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 24, 2014

Ministry Spotlight

Dear Friend in Christ,

We warmly welcome our brothers in Christ from the Anglican Church of Nigeria this Sunday;

Archbishop Nicholas Okoh : Primate & Metropolitan.
Archbishop Ikechi Nwosu
Archbishop Michael Olu Akinyemi
Archbishop Ignatius Kattey
The Honourable Mr. Abraham Yisa, Esq : Chief Registrar/Chancellor
And Bishop Felix Orji who many of you know!

St. John’s is a member of the Fellowship of Confessing Anglicans (FCA) together with the quickly growing 20 million member Church of Nigeria and we are blessed indeed to be partners in the Gospel with them. Their commitment to the sharing the Good News and standing up for Jesus in sometimes very difficult and even violent contexts is a great encouragement to us. As you may know the Northern Nigerian Anglican churches and dioceses are experiencing much persecution and violence at the hands of the Muslim terrorist group called Boko Haram. Many churches have been burned and many people in these congregations have been killed, injured, and threatened.

It can be a very helpless feeling to read about this here in Vancouver and not know what to do about it. However, God calls us to pray for His people in their need. This was the pattern of the Christian church from its very beginning: In Acts 12:5 “Peter was kept in the prison, but prayer for him was being made fervently by the church to God.” And so I invite you this week to pray for our brothers and sisters in these churches in Nigeria that God will protect, comfort, encourage, and strengthen them so that they can glorify our Risen Lord Jesus in the midst of this persecution. We can pray also that Jesus will turn the hearts of men in the Boko Haram to His Gospel and bring peace to the places of violence and fear in Nigeria.

We have also been praying for persecuted Christians in Iraq recently and just this week we have become aware through Journey Home of a newly arrived Iraqi family (husband and pregnant wife with a two year old son) of Christian Orthodox background who are in need of help in resettling in Canada. Journey Home is a community who share the love of Jesus Christ with a focus on serving refugee claimant families and they have offered to partner with us in helping this family in three ways: Housing, resettlement in Canada, and relational support as they adjust to living in a new a country. If you are interested in being part of a group that would reach out to this family in this way, please email Sophia or speak with her after the 10 am service. You can also connect with me about this.

In His peace,
Dan Gifford

Parish BBQ

This Sunday, August 24th we are having a parish BBQ after the 10 am service. Everyone is invited to come enjoy the sunshine and a hot dog. $5 for individuals, $10 for families.

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.

Short Term Accommodation Needed:  

Siri who is a member of our 11 am congregation needs a place to stay for two weeks. If you have a room or a suite available in your home for him please email Paul Ratsoy or Dan Gifford.