St. Paul's Brockville Weekly Bulletin | St Pauls Anglican Church Brockville

12 Pine Street, Brockville, ON  | 613-342-5865
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Weekly Bulletin

Meeting Jesus in the Gospel of John - Lenten Program
This is our main Lenten program for 2018 and it begins with an information session, material handout, a simple lunch of soup and bread (with gluten free options), and a brief time of discussion on Sunday February 11th from 12:00-1:15. The sign up sheet did not work, so I am just going to prepare for 30 people and hope for the best. Please reply to Rev. Lynn if you would like to be put on the list. You can find out more about this great program by going to: meetingjesusinjohn.org Each week, then, from Ash Wednesday until Wednesday, March 21st we will meet from 5-7pm, starting with a simple dinner of soup and bread, followed by small group discussion, videos, and worship.
 
Ash Wednesday - February 14th at 12pm & 7pm
Begin the season of Lent with our ancient annual tradition of praying the litany of penance and experiencing the imposition of ashes. 
 
Movie Night - St Paul's Youth Group are hosting a movie night on Friday, February 16th, starting at 7pm. We will watch "The Shack" and have a short time of discussion following the movie. Popcorn and other snacks will be available for sale, to support the youth trip to CLAY in August. All are welcome!
 
ST. PAUL'S PANCAKE SUPPER - TUESDAY, Feb. 13,  5 - 7 p.m.
Pancakes, real maple syrup,sausages, home-made pies. Freshly ground fair trade coffee,tea and juice.
Corner of Pine and Victoria         Adults $8.00, Children $3.00
 
Our Annual Vestry Meeting will take place on Sunday, February 18th, following the 10am service. This is the time when we meet our "legal" obligations by appointing and electing Wardens and other officers of the church, as well as accepting our financial statements and approving a budget for the upcoming year. It is also a time to look back at 2017 and rejoice in all the ways that we were family to each other, and for all of the the opportunities we had to worship and serve God. We approve a budget, not just because of the finances, but because of what this says about our values and our hopes for the year ahead. Please come out to celebrate the year that has been, and let your voice be heard about your hopes for the year ahead.
 
The Full of Beans Cooking Club is a project of the Social Justice Committee at St. Paul's Church devised to help people dealing with Food Insecurity.  Members learn to prepare delicious, nutritious, inexpensive meals, often with ingredients available at the Food Bank.  Everyone has a chance to meet new friends and enjoy the meal when the cooking is finished.  Limited to 25 participants, the sessions take place monthly, the last Saturday of the month,from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm in the church hall.  Call Virginia to register for each session at 613-345-2793 or by e-mail: dvglover101@gmail.com. February 24, March 31
 
At St. Paul’s we believe that all baptized Christians are called to ministry. There are many ways to be involved in ministry, both to fellow church members and to those in the community and world around us. 
Some of the community ministries that members are involved in include: Loaves & Fishes, the Commonwealth Breakfast Club, Girl Guides, Scouts, the library and hospital. We are the church wherever we go and we are called to share the love of Christ in all areas of our lives. Ministry to fellow members includes such things as altar guild, worship leadership, pastoral care, administration and financial stewardship.
There are a few areas of ministry that urgently need volunteers
Hospitality Coordinator
Youth Group Co-Leader(s) 
Crucifer
Godly Play Helpers 
Please see the parish news bulletin board in the hall for more information or speak with Lynn+.
 
Soup for the Soul: Making a batch of soup? Have leftover chlili? Someone in our congregation could probably make good use of it! We share it with our families dealing with illness, loss of a loved one, or those having trouble making ends meet. Please label and date your donation.

Weekly e-news:  If you would like to receive a short spiritual reflection and news for the upcoming week, please email lynndillabough@gmail.com

 

Ongoing Ministry and Stewardship Opportunities   

Contemplative Tuesdays at 7:00 pm 
All are welcome to join us in various contemplative practices. 
1st Tuesday = Lectio Divina
2nd Tuesday = Taize
3rd Tuesday = Centering Prayer
4th Tuesday = Christian Meditation
When there is a 5th Tuesday we will gather for snacks and discussion of the contemplative life. 

Comforting Arts: Wednesday 10:00 am -11:30 am in the church hall. This is a time for creative activities, chat, and refreshments in a supportive setting.  No charge & all are welcome.  

Messy Church:  Messy Church – Our Next gathering is February 24th from 11:30 am – 1:00 pm.  Please call the church office to register, so we know how many places to set at the table for lunch.This informal and interactive church service takes place on the last Saturday of each month. This event is for families with children 3-12, but all are welcome. Each month we spend time together with story-telling, crafts, and worship, ending with a delicious lunch. 

