NEWS & VIEWS
From the bulletin Nov.29, 2015
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.
OFFICE HOURS: open Mondays to Thursdays, from
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. At all other times, please leave a message at 519-426-1845 and someone will get back to you.
With the approach of winter, leaving the spaces on
Lot Street for those with mobility challenges is even
more critical. 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.
Friends, help enrich our worship experience by signing up to assist with refreshments after worship. Guidance and help are available if you are uncertain of the how to's. There is a sign up sheet on the information table.
CHRISTMAS NURSERY COVERAGE:
We are looking for two
volunteers who are willing to be in the nursery on
Christmas Eve for the first service, at 6:00 p.m.
Please contact the office if you are able to assist.
ELDERS: PLEASE COLLECT YOUR SESSION MATERIAL FOR THIS TUESDAY'S MEETING FROM YOUR MAIL SLOT. THANK YOU.
IAN SHAW'S RETIREMENT (AND BIRTHDAY) ON SEPTEMBER 27, 2015
It was an enjoyable day and evening, especially for Ian and his
family and friends. If you would like to see some of the
pictures taken that day, please send an email to Mike Cobb at firstname.lastname@example.org and he can send you a link to view them.
HOLLY TEA BAZAAR
The Holly Luncheon and Bazaar was a success again this
year. Thanks to all who helped: the men and ladies involved in pie making, the men for setting up, those who worked at the Bazaar and especially the youth for a great job serving. A special thank you to
St. Paul's congregation for your donations and support.
The Bazaar is a team effort, and because of all of you we are
able to financially assist with the work of the church.
With appreciation, Grace
CHRISTMAS FOOD BOXES FOR THE SALVATION ARMY
At Christmas, hundreds of food boxes are distributed to
needy families. St. Paul's has always helped to fill their
boxes with food. The boxes will be in place next Sunday
morning and will be in place until December 6th.
CHRISTMAS ACTIVITIES: The children will be participating in two services, November 29th and December 13th. They will be presenting readings and songs during worship. Please note these special dates on your calendars. If you have neighbours or grandchildren who would enjoy participating with us, please extend an invitation. If you have any questions, please contact Judy at 519-426-2080.
Thank you to all the helpers and of course the children for
today's very special Advent Presentation.
CHRISTMAS GIFTS FOR QUETZAL FAMILY HOMES
The Christmas gifts for the children of Quetzal Family homes are to be returned, unwrapped, to Chris by next Sunday.
It is now time to order your 2016 Presbyterian Church Calendar.
The cost is $3.00. There is a sign-up sheet on the information table.
Please place your order by December 6, 2015.
OUR MITTEN TREE
Thank you to those who donated to our Mitten Tree.
We received a total of 216 knitted items which are
being donated to Anishinabe and Evangel Hall.
ST. PAUL'S THIS WEEK
Tuesday Session 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday Gifts & Bequests 10:00 a.m.
Friendship in Faith 7:00 p.m.
Mission 7:00 p.m.
Thursday Senior Choir 7:30 p.m.
PRESBYTERIAN DAILY DEVOTIONAL
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CHRISTMAS CONGREGATIONAL BREAKFAST
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2015
Coffee 8:00 a.m. Breakfast 8:30 a.m.
Adults: $5.00 Children under 12: $2.00
The Men's Breakfast Group is hosting our annual Christmas Breakfast. Tickets are available today in the Library, and again on November 22 and 29th. They can also be purchased through the church office. Be sure to attend this fun and festive event!
MISSION CIRCLE - MONDAY, DECEMBER 7 AT 1:30 PM
This might seem a little early for a Christmas card, but we
wanted to invite you to an afternoon of early Christmas fun -
singing carols, enjoying fellowship, tasty treats
and sharing the joy of our Saviour's birth.
Where: St. Paul's Parlour Who: Friends of "Mission Circle"
Please RSVP to Marie at 519-583-1627
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.
Grief Support Group at Tyrrell Baptist Church,
Simcoe, running September 9 to December 2, 2015.
Please see the information on the library table or the bulletin board for additional details regarding all of these events. (Christmas luncheons are coming soon!)
For those who subscribe to "These Days",
your issue for October, November & December can be found in your mail slot.
As usual, we (PCC) are there! And you can be, too. Opportunities to be involved financially
through PWS and D
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!
2014 Annual Reports are available through the church office.