NEWS & VIEWS
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!

From the bulletin dated April 20, 2014

A special thank you to Ian Madge, Luanne Ashe, Becky Stewart and our Senior Choir.

Our prayers and sympathy are extended to the family and friends of John Race, who passed away this past Wednesday.

Next Sunday:
8:30 a.m. Men's Breakfast
11:45 a.m. Youth Luncheon


St. Paul's Annual Yard Sale
Our Mission Committee will be sponsoring our yard sale again this year. It will take place Saturday, June 7. The committee is looking for items in good condition. Proceeds of the sale go to P.W.S. & D.

Run the Lane at Camp Kintail
On Sunday, June 8, Camp Kintail will be hosting the "Run the Lane for Campers", to raise money for their Campership Fund to help children go to camp, who normally can't afford it. If you would like to sponsor Theresa MacDonald-Lee (Trillium, camp director) you will find pledge sheets on the Camp Kintail table, located in the library, close to the stairway.

The Lenten Coin Containers are to be returned today.
Please remember to indicate your envelope number.
Thank you for supporting P.W.S.& D.

Easter Flowers
If you have purchased a plant, please come forward to pick it up at the close of the service. If you have forgotten what you ordered, Leigh Nagy from the Mission Committee will be at the piano to assist you. A special thank you to our Community Life Committee who will be delivering some of these plants to our elderly members who are not able to join us in worship.

St. Paul's Website
After initiating and developing our website, Judy-Ann has determined it is time to pass on the joys of co-ordinating this important part of our ministry. If this is something you might consider, please speak with Gord or Ian. For specifics about co-ordinating the site, speak with Judy-Ann.

Men's Breakfast
Our Men's Breakfast will be held a few weeks later this month, taking place on April 27. The time is 8:30 a.m. with coffee being served at 8:00. The speaker is Patti Polowick, topic being, "Presbyterian World Service & Development". Everyone is welcome!

A sense of BELONGING is a deep inner aspiration. Belonging happens in a variety of ways at St. Paul's. One is membership. If you are interested in becoming a member or would like an opportunity to explore Faith, speak with Ian and/or sign the 'list' on the information table in the library.

We Believe in Simcoe Day
Our 5th annual We Believe in Simcoe Day is happening on Saturday, May 10, just a month away. Volunteers are asked to register their name in advance by April 15, (this week) preferably by email (webelieveinsimcoe@gmail.com) or by phone (519-428-1637). All registered volunteers will be contacted for their choice of activity and will be given details of the day. A reminder that St. Paul's has been asked to donate 200 cans of fruit for the Free Store during the month of April. Please bring your donation to church and place it in the box provided or deliver it to First Baptist Church.

Messy Church
1. Could you assist with Food Preparation (menu planning, heading cooking team)? Speak to Sharon or Ian.
2. Special Good Friday service at 3:00 p.m. at Trinity Anglican Church.
3. Interested in assisting on the third Thursday of every month? Speak to Jane or Grace.
Crieff Hills Retreat***Photo Scavenger Hunt***High School Students
Sunday, May 4, 2:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Outdoor activity, so dress accordingly. Bring your camera!
BBQ Dinner. The cost is $10.00 per person. Please refer to the poster on the bulletin board.

From the bulletin dated April 13, 2014

Please remember to collect your Easter Letter from your mail box. Thank you.

A rose has been placed in the sanctuary today to announce the birth of "Aidan Daiki Barker" to Junko and David. He is a new brother for Takaya and the fifth grandson for Pat. He was born in Vancouver on April 4th.

Many thanks to our Sunday School, our teachers and Judy-Ann for this morning's musical presentation. A special thank you to Hilda for decorating our sanctuary.

Camp Kintail
1. Thanks: Over $200.00 was raised for the 'scholarship fund'.
2. Camp Opening: Everyone is invited to come to Kintail to help open up the camp for the season on April 19th. There are indoor and outdoor jobs, with a variety of skills needed. Work will be happening from 9:30 to 3:00 p.m. with everyone enjoying a catered lunch.
Please RSVP to Johnathon at grow@campkintail.ca.

Our Lenten Worship Services and Toonie Soup Luncheons were very much enjoyed by all. Thank you to our Community Life Committee and to those who donated soup and baking. Your continued support is always very much appreciated. A special thank you to Hilda Amorim for her delicious fruit. Total donations of $438.25 are being donated to Francisco Coll School in Guatemala.

Easter Flowers
Chris, from our Mission Committee will be taking orders this morning at the info table.This is your last chance.
The proceeds from these plants will be directed to P.W.S.& D.
Daffodils, Hyacinths, Lilies, Tulips      $10.00
Mixed Pots                                            $20.00

Date to Note Tuesday - 5:00 p.m. Presbytery of Paris at Ratho.

Lunch Bunch
Monday, April 14, 12:00 noon at the Barrel Pizza.
Please contact Mary. Men are welcome!

Maundy Thursday - April 17
Holy Week-end will begin at St. Paul's with Supper and Communion at 5:30 p.m. downstairs in the lower hall. If you are able to assist with set-up, please speak to Ian. There is a sign up list on the info table in the library.

Nursery - We need two volunteers for the nursery during our Good Friday service this week. Please call the office if you can help, 519-426-1845. Thank you

The P.W.S.& D. Lenten Coin Containers are to be returned next Sunday. Please mark your envelope number.

Crieff Hills Community Celebrates "World Migratory Bird Day"

Saturday, May 10 from 8:30 a.m. to noon.
Certified bird bander Brian Pomfret will be present once again for a close up look at migrating song birds. Guided hikes will be offered through the deciduous forest and along the blue bird trail. For more information, please refer to the poster on the bulletin board.

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

Excerpts from the 2013 Annual Reports are now ready for viewing.
The complete paper version is now available through the church office.



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