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To this day, millions of people recognize Jesus as a highly influential teacher. There are even many people who, though they would not describe themselves as followers of Jesus or say that they believe in Jesus, would say that Jesus is someone worth learning from.

But it’s those who say that they believe in Jesus, who should be most ready to learn from Jesus. It wouldn’t make much sense, for example, if someone were to say that they believe that Jesus is the Son of God, that he died and rose and again, and that he has saved us from our sin, but then didn’t actually take his teaching very seriously or do their very best to follow his teaching. If we are willing to be saved by Jesus, then we should also be willing to learn from Jesus, and put his teachings into practice.  

We should also be ready to let Jesus help us unlearn a few things. That, in part, is what our gospel passage for this Sunday is going to be about (Matthew 5:21-37).

This Sunday we are going to continue to look at Jesus’ sermon on the mount where we will hear Jesus trying to help people unlearn a few things. In particular, we’re going to hear Jesus try to help religious people unlearn the idea that they are better than everyone else just because they’re better at keeping the religious rules.

We’ll hear Jesus share with them that God’s hopes for his people are far greater than that they would just keep the rules. God’s desire and purpose for his people is that they would be a blessing to the whole world; not that they would be better than everyone else but that they would make life better for everyone else.  

I hope you can join us on Sunday as we continue to learn what it means to be a blessing to people, and perhaps unlearn a few things that have been keeping us from being a blessing.

St Paul's ChruchTrac

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We invite you to sign into your secured personal site where you can:

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Please click the link below to our private Church account.  If you are unable to access it immediately, don't worry.  The security features of ChurchTrac are simply waiting for me, Nicky, to confirm your account.  

Thank you for being patient as I bring everyone online.  

If you have any questions please call 832-3375 or email me at


If you know someone who is not online please ask them to contact the parish office and I can add their information manually.

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

Parish Financial Report

February 12, 2017 
(6 out of 52 Sundays Reported)

$17,207.86   Receipts
$16,168.50   Expenses
$1,039.36   Surplus

Youth Update

Feb  12th - All youth groups and their families are invited to come skating with us at the Hampton Community Centre from 1:15-2:15pm . We are looking forward to seeing you there. 

March 4th - Messy Church from 4-6pm with supper provided. Come out and bring your friends. 

March 5th - No high school youth group 

Check out what is happening with the Naturalist Club at the links below.

The Hampton Nature Club

On Facebook


Chancel Guild will be meeting 

Thursday, Feb 23 7:00pm

St Paul's Church


Coldest Night of the Year

On February 25th, St Paul's Hampton will be walking in the Coldest Night of the Year and wanted you to...

  1. Know about it, and
  2. Consider joining us, and/or
  3. Consider donating to us

The Coldest Night of the Year is Canada's National Walk for Homelessness, and here in my community, it's raising money for people in our town who are hungry, homeless and hurting. Speak to Jessie Gowan for more information

We would like to introduce of 2017 Members of Vestry:

  • Clarence Miller
  • Shonnaugh Moore
  • Diana Bastarache
  • Glenna Geer
  • Justin Vautour
  • Gordon Payne
  • Christian Gowan
  • Paul Martin
  • Kitty Martin
  • Roy Fletcher
  • Jean Bates
  • Dawn Lent
  • Barb Langis
Click here for 2017 PARISH SURVEY- last chance
Click here for the 2016 ANNUAL REPORT

Upcoming Events & Schedules

Mission of the Month - Toonie Tin

Hampton Middle School

  • 11 Feb - 10:00am Reading Liturgy & Scripture in Worship
12 Feb - 9:00 am & 10:30 am service 
  • 12 Feb - 12:15pm Youth Skating Event
  • 12 Feb - 12:30 pm Mothers' Union (Donna)
  • 13 Feb – 6:00 pm Youth K-5 (Bloomfield)
  • 13 Feb - 7:30 pm Youth Gr 6-8 (Bloomfield)
  • 14 Feb  – 10:00 am Bible Study
  • 15 Feb - HHS Pancakes (St Paul's)
  • 15 Feb - 6:30 pm Praise Team Rehearsal
  • 16 Feb – HMS baking (Donna)
  • 17 Feb - HMS desserts (Kate)
19 Feb - 9:00 & 10:30 am service 
  • 19 Feb – 6:30 pm Youth Group Gr 9-12
  • 20 Feb – 6:00 pm Youth K-5 (Bloomfield)
  • 20 Feb - 7:30 pm Youth Gr 6-8 (Bloomfield)
  • 21 Feb  – 10:00 am Bible Study
  • 21 Feb - 7:30 pm Vestry 
  • 22 Feb - 6:30 pm Praise Team Rehearsal
  • 23 Feb – HMS baking (Michelle)
  • 24 Feb - HMS desserts (Deb G)
  • 25 Feb - 4:00 pm Coldest Night of the Year Walk
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

12 Feb

9:00 am HC BCP

Layreader: Myra 
1 Cor. 3:1-9, Psalm 119: 1-8
Reader: Glenna
Deut. 30: 15-20
Greeters: Robert & Claire

Chancel: Jean / Shirley
Counters: Glenna / Shonaugh

12 Feb

10:30 am HC BAS

Layreader: Heather
Psalm 119: 1-8
Reader: Elaine
Deut. 30: 15-20
Greeters: Nicky & Shelby
A/V: Elaine / Kevin
Sunday School: Heather C / Danielle
Youth SS: Betty
Nursery: Debbie G

19 Feb

9:00 am HC BCP

Layreader: Betty 
1 Cor. 3:10-11, 16-23
Psalm 119:33-40
Reader: Pat
Lev. 19:1-2, 9-18
Greeters: Pat & Peggy

Chancel: Pat R / Barb
Counters: Joyce / Shonaugh

19 Feb

10:30 am HC BAS

Layreader: Rod
Psalm 119:33-40
Reader: Myra
Lev. 19:1-2, 9-18
Greeters: Nicky & Shelby
A/V: Kevin / 
Sunday School: Karla / Reagan
Youth SS: Kate
Nursery: Jenny

26 Feb

9:00 am HC BCP

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

Chancel: Dawn / Joyce
Counters: Alice / Shonaugh

26 Feb

10:30 am HC BAS

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