October 22nd, 2017  


Sunday Table Talk after service


Tots and Us @ 10:00 a.m.

St. Paul’s Band Rehearsal @ 7:00 p.m.



Book Study @ 10:00 a.m.

St. Paul’s Knitting Group @ 6:30 p.m.

Bowling Club @ 6:45 p.m. 

Thursday Adult Choir Rehearsal @ 7:00 p.m. 

Fri. – Sun. Niagara Youth Festival Oct. 27th – 29th 



October 31 St. Paul’s Coffee Time - El Spero Restaurant

November 4 Holiday Jingle Bazaar

November 12 Youth Sharing of “Rendezvous”

November 14 Palermo Coffee Time

November 21 Chairs’ Meeting

November 25 St. Paul’s Visioning Day 

December 3 Christmas Jazz Concert

December 10

Baptism/Reception of New Members

Christmas Carol Service

December 17 Christmas Pageant

December 31 Baptism/Reception of New Members


It is TWO weeks to go until our 2017 Holiday Jingle Bazaar.  Please plan to come out and enjoy the day. There will be much to see and buy. In addition to the tables of goods offered by St. Paul's, there will be approximately 40 crafters and vendors participating. St. Paul's members are coordinating several of our favourite tables. Items for the Buttons Table, Knitting/SewingTable, Jewellery Table, and Country Store & Deli can be handed in this week for preparation and pricing. Please leave items at the church office, place in room 2 off Watt Hall, or give to the table convenors. Frozen deli items (well-marked) can be placed in the freezer in room 2. 

The Bake Table convenors are hoping that many of you are checking your recipe files for that special pie, cake, muffin, loaf, or cookie recipe. If possible, please indicate food item ingredients for the convenience of our shoppers with food allergies or sensitivities. Frozen items can be placed in the freezer in room 2.  There is still time to donate items for the Silent Auction Table. Please call Pat Mason (905 825-0441) if you have items to donate.  Items can also be picked up if that is more convenient. If you are lending your card table for Santa’s Cafe, please leave it in the storage closet by the east stairs.

Our bazaar is always a successful event, because everyone in the congregation gets behind it. Your support is much appreciated! Mark the date – Saturday, November 4th from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.


 Up!! November seems like a long time away but planning for the Bazaar is well underway! If you're willing to help in Santa's Café or the Snack Shack, there are sign up sheets in the narthex. Or you can email me at jdemone2@gmail.com 

or phone me at 905-849-9988. It takes lots of willing helpers to make the café and snack shack a success every year! Thanks to all those who have helped in the past and thanks in advance for your support. Judy DeMone.


Sewing, Crocheting and Knitting Table - While enjoying this summer did you have your knitting needles clicking and sewing machine running? It is not too late to make something for the bazaar. Knitted stuffed animals, circular scarves, sewn neck or back rests, aprons, pillows and blankets are popular. Carilyn McNaught: 905 827 1828, camcnaught@hotmail.com.


Country Store Update -The bazaar is fast approaching and the country store is switching into full gear! If you have a talent for making fudge, chocolate or candy, please consider donating your talent and goodies to the Country Store! We are already receiving donations of jams and preserves. Contact Jenn Gunter, Catherine Arcand-Pinette or Candy Allen for more information on how you can help!


Buttons Wanted – Decorative/unusual buttons – single or in a set. Also, other buttons in sets of 3, 4, 5 or more buttons of the same. Drop off at the church office or for more info contact Diane Wolder 905-825-4155.



Jewellery Table at the Holiday Jingle Bazaar - We are once again asking for your kind donations of used (or new!) jewellery, as follows: Earrings, Necklaces, Brooches, Pins, Bracelets, Hair Ornaments, Chains, Scarf and Clasps, Rings, Pendants, Decorative Belts, any other Trinkets or Accessories. Please call 905.339.2297 or email Edith@planeteer.com for pick-up or leave at the church office. Because we sort, polish, and price the jewellery as it comes in, we would really appreciate getting it as soon as possible so that we can be ready for The Day. Thanks again to our loyal supporters and to any new donors.

St. Paul's knitting group will start up on October 25th at 6:30 p.m. in the Friendship Room. The group will meet the last Wednesday of every month. All ages and abilities welcome. Bring a friend. If you have hung up your knitting needles for good and have left over supplies, please consider donating your unwanted wool and needles to knitting newbies.  Contact Carolyn Stinson (catz5000@hotmail.com) for additional details.  Thanks.



Claxton Christmas Cake - I will be selling cake again this year on behalf of the Halton Civitan Club of which I am a member. The aim of the organization is to build good citizenship by serving community and individual needs with an emphasis on helping those with developmental disabilities. The cost remains the same – $10 each or 3 for $25 and it would be helpful to me if I could get orders as early as possible so that I can place my order. If you are interested in purchasing cakes from me this year I will be taking orders today and on the next two Sundays, the last one being November 5th. I can also be reached by email  pfreedman@cogeco.ca or phone 905-631-5568. Your support of our club is very much appreciated. Pat Freedman.


Book Study - Deborah will be leading a 6-week book study on Rob Bell's book, "What is the Bible: How an Ancient Library of Poems, Letters, and Stories Can Transform the Way You Think and Feel About Everything." The morning session will begin on Wednesday, November 1st at 10 a.m. The evening session will begin at 7p.m. on Sunday, November 5th. Please let Deborah know if you would like her to order a book for you by October 22nd. The cost is $30. 



Table Talk Questions:  Today at 11:45 – Table Talk 4

1) What do you understand as the role of the staff to be – to do ministry or to equip others to do ministry?  If possible, provide examples.

2) Are staff tasked with keeping everything running smoothly or with facilitating the transforming work of the Spirit?

3) How are people of the congregation developing an identity as ambassadors for Christ wherever they go/whatever they do?


Next week at 11:45 – Table talk 5

1) What is the purpose of worship? (for example: to provide information about God or to engage participants in an experience of God?)

2) In what ways have or should worship be moving toward greater participation from all of the gathered people?

3) Describe the importance of music in worship and how it is (or is not) a connecting point for youth and young adults in worship?