Good day St. Paul's,

Services and Live Streams continue to be available on our YouTube Channel (found HERE). The bulletin for each Sunday will be available on the website Sunday morning.

As always, please read on for new announcements as well as reminders from previous announcements.

RJ Chambers
Office Administrator, St. Paul's Anglican Church - Edmonton

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Thank You from People's Warden, Margot Byer
A big THANK-YOU goes to Laura Rogers, who crafted the beautiful Easter cards that we received over the past couple of weeks. Laura is coordinating the Hands to Hearts Ministry, refurbishing cards that will be made available to parishioners to comfort, encourage and celebrate one another. We also appreciate the time and thoughtfulness that went into the individual messages written by Dudley Baker, Pat Halligan-Baker, Lorraine Bednar, Terry Berard, Jennifer Bosse, Gay Gering, Carol Rudat, Pat Stretch, and Val Tilburn. Your uplifting words meant a lot during these challenging times!  (If you have not received a card, please contact the office with your updated address so we can include you in the next mail-out.)

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St. Paul’s Food Pantry - Donations Needed
We are starting a basic food Pantry that will be available to families at St. Paul’s. To start, we are looking to stock our pantry with some basic non-perishable items. Please consider donating what you can. Pantry items can be dropped off on the table in the foyer of the church (across from the main washrooms) any day the building is open for prayer (Mon-Thurs and Sat from 10-noon). 

Puzzle Exchange at St. Paul's
Thank you to all who dropped off puzzles over the last week!! A number of you picked up puzzles this week but we still have a few more available. Puzzles can be dropped off at St. Paul's on Tuesdays, Thursdays, or Saturdays from 10:00AM-noon. All dropped off puzzles will be sanitized over the weekend and available for pickup on the following Tuesday. If you would like to contribute to this initiative but are unable to come into the office to drop off/pick up, please contact the office and we will arrange for a no-contact pick up/drop off. 

Face Masks:

  • Sewing: If you are interested in sewing masks for Covid-19 to provide to parishioners and/or community members free-of-charge, please contact the office for further information.
  • Donating materials: We would also appreciate donations of quality, close-weave cotton fabric, packages of blue shop towels (for filters), elastic pony holders (for ear loops), and pipecleaners (for nose bridges). Supplies can be dropped off at the church office on Thursday mornings.
  • Purchase: If you are looking to purchase face masks, Page the Cleaner is taking orders on their website.

Services and Public Gatherings Suspended - Services Live Streamed in the Interim
As many of you have already heard, all public gatherings and services of Anglican parishes, including services at St. Paul's, have been suspended for the time being. To Live Stream our services, please visit our YouTube channel (link found above).

Prayer Space Available Monday-Thursday and Saturdays from 10AM-Noon
The Sanctuary and Chapel will be open for prayer from 10:00AM-Noon Monday-Thursday and Saturday (NOT OPEN Fridays and Sundays). Entry will only be available through the Alley Door. If the door is locked, please ring the bell. Please hand sanitize upon entry and keep a distance of at least two metres from other individuals. 

Financial Offerings
We will still be accepting financial offerings during this suspension period. For those who give by cash and cheque on Sundays, you are welcome to drop off your envelopes anytime the Sanctuary is open for prayer (as listed above). Cheques may also be mailed to the office during this time. Direct Debit and Credit offerings will be processed as they normally are. If you are unable to bring an offering during this time and would still like to support St. Paul's throughout this period, you always have the option of giving a one-time gift by credit. To do so, please contact RJ at the office to arrange a time for a phone call (as credit card details should not be emailed for security reasons).

Care and Concern
Though services have been suspended, we are still the church and our Care and Concern Team is ready to help. If you need groceries delivered, errands run, or other services at this time, please let us know. The church is still operating even if we cannot meet closely together at this time.

Please continue to be in prayer for all of those who may be immuno-compromised or otherwise vulnerable.