Events This WeekOct20ThuOct23Sun8:30 am 8:30 Worship Service. Usually Book of Common Prayer Holy Communion Service8:30 Worship Service. Usually Bo…Oct 23 @ 8:30 am – 9:30 am10:30 am Sunday Service: 10:30 AM, Come and Meet the Living Christ!Sunday Service: 10:30 AM, Come a…Oct 23 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pmOct26Wed10:00 am Holy Communion, Wednesday at 10AM featuring interactive discussion of the scriptures of the day!Holy Communion, Wednesday at 10A…Oct 26 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am
Please keep Rick and family in your prayers.
Holly Bazaar Coming Soon! Saturday November 12, 10AM-2PM! 10% of Net Proceeds go to cost of Christmas Hampers for people in our the Community! More details to follow. Stay Tuned!
Coming Soon! Dec 11, 2016 The Celebration of the 150th Anniversary of the Consecration of St. Paul’s Church where we continue to worship!
You know us each by name, O God, and in your sight we have found favour,
yet our minds cannot comprehend the vision of your glory or the vastness of your love. Grant, that as we glimpse your greatness, we may always return to you
the praise that is yours alone. We ask this through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Revised Common Lectionary Prayers (2002) alt.
We meet in the Chapel of Light downstairs in the Parish Hall!
If you have questions that you do not see the answers to please E-mail the rector, The Ven. Lon Towstego at email@example.com, or call our Church Office at 250-386-6833, Tuesday-Friday from 9AM-1PM. Ann Barry is our Parish Administrative Assistant.
Tours of the Church can be arranged by calling Ann.
Rector: The Ven. Lon Towstego
STEWARDSHIP – A RADICAL GENEROSITY: A church runs on the love of God, service to each other, and financial support of its members
STEWARDSHIP – A RADICAL GENEROSITY: A church runs on the love of God, service to each other, and financial support of its members.
The Anglican Parish of St. Peter and St. Paul in Esquimalt, BC is anchored by the historical St. Paul’s Naval and Garrison Church. We have many parishioners who have generational history at St. Paul’s as well as numerous newcomers. We live all over the South Island and come together at services to worship God and spend time with each other.
Our Parishioners are involved in 35 ministries ranging from knitting prayers shawls, through community outreach, fellowship events, to participating in Sunday services. We love our church and our community.
Just like our households, a church has to meet recurring monthly operational expenses.
Those expenses are met through the regular givings of our congregation.
Methods of regular giving:
- Weekly donations can be put directly into the collection plate at worship service. Regular donors have an envelope number which ties the givings to the parishioner. Those givings are presented to God as the first fruits of what He has provided to us, taken to the altar for blessing.
- Electronic Collection Plate. These are regular givings that are drawn directly from the giver’s bank account on a monthly basis, upon signed approval. Parishioners signify their giving by putting an envelope or card in the collection plate, or simply by touching the plate as it passes.
- Contributions through Canada Helps. This is an on-line service that helps connect donors with the charity of their choice. Charitable donations receipts are given directly by Canada Helps and the donation deposited into the Parish’s bank account. A small administrative fee is withheld by Canada Helps.
Sometimes parishioners have a special wish and provide an extra amount for certain concerns. These funds can be provided in all the ways detailed above.
What special items do people give extra for?
- Altar flowers
- Kitchen supplies
- Lunches provided on holidays
- General purpose at the discretion of the parish
- Other specific interests
The Parish runs on the energy, talents and financial contributions of its parishioners, their families and the larger community.
Please contact the church office to enquire about Electronic Collection Plate, envelopes, special needs, and Estate Planned Giving.
Electronic Collection Plate (ECP) has been part of the Parish of St. Peter and St Paul since its inception. At this point over half of our regular donors use ECP. ” Thank you” to our ECP as this method of giving helps our parish leaders as they plan a budget. It also means that your donations go regularly into the church bank account even when you are out of town or unable to attend for any reason. How does it work? To become an ECP donor, you complete an ECP form which is registered by the parish Envelope Secretary, Myrna Bennett. The information is then forwarded to the Finance Department at the Synod office. The donations collected electronically by the Synod staff are deposited directly into our parish bank account monthly. We are fortunate that this service is provided free of charge by the Synod office. If you are an ECP donor and wish to increase your givings at any time, contact Myrna. If you wish to give one time “extras” through the year, simply use any envelope to place your donation in making sure your assigned ECP # and name are on the envelope. The only problem most people have with ECP is the feeling they get as the plate passes them each week and they are not putting something tangible into it. As a result we have encouraged the collection plate to be passed along to each parishioner so that they can Touch the Plate even if they are not putting a money donation in that week. We all have something of our self which we are giving to God each week and touching the plate signifies that. If you have questions about ECP or wish to register, talk to any Stewardship Team member or Myrna Bennett.
PS There are Coffee Cup envelopes available each week. If you wish, put some of your loose change in one (we suggest the amount you would spend for a cup of coffee) and put it in the Collection Plate. It is amazing how much those envelopes bring in each month.