NEWS & VIEWS
From the bulletin dated Dec. 8, 2013
Please Note: After 10:30 a.m. during Sunday worship
all entry doors to St. Paul's are locked for security measures.
If you are visiting with us, we hope you enjoy your stay!
Congratulations are extended from the congregation to Caris and Rob who were married in Montego Bay in Jamaica on December 6.
Caris is the daughter of Jay and Hope and the grand daughter of Albert & Evelyn.
A huge thank you to all those who helped make today's Sunday School Pageant a success. A special thank you to Judy and Luanne.
A special Christmas Coffee Hour will be held after worship this morning.
Be sure to stay and enjoy the wonderful Christmas baking. A special thank you to our Pastoral Care Committee.
Sensing the Incarnation Many of our best memories of Christmas are centred in the five basic senses. This Advent & Christmas our worship will attempt to be sensual (tell your neighbours that little secret!) as we reflect on the mystery and potential of Incarnation.
Wow! The Holly Luncheon and Bazaar was a great success again this year, raising $6308.15 to date. Thanks to everyone who helped: the ladies and MEN who made pies, the men and ladies who helped set up, everyone who worked at the bazaar and especially the youth who did an excellent job.
A special thank you to Ina for making all the stars which has raised $434.25 so far, being donated to the Current Account.
Thank you to St. Paul's congregation for your donations and support which makes it possible to financially assist in the work of the church. With appreciation, Grace.
Correction for the 'Did You Know Column' - In the 'Did You Know Column', I mistakenly identified the cross on the Communion Table and the wooden cross which sits in the parlour. The lovely cross at the front of the church was donated by Colin and Deedie. The wooden one in the parlour was the one made by the late Ian MacP. To those involved, please accept my apologies. Ruth Anne.
Mitten Tree Thank you to those who donated to our mitten tree. We received 139 knitted items, plus two coats. A special thank you to Ken & Beth who will be delivering the donations to Evangel Hall for us.
Lunch Bunch will take place Monday, December 9,(tomorrow) 12:00 noon at the Erie Beach Hotel in Port Dover. Please contact Peggy.
Friendship in Faith Christmas Pageant - This Wednesday, 7:00 p.m.
Friendship in Faith invites you to relive the wonderful story of Jesus' birth through drama and song. Refreshments will follow downstairs.
The Friendship in Faith Singers - Wednesday, December 18 at 7:00 p.m.
The Friendship in Faith Singers will share their joy this Christmas season by singing some of their favourite Christmas songs at the Simcoe Panorama.
Come to the park and share their joy!
Typhoon Haiyan The extended deadline for donations to "Typhoon Haiyan" is Sunday, December 22. You may use your regular offering envelope; simply mark the specify section "Typhoon".
Year End Giving Any donations received at the church by Tuesday, December 31, 12:00 noon, will be receipted for 2013.
Please use the main mail slot.
It's Annual Report time again. All committees and groups must have their reports in the office by January 5, 2014. Thank you.
From the bulletin dated Dec. 1, 2013
Elders - Please collect your session material for Tuesday night's meeting from your mail slot. Thank you.
A reminder to pick up your Christmas letter and 2014 offering envelopes.
We encourage everyone who is currently receiving the Record to continue to do so. It contains many interesting and informative articles. The cost is $22.95 per subscription. Those who subscribe to this magazine are not billed directly; however, if you wish to make a donation to St. Paul's to help cover the cost, there will be an "envelope" attached to your March edition of News' N Views. Only if you feel that you would like to discontinue it, we ask that you do so by contacting the office.
The church is now in possession of a life saving heart defibrillator. Usher captains have been trained on how to use it. We are now giving anyone else a chance who would be interested in attending an information session on its use. This will take place Sunday, December 1, after worship in the sanctuary. It will not take long. Please speak to John, or contact the church office if you have any questions.
Congregational Christmas Breakfast
Sunday, December 8, at 8:30 a.m.
(coffee 8:15 a.m.)
Cost: Adults $5.00 Children under 12, $2.00.
The Men's Breakfast group is hosting our annual Christmas Breakfastnext Sunday. Today is your last chance to purchase tickets at the info table.. There will be a delicious breakfast as well as carol singing. Be sure to attend this fun and festive fellowship event! Everyone is welcome!
A Special Rehearsal - Our Sunday School will hold their Christmas Pageant next Sunday during worship. A special rehearsal will take place this Thursday, December 5, at 6:15 p.m. in the sanctuary.
Christmas Gifts for Quetzal Family Homes: Thank you to those who collected a Christmas ball last Sunday to purchase a gift for a child currently living at Quetzal Family Homes. Their mothers are unable to provide a Christmas for them. The gifts are to be returned "unwrapped" by Sunday, December 8.
Looking to Borrow . . .If you have an adult sized white robe or a robe suitable for a shepherd, Mary or Joseph, then please speak to Linda Shaw. The cast needs them for the evening of December 11. It will be returned to you.
Christmas Food Boxes for the Salvation Army: At Christmas, hundreds of food items are distributed to needy families. St. Paul's has always helped to fill their boxes with food. Our donation boxes will remain in place until Dec. 8.
From the bulletin dated Nov. 24, 2013
What a delight to welcome Christopher Clarke and Dale Woods to St. Paul's today. Test question - How many read of Chris in this month's Record? Chris is this year's recipient of the D.C. MacDonald Scholarship. Dale is the acting Principal(and general acting in the rest of life too!) of Presbyterian College.
AND a special welcome as well to the family and friends of Anna, Owen & Liam Kearney. Their parents, Tom & Kathleen are presenting them for Baptism today.
Please visit your mailbox this morning to pick up your Christmas letter and 2014 offering envelopes.
A special thank you to all those who helped decorate our sanctuary for Christmas.
Holly Bazaar: To Grace and her enterprising (and it seems ever expanding) crew, thanks for another wonderful Holly Bazaar (can Christmas be far away?). IF you missed this opportunity (or exercised self-restraint) some 'goodies' may still be available. Just ask (and bring a cheque!)
Looking for more information on events?
If you look in our Calendar section, you will see what is happening!
Kelby is one of our young adults. Go to www.caringbridge.org
and type in kelbybalch to view the journey that she and her family is on with a disease called Dystonia.
We are posting the address on this site, so that you may learn about
her journey, and keep Kelby and her family in your prayers!
See what Jay did, summer of 2013 who said: "I am participating in a journey of healing - not only a healing of the rift between peoples, but also a healing of the environment."
Go to www.honorthetworow
The 2012 Annual Reports!
Finance & Maintenance Men's Breakfast Club
Mission and Stewardship Mission Circle
Pastoral Care Senior Choir
Thistle Club Web Committee
Worship and Education