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 firstname.lastname@example.org
YOU MAY REACH US BY PHONE: 705-722-7755 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.
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PIES,PIES,PIES You can order blueberry, cherry, apple, raspberry or lemon at $10 per pie. Buttertarts are $1.00 each. To place an order please sign up at the church.
Saturday February 22 and March 21 2020 from 3-5 pm our regular Messy Church resumes.
Ash Wednesday February 26 10:30 and 7:30 BAS Holy Communion with the Imposition of Ashes.
March 3rd 7:00 for 7:30 Tuesday evening Lent Study begins. Rev. Debbie officiates.
March 5 -April 2 Every Thursday in Lent we will have Holy Communion at 1:00 PM followed by St. Paul goes to the Movies where we will watch a Hollywood film and speak about the spiritual themes. Refreshments will be sold.
Men’s Breakfast Saturday March 14 from 9am -11am. Many thanks to Scott Baldwin, Mark Hall and Mike Sindrey who are reviving this program ministry. There will be a breakfast at 9am followed by a study using a dvd curriculum and discussion:-The Reason for God, Conversation on Faith and life. Please sign up to help us plan.
Saturday March 21 St. Patrick’s Day Supper at 5 p.m. We will have beef stew with soda bread and for dessert Guinness chocolate cake. And to complete the evening we will be entertained with traditional dancing from Millers Irish Dance School. Tickets available from the office and at church on Sunday: Adults $20, Children $10 and a family of 4 $50.00.
Easter Service Schedule
April 5 Palm Sunday 9:30 a.m Family Holy Communion 11:00 a.m. Traditional Holy Communion.
April 9 Maundy Thursday 7:30 p.m. BAS Holy Communion.
April 10 Good Friday 10:30 a.m. Good Friday Solemn Service.
April 12 Easter Sunday 9:30 a.m. Family Holy Communion 11:00 a.m. Traditional Holy Communion.
ANNOUNCEMENTS (March 2020)
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 will be after Lent in April replaced by our Lent programme of Holy Communion at 1:00 p.m. followed by St. Paul’s goes to the Movies.
Messy Church: Messy Church resumes on Saturday February 22 and Saturday March 21 2020 from 3 to 5 pm. On Good Friday April 10 from 2 to 4 pm (please note time change) there will be a special children’s program for Easter a Walk Through Holy Week.
Among our collection of books on Lent and Easter we have one entitled “The Christian Calendar“. This well illustrated book tells about every Christian holy day in the Church Year. In the library we also have a children’s book “Come Worship with Me: A Journey through the Church Year.”
This year we will be celebrating St. Patrick’s Day with a special dinner at St. Paul’s and in the library there are two books with a St. Patrick’s Day theme. The first is a biography of St. Patrick himself and the second, in the fiction section, is a collection of Celtic mysteries by Peter Tremayne. The book entitled “Hemlock at Vespers” centres around the character of Sister Fedelma. She is a religious and legal advocate and the story introduces us to the fascinating world of the Irish legal system in the seventh century A.D.
REGULAR WEEKLY/MONTHLY PROGRAMS
Prayer Shawl Group meets the second Wednesday of the month. Contact Helen Steenkamer-Punshon for more information. Next meeting: March 11th, 9:30 – 11 am. 2020.
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 a.m with a beginners class from 11 -12 a.m. Contact Georgina Duggan for more info.
Parish Drop-In The first and the third Thursday each month 1 – 3 pm. Next Drop-Ins will be after Lent in April see above for Lent programme.
Aprons & Briefcases: Contact Mimi Price for more information.