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  – IS NOW ACTIVE ON THE WEBSITE
The December-2018 issue of “The Chronical” is now available for downloading.
“Click” here–>  NEWSLETTER  to download the December issue.
The deadline for submissions for the next issue of the Chronicle is TBA.

UPCOMING DATES.

Saturday, January 19, 3 – 5 pm – Messy Church – Joseph and his Amazing Coat.
Thank you to Rev. Alex and Mrs. Mardy for organizing our program while Rev. Debbie is away on her winter break. Please sign up to help us plan.

Sunday, February 10 at 12:30 pm – Annual Business Meeting – Parish Vestry.
Please bring a bag lunch. Light refreshments will be provided.

Vestry Reports Due – on Sunday, January 20.
Booklets available for pick-up on Sunday, February 3.

February 23, 2019 at 5 pm – Pancake Supper – Yonge Street at Mapleview .
Adults: $15/Each. Children under 13, $8.  Family (4)  $40 (2 Adults, 2 Children)
Tickets available from Church Office (705-722-7755)
Marilyn Hutchinson will coordinate.

Ash Wednesday, March 6 – BAS Holy Communion with the “Imposition of Ashes” at 10:30 am and 7:30 pm.

Lent Study – St. Paul Goes To The Movies – Thursday afternoon, 1 – 4 pm.
Join us to watch a Hollywood movie followed by a discussion of the spiritual  themes. Refreshments will be available at a small charge. Proceeds to parish outreach.
March 7  Driving Miss Daisy –  unlikely friendship overcomes race and status.
March 14 Chocolat – A reminder that Christian faithis a call to joy in daily living.
March 21  Gran Torino – Clint Eastwood teaches us about dignity, grace and life. (Not PG).
March 28 The Bucket List – what gives life meaning and purpose.
April 4 Amadeus – Rivalry and redemption in the life of Mozart, brilliant soundtrack.
April 11 Dallas Buyers Club – Oscar winning performance in a film that tackles the AIDs epidemic.

 ANNOUNCEMENTS (January, 2019)

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:  January 3 and 17.

Messy Church: The third Saturday afternoon of each month.
Next meeting: Saturday January 19, 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.

Library News

December 2018Animals – “We’ve got mice in the library !!!!
Also dogs, cats, donkeys birds, lions, sheep a mountain goat, cows, horses and even a pig. In fact you name it and we’ve probably got the animal in our collection. We have a wonderful collection of books and movies for your enjoyment.  

For more “Library News” items please go to “Advanced Notices” at the top of the page and click on NEWSLETTERS to bring up the latest Chronicle – more library news can be found on “Books ‘n Things” on page 15.

REGULAR WEEKLY/MONTHLY PROGRAMS

Prayer Shawl Group meets the second Wednesday of the month. Contact Helen Steenkamer-Punshon for more information. Next meeting: February 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: 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: January 3 and 17, 2019.

Aprons & Briefcases: Contact Mimi Price for more information.

 




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