NEWS & VIEWS
From the bulletin dated March 9, 2014
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!
A Catechism for Today
Question: How did Jesus fulfil the office of priest?
A priest is one who acts before God on behalf of the people. Jesus became both priest and sacrifice for us. His obedient life and death on the cross, Jesus offered himself once for all, the innocent one for the guilty.
We welcome Ian MacPherson to St. Paul's pulpit this morning. Ian Shaw is leading worship and the annual meeting at Tillsonburg today.
A reminder that the Lenten Coin Containers are available. You are welcome to take one and support P.W.S. & D.
You will find a box on the information table to collect Canadian Tire money for Camp Kintail. This will remain in place until April 25.
Run the Lane at Camp Kintail
This is a fundraising event to help campers go to camp who normally can't afford it. It will be held on June 8. Please contact Lauren for pledge sheets.
1. recklessly extravagant
2. impoverished spendthrift
Prodigal is also the name by which we describe one of Jesus' most engaging parables. It is not too late to join in on Ian's six week session study, using Timothy Keller's, The Prodigal God. Join us Monday's at 7:00 p.m. or Tuesday's at 9:30 a.m.
Our Lenten Services & Toonie Soup Luncheonscontinue Wednesdays at 12:10 p.m. The luncheons are sponsored by our Community Life Committee. Soups are needed for six luncheons, each enough to feed ten people. A sign-up sheet can be found on the information table. Your help would be greatly appreciated.
Men's Breakfast Sunday, March 16 at 8:30 a.m.
(gather for coffee at 8:00 a.m.)
Speaker: Jim Longley Topic: Who Am I?
The cost is $5.00. Ladies are welcome to attend!
English Country Dancing: This group meets the first and third Monday of the month from 7:30 - 9:30 p.m. here at St. Paul's. Partners are not necessary. Wear clean and comfortable shoes.
Annual Meeting - St. Paul's Court
The Annual Meeting for St. Paul's Presbyterian Church (Simcoe) Non-Profit Housing Corp. which operates St. Paul's Court will be held Tuesday, March 25 at 6:30 p.m. All are welcome to attend. Please show your support for the Board of Directors and St. Paul's Court by purchasing a membership for just $1.00. Please refer to the enclosed membership form. There are extra forms available on the information table.
The Canadian Cancer Society is looking for Volunteer Pin Sellers, from April 3 to the 6th.
To learn more about volunteering, call 519-753-2566.
Our Weekly Coffee Hours are very well received and enjoyed by all. This weekly time of fellowship is so important to our congregation. Please consider helping. You may volunteer as servers and learn from our more experienced coffee hosts, or if you feel that you are unable to help, baking would also be very much appreciated. The sign up list remains on the information table.
From the bulletin dated March 2, 2014
The office hours will be irregular from tomorrow through to March 7. If you call, please leave a message and someone will get back to you. Also, please call before you come.
A Catechism for Today
Question: How did Jesus fulfil the office of profit?
A prophet is one who speaks for God. Jesus is himself God's Word to a needy and broken world. He proclaimed and lived God's love and justice, spoke God's truth and announced God's coming reign.
The minutes from the annual meeting which took place last Sunday are available on the information table. If you have any comments, please forward them to Nellie in the office
Highlights, Annual Congregational Meeting
1. 2014 Budget of $205,600 was approved.
2. Library and Learning Trust Fund was established.
3. A total of 288,000 was raised for all purposes,(an increase of $14,000 over 2012).
4. Mission Goals of Presbyterians Sharing - 29,000; PWS & D - 6,000 and Guatemala - 4,000 were approved.
At it's February meeting, Session was informed that the installation is effectively complete. Some additional costs for security, video feed, electrical upgrades and auxiliary equipment brought the total cost to just under $65,000. Internal borrowing has covered the temporary deficit. Monies pledged will cover that amount. Thanks to all who have and continue to assist.
The P.W.S.& D. Lenten Coin Containers are available today.
Our Annual Pancake Supper, which is sponsored by our Mission Committee, will be held Tues., Mar. 4 at 5:15 & 6:15 p.m.
Cost: Adults: $6.00, Children - 12 and under - $3.00 for half a portion. Tickets will be available at the information table today.
World Day of Prayer 2014: Friday, March 7, at 1:30 p.m. here at St. Paul's.
Information brochures can be found on the information table.
More Good News! (and thanks everyone)
Through February 28 2014 (2013) Goal
Current Income 27,360 (23,089) 198,900
Pres. Sharing 3,780 (3,907) 29,000
Heritage Main. 1,500 (852) 6,000
Current Fund Expenses 36,986 (35,883) 198,900
From the bulletin dated Feb. 23, 2014
Our prayers and sympathies are extended to Eva, whose father "Leslie" passed away Saturday, February 15.
The flowers in the sanctuary this morning have been placed by Hilda and her family in loving memory of Gus, who passed away February 26, 2008.
Elders, please collect your material from your mail slot for the March 4th Session meeting.
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.
Property & Maintenance ( former Finance & Maintenance) Friendship in Faith
Furnishing Library Men's Breakfast Club
Mission Circle Mission (former Mission & Stewardship) News & Views
Community Life (former Pastoral Care) Senior Choir
Session St. Paul's Court
Thistle Club Web Christian Nuture (former Worship and Education)