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Weekly Bulletin

From Seth’s Kitchen to Your Table ~ all the year through!
Come try our great selection of prepared freezer meals to go!
Also in our Food Shop:  Charcuterie & cheese platters • Gourmet gift baskets • 
Pantry & specialty items • Catering – any size group.  Dec hours: Wed-Thur, 11am-6pm, Fri-Sat, 11am-8pm, Sun, 11am-2 pm.  2019 hours begin Jan 17: Thur-Fri, 12pm-6pm, Sat-Sun, 11am-2pm.   Closed Jan 1-16, 2019
613.498.2829, info@brockberry.com

 

The Commonwealth Breakfast Club urgently needs two volunteers to help with the program for Jan, Feb and March. Please contact Kerey Bolton: 613-213-2795 or  kereybolton@yahoo.ca 

Help for the Tucker family! Chris is now also off work without pay as he and Shawntel care for Ethan and their other three children. If you are able to help by preparing a meal for freezing and later re-heating, please bring this to the church freezer with a note attached and this will be delivered to the family.

Dec 13th at 11:30 am - ACW Christmas Dinner – Register by Dec. 9th and pay $20 to attend. Also bring a $5 gift and a Christmas card for your “secret pal” if you took part in this bit of fun.  PLEASE Call: 613-865-7428 or 613-342-5223 for information or to register.

Dec 18th at 1 pm – Advent Caregiver Café. Our theme this month is “Prayer, Courage, Meditation, Peace” led by Rev. Lynn.

 

Dec 20th at 11 am – Christmas Eucharist at The Royal Brock All are welcome to join in this time of singing and worship with our friends at the RB.

 

Dec 23rd at 11:30 am – Rehearsal and Set-up for the Children’s Christmas Eve Service If you are taking part in this special service for our children, please stay after church for a quick, informal lunch followed by a rehearsal. Speak with Pat Alexander or Lynn for more information or to volunteer. 

 

CHRISTMAS SERVICES

Christmas Eve:
4 pm Children’s Service (All ages are welcome; costumes for all children)
7 pm & 11 pm Candlelight Carols & Holy Eucharist (with choir at 7 pm) 

Christmas Day:
9 am Holy Eucharist with coffee and Christmas cake following the service

Sunday, December 30th:
10 am Christmas Lessons & Carols
(One service only on this day.)


Dec 29th at 4 pm – Full of Beans Cooking Club This is our annual Christmas party and all are welcome. The menu is Potato, Corn, and Beef Casserole with haystack cookies for dessert. Blessing Shoeboxes will be distributed to those who would like one and there will be games, prizes, and a surprise visit from someone special. Registration is a must: 613-345-2793

 

Dec 31st at 8 pm & 10 pm – New Year’s Eve Concerts at St Paul’s Join “Riverhouse” at 8 pm and “Dublin Road” at 10 pm for this fundraiser for the Tucker family.

 

Pastoral Care Team is expanding, if interested in joining, please contact Lynn at 613-340-5696.

 
At St. Paul’s we believe that all baptized Christians are called to ministry. There are many ways to be involved in ministry, both to fellow church members and to those in the community and world around us. 
Some of the community ministries that members are involved in include: Loaves & Fishes, the Commonwealth Breakfast Club, Girl Guides, Scouts, the library and hospital. We are the church wherever we go and we are called to share the love of Christ in all areas of our lives. Ministry to fellow members includes such things as altar guild, worship leadership, pastoral care, administration and financial stewardship.
There are a few areas of ministry that urgently need volunteers
Youth Group Co-Leader(s) 
Crucifer
Godly Play Helpers 
Please see the parish news bulletin board in the hall for more information or speak with Lynn+.
 
Soup for the Soul: Making a batch of soup? Have leftover chlili? Someone in our congregation could probably make good use of it! We share it with our families dealing with illness, loss of a loved one, or those having trouble making ends meet. Please label and date your donation.

Weekly e-news:  If you would like to receive a short spiritual reflection and news for the upcoming week, please email lynndillabough@gmail.com

 

Ongoing Ministry and Stewardship Opportunities   

Contemplative Tuesdays at 7:00 pm 
All are welcome to join us in various contemplative practices. 
1st Tuesday = Lectio Divina
2nd Tuesday = Taize
3rd Tuesday = Centering Prayer
4th Tuesday = Christian Meditation
5th Tuesday = The Jesus Prayer

Messy Church:  Messy Church – Our Next gathering is Dec 8th from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm.  This event is for families with children 3-12, but all are welcome. Each month we spend time together with story-telling, crafts, and worship.

