JOIN US THIS EVENING - A Conversation with Fr. Arthur Boers
Join us this evening (Saturday June 17) at 7.00 p.m., for an intimate conversation with Fr. Arthur about his newest book, Shattered: A Son Picks Up the Pieces of His Father’s Rage, hosted by Family Life Ministries. We will be joined by Frances Chan, a Registered Psychotherapist who helps second-generaton immigrants break generational cycles for good so that they can speak their truth and find peace in the present. She has a decade of experience helping individuals, couples and families heal from trauma. www.oatstrawcollective.com
A New Book from Arthur Boers: Arthur's coming-of-age and coming-to-faith memoir has just been published! Shattered: A Son Picks Up the Pieces of His Father's Rage (Eerdmans), explores being the child of immigrants and learn English as a second language, a vivid Christian faith already as a child, and his father's dangerous PTSD that eventually focused dangerously on Arthur. If you would like to order one, you can email Arthur at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can specify whether you'd like it signed or personalized in some way. Arthur is selling the book for the Amazon-busting price of $25.
Swing into Summer with the St. Paul's Steel Pan Orchestra and Gemini Pan Groove.
Great pan music and once again, great food being served at 5.00 p.m. in the hall. The concert begins at 7.00 p.m..
Grad Sunday - Sunday, June 25 - a combined service of the English, Tamil and Chinese congregations when we honor our high school, training school, college, and university graduates.
Summer Hours for the English Sunday Services - 8.00 a.m. and 10.00 a.m., Sunday, June 25, through Sunday, September 3.
Pray for One Another
On Tuesdays, from 7.30 - 8.30 pm, Rajini Lyman will be hosting on Zoom a simple service of evening prayer with ample time for participants to pray for each other. In advance, you may wish to send the following to Rajini:
Contact Email Address:
Those interested are invited to send prayer requests to Rajini Lyman in person or by email: email@example.com
For this service, the alternate Church Service Zoom Link will be used:
Meeting ID: 416 985 1369
Wednesday Morning Eucharist and Bible Study
Bible Study takes place at 11:00 am following the midweek service on Wednesday mornings in the Boundy Room. We are studying the Epistle of Jude. For more information please contact Donald at 416-287-2509. The last Eucharist and Bible Study before summer recess is July 12, resuming on September 13.
Mission Trip & Safari to Tanzania: July 2023 - Fr. Kim Beard, leader, July 4-22, 2023.
Prayers for the team will be offered on July 2.
Annual Cemetery Memorial Service - Sunday, July 9, after the 10.00 a.m. service. This is especially for those with loved ones buried in the church cemetery, but everyone with a loved one on their hearts is welcome.
The International Food Fair is Back!
After a 3 year hiatus, the International Food Fair is returning on Saturday, July 15. This is a wonderful opportunity to taste foods of the world, prepared and presented by our own members. Please share the news with friends and relatives. Countries already participating are Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, Sri Lanka, St. Vincent and Zimbabwe. If you would like to participate in this exciting event, please contact either Anne Burnett or Keith Morris. All funds raised support activities within the Outreach program.
A Note from the Outreach Team: Calling all walkers. It's that time again to get your walking shoes on and get into shape for our annual walk. Like last year we will have an actual walk on September 24, 2023, meeting at the church at 8:30 for a 9:00 start. If you still wish to maintain distance you can do your own walk at your pace in your favourite space. Pledge sheets will be available on line, from the office or on the table outside the office. Your love and support of our Outreach projects is greatly appreciated. Happy walking. Blessings, Kathy and the Outreach team.
Young Adult Fellowship - Saturday mornings.
A great season of meetings. We’ll resume in September. For more information, contact Fr. Dean.
Interested in Volunteering with St. Paul's? Have a passion for teaching the word of God to children? We're looking for Sunday School teachers. Have great hospitality and organizational skills? We're on the hunt for a Kitchen Coordinator. For more information, please email Sarah at firstname.lastname@example.org
2022 Income Tax Receipts Now Available
The 2022 Income Tax Receipts are now available.
2023 Envelopes Now Available
The 2023 church envelopes are now available at the church. A reminder that any envelope will do so long as it is marked with your name and Church Envelope #.
Friday Night Bible Study of the Acts in person and on Zoom The study is on the Acts of the Apostles, the 2nd half of Luke's Gospel, using the study guide by N. T. Wright. Copies are available from Fr. Dean for $13.
Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/830877703
Telephone: 647-374 4685, or 647-558 0588; Meeting ID: 830 877 703
Please note: we meet next Friday, June 23, and then break for the summer.
Regular Sunday Hours:
8.00 a.m. - Holy Eucharist
9.15 a.m. - Holy Eucharist & Sunday School
11.00 a.m. - replay on Zoom of 8.00 a.m. service
11.15 a.m. - Holy Eucharist & Sunday School
1.00 p.m. - Chinese service
3.00 p.m. - Tamil service
6.00 p.m. - Evening Prayer (in person and online)
Tuesday - 10.00 am to 12.30 noon
Wednesday to Friday - 8.30 a.m. to 12.30 noon
Steel Pan Practice - Saturdays, 12.30 noon.
Community Basketball for Youth & Children – Resumes in the Fall. Dates to be announced.
Congratulations to St. Paul's Steel Orchestra and Gemini Pan Groove
A great performance on Saturday, May 27 at the Praise on Steel city-wide pan concert at the Malvern Christian Assembly, with nearly a dozen bands and solo performances. St. Paul's Steel Orchestra and Gemini Pan Groove made us proud in front of a very happy crowd. You won't want to miss the Spring into Summer Steel Concert at St. Paul’s on June 24.
Congratulations to Youth String Program
Thanks to all our young musicians and director Hayley Kim for another great season which featured performances at Anniversary Sunday, playing with the Scarborough Philharmonic Orchestra at the Holiday Concert, a performance on Black History and Easter Sunday, and last Saturday's performance at Maytime Melodies. The program resumes in the Fall.
Adult Choir - practices, Saturdays, 4.00 p.m.
African Caribbean Dance & Movement Program - Saturday Mornings 10:30 - 11:45 am. Come and move your bodies in worship to the Lord. All ages welcome. For more information, contact Sarah at email@example.com
Adult ESL - now on break until the Fall.
Altar Guild Members who attend the 11:15am service and are interested in joining the Altar Guild, please contact Valerie W.
A Single "Church Service" Zoom Link for all church services
This new link applies to all English church services which are streamed on Zoom, for the replay of the Sunday recording, and including Evening Prayer on Sundays at 6.00 p.m. and Morning Prayer, Monday through Saturday:
Meeting ID: 865 6634 7435
Alternate Church Service Zoom Link
(Used on occasions when the primary link is not available.)
Meeting ID: 416 985 1369
War in Ukraine
For those wishing to contribute to refugee relief, The Primate's World Relief and Development Fund is now accepting donations to support those displaced by the war in Ukraine, here:
www.toronto.anglican.ca/news/pwrdf-accepts-donations-for-ukrainian-refugees/. Our Outreach Committee donated $2000 to refugee relief program.
The full schedule of in-person and online services and programs can be found on the online church calendar - www.stpl.ca/calendar.html - or here: www.stpl.ca/services.html.
S.P.Y. - St. Paul's Youth - Friday nights at 7 pm. Resumes in the Fall, Dates to be announced. Contact Sarah for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for your Faithful Gifts and Offerings - St. Paul's is a strong parish and remained so throughout 2023 due to everyone's faithful support at a time when never has it been more important.
Gifts can be dropped off at the church or sent by mail. Kindly ensure that your name and envelope number is included. Or, members may wish to sign up for the Pre-Authorized Giving Program (contact the office). Members who use online banking can now make E-transfers (instructions here: www.stpl.ca/give.html). Gifts can also be made at our website through CanadaHelps: www.stpl.ca/give.html
NOTE: Of the various means for online giving, we recommend The Pre-Authorized Giving Program. It is regular, matching the regular responsibilities of the parish, and once initiated all it takes is a phone call or quick e-mail note to increase, decrease, or cancel the donation. The monthly amount is withdrawn on the 20th of each month, and the cost to the church is 50 cents per transaction, irrespective of the amount of the gift. This makes the PAG the most economical of all methods of giving.
Contact - The clergy of St. Paul's are permitted once again to visit in homes. Don't hesitate to call or write.
Website: www.stpl.ca; Church phone: 416-499-1545; Email: email@example.com
Fr. Dean Mercer: firstname.lastname@example.org
Rectory phone: 416-497-6352