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Christian ministry, has two essential modes, maintenance and mission. Maintenance ministry consists of everything that is done in the church to keep the church going. Mission, on the other hand, is the church going. Or in other words, maintenance is everything that’s done to help the church continue to exist and mission is why the church exists in the first place and the purpose which it is meant to fulfill.
The most obvious example of maintenance ministry is of course the actual work of maintaining the property and/or physical structure in which a church might meet for worship, or things like financial stewardship, congregational giving, and administration. But maintenance also includes ministries like a church’s regular worship gatherings, small groups, bible studies, Sunday School and pastoral care. These latter ministries are all ministries that maintain the church by serving the needs of the existing members of a church.

Mission, in contrast, is what the members of a church then go on and do for the sake of people and for the sake of the world beyond the list of those who consider themselves members of the church. The most obvious examples of Missional ministries are those that serve our neighbours who are especially in need – in need of food, and in need of clothing, and in need of care.
But at the very heart of the church’s mission is Evangelism and the making of Disciples, for these ministries are focused on responding to the very deepest spiritual needs of the world and the people of the world.   The last thing that Jesus told the very first members of his church was to “go, and make disciples of all nations.” This is the mission for which the church exists and it rests on Jesus’ own conviction that what the world needs most is more disciples of Jesus, and what people need most is the assurance of God’s merciful love and the healing and spiritual growth that comes with learning from and following Jesus. 

Obviously both maintenance and mission are important for the life of the church. Without proper maintenance the church isn’t able to fulfill its mission. But even more important for us to remember is that without a proper dedication to the mission of the church the reason for the church’s existence will be all too easily lost.  

If our maintenance ministries aren’t serving the mission of the church the church will all to quickly begin to exist for the sake of its own existence, and no matter how well maintained it is, any church that exists for the sake of it’s own existence will very quickly become a very unhealthy church.

The good news is that no one wants to see the church reclaim its mission more than God himself. I hope you can join us this Sunday as we explore God’s mission for us together.
This week's service bulletin
Just wanted to let everyone know of a few things happening:
Youth group at the Bloomfield Church Hall
Grades K-5 - 6:00-7:30pm
This is run by Dan McMullen, Rob Marsh, David Turner and Brenda Fowler. I am there as a helping hand when I can be. 
High school youth group - 6:30-8:30pm 
First night Oct. 2nd in Apohaqui
(Where Dan McMullen's Church is.)
This is run by Dan McMullen and myself. 

Oct.16th - Youth group at St. Paul's Hampton from 6:30-8:30pm 
Youth group will be weekly at St. Paul's from October 16th on, unless notified of a different location. 
If you interested in helping out you are more then welcome to come join us. If you have any questions don't be afraid to ask.

Church Bookings

GOOD NEWS:  Our church is Busy!   There is now a procedure for booking the church building.
  1. Go to our website and click on the calendar to check the availability of the building.
  2. Email or call the office to confirm the date and have it entered in to the calendar
  3. Plan your event

Thanksgiving Bake Sale
St. Paul's Anglican Church
Oct. 1, 2016
10am to 2pm

Proceeds to support our refugee family.

If you can help with baking, jams, pickles, fudge etc. please drop off at church Friday evening, Sept. 30 from 7 to 8 pm.  For information call Heather at 832 7876

Middle School
Breakfast and Lunch Program
Fall is in the air and the children are back at school. Hungry Children!! It’s time to start our lunch program for Hampton Middle School. We are hoping to be up and running for October.  We are looking for volunteers who are interested in joining us one evening per month to prepare 4 meals at the Middle School. We are also looking for those interested in supplying a Friday dessert for the same program or volunteers to conduct a baking session one morning a month with approximately 6 students. We are also in need of monetary and last but certainly not least PRAYER support to make this outreach a reality. Please contact Donna Leonard at 832-2478 or if you are interested in any of these outreach programs.
Weekly bible study
Begins on Tuesday, September 20th at 10 am at the home of Margaret Petrie, 13 Dineen Crescent. We will be using the book "52 Weeks with Jesus" as a starting point for our program.
All are welcome to attend. For more information, please call Heather Miller at 832 7876 or email

