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

St Paul’s Newsletter 
The March-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 
Submissions for the next issue of the Chronicle will be Friday, May 18, 2018.

Tuesday Evening Study:  7:30 pm – 9 pm will resume in September.
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.

Monthly Mid-Week Holy Communion Service. THIRD WEDNESDAY OF THE MONTH.
This contemplative, candlelight Holy Eucharist will be held on June 20th. We break for the summer and resume on September 19.

UPCOMING DATES.

PLANT SALE EXTRAVAGANZA

Saturday, June 2, 2018

8:00 am – 2:00 pm

Rain or Shine

“NEW FOR 2018”
. BBQ
. Trunk Sale
. Vendors Welcome

Bookings Call 705-791-6866

St. Paul’s Anglican Church
54 St. Paul’s Cres. Barrie, ON

Reserve a parking spot for $25 and fill your vehicle for a Trunk Sale.
There will be a huge selection of perennials and other garden ready plants, a baked goods table, BBQ and various vendors including concrete garden ornaments, wire  jewellery and a craft table.

Sunday, June 3, 11 am – Annual Cemetery Service.
Following the church service, we will process to the Niche Wall area of the cemetery for a short dedication service (weather permitting) and return to the church hall for a light luncheon. Please mark your calendar and join us for a time of fellowship. The Cemetery Board is grateful for all charitable contributions which allow us to continue maintaining and upgrading the cemetery property.

Sunday, June 10, 10:30 am – we will have one service only. 
If weather permits, we will hold it outside and it will be followed by a BBQ and church picnic. We will have games, prizes and a craft – fun for the entire family.

Summer Service Schedule begins on June 17 – ONE SERVICE ONLY 10:15 am for pre-service music, 10:30 am BAS Holy Communion.

Saturday, June 30, 5 pm – our Strawberry Supper is tentatively scheduled for this date.

Saturday, September 22 – we will hold our September Regathering Roast Beef Dinner.

 ANNOUNCEMENTS (June, 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:  June 7 and June 21.

Messy Church: The third Saturday afternoon of each month.
Next meeting: June 16 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.
We will break for the summer and then the Messy Church will be held on Saturday, September 15.

Library News – March to May
March:
During the rest of the season, the Library display will be about Lent, Passiontide, and Easter.
April: After Easter, we’ll be looking at books and movies about stories of Jesus. Would you believe we have a series of Storytellers, Christians hiding from the wrath of Nero after the Great Fire of Rome in 64 A.D., who tell the stories of Jesus. There are others, of course, but those DVDs are particularly enjoyable.
May: Unusual titles are added to the above display. These include Bad Girls of the Bible (we have 3 books about them)  and Hey! Thats Not What the Bible Says!

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, May 18th

REGULAR WEEKLY/MONTHLY PROGRAMS

Prayer Shawl Group meets the second Wednesday of the month. Contact Helen Steenkamer-Punshon for more information. Next meeting: June 13, 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, June 20, 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: June 7 and 21, 2018.

Aprons & Briefcases: Contact Mimi Price for more information.

 




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