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 and Sunday's bulletin is attached here. 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
Youth on Saturday, October 30, 6:00-9:30pm
On Saturday, October 30th from 6-9:30pm, the youth will gather at the church for a Halloween Costume Party, where they'll play a version of "Fear Factor," and other games, have some candy (peanut and gluten free), and turn the youth room into a movie theatre! Friends are welcome! Masks will be required and there will be seating for people to sit distanced during the movie.
Community Corner for Sunday, October 31
- Indigenous learning opportunities: There are many excellent entry points for learning more about Indigenous history, and the Indigenous Peoples Experience is an exceptional one. From their website: “The Indigenous Peoples Experience at Fort Edmonton Park is an immersive and comprehensive exhibit. The exhibit explores the rich and beautiful cultures of First Nations and Métis Peoples while encouraging visitors to seek out the truths as lived by Indigenous Peoples before and after Canada became a country.” They are open Saturdays and Sundays from noon-4pm now until December 19. Tickets can be purchased at https://www.showclix.com/event/s2021-ipe-admission
- Dispelling Common Myths - #2 & #3 Please see the bulletin board at the side entrance for myths 2 and 3 that are identified in Bob Joseph’s ebook “Dispelling Common Myths about Indigenous Peoples.” Myth #2: “Indigenous Peoples already have ample reserves and lands.” Myth #3: “Indigenous Peoples can do whatever they want with their reserve lands and resources.” The realities to both of these myths are complex, so please see bulletin board at the side door or visit https://www.ictinc.ca/. You can also ask Michelle for a copy of the ebook.
Sunday, October 31 Music
Below are titles with links to this Sunday's music selections. To access the song on YouTube, just click on the title:
Service Volunteers Reminder for Sunday, October 31
Music: Andrew's Team
Sound/Projection: Dave and/or John
Service Team: Parker Team
Prayers of the People: Kjeryn A.
Vestry/Staff on Duty: David P.
Chapel Prayer Team: Laurier B, Barb M, Kjeryn A.
Kid's Club Leader: Carol R.
REACH Grant Presentation for Sunday, October 31 - Edmonton and Alberta Music Festivals
The Edmonton Music and Speech Arts Festival is an event open to amateur musicians and speech students in and around Edmonton. Entrants, mostly from age 5-25, perform in specific speech or music disciplines and receive a written and verbal adjudication from an expert in that field of study. Performers also have the opportunity to win scholarship money or be recommended to perform at the Alberta Music Festival.
The Alberta Music Festival features performers from all over the province of Alberta. Like the Local Festival, performers at the Provincial Festival receive an expert adjudication and the opportunity to receive scholarship money and a recommendation to perform at the Canada West Performing Arts Festival (with performers from BC and SK). Both Local and Provincial Festivals depend upon the generous financial and volunteer support of individuals and organization in the community.
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.
Chamber Music by Candlelight – Saturday, November 13, 7:00pm
Jodi Penner is involved in this concert at St. Paul's on November 13. The concert is free, but donations (cash and packaged/canned food) will be accepted for the Edmonton Food Bank. As the Alberta government still has a number of restrictions in place for performance activities, this group has implemented a pre-registration process and requires all to show ID and proof of vaccination upon entry. To pre-register, please Click Here