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

We welcome The Rev. Canon Dr. Barbara Robinson as a new Honorary Assistant for our church. Barbara and her husband Mal are committed elsewhere for pulpit supply most Sunday mornings but she will be working with Pastor Lynn, John Wilke, Julie Case, and Helen Marshall as a pastoral visitor. Barbara asks that people please not call her directly for pastoral care. She will contact you to arrange for a visit if you speak with either John Wilke or Pastor Lynn. We welcome and thank you, Barbara, for this ministry!

Our Church will be participating in “The Big Give” for our third year on Saturday, June 1st from 10am-12pm (or whenever everything is gone). Volunteers are needed. Gently used children’s items (clothes, toys, books) and homemade cookies can be dropped off on Friday, May 31st from 4-7pm.  

Wilton Cheese orders are due June 9th for delivery the next Sunday, June 16th. Order forms are on the table near the main entrance. You pay what you would for Wilton Cheese (if it was available in  Brockville!) and we retain 30% of the price to support the ministries of our church. Completed order forms can be given to Julie Daxon or left in the Admin office.

Fundscrip orders are due June 2nd and June 23rd  with the delivery of gift cards the following Sunday. This fundraiser supports the Capital Fund of our church for upcoming building projects. Details are on the order forms, which you will find on the table near the main entrance.

Our Annual Worship and Picnic in the Park is on Sunday, June 23rd at 10:30 am on the upper level of St Lawrence Park. Please bring a lawn chair, a washable cup and cutlery, and a pot-luck dish to share. Drinks, napkins, and compostable plates will be provided.

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
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
5th Tuesday = The Jesus Prayer

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 Study group: Tuesday 12:00 - 2:30 pm This group is now at maximum capacity. If anyone would like to join a second group, meeting on a different day (tba) please speak with Lynn or Janice Twaddle.

Bible Study Group: Thursdays at 7:00 pm at the home of John and Linda - 286 Church Street, led by Rev. Ted Guthrie. 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: June 1st, 2019 - 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 2019: June 2 and 23rd.  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.