NEWS & VIEWS
From the bulletin Oct.23, 2016
If you are visiting with us, we hope you enjoy your stay!
Welcome to Worship at St. Paul's. May you experience the enlivening presence of God as you gather with God's family to celebrate God's amazing grace.
CHURCH OFFICE HOURS
Regular Hours: 9 AM to 4 PM, Monday to Thursday.
Please leave a message and someone will return your call.
Mikal may reached by email at
CONNECTING AFTER WORSHIP
The opportunity to chat and connect
face to face following our experience of being
engaged with God in worship has proven to be a
valuable part of life at St. Paul's. Several folk have ably assisted with the preparation of refreshments for this time (Thanks!).
There is a sign up list for assistants in the library, with mostly vacant spaces for the Fall. If you can be part of this ministry on occasion, please choose an action and a time (or several).
please leave the spaces on
Lot Street for those with mobility challenges. So plan to arrive a couple of minutes
early and use other parking spaces. At 10:25 a.m.
use any space available. Thank you.
Our door locks were changed this past week.
If you haven't already done so, please switch your old key for a
new key, at the church office. Thank you.
YOU'VE GOT MAIL!
YOU'VE GOT MAIL!
Please take a moment to collect the
information in your mail slots. Thanks.
CANADIAN BIBLE SOCIETY CALENDARS
Hilda would like to thank all those who donated to the
Canadian Bible Society. Donations totaled $137.00!
Your generosity is much appreciated.
Your News 'N Views articles are due on October 30th.
Please send your articles directly to
Nicole at firstname.lastname@example.org.
They may also be left in the News 'N Views mail slot.
ST. PAUL'S MITTEN TREE
Our Mitten Tree will up on Sunday, October 30th and
will be in the Sanctuary for four Sundays. We need
lots of knitted articles (mittens, hats, scarves) and
socks (especially men's). These items will be donated
to two of our church missions, Evangel Hall in
Toronto and Anishinabe in Winnipeg
If anyone would like to use headphones
during the service, please speak to one of the ushers.
The Presbyterian Record
The Presbyterian Record magazine has faithfully served the church in Canada
for 140 years. The recent decision made by Presbyterian Record Inc. to cease publication of the
Record as of December 2016, is a loss for the denomination. In order to continue facilitating
communication within the denomination, and to build upon the Presbyterian Record's legacy,
the Life and Mission Agency will begin publication of a new resource that will merge some of
the news and features once covered in the Record with educational and informational materials produced
by the ministries, committees, and agencies of The Presbyterian Church in Canada. While the frequency and
focus will be significantly different from the Record's, the purpose of this new publication will be to further
equip leaders, connect congregations and missions, facilitate communication, and highlight denominational
work-strengthening our denominational ties across the country. Stay tuned for more information about this
exciting new publication, available over the coming months.
St. Paul's This Week
Monday Walking Group - Memorial Park 8:30 AM
Bible Study 7:00 PM
Tuesday St. Paul's Court 6:30 PM
Wednesday Community Life 9:30 AM
Thursday Sewing Group - Costumes 9:00 AM
Senior Choir 7:30 PM
IN OUR COMMUNITY - BULLETIN BOARD NOTICES
Wednesday, October 26th "Hambleton Hall Open House"
Open House and Tours from 3:00 PM to 6:30 PM
203 John Street, Simcoe
Friday,October 28th "2016 Concert Series"
Waterford United Church 7:30 PM
Lynn Valley Voices
Various dates Oct. 25 - 28 "The Tim Good Family" Music Group
Local churches, including Emmanuel Bible Church and Grace Baptist Church, Simcoe
A PCC MISSION MOMENT:
A PCC MISSION MOMENT: NURTURING GENEROUS GIVING
The PCC's "Stewards by Design" conference helps congregations discover how to nurture generous giving and expand their ministry as they explore how stewardship is a spiritual matter concerned with all aspects of life. The Rev. Tim Archibald participated in the 2016 conference with a team from Kings Church in New Minas, NS. He shares, "The content has been most helpful and has been finding immediate application in our ministry here at Kings Church. Our team is most grateful for all of the time, effort and attention to detail that was offered-God has used it all for great good. We feel very encouraged."
NATIONAL PRESBYTERIAN WOMEN'S GATHERING
"ROOTED IN LOVE" NEXT MAY 19-22, 2017
Mission Circle WMS wants to encourage younger women to develop an interest in the Presbyterian Church in Canada.
This conference is an exciting opportunity!
It will be at a Toronto hotel, and the cost includes three breakfasts and three dinner, exciting speakers, workshops, worship, and fun.
Early registration (before November 30, 2016) is $375.
After that date it is $475.
Our Mission Circle group is offering $100 per person to encourage younger women who haven't gone before to get involved.
There is more information in the church library or online www.womensgathering.ca .
The costumes used for Christmas pageants and other events are in need of some repair and updating. Anyone with ideas, sewing skills, or willingness to help consider ideas about our costume closet are invited to gather in the church lower hall on
Thursday, October 27th around 9:00 AM,
or anytime that morning.
Everyone is welcome. No special skills required!
For more information, please contact Judy or the office.
October 24th at 7:00 PM
St. Paul's Library
Join us in a Bible Study focusing
on a study of The Holy Spirit.
Additional dates will be November 7, 14 and 21.
KIRKIN O' THE TARTAN
KIRKIN O' THE TARTAN
On November 6th, enjoy the Kirkin O' The Tartan
service and stay for refreshments afterwards.
Please dust off your tartans to add to this special Sunday service.
Tartans should be identified with your name and clan tartan.
They may be delivered to the church, after the October 23rd service, and/or during the following week, to the church office.
Helpers are still needed for various tasks, such as set-up, decorating, food preparation, including short bread. serving and clean-up.
Please see the sign-up sheets in the library.
Note: Set-up will be Friday, November 4th.
ST. PAUL'S HOLLY TEA BAZAAR
Saturday, November 19 from 11:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Now is the time to be thinking of how you can help.
Thistle Club needs your support! This is their annual fund raiser.
*A very special thank you to our hard-working pie-making crew.
SPEAKING THE TRUTH IN LOVE
Videos of the conference can be located at
Click to video Stream Here
Luanne is the new Director of the NORFOLK NOTE-ABLES
This local Children's Choir is welcoming new members, ages 8-18, on Tuesday evenings, starting Sept. 8, from 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. at First Baptist Church. For more information, please contact Luanne at either 519-755-8802 or via email at Norfolk.NoteAbles@gmail.com.
Copies of the sermons can be found on our website:
Hard copies are available in the narthex.
Looking for more information on events?
If you look in our Calendar section, you will see what is happening!
2015 Annual Reports are available through the church office.