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Weekly Bulletin

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 3rd. 10 am - 2 pm.  CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS AND BAKED GOODS SALE.  St Paul's Anglican Church. corner of Pine and Victoria.  Brockville.  Coffee and muffins will be available. Sponsored by St. Paul's ACW.

 

Volunteer Opportunities:
(If you are interested in any of the offerings below, please reply to rector and you will be directed to the person in charge of this ministry or activity. Please read and consider where you might be called to serve.)
 
Godly Play Storytellers & Doorkeepers
If you feel a calling to ministry with the youngest members of our parish, or just if you are curious to learn more about the Godly Play, please reply to the Rector.  We have plans for a few monthly Saturday events in the spring (including a time of Godly Play and a family pot-luck dinner) and then a restart of the full Godly Play program in September. Time to get ready to welcome our children back to church!
 
Greeters
Chris Groenewoud, Head of Greeters, is looking for a few more people to sign up to welcome people to the 10am service, directing people to the bulletins and answering any questions they might have. While collection still happens in a box by the exit, this job is easy...just smile under your mask and say "Welcome to St Paul's. We are glad you are here!". 
 
Altar Guild
Soon we will resume the ministry of the Altar Guild. These are the folks who prepare the sacred vessels for communion and care for the linens and paramounts. Sometimes there is a call for flower arranging and/or decorating the worship space for special seasons or events. Pre-pandemic, each altar guild team served just once per month but it will depend how many volunteers come forward for future schedules. A welcome party and training for new members will be scheduled later in the spring.
 
Choir
As we prepare for our music program to expand in the months ahead, maybe you will consider joining your voice to this warm, happy group of singers.    

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 Book & Bible Study Group: This group meets Tuesdays at noon in the homes of members. Sometimes a particular book is studied and sometimes we look at the upcoming Sunday Lectionary Readings. Call Janice for more information at 613-341-8822.

Gospel Study: This group meets Thursdays at 7pm online with Zoom ,with discussion and study led by Rev. Ted. Call Ted for more information at 613-498-2942.

Sunday Offering Counters: Do you have a patient attention to detail? The counters are looking for two people to join the roster of Sunday counters, so that each team will count only once per month. The offering is counted during coffee hour following the 10 am service. Talk with Peggy Bell, head Counter Coordinator. Peggy: 613-803-3592

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.

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 bring items in on Sunday or contact Bea at 613-342-5223.   

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Ongoing Ministry and Stewardship Opportunities

Loaves & Fishes Servers The fourth Monday of every month is our turn to serve at Loaves & Fishes, a food program for low income people that operates M-F each week. Come at 10 am to chop vegetables for about an hour or come at 4 pm to serve tables for about an hour. Contact Coordinator, Wendy at 613-348-3396.

Breakfast Club ScheduleSaturdays:  - The Breakfast Club 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 . We would love to see you there.