PHOTO ALBUM

OUR MEMORIES
55 Boxes of contribution
to our friends in Iqaluit, Nunavut
2021 February 23
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55 boxes ready for the drive to Ottawa.

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Richard & Ruth, Dagny, Lorrette, George and Lucy.

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U-Haul provided truck and some boxes.  Loading in progress. 

Margaret and Richard

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Lorrette, (Grace) Robert, Theresa, Margaret (Holy Rosary) and Richard (St. Paul's).  Almost ready for the drive to Canadian North Airline in Ottawa.

Prison Book Ministry
2021 February 25
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We will arrange soon to deliver books to Guelph to be included in the distribution to six Southern Ontario correctional facilities. Thank you for your ongoing support. With blessings to each person receiving books. 

A small contribution
to our friends in Iqaluit, Nunavut
2020 October 14

This has been a phenomenal collaboration between the parishioners of St. Paul’s Anglican in Norval, Grace Anglican and Holy Rosary Roman Catholic in Milton. What a bounty we have received for our neighbours to the North! Thank you all for your continued support and faith that together we can not only do better but we can do more!  May God Bless each person who has supported the effort, the transport and all who will be recipients.

 

The collection of items will be transported to Ottawa by truck once that is arranged.  The Canadian North Airline will fly to Iqaluit, Nunavut to deliver to a women’s shelter to distribute there.  After, the remaining items will be delivered to a men’s shelter.

 

Special thanks as well to Dagny and Ken, Joan, Lindsay, Barb, George and All Saints Anglican Church, King City, Ivano Manias, Richmond Hill.

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Worship from Home
2020 March 29
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U-Haul provided truck and some boxes.  Loading in progress. 

Margaret and Richard

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We are in a strange time. We are unable to physically worship together due to the COVID-19 outbreak. It can seem scary and lonely. But, this past Sunday, we prayed together. We may not have been physically together under one roof, but we were together. Look at the collage below.
Our parish stained glass surrounded by all of you. We are together, united in prayer.

World Day of Prayer
2020 March 6
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Informed Prayer. Prayerful Action. Christians from over 170 countries come together each year, uniting on a common day to pray for relevant issues affecting women and children. The World Day of Prayer movement has been active for nearly 100 years. Generally celebrated on the first Friday of March, each year a different country writes the worship materials. This year, the writing country is Zimbabwe: "Rise! Take Your Mat and Walk".

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Zimbabwe Facts:

* Collapsed economy

* Uncontrolled inflation

* Rural unemployment > 90%

* 25% of children are orphaned

* 50,000 child-headed households

* 1/3 children under 5 are stunted due to chronic malnutrition

Rural Zimbabwe:

* No running water or electricity

* Hunger and poor nutrition

* Poor health, disease, and disability

* Almost no health care

Moments of celebration
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Very well received speaker Natalie Watson, co-founder of Bopoma Villages in Zika, Zimbabwe, talking about the situation there and her work with woman and children, especially in the areas of clean water and food production in Zimbabwe.

Ruth Mills taking a reading at World Day of Prayer observance in Norval

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Thirty-six people present, from local Anglican, Presbyterian, United, Orthodox and Catholic parishes

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Lay Reader Mary Churchill taking a reading

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Moment for silent prayer and confession

After renovation at St. Paul's
Sixth Sunday after Epiphany
2020 February 16
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Our church now has new pews. What is even more important is all of the lovely, warm people picture above, who fill those pews.

Renovations at St. Paul's
2020 January 20 - February 16
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The new carpet and pews look great after install.

Heartwarming memories from our
Christmas Eve Service
2019 December 24
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Fourth Advent Sunday
2019 December 22
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At one level today’s gospel is about Mary and Joseph but at another level it is about you and me. It is about us becoming more open and receptive, more empting ourselves in this final week of Advent so that we all might give birth to God’s Son in our time and our culture.

Third Advent Sunday
2019 December 15
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Rejoice in the Lord always because The Lord is near!

Second Advent Sunday
2019 December 8

St Paul's Anglican Church in Norval was inspired to help our Canadian Armed Forces with their request for cards and letters to soldiers, sailors, and airmen stationed anywhere in the world and who would not be home for Christmas.

