Ministries within the Parish at St. Paul's Brockville | St Pauls Anglican Church Brockville

12 Pine Street, Brockville, ON  | 613-342-5865
office@stpaulsbrockville.ca

Ministries Within the Parish

 
St. Paul's Breakfast Group meets for fellowship on the first Saturday of each month at a local restaurant.  Contact Len and Ann Delaney at 613-345-0469
 
Newcomers have the opportunity to meet parish leaders and fellow members at a reception held twice a year.  For a friendly visit, please call Joan Rouse at 613-348-3889 or fill in a pew envelope 
 
Our parish newsletter, "The Servant" is published three times a year.  Contributions are always welcome.  Contact the editor, Linda Eckert at linda@flegg.net 
 
Name Tags are provided by the parish to every member, please fill in a pew envelope to request one.
 
Pastoral Visitation of shut-in parishioners is the responsibility of a team of faithful lay members of St. Paul's. Contact John Wilkie at jwilkie2@cogeco.ca.

Transportation: Anyone who needs a drive to church can contact Don Buffett at dbuffett@ripnet.com or 613-345-5150. He would appreciate 3 or 4 days notice so he can make the arrangements.

Cards to shut-ins are delivered regularly.  As many signatures as possible are encouraged.  Find the cards each week on the lectern at the back of the church.
 
St. Paul's Anglican Church Women (ACW) meet monthly on the third Thursday afternoon from September to June. 
 

Current Opportunities: Learning and Serving Together

Does this Sound Like You?

 

I enjoy meeting and visiting with people.

Greeters and Ushers at the church door- Allow us to put you on the welcoming schedule. Contact Chris groenewoud@yahoo.ca or call at 613-345-2944

Parish Pastoral team has openings for people to accompany our Lay Readers when they visit or bring Communion to housebound parishioners.  A police check is required. Contact John Wilkie @ 613 865-8443

Comforting Arts    Tuesday mornings - 9:30 to 11:00    Would you be prepared to take an occasional turn acting as an informal host to this creative group - setting out coffee, being available for conversation and relationship building? Speak with Virginia @ 613-345-2793

Hospital Visitation Team: We would like to be able to expand our visitation team. Parish hospital visitors are required to have completed the BHG pastoral visitation course which is offered annually. Please contact the Parish Priest.

I love to sing 

Choir:   Our choir is always looking for new members. This joyful, welcoming group meets every Thursday evening at 7:30 and whether young or more senior, YOU ARE WELCOME!

Speak with Donna at 613-498 6588

 

I like to bake or contribute to Parish hospitality initiatives

Coffee Hour Roster:  We need people willing to provide cookies or other light refreshments for the Sunday coffee hour. If you don't feel able to provide refreshments, perhaps you would be willing to take a turn cleaning up at the conclusion of coffee hour? Contact Pat Alexander for details at 613-556-2202.

Annual Bazaar If you like to bake, craft, wait on tables, or work in the kitchen for this annual event, please contact Gillian Shaw  613-865-7428 or Nancy Clarke at 613-918-0548

Monthly Saturday Breakfast Club Host:  We are looking for someone to coordinate and accept reservations for this monthly breakfast gathering.  Please speak with Len or Ann Delaney for further details at 613-345-0469

ALPHA Hospitality   Any interest in helping with set-up, clean up, baking or soup making for the Bi Annual Alpha program?  Contact Karen Brown for further information at 613-767-9505

 

I enjoy working with children and youth

Sunday School meets each Sunday at 10 am during the school year would you like to work as a teacher, teacher's assistant or nursery volunteer? Teach the occasional craft? Speak with Anne Cameron at 342-0916 or Cindy Groenewoud at 613-345-2944 for further information. A police check is required and training will be provided.

Youth Group.  Adult sponsors sought to support and encourage the youth leaders and assist them with organizational details.   Police check required. Speak with the Rector.

Commonwealth Public School Breakfast Club. Are you interested in being on the roster to prepare and serve breakfast to elementary school children?  Each September, the coordinator arranges volunteers for this program. The breakfast menu is set by the Coordinator. The volunteers are expected to arrive around 8:15 a.m. They will serve 6 to 18 students. The breakfast is served between 8:30 a.m. and 8:50 a.m. Clean-up is usually completed by 9 a.m.  Police check required. Contact Kerey Bolton for further information. 613-341-9582.

Messy Church    Approximately once a quarter we prepare a Saturday breakfast and interactive worship program for our preschoolers and their parents. If you would be willing to assist with breakfast preparation, teaching a craft, or welcoming parents as surrogate 'grandparents', speak with Pat Alexander at 613-556-2202.

 

I like to write or edit

Newsletter Editor - Individual sought to coordinate the written contributions, edit the text, collaborate with the newsletter graphic designer and oversee the distribution of a Parish newsletter to be circulated the weekend before Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas. Conventionally, the newsletter has included a devotional column from the priest or priest associates, a report from the wardens, an updated Parish Calendar and themed articles from parishioners. Contact Linda Eckert for further information at linda@flegg.net

Contributors: Writers, poets,  - Do not hesitate to submit your written work or parish photos to the editor for inclusion in parish publications.

 

I enjoy participating in public worship

Lectors: (Readers) Are you willing to take a turn on the Sunday Scripture Readers' roster?  Contact Julie Case at 613-865-9698

Prayers of the People:    Speak with Ken McNeil if you would be prepared to be placed on a Roster to lead the Prayers of the People in our Sunday worship - at either the 8:30 or 10:00 am service. Training provided 613-345-3511

Altar Guild:  This group works in teams to prepare the Altar for weekly worship, cares for our altar linens and sanctuary and arranges the flowers in the church. Each team is on duty one Sunday a month. Training is provided. Contact Jean Macintosh at 613 342-7066 or Marie Galvin at 613-342-9766 if interested.

Prayer Team: Do you sense God calling you to pray for others as a member of a prayer ministry team? Training and support provided. Speak with either Ken or Beth MacNeil at 613-345-3511.

Drivers: Would you be able to provide a ride to St. Paul's church for parishioners who need and request this service? If so, contact Don Buffet at 613-345-5105.

 

I like to 'fix things'

If you would be willing to assist the men of our parish with building maintenance projects, please speak with Roy Clarke at 613-348-1625. 

 I'm interested in Parish finance or administration

We need more people scheduled on the Counters roster. This involves working with another parishioner after the 10 am service to count and record the weekly offering. Please speak with Virginia Glover for more information at 613-345-2793.