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We are a progressive, loving church. Growing in Christ and serving the needs of our community.

 

St. Paul’s Anglican Church, South Barrie.

OUR CHURCH IS LOCATED AT 54 ST. PAUL’S CRESCENT IN BARRIE ONTARIO L9J 0E2 AT THE CORNER OF YONGE ST. AND MAPLEVIEW DRIVE EAST.

INCUMBENT: REV. DEBBIE DENNIS (705) 722-7755 ext. 102 revdeb.barrie@rogers.com

YOU MAY REACH US BY PHONE: 705-722-7755  BY FAX: 705-722-4511 OR BY E MAIL: Office@stpaulsinnisfil.com

We are a people who are deeply interested in serving those in our local community. We have been blessed with huge population growth as many young families move into South Barrie. We also have the Sandy Cove retirement community within a short drive from our church. We want to let people know that St. Paul’s means acceptance and assistance. This is to live out the Great Commandment: You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul and with all your mind…You shall love your neighbour as yourself. We offer many opportunities for those in our midst to grow in their faith. Life is difficult. Life is not fair. It may seem as if there are more and more demands on us and less and less time, energy and money to meet them. A two career commuting family with small children or a retired widow on a fixed income all know that life can be stressful. You may wonder where the joy has gone. You may wonder who you are. St. Paul’s is a place where you can explore ultimate questions in a safe environment.


 ADVANCE NOTICES

EASTER SERVICES – HOLY WEEK

Wednesday, March 1 Ash Wednesday BAS Holy Communion with The Imposition of Ashes 10:30 am and 7:30 pm

ANNOUNCEMENTS (February 19, 2017)

Welcome to all visitors and newcomers to our church.  We invite you to fill out a Request for Information Card hanging on a hook in the pews. Give it to one of the ushers or place in the Newcomer Forms box located on the counter in the foyer.

Confidential Prayer Requests for St. Paul’s Prayer Chain. In the library there is a small white box for written prayer requests. Rev. Debbie and Betty Shubert alone have keys and the box will be checked every Monday.  You may also contact Betty Shubert directly (705) 797-0701.  Each request will be upheld by the members of the parish prayer chain for two weeks.

PARISH DROP-IN 1st and 3rd Thursday afternoon each month Come out from 1 – 3 pm and enjoy a time of socializing with other parish members. For those who may not be able to attend worship on a Sunday or simply want to spend time with others in the parish family, this may be for you.  Rev. Debbie will close this gathering with prayer.  Next drop-in: March 2.

Library: Rembrandt’s Jesus is a collection of paintings done by the famous Netherlands artist, with commentaries and close-ups to show details.  Rembrandt painted many pictures of Jewish people, including the one on the front of the DVD The Face of Christ in Art.

Help Needed!  George Timpson is nearing completion of his updating of our church history.  The church had a drive shed located behind the building in the present parking lot.  It was taken down about 12 years ago.  If any of you have a photograph or two of the shed while it existed and on the day of its demolition, please let George know so that he may include the photos within the body of the history text.  All materials will be returned to their owner(s).

Rev Debbie will be taking unpaid compassionate leave for five weeks to care for her mother. She will take our Sunday morning worship services on February 26th and return to the office on Tuesday, April 4th.  Rev. Joanne Bennett is away on a well deserved holiday during that time period.  We are delighted to have The Rev. Ken Roguszka as interim priest-in charge.  Fr Ken will take Sunday worship services and be in the office one morning each week. As the details are finalized, we will keep you informed.


REGULAR WEEKLY/MONTHLY PROGRAMS

Prayer Shawl Group meets the second Wednesday of the month. Contact Helen Punshon for more information.

Dart Group meets each Wednesday afternoon at 1 p.m. in the down-stairs Hall. For more information contact Frank or Queenie Little. All are welcome to come along for an afternoon of fun.

Contemplative Worship Services will be the second Wednesday of the month. Next service March 8, 2017 at 7pm.

Tai Chi Group meets Thursday mornings, 10-11:30 a.m. Contact Georgina Duggan for more info.

Parish Drop-In The first and the third Thursday each month 1 – 3 pm. Next drop-in: March 2, 2017

Social Club Dinner The next meeting is scheduled for: Thursday, February 23, 2017 at 5 p.m. Please sign up on the sheet in the foyer to help us plan.

Aprons & Briefcases: Contact Mimi Price for more information.


HOLIDAY WORSHIP SERVICES



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