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St. Paul's

Anglican Church, Hampton
Growing Spiritually
Building Community
through Discipleship, Worship & Service

Reminders are very important to me because, like a lot of people, I have a tendency to lose track of the things I’m supposed to remember. I lose track of appointments that I’ve made, other commitments that I’ve made, and even decisions that I’ve made. Worse still, I have a tendency to lose track of, and therefore fail to demonstrate adequate appreciation for, the many very wonderful things people have done in my life, and/or in the life of the community of which I am a part.

Part of what makes it so easy for me to lose track of these things is that there are always more new things to remember - new appointments, new commitments, new decisions, but also (and this is the good news) new acts of selflessness, and courage, and devotion by people in my life and wider community.

On Remembrance Day, we remember those who have given their lives and those who have lost their lives in times of war. And we remember that even in the chaos and hellish violence of war there have been, by the grace of God, men and women, both service people and civilians, able to act with selflessness, courage and devotion - virtues that can be difficult to embody even in the best of times.

Remembrance Day serves, therefore, not only as an important reminder of the sacrifices and losses experienced in war, and of the absolutely vital importance of continually striving for peace. It serves to remind us of the values and virtues which we ought to be cultivating and celebrating in our lives every day, things like selflessness, courage, devotion, and, while it doesn’t tend to be one of the virtues most often celebrated on Remembrance Day, as a Christian I would add hope.

Hope is all too easy to lose track of. As we’ll see in the gospel this week (Luke 20:2738) hope is very easily made to look silly or naïve. But Jesus insists that we have reason to hope, and as St. Paul says in Romans 5:5 “hope does not disappoint”. 
We hope you’ll be able to join us at St. Paul’s this Sunday morning at 10am for our combined Service of Remembrance, where we will be remembering and giving thanks together.    

Service Bulletin

Youth Update

There will be a Youth Sunday School program beginning this Sunday, Nov 6.  The youth will be meeting in the office space immediately after the readings.  The youth will then return to the service for Holy Communion.

Thank you to all my Sunday School and nursery volunteers. You are doing an amazing job. I appreciate each one of you. I see your hard work and it does not go unnoticed. Thank you so much!  Our Sunday School is growing! This is amazing! Praise the Lord!

I need one volunteer on Nov.13 with Heather

I am need of one volunteer to help with nursery on these Sunday's
  • Dec.11/16
  • Dec.18/16
High School youth group this Sunday night at St Paul's church at 6:30pm. Come and bring a friend.... I dare you!!

Jessie & Dan

Christmas Choir

Choir Practice at St Paul’s for the community carol sing will begin on Nov 8 at 7:00 pm.   Please come and enjoy so St Paul’s will be well represented in December.
If you are interested in participating, please contact Glenna Geer at 832-5338.

St Paul's Prayer Corner

Jackie B
Don B
Della D
Loretta D
Barb G
Glenn H
Pat K
Dawn L
Paul R
Sue S
Erika W
Offering Envelopes for 2017 are now available on the shelves in the communications Centre.



The ACW will be making homemade turkey pies on Friday Nov 25th. 8" pie - $ 8.00. You can place your order on the sign-up sheet in the foyer of St. Paul's Church.

Hampton United Church
Dec 3rd 4:00 - 6:00 pm
The next Seniors’ Dinner & Service will be hosted by the people of St Paul’s on December 3at the Hampton United Church. 
If you would like be involved with this ministry, please contact Rev. David or Alice Kennedy for more information.
Soupfest After the Cenotaph Service
Friday, November 11
11:30am – 1:30pm
Hampton United Church, 24 Robb Court)
Hosted by Hampton Wellness Network
Cost: $10 for Adults, $5 for children 12 & under
Menu: Three 4oz servings of homemade soups of your choice and a biscuit.

