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Ministry by:  The Congregation

Enabling Minister: Rev. Gord Waldie       Church Office: Carla Johnson

Telephone: (780-532-2415) Email:

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”

Easter will soon be here, and the sanctuary can once again look cheerful and full of flowers.  Let’s celebrate the resurrection and fill the church  with hydrangeas.  If you would like to purchase a potted hydrangea, UCW we will buy them and have them available for you to take home after the service on April 1st.  Please order in advance.  The form is in the foyer and a UCW representative will be glad to assist.

JUBILOSO! Bells of Concordia from Concordia University of Edmonton will be featured in Concert April 7, 7:00 pm at St. Paul’s United Church  10206 – 100 Avenue, Grande Prairie.

The theme “Bells from the Silver Screen” features a wide spectrum of music from the Sound of Music, Star Wars, The Mission, Shrek, Lion King, The Muppets and other popular movie standards.

JUBILOSO! Bells of Concordia, a sixteen member community-based ensemble, performs on the largest set of handbells and handchimes in Canada and released a CD in 2016. Conductor Debbie Rice is recognized internationally for her work in this unique field. She has served as Executive Director for the International Handbell Committee and as National President for the Handbell Musicians of America, the largest handbell organization worldwide.  She travels frequently as a clinician and conductor for international events. In August she conducts the inaugural international handchime festival in Cairns, Australia.  In 2019 she leads a handbell tour to Spain.

Tickets are $20.00 for Adults and $15.00 for Students.   Children 14 and under FREE when accompanied by an adult. Tickets available in advance or at the door. For Advance tickets call (780) 532-2415 (Mon.-Fri. from 9:00-3:00) or Email:

Celebration & Renewal Day for Healers

Saturday, June 9th, 2018

High River United Church

9:00 am to 4:15 pm

Cost: $50  Lunch and snacks included

Maximum: 75 participants.

Please register early by: e-mailing or phoning: 403-652-3168


Come join us in celebrating 21 years of healing ministry at High River United Church, with our guest, Rochelle Graham, founder of the Healing Pathway.

Hear Rochelle share her story of the Pathway and her journey with healing ministry.

Share stories, joys and challenges with other healing practitioners.

Rochelle will also offer a session on the history and cultural use of healing oils.

And, everyone is welcome to join in Sunday, June 10th worship at High River United,

which will include an anointing and (re)dedication ceremony for those involved in any aspect of healing ministry.

Line Dancing has been discontinued – THANK YOU to Joshua Benson for his time and effort. THANK YOU to all who joined us, brought their family and friends and gave it a try. However, it is time to think of something new to do as there has not been a lot of interest lately. Is there something you’d prefer we try?  A monthly or quarterly family game night?  A movie night?  Feel free to throw some ideas around and let’s talk.  With thanks, Sharon Adams

THANK YOU! St. Paul’s Explorers and CGIT want to express our gratitude for your support of our recent Bottle Drive. We raised, through bottle collection and some cash donations, $517 towards our Mission Project “Change for Children”. Your ongoing support of our groups is greatly appreciated, thanks so much! Warm Fuzzies!  Explorers and CGIT 

Vacation Bible School – please contact Holly (780-933-9937) to volunteer for this week of fun!   We will announce the dates and other details in the near future, so stay tuned.

St. Paul’s Council is seeking a Treasurer and a Member at Large. If you are interested in please contact Karen Scott or Rev. Gord.

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. *** $478.25 has been brought in since January 1, 2017***

Think De-Clutter, Think GARAGE SALE

“May 2-5, 2018.”

Book these important days OFF right now!

Tell your friends to tell their friends about the amazing St Paul’s Garage Sale. Start sorting

Beginner Bells Have you ever wondered about playing hand bells?  If so, this is the time to try them out.  You can try them without committing to being in our choir, but please come and try!  Beginner Bells meet every Sunday after Church (with the exception of other church events on a Sunday, or School holidays) from 11:20 until noon.  Hope to see you enjoying the beautiful sound of hand bells!

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.

Would you like to put an announcement in the Sunday bulletin? Please have them to Carla in the Church office by Thursday’s at noon in order to have them in for the current week’s bulletin.

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. 

JUST A REMINDER… For those parents with small children, there is a nursery available when your children need more room to run around, or are upset and inconsolable. The nursery is conveniently just down the hall across from the Friendship Room.

Committee chairs, please empty your mail boxes.


Click on the link to view the schedule in PDF: January to May 2018 – Powerpoint Team