Youth Group: happens on Fridays of every month from 6 – 9 pm Feb 16th. Co-led by Julie Case and Lynn Dillabough. All middle school and high school aged youth are welcome. Please contact either Julie or Lynn for more information.

Caregiver Support Group:  Feb 20th. On the third Tuesday of each month from 1 pm -3 pm we host a “Caregiver Café” in the parish hall. Contact Jennifer at 613-423-3333 x 241 to register.

Brockville Food Bank (Operation Harvest Sharing): We will continue to designate the 3rd Sunday of the month as a time to bring non-perishable food items to church.  We welcome any items but would like to suggest that cereals, peanut butter, jam, and pasta are items that they consider to be high on their "wish list".  Thank you to all who have donated in the past.

Women’s Study group: Tuesday afternoons at the home of Shelagh Collard, 1304 Lily Bay Drive North. Phone 613-498-4072 for further information.

Bible Study Group: Thursday evenings at the home of John & Linda, 286 Church St.  Starting at 7:00 pm.  This is an informal discussion time, sharing our thoughts on the appointed Gospel reading for the coming Sunday.  All are welcome.

Altar Guild Recruitment:  Because of changes in personal circumstances, the Altar Guild has lost some of its key members.  If you have some time and are looking to fulfill a role within the church, please consider joining the Altar Guild, the members of which are responsible for setting up the Altar once every four weeks.  No experience is necessary; you would be placed on a team who would show you what has to be done.  If interested, please see Dina Edwards (she’s a choir member) or call her at 613-342-4997.

Join the Parish Life Committee: This committee is looking for new members who are interested in connecting with both members of the parish and the wider community.  It meets once a month on the 2nd Thursday of the month. For more information contact Flora Francis at 498-9859 or jffrancis@bell.net.

Ushers Needed:  Do you have a friendly smile?  Do you like meeting people?  Then we need you added to the St. Paul's usher roster.  We've had a few folks step aside for various reasons, and are seeking happy, friendly people to greet people, hand out bulletins, assist guests, take up the collection, etc.  If you're able to help please contact Chris Groenewoud 613-345-2944 or chris_groenewoud@yahoo.ca

Breakfast Club ScheduleSaturdays: March 3rd - The Breakfast Club has a new venue. We will be meeting on the first Saturday of every month at 9 am. at Mike's Restaurant (Hwy 29 Plaza, east side, just north of the Tin Cap Farm). For more information please contact Ann Delaney at 613-345-0469. We would love to see you there.

Partnership with Brockville General Hospital Maternal Care Unit:  The following items are needed for New Babies-in-Need Baskets; Jackets, sleepers sizes 0-9 months, undershirts (onezies), small baby powders, small baby oils, small soaps, and receiving blankets, etc.. If you wish to donate, please place items in the basket at the back of the church or contact Bea at 613-342-5223.   

Get me to the Church: Drivers are needed to get people to and from church on Sunday mornings. If you can help, please contact Don Buffett at dbuffett@ripnet.com or 613-345-5150.

FundScrict TM Update:  FundScrip  The following is the schedule for FundScrip™ gift card orders for 2018: Feb 11, Mar 4, Mar 25, Apr 15, May 6, May 27, Jun 17, Jul 8, Jul 29, Aug 19, Sept 9, Sept 30, Oct 21, Nov 11, Dec  .  Orders are received and submitted on the date below, and the cards are distributed the following week.  Please mark these dates on your calendar. Order forms are available at the back of the church and may be submitted at any time (with a cheque corresponding to the amount of the order) in advance of the order date with the understanding the order dates are firm.   

St. Paul's Hearing System:  St. Paul's has hearing devices available to use for those who may need assistance in hearing the services more clearly. There is no charge for their use. Please see John Sharpe for further details.

Cancer Treatment Drivers: The Parish Life Committee is also considering the possibility of trying to provide drivers to take fellow parishioners to cancer treatment appointments.  As a first step we would like to see if there are people in the congregation who would be willing to be drivers for this programme. Again, if you would be willing to drive these patients please contact Don Buffett at 613-345-5150 or dbuffett@ripnet.com.  Depending on the response we will decide what further actions can be taken.

The Elder Abuse Prevention Helpline: is now available in Leeds-Grenville to help victims of abuse, as well as people concerned that someone they know may be in an abusive situation.  Elder abuse is not a family matter.  If you fear that someone is taking advantage of a senior you know, please call our toll free, confidential, anonymous helpline.  We are available 24/7 for advice, referral to an agency - or just to listen.  1-855-542-1336 Sponsored by the Council on Aging.