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From the Rev. Deacon Dan McMullen
"Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, ‘Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?’

And I said, ‘Here am I. Send me!’"   - Isaiah 6:8
 
These are powerful words from the book of Isaiah. Israel, God's people, are in a mess. The Northern half of the country had been taken captive by the Assyrian Empire, and the Southern half was busy worshiping anything they could except the one true God of everything. It is into this difficult context in which God is looking for a messenger to go out to the people to tell of His just judgement and beautiful salvation. Isaiah steps up to the plate, “Here I am. send me!”   

Although our context is different, God is always looking for messengers, people who will go, do, and tell. Today, a group of 12 young disciples, and four ragtag team leaders, have heard the voice of the Lord and have responded - 'Here I am. Send me!'  
 
On April 30 this team will leave for Boston, where we will meet up the 'Center for Student Missions', and then spend the week doing some things the prophet Isaiah was passionate about - feeding the hungry, clothing the naked, sheltering the homeless. 
 
The Center for Student Missions (CSM) is a short-term, non-denominational, urban mission organization. It is committed to "provide an effective urban ministry experience that transforms lives, influences churches and communities, and honors Christ." This will be the goal of our trip. While we go and serve God's people, our hope and prayer is to have lives transformed, our lives! We hope that this trip is part of a bigger discipleship process that gets young people excited about being leaders and missionaries in our own local churches and communities. We are not going to Boston to save lives. Jesus has already done that 2,000 years ago. We are going to Boston in response to the Good News, and in an effort to get people excited about responding to that Good News in our own churches and communities. 
 
To do all this though we need help. We need your help! Both financially and prayerfully. On Tuesday night, March 21st from 4:30-6:30, here at St. Paul's, the group will be having a fundraiser spaghetti dinner. Please come out, bring your friends and your wallets and your friends' wallets! Also, please consider giving directly to the cause. And just as important, please keep this group in your prayers, as we meet a couple times before the trip to read more of the prophet Isaiah, during the trip, and after the trip, as we will continue to meet to read more of Isaiah, and discuss how we can serve God and His people here in New Brunswick.  
 
Join us on Sunday as we hear more about this answer to God’s call from the Director of Youth and Intergenerational Ministries: Colin McDonald, the Rev. Deacon Dan McMullen, and our own Jessica Gowan, Chandler Scott and Colton Scott.  

 

Click here for SENIORS HOUSING SURVEY - paper copies available at the church

Messy Lent

Saturday, March 4
4:00-6:00 PM

Click here to RSVP
Click here to help plan for VBS

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)

Heading to Boston

Mission trip is a chance for diocese’s young leaders to grow.  

Click here to read the story

Hampton Nature Club

Meets 1st Tues of the Month
St Paul's Anglican Church
486 Kennebecasis River Rd, Hampton, NB E5N 6L2
7pm - 9pm
We are really pleased to introduce and welcome Todd Watts as our March Guest Speaker on the Topic of Owls of New Brunswick.   Todd is the Founder, Counter and Co-Ordinator of the Greenlaw Mountain Hawk Watch, an Observer for the Point Lepreau Bird Observatory, Environmental Consultant who's performed many Breeding Bird Surveys through New Brunswick, has worked aboard the whale watching boat the Quoddy Link out of Saint Andrews for the past 5 years, and is a Raptor Specialist here in NB and an all around Naturalist who has birded in the US, Canada, Mexico, and Australia.  We are fortunate to have him come talk with us about Owls, and invite anyone to come out and join us for this exciting and interesting talk on our Nocturnal Birds of Prey.
Hope to see you March 7th,




World Day of Prayer

Friday, March 3 
2:00 pm
St Alphonsus Chruch

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Resources for Lent

PWRDF's 2017 Lent Resource was written by Rev. Susan Spicer, a priest from the Diocese of Toronto, with a focus on the 5 A's of Food Security.  Dig deeper into issues of food security and food sovereignty.  Read it online at https://issuu.com/pwrdf/docs/pwrdf_lentbook_2017_web , or receive a daily devotion by signing up at http://anglican.us1.list-manage2.com/subscribe?u=d120aa8efc4112c7cae41108e&id=cad9cb9b92 
Please also find attached 5 Reasons to Support PWRDF, an insert for use in a variety of ways-bulletin insert, information at a workshop or any other creative way that supports the work of PWRDF.

Anglican Fellowship of Prayer

March 1– April 15, 2017
The season of Lent provides us with an opportunity to cultivate the interior life through spiritual exercises and practices. It can be a time of rediscovery; a valuable chance to open ourselves more deeply to the beauty and power of the dying and rising to new life in Jesus. It is a time to ponder the reality of Christ’s death and resurrection and to allow it to soak into our deepest parts. New life and hope come to us in self-examination.  Every Christian is called to purposeful reflection on one's need for God; each individual's response to that call is an important factor in choosing how one will observe Lent. Through the centuries, Lent became characterized by practices which typify the meaning of this season, namely:
Prayer; Paying attention to God;
Fasting; Reminding ourselves of our hunger for God; and
Almsgiving. Giving of ourselves to others.

