Ministry by: The Congregation
Enabling Minister: Rev. Gord Waldie Church Office: Carla Johnson
Telephone: (780-532-2415) Email: email@example.com
Sunday School: Holly Loughead
Youth Ministry: Janis Schau-Steinke
Music Director: Alison White.
If you have a prayer request, please write it down in our prayer book on the table at the entrance into worship. Your needs will be added to our community prayer. Thank you
If you have noticed someone missing from our congregation, please contact them by phone or visit them in person.
You may be their “angel”
Dates to Remember:
Senior Lodge service, Points West Living – Sunday, September 3 at 6:00 pm
Adult Choir – Thursday, September 7 at 7:30 pm
Property and Maintenance – Saturday, September 9th at 8:00 am
Sunday school starts -Sunday, September 10 at 10:00 am
CGIT/Explores Registration Night -Tuesday, September 12 at 7:00 pm
Jr. Choir starts – Sunday, September 17
Senior Lodge service, Wild Rose – Sunday, September 24 at 6:00 pm
Beginner bells- Sunday, September 24, 11:20 – Noon
Handbells -Monday, September 25 at 7:00 pm
(Must have music background and / or handbell experience, with communication and try out with conductor. Please contact Jeannette 780 356-2866.)
HELP WANTED – Next week we will restart using PowerPoint during the services and Carla is making the schedule for PP operators. We could use a few more. Are you interested in taking this on? Do you know someone who would be interested? Let Carla know. (It really is fairly easy–as long as the machinery behaves) It’s not a big commitment and it’s greatly appreciated by the congregation.
The Observer – Renewal Time If you receive the United Church Magazine “The Observer”, your subscription is coming up for renewal shortly. The price is $25.00/year. If you would like to renew your subscription, you can either put the renewal amount of $25.00 in an envelope clearly marked “Observer” in the Sunday collection plate separate from your regular Sunday offering or drop it into the office by October 15th. If you would like to start receiving the Observer please contact the office. There are copies in the Foyer if you would like to take a look at one before you order
Wednesday Prayer Time: Gord invites folks to join him in the sanctuary Wednesdays at noon to pray.
T-Shirts and Hats – with St Paul’s Logo are available by talking to or writing Sharon Adams. 587-297-1570 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Four shirt styles – t shirt, golf shirt, baseball shirt, hoodie; Three hat styles – with multiple options – stamped logo; embroidered logo; Canadian flag, Alberta crest. Communications appreciates all who are “wearing their colors” and letting others in the community know about us.
“An Awkward Conversation in the Church”. The Alberta and Northwest Conference of The United Church of Canada will be having a two-day symposium to discuss the contemporary issues of race and discrimination as it affects black people and, in light of the Mission of the Church, to consider ways that the church might respond to these issues. The event will be hosted by the Conference Intercultural Ministry Committee and will be held at the Providence Renewal Centre, Edmonton, from October 4 -6, 2017. The Main Speaker for the symposium will be Professor Anthony G. Reddie. Professor Reddie is a Learning and Development Officer for the Methodist Church in Britain. He is also an Extraordinary Professor of Theological Ethics at the University of South Africa
St. Paul’s has an easy fund raiser to help with the Church renovations. All you need to do is bag up all your empty bottles, cans and milk jugs and put our church id # 1468-2415 visible on each bag and drop them off at the bottle depot on Resources Road and before you leave, check in with the cashier and let them know how many bags/boxes on bottles/can you dropped off. *** $259.35 has been brought in since January 1, 2017***
Your St. Paul’s family wants to celebrate your birthday with you! The Communications Committee asks that you take a few seconds to write your name under your birthday month on the new Birthdays calendar hanging in the Friendship Room. Don’t worry, we don’t need to know how old you are. If you and your spouse would like to share your anniversary as well, please make another note on the calendar.
The Communications Committee is always looking for photographs! If you have any photos of recent St. Paul’s events, please forward them to Carla for use in newsletters, narrative reports etc. Please let us know how we are doing with our messaging on the LED sign; in the Newsletter; on Facebook; and/or on the St. Paul’s website.
The Adult bell choir is in need of some ringers who are competent at reading music. If you have bell ringing experience, that is wonderful. If you are new to bells and sight read well, we are happy to provide the opportunity to play bells. We currently meet Wednesday evenings, however, in November, we will be changing our rehearsals to Monday evenings from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. People from other churches or those not attending our church often join us in our choir. If you know of someone who may be interested, please contact Jeannette (780) 356-2866.
Handbell Players Needed: We have two wonderful bell choirs – The Beginning Bell choir is open to anyone who would like to try their hand(s) atbell ringing (Junior high age and up). We meet after church at 11:20 until noon. If you have any interest in learning to play, please speak to Kenzie or Jeannette.
New to the church? Want a photo directory? See Carla in the church office to buy your copy for $15.00
Offering Envelopes – Making your donation using a set of offering envelopes is the easiest way to ensure you receive a tax receipt for your givings. If you don’t have a set of offering envelopes, and would like some, please contact Carla in the church office.
Thursday is “coffice” day! Remember that on Thursday afternoons from 1-4 pm Gord can be found at the West end Starbucks. Join him for a drink and a chat.
We are in need of Scripture Readers and Door Greeters every Sunday. Please sign the lists in the foyer if you would like to volunteer to help during the worship services.
Committee chairs, please empty your mail boxes.
Click on the link to view the schedule in PDF: May to June – Powerpoint Team