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

PARISH REGATHERING SPECIAL EVENT – ROAST BEEF SUPPER.
Saturday, September 23 at 5 p.m. Chef Norman and his team will be holding our annual regathering event. Adults $19, Children 10 & under $10. Family (2 adults & children under 10) $50.
Tickets available Sunday morning and in the parish office on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. – 12 noon.

TUESDAY EVENING STUDY – Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus.
September 26, 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.

 ANNOUNCEMENTS (September 3rd, 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.

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 5, 2017.

MESSY CHURCH: The third Saturday afternoon of each month.
October 21 from 3 – 5 p.m. come out for a family-friendly event!
A snack, the Bed Bug Bible Gang, craft time and a fun informal afternoon.

Library: It’s hard to separate Mary of Bethany from her sister Martha. Both ladies appear in books like The Tomb; I Came to Love You Late; Jesus’ Other Family; The Centurion’s Wife; and The Women Around Jesus. THANK YOU: It has been a very busy past few weeks. Our gratitude to Marilyn Jenkins, Eleanor Beamish, Kathy and Mike Hall for the hours of back breaking work that made our Plant Sale such a success. We raised $1,750 !! Our wonderful Wanda who, as the Chair of the Cemetery Board, organized our annual Memorial Sunday and our Paint Nite fun(d) raiser. And all those who made sandwiches, set up tables and washed dished as part of our catering ministry. Shout out to Chef Norman.

REGULAR WEEKLY/MONTHLY PROGRAMS

Prayer Shawl Group meets the second Wednesday of the month. Contact Helen Punshon for more information. Next meeting: October 11, 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 Wednesday of the month. Next service: October 11 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 5, 2017.

Aprons & Briefcases: Contact Mimi Price for more information.




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