Good Day St. Paul's,
With increasing COVID cases and subsequent risk, it is 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 familiarize yourself with the protocols in the bulletin and on the website HERE. This is all to comply with provincial restrictions, and for the safety of others.
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.
St. Paul's Anglican Church - Edmonton
Community Corner for Sunday, February 6
February is BLACK HISTORY MONTH! Each week we will highlight some resources for you to check out. Film: Secret Alberta: The Former Life of Amber Valley https://youtu.be/OxXJubB2cPQ Poetry: Burning Sugar by Cicely Belle Blain Fiction: Have You Met Nora – Nicole Blades Non-Fiction: Shame on Me: An Anatomy of Race and Belonging – Tessa McWatt
Celebrating Valentine’s Day? If you are looking for something fun to do with your sweetheart, or just want a fun thing to do with your best pal (PALentine’s day, anyone?), visit https://exploreedmonton.com/articles/valentines-day-in-edmonton-2022 for some great activities to do in the city.
The SilverSkate Festival is almost here! It runs February 11-21 with many fun things to do. Be sure to get out to enjoy the fabulous creativity, friendliness and winter activities in the crisp air under our beautiful blue Alberta sky. This year they’ve added a fun social media game too - follow this link https://silverskate.ca/winter-experience/ to access the directions.
AGM - February 6, 2022: This Sunday!
This Sunday at noon, 12:00pm! Please plan to join us on Zoom for our Annual General Meeting. Please find the meeting Package on the event page of our website HERE.
Coats at Street Entrance
There is a section of the coat rack at the west-facing street entrance that is reserved for storing coats for those in need during these frigid temperatures. If you have coats or supplies to donate, please place them in that section and notify Nathaniel or Michelle Schurek. If you do not wish for your coat to be taken, please hang on the north-facing alley-entrance coat rack.
Send Some February Love
The “Hands to Hearts” card group invite 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 to 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. To date during the pandemic, you have sent 1300 cards! We will keep making cards as long as you keep sending them! Special thanks to Pat S. and Barb D. who prepared cards this month!
Save the date: March 1, 2022
Keep the evening of March 1 free for our Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper. More information will be available later this month. We are hoping for an in-person event, and you will have many options to make it fun and connect with our church family.
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 participating 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.
The office at St. Paul’s received word this week about the passing of former parishioner, Margaret Third-Tsushima. There will be no upcoming memorial service. If you know Margaret and would like more information, please contact Heather Dyckerhoff at 780-850-7650.
If you have been thinking about getting involved in our church life and the services, please contact the office. This is a great way to get to know other parishioners!
2022 Offering Envelopes
Envelopes are now available for pick up from the Office. If you would like envelopes or would like to stop getting envelopes, please contact the office.
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.
Sunday Service Music - January 30
Fill This House With Your Glory
Sanctuary/Give Us Clean Hands
Good and Gracious King
Holy Holy Holy
Christ Is Risen
I Will Follow
Service Volunteers Reminder for Sunday, February 6
Music/Sound: Asher’s Team/Yohanna
Service Team: Jackson Team
Prayers of the People: Renee J.
Chapel Prayer: Laurier, Terry, Kjeryn
Kids: Carol R.
Service Volunteers Reminder for NEXT Sunday, February 13
Music/Sound: Adele’s Team/Asher
Service Team: Heritage Team
Prayers of the People: David H.
Chapel Prayer: Wendell and Nora
Kids: Margot B.