If you have a prayer request, please write it down in our prayer book on the table at the entrance into worship, or send to the office or our minister by email.  Your needs will be added to our community prayer, and/or shared with the prayer team if you are okay with that. Thank you

Church Office Hours!
Our Office will be open Monday to Friday 9am to 3 pm.
but closed over the noon hour.

WHAT’S HAPPENING at ST PAUL’S and in the COMMUNTY

Dates to Remember (events with * more details below):
Join us in the sanctuary for Worship – Sunday at 10:00 am –  or watch the livestream on our YouTube Channel 
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THURSDAY, October 27th – 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm on ZOOM
NO EASY JESUS – Affirming Theology and Practice in Our Contexts
This event is a part of our journey as the Northern Spirit Regional Council discerns whether or not to officially become an Affirming Ministry within the United Church of Canada. I know there are various congregations who are on the same journey of discernment and I trust that this event will give them wisdom to use within their process as well.
To learn more go to this link, or please contact the Regional Council Office.

SUNDAY, October 31stCongregational Update after church.
We hope you’ll join us for a look at St Paul’s as it is today.
Martha will share a report on our current financial status and if others wish to speak about their activities that will be the time to catch up on what’s happening. 
If you have questions ahead of time that you’d like answered send them to Carla by Thursday at noon. If you have questions during the update you can text them to Susan McKenzie and she will let the facilitator know.
We may replay a few videos or PowerPoint shows of things we’ve done as a review of the past year or so. We hope we’ll be able to have some refreshments safely by then and as it is All Hallow’s Eve – costumes are welcomed.

Deadline to submit your donation(s) for the auction is Sunday, October 31st
Then when the website is ready – we’ll send out a link to the site so you can start
thinking about which items you want to bid on.

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Recurring Activities: 

Junior Bell Choir                                                Sun., ?? (on hold)
Prayer Time on Facebook                                  Mon. 1:00 pm
Senior Bell Choir
                                                Mon., 7:00 pm  on hold again

CGIT and Explorers                                            Tue., 7:00 pm    on hold again
Prayer Time on Facebook                                  Wed., 1:00 pm
ZOOM – Coffee Hour Chat                                 Wed., 6:00 pm
Adult Choir                                                        Thur., 7:30 pm (not starting yet)
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*FURTHER INFORMATION / DETAILS

Scrapbooker Wanted….we have a lot of newspaper clippings about members and events that need to find a good home in a scrapbook.
If you can put your talents to use in this worthwhile project it will be greatly appreciated. Please contact Carla in the office and she can show you the documents that need to be tenderly organized for family history purposes 🙂

WE’RE COOKING UP AN IDEA:
We’d like to make pies for sale in November
    If anyone has rhubarb left and could cut it up and bag it, and donate it for the church freezer we’d appreciate it.
          Also when your large apple trees produce we’d use cut up, frozen apple too!
               There is a freezer in the storage room! Let’s fill it up !!
                    Contact Marge Riley or Betty McNaught if you have questions!!

Handbell Players Needed     (ON HOLD at present)
If you have ever wanted to play handbells, or have played bells in the past and would like to join our handbell team, we have openings in both of our Handbell Ensembles.  Please contact the Church Office if this interests you.  
Senior Bells meets Mondays 7:00 – 8:30 pm, starting September 13th.  Experience with music reading or handbell playing an asset.
Junior Bells (time to be determined by group, likely Saturdays at 3:00 pm).  Starting mid-September.   Come learn the basics and grow with us.  

Labyrinth Walks: Please join us for meditation; an inward journey on a sacred path.
(Currently cancelled watch for updates)

Sound Bath  Please join us and experience the healing frequencies of the Alchemy Crystal Bowls as we have the opportunity to relax, release and renew.
– Doors open at 6:45 and sound bath starts at 7pm, in the large basement at St. Paul’s. Due to limited space if you wish to attend, please pre-register through the office 780-532-2415.
– Please bring ALL your own props, water bottle, an extra pillow for your knees and something for your eyes If desired as well as whatever you need to be comfortable(warm) as you experience the sounds of the bowls  
– Cost: By donation  – Looking forward to seeing everyone!

102 Street Stitchers – to start meeting again once a month from 10 am to 3 pm on the following Friday’s in the Friendship Room:
September 24th         October 22nd        November 19th        December 10th    
– Bring your own brown bag lunch
– Open to all craft projects, needing help or sharing with others, no limit of items.
– Mending on site drop in if needed, no charge for any mending or garment repairs on these dates.

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 or bottles/cans you dropped off.

Celebration “FUN”draiser:  Celebrations can be recognized and shared by renting the LED sign for a day or week.  Contact Carla in the office for more details, samples etc.
We are offering this at $10.00/day  or  $50.00 / week
Birthdays / Anniversaries / Mother’s Day / Father’s Day / New House / New Baby / Graduation /   or any other celebration you can think of.
If you are planning to include a picture and/or the age of the person please get their permission first.

The Communications Team 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.  

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.

Each Sunday we are in need of Scripture Readers, Ushers, Screeners and PowerPoint helpers. Please sign the lists in the foyer if you would like to volunteer to help during the worship services. 

PLEASE be sure to check with Carla in the church office before you expect a room to be free for your use. Rooms booked with Carla in the office will have first priority.  Please ask about the COVID19 protocols we want you to follow.

AV Operator and PowerPoint Team Schedule

Click on the link to view the revised schedule in PDF: 2021 – Worship AV/PPT Schedule
If you can’t be there please make arrangements for someone else to cover that day.