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.
St Paul’s Newsletter
The September-2018 issue of “The Chronical” is now available for downloading.
“Click” here–>NEWSLETTER to download the latest issue. To also view previous Chronicles, click here –> Newsletters
The deadline for submissions for the next issue of the Chronicle is Friday, October 19, 2018.
Tuesday Evening Study: October 9, 7:30 pm – 9 pm.
The evening begins at 7 pm for conversations and refreshments.
We will be using A Handbook of the Faith for Anglicans which will cover liturgy, scripture, sacraments, creed, history and how we are called to live. The book costs $12. Rev. Debbie facilitates.
Messy Church – Saturday, October 20, 3 – 5 pm.
We will learn about the origins of Hallowe’en at our Jesus party. Come for a snack, a dvd, crafts and informal service of Holy Communion. Remember your costume for our “spook walk.”
Remembrance Day – This year November 11th falls on a Sunday. We invite all those who have served in the armed forces to wear their uniforms or medals.
Messy Church – November 17th, 3 – 5 pm. Our theme will be Larry Boy! And the Fib from outer space! A Lesson in Truth-Telling.
Christmas Bazaar – Our major fun(d)raiser of the year will be held on Saturday, December 1st from 8 am – 2 pm. Mark and Kathy Hall and Eleanor Beamish are the coordinators. More details will follow through the Sunday announcements.
ANNOUNCEMENTS (October, 2018)
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-ins: October 4 and 18.
Messy Church: The third Saturday afternoon of each month.
Next meeting: Saturday October 20, 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.
September: Remember “Who was that masked Man?” Many of us remember this line from the Lone Ranger. Now we have BIBLEMAN who works to defeat the Fibbler, the Gossip Queen and the Prince of Pride. We also have many other superhero stories.
October: Remember “Secret Agent”. This was a weekly TV adventure series starring Patrick McGoohan. In our library we have fascinating stories of secret agents in the Bible who helped in the production and translation of the Bible. We also have stories of secret agents from more modern times.
November: Remember Remembrance Day.
This year we commemorate the centenary of the end of the first world war. In our library we have many stories from this time, and of course a tribute to John McCrae who wrote the immortal “In Flanders Fields”.
REGULAR WEEKLY/MONTHLY PROGRAMS
Prayer Shawl Group meets the second Wednesday of the month. Contact Helen Steenkamer-Punshon for more information. Next meeting: November 14, 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: TBA
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: October 4 and 18, 2018.
Aprons & Briefcases: Contact Mimi Price for more information.