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There is an ancient but little known tradition which has been celebrated for generations at precisely this time of year. No, I’m not talking about Lent, though it’s true Lent is ancient and much less well known than it used to be, even among Christians.

I’m talking about the tradition of ‘Mothering Sunday’.

Traditionally celebrated on the 4th Sunday of Lent, Mothering Sunday was and in some places still is celebrated as a bit of a break from the sombreness and self-denial of the rest of the season of Lent. Pink banners, wall hangings, vestments and even flowers would replace the Lenten purple in church buildings. Those who had been fasting during Lent would get to feast, and Christian worshippers would take time away from work to worship in their home parish (sometimes called their “mother church”), and while there, of course, spend time visiting their mothers. In the Middle Ages ‘Mothering Sunday’ was often the only time of year during which those serving as apprentices or working as ‘live-in’ servants were able to go home and visit their moms.

At St. Paul’s this Sunday we are going to celebrate Mothering Sunday by recognizing the mission and ministry of the Mother’s Union and by commissioning two new leaders in our local Mother’s Union branch. 

The Mother’s Union is an international network made-up of predominantly Christian women who work together to support families around the world (www.themothersunion.org). It is a wonderful organization which has been around for 141 years, and in that time it has made a significant positive difference in the lives of countless families and communities, including our own.

Mothering Sunday may not be as popular a holiday as it once was, but the mission of helping families and communities to flourish remains as vital as ever. I hope you can join us as we partner in and celebrate this mission together.
 
Rev. David Turner+
St. Paul’s Anglican Church, Rector
 
Click here to access 2017 Lenten Resources

St Paul’s Prayer Corner

Mission of the Month: Hampton High School Pancakes
International: Our Companion Diocese of Ho - Bishop Matthias
Diocese: Our Bishop David and his wife Janet & Retired Bishops Harold, George, William and Claude.
Government: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Premier Brian Gallant, Mayor Ken Chorley and the town council
Deanery: Parish of Waterford: Rev. Robert Langmaid, Retired Clergy: Rev. David Gray
Parish: Rev. David & Family, Rev. Deacon Deborah Cochran & Family
Parishioners: Gale, Jackie, Don, Della, Loretta, Barb, Glenn, Pat, Donald, Dawn, Paul, Erika, Sylvia

Easter Flowers & Memorials

 
We will be accepting Easter Memorial offerings until Sunday, April 9.  Please send detailed information to Nicky at stpauls-hampton@outlook.com or by calling 832-3375.

Hampton Headstart

 
Hampton Headstart" is a pre-school program, offered free-of-charge, to low-income families. It has been running since 1992, and for most of that time, it was funded by a provincial government 'CVA' grant, which flowed through the Hampton Food Basket. The CVA grant which has funded this program, sadly, has now come to an end.

Donations can be made to the Headstart program by selecting the "Headstart" fund on our CanadaHelps donation page.

https://www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/hampton-food-basket-and-clothing-centre-inc/

Lenten Bible Study Series

March 5 - April 9
Sundays at noon
Click here for SENIORS HOUSING SURVEY - paper copies available at the church

Volunteer Reminders

We are now using our ChurchTrac system to send reminders to our volunteers who have signed up to help at a service and/or event.  Click on the image below to view how the system works.
Join CHURCHTRAC St Paul's online membership site

