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 email@example.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.
Tuesday Evening Study – Great Religions of the World.
Beginning January 23. 7 pm for conversations and refreshments. 7:30 – 9:00 pm for study using a number of resources including a main text book, DVDs and supplementary documents, we will examine Confucianism, Islam, Judaism, Christianity, Hinduism, and Native American Spirituality. Rev. Debbie facilitates this time and there is a cost for materials.
St Paul’s Newsletter
The March-2018 issue of “The Chronical” is now available for downloading.
“Click” here–>NEWSLETTER to download the latest issue. To also view previous Chronicles, click here –> Newsletters
Submissions for the next issue of the Chronicle will be Friday, May 18, 2018.
It will be available by email with a limited number of paper copies on Sunday, February 25.
Wednesday Evening Study
7:30 – 9:30 pm for five weeks: February 21, 28 and March 7, 14, 21.
Rev. Debbie will guide us through John Pavlovitz A Bigger Table. Read this thought-provoking book and help the leadership team set goals for our mission and ministry over the next five years. A sign-up sheet will be in the foyer.
Spirituality Afternoon – Saturday, March 17.
Mark your calendar for a time of learning and contemplation.
Holy Week Worship Services – 2018
Sunday, March 25 Palm Sunday.
9:30 am Family Holy Communion. Blessing of the Palm Crosses and The Passion of Jesus from the Visible Bible.
11:00 am Traditional Holy Communion. Blessing of the Palms and Passion Play.
Monday, March 26; Tuesday, March 27; Wednesday, March 28 7:30 pm BAS Holy Communion with guest preachers TBA.
Maundy Thursday March 29, 7:30 pm Holy Thursday BAS Holy Communion with the Stripping of the Alter followed by The Gesthemane Vigil.
The Gesthemane Vigil is a chance for us to “wait and watch” in one hour increments through the night. Please sign up by Palm Sunday so we can determine whether we have sufficient participation to hold the Vigil.
Good Friday March 30.
10:30 am Solemn Service of Reflection followed by “coffee and hot cross buns”.
2 – 4 pm Messy Church – A Walk Through Holy Week.
Learn about Palm Sunday, Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter Sunday.
Sign up to help us plan.
Easter Sunday April 1 – our usual pattern of worship.
9:30 am Family Holy Communion.
11:00 am Traditional Holy Communion.
ANNOUNCEMENTS (February 26, 2018)
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.
Valentines Dinner and Dance – February 10, 2018
Many thanks to chef Norman and Jonathon Kemp for a delicious Valentines Dinner, ably assisted by Dave and Barb Martin. The success of this event is also due to the many, many helpers who prepared decorations, prizes and refreshments. A special thanks to Rev. Debbie and Scott who provided a wide selection of music from the 50’s and onwards which got everyone up on the floor!
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: March 1 and 15, 2018.
Messy Church: The third Saturday afternoon of each month.
Next meeting: Good Friday March 30 from 3 – 5 pm. Topic: “A walk through Holy Week” 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 – March to May
March: During the rest of the season, the Library display will be about Lent, Passiontide, and Easter.
April: After Easter, we’ll be looking at books and movies about stories of Jesus. Would you believe we have a series of Storytellers, Christians hiding from the wrath of Nero after the Great Fire of Rome in 64 A.D., who tell the stories of Jesus. There are others, of course, but those DVDs are particularly enjoyable.
May: Unusual titles are added to the above display. These include Bad Girls of the Bible (we have 3 books about them) and Hey! Thats Not What the Bible Says!
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.
Parish Newsletter: George Timpson will edit and produce a quarterly newsletter for St. Paul’s. Submissions for the next issue of the Chronicle will be Friday, February 16. It will be available by email with a limited number of paper copies on Sunday, February 25.
REGULAR WEEKLY/MONTHLY PROGRAMS
Prayer Shawl Group meets the second Wednesday of the month. Contact Helen Steenkamer-Punshon for more information. Next meeting: March 14, 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: Wednesday, April 18, 2018, 7pm.
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: March 1 and 15, 2018.
Aprons & Briefcases: Contact Mimi Price for more information.