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This Sunday we celebrate Pentecost. Pentecost is one of the most important celebrations in the life of the Church right along side Christmas, Holy Week and Easter, because on Pentecost we celebrate nothing less than the birth of the Church itself.
 
But Pentecost it isn’t just the Church’s birthday. On Pentecost we celebrate the coming of the Holy Spirit into the lives of Jesus’ followers in power to give them the courage and ability to make the message of Jesus known to the world. We are also reminded of what it is that the Church, including our church, is supposed to be all about. In celebrating the events out of the which the Church came to be we are shown again what it is that we as a church are meant to be, and the purpose for which we as a church exist.
 
As we read together the story of Pentecost from Acts 2:1-21 we see Jesus’ first followers sharing what may well still be the most powerfully spiritual experience ever shared by any group of people, and yet as we continue to read the rest of chapter 2, and indeed the rest of the Book of Acts, we very quickly see that that experience was not given to them for their own sake. The Holy Spirit came to them in power for the sake of those with whom they would share the message of God’s promises in Jesus Christ; the promise of forgiveness, the promise of God’s kingdom made known in the world, and the promised gift of the Holy Spirit for everyone who comes to believe. And these are the things for which our church exists as well.
 
The purpose for which we have been given our own experiences of God’s Spirit in our midst, whether that be in worship or in prayer or in studying the Bible or in serving together, is to continue the work of sharing the message and promise of Jesus with the world. I hope you’re able to join us this week as we celebrate God’s Spirit among us and are reminded once again of the legacy and the mission that have been given to us as members of Christ’s Church.  
 
This week's service bulletin
 Please remember the following in your prayers this week.
  • Dan B
  • Bobbi-Jo C
  • Loretta D
  • Barb G
  • Rick H
  • Dawn L
  • Paul R
  • Sue S
  • Erika W
 

 
 
 
Join us as we take a closer look at the power of the Resurrection with Anglican Bishop and world class scholar N.T.  Wright.
 
Wednesday Evenings 7:30 pm
58 Kennebecasis River Road
Are you looking for the perfect opportunity to have meaningful conversations with your friends, neighbours, family members, or even fellow church members about the things that matter most?

Alpha is exactly that - an opportunity to talk with and hear from others about the things that matter most in life.

Find out more about the NEW Alpha Film Series on Sunday, May 15th, at St. Paul’s Hampton at 11:45 am. 
 

You can also watch the Alpha Film Series teaser here

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DCck-cySK7I

and even watch the first film in the series here

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CmeSw6KVweU


 
FAMILY CAMP - June 24-26
 
Enjoy the beauty of God’s creation with your family and ours as we unplug and unwind together. Bring your kids, your parents, your grandparents and whoever else is family to you. 

We would like to know if you are interested in attending.  Please sign up online or at the back of the church.
 


CLEAN UP DAY
Do you own a chainsaw? Do you know how to use it? Do you find painting relaxing? Do you have the eye of a landscaper? Does getting coffee stains out of white mugs give you satisfaction? 

Then we need your help! Anytime between 9 and 4 this Saturday.
We'll even feed you.
Contact Maren at (506) 488-2874 for details

Mission of the month


Coverdale Centre for Women

The following donations are always needed and appreciated.  There is a box is at the back of the church.
  • Soap
  • Sunscreen
  • Hair Elastics
  • Tweezers
  • Deodorant
  • Toothbrushes
  • Toothpaste
  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Socks
  • Underwear
  • Pajamas
  • Slippers
  • Towels and Facecloths
  • Pillows and Blankets
  • Yoga/Sweatpants
  • Pens & Pencils
  • Notebooks, Journals & Datebooks
Upcoming Events
Mission of the Month - Toonie Tin
Coverdale Centre for Women

May 15 - 9:00 am & 10:30 am service
  • May 15 - 2:00 pm Mothers’ Union Dessert Party
  • May 17 - 10:00 am Bible Study at Connie Heighton's Home
  • May 18 - 12:30 pm Pancakes for High School (St Paul's)
  • May 18 - 6:30 pm Praise Team Rehearsal
  • May 18 - 7:30 pm Small Group: Surprised by Hope
  • May 19 - 8:30 am Baking at Middle School – Donna
  • May 20-22 – Teens Encounter Christ at Camp Medley
 