Saturday Oct. 1 
10 am-4:30 pm
Church of the Resurrection
Grand Bay-Westfield.
Cost is $10 to cover lunch.
This is open to all youth leaders, volunteers, clergy, Sunday School teachers or anyone else interested. Workshops include Mission and Youth and Sports vs. Church, Youth Panel and a keynote speaker. Contact Jason Smith at if you have any questions.
St Paul's Prayer Corner
Don B
Loretta D
Barb G
Pat K
Dawn L
Paul R
Lloyd R
Sue S
Erika W
Upcoming Events
Mission of the Month - Toonie Tin
Hampton Refugee Action Committee
Sept 25 - 9:00 & 10:30 am service
Welcome back to church
  • Sept 25 – 12:00 CYCM meeting
  • Sept 26 – 6:00 pm Youth K-5 (Bloomfield)
  • Sept 27 – 10:00 am Bible Study
  • Sept 27 – 7:30 pm Vestry
  • Sept 28 - 6:30 pm Praise Team Rehearsal
  • Oct 29 – 7:00 pm Alpha Coordination Meeting
  • Oct 1 – 8:30 am Holy Joes
  • Oct 1 – 10:00 Bake Sale
  • Oct 1 – 10:00 Youth Ministry Conference
Oct 2 - 9:00 & 10:30 am service
  • Oct 3 – 6:00 pm Youth K-5 (Bloomfield)
  • Oct 5 – 12:00 Lunch (Upham)
  • Oct 4 - 10:00 am Bible Study
  • Oct 5 - 6:30 pm Praise Team Rehearsal
  • Oct 6 – 7:00 Alpha Launch
  • Oct 8 – Wedding
Oct 9 - 10:00 am service
Thanksgiving – Parish Family Service
  • Oct 11 – 10:00 am Bible Study
  • Oct 12 – 12:00 ACW
  • Oct 12 - 6:30 pm Praise Team Rehearsal
  • Oct 13 – 7:00 pm Alpha: Who is Jesus
Oct 16 - 9:00 & 10:30 am service
  • Oct 17 – 6:00 pm Youth K-5 (Bloomfield)
  • Oct 18 – 10:00 am Bible Study
  • Oct 19 - 12:00 Pancake Lunch
  • Oct 19 - 6:30 pm Praise Team Rehearsal
  • Oct 20 – 7 pm Alpha: Why did Jesus die?
Oct 23 - 9:00 & 10:30 am service
  • Oct 24 – 6:00 pm Youth K-5 (Bloomfield)
  • Oct 25 – 10:00 am Bible Study
  • Oct 25 - 7:30 pm Vestry
  • Oct 26 - 6:30 pm Praise Team Rehearsal
  • Oct 26 – 7:30 pm Greater Chapter Synod Meeting
  • Oct 27 – 7 pm Alpha: How can I have faith
Oct 30 - 9:00 & 10:30 am service
All Saints – Baptism
  • Nov 1 – 10:00 am Bible Study
  • Nov 2 – 12:00 Lunch (Upham)
  • Nov 2 - 6:30 pm Praise Team Rehearsal
  • Nov 3 – 7 pm Alpha: Why & How do I pray?
  • Nov 5 – 8:30 Holy Joes
  • Nov 5 – Seniors Service (HUC)
  • Nov 5 Diocesan Synod
September 25
9:00 am Holy Communion BCP

MUSIC - Glenna Geer
LAYREADER - Myra Stites
Jeremiah 32: 1-3a, 6-15
Psalm 91: 1-6, 14-16
READER - Claire Kelly
1 Timothy 6: 6-19
GREETER - R & C Kelly

September 25
10:30 am Holy Communion BAS

MUSIC - Christian Gowan
LAYREADER -  Betty Kennett
Psalm 91: 1-6, 14-16
READER - Stephen MacMackin
1 Timothy 6: 6-19
GREETER - MacMackin Family
A/V - Kevin / Elaine
Sunday School - Jessie / Shelby
Nursery - Jenny / 
Chancel - 
Counters - Joanna D / 
October 2
9:00 am Holy Communion BAS

MUSIC - Glenna Geer
LAYREADER - Marg Petrie
Habakkuk 1: 1-4, 2: 1-4
Psalm 37: 1-9
2 Timothy 1:1-14

October 2
10:30 am Holy Communion BAS

MUSIC - Christian Gowan
LAYREADER - Heather Miller
Psalm 37: 1-9
READER - Diana Bastarache
2 Timothy 1:1-14
GREETER - Lois Moore
A/V - Kevin / Elaine
Sunday School - Sheri / Kate
Nursery - 
Chancel - 
Counters - Joanna / Dawn
October 9
Thanksgiving Parish Family Service
10:00 am Holy Communion BAS

MUSIC - Glenna & Christian
Philippians 4:4-9
READER - Myra Stites
Psalm 100
GREETER - Jean /Joyce
A/V - Kevin / Elaine
Sunday School - Betty / Shelby
Nursery - 
Chancel - 
Counters - Dawn / Joanna

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