5350 Baillie Street
(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.
Quarterly Family Prayer Gathering - May 27
Join us on Monday, May 27 at 7:30 pm in the church Fellowship Hall as we gather together to hear about St. John’s ministries, to pray, and hear David Short speak about our vision.
Save the Date!
St John’s Vancouver Kids Camp 2013
We have been greatly encouraged by the faithfulness and generosity of the congregation so far this year. But we are soon entering in a time of the year when giving has historically dropped as people go away on vacation. Unfortunately, our regular expenses of running the church don’t take a vacation and so we would like to encourage people to continue to give through these summer months.
If you would like more information about any of these options, please email Krista Friebel or call the church office at 604.558.4400.
A reminder to seniors coming to the Britannia Mine
Please plan to arrive at the church at 9:45 am as the bus will be leaving at 10:00 am. We will be stopping at Furry Creek Golf Club for lunch at 11:30 am and arriving at the mine at 12:15. We will be leaving the mine at 2:00 pm to be back at the church at 3:30 pm.
Bishop Charlie Masters will be speaking at the next men’s breakfast on Saturday June 1 at 9 am. You can register online on our website starting Wednesday, May 22. This is always a great morning of fellowship and teaching. The cost is $15.
Keeping Company with God
Keeping Company with God will not be held in May. The next service will be June 3, with Bishop Charlie Masters in attendance. All are welcome.
St. John’s has a partnership with Helping Point Miistries in India and has had a request for a baby carrier/sling that is in good condition. This item is requested for Deepa, wife of Bidyuta from Helping Point and would be sent with some people who are travelling there soon. If you have has a baby sling you are willing to donate please contact Celeste Allyn at 604.880.1821.
Assistant Children’s and Family Minister Position
St. John’s is currently seeking an Assistant Children’s and Family Minister for a one-year maternity position--June 2013-2014. For more information click here or email Jeremy Graham or call 604.558.4400 ext. 236.
What does it mean to be a family? Eight years ago, as Kim and I were preparing for the arrival of our first child, someone handed me a book called “Fatherhood.” Eight years later, I don’t remember what I read, but I have certainly been learning on the job. I’ve learned that family requires self-sacrifice; that it requires unconditional love and immeasurable grace; that we have the privilege of nurturing, encouraging and supporting our children’s character as they grow under God.
In the opening chapter of his letter to the Ephesians, Paul declares that we have been chosen by God, adopted as his sons and daughters through Christ Jesus, and brought together as the church for the sake of his glory. Later, as Paul prays for the church, he writes, “I bow my knees before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named (3:14-15).” Paul makes a little word play here between the word Father (pater) and family (patria). In essence, he reminds us that every family is named, or finds its truest identity and purpose in relation to God our Father. Paul goes on to pray that in the knowledge of this truth we might “comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge” (18-19).
St. John’s is a family. From across the city and across the globe we’ve been brought together as “the household of God” here in Vancouver. Our parish life together requires the same grace and love in Christ Jesus as relationships in any biological family. Additionally, we share together in the ministries which God has called us to undertake. This summer we will host our annual Kids Bible Camp. This is not merely a Children’s Ministry event—this is a family effort! We invite you to come, participate, pray, volunteer, visit, create, get to know the children and their families—whether or not you are a parent—get involved in the family.
To the Ends of the Earth: Kids Bible Camp
Dates: Tuesday July 2 - Friday July 5
Ages: Children entering Kindergarten to entering Grade 6
Where: OAC – 5350 Baillie Street
Time: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Click here to register by June 9
To volunteer or for more info email email@example.com
Director of Children’s and Family Ministry