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These, according to the Gospel of John, are some of Jesus’ very first words to some of his very first disciples: “Come and see.”

Actually, his very very first words to them can sound somewhat less inviting until you understand the situation. The very first thing Jesus says to the first two people who choose to follow him is “What do you want?”. That’s because they had been following him for some time in weird and awkward silence, not saying a thing.  

“What do you want?” Jesus finally says to them, “Teacher,” they respond, “where are you staying?” by which, again very awkwardly, they mean “can we hang out with you?” 

Jesus’ first disciples were looking for someone. They were looking for the Messiah. They were looking for the one whom God would send to change things; to change their lives and to change the lives of their people. The reason they started following Jesus, as awkward as is it may have been, was that someone they trusted very much told them that he was the one who would change their lives.

And that, most often, is how discipleship starts. People who are looking for change are told by someone they trust to find out more about Jesus. Then, usually with a certain amount of amount of awkwardness, they try to find out more. They check out something like Alpha, or start reading the Bible, or maybe reading it again. At some point in that often very awkward process, Jesus himself speaks to them and invites them to come and see whether or not he is the one who can change their lives. When it comes to making disciples for Jesus, there are no arguments or ad campaigns or even sermons or multimedia worship services that can compete with the power of a simple and honest invitation to come and see.

I hope you can join us this Sunday as we explore together the transformative power of this simple invitation to come and see.

St Paul’s Prayer Corner


Gale A Jackie Bettle Don Buchanan Della Durelle Loretta Derrah Barb Glauser Glenn Hopey Pat Keirstead Donald Lamb Dawn Lent Paul Robichaud Sue Scribner Erika Wisted

Send-off for our beloved Marg
 

Our beloved Marg Petrie, a long-serving layreader, ACW leader and devoted member of our parish, is moving north to be closer to her family at the end of the month. Please join us at St. Paul’s this Sunday, January 15 at 10:10am as we recognize Marg’s faithful devotion to the mission of our parish and pray for God’s continued presence with her.

A Note of thanks...

My sincere thanks for all the visits and well wishes from my many friends upon achieving the ripe old age of 80; though I was initially not only surprised but rather shaken!!! I truly appreciate the time you took to celebrate with me, love and blessings, Betty.

Youth Update

Youth groups will resume in January on the following dates:

15 January - Senior Youth Group will meet at the home of Rev. Dan in Apohaqui at 4:00 pm
16 January - 6:00 pm Elementary Youth Group will meet at the Bloomfield Hall
16 January - 7:30 pm Middle School Youth Group will meet at the Bloomfield Hall

Winter Duty Schedule

We are looking for volunteers for all ministries during the winter Season Jan-Mar.  There is a sign-up chart of the back of the church, sign up online, or contact the church office to sign up..
 

ACW wishes to invite new members. For information on how to get involved please contact Glenna Geer.

Annual Reports

The Annual meeting is scheduled for 5 Feb 2017.

Annual Reports are due in to the office no later than Jan 15.
Memory Cafe
Sunday, January 15, 2017
2-4 pm. 
St Paul's Anglican Church Hall
4 Church Ave, Rothesay
Megan O'Hara of Kings Way LifeCare Alliance will present “Information about the Kings Way Adult Day Centre”.  
The Cafe offers delicious refreshments. No charge.  For more information please contact Melanie at 634-8722 or msaulnier@alzheimernb.ca.

Hampton Naturalist Club 

Hampton NB has a lot to offer to those who enjoy getting out and exploring what nature has to offer. There is a Naturalist Group in Saint John and one in Sussex, but there wasn't one in Hampton.  We are hoping to have monthly guest speakers to talk about different aspects of the Natural World as well as Field Trips, Outings and Adventures exploring the Beauty of that Natural World which is in our backyard.

We meet the 1st Tues of every month.  The first meeting will Feb 7th.
Tuesday, Feb 7th
7pm-9pm
St Paul's Anglican Church
486 Kenebecasis Road, Hampton NB

So if you live near Hampton, you enjoy different aspects of the natural world, then I hope we see you. Feel free to message me if you're interested or have questions at paul66jmartin@gmail.com.

Winter Storm Policy

We are now into the winter months where it is likely we may have a snow storm occur where conditions are not favorable to hold the regular church services at the regular times.  We want to make information accessible. 

