Good Day St. Paul's,
This week we have our final change to our COVID protocols as a result of changes to governmental recommendations and Diosesan requirements. Please familiarize yourself with the protocols in the bulletin and on the WEBSITE. This Sunday we will be meeting after the service in the Hall for fellowship, coffee, and snacks!
Our Sunday service will be available online as a LIVE-STREAM and in-person. 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 27, 2022
Please see our blog post HERE.
Palm Sunday Music
If you might be interested in singing on a couple of songs for Palm Sunday
(choir or small ensemble), please let RJ know in person or by email on
Sunday, March 27 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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! Website event page is HERE.
Coffee In The Hall – This Sunday!
Please join us after the service this Sunday for coffee and snacks in the hall. It has been a long time since we have been able to gather and fellowship together in this way. We are very excited to resume this St. Paul’s practice of togetherness! We will also be hearing from Rick with updates on the kitchen project!
Asher Is Away This Week
Asher is away for a week between March 26 - April 5. The office is not open for drop in during that week. If you require assistance, please contact Rev. Myron.
30 Days of Prayer
30 Days invites Christians to pray with love and respect for Muslim peoples around the world. In doing so we hope to see Christians gain a better understanding about Muslim people, their faith and their various, diverse cultures; increases in efforts to respond with love and compassion to the needs of Muslims, and greater interest in Jesus among Muslim peoples. This happens with an annual prayer event coinciding with Ramadan each year and a prayer guide that enables Christians to pray regularly. pray30days.org/product/30-
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.
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 is now open HERE or on 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.
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.
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
St. Paul's Anglican Church is now on Instagram! Follow us at @stpaulsanglican_yeg
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 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 amaxing opportunities for youth from many Anglican dioceses to connect and form relationships that have led to lasting friendships. For more information, see our EVENT page.
Youth and Kids 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. If our services are happening only online, the Children's Ministry will be available via Zoom. More information can be found HERE.