Advent Memorial Service - Friday, December 16, 7.30 pm - remembering loved ones as we approach Christmas.
Steel Pan Christmas Concert -7.00 p.m., Saturday, December 17. Featuring: Gemini Pan Groove & St. Paul's Steel Orchestra. Tickets: $20 - contact the office or band members. Doors open at 5.45 pm. Light refeshments
The Angel Tree Program, run by Prison Fellowship Canada, aims to establish and maintain healthy relationships between incarcerated parents and their children, and also between these children, their caregivers, and a church community within their neighbourhood. Volunteers shop, wrap and deliver gifts to families. Monetary donations are also needed, visit the church website for information on how to give. The sign-up sheet for Angel Tree is in the church entrance or you can sign-up online:
We need more shoppers to be able to effectively run the program this year. Thank you. Jacqueline.
Thank you Matthew Waterman
After three years of service as Church Secretary - he arrived just in time for Covid! - Matthew W. will be ending his service at the end of December. We pray for him in his postulancy. We will find an occasion to express our thanks.
St. Paul’s is now looking for a part-time Church Secretary (15 hours, Tuesday to Friday mornings), someone who is comfortable and familiar with standard computer programs and would be a good ambassador for St. Paul’s. Application deadline: December 13.
The Christmas Tree Mitten Outreach Program - donations of knitted mittens and scarves now being received - in support of ACSA and the Dr. Roz Healing Centre.
2023 Vestry - Sunday, January 22, 12.30 noon
Vestry Reports Due - Sunday, January 8 - all officers, please note.
2022 Expense Reports - due December 31.
Adzua Fellowship: The Immigrant Support Program of St. Paul’s - next meeting: Saturday, January 21 - meal, program, singing and prayers. Topic - Volunteering: Opportunities & Importance.
* Christmas Eve - 6 p.m. pageant and service; 11 p.m. midnight service
*Christmas Day - 10am - followed by brunch, sponsored by English and Chinese congregations. Signup for brunch in the church. No service of evening prayer.
*Watchnight Service - New Year’s Eve - 11 pm.
*New Year’s Day Sunday Services - 8.00 am, 10.00 am, 1.00 pm (Chinese), 3.00 pm (Tamil), 6.00 pm (Evening Prayer)
Friday Night Bible Study of the Gospel of Luke continues this Friday in person and on Zoom, but will take a break until Friday, January 13. The next study will be 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.
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)
Please note - the 9.15 & 11.15 am services are combined next Sunday, November 27, for the Anniversary Service.
Tuesday - 10.00 am to 12.30 noon
Wednesday to Friday - 8.30 a.m. to 12.30 noon
*Advent Memorial Service - Friday, December 16, 7.30 p.m..
*Christmas Steel Concert - Saturday, December 17, 7.00 p.m. (tickets - $20).
Christmas Eve: 6.00 p.m. and 11.00 p.m.
10.00 a.m. (English)
11.30 a.m. Christmas Brunch (sponsored by the English & Chinese congregations)
1.00 p.m. - Chinese Christmas Service
3.00 p.m. - Tamil Christmas Service
*Watchnight Service - New Year’s Eve - 11.00 p.m.
*New Year’s Day - Feast of the Epiphany
8.00 a.m. (English)
10.00 a.m. (English)
1.00 p.m. - (Chinese)
3.00 p.m. - (Tamil)
6.00 p.m. - Evening Prayer
Steel Pan Practice - Saturdays, 12.30 noon.
The Christmas Tree Mitten Program - in support of ACSA and the Dr. Roz Healing Centre. See Jennifer B. for more information.
St. Paul’s Teen Basketball Clinic - Mondays, 6.00 p.m., L’Amoreaux Collegiate Institute - as of October 18, back in the double gym
St. Paul’s Children’s Basketball Clinic - as of October 17, Tuesdays, 6.00 p.m., L’Amoreaux Collegiate Institute
SPARC - Thursdays, 4.00 - 5.45 pm.
After School Tutoring Program, in Math and English, at 4 pm on Thursdays for children ages 6-12. Registration is at the Thursday classes. For more information, contact Kathy B.
Adult Choir - occasional practices, Saturdays, 4.00 p.m.
Youth Music Program Resumes:
African Dance Program - Saturdays at 10.30 a.m..
Pan practices - Saturdays at 12.30 noon.
A new youth voices program (ages 12+) practice on Saturdays at 4.00 pm.
The string program - Saturdays, at 4.30 pm.
For more information, contact Sarah M., Sylbert G., or David Mc.
Adult ESL - Thursday and Saturday at 4.30 pm.
Friday Night Bible - Fridays at 7.00 pm - at the church and online.
Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/830877703
Telephone: 647-374 4685, or 647-558 0588; Meeting ID: 830 877 703
Note: we are now on Christmas Break, resuming Friday, January 13.
Altar Guild Members who attend the 11:15am service and are interested in joining the Altar Guild, please contact Valerie W.
St. Paul’s Ladies Group - Attention all members - there will be a very important meeting on November 22, 2022, at 7 pm at the church. Please make an effort to attend. Thank you. Venetta S.
Mission Trip & Safari to Tanzania: July 2023 - Fr. Kim Beard, leader.
For anyone interested (including families) in joining a group traveling to Tanzania from July 4-22nd, 2023. The Tanzania experience will include five days visiting and connecting with Anglicans in Tarime and Zanzibar, the chance to see and participate in a variety of development projects, safaris to the Serengeti National Park, the Ngorongoro National Park, and a week exploring Zanzibar island. If you would like more information please contact: the Reverend Canon Kim Beard at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Zoom Replay of the recording of the 8.00 a.m. Sunday service is at 11.00 a.m., Sundays, using the "Church Service" Zoom link.
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
Refugee Couple - Sanaz and Alireza
More good news. This past we learned that the refugee couple St. Paul’s is co-sponsoring have received their VISA and are waiting on their air tickets.
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. Contact Sarah for more information: email@example.com.
Thank you for your Faithful Gifts and Offerings - St. Paul’s is a strong parish and remains strong 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: firstname.lastname@example.org;
Fr. Dean Mercer: email@example.com;
Rectory phone: 416-497-6352.