A decision will be made by noon on Saturday if the Sunday Services are to be cancelled and replaced with a Saturday service at 4:00 pm.

Alternatively, a decision will be made by 7:00 pm on Saturday if the Sunday morning Services are to be cancelled and replaced with a Sunday afternoon service at 4:00 pm.

Please check the following locations for information
  1. Our Website www.stpaulshampton.ca
  2. Our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/anglicanparishofhampton
  3. An email will be issued to those who subscribe to our newsletter.  Want to subscribe click go to our website and join using the subscribe button on the right hand side of the webpage
  4. Call the church and listen to the recorded message.
Please share the information with everyone you know who attends via the above methods or a phone call.

Upcoming Events & Schedules
Mission of the Month - Toonie Tin

Leprosy Mission of Canada


15 Jan - 9:00 & 10:30 am service 
  • 15 Jan – 4:00 pm Youth Group Gr 9-12 (Rev. Dan's home)
  • 16 Jan – 6:00 pm Youth K-5 (Bloomfield)
  • 16 Jan - 7:30 pm Youth Gr 6-8 (Bloomfield)
  • 17 Jan – 10:00 am Bible Study
  • 18 Jan - 6:30 pm Praise Team Rehearsal
  • 18 Jan - 7:00 pm MU meal prep at HMS
  • 19 Jan – HMS baking (Donna)
  • 20 Jan - HMS Desserts (Joyce)
22 Jan - 9:00 & 10:30 am service 
  • 22 Jan – 6:30 pm Youth Group Gr 9-12
  • 23 Jan – 6:00 pm Youth K-5 (Bloomfield)
  • 23 Jan - 7:30 pm Youth Gr 6-8 (Bloomfield)
  • 24 Jan – 10:00 am Bible Study
  • 24 Jan - 7:00 pm Vestry
  • 25 Jan - 6:30 pm Praise Team Rehearsal
  • 26 Jan – HMS baking (Michelle)
  • 27 Jan - HMS Desserts (Jenny)
29 Jan - 9:00 & 10:30 am service 
  • 29 Jan - 3:00 pm Celebration of Rev. Dan (Apohaqui)
  • 29 Jan – 6:30 pm Youth Group Gr 9-12
  • 30 Jan – 6:00 pm Youth K-5 (Bloomfield)
  • 30 Jan - 7:30 pm Youth Gr 6-8 (Bloomfield)
  • 31 Jan  – 10:00 am Bible Study
  • 1 Feb - 6:30 pm Praise Team Rehearsal
  • 2 Feb – HMS baking (Myra & Dan)
  • 3 Feb - HMS desserts (Pam)
  • 4 Feb - 8:30 am Holy Joe's

15 JAN

9:00 am HC BCP

Layreader: Lorraine (1 Cor. 1:1-9, Ps. 40: 1-11)
Reader: Pat (Isa. 49: 1-7)
Greeters: Pat & Peggy

Chancel: Glenna
Counters:  - - -

15 JAN

10:30 am HC BAS

Layreader: Heather (Ps. 40: 1-11)
Reader: Carter  (Isa. 49: 1-7)
Greeters: Nicky & Shelby
A/V: Elaine / Kevin
Sunday School: Karla / Raegan
Youth SS: - - -
Nursery: Jenny

22 JAN

9:00 am HC BCP

Layreader: - - - (1 Cor. 1:10-18, Ps. 27: 1, 4-9)
Reader: Lorraine (Isa. 9: 1-4)
Greeters: - - -

Chancel: Jean / Shirley
Counters: Alice / - - -

22 JAN

10:30 am HC BAS

Layreader: Rod (Ps. 27: 1, 4-9)
Reader: Shelby  (Isa. 9: 1-4)
Greeters: Nicky & Shelby
A/V: Elaine / Kevin
Sunday School: Diane / Alice
Youth SS: - - -
Nursery: Sabrina

29 JAN

9:00 am HC BCP

Layreader: Myra (1 Cor. 1:18-31, Ps. 15)
Reader: - - - (Micah 6: 1-8)
Greeters: - - -

Chancel: Pat / Barb
Counters: - - - / - - -

29 JAN

10:30 am HC BAS

Layreader: Lorraine  (Ps. 15)
Reader: Stephen (Micah 6: 1-8)
Greeters: Stephen & Barb
A/V: Elaine
Sunday School: - - - / - - -
Youth SS: - - -
Nursery: Lois
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