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.

August 31, 2014

Ministry Spotlight

Our new Diocesan Bishop for ANiC

As many of you know, Bishop Charlie Masters officially assumed the role of the diocesan bishop of the Anglican Network in Canada on June 29th. This fall he is travelling throughout AniC to get to know the people in his diocese and share his hopes for ANiC.  Everyone is invited on Friday, September 19th at 7:00 pm at Good Shepherd church (189 W. 11th Ave), where he will give a public lecture and answer questions. On that evening, our own David Short will also be teaching.

Ministry to children is a high priority for Bishop Charlie, so the next day there will be an event for children and their families: Saturday, September 20th from 9:30 am to 11:30 am at Good Shepherd church. This will be a unique event including a simple service, Bishop Charlie sharing the Gospel with children, drama, singing, and a family art project. Bishop Charlie will also meet with each individual family to pray for them and bless them.  Children will learn how precious they are to God, and adults will learn how to talk to children about God and how to pass on faith in Jesus from generation to generation.

Please pray for Bishop Charlie in his new role as our diocesan bishop and plan to join him on the 19th and 20th of September.

Dan Gifford

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.

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 September 15th. This evening will help prepare us for doing our best to work through this wonderful book together! The evening will start at 7:15 pm at the church.

Sunday School Registration and Recruitment

Look for the Children’s Ministry table in the foyer this week after the 10 am service. Just follow the balloons and look for the candy bowl!

You can also register online on by clicking here.

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.

Men’s Bible Study @ 720

Wednesday Morning Men’s Bible Study starts September 10th. Breakfast is served at 7:20 sharp with fellowship, and at 7:55 J.I. Packer will talk to us about Catechism and its importance to our daily lives. We finish at 8:30 sharp for those who have to go to work.