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Sunday December 10 Activities

We had a special service with the Youth Group putting on a puppet show for everyone.  And at 3pm, we had a concert.

A Festive Concert of Christmas Music & Carols
Sunday, December 10th – 3:00 p.m.
A festive celebration of music, laughter, & story.
Highlights of the programme include:

  • Kristen and Johanna sing as a duo, in ‘Glory to God in the Highes’t by Giovanni Pergolesi, and in ‘Gesu Bambino’, by Pietro Yon.
  • Gordon Brown will sing his ‘Mozartian’ sacred aria, ‘Kings Shall See and Stand Up’, composed at St Paul’s in January 2017.
  • Kristen and Gordon will sing the beautiful ‘Ave Maria’ of Gaetano Donizetti
  • ‘ The Candlelight Carol’ by John Rutter will be sung by the ladies of the choir in memory of Helen Roberts.
  • The men of the choir will sing ‘White Christmas’. The choir will sing ‘The Twelve Days of Christmas’

2017 King Albert School

St Paul’s had 22 children during the morning learning about the birth of Jesus and singing some carols  The next day they did a pageant.  Click on any image below to make it larger and go from one image to the next.

December 3rd Linger Lunch

40 people enjoyed chili and a bun and sweets for dessert.  Almost $300 was raised for our youth program.  And a lot of people had some fun!

2017 Evensong & Tree Lighting

Forty-six people came out to celebrate the beginning of  Advent, light the courtyard tree, and enjoy some refreshments for our Evensong.

The tree was lit followed by Christmas Carols and songs outside and then singing continued inside with hot drinks

All toys collected will be donated to the local toy drive.  Thank you to all who attended.

Confirmations/Reaffirmations

Two of our choir members were part of the confirmation/reaffirmation service this past Sunday.  Ursula Ruhbach was confirmed and Arlene McClean was reaffirmed.

Flowers (in memory of Don Tyndall) from the service were presented to Bishop Shaw .  Shelby (Marilyn Eade’s granddaughter)  presented them.

Unsung Heroes: Remembering Our Great War Nursing Sisters

Images from our recent remembrance service.

During the First World War, over 3,000 Canadian women served as Nursing Sisters overseas. Nearly 30 of these extraordinary and heroic young women called the Kawartha Lakes area home, but their stories have faded into the mists of history.

We remembered these “Angels of Mercy” through an ecumenical service of dramatic readings, poetry, music, and meditation. A reception featuring wartime-inspired goodies will follow in St. Paul’s parish hall.  Co Hosted with the Olde Gaol Museum – Victoria County Historical Society.

Our Four Entertainers

These four lovely gentlemen were presented with the Canada 150 award a few weeks ago at the legion by Jamie Schmale MP.

(left to right):
George Morris, Garnet Powell, Bill Witham, Robert Sisson.

Robert retired about 2 years ago, but the others still go and entertain at the nursing homes.

Congratulations to you all, it is well deserved.

2017 Mystery Dinner Theatre

We had our annual Mystery Dinner Theatre on October 21st, 2017.  As usual it was a fun affair and a sold out event!  The story was as follows:

After arriving on the unspoiled beaches of Flamingo Island for a Caribbean holiday, the tranquil beauty was shattered when Sid Turner was shot dead in hisbeach cottage. Eight suspects were accused of murder…

The actors for the evening were”  Michael Green (Bernie), Stephanie Mackey (Terri), Kristan Stecher (Roxy),  Don Brohm (The Rattler), Marlene Wood (Karyn), Jan Guillard, (Emma)
Ross Smyth (Jacob) and Lindy Mackey, who, as The Great Rosini, was our murderer!!

Thank you’s

I would like to express special thanks to Edna Smith and her staff for a fantastic dinner! The gourmet chat eaubriand dinner was delicious! ….and we must salute our gracious hosts and hostesses and all those who helped to prepare the meal for our guests, as well as clean up and wash dishes.

To those who set up tables – Shirley Williams, Eileen Davies, Catherine Philp, Rose Graveline, Barbara and Harold Brown, Pam Todhunter. To Paul Davies who attended as wine steward, Betty Tyndall, our evening hostess. AND -thank you to all who attended the Dinner. Your support is essential. Without your attendance and interest, this evening could not be held. Our appreciation also goes to those who sponsored prizes for our guests – Olympia Restaurant, Home Hardware, Race Toyota.   ~Barb Truax
And to Barb

A Special Thank You to Barb Truax for your many years of coordinating this Church Fundraising Event and your exceptional decorating of the tables and Main Hall. Well Done.

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Thanksgiving Long Term Care Luncheon

We had the pleasure of hosting this annual event again this year.  Thank you to all of the volunteers that make it possible.

2017 New Food Booth at the Lindsay Ex

St. Paul’s is in a new food booth this year at the Exhibition.  Here we are in our nice new space.  Check us out and have your lunch or dinner!