Readings for Sunday 26th November, Pentecost 26, The Reign of Christ.
First reading: Ezekiel 34.1-16, 20-24.
Psalm 100
Second reading: Ephesians 1.15-23
Gospel: Matthew 25.31-46

Psalm refrain: “The mercy of the most high is everlasting”.

Link for Sunday’s live stream of the 10.00 am service:

Interim priest: the bishop has appointed the Rev’d. Canon June Hough as our interim priest
while we search for a new incumbent. Rev’d. Hough, recently retired from the Church of the
Ascension, will celebrate her first service with us on Sunday 7th January 2024.


Outreach for November is St. Paul’s Christmas Share. Financial donations are forwarded to
St. Paul’s Social Services to purchase gift cards to provide Christmas food and gifts for families
in need.

Breakfast Program
It was a very busy day last Saturday. We served all 120 prepared hot meals and then had to
scramble to put together another 11 cold breakfasts with what we had in the ‘fridge.
131 breakfasts for our friends was a new record!! As many decided to eat in we realized that we
are going to have to set up more tables and chairs next time to accommodate everyone. We
outfitted many with the donations of clothing and footwear. With the cooler weather arriving,
we are looking for mens and womens coats and boots in good repair, especially in large and
extra-large sizes.
Our next breakfast is on December 2nd from 9:00 -10:30. Set up day is Friday, December 1st
from 9:30 – 11:30. Everyone is welcome to come and see what we do and maybe lend a hand.
Reminder: Our special Christmas breakfast will be on December 16th with the favourite
breakfast casserole and Christmas-y treats from our bakers in the breakfast buffet. We are
seeking cash donations to help purchase some gift cards for our Breakfast Friends at this annual

St. Paul’s Food Bank
Our next Food Bank Sunday is Sunday 12th December. They are requesting Cereals, Canned
Meat , Mac & Cheese , Pasta Sauce & Pasta Noodles , Side Dishes , Canned Soup , Toilet Paper.


Annual Christmas Bazaar Saturday November 25, 2023 from 9:00am to 1:00pm.
Bake Table, Crafts, Jewelry, Attic Treasures and so much more. Come and find that
special Christmas treasure for your family and friends.


Men’s Coffee Hour on Tuesday December 5th at 10 AM in the LGC Room. All parish men are
invited and welcome – why not bring a friend?

Learning Together

The Weekly Bible Study is cancelled for this Thursday but will resume next week.

An Advent study series via Zoom from St. Aidan’s Church, featuring Brian Zahnd,
“The anticipated Christ: an Advent journey”, on 29th November, 6th and 13th December. See the
poster in the Narthex for full details, including how to register.

Let’s Celebrate

Happy birthday this week to John G. (22nd) and Susan G. (24th). Hope you both had/have happy days!