May 22 - 9:00 am & 10:30 am service
  • May 24 - 10:00 am Bible Study at Connie Heighton's Home
  • May 24 - 7:30 pm Vestry meeting
  • May 25 – 6:30 Praise Team Rehearsal
  • May 25 - 7:30 pm Small Group: Surprised by Hope
  • May 26 - 8:30 am Baking at Middle School – Myra
  • May 27 - 11:00 am Middle School Desserts – Heather
  • May 28-29 – Stones Across the Water
May 29 - 9:00 am & 10:30 am service
  • May 31 - 10:00 am Bible Study at Connie Heighton's Home
  • June 1 - 6:30 Praise Team Rehearsal
  • June 1 - 7:30 pm Small Group: Surprised by Hope
  • June 2 - 8:30 am Baking at Middle School – Heather
  • June 3 - 11:00 am Middle School Desserts – Kate
  • June 4 – 8:30 am Holy Joes
  • June 4 – Town Wide Yard Sale
June 5 - 9:00 am & 10:30 am service
  • June 5 - 7:00 pm Infinitely More Concert (HUC)
  • June 8 - 12:00 pm ACW
  • June 8 - 12:30 High School Lunch (Parish of Upham)
  • June 8 - 6:30 Praise Team Rehearsal
  • June 10 - 11:00 am Middle School Desserts – Alice
June 12 - 9:00 am & 10:30 am service
  • June 8 - 6:30 Praise Team Rehearsal
  • June 17 - 11:00 am Middle School Desserts – Jean
June 19 - 9:00 am & 10:30 am service
  • June 22 - 6:30 Praise Team Rehearsal
  • June 24-26 – Family Camp (Camp Medley)
June 22 - 10:00 am service
  • June 28 – 7:30pm Vestry
  • June 29 - 6:30 Praise Team Rehearsal
 
July 2 - 10:00 am service
Holy Trinity Hammond River Yard Sale
2 Hammond River Road
Saturday May 28th 8:30 - 1:00
Something for everyone
Please stop by!
 

Work day at Camp Brookwood
Saturday, May 28, 10 a.m.-5 p.m,  lunch provided.
 
Come for the day or for a few hours to help get the camp ready for summer – buildings to clean, dishes to wash, trees to cut,  steps to build, pool to clean.  Many hands make light work!
 

Salmon and Fiddlehead dinner
Saint Thomas Anglican Hall, Stanley
Sunday, May 22.
There will be settings at 4 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Reservations are recommended. $14 for adults; $8 for children 6-12. Roast beef  for non-fish lovers. For reservations call 367-2099 or email bettymacgillivray@gmail.com
Summer Student Employment Opportunity
 
Resource Centre Officer – Saint John
The Anglican Diocese of Fredericton is seeking a summer student to work at its Diocesan Resource Centre to prepare it for a re-opening for public use.  The Centre contains a number of educational materials such as books and video resources that are available for loan to individuals and churches.  The student will work normal weekday hours onsite at the new location within the Threshold Ministries Library, located at 105 Mountain View Drive in Saint John.  Reporting to diocesan staff in Fredericton, the successful candidate will be expected to work well independently.  Duties will include organizing the display of materials, updating the catalogue and developing and implementing a borrowing system.

Applicants should be studying at the post-secondary level.  This position ideally suits those studying in the fields of Library Science, Information/Computer Science or a general B.A. or B.ED.

This is an 8 week position with a proposed start date of June 1, 2016.  Application deadline is May 15.  Please apply with a cover letter and resume by e-mailing application@anglican.nb.ca with subject of “Resource Centre Officer”

Instructional Designer and Trainer – Fredericton
The Anglican Diocese of Fredericton seeks a summer student to develop a training program to educate parish leaders, clergy, employees and volunteers about its Safe Church Regulation, Policies and Standards, and to train them to be able to implement such.
The successful student will be a good communicator able to craft a learning experience through the use of more than one media for both in-person and online training.  S/he must be able to work independently, have high organizational skills and be able to travel to carry out training visits to churches on his/her own.  Experience with electronic instructional design tools is an asset.
Applicants must be studying at the post-secondary level. This position ideally suits those studying Education, including Adult Learning, English, Humanities or Computer Science.
This is an 12 week position with a proposed start date of June 1, 2016.   Please apply with a cover letter and resume by e-mailingapplication@anglican.nb.ca with subject line “Instructional Designer”. Application deadline is May 22.
May 22 9:00 am 10:30 am
 Layreader Betty Kennett
  Proverbs 8: 1-4, 22-31  
Psalm 8
Rod Langis
Psalm 8
 Reader Blanche Roberts
Romans 5: 1-5
Carter Scott
  Proverbs 8: 1-4, 22-31  
 Sidespersons R & C Kelly B & A Kennedy
 Chancel Guild   Sharon Kelly / Joanna DiProse
 Counters Paul Robichaud / Ernie Keenan
 Nursery Jean Bates
 
May 29 9:00 am 10:30 am
 Layreader Debbie Cochran
  1 Kings 18: 20-21, 30-39  
Psalm 96
Betty Kennett
Psalm 96
 Reader Glenna Geer
Galatians 1:1-12
  Elaine Robichaud  
Galatians 1:1-12
 Sidespersons P & P Hanratty Keenan Family
 Chancel Guild   Sharon Kelly / Joanna DiProse
 Counters Joyce Logan / Ernie Keenan
 Nursery Joanna DiProse
 
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