Announcements

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Ministry by:  The Congregation

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

Telephone: (780-532-2415) Email: secretary@stpaulsuc.ca

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”


CGIT Vesper Service “Christmas… with Love”

Sunday, December 3rd at 7:30pm

with CGIT and Explorers


 

DATES TO REMEMBER

Dec 2 – 10:00 amPlease join us! – We will be decorating the church for the Advent Season

Dec 3 – 10:00 am – Adult Bell choir plays during the worship service

Dec 3 – 7:30 pm – Please join us for the CGIT Vesper service

Dec 4 – 7:30 pm – Festival of Carols – St Joseph Catholic Church – St Paul’s Bell choir is performing

Dec 10 – 9:50 am – Beginner bells plays prior to the worship service

Dec 11 – 6:30 pm – UCW Christmas potluck

Dec 16 – 10:00 am – Pageant Rehearsal and Hot Dog Boil

Dec 17 – 10:00 am Sunday School Pageant This year’s Christmas Pageant performance promises to be unforgettable. Please join us for this year’s original script pageant.

Dec 17 – 3:00 pm Blue Christmas Service – in the Friendship Room

Dec 18 – 7:00 pm Adult bell choir will be playing at McKenzie Place

Dec 24 – 8:00 pm Christmas Eve Service – All Welcome

Dec 24 – 8:00 pm Adult bell choir plays during the worship service

Are you a lady? Do you like to eat supper? Come join the gals at St. Paul’s United Church in GP for their annual UCW Christmas Potluck. Monday December 11 @ 6:30 pm, please bring a potluck dish, your own place setting, cutlery. Last but not least, please bring your sense of humor!  Hope to see you there!! 


Christmas Caroling At Senior’s Lodges.

Bring your voice and Christmas spirit!

Gaudy Christmas sweaters encouraged!

Heritage Lodge – Friday, December 15, 7:00 PM

Wild Rose – Friday, December 19, 7:00 PM

Social time afterwards hosted by Sharon Schellenberg and Alice Hickson


Wednesday Prayer Time: Gord invites folks to join him in the sanctuary Wednesdays at noon to pray. 

The Salvation Army kettle campaign is about to start and is in need of volunteers!! St. Paul’s United Church has taken on 2 dates and locations to help with. There is a signup sheet on the table in the foyer if you are able to spare a couple hours and volunteer your time. 

Looking for an Alternate way to buy Christmas gifts?  Want to use your Christmas money to help make a change in the world?  Check out the United Church’s new Gift Catalogue “Gifts With Vision” in the foyer or Find it on-line at http://www.giftswithvision.ca/.

35th annual Festival of Carols! Two marvelous evenings of local choirs performing Christmas Carols. The concert is free but donations of non-perishable food items for the Salvation Army Food Bank or cash for their kettle campaign are gratefully accepted at the door. 7:30 PM December 4 & 5, at St. Josephs Catholic Church. Experience the joy of Christmas in music and song as you support the less fortunate in the community!

2018 United Church Calendars are now available for purchase.  You can buy yours from Carla in the church office for $5.00 but our quantities are limited so don’t wait too long!

T-Shirts and Hats – with St Paul’s Logo are available by talking to or writing Sharon Adams. 587-297-1570 or sharad2224@yahoo.ca. 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.

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***

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.

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.

Looking for Volunteers to help with the preschool Sunday school class. Please contact Holly Loughead at 780-933-9937

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.

POWERPOINT SCHEDULE

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