This is a perfect fall family activity to take in immediately following the Remembrance Day Ceremony at the Cenotaph.  For more info, contact Jayne Wilbur 832-4141

MEMORY CAFES improve the lives of those experiencing confusion or dementia.  Make a date with family and friends to come and connect with others who share your experience. We are excited that you can get help managing the changes and stresses caused by various diseases and the speaker this month is “Lilli Tripp” presents on falls prevention. Join us singing to well-loved songs from our generation with Norman Boucher and Cathy Gillis. The Cafe offers delicious refreshments. No charge.
Sunday, November 13, 2016
2-4 pm.
St Paul's Anglican Church Hall
4 Church Ave, Rothesay, NB
For more information please contact Melanie at 634-8722 or

Mission of the month - Seafarers' Mission

Each year during the Christmas season, the Saint John Seafarers’ Mission provides gifts to the seafarers who are visiting our port. These gifts are packaged with the goal of giving items of necessity, with “a little something extra”, at a time when these men and women are feeling the loneliness of being away from their families. In 2015, with help from many groups and individuals, the Seafarers’ Mission distributed 263 Christmas packages to 12 ships, during the Christmas season. The crew members were pleased! They were also very appreciative of the gifts and the fact that they were being thought of, during this special season.

For more information you can visit

Upcoming Events & Schedules
Mission of the Month - Toonie Tin

Seafarers’ Mission

6 Nov – 10:00 am service
Remembrance Service
  • 6 Nov – 6:30pm Youth Group Gr 9-12
  • 6 Nov – Mothers’ Union (Pat M home)
  • 7 Nov – 6:00 pm Youth K-5 (Bloomfield)
  • 7 Nov - 7:30pm Youth Gr 6-8 (Bloomfield)
  • 8 Nov – 10:00 am Bible Study
  • 8 Nov – 7:00pm Christmas Choir Practice
  • 9 Nov – 12:00 ACW
  • 9 Nov - 6:30 pm Praise Team Rehearsal
  • 10 Nov – 7:00 pm Alpha
  • 11 Nov – Remembrance Day
13 Nov - 9:00 & 10:30 am service
  • 13 Nov – 6:30pm Youth Group Gr 9-12
  • 14 Nov – 6:00 pm Youth K-5 (Bloomfield)
  • 14 Nov - 7:30pm Youth Gr 6-8 (Bloomfield)
  • 15 Nov – 10:00 am Bible Study
  • 15 Nov – 7:00pm Christmas Choir Practice
  • 16 Nov – 12:00 Pancakes
  • 16 Nov - 6:30 pm Praise Team Rehearsal
  • 17 Nov – 7:00 pm Alpha
  • 19 Nov – Alpha Day
20 Nov - 9:00 & 10:30 am service
  • 20 Nov – 6:30pm Youth Group Gr 9-12
  • 21 Nov – 6:00 pm Youth K-5 (Bloomfield)
  • 21 Nov - 7:30pm Youth Gr 6-8 (Bloomfield)
  • 22 Nov – 10:00 am Bible Study
  • 22 Nov – 7:00pm Christmas Choir Practice
  • 22 Nov – 7:30 pm Vestry
  • 23 Nov - 6:30 pm Praise Team Rehearsal
  • 24 Nov – 7:00 pm Alpha
  • 25 Nov – 6:00 pm Small Group: Advent Conspiracy (Betty’s home)

November 6

Remembrance Service - Parish Family Service
Music Leader: Glenna & Christian

Layreader: Lorraine (Psalm 98)

Reader: Betty (2 Thessalonians 2:1-5,13-17)

Greeters: Joyce & Jean

A/V:  Kevin

Sunday School:  Sheri & Kate

Nursery: Jenny

Chancel: Donna

Counters: Joyce & Jean


November 13

9:00 am HC – BCP

Music Leader:  Glenna

Layreader: Margret
(Isa. 65:17-25, Psalm 82)
Reader: Glenna
(2 Thess. 3:6-13)


November 13

10:30 am HC – BCP
Music Leader:  Christian

(Psalm 82)

Reader:  Lorraine
(2 Thess. 3:6-13)

Sunday School: Heather C /

Youth Sunday School: Heather M

Nursery  : Deb G

Chancel  : Jean / Shirley

Counters: Jean / Glenna

November 20

9:00 am HC – BCP

Music Leader:  Glenna

Layreader: Myra
(Jeremiah 23:1-6, Psalm 46)
Reader: Claire
(Colossians 1:11-20)
Greeters: Robert & Claire


November 20

10:30 am HC – BCP
Music Leader:  Christian

(Psalm 46)

Reader:  Elaine
(Colossians 1:11-20)
Greeters: Bruce & Alice
A/V: Elaine & Kevin

Sunday School: Reagan / Karla

Youth Sunday School: Kate

Nursery: Jenny

Chancel:  Dawn / Joyce

Counters: Jean / Joyce
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