Reminders are very important to me because, like a lot of people, I have a tendency to lose track of the things I’m supposed to remember. I lose track of appointments that I’ve made, other commitments that I’ve made, and even decisions that I’ve made. Worse still, I have a tendency to lose track of, and therefore fail to demonstrate adequate appreciation for, the many very wonderful things people have done in my life, and/or in the life of the community of which I am a part.

Part of what makes it so easy for me to lose track of these things is that there are always more new things to remember – new appointments, new commitments, new decisions, but also (and this is the good news) new acts of selflessness, and courage, and devotion by people in my life and wider community.

On Remembrance Day, we remember those who have given their lives and those who have lost their lives in times of war. And we remember that even in the chaos and hellish violence of war there have been, by the grace of God, men and women, both service people and civilians, able to act with selflessness, courage and devotion – virtues that can be difficult to embody even in the best of times.

Remembrance Day serves, therefore, not only as an important reminder of the sacrifices and losses experienced in war, and of the absolutely vital importance of continually striving for peace. It serves to remind us of the values and virtues which we ought to be cultivating and celebrating in our lives every day, things like selflessness, courage, devotion, and, while it doesn’t tend to be one of the virtues most often celebrated on Remembrance Day, as a Christian I would add hope.

Hope is all too easy to lose track of. As we’ll see in the gospel this week (Luke 20:2738) hope is very easily made to look silly or naïve. But Jesus insists that we have reason to hope, and as St. Paul says in Romans 5:5 “hope does not disappoint”.

We hope you’ll be able to join us at St. Paul’s this Sunday morning at 10am for our combined Service of Remembrance, where we will be remembering and giving thanks together.

Youth Update

There will be a Youth Sunday School program beginning this Sunday, Nov 6.  The youth will be meeting in the office space immediately after the readings.  The youth will then return to the service for Holy Communion.

Thank you to all my Sunday School and nursery volunteers. You are doing an amazing job. I appreciate each one of you. I see your hard work and it does not go unnoticed. Thank you so much!  Our Sunday School is growing! This is amazing! Praise the Lord!

I need one volunteer on Nov.13 with Heather

I am need of one volunteer to help with nursery on these Sunday’s

  • Dec.11/16
  • Dec.18/16
High School youth group this Sunday night at St Paul’s church at 6:30pm. Come and bring a friend…. I dare you!!

Jessie & Dan

Christmas Choir

Choir Practice at St Paul’s for the community carol sing will begin on Nov 8 at 7:00 pm.   Please come and enjoy so St Paul’s will be well represented in December.

If you are interested in participating, please contact Glenna Geer at 832-5338.


The ACW will be making homemade turkey pies on Friday Nov 25th. 8″ pie – $ 8.00. You can place your order on the sign-up sheet in the foyer of St. Paul’s Church.

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