Bishop's Lenten Books for 2021
This year, Bishop Susan Bell has chosen to recommend two books for Lent: Seven Spiritual Gifts of Waiting by Holly Whitcomb and The Way of St. Benedict by Archbishop Rowan Williams.
A source of inspiration for the bishop’s most recent charge to synod, Seven Spiritual Gifts of Waiting is well suited to a time of pandemic, especially during the season of Lent. This book presents seven spiritual gifts that waiting can teach us: patience, loss of control, live in the present, compassion, gratitude, humility, and trust in God.
The latest work by Archbishop Rowan Williams, is being recommended for individual study as a way growing in one’s faith and discipleship. The Way of St Benedict explores the appeal of St. Benedict's sixth-century Rule and shows it to be a document of great relevance to contemporary Christians and non-believers alike. The book speaks to the Rule's ability to help anyone live more fully in harmony with others while orienting themselves fully to the will of God.
Both books are readily available through online book suppliers at an affordable price.
Canterbury Hils a Forever Memory
Canterbury Hills Virtual Camp registration is now open. Bring the magic of Canterbury Hills right to the comfort of your own home. Each week will offer a variety of activities that encourage spiritual growth, independent play, creativity, and exploration, with opportunities to connect and share with staff and fellow campers. View the dates and themes of each week here to pick the right session for your camper! Each week will also include a virtual group campfire and chapel sessions!
To register, visit the Canterbury Hills website.
Canterbury Hills Camp is excited to launch a new pen pal program. Campers will be matched with another participant of similar age and interests. Your camper will then receive five pre-addressed, stamped envelopes, and conversation starter cards. What a fun opportunity to meet a new friend who could even become a cabin mate in an upcoming summer! This will be an add on program that is accessible to campers registered in any of the 2021 summer sessions. Select this option while registering online. The pen pal program comes with a one-time $10 fee.
Everyone is warmly invited to join us in
worship and community life
BECOME A PART OF OUR FAMILY
Our worship services in alternative prayer is an important part of how we come together. The Anglican Church follows a traditional set of prayers from two books:
Book of Common Prayer (BCP): based on 16th Century rites
Book of Alternative Services (BAS): an updated version published in 1985
The Eucharist (communion) is offered during our Sunday service. All that are baptized are welcome to partake or come forward for a blessing.
SERVICE AT ST. PAUL'S
Upcoming Scripture Readings can be found here
SUNDAY 9:30 AM
This service includes hymns sung from the blue book in the pews.
There is a leaflet, listing the various parts of the service. People may also choose to follow along in the green book in the pew.
After the service, there is time at the end of the church for conversation, coffee, tea, and baked goodies.
Last Sunday every month is Morning Prayer
Come as you are!
There's no dress code. If you don't yet feel ready to participate in one of our services, you are welcome to simply come in to watch and listen. Please be welcome to find a seat anywhere (they are not reserved). If you are here for our Sunday 10 am service, there is always coffee, tea and a chance to chat afterwards in the church. Please stay if you have time.
There is an access ramp near the main entrance, for strollers, prams, and wheelchairs.
Large print copies of the service books are available.
Participants are welcome to sit for the entire service if they prefer.
We are a church that complies with Diocesan Safe Church and Health and Safety guidelines.
What to Expect
"Anglican services follow a pattern that begins with the gathering of the community, then listening to and reflecting on the Scriptures. The community then brings the needs of the world and the community to God in prayer, and the group partakes in the holy meal of bread and wine [the Eucharist], before being sent forth into the mission of daily life." -Anglican Church of Canada
Throughout the year, St. Paul's Church follows the Six Seasons of the Church - Advent, Christmas, Epiphany, Lent, Easter, Pentecost - with a set list of Bible readings for the year. The liturgical cycle divides the year into a series of seasons, each with their own mood and theological emphases that are reflected in our chosen readings.