MARCH 17th 2019

 

THIS WEEK AT ST. PAUL’S

Monday Tots and Us @ 10:00 a.m.

Tuesday Chairs’ Meeting @ 7:00 p.m. 

Wednesday

Meditation @ 8:00 a.m.

Book Study @ 10:00 a.m.

Special Communion @ 1:30 p.m.

Bowling Club @ 6:45 p.m. 

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

Thursday, Mar. 28 Stewardship Meeting

Friday, Mar. 29 Broadway… By Request

Sunday, Mar. 31

Music @ 10 – St. Paul’s Band

Lunch and Learn - Kairos Blanket Exercise 

Sunday, April 7 Lunch and Learn – Affirming Committee 

Friday, April 12 P.A. Day Camp

Thursday, April 18

Maundy Thursday Potluck Supper @ 6:00 p.m.

Choir Rehearsal following

Friday, April 19

Office CLOSED 

Good Friday @ St. John UC 

Sunday, April 21 Easter Sunday

Monday, April 22 Easter Monday – Office CLOSED

Saturday, April 27 Rummage Sale 

Sunday, April 28 Anniversary Sunday

Saturday, May 4 Dinner and Dance Benefit

Saturday, May 11 Church and Organ Tour 

 

Shirley Brown turned 90 last month and Karen (Shirley’s daughter) is hosting a drop-in party for her at Sunrise of Oakville (456 Trafalgar Rd) TODAY between 1:00 and 4:30. It will be in the 3rd floor lounge, down the hall from her room, right beside the main elevator. There will be snacks and beverages, Shirley will be holding court and would love to see some of the church folks out to see her. Everyone is invited to drop in.

 

Deborah will be away next week from Thursday, March 21st -Sunday, March 24th.  She will return on Tuesday, March 26th.

Wesley Urban Ministries in Hamilton has sent us a special appeal to raise funds for their chaplain, who provides critical memorial services, counselling and small groups for youth and adults facing homelessness, addictions, poverty, and isolation. The position is particularly critical to the outreach offered at Wesley Day Centre, First Place Seniors Residence and five residential programs. If you would like to make a donation, you can put it in the offering plate. Please mark it clearly with “Wesley Chaplain.” The last day will be March 31st when we will then send a cheque to Wesley.

 

This year, we will be presenting an evening of your favourite Broadway hits on Friday, March 29th, at 7:00 pm. Catherine and Mary are welcoming the fabulous Charles DiRaimondo this year to share his beautiful voice. Tickets will go on sale after church today and the 24th, you can make your requests at the time of purchasing. Adults:  $15 and Children under 12:  $5. Note:  This year’s concert is not part of the St. Paul’s Concert series, it’s being run independently by Catherine, Mary and Charles.

 

Masterworks of Oakville will be performing John Rutter’s “Requiem” and other works at St. Matthew Catholic Church on Saturday, April 6, at 8 pm and Sunday, April 7, at 3 pm. Tickets are available from Pat Freedman at a cost of $25 for seniors and $30 for adults. She will be available after church in Watt Hall or by phone at 905 631 5568.

 

Do you love to contribute with your time and effort. Would you like the opportunity to connect and show care with those experiencing precarious housing or homelessness. The Outreach Team, with the support of all at St Paul’s, are sponsoring a community meal at Wesley Urban Ministries on Sunday March 31st. Please join us in Hamilton from 2-6 pm to prepare and serve and serve the meal. We need 6-12 people aged 14 and up to form our team. (Those aged 14-18 need to sign up with an adult). Please contact Alice at 647-606-9734 or alicedca@gmail.com

Looking forward to serving together!! Alice Deslauriers

St. Paul’s garage sale is on Saturday, April 27st from 9:00 a.m. to 12 noon. This year, we will not be accepting any furniture or large heavy items. We will be looking for volunteers to set up the items on Friday and to staff the sale on the Saturday. Jeff Laforete is organizing an early morning group to set up the tables. In addition, we are looking for anyone who has a large van or pick-up truck. Please contact Selina with any questions at sbajorek@cogeco.ca or call: 905-815-9595.

 

Would you like to hear a sermon on your favourite movie released last year? During the season of Easter, beginning April 28th, we will be hearing a series of sermons on movies suggested by YOU.  Submit your ideas to Deborah, along with an explanation of why you think the movie is relevant to our faith, by Sunday, April 5th.  The movie must have been released in 2018. On Easter Sunday, April 21st, Deborah will announce the movies chosen. 

 

 

 

On Saturday, May 4th, the Refugee Committee will be hosting Juleet's Spring Jubilee, a Dinner Dance Fundraiser with Silent and Live auctions. This will be a catered dinner with a licensed bar. For dancing, the band will be our very own “Tonight‘s Band”.  Emcee for the evening is CHCH Broadcast Personality Bob Cowan. The tickets are $60.00 per person, with a $20.00 tax receipt. If you have an item that you would like to donate for the auction, please contact a member of the committee or the church office. This will be a fun evening of fellowship and fundraising, and we hope to see many of you there. Tickets will be on sale on Sundays after church, thru the church office, or thru a member of the Refugee Committee. Payment may be by cash or cheque, with cheque preferred (made to St. Paul's United Church, Refugee Fund).