We hope everyone is well this Easter.
We hope everyone is well this Easter.
A night of learning about Passover in the book of Exodus. Edna Smith and the Happy Cooks served up a delicious meal of chicken , lamb, etc.
The Rev. Mary Margaret Boone spoke to the ETA group about her recent trip to Israel and show pictures on the 8th of March. She had many little anecdotes about the country. Mary Margaret is presently the United Church Minister of the Janetville Charge south of Lindsay.
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The Anglican, The newspaper of the Diocese of Toronto, has written a lovely story about St. Paul’s and it’s bond with King Albert School. You can read about it in their latest issue. Click on the image to go to the full paper. Our story is on page one and continues to page two.
Our volunteers outdid themselves with a beautiful setting for Pancake Tuesday. After the evening’s delicious pancake supper, our youth group and some adult members of the parish participated in a short Liturgy for the burning of the palm branches and crosses to be used in the Ash Wednesday services at noon and 7 pm. Thank you to our wonderful volunteers and to all who participated.
Sunday, January 28
The Rev. Daniel Leatherman was born and raised in the Hawaiian Islands. Ordained an Episcopal priest, he has served in parishes and schools in Oklahoma, California, and Hawaii. Currently, he is the Upper School Chaplain serving Intermediate and Secondary grades at ‘Iolani School in Honolulu, Hawai’i. In addition to his duties as school chaplain, Fr. Dan is a Chaplain and commission officer in the Reserves of the United States Air Force. His wife, Charmaine, is also an educator in the Hawaii Public Schools and they have one daughter, age 11.
Fr. Dan is taking advantage of a much-needed sabbatical leave from his school and looks forward to rest, renewal, blogging, and working on his Doctor of Ministry in Educational Leadership from the Virginia Theological Seminary, Alexandria, VA.
Check out his sermon on our weekly sermon’s page. We were delighted to have him visit us at St. Paul’s. Click on any image below to see larger images.
January 17, 2018
This lovely wedding was attended by many members of the congregation.
Before the service, a Smudging Ceremony was held outside. Joanna, who is of an Indigenous background , passed the bowl with the burning sweet grass to people in a circle who then drew the smoke towards them with their hands- head, mouth, ears, heart and body.
The wedding included guitar and fiddle music, and a special treat of Joanna singing some songs with her mother Brenda!
Following the service, everyone was invited back to the hall for cake.
Video of Joanna Singing
St. Paul’s annual Christmas Dinner was again another success in a long line of successful Christmas Dinners. Success in these dinners in marked by the number of guests and volunteers we serve and this year, as in several past years, have seen us serving out the door some 200 meals. Last year we were approached by Community Care to assist their Meals on Wheels program by providing 15 hot Christmas Dinners to their clients. Because of the success of this addition to our program we were again approached and this year sent out 28 meals. This is a great addition to our outreach of this Dinner event.
Such success does not come without the generous support of; the members of this parish who donate of their time, talent and treasure; our own Happy Cooks group who are instrumental in preparing the food; Edna Smith our intrepid Chef who oversees all the food preparation; and the 45 plus volunteers who come from all over the community to help with the food service and provide helpful care and support to those who need it.
To all those who were involved,
Although it was cold outside, our Annual Long term Care Christmas Service and luncheon today was warm and cozy!