Happy New (Church) Year! We are now in Year B.

Reminder: One service only next Sunday, 3rd December, at 9.30 am

Readings for Sunday 3rd December, Advent 1.
First reading: Isaiah 64.1-9.
Psalm 80.1-7, 16-18.
Second reading: 1 Corinthians 1.3-9.
Gospel: Mark 13.24-37.

Psalm refrain: “Show the light of your countenance, and we shall be saved”.

Link for Sunday’s live stream of the 9.30 am service:

Advent and Christmas Services:
3rd December, Advent 1, Holy Eucharist at 9.30 am, followed by a Special Vestry Meeting.
10th December, Advent 2, Holy Eucharist at 8.30 am (said) and 10.00 am (with music)
17th December, Advent 3, Holy Eucharist at 9:30 Festival of Nine Lessons
and Carols. After the service, a reception to honour Fr. Bill’s ministry to
St. Jude’s, with coffee and cake!
24th December, Advent 4, Holy Eucharist at 9.30 am (with music). Note, this is not a
Christmas service.
Carol singing at 6.40 pm, followed by the Candle-lit Christ Mass at 7.00 pm. This will be Fr.
Bill’s last service as St. Jude’s incumbent.
31st December, Christmas 1, Morning Prayer with music at 9.00 am.

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, 190 Queens Street, N6A 6H7, to purchase gift cards to provide
Christmas food and gifts for families in need.

FundScrip. Rick will be in the Narthex after the 9.30 am service this Sunday to take your card
orders. Remember, this is your last chance before Christmas for these handy and useful cards.

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.

Breakfast Program
Our next breakfast is this Saturday, 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 Christmassy 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 event.

Something special: The Breakfast Program has received a donation of a Goodlife gym bag
and 1 month’s free membership, valued at $176.99, as a fund raiser.
The membership must be activated by January 31st, 2024 at Goodlife Masonville, but can be
used at any Goodlife location. This prize would make a great head start on anyone’s New Year’s
Resolution!!! The Breakfast Program will entertain silent bids until December 13th. Please send your bids
to [email protected] attention Sheila.
The starting bid is $90.00 Sheila will keep the bidders informed during the auction period.


FundScrip. Rick will be in the Narthex after the 9.30 am service this Sunday to take your card
orders. Remember, this is your last chance before Christmas for these handy and useful cards.

Bazaar. A huge “thank you” to all who contributed in any way to our 2023 Bazaar – organizers,
set up people, clean uppers, those who made stuff, those who donated stuff, those who stood and
sold for four hours, everyone!! As a result, the total this year is currently nearing $8000.00, and
may well go higher as final numbers come in. Thank you, and well done!!
Janette Newcombe especially wants to thank the bakers who donated their goodies to the Bake
Table, which was a great success!
If you couldn’t get to the Bazaar, Cherie will be putting out some of the left over items for sale
on Sunday after the service.

Learning Together

The Weekly Bible Study resumes November 30th at 7:00pm..
You can attend every week or just occasionally if that is what your schedule allows. We will
hear a passage of scripture read a number of times. Each time the passage is read participants
will be asked to reflect on a different question. Following each reading of the passage
participants will be invited to share their thoughts and reflections on the question they were
asked to think about.
This is a very informal approach to reading and talking about scripture and again everyone is
Here is the link for the study: Join Zoom Meeting, https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81338897948

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


Men’s Coffee Hour on Tuesday December 5th at 10.00 am in the LGC Room. All parish men
are invited and welcome – why not bring a friend?

Let’s Celebrate

Happy birthday this week to Sangeeta R (30th November). Hope you will have a happy

And, congratulations to Janette and Ken N, and Elizabeth and Steve P, who
celebrated their wedding anniversary on 26th November!