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Weekly Bulletin

Oct 13              Harvest Thanksgiving (If you would like to make a memorial donation towards our special Thanksgiving flowers, please do this by the end of September by placing your donation in the collection plate with your name and the name of the loved ones you want to remember attached.)

ACW AUTUMN LEAVES LUNCHEON & BAZAAR:  November 2nd from 10 am to 2 pm at St. Paul's Anglican Church, corner of Pine and Victoria, Brockville.  Lunch (hearty soup, homemade biscuits & buns, pie, coffee, tea or juice) served from 11:00 to 1:30.   Cost:  $9.00 for adults, $4.00 for ages 6-12, free under five.  Enjoy shopping for baked goods, crafts & attic treasures.  For information 613-342-5223 or 613-342-5865.

Don Farnsworth has offered to lead a 12 session course on Anglican thought, worship, and spirituality. Time and dates are yet to be determined. The program is called “Via Media” and it is a great opportunity to learn more about your faith and to connect with some of your fellow parishioners. This program is good for new and old Anglicans alike! Contact Don at farnsworth.donald@gmail.com

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   

Meditation Monday: This group meets Mondays at 11am in the Rector’s Office. Ten minutes of guided Mindfulness Meditation is followed by 30 minutes of Lectio Divina. Call Lynn at 613-340-5696.

Youth Group: We meet 1st Thursday night per month 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm., & host other events a few times a year. Contact Lynn for information. All middle school and high school aged youth are welcome. 

Caregiver Support Group:   3rd Tuesday of each month, 1-3 pm 
Information sharing, support and fellowship for caregivers. Every other month we have a guest speaker. To register: Jennifer: 613-423-3333 x 241.

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 at the home of John & Linda, with discussion and study led by Rev. Ted. Call Ted for more information at 613-498-2942.

Building Committee Do you have skills of construction, repair, electrical work, plumbing, or gardening? Meetings are on the 2nd Monday of each month at 10 am but the group would be happy to move meetings to a more convenient time if younger working people want to join.  Contact the Chair, Roy at 613-348-1625.

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 Warden, Peggy Bell, who will connect you with the Counter Coordinator. Peggy: 613-803-3592

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.

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:  - 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 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 2019:   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.