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Easter, the annual celebration of Jesus’ victory over sin and death, is still six weeks away, but the time to prepare for that celebration is right now.

It’s pretty clear in the gospels that Jesus’ first followers were not expecting Jesus to die the way that he did, and they certainly weren’t expecting him to rise again the way that he did. And yet, it is also quite clear that these are the events which Jesus’ entire mission was ultimately leading up to, and for which he had been preparing his followers all along. In fact, according to the risen Jesus himself in Luke 24:27 these were the events for which God had been preparing his people from the very beginning.

In Luke 24:27 the risen Jesus shows two of his followers how the whole history of God and his people, recorded in what Christians call the Old Testament, is ultimately about God preparing his people for Jesus’ death and resurrection and for the results of those events. Taken from that perspective six weeks seems like hardly any time at all to get ready to celebrate Easter.

If this idea of the whole of the Bible being about Jesus and his death and resurrection is new or strange to you then you might be interested in the Bible Project small group series.

Using material prepared by the Bible Project, including a six-week bible reading plan and a series of really helpful videos, we are going to read the first three books of the Bible and explore what they have to do with Jesus and the events which we are preparing to celebrate at Easter. We’ll be meeting each Sunday at noon at St. Paul’s church to watch the Bible Project videos, read selections from the previous week’s readings and to discuss what we have read and seen.

Copies of the reading plan are available in the foyer of the church, and a free App called ‘Read Scripture’, which gives you the readings for each day, as well as the Bible Project Video guides, is also available here:

Whatever you choose to do to prepare for Easter this year I pray that your efforts will be rewarded. I pray that God will give you a fuller and deeper understanding of his saving work in the life of his people throughout history, and of his saving work and power in your life in particular.
May God bless you with a holy Lent and an Easter filled with all the joy and hope of Jesus’ resurrection. 
Click here to access 2017 Lenten Resources
February 28, 2017 
2 months reported

$ 24,277.26   Receipts
$ 27,750.72   Expenses
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$3,473.46  Deficit

Increased Giving Needed 2017
$100 more per year from 100 Parishioners
Click here for SENIORS HOUSING SURVEY - paper copies available at the church

St Paul’s Prayer Corner


✝ Gale ✝ Jackie ✝ Don ✝ Della ✝ Loretta ✝ Barb ✝ Glenn ✝ Pat ✝ Donald ✝ Dawn ✝ Paul ✝ Sue ✝ Erika 
I am very excited for Messy church this Saturday evening. Please come and invite your friends and family. Saturday, March 4th from 4-6pm See you there! 

I am looking for 3 new volunteers to help with Sunday school from April - June. These volunteers would only be "on" one Sunday a month. Please let me know if you can do this. I would greatly appreciate it. Thank you.

March 5th - NO high school youth group.
March 12th - High school youth outing to Breakout Saint John. 
Click here to help plan for VBS

Easter Flowers & Memorials

 
We will be accepting Easter Memorial offerings until Sunday, April 9.  Please send detailed information to Nicky at stpauls-hampton@outlook.com or by calling 832-3375.
KV Memory Cafe  Make a date with family and friends  to come and connect with others who share your experience of confusion or dementia. Lawyer Dwight Allaby will discuss Power of Attorneys, Wills and Trusts and there will be musical entertainment. The Cafe offers delicious refreshments and there is no charge. Sunday, March 12, 2017, from 2-4 pm. St Paul's Anglican Church Hall, 4 Church Ave, Rothesay, NB.  For more information please contact Melanie at 634-8722 or email msaulnier@alzheimernb.ca.

Stepping into Evangelism: Together workshops

Stepping into Evangelism: Together offers an interactive approach for followers of Jesus Christ to learn and see how they can easily share their faith with those around them.  Based on the workbook of the same name, this seminar will move you from wanting to see people know Jesus, to being an active participant in God’s overall plan. Workshops will be led by Bishop David Edwards and Shawn Branch, National Director of Threshold Ministries.  The day starts and 9:30 am and will end by 4:00 pm.  The cost is $20 for the workbook and lunch (or as you are able to pay).

