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

5th Sunday of the month, October 29. One service at 10:30 a.m.
This will be followed by a soup luncheon. Thank you to Mimi Price who organizes the luncheon. Sign up if you can bring a pot of soup or chili. A freewill offering is taken. For this luncheon the funds will go to Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief.

Christmas Outreach
This year we are going to have an angel tree displayed for four Sundays during November. Donations are requested before or by Sunday, December 10th and will be blessed at the 9:30 a.m. worship service.

Rev. Debbie has approached The David Busby Center, CMHA (Canadian Mental Health Association) and a local social worker to ask them for a “wish list”. Each year, we have filled 50 – 60 shoe boxes. Most people spent about $20 filling shoe boxes and then paid $7 for postage. All items requested will be around this same amount ($20 – $30).

This is how it works – you take an angel from the tree and on the back it will name a specific gift. For example, a $20 grocery card, OR a list of personal care items to purchase for a client at the Busby Center, OR a gift – girl’s pjs, size 6 – for a family member that we will sponsor.

During the week of December 10th we will organize and deliver items to the respective agencies. A sign-up sheet will be in the foyer if you would like to help with this process.

Announcements will be made each week and watch for a display in the foyer.

The need is great globally, nationally and locally. This year we want to help those in the community around us.

Christmas Craft Bazaar – Saturday December 2, 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.
We are trying a later date, a little closer to Christmas. Mark your calendar and invite your friends. A hand-out is available in the foyer of the church listing items that various table convener’s need.

St Paul’s Annual Christmas Turkey Supper – Saturday December 9 at 5:00 p.m.
Chef Norman will dazzle us once again. We will have a Carol Sing and a visit from Santa himself. Tickets will be available beginning in November.

Christmas Eve Sunday, December 24.
10:30 a.m. Service of Carols and Lessons to mark Advent 4.
4:30 p.m. Family Holy Communion.
9:30 p.m. Traditional Holy Communion.

 ANNOUNCEMENTS (October 1, 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.

Tuesday Evening Study – Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus.
From September 26 – November 21, 7 – 9 p.m.

A Devout Muslim Encounters Christianity.
Using a DVD curriculum with a participant’s notebook and Nabeel Qureshi’s book, Rev. Debbie will facilitate a study to help examine the truth claims of both great world faiths.

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: October 19, 2017.

Contemplative Worship Service – Thursday, November 9 at 7:00 p.m. (Note change of date). Enjoy the beauty of candlelight and stained glass while going inward listening to reflective music.

Cemetery Fall Clean Up – October 14, 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. (Rain date October 21)

Messy Church: The third Saturday afternoon of each month.
October 21 from 3 – 5 p.m. Come out for a family-friendly event with a Thanksgiving theme! A snack, the Bed Bug Bible Gang, craft time and a fun informal afternoon.
PLEASE sign-up so that we can plan for food and craft kits

Library News – October
October 31 is the 500th anniversary of the day on which Martin Luther nailed up his 95 theses on the church door in Wittenberg. He expected a universal debate. The Reformation was more than he bargained for! Both The Anglican and The Anglican Journal contained articles about this in the October issue. The library display and the posters in the Church Hall tell more about this historical situation, as well as the better-known festival of Hallowe’en. 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.

Remembrance Day: We mark this occasion on the Sunday BEFORE November 11th which is Sunday November 5th at both 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. services. Please contact Frances Oakley-Marshall to be included in the PowerPoint presentation.

Parish Newsletter:  George Timpson will edit and produce a quarterly newsletter for St. Paul’s. Deadline for submissions for our Christmas edition: November 10. Available for pick up: November 19. See George for further details.

REGULAR WEEKLY/MONTHLY PROGRAMS

Prayer Shawl Group meets the second Wednesday of the month. Contact Helen Steenkamer-Punshon for more information. Next meeting: November 8, 9 – 10:30 a.m.

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.
Dart Group resumes: September 13, 2017

Contemplative Worship Services will be the second Thursday of the month. Next service: November 9 at 7 p.m.

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: October 19, 2017.

Aprons & Briefcases: Contact Mimi Price for more information.




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