There are many ministries to share. There are many members which make up the body of Christ.
Statement of Faith
We believe in God above us, maker and sustainer of all life, of sun and moon, of water and earth, of male and female. We believe in God beside us, Jesus Christ, the Word made flesh, born of a woman, servant of the poor, tortured and nailed to a tree. A man of sorrows, he died forsaken. He descended into the earth, to the place of death. On the third day he rose from the tomb. He ascended into heaven to be everywhere present and his Kingdom will come on Earth. We believe in God within us, the Holy Spirit of Pentecostal fire, life-giving breath of the church, Spirit of resurrection and eternal life. Amen.
A devoted group that sets up the altar for services and beautifies the church with flowers and other seasonal settings. A wonderful way to make use of your creative talents. If you wish to donate towards the altar flowers in the church in memory of a loved one or in celebration of an anniversary, please contact Phyllis Prescott or email the office.
Readers, Servers & Chalice Bearers
These are important ministries, both practical and symbolic, which enhance the worship of the whole congregation. On Sundays, one reader reads the scripture and another reads the Prayers of the People. Servers assist the priest at the altar. Chalice Bearers participate in the sharing of communion. Your participation is welcome for one Sunday or as part of a regular schedule, for any level of committment that speaks to you. If you are interested in serving God and our community in any of these roles, please speak to one of the wardens or email the office.
This Sunday morning ministry is important because it sets the tone for each service. Greeters represent the St. John's community as they welcome the congregation into the church one by one, hand out bulletins, and direct newcomers. Your participation is welcome or one Sunday or many, as the spirit calls you. If you are interested in joining the greeters team, please speak to one of the wardens or email the office.
Coffee Hour Hosts
Each Sunday, after church, the congregation gathers in the parish hall to share drinks and snacks and enjoy lively conversation. Two volunteers slip out of church a few minutes early to put the kettle on and make sure this social time is ready and inviting. Newcomers are always welcome. If you are interested in joining the coffee hour hosts, please speak to one of the wardens or email the office.
In September 2022, the congregation gathered to discuss our Mission Action Plan. This was a short-term planning session to gather ideas for upcoming activities at St. John's. After the planning sessions, three small teams were formed. Over the past year, these teams have championed the ideas that the congregation was most excited about. Actions include restarting special events which Covid interrupted, creating new special events, exploring new worship music, and fostering our relationships with neighbouring churches. If you would like to volunteer, but you're not sure what you would like to do, contact the office about the MAP Teams and we'll find something that suits you!
Music Ministry: Organist - Clement Ng