost:    $425 per couple

For more details about the weekend and how to register click here.

Women @ 10 – Fall Start Up

We will kick off the fall term with a brunch in the Fellowship Hall on Thursday, September 18th at 9:45 am, (childcare available). If you are a returning member, please bring something for the brunch table, plated and ready to serve. We will also have a dahlia sale at the brunch, in support of Helping Point ministries.The first study on Ezekiel will be September 25th. Click here to register. Newcomers are warmly welcome to join us. Enquires about W@10 can be made to Jan Hobbis, or by calling her at the church office, ext 225.

Sunday School Registration and Recruitment

You can register online on by clicking here.

Children's Ministry is also looking for volunteers to teach Sunday School. If you would like more information please contact Jeremy Graham.

Birth to Three Picnic

All Birth to Three families, teachers, and volunteers are welcome to a picnic at the field above Eric Hamber Secondary School, west of the church on 37th Ave after the 11am service today. If you have any questions, please see Lisa Somerville.

Men’s Ministry

Are you a man who wants to be more intentional about growing in the grace and knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ?  Do you want to share life with other men who support each other in fellowship and prayer?  Do you want to learn about what it looks like to follow Jesus and live for him at home, work, and church?  If any of these questions resonate with you, then we invite you to join the men’s ministry starting on September 23rd. The meetings will be on Tuesday nights (7:30-9:00pm) at Oakridge Adventist Church, and our studies will be following the upcoming sermon series on the book of Ezekiel.  You can click here to register online.

If you have any questions about the men’s ministry or would like to talk with someone about it, please email  Dan Gifford or call 604.558.4400 ext. 234; email Jordan Senner or call 604.558.4400 ext. 230.

Seniors’ Tea

The fall series of seniors’ events including teas and lunches is beginning. This Tuesday, September 16th we will be taken for lunch and a tour of Shannon Oaks, a retirement home. We will assemble at St. John’s church and take a bus to Shannon Oaks. Please be at the church by 11:00 am promptly. RSVP by September 15th, by emailing Solveig or calling her at 604.777.3212. For rides to the church, please call Julia at 604.723.9479. We hope you can come and feel free to bring a friend!

Divorce Care

We will be starting the next Divorce Care group beginning Thursday, September 18th. The thirteen-week  seminar will be from 7:00 - 9:00 pm at the Church. Please share this information with anyone you think might benefit from this group. The cost is $20. Click here for more information.

Keeping Company with God

Needing a place to rest and be still as all the busyness of the fall season begins? Then come to “Keeping Company with God: rest, reflection and restoration at the end of the day” on Monday, September 22nd at 7:30 pm. This worship service is held at 7:30 pm in the Chapel. The service includes music, a short reflection on a Bible passage, and if you so desire, an opportunity to be prayed with by a member of our prayer team. If you have questions, please contact Manya Egerton.