St. Paul’s is a vibrant, growing parish with an amazing variety of ministries and on-going activities that are of importance and interest to our parish and our community. Are you involved with the altar guild, parish council, men’s or women’s ministries, Christian education, outreach, prayer chain, youth group, or food cupboard? We would like to hear from you!
Do you curl, sing, quilt, or garden? We would like to hear from you! Have you read a good book, heard a good joke, or seen a good movie lately? We would like to hear from you! Is your ministry not mentioned here? All the more reason to let everyone know what you are doing!
The Cornerstone has been published monthly since January 2008. Copies will be available in the church on the first Sunday of each month from September to June.
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Download January 2017 Cornerstone
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Eucharistic MinistersThis is a private list used by the parishioners who assist at the altar on Sunday, and at other services when needed. If you join this ministry, you will be automatically added.
ReadersThis is a private list used by parishioners who assist at services by reading assigned lessons. If you join this ministry, you will automatically added.
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We as Anglicans have two synods. There is the General Synod and the Diocesan Synod. General Synod is the gathering of all the Anglican dioceses in Canada to decide an issue of doctrine, administration or application.
The Diocesan synod is held for much of the same reasons, but, is focused on decisions that affect the parishes under the diocese.
Meetings, seminars, discussions, voting and eating all take place during a day and a half. Requests are put forward; decisions are made and in the end we return to our parishes. Here, back in our parish, we map out the plan to implement what was decided and inform the congregation with synod highlights.
The Diocesan synod is held once a year in October while General synod occurs every three years rotating across the 31 dioceses in Canada. The next scheduled General Synod will be held in the Ottawa diocese in July 2013.
Every three years, the Ecclesiastical Province of Ontario, of which we are part, meets for Provincial Synod. The Synod consists of all the bishops from each diocese of the Ecclesiastical Province (Toronto, Huron, Ontario, Niagara, Algoma, Moosonee, and Ottawa), the Chancellors of each diocese, and four clerical and four lay members chosen from the Synod membership of each diocese. The Provincial Executive Council meets between Provincial Synods. Two representatives (one clergy, one lay) chosen from each diocese's elected members of the Provincial Synod become members of the Executive Council. Its work includes issues such as theological education, religious education in public schools, social issues, government relations, chaplaincies, First Nations ministries, the Advisory Committee on Postulants for Ordination, continuing education, and non-stipendiary and vocational diaconate ministries. This is a busy and exciting Synod whose work is often carried over to our own Diocesan Synod's work. Provincial Synod will meet in the fall of 2015 in Toronto.
Every year in February the congregation of St. Paul's comes together to vote for the new members of Parish Council and approve the budget for the new year. Every year several positions on Parish Council are up for renewal. The nominees are presented and then voted on by the congregation present. Once the elections have been completed the current Warden's step down and the new Warden's come forward to have their budget for the new year presented, usually in a narrated style.
This vibrant, growing parish with a variety of ministries and on-going activities showcase their achievements and aspirations in the Vestry report. See what has happened in the altar guild, parish council, men's or women's ministries, Christian education, outreach, prayer chain, youth group, food cupboard, communications or administration.
The Vestry report is a two part document; the first is the ministry reports as previously mentioned and the second part is the budget for the upcoming year. Once presented the budget is voted for or against. The report on the web contains the draft budget. The budget typically passes without changes at Vestry; hence, the draft budget will be the budget for the year.
Vestry 2016 will be held on February 7th at 12:30 pm.
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