Good Day St. Paul's,
Remember there is a time change this Sunday, Mar 13!
There are some upcoming changes to our COVID protocols as a result of changes to governmental recommendations, see Rev. Myron's letter, attached here. Please continue to 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.
St. Paul's Anglican Church - Edmonton
Community Corner for Sunday, March 6, 2022
Please see our blog post HERE.
Interest has been expressed regarding starting a ladies' Bible Study/Fellowship group after Easter. There will be a short get-together after the service today, March 13 for anyone interested.
The 2022 St Paul’s Parish Retreat is coming up May 13-15, and you’re invited! We are looking forward to being out at Camp Nakamun, a wonderful lakeside camp that offers great food, fun activities and a welcoming facility. Our guiding verse is Philemon 1:7, “Your love has given me much joy and comfort, my brother, for your kindness has often refreshed the hearts of God’s people.” Please join us as we sing, pray, learn and play together, being refreshed in mind, body, heart and spirit.Registration opens Sunday, March 13, 2022. Please see our website’s EVENT page to register as soon as possible so we have time to look after all the details. Payment will not be required until May 1, 2022, in case of unforeseen circumstances that might force the retreat online.
Please join us in person or ONLINE each Wednesday evening at 7pm during the season of lent for discussions on fasting as it relates to many areas of our lives. See the bulletin insert for more information, or the event page on our website HERE.
Lenten Embers 2022
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 email@example.com. There are a few kits available in the church office for pickup.
Audrey Keeling Celebration of Life
Years ago, we had a faithful, lovely member of our church family named Audrey Keeling that many remember. Audrey recently passed away on February 23 at the age of 98. She died peacefully, and was a joy to all who knew her. A service will be held at St. Paul’s on March 19th at 11am with a reception to follow.
Lenten Music Night
Please join us at 7pm on March 27th for a lenten-themed music night! Songs will include traditional sacred music, classical pieces, and more. Come enjoy the music, reflect on your words from Lenten Embers, integrate what we're learning from Tent Theology, and meditate on the incomparable work of Christ! Webiste event page is HERE.
Rosebud Chamber Music Festival
St. Paul’s is excited to host an EVENT 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 at 2pm. Admission: Free. There will be a free-will offering received.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Asher Away End of March
Asher will be away for a week between March 26 – April 5. The office will not be open for drop in that week. If you need assistance prior to that week, please contact Asher immediately. Otherwise please make an appointment with Myron.
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 focusing 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.
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, the Children's Ministry will be available via Zoom. More information can be found HERE.