St Paul's Anglican Hampton Newsletter
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Summer Hours
Weekly Service at 10:00 am
Office Hours:  Thursdays 9:00-12:00
These hours are in effect until Sept 11
Happy Canada Day weekend everyone!
We have so much to celebrate as a country. We enjoy a remarkable degree of peace and security and prosperity in a world where these things are far too often lacking. And yet, as a society, we are still very much a work in progress. There are many Canadians, for example, whose lives would be very different if they were able to enjoy the kind of peace and prosperity which many of us take for granted. And even among those whose lives are quite comfortable there is often a deep sense of dissatisfaction, and the question “is there more to life than this?”. 
This Sunday we will be asking this very question as we launch our Summer Sunday Morning Alpha series.
Alpha is a series of interactive discussions about life, faith, and God designed to help people discuss the big questions of life in an informal, fun, and friendly atmosphere. Starting this Sunday and right up until September we’re going to make Alpha part of our regular Sunday morning gatherings.
Sunday Morning Alpha
This Sunday, St. Paul’s Church will be open with coffee, and tea ready to enjoy at 9:45am. At 10am the children will be invited downstairs to the Parish Hall for the children’s program, and the Alpha experience will begin with the first of a series of excellent films outlining the topic of the day.
After the film we’ll have a chance to discuss what we’ve heard with the people in our pews. And again, Alpha is all about discussing big questions in a fun, informal and friendly way. So feel free to share as much or as little as you want as we discuss these things together.
After the discussion we’ll move into a short time of prayer and worship, which this week will include Communion, celebrated by Bishop David Edwards.
Then at approximately 11:15 everyone will be invited downstairs for strawberry shortcake, breakfast casserole, and of course more tea and coffee. And if you want to bring a few of your own favourite brunch items to share (muffins, biscuits, fruit etc.) they will be very warmly received.
Until then, I pray that you have a wonderful week and a joyful Canada Day, and please invite your friends to St. Paul’s this Sunday. It might be the morning they discover just how much more there is to life.
Alpha Videos
This week's service bulletin
Our church picnic brunch is only days away! Who is getting excited? I know I am!!
We have lots of fun things planned for everyone such as:
  • Bean bag toss - Betty K
  • Parachute and ball - Christian G
  • Face painting table - Shelby S
  • Washer toss - Debbie O
  • Chalk and Bubbles - Heather C
  • Floater - Kate T
Also feel free to bring lawn chairs or blankets for sitting on and any other outdoor toys or games... Just remember to please write your name on them. Thanks everyone.  Your help is greatly appreciated.
Jessie Gowan
St Paul's Prayer Corner
  • Raymond B
  • Don B
  • Bobbi-Jo C
  • Loretta D
  • Barb G
  • Rick H
  • Dawn L
  • Paul R
  • Lloyd R
  • Sue S
  • Erika W
Wondering how to keep abreast of General Synod news (July 7-13)?
Here's your link, via the Anglican Journal: ST. ANTHONY’S STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL Sunday, July 10th
3 – 6 pm
Central Kings Rec. Centre, Upham.
Ham, baked beans, potato salad, coleslaw, rolls and delicious strawberry shortcake for dessert!  Craft & Bake Table.  Adults $12; Children under 12 $5; Family Rate (2 adults/2children) $30
Upcoming Events
Mission of the Month - Toonie Tin
St Paul’s VBS
July 3 - 10:00 am service - Holy Communion
Bishop visit
Alpha 1: Intro – Is there more to Life than This?
  • July 3 - Potluck Brunch after the service
  • July 6 - 6:30 Praise Team Rehearsal
July 10 - 10:00 am service - Holy Communion
Alpha 2: Who is Jesus?
July 17 - 10:00 am service - Holy Communion
Alpha 3: Why did Jesus Die?
July 24 - 10:00 am service - Morning Prayer
Alpha 4: How Can I have Faith?
  • July 27 - 6:30 Praise Team Rehearsal
July 31 - 10:00 am service - Morning Prayer
Alpha 5: Why and How do I pray?
  • August 3 - 6:30 Praise Team Rehearsal
Aug 7 - 10:00 am service – Holy Communion
Alpha 6: Why & How should I read the Bible?
  • August 10 - 6:30 Praise Team Rehearsal
Aug 14 - 10:00 am service – Morning Prayer
Alpha 7: How does God guide us?
  • August 17 - 6:30 Praise Team Rehearsal
  • August 20 – Alpha TBA 
Aug 21 - 10:00 am service – Holy Communion
Alpha 8: How can I make the most of my life?
  • August 24 - 6:30 Praise Team Rehearsal
Aug 28 - 10:00 am service – Holy Communion
Alpha 9: How can I resist evil?
  • August 31 - 6:30 Praise Team Rehearsal
Sept 4 - 10:00 am service – Morning Prayer
Alpha 10: Why & How should I tell others?
  • Sept 7 - 6:30 pm Praise Team Rehearsal
  • Sept 10 – 8:30 am Holy Joes
  • Sept 10 – 7:30 pm Alpha evening
Sept 11 - 10:00 am service –Holy Communion
Alpha 11: What about church?
  • Sept 14 - 6:30 Praise Team Rehearsal
  • Sept 15 – 7:00 pm Alpha  
Sept 18 – 9:00 & 10:30 am service
Welcome back to church
  • Sept 21 - 6:30 Praise Team Rehearsal
  • Sept 22 – 7:00 pm Alpha 2
July 10 10:00 am Holy Communion
Alpha – Who is Jesus?
Music Leader David & Kate Turner
Layreader Debbie Cochran
Reader Glenna Geer
Colossians 1: 15-20
Greeters Keenan Family
A/V Elaine Robichaud
     Sunday School             Diana Bastarache / Debbie Galley       
Chancel Estelle Fowler
Counters Elaine Robichaud / Myra Stites
July 17 10:00 am Holy Communion
Alpha – Why did Jesus die?
Music Leader Glenna Geer
Layreader Marg Petrie
Reader Claire Kelly
Isaiah 53:  3-7
Greeters B & A Kennedy
A/V Elaine Robichaud
     Sunday School      Pat & Don Mackay
Chancel          Jean Bates / Shirley Stevenson         
Counters Alice Kennedy / Myra Stites
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