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 Oct. 19 2014

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. A special welcome to anyone who is visiting this morning. Please record your presence by signing the guest register in the lobby (library area) to the east side of the sanctuary. LARGE PRINT bulletins and hymn books are available from our ushers. A special welcome to the Rev. Carlene Walford who is participating in this morning's worship. Carlene is in the area ministering with our off-shore workers.

Coffee +++
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.

Messy Church
There is room for more leaders and/or assistants especially in the area of Food Preparation and Clean-up. If you are able to join, please speak to Grace, Sharon, Jane or Ian.

Crieff Hills Community
St. Paul's has a long and mutually supportive relationship with Crieff. We are blessed by both its proximity and it's pr0grams. Crieff is continuing a Capital campaign to improve its facilities. Session has agreed that on November 2 and 9, you may use your envelopes to support this venture. Add your donation to your offering and mark (Crieff and the amount) in the specify category. PAR givers may use the envelopes provided.

Planning Crafts for Sunday School Pageant
This Friday, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon. To prepare for our Christmas Tree Ornament Party(see below), we need to plan and prepare our crafts in advance. Do you have any ideas? Feel free to drop in on our thinking and planning meeting. We could use your input.
Christmas Tree Ornament Party! Sunday, November 2 (after worship)


The Christmas Pageant (on November 30) will involve the children decorating the sanctuary tree with hand-made symbols of the Christmas story. We are asking families and interested people to stay after worship on Sunday, November 2 for this Christmas craft making party. A light lunch (instead of coffee time) will be provided.

St. Paul's Holly Tea Bazaar
Saturday, November 22 11:00 - 2:00 p.m. Now is the time to begin 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.

A Catechism for Today
Question: What is Baptism? Baptism is a sign and seal of our union with Christ and his body, the church. Through it, by faith and the work of the Spirit, we are washed and cleansed from sin, share in the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, receive the gift of the Holy Spirit, and are commissioned to Christ's service. Baptism assures us that we belong to God. Our great comfort in life and death is that we belong to our faithful Saviour Jesus Christ.

ST. PAUL'S THIS WEEK,

Monday 12:00 noon Lunch Bunch
Tuesday 7:00 p.m. Session for Eldership - CANCELLED(lower hall) Property & Maintenance
Thursday 4:30 p.m. SASS Meeting (parlour)
7:30 p.m. Senior Choir
Friday 10:00 - 12:00 noon Planning crafts for pageant


Our Mitten Tree
will be up Sunday, November 2. It will be in place for four Sundays. We need lots of knitted articles (mittens, hats, scarves) which will be donated to two of our church missions, Evangel Hall in Toronto and Anishinabe in Winnipeg which helps native and Metis children who live in poverty.

Membership Workshop Series, CANCELLED


Discernment . . .Eldership Seminars CANCELLED


Presbyterian Record
We will soon be submitting our order for 2015. We purchase our bulk subscriptions through St. Paul's. The cost is $24.95. 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 News' N Views. For those who subscribe to this magazine, we encourage you to continue to do so. There are many interesting and informative articles. For those who do not receive this magazine and would like to, please contact the office at 519-426-1845. However, if you do not wish to continue the subscription, please contact the office as well. Now is the time to do so.

Ten Thousand Villages - Crafts of the World Sale


First Baptist Church, October 24 ( 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.) & 25 (9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.) A sign up sheet for volunteers can be found on the information table. Our contact person is Leigh, 519-428-0676.


October Lunch Bunch will take place at the Erie Beach in the Cove Room, on Monday, October 20 at 12:00 noon. Please contact Pat at 519-426-5495.


These Days

For those who subscribe to These Days, your issue for October, November & December can be found in your mail slot.

Learning Opportunities
Copies of the sermons can be found on our website: www.stpaulssimcoe.com 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!

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!

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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