Good day St. Paul's,
To comply with provincial restrictions, we will continue to physically distance for Sunday services. Please maintain a one pew buffer between yourself and other parishioners and, if in the same row, please keep at least 2 metres from those from other households. Passing the peace will once again be done as visually passing of the peace from your seats. Masking will also continue and masks continue to be available for those without one.
Our 10AM Sunday service will also continue to be available online as a live-stream. To find our live-stream service, please visit our website and visit the Events tab and click on the “St. Paul’s Sunday Service” event to find links to our YouTube Channel.
As always, please read on for more announcements.
Office Administrator, St. Paul's Anglican Church - Edmonton
Patience Oduro's Funeral, Saturday, October 23 at 4:00pm
Patience's funeral will be held this Saturday, October 23 at 4:00pm at St. Paul's. As the government of Alberta has limited funeral attendance to a maximum of 50 and the doors will have to be closed once that number is reached, we are encouraging St. Paul's parishioners to view the live stream rather than attending in person if possible to ensure space remains for family and close friends. This funeral service can be live streamed from the St. Paul's YouTube Channel by clicking HERE. The service will also remain on YouTube for those unable to view it live.
Community Corner for Sunday, October 24
- Indigenous learning opportunities A big THANK YOU to everyone who stayed to watch “The Secret Path” and all those who have watched it at home. There are many excellent entry points for learning more about Indigenous history, and this movie is one of them. A question that arose at our screening was “How could the church have played such a massive role in the efforts to erase Indigenous peoples and culture?” One aspect of this is traced back to the Doctrine of Discovery which was established in 1493 by the church. For a helpful 12-part lesson and study guide from the Anglican Church of Canada about this doctrine and its effect on us today, please visit https://www.anglican.ca/primate/tfc/drj/doctrineofdiscovery/.
- Earlier in September, we featured HOPE MISSION as a St. Paul’s REACH grant recipient. As you may have heard, on October 8, 2021, a fire consumed the warehouse housing all of their donated winter for the coming months, as well as their food truck. Please donate what you are able, and spread the word via social media, friends and places of work that they need donations of men’s and women’s gently used or newly purchased winter clothing to stock back up, and this will be throughout the coming months. On a happy note, they have successfully funded the completion of their new Herb Jamieson facility which opened at the beginning of October and is running well.
- Grovenor Elementary School is also collecting children’s gently used or newly purchased winter clothing as we head into our colder months. A box is available where items can be dropped off at St. Paul’s in the side lobby.
Sunday, October 24 Music
Below are titles with links to this Sunday's music selections. To access the song on YouTube, just click on the title:
By FaithService Volunteers Reminder for Sunday, October 24
Music: Asher's Team
Sound/Projection: Chandra and/or Yohana
Service Team: Green and Friends Team
Prayers of the People: Nancy W-S.
Vestry/Staff on Duty: Michelle
Chapel Prayer Team: Dudley and Pat
Kid's Club Leader: Carol R. Table Top Adventures – Friday, November 5, 6:30pm
Starting November 5 (and continuing on the first Friday of each month), Table Top Adventures starts back up. We are all set up with a fantastic library of board games and puzzles for you to come enjoy. Please bring a snack and beverage for yourself and any other table top activity you might want to do – card making, model building, crafting, even homework is an option! Come out for a fun evening of activities and fellowship. As this activity is not a worship function and closer contact is inevitable, St. Paul’s must implement the Restrictions Exemption Program for this event. That means that Proof of Vaccination, Proof of Medical Exemption, or Proof of a Negative Covid test completed in the previous 72 hours will be required for all who attend
(except for those 12 and under). Proof of identification is also required. Thanks to the Gardeners and Grounds Clean-Up Helpers!!
A big THANKS! goes out to our St. Paul's Weed Warriors who kept the church garden beds in order this year: Terry Berard, George Jakeway, Carol Rudat, Andrew Whistance-Smith, Barb and Rick Mickelson, and Margot Byer. Also, big thanks to Chuck Allard who organized a thorough fall clean-up which was much appreciated by everyone! Indigenous Awareness
For the next four weeks, we will be using our bulletin board to feature one or two of the myths that are identified in Bob Joseph’s e-book “Dispelling Common Myths about Indigenous Peoples.” This week we begin with Myth #1: Indigenous People are all the same. Reality: “Hundreds of individual Indigenous communities have their own unique history, culture, traditions, and economies.” For more information and resources, please see the bulletin board at the side door, or visit Indigenous Corporate Training Inc. at https://www.ictinc.ca/
or the Indigenous Relations Academy at www.indigenousrelationsacademy.com
. You can also speak with Michelle Schurek to request a digital copy. St. Paul’s is Seeking an Office Administrator
St. Paul’s is seeking an Office Administrator to start sometime in November or December. The full posting can be requested from the Office. Interested applicants may apply by submitting materials to the Office or to Rev. Myron directly. This posting will remain active until the position has been filled. 2022 Anglican Church Calendars Now Available
Church calendars are now available for purchase in the foyer. Cost is $5 per calendar. Grovenor School is Seeking a Lunchroom Supervisor
Grovenor School (10345 144 Street NW) is looking for a Lunchroom Supervisor. This is a one hour per day paid position 11:20am-12:20pm. They require someone who is reliable and can commit to working each school day to supervise a class as they eat and enjoy recess. This position does include time outside in a variety of elements. Please contact Mrs. Kukotello at firstname.lastname@example.org or 780-455-0832 for more information. Kid’s Club is In-Session
Kids Club is for kids in Kindergarten to Grade 6. We get together every Sunday morning during the service to talk together, learn stories from the Bible, and do crafts and activities. We also have a few fun events together throughout the year. If you are joining online, we start just after 10:00AM. If joining online, please request Zoom information from the Office. Youth is In-Session
Youth Group is for those in Grades 7 to 12. Led by our Youth Director, Abbi Harding, the youth meet most Sunday mornings during the service. There is a calendar already available for other activities that are planned for the upcoming year.