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 email@example.com
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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ADVENT STUDY Tuesday November 26, December 3,10,17 Rev. Debbie will facilitate “Because of Bethlehem”. Max Lucado has created this study and we will use a dvd and study guide. Please sign up to help us plan. There is a $15 cost for the guide and materials.
CHRISTMAS BAZAAR – Our major fundraiser of the year will be on Saturday, November 30th 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. There will be Baking – Baskets – Crafts Decorations – DRAW – Lunch- Penny Table – Silent Auction and MORE.
Please Note – St Paul’s is not affected by the Mapleview Road closure.
OUR CHRISTMAS PARTY for FAMILIES and CHILDREN – Wednesday, December 11th from 6 – 7:30.
PARISH CHRISTMAS SUPPER – Our Turkey Supper will be on Saturday, December 14th. Details to follow.
BLUE CHRISTMAS SERVICE – If your holiday season will have a touch of sadness, come out to this service and acknowledge your feelings. Wednesday, December 18th 7.30 p.m.
SENIOR’S CHRISTMAS TEA – On Thursday, December 19th from 1-3 p.m. come on out and enjoy a special afternoon program at our Christmas drop-in.
CHRISTMAS WORSHIP SERVICES
Sunday, December 22 Advent 4 – 9.30 Family Holy Communion, 11.am Traditional Holy Communion.
Tuesday December 24th – 4.30pm Family Holy Communion, 7.30 pm Traditional Holy Communion.
Sunday, December 29, First After Christmas – 10.30 am ONE SERVICE ONLY Carols and Lessons with BAS Holy Communion.
6 hours of child care for free – We know how time pressed 21st living can be so we invite you to drop your children off at St. Paul’s parish hall and enjoy some couple time or down time just for you. We will provide a meal at 5 p.m. Rev. Debbie is coordinating this time. The next free childcare for parishioners will be on February 1 2020.
ANNOUNCEMENTS (December, 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: December 5 and 19, 2019. December 19 will be our popular Seniors Christmas Drop in with treats, games and Christmas Carols
Messy Church: The third Saturday afternoon of each month. The next dates for Messy Church TBA.
The library display for this winter is titled “Kings and Angels”
Our tradition has the three wise men as three kings, Melchior, Caspar and Balthazar. Other churches have different traditions shown in the following stories”The Bishop and the Three Kings” and “Amahl and the Night Visitors.”
As far as angels go, we have in the library yuletide movies like “The Bishop’s Wife”, “The Littlest Angel” and “Alabaster’s Song” to tell more about the season. There is also a rather unusual angel who helps Santa Claus in “One Magic Christmas.”
REGULAR WEEKLY/MONTHLY PROGRAMS
Prayer Shawl Group meets the second Wednesday of the month. Contact Helen Steenkamer-Punshon for more information. Next meeting: December 11th, 9:30 – 11 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 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: December 5 and 19 2019. The December 19 Drop In will be our special Seniors Christmas Tea with treats, games and Carols
Aprons & Briefcases: Contact Mimi Price for more information.