Youth Group: We meet twice per month on Thursday night, & host other events a few times a year. Contact Lynn for information. All middle school and high school aged youth are welcome. 

Caregiver Support Group:   3rd Tuesday of each month, 1-3pm 
Information sharing, support and fellowship for caregivers. Every other month we have a guest speaker. To register: Jennifer: 613-423-3333 x 241.

Brockville Food Bank (Operation Harvest Sharing): We will continue to designate the 3rd Sunday of the month as a time to bring non-perishable food items to church.  We welcome any items but would like to suggest that cereals, peanut butter, jam, and pasta are items that they consider to be high on their "wish list".  Thank you to all who have donated in the past.

Women’s Study group: Tuesday 12:00 - 2:30 This group is now at maximum capacity. If anyone would like to join a second group, meeting on a different day (tba) please speak with Lynn or Janice Twaddle.

Bible Study Group: Thursdays at 7:00 pm at the home of John and Linda - 286 Church Street, led by Rev. Ted Guthrie. All are welcome.

Altar Guild Recruitment:  Because of changes in personal circumstances, the Altar Guild has lost some of its key members.  If you have some time and are looking to fulfill a role within the church, please consider joining the Altar Guild, the members of which are responsible for setting up the Altar once every four weeks.  No experience is necessary; you would be placed on a team who would show you what has to be done.  If interested, please see Dina Edwards (she’s a choir member) or call her at 613-342-4997.

Join the Parish Life Committee: This committee is looking for new members who are interested in connecting with both members of the parish and the wider community.  It meets once a month on the 2nd Thursday of the month. For more information contact Flora Francis at 498-9859 or jffrancis@bell.net.

Ushers Needed:  Do you have a friendly smile?  Do you like meeting people?  Then we need you added to the St. Paul's usher roster.  We've had a few folks step aside for various reasons, and are seeking happy, friendly people to greet people, hand out bulletins, assist guests, take up the collection, etc.  If you're able to help please contact Chris Groenewoud 613-345-2944 or chris_groenewoud@yahoo.ca

Breakfast Club ScheduleSaturdays: January 5th, 2019 - The Breakfast Club has a new venue. We will be meeting on the first Saturday of every month at 9 am. at Mike's Restaurant (Hwy 29 Plaza, east side, just north of the Tin Cap Farm). For more information please contact Ann Delaney at 613-345-0469. We would love to see you there.

Partnership with Brockville General Hospital Maternal Care Unit:  The following items are needed for New Babies-in-Need Baskets; Jackets, sleepers sizes 0-9 months, undershirts (onezies), small baby powders, small baby oils, small soaps, and receiving blankets, etc.. If you wish to donate, please place items in the basket at the back of the church or contact Bea at 613-342-5223.   

Get me to the Church: Drivers are needed to get people to and from church on Sunday mornings. If you can help, please contact Don Buffett at dbuffett@ripnet.com or 613-345-5150.

FundScrict TM Update:  FundScrip  The following is the schedule for FundScrip™ gift card orders for 2018: Dec 9th  .  Orders are received and submitted on the date below, and the cards are distributed the following week.  Please mark these dates on your calendar. Order forms are available at the back of the church and may be submitted at any time (with a cheque corresponding to the amount of the order) in advance of the order date with the understanding the order dates are firm.   

St. Paul's Hearing System:  St. Paul's has hearing devices available to use for those who may need assistance in hearing the services more clearly. There is no charge for their use. Please see John Sharpe for further details.

Cancer Treatment Drivers: The Parish Life Committee is also considering the possibility of trying to provide drivers to take fellow parishioners to cancer treatment appointments.  As a first step we would like to see if there are people in the congregation who would be willing to be drivers for this programme. Again, if you would be willing to drive these patients please contact Don Buffett at 613-345-5150 or dbuffett@ripnet.com.  Depending on the response we will decide what further actions can be taken.

The Elder Abuse Prevention Helpline: is now available in Leeds-Grenville to help victims of abuse, as well as people concerned that someone they know may be in an abusive situation.  Elder abuse is not a family matter.  If you fear that someone is taking advantage of a senior you know, please call our toll free, confidential, anonymous helpline.  We are available 24/7 for advice, referral to an agency - or just to listen.  1-855-542-1336 Sponsored by the Council on Aging.