Prayer for Lent
Lord of the journey of life, help us to listen up and pay attention to your voice and not be distracted by the noise of life and the constant appeal to satisfy our wants. Lead us to the places where we might be challenged by competing voices, but where we listen to our hearts and know who you are and who we are to you, and thus who we are to be. In the hard places, may we hear the affirmation of your love and presence with us. Summon us again to your way. Beckon us on the journey to the cross. For you are our Christ. Amen

Our Mission
We seek to increase and strengthen the companionship of prayer throughout the world. We believe that the essence of the life of the Church is the relationship between Jesus Christ and its members. That relationship is, first of all, a prayer relationship. Prayer is the hub of the wheel that moves the Church in its worship and its work. Since prayer is essential to the vitality and the ongoing life of the Church, the Anglican Fellowship of Prayer seeks to share with all Christians the spiritual empowerment of the churches by: teaching people how to pray; developing effective prayer groups; calling the Church always to give prayer its rightful priority; and much more.
 
Did you know that you can pray right along with the Anglican Fellowship of Prayer Canada or sign up to receive daily noonday prayer emails?  AFP invites Churches across Canada to learn about writing and sharing prayers.  For more information visit www.prayersofthepeople.org.


Though not particularly for Lent, Bishop David recommends this 2014 video, Facing the Canon (J. John) with Archbishop Justin Welby, to you if you have not seen it.
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Upcoming Events & Schedules

Mission of the Month - Toonie Tin

Hampton Middle School


26 Feb - 9:00 & 10:30 am service 
  • 26 Feb – 6:30 pm Youth Group Gr 9-12
  • 27 Feb – 6:00 pm Youth K-5 (Bloomfield)
  • 27 Feb - 7:30 pm Youth Gr 6-8 (Bloomfield)
  • 28 Feb  – 10:00 am Bible Study
  • 28 Feb - 4:00 pm Shrove Tuesday - Pancake supper
1 March - Ash Wednesday
10:00 am & 7:00 pm service 
  • 1 Mar - HHS Lunch - Upham
  • 2 Mar - HMS baking (Myra & Dan)
  • 3 Mar - HMS desserts (Alice)
  • 3 Mar - 2:00pm World Day of Prayer (St. Alphonsus)
  • 4 Mar - 8:30am Holy Joes
  • 4 Mar - 4:00 pm Messy Lent Church
5 March - 10:00 am service (LENT 1)
  • 5 Mar - 11:45am Easter Choir Rehearsal
  • 5 Mar - 6:30 pm Youth Group Gr 9-12
  • 5 Mar - 7:00pm Mothers' Union (Pat Mackay)
  • 7 Mar - 10:00 am Bible Study
  • 7 Mar - 7:00pm Hampton Nature Club
  • 8 Mar - 12:00pm ACW
  • 8 Mar - 6:30pm Praise Team Rehearsal
12 March - 9:00 & 10:0 am service (LENT 2)
  • 12 Mar - 11:45am Easter Choir Rehearsal
  • 12 Mar - 6:30 pm Youth Group Gr 9-12
  • 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 - 12:00pm HHS Pancakes (St Paul's)
  • 15 Mar - 6:30pm Praise Team Rehearsal
  • 17 Mar - HMS Desserts (Donna)
  • 18 Mar - Vestry Day - TBA

26 Feb

9:00 am HC BCP


Layreader: Debbie
2 Peter 1: 16-21 & Psalm 99
Reader: Claire
Exodus 24: 12-18
Greeters: Claire & Robert


Chancel: Dawn / Joyce
Counters: Alice / Shonaugh

26 Feb

10:30 am HC BAS


Layreader: Betty
Psalm 99
Reader: - - -
Exodus 24: 12-18
Greeters: Lois / Lori
A/V: Elaine / Kevin
Sunday School: Diana / Alice
Youth SS: - - -
Nursery: Sabrina

1 Mar - 10:00 am
Ash Wednesday


Layreader: Myra
Joel 2:1-2, 12-17 
Psalm 51:1-7
Reader: - - -
2 Corinthians 5:20b-6:10
Greeters: - - -

1 Mar - 7:00 pm

Ash Wednesday


Layreader: Betty
Joel 2:1-2, 12-17 
Psalm 51:1-7
Reader: - - -
2 Corinthians 5:20b-6:10
Greeters: - - -

5 Mar

10:00 am HC BCP


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

12 Mar

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: - - -
Counters: Glenna / Joyce

12 Mar

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
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