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Joanna Burt & Alex Kim Wedding

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

2017 St Paul’s Christmas Dinner

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,

Thank You.

Long Term Care Christmas Service

Although it was cold outside, our Annual Long term Care Christmas Service and luncheon today was warm and cozy!

Youth Group Christmas Dinner

Our youth group had a delicious Turkey Dinner prepared by Ray Marshall!  Dinner was followed by some fun with a Christmas gift game and Advent 3 Worship.

Our youth wish all of you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Warren’s Christmas Message

Warren talks about the services coming up this Christmas.

Communion at the Heritage buildings

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.