Upcoming Events & Schedules

Mission of the Month - Toonie Tin

Hampton High School Pancake Lunch


26 March - 9:00 & 10:30 am service (LENT 4)
Mothering Sunday
  • 26 Mar - 11:45 am Easter Choir Rehearsal
  • 26 Mar - 12:00 pm Lenten Bible Study
  • 26 Mar - 6:30 pm Youth Group Gr 9-12
  • 27 Mar – 6:00 pm Youth K-5 (Bloomfield)
  • 27 Mar - 7:30 pm Youth Gr 6-8 (Bloomfield)
  • 28 Mar - 10:00 am Bible Study
  • 28 Mar - 7:30 pm Vestry
  • 30 Mar - 6:30 pm Praise Team Rehearsal
  • 1 April - 8:30 am Holy Joes
2 April- 9:00 & 10:30 am service (LENT 5)
  • 2 April - 11:45 am Easter Choir Rehearsal
  • 2 April - 12:00 pm Lenten Bible Study
  • 2 April - 6:30 pm Youth Group Gr 9-12
  • 2 April - 7:00 pm Mothers' Union
  • 3 April – 6:00 pm Youth K-5 (Bloomfield)
  • 3 April - 7:30 pm Youth Gr 6-8 (Bloomfield)
  • 4 April - 10:00 am Bible Study
  • 4 April - 7:00 pm Hampton Nature Club
  • 5 April - 12:00 pm HHS lunch (Upham)
  • 5 April - 6:30 pm Praise Team Rehearsal
9 April - 10:00 am Palm Sunday Service
  • 9 April - 11:45 am Easter Choir Rehearsal
  • 9 April - 12:00 pm Lenten Bible Study
  • 9 April - 6:30 pm Youth Group Gr 9-12
  • 10 April – 6:00 pm Youth K-5 (Bloomfield)
  • 10 April - 7:30 pm Youth Gr 6-8 (Bloomfield)
  • 11 April - 10:00 am Bible Study
  • 11 April - 12:00 pm ACW
  • 11 April - 6:30 pm Praise Team Rehearsal
13 April - 7:00 pm  Maundy Thursday Service
         (5:30 pm Simple Supper)
 
14 April - 10:00 am Good Friday Service with Children's program
 
15 April - 7:00 pm Easter Vigil Service
 
16 April - 9:00 & 10:30 am Easter Service
  • 18 April - 10:00 am Bible Study
  • 18 April - 12:00 pm HHS Pancakes (St Paul's)
  • 18 April - 6:30 pm Praise Team Rehearsal

We are now scheduling the April - June volunteers.


There is a sign up sheet in the entrance of the church.  

You can also view the available spots on our website and then email Nicky the dates you can help at stpauls-hampton@outlook.com

26 March

9:00 am HC BCP


Layreader: Betty
1 Samuel 16: 1-13
Psalm 23
Reader: Pat
Ephesians 5:8-14
Greeters: Pat & Peggy

Chancel: Dawn / Joyce
Counters: - - -

26 March

10:30 am HC BAS


Layreader: Myra
Psalm 23
Reader: Stephen
Esphesians 5: 8-14
Greeters: Stephen & Barb
A/V: - - -/ - - -
Sunday School: Diana / Alice
Youth SS: - - -
Nursery: Deb

2 April

9:00 am HC BCP


Layreader: - - -
Ezekiel 37: 1-14
Psalm 130
Reader: Pat
Romans 8: 6-11
Greeters: Pat & Peggy

Chancel: Dawn / Joyce
Counters: Buzz / Elaine

2 April

10:30 am HC BAS


Layreader: - - -
Psalm 130
Reader: Diana
Romans 8: 6-11
Greeters: - - -
A/V: Kevin / Elaine
Sunday School: Kate / Shari
Youth SS: Betty
Nursery: Tim

9 April - Palm Sunday

10:00 am HC BCP


Layreader: Rod
Exodus 17: 1-7      Psalm 95
Reader: Glenna
Romans 5: 1-11
Greeters: Lori & Lois
Chancel: Estelle
Counters: Buzz / Glenna
A/V: Kevin / Elaine
Sunday School: Cameron /
Youth SS: - - -
Nursery: Deb G 

13 April - Maundy Thursday

7:00 PM


Layreader: - - -
Exodus 12: 1-4, 11-14      Psalm 116: 1-2, 12-19
Reader: - - -
1 Corinthians 11: 23-26
Greeters: - - -
Chancel: Shirley /  Betty
Counters: - - - / - - -
A/V: - - - / - - -

14 April - Good Friday

10:00 AM


Layreader: Betty
Readers: 
Greeters: - - -
A/V: Elaine / - - -

15 April - Easter Vigil

7:00 PM


Layreader: - - -
Readers: - - -
Greeters: - - -
A/V: - - - / - - -

16 April - Easter 

7:00 PM


Layreader: - - -
Jeremiah 31: 1-6
Psalm 118: 1-2, 14-24
Readers: - - -
Colossians 3: 1-5
Greeters: - - -

Chancel: Shirley / Betty
Counters: Buzz / Elaine

16 April - Easter 

10:30 AM HC BAS


Layreader: Rod
Psalm 118: 1-2, 14-24
Readers: Elaine
Colossians 3: 1-5
Greeters: - - -
A/V: Kevin / Elaine
Sunday School: Raegan / Sharon
Youth SS: - - - 
Nursery: Jenny
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