Good Day St. Paul's,

Despite changes to governmental COVID restrictions, there are no changes to St. Pauls' COVID procedures this week. It remains important to observe the protocols and restrictions that we have in place. We will continue to meet together in person, but are no longer singing together. Please wear a mask and familiarize yourself with the protocols in the bulletin and on the website HERE.  

This service will also be available online as a live-stream and we are allowing in-person attendance this week. Our bulletin is attached to this email and can be found on our WEBSITE and EVENTS page. To find our YouTube Channel, CLICK THIS LINK.

As always, please read on for more announcements.

Asher Hébert
Office Administrator
St. Paul's Anglican Church - Edmonton

Community Corner for Sunday, February 20

February is BLACK HISTORY MONTH! Each week we will highlight some resources for you to check out. Thank you to Dan Lowe for sharing these resources with us.
Film: John Ware Reclaimed by Cheryl Foggo (National Film Board)
Poetry: Word Problems by Ian Williams
Fiction: Go Tell It On the Mountain – James Baldwin
Non-Fiction: Black Skin White Mask – Franz FanonYou can also visit the EPL Library’s Black History page for links to more reading and viewing suggestions.

Are you looking for ways to experience more of Indigenous culture? Miskanawah’s 16th Annual Virtual Round Dance February 26, 2022, 5-10pm Online event. All are welcome to login and attend!

Interested in beautifying Grovenor or your community? Looking forward to the spring, it is worth checking out the initiatives in our city to make it beautiful. Whether you are curious about all the different gardens or the amazing murals that adorn many of our city’s public spaces (for example, google “Edmonton Mural images”), there are lots of ideas and many people to work with. Let’s connect where we have shared interests – gardening or murals, anyone?

Youth: Abigail Away until February 25th
Abigail, our Youth Coordinator, is away visiting her grandmother in the USA. She will be returning on February 25th, and youth get-together will resume on Saturday, February 26th for laser tag. 

Send Some February Love
The “Hands to Hearts” card group invites you to send a card (or 2 or 3) to someone in February. Perhaps you have not seen a fellow parishioner for a long time. Mail them a card! Maybe you want to thank a member of the music ministry team. Perhaps you want to say thank you to a health care professional or your favourite grocery clerk. The card boxes have been replenished, and cards and envelopes are available for you to take. Special thanks to Pat S., Pat H-B. and Barb D. who prepared cards this month. If you are unable to pick up cards from the church, contact the office to request having them mailed or delivered to you.

Return Palm Fronds
If you have palm fronds from last year, please return them into the offering basket or the office by next week, Feb 27. These will be used for Ash Wednesday.

Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper
Join us online from your dinner table for the art of pancake silliness before we hunker down to the serious business of Lent. The Zoom link will be opened at 5:45pm on March 1, 2022. Indulge in fun and antics from the comfort of your own home! You can plan and prepare your own supper (no charge to join the party), or order a Pancake Silliness Kit from Michelle for $25 (includes syrup, whip cream, pancake mix, uncooked bacon and decorations) NO LATER THAN February 22 (Tuesday). Games and activities will be supplied at no charge! Looking forward to seeing the silly faces you can make on those pancakes. RSVP to Michelle Schurek or Asher Hebert for the Zoom link.

Lenten Embers 2022 – March 2
Lenten Embers is offered over Lent and uses theopoetics to encourage growth in simplicity, discernment, awareness, and prayer. If you would like to participate, please contact the office or Jim Robertson at

Ash Wednesday Service
On March 2, 2022, St. Paul’s will be having a short service on Ash Wednesday. Please plan to join in person or online at 7:00pm. If you are able to assist with the service for Service Team, Tech, or Music, please let the office know. 

Tent Theology
St. Paul’s will be hosting a discussion with theologian Dr. Stephen Backhouse. Dr. Backhouse is the founder and director of Tent Theology, a project to help individuals engage with theology for every business, church, and network. These discussions will be happening over Zoom during the season of Lent. See bulletin insert for more information. Find more information about Tent Theology at their website:

Rosebud Chamber Music Festival
St. Paul’s is excited to have RCMF perform Joseph Haydn’s Seven Last Words of Christ on the Cross for String Quartet. These performances feature musicians from the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra and will be an excellent afternoon of music! Date: April 16, 2022. Admission: Free. There will be a free-will offering received.  

Lenten Cook Along
Crosstalk Ministries is hosting a virtual cook along on Saturday afternoons in March. Cost is $20 and registration deadline is March 1st. To register, email  

Your Picture Is Requested
In our parish lobby, we have a picture board of our regular attendees. It is now time to update it with those attending both in-person and online! Please email a copy of your favourite photo to the office. Feel free to include your pets! If you do not have a photo and would like to participate, please email Asher in the office to arrange taking your picture at

Khair For All
St. Paul’s is excited to become a pickup depot on Mondays and Tuesdays for Khair For All. Khair for All is an affordable, culturally relevant food box social enterprise operated in partnership between the Multicultural Health Brokers Cooperative, the Güd Box, and community agencies. If you would like to volunteer for distribution on Mondays, please contact Michelle at  

Church Retreat - May 13-15, 2022
Our annual church retreat is being scheduled for May 13-15, 2022. Please contact Michelle if you are interested in helping out, hosting, or involved in making it happen! Our retreats are one of the ways that we build and maintain our sense of community and grow together in Christ.

Youth Retreat - May 20-23, 2022
Over the May Long weekend, the Youth are planning to participate in the Young Sojourners Youth Retreat at the Sorrento Centre. This is the week after the church retreat.  The theme for the retreat, "Better Together," will be focussing on rebuilding the connections of our youth that have been altered from the pandemic. While details of the event are still in their planning stages, Young Sojourners retreats in the past have served to be amazing opportunities for youth from many Anglican dioceses to connect and form relationships that have led to lasting friendships.

Daily Morning Prayer
Please join us every day at 8am for morning prayer on Zoom, except Thursdays and Sundays. Every Thursday we will meet in person at St. Paul’s in the Chapel. For more information, please contact Myron or the office. The Zoom information is available on the website HERE

Ladies Fellowship?
ATTENTION LADIES! Are any of you interested in an evening Bible Study/fellowship group? The current, but negotiable plan is for it to be held every second week. Terry Berard has said she would love to get such a group started, and is willing to facilitate it for a few months. Our day time group is her “life line,” and she would like to see ladies who are working during the day, to have an opportunity for a similar experience in the evening. Our day time Ladies’ Group is currently held on Zoom, which actually works very well. If you are interested, please contact Terry at 780-420-0532 or or Pat Stretch at 780-453-3339, or

Youth and Kid’s Club 
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.Because of the ongoing pandemic, our services sometimes happen online only as needs arise. Information for in-person or online services can be found on our NEWS page. If our services are happening online, Children's Ministry will be available via Zoom. More information can be found HERE.