Province Moves to Alert Level 3

On Thursday, the premier announced that the province will move to COVID Alert Level 3 tonight (Friday Jan 14th) at 11:59pm.

This means worship at faith venues will be restricted to outdoor, virtual, or in-car religious services beginning Saturday January 15th.You can review what these new measures mean for churches like St. Paul’s HERE.

With this move to alert level 3, Worship with St.Paul’s will be held exclusively ONLINE this Sunday and until such time as the province returns to level 2 of the COVID-19 alert system.

We’re very sorry for what this means for our members and friends for whom online worship isn’t an option. If that includes you, please know that we are still here for you and would love to connect in whatever ways we can under these new measures.

One option that a few of us have found mildly effective has been to call our friends who aren’t online and to put them on speaker phone next to our computers so they can at least hear the service. If there’s someone you know who isn’t online but who you think might like to hear the service, give them a call and asked them if this arrangement might work for them.

And if any of you need someone to talk to and/or pray with or anything else, please reach out to us and give us call. We may not be able to gather the way that we’d like, but we can still be there for each other.

Email – stpauls-hampton@outlook.com
Phone – (506) 832-3375

Those who are able to join us online this Sunday can logon to the Worship with St. Paul’s at the Zoom link below.
Zoom link for ‘St. Paul’s Sunday Gathering: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/294304773

As has been our custom lately, we’ll start with Online Coffee Time at 9:30, followed by a service of Moving Prayer at 10am.

In meantime, God bless you, stay safe, and we hope to see lots of you on Sunday.


How to Read the Bible Part 2

The Bible remains the most read but also misread and misunderstood book in history. It’s influence on human culture and society is undeniable, but because the Bible is so different (and often confusing) even those of us who are really eager to understand the Bible better have a hard time knowing how exactly it should be read.

Starting Thursday evening Jan. 13, we’re hosting a series of discussions live online that we trust will help all of us better understand how the Bible should and should not be read.

We’re calling it “How to Read the Bible: Part 2” because this is a follow-up to series we ran back in June 2021.Back in June, we used material from the Bible Project to look together at How the Bible came to be, The Overarching Story of the Bible, and the various Literary Styles of the Bible, but there is so much more to learn and to discuss.

This time around, we are going to learn how biblical narratives use things like Plot and Character and Setting and Design to communicate who God is, who we are, and the big, redemptive story that we are all living.

Each session will include a short video (or two) from the Bible Project, an open discussion about the ideas presented in the video(s), an open discussion about a short passage from the Bible, and then we’ll end at 8:30ish with a brief (and very optional) time of prayer.

Whether you’ve been happily reading the Bible for years, struggle to even want to pick it up, or fall somewhere in between these extremes, we would love for you to join the conversation.

You can join us live online this Thursday evening at 7:30pm by following the Zoom link below.

Zoom link for How to Read the Bible: Part 2