GROWING THE BODY
CREATING AND NURTURING NEW WORSHIPPING COMMUNITIES
Faced with declines in existing congregations, many churches, guided by the Spirit, are encouraging new worshipping communities as a way to share the Good News of Jesus with those who are “unchurched” or “done” with traditional Church.
Come and learn about what God is doing and how your congregation can get involved!
Jen deCombe, Associate Secretary, Canadian Ministries
Matthew Brough, Program Coordinator - Cyclical PCC
The first Sunday in October is designated as World Communion Sunday, which celebrates our oneness in Christ with all our brothers and sisters around the world. Paul tells us that we are to “discern the body” when we partake of Holy Communion, mindful that we note our relationship to all our brothers and sisters in Christ in the celebration. Please join us at St. Paul’s on October 6th. Our service starts at 10:45AM.
St. Paul’s will be holding its very popular Fish & Chips Dinner on Saturday, October 5th in the church hall at 319 Prescott Street. There will be three seatings at 4:30, 5:30 or 6:30PM. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for children under 12. For tickets or details, email email@example.com.
Love to sing? Is royal blue your favourite colour? Wish you had the best seat in the house? Please join us for Open Choir Sunday on September 29, 2019.
No choral experience is required. Just attend a practice at St. Paul’s on Thursday, September 19th and/or September 26th and you are good to go.
St. Paul’s Church School has launched a campaign to collect items for school lunches in the area. The hope is to exceed last year’s total of 600 lunch items. Things that are appropriate to donate include - juice boxes, fruit or granola bars, pudding and fruit cups. (Please note that everything should be nut free.)
The Food Drive will run until Thanksgiving Sunday (October 13th) and everything will be used, through the local food bank, to support families in our community.
It’s time to start planning to your garden, so come to St. Paul’s on Saturday May 25th and check out our plant sale. There will also be baked goods and treats for purchase, so you won’t go hungry while you’re trying to decide what should go where in your garden. A cold-cut buffet with salad and dessert will be served starting at 11:30AM. Tickets are $12 for adults and $6 for children 12 and under. The church is handicap accessible with parking and a ramp in the lot behind the building.
You are invited to a special fundraising event to support Femme International and their work in East Africa. The guest speaker will be Sabrina Rubli and music will be provided by the NGDHS African Drummers “big baNG” and Fiddlehead Soup. The concert and afternoon tea takes place at the North Grenville District High School. Tickets are $10 at the door and children get in free. There will also be a silent auction featuring beautiful items from Tanzania. For information call 613-258-1281 or visit www.femmeinternational.org
Good Friday commemorates the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and his death at Calvary. We will mark this important event through a joint worship service with our brothers and sisters from St. John's United Church, here at our church, starting at 7PM.
This very popular community supper is put on every year by the young people of St. Paul's who dish up plates of spaghetti with loads of delicious salad and lots of dessert. There are two sittings at 5:00PM and 6:30PM. Tickets are $12 for adults and $6 for children (4-10). Kids under 4 are free.
The World Day of Prayer is a global ecumenical movement which brings Christians of many traditions together to observe a common day of prayer each year. Through preparation and participation in the worship service, we can learn how our sisters of other countries, languages and cultures understand the Biblical passages in their context. We can hear their concerns and needs and can join in solidarity with them as we pray with and for them. In this way, it is possible to enrich our Christian faith as it grows deeper and broader in an international, ecumenical expression.
Join us for an informal panel seminar and discussion on the medicinal and recreational use of Cannabis. Topics include - Why medical marijuana has become an accepted treatment, common myths and misconceptions, the difference between CBD and THC, as well as how we can keep our children safe. Admission is free. All are welcome.
Churches would find it hard to get by without volunteers. At St. Paul's, we rely on volunteers to sing in our choir, teach church school and greet people at the front door. On January 20th, we want to say thank you with a special ham luncheon after the service.
The Presbyterian mission in Barrhaven will be holding a bazaar and fundraiser for the Barrhaven Food Cupboard on Saturday, October 6th. It will take place at the Larkin Community House and volunteers who can help during the day would be greatly appreciated. They are also accepting - garage sale items, baked goods and books. Please contact the Reverend Shahrzad Kandalaft for more information.
Everyone is invited to Mountain Orchards for a fun afternoon of apple picking and other activities. Orchard activities are free - apples and other treats are available for purchase.
Please bring a lawn chair and feel free to bring a picnic or snack to share with the group.
Anyone who needs a ride can car pool from St. Paul’s at 12:30PM on Saturday, September 29th. Alternatively, we’ll meet at the Orchard for 1PM.
Mountain Orchards are located at 10175 Clark Road in Mountain, Ontario.
After over 30 years at St. Paul’s, Robert and Susan Wood will be moving to Fenelon Falls to be closer to family. Please join us for a pot luck lunch after the service on Sunday, September 23rd.
Come wish Robert and Susan well as they embark on their next adventure!
The Brockville Presbyterial of the Women’s Missionary Society will meet on Saturday, September 22nd at Riverview Presbyterian Church in Iroquois, Ontario. Sign-in begins at 9:30AM and the meeting gets underway at 10AM. Lunch is $12.
Please register in advance with Catherine Blatch (613-923-1571 or firstname.lastname@example.org) if you plan to stay for lunch.
The theme is “Bringing Darkness to Light in Palestine” with presentations by the Reverend Noel Gordon and the Reverend Dr. Dorcas Gordon, as well as Ruth Pollock, Dorothy Herbert and Alan Herbert. All are welcome.