Sept 16th


THIS WEEK AT ST. PAUL’S

Sunday Welcome Back BBQ following the service

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

St. Paul’s Band Rehearsal @ 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday Council Meeting @ 7:00 p.m.

Wednesday  Bowling Club @ 6:45 p.m. 

Thursday Choir Rehearsal @ 7:00 p.m.

Friday

Youth Group Resumes @ 7:00 p.m.

Pubs & Pews - Anchor Bar Burlington @ 7 p.m.

UPCOMING EVENTS

September 25 Coffee Time @ El Espero Family Restaurant

September 26 Book Study (5 weeks)

October 2 Nurturing Care Meeting

October 4 Book Club

November 3 Holiday Jingle Bazaar 





Deborah would like to begin offering some times of mindfulness and meditation at St. Paul’s. She thought the best way to begin would be through a video series, called ,“How to Be," on different kinds of meditation, exploring what works for you, beginning Sunday, October 14th. Deborah will share these videos at three different times during the week. The videos are less than half an hour.  Choose a time that works best for you; Sunday at 9:15 in the Godly Play Room (Room 9), Wednesday at 8am in the Friendship Room, and Thursday at 6:30 pm, in the Friendship Room. These will also potentially be times when group meditation will be offered.  Talk to Deborah if you are interested or if you have any questions.

 

We are celebrating a new year at St. Paul's, a new year of worship, Sunday School, and choir. You are invited to celebrate with us TODAY. After church, join us for hamburgers, hotdogs, and other activities. Get to know one another and some of what occurs at St. Paul's throughout the year.  All are welcome.

 

 

The next Pubs & Pews event will be at 7p.m. on Friday, September 21st at the Anchor Bar in Burlington (Upper Middle Rd. and Appleby Line). This is a social event for the men of the church.  Anyone welcome.

 

 

Book Study - Deborah has read a new book that she would like to share with those who are interested. You can join her on Wednesday morning at 10am. Beginning September 26th, for five weeks, we will be exploring “Inspired: Slaying Giants, Walking on Water, and Loving the Bible Again,” by Rachel Held Evans. 

 

 

Advent Devotional - Deborah will also be putting in an order for a four week Advent devotional that will begin the week of November 19th. She wants to order it early as they sometimes sell out. It’s called “Celebrating Abundance” by Walter Brueggemann. The cost is $18. She’ll put in the order after Thanksgiving.

 

 

 

Oakville Pentecostal Apostolic Centre - Welcome

We’ve just entered into a new rental agreement with the Oakville Pentecostal Apostolic Centre. Starting on Sunday, September 2nd they will be holding their worship services in the St. Paul’s sanctuary from 12:30 to 3:00 p.m. and from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. each Sunday. They will also be using the Friendship Room on Friday evenings from 7:30 to 9:00 p.m. for Bible Study. They are a congregation of between 60 and 80 members and they were looking for a space that will allow them to grow. They've been worshipping at the Iroquois Ridge Community centre since 2005. We have signed a one year agreement, beginning September 2nd, 2018 and ending August 25, 2019.  There is an option to renew by June of 2019 if all parties are agreeable. An opportunity to work with another church in the Oakville community is one that other United Churches have taken and we look forward to a mutually beneficial relationship over the next year.We plan to invite this new congregation to join us at coffee hour in a few weeks time so you will have an opportunity to personally welcome them to our building. Judy DeMone, Vice Chair, Council.

 

A sincere thank you to the people of St. Paul's who shared our loss of Tom with our family! Your love, support and caring during his illness and now will always be cherished by our family. God Bless. Love, Carilyn McNaught and family.

 


Carol Anne Hunt and family extend a sincere thank you to the staff and congregation of St. Paul’s for their service and expressions of sympathy on the death of Rev. Ron Hunt.  We appreciated hearing your memories of his ministry here.  May each of us be challenged to live out the gospel message Ron shared with us.

 

It's that time again! The Country Store is calling all canners and jam makers!  With the late spring, the strawberry season is a little behind this year, but strawberry jam is one of our best sellers. Other favourites are red pepper jelly and chili sauce. Pickles and relish are also appreciated. Candy Allen and Catherine Arcand-Pinette will be making calls and sending emails in the next week to see who will be able to contribute this year, so please consider making a contribution. However, if you don't receive a call and would like to donate some preserves, ready-made meals or canned fruit, please email Catherine  cath_glee@hotmail.com. 

Labels will be available in the UCW mailboxes. Calls will be made in the fall for items like fudge, candy and supper foods. Thanks in advance for your support.  Catherine and Candy.

 

 

 

 

HOLIDAY JINGLE PAGE

 

2018 Holiday Jingle Bazaar -

Saturday, November 3rd, from 9 am to 2:30 pm

The Holiday Jingle Bazaar, under the direction and guidance of the UCW, helps us to celebrate the beginning of the Advent season. Planning for this year’s bazaar is well under way.  Information packages have been sent out to previous vendors and artisans, and are available on the Holiday Jingle website.

This year, there are four main coordinators for the bazaar, as it has become too big and successful for one person alone. The four individuals are Judy DeMone, Ruth Holloway, Shirley-Anne Cooper-Maimot and Pat Mason. Please contact them or any of the table convenors listed below, if you would like to participate.  These convenors will also be reaching out to the congregation for volunteers during September and October.  Each year approximately 200 people are involved in the preparation and set up for the Holiday Jingle Bazaar.