Good day, 

Fall quickly approaches but we still have August to go and we have plenty happening right here at St. Paul's!! Please see below for some August events (and a couple things in September).

Also, as we approach Fall, it is a great time for me to update my contact lists. If you would like to be added to other contact lists (Synod Scene, etc.) or removed from any lists, please email the church office. 

Sincerely, 
RJ Chambers
Office Administrator 

Myron Away August 3-21
Myron will be out of the office August 3-21. During his time away, office Hours will be Tuesdays and Thursdays 9:30-12:30.

The Pas Missions Team Presentation and St. Paul's Potluck - Sunday, August 18
Please join us during our regular service time on August 18 for a presentation and update from The Pas Missions team! Following the service, we will have a potluck in the Hall!!

Hymn Sing and Ice Cream Social - Wednesday, August 21, 7:00PM
Please join us on Wednesday, August 21 at 7:00PM for a hymn sing in the Hall followed by ice cream!! Ice cream will be provided but please bring your favourite topping/s to share. If you would like to help with this event, please speak with Jodi Penner.

Ministry Volunteers Wanted
If you would like to help in any ministry area in the coming year, please contact the church office. We are always looking for more people to add to our Sunday service teams and we are hoping to add a few people to the children's ministry rotation as well. Any way you want to serve, we will find the right place for you!!

Kick-Off Sunday and Potluck - September 8, 2019
Please join us on Sunday, September 8 as we kick off our new youth and children's programming for the new season during the morning service. This is a great opportunity to register your kids (so we have up-to-date information) for Fall programs. Also, please join us following the service for a church potluck in the Hall!!

Rwanda Youth Education Update
We received from Rev. Boniface, Youth Education Project Coordinator, a great report about how the youth education project is progressing in Rwanda. It includes some responses from Rwandan youth to letters sent from St. Paul’s youth. If you would like to read the report, please email the church office and we will send the report. It is also posted on the Missions Bulletin Board in the side entrance.

St. Paul’s Retreat – November 15-17 – Camp Nakamun 
As we have been discussing over the last couple of months, we are going ahead with a St. Paul’s retreat this fall. The retreat will be held at Camp Nakamun on November 15-17, 2019. This event is for everyone (singles, couples, families, friends) and will feature a wagon ride, board games, swimming, and whatever else you want to do! If you would like to register, please fill out the registration form (available at church on Sunday). If you would like to attend the retreat but finances do not allow, please speak with Rev. Myron or any member of Vestry. 

Details: November 15-17
Camp Nakamun (about an hour West of Edmonton)
Regular Registration Due October 27, 2019
Price as Follows:                 
     Single occupancy - $239                  
     Double - $183/adult                  
     Kids (in same room as parent)                 
          11-17 years $78                  
          3-10 years $39                  
          Under 3 years free

Fall Activities - Mark Your Calendars!
There are already a number of activities in the schedule for the Fall and beyond. Please visit the Events page on the website and start getting these events in your calendars. We have dates set for Games Nights, Square Dances, Gingerbread House Making, and more!! For those interested in subscribing to the calendar, it turns out you can only do so from a desktop computer and only if you use a desktop calendar program. We hope to have a mobile subscription tool at some point in the future but it is not currently available.

St. Paul’s Small Groups this Fall
Please be thinking ahead to the fall, and think about becoming part of a new Small Group at St. Paul’s. As this would be a new group, it could be set up as the members wanted regarding what to study, the time, and place. There are many options – men, ladies, mixed, etc. Please contact Pat Stretch or the office if you are interested.

Picture Bulletin Board - Is It Missing You?
There are still a few gaps on the congregational picture board. Some of those gaps are just big enough to fit your picture!! If you have not already, please send in a copy of your favourite photo to the office (in person or by email to [email protected]). Feel free to include pets in your photos. If you do not have a photo but would like to have a photo included, please talk to RJ over the summer and he will take your photo before or after the service.

New Website is Now Live
The new St. Paul's website is now live and can be accessed HERE. It is the same web address as before (www.stpauls-anglican.ca). As a reminder, these announcements will also be posted on the "News" section of the website so be sure to check that out and subscribe there!!

St. Paul’s on Social Media
Follow us on Twitter at @StEdmonton. Find us on Facebook at stpachurchedmonton.