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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

“CHRISTMAS AT ST. PAUL’s”

Christmas Bazaar - Saturday, November 26, 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
Join us for our biggest fun(d) raiser of the year!

Social Club Christmas Dinner - December 1, 5:00 pm. Chef Norm Thomson caters. See Jim Lackner for more information.

Choral Evensong - Second Sunday of Advent, December 4, 4:30 PM, St. George’s Allandale. Diocesan Bishop, The Rt. Rev. Colin Johnson, Preacher.

Parish Supper Christmas Dinner - December 10, 5:00 pm.$17 Adult, $12 Child under 12, Family of 4, $50.

Blue Christmas Liturgy - December 14, 7:30 pm. Candlelight Contemplative Holy Communion.

Thursday Afternoon Drop-In - December 15, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm.
Enjoy some special refreshments, Carol singing and prayer, visit from Santa.
Sign-up sheet on clipboard in foyer or call parish office (705) 722-7755 to help us plan.

ANNOUNCEMENTS
 (please see bottom of this page)


REGULAR WEEKLY/MONTHLY PROGRAMS

Prayer Shawl Group meets the second Wednesday of the month.
The next meeting will be on Wed. December 8, 9:00-10:30a.m.
Contact Helen Punshon for more information.
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 second Wednesday of the month. Next service, December 14th, 7:30 pm Blue Christmas Liturgy.
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: December 1.
Social Club Dinner The next meeting is scheduled for , December 1, at 5 p.m. Please sign up on the sheet in the foyer to help us plan.
Aprons & Briefcases: Contact Mimi Price for more information.


HOLIDAY WORSHIP SERVICES

Wednesday, December 14: 7:30 pm Blue Christmas Liturgy
Saturday, December 24 Christmas  Eve:
                           4:30 pm Family Holy Communion
                           9:30 pm Traditional Holy Communion
Sunday, December 25 Christmas Day:
                         10:30 am Family Holy Communion
Sunday, January 1, 2017: 10:30 am Carol Sing and Holy Communion



ANNOUNCEMENTS – November 27, 2016

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: December 1.

Library: Advent begins the Church year.  The Christian Calendar, a book compiled by two English Anglican ministers gives information about every festival and saint in the calendar, a sort of “everything you ever wanted to know about the Church year — but were afraid to ask!”

As part of our official celebration of thanks to Rev. Debbie for 10 years of service as our parish priest, Wanda Dickey started a memory book. It’s not too late to participate.   Wanda will continue to add pages to the book; lots of room available.  Please leave items marked to Wanda’s attention labelled “memory book”. Or leave a message for Wanda @ 705-716-4279.

Advent Devotional Peace, Hope and Light:  Reflections on the Writings of C.S. Lewis, Put Christ back into your Christmas by spending a few moments each day reflecting again about the babe of Bethlehem.  Leave a twoonie or loonie if you are able.

CHRISTMAS FLOWERS: If you would like to make a donation towards the Christmas Flowers for the Church (in memory of loved ones and/or in thanksgiving for blessings received) donation envelopes are available in the main foyer. Please complete with as much information as possible and place on the offering plate on Sundays, no later than December 11, 2016.


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