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 email@example.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.
Sunday, December 31.
10:30 am BAS Holy Communion. One service only.
Annual Business Meeting – Vestry Sunday.
Vestry will be held on Sunday February 11 beginning at 12:30 pm in the Parish Hall. The Financial Appendix along with the Vestry Report will be available for pickup on Sunday February 4. Deadline for ministry reports will be Sunday, January 21.
Tuesday Evening Study – Great Religions of the World.
Beginning January 23. 7 pm for conversations and refreshments. 7:30 – 9:00 pm for study using a number of resources including a main text book, DVDs and supplementary documents, we will examine Confucianism, Islam, Judaism, Christianity, Hinduism, and Native American Spirituality. Rev. Debbie facilitates this time and there is a cost for materials.
Valentine Dinner and Dance – Saturday, February 10.
5 pm for dinner, $19 adult, family of four $50, children under 13 are $14. Chef Norman has already decided on the menu: Beet and goat cheese salad, Dijon glazed ham, Rice Pilaf, Potatoes, Green Beans, Pineapple Trifle, Tea and Coffee. 7:30 pm for dance with music from the 50’s until the present, with the sale of roses and chocolates. CASH BAR. More information to follow.
St Paul’s Newsletter.
Submissions for the next issue of the Chronicle will be Friday, February 16.
It will be available by email with a limited number of paper copies on Sunday, February 25.
Ash Wednesday, February 14.
BAS Holy Communion with the imposition of Ashes.
10:30 am and 7:30 am.
Wednesday Evening Study
7:30 – 9:30 pm for five weeks: February 21, 28 and March 7, 14, 21.
Rev. Debbie will guide us through John Pavlovitz A Bigger Table. Read this thought-provoking book and help the leadership team set goals for our mission and ministry over the next five years. A sign-up sheet will be in the foyer.
ANNOUNCEMENTS (December 30, 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.
Thank you to all those who contributed to our “mountain” of clothes and essentials for the Busby Centre. Rev. Debbie blessed our offerings on December 10. Then they were taken up to the Busby Centre where the staff were delighted to receive them.
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: January 4 and 18, 2018.
Messy Church: The third Saturday afternoon of each month.
Next meeting: Saturday, February 17 from 3 – 5 pm. Come out for a family-friendly event – with fun and activities for the children.
PLEASE sign-up so that we can plan for food and craft kits.
Library News – January to February
Fasten your seat-belts. St. Paul’s flight XYZ123 takes off “Out of this World” to travel through space and time. More information in The St. Paul’s Chronicle. Come and enjoy.
To access the “Chronical”, please click here –> NEWSLETTER, or you can access it via the horizontal main menu list (i.e. Home, Newsletters, Worship, ……)
Please remember that items on the display shelves, as well as all other books, CDs, Videos, and DVDs can be taken out to be enjoyed at home.
Parish Newsletter: George Timpson will edit and produce a quarterly newsletter for St. Paul’s. Submissions for the next issue of the Chronicle will be Friday, February 16. It will be available by email with a limited number of paper copies on Sunday, February 25.
REGULAR WEEKLY/MONTHLY PROGRAMS
Prayer Shawl Group meets the second Wednesday of the month. Contact Helen Steenkamer-Punshon for more information. Next meeting: January 10, 9 – 10:30 am.
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 third Wednesday of the month. Next service: Wednesday, February 21, 2018, 7pm.
Tai Chi Group meets Thursday mornings, 10-11:30 am. Contact Georgina Duggan for more info.
Parish Drop-In The first and the third Thursday each month 1 – 3 pm. Next Drop-Ins: January 4 & 18, 2018.
Aprons & Briefcases: Contact Mimi Price for more information.