St. Paul's United Church

United Church of Canada

10206 100 Avenue
Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada T8V 0V6


The United Church
of Canada/L'Église
Unie du Canada
St. Paul's building

Announcements

If you have noticed someone missing from our congregation, please contact them by phone or visit them in person. You may be their “angel”


Thank you to Doug Currie for leading Worship this morning (Sept 21).


A big 'thank you' to the men of the Property & Maintenance Committee who have been doing a lot of work in the kitchen and furnace room area over the summer.  Special thanks for the latest effort carrying pails of cement down the stairs to the wheelbarrows being taken to pour the cement.  Thanks too, to Dennis Fedeyko and Nic Wearmouth for their help.  Thanks too, to Marissa Wearmouth for helping with mowing the lawn and 'partnering' to wash all the windows in the west wing of the church.


The Observer – Renewal Time  If you receive the United Church Magazine ”The Observer”, your subscription is  coming up for renewal shortly.  The price is still $20.00/year.  If you would like to renew your subscription, you can either put the renewal amount of $20.00 in an envelope clearly marked “Observer” in the Sunday collection plate or drop it into the office by October 1st.  If you would like to start receiving the Observer please contact the office.  There are copies in the Foyer if you would like to take a look at one before you order


September 27 at 2:00pm The UCW invites everyone to hear women speakers who have hiked the Chilkoot God Rush Trail. The speakers will be followed by an indoor picnic. This event will take place in the friendship room. Everyone Welcome.


P&M breakfast and work meeting Saturday, September 27th at 8:00 a.m


The Prayer Chain group will be meeting September 28th after worship.


St. Paul’s is looking for a building host for Weddings and Funerals as well as other events being held in the church.  Please contact Linda Wagner for further information


FREE BOOKS - Check out the books displayed in the vestibule. Please feel free to take any that might be useful/or of interest to you. Most are on the topic of Congregational development.


Banff Men’s Conference:

Finding our way faithfully when things are falling apart” based on Fr. Richard Rohr’s book, “Falling Upward” is the theme of this year’s Banff Men’s Conference with theme speaker Rev. Dr. John Pentland. Rev. Jeff Rock will be our worship leader and Rev. Brian Pearson will provide music leadership. The conference dates are October 17-19, 2014 at the Coast Canmore Hotel & Conference Centre in Canmore and will include theme presentations, workshops, discussion groups, singing and fellowship. For more information, and to register see www.banffmen.org.


Wow!  Fall already!  Thinking ahead to Thanksgiving, we are asking the congregation to bring donations of food to help with the Thanksgiving display in the sanctuary on Sunday, October 12th.  If you are a gardener perhaps you might have extra zucchini, tomatoes, parsnips, crabapples, etc. that you could donate.  Of course we will be asking for potatoes, carrots and turnips for the beef dinner, so we don’t want to deplete the supply of those vegetables.  If you are not blessed with a green thumb you might be like the rest of us and buy a pumpkin, squash, corn on the cob or even a bag of potatoes at the store!  These items will be donated to the Food Bank or Soup Kitchen to help feed those who are less fortunate.


If you have a church key that you don’t use on a regular basis. Could you please hand it in to the church office, we are getting low on keys. Thank you!


Aurora Home is greatly in need of a few reliable volunteer women for both the day-time programming and driving ladies to their evening meetings and picking them up afterward.  Programming volunteers could fill various capacities.  Eg.  Recreational afternoons, assisting with curriculum delivery, arts and crafts instruction, etc.  If you are interested in being involved in helping the ladies who stay at Aurora Home turn their lives around, please phone Joan Manhas at 780-897-1544 or e-mail aurorahomeab@gmail.com for more information.


ATTENTION ALL HOUSEHOLDS

Have you joined St. Paul’s Recyclable program yet?

 

St. Paul’s has embarked on an easy fund raiser to help with the Church renovations. All you need to do is bag up all your empty bottles, cans and milk jugs and put our church id # 1468-2415 visible on each bag and drop them off at the bottle depot on Resources Road.

If 10 people donate $10.00 worth of recyclables that will put $100.00 into St. Paul’s account! If 100 people donated $10.00 a month that will put $1000 into our account. It’s just that easy! Thank you for your support.