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

Weekly Bulletin



We are thrilled to welcome our new full time Priest Rev. Lynn Mitchell to St. Paul's. Rev. Lynn+, will be continuing to sort her office, and learning more about life here at St. Paul’s.  She will be in the office Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday, 9:30am – 1pm the week of Sept. 11th.  Please drop by to say hello!  Not being one for titles, she prefers simply to be called “Lynn”, although “Rev. Lynn” is OK too. Lynn+ can be reached by email at revlynnam@gmail.com . Friday is Lynn’s day off, and any emails or messages left on Fridays will be responded to Saturday afternoon, with the important exception of pastoral emergencies. 

A Blessing of the Animals: Sunday, October 1st @ 4:00pm. St. Paul’s Anglican Church @ the corner of Pine and Victoria. For all pets - dogs, cats, rodents, birds, reptiles, fish, stuffies - and their human companions. There will also be special prayers for beloved pets who have died this past year. Weather-permitting, we will gather outside on the church lawn. If not, in the Parish Hall. All are Welcome!

From the New Envelope Secretary. Please now only use chrystal@forbesbooking.ca to contact Chrystal Forbes for any business regarding donations. Should you need to speak to someone directly, please call the church office (613 342 5865) and leave a message and it will be relayed to the Envelope Secretary.  

Please continue to only use stpauls35@gmail.com for eTransfers. Thank you and the Church appreciates your generosity.

Breakfast Club Schedule: Our Monthly Saturday Breakfasts are back! We will meet at 10 am at Chateau Brock at 803 Chelsea St. We are meeting on September 30th. Please contact John Sharpe to confirm your seat at 613-342-6873 or jgsharpe@cogeco.ca
Our new Rector Warden is Fred Bowen. You may contact Fred at 613-246-4429.

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!
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.
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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