Dates and locations:
March 25 - Miramichi (St. Mary's)
April 1 - Fredericton (Christ Church Parish Church)
April 8 - Saint John (Stone)
May 6 - Moncton (St. Philip)

Click here to register online or call, Cheryl at 506-459-1801 (ext. 223)
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Upcoming Events & Schedules

Mission of the Month - Toonie Tin

Hampton High School Pancake Lunch


  • 3 Mar - 2:00 pm World Day of Prayer (St. Alphonsus)
  • 4 Mar - 8:30 am Holy Joes
  • 4 Mar - 4:00 pm Messy Lent Church
5 March - 10:00 am service (LENT 1)
  • 5 Mar - 11:45 am Easter Choir Rehearsal
  • 5 Mar - 12:00 pm Lenten Bible Study
  • 5 Mar - 7:00 pm Mothers' Union (Pat Mackay)
  • 7 Mar - 10:00 am Bible Study
  • 7 Mar - 7:00 pm Hampton Nature Club
  • 8 Mar - 12:00 pm ACW
  • 8 Mar - 6:30 pm Praise Team Rehearsal
12 March - 9:00 & 10:0 am service (LENT 2)
  • 12 Mar - 11:45 am Easter Choir Rehearsal
  • 12 Mar - 12:00 pm Lenten Bible Study
  • 12 Mar - 6:30 pm Youth Group Gr 9-12 (Breakout SJ)
  • 13 Mar – 6:00 pm Youth K-5 (Bloomfield)
  • 13 Mar - 7:30 pm Youth Gr 6-8 (Bloomfield)
  • 14 Mar - 10:00 am Bible Study
  • 15 Mar - 12:00 pm HHS Pancakes (St Paul's)
  • 15 Mar - 6:30 pm Praise Team Rehearsal
  • 16 Mar - HMS Baking
  • 17 Mar - HMS Desserts (Donna)
  • 18 Mar - 10:00 am Vestry Day
19 March - 9:00 & 10:0 am service (LENT 3)
  • 19 Mar - 11:45 am Easter Choir Rehearsal
  • 19 Mar - 12:00 pm Lenten Bible Study
  • 19 Mar - 6:30 pm Youth Group Gr 9-12 (Breakout SJ)
  • 20 Mar – 6:00 pm Youth K-5 (Bloomfield)
  • 20 Mar - 7:30 pm Youth Gr 6-8 (Bloomfield)
  • 21 Mar - 10:00 am Bible Study
  • 21 Mar - 5:00 pm Spaghetti Supper (Boston trip)
  • 22 Mar - 6:30 pm Praise Team Rehearsal
  • 23 Mar - HMS Baking
  • 24 Mar - HMS Desserts
  • 25 Mar - 4:00 pm HUC Seniors Service TBA

5 Mar

10:00 am HC BCP


Layreader: Rod
(Psalm 32)
Reader: Stephen      
(Genesis 2:15-17, 3:1-7)
Greeters: Stephen & Barb
Chancel: Shirley
Counters:- - -
A/V: Elaine / - - -
Sunday School: Danielle / Kate
Youth SS: Betty
Nursery: Tim

12 March

9:00 am HC BCP


Layreader: Myra
Genesis 12: 1-4a
Psalm 121
Reader: Glenna
Romans 4:1-5, 13-17
Greeters: Diane & Lane

Chancel: Shirley
Counters: Glenna / Joyce

12 March

10:30 am HC BAS


Layreader: - - -
Psalm 121
Reader: Elaine
Romans 4:1-5, 13-17
Greeters: Lois / Lori
A/V: - - - / Elaine
Sunday School: Heather / Shari
Youth SS: - - -
Nursery: Debbie G

19 March

9:00 am HC BCP


Layreader: - - -
Exodus 17: 1-7
Psalm 95
Reader: - - -
Romans 5: 1-11
Greeters: - - -

Chancel: - - -
Counters: - - -

19 March

10:30 am HC BAS


Layreader: Myra
Psalm 95
Reader: Rowena
Romans 5: 1-11
Greeters: Shelby & Nicky
A/V: Elaine / Kevin
Sunday School: Karla / Raegan
Youth SS: Kate
Nursery: Jenny
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