Events This WeekJul31Sun8:30 am 8:30 Worship Service. Usually Book of Common Prayer Holy Communion Service8:30 Worship Service. Usually Bo…Jul 31 @ 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…Jul 31 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pmAug3Wed
“Pot Luck Dinner” on Saturday, July 30 at 5:30PM! In our Church Hall! To welcome our family from Syria now settling into Canada!
See Sharon Wickware 250-477-6301 or E-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org
Lord of abundance, you demand our life entire and whole: lead us out from prisons of greed to a place of riches uncontained and always new; through Jesus Christ, our wealth.Amen. Prayers for an Inclusive Church
The readings that we will look at this Thursday are : Hosea 11:1-11; Ps. 107:1-9,43; Colossians 3:1-11; Gospel: Luke 12:13-21.
The search committee wishes to announce that we have hired a Parish Administrative Assistant. Ann Barry, an active member at Christ Church Cathedral, has been hired. She will have some training time in the first two weeks of August and will be ready when the Parish Office re-opens on August 16. Welcome Ann.
Coming Soon! Dec 11, 2016 The Celebration of the 150th Anniversary of the Consecration of St. Paul’s Church where we continue to worship!
Please call Ven. Lon Towstego at 250-208-9949 or either warden: Lynn Schumacher at 778-265-4220 or Sharon Wickware at 250-686-6335. There is a service every Wednesday morning at 10AM and Sermon Circle/Bible Study most Thursdays from 10AM-11:30AM! Call Lon at 250-208-9949 to confirm on the Thursdays.
We will return your messages so please feel free to leave one of us one! Lon is full time and will be in and around looking to connect outside the church and office walls more than ever! Blessings!
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.
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.
Selirk Regional Ministry happening in our Parish Hall! Life Spirit Art Studio: Every Wednesday from Noon-3PM, In our Church Hall! Jane’s Contact information 250-213-1982, email@example.com
Starting, In September this ministry opportunity moves to St. Peter, Lake Hill
Life Spirit Art Studio firstname.lastname@example.org We create Art here to reflect on our lives and our spiritual journey. We can use canvas, paper, sculpture, the story, the handmade journal, or other means of expression. You can choose either to practice art making and or to develop some tools for spiritual living and enrich your life. In the LifeSpirit Art Studio our daily lives and experiences are fodder for spiritual reflection. Deepening awareness of `God ‘ in our lives may or may not surface during the creative activities of the weekly 3 hour session, but the Studio gives us all the chance to relax, enjoy, and engage in quiet and contemplation. The Studio includes times of gathering for prayer, discussion, reflection and individual art exploration. Our sessions will encourage opportunities to look through magazines, read poetry or devotionals for ideas and inspiration, and to share with each other. Music may be used for stimulus and or drawing ourselves into quiet concentration or reflection. To ensure a feeling of safety and confidentiality the expectations of a `respectful and safe’ environment will be reviewed each week, as there maybe new participants attending each session. Media such as paint, pastels, collage, colouring, multi media sculpture, fabrics, sewing or stitching can be provided, or, bring your own media. Recycled materials will be included and have endless uses for creativity and storage. Donations of any media for others to use will be gratefully accepted. The Studio provides tea and coffee, so bring a mug that you don’t mind getting dirty! Attendees can bring a bag lunch. There will be time for chat and a chance to get to know one another informally through the day. Fun is permitted, encouraged!