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Tom Pettingill, Veteran of the Second World War, delivered 1000 letters to postmaster Sgt. Micheal Hemmingsen, CFB Trenton Base

First Advent Sunday
2019 December 1

First Sunday of Advent

Montgomery Christmas
2019 November 30
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The Bishop's Company
2019 November 29
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Bishop Susan Bell's greeting words

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Bishop Susan Bell and Rev. Audrius Sarka

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Kathy Gastle and Mary Churchill

Remembrance Day Service
2019 November 10
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We will remember them...

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Tyler Nicholson Groves performing the Last Post

145th Synod of Niagara
2019 November 8-9
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Charge to the 145th Synod of the Diocese of Niagara

Rev. Audrius Sarka and Mary Churchill

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Mary Churchill with the Bishop Bill Cliff

All Souls Day Sunday
2019 November 1
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Candles for our loved ones

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We are singing in communion with our loved ones

We are packing again:
destination Montreal
2019 October 15
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Left: Dylan Langer, Don Simmons van is packed 

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Dylan with Grampa Langer

Thanksgiving Sunday
2019 October 13
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Gathering around the table after Thanksgiving worship with our guest Sister Catherine from St. Elias The Prophet Ukrainian Catholic Church

C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S
to 
Kathy Gastle
on receiving
The Order of Niagara
2019 October 6
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With Bishop Susan Bell in Christ's Church Cathedral in Hamilton

Kathy and George Gastle

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After Celebration

Rev. Audrius Sarka, Kathy and George Gastle

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Our support team from Norval

Front: Rev. Peter Barrow, Kathy Gastle, Isabel Gombocz, Ruth Mills, Sheila Escoffery, Mary Churchill. Back row: George Gastle, Richard Mills, Tom Pettingill,  Sharon, Rick & Sandra Vidug, Rev. Audrius Sarka.

Order of Niagara Statement 

Kathy was raised in Norval (Halton Hills) and is the third generation of her family to have membership in St. Paul’s.  She has been a lifelong, ongoing participant and leader in all aspects of the church’s life including  – altar guild, A.C.W., parish council, choir, property rentals and church warden.  Kathy has provided stewardship leadership in all church fundraising initiatives, among them the Christmas Bazaar, a highlight at the beginning of Norval’s Christmas season.  Kathy is currently the People’s Warden.

 

In addition to church participation, Kathy has been keenly involved in her community for many years.  Her contributions have been several and varied.  They include membership in the Halton Hills Heritage Foundation, the Norval Community Association, and the Norval Women’s Institute.  After obtaining grant monies, Kathy organized and led Norval’s Canada 150 celebrations.  She is also a member of the Lucy Maud Montgomery Heritage Foundation, making sure we all know about the author of Anne of Green Gables.  Kathy was an elected member of the Halton Hills town council for nine years and served a term as the town’s Mayor in the early 2000s.

 

Kathy continues to strive to make her community a better place to live.  An old saying goes:  If you want something to get done, ask a busy person to do it.  Her name would be Kathy Gastle.

Kairos Blanket Exercise
2019 September 29

This is an experimental learning activity.Participants will take on roles of Indigenous peoples of Canada. Standing on blankets that represent the land, they walk through pre-contact, treaty-making, colonization and resistance. 

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St. Paul's Parish Hall- Cultural Days September 29, 2019

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Kairos Blanket Exercise 

OUR MEMORIES
Montgomery Christmas
December 2018
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Norval United Church Brass Band 2018.

Anne of Green Gables with Carter family children

St. Paul's Church Bazaar
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Craft Table

St. Paul's Advent
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First Sunday of Advent December 1, 2018

The Inuit Outreach Project
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George English and George Gastle – first IOP delivery

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Volunteers preparing for Inuit parcel delivery to the Arctic – George English and George Gastle

C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S
to 
Mary Churchill
on renewing
Certificate
Fr. Malcolm and Lsy Reader Mary Churchil

Rev. Malcolm with Mary Churchill

Remembrance Day 
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Mary Churchill and Olivia Ogwu - Nov 8, 2018 - Bells of Peace were rung to mark 100th anniversary of the end of WWI. ... the signing of the armistice which brought an end to the First World War.