Home Encounter is returning!

Posted by Maria HIzon on August 27, 2015 under Featured Articles, parish socials, Prayer | Comments are off for this article

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St. Paul’s Home Encounter Project is coming back – 2015 September 20 to 27.

Develop your relationship with God through prayer and conversation with each other in 3 simple steps: I – P -S.

IInvite 2 people in your home (may be a parishioner or not)

P

Sermons

  • Sermon: 16 August 2015 by The Rev. Jessica Schaap Thumbnail Sermon: 16 August 2015 by The Rev. Jessica Schaap
    Posted by Maria HIzon

    I offer this intercepted letter – a demonic missive on the occasion of the Feast of St. Mary the Virgin – with thanks to and in acknowledgement of CS Lewis and Herbert O’Driscoll. Dear Gallstone, I write in haste. It’s the night before the feast of that horror, Mary the Virgin, the Mother of You-know-who. […]

  • Sermon: 09 August 2015 by The Rev. Jessica Schaap Thumbnail Sermon: 09 August 2015 by The Rev. Jessica Schaap
    Posted by Maria HIzon

    John 6:35, 41-51 by The Rev. Jessica Schaap Hungry enough? So many mornings, particularly cold ones, my Mom would make hot cereal for us for breakfast. Some days, especially cream of wheat days, I’d turn my face down. And she’d say, “Eat it – it’s good for you – it’ll stick to your ribs.” “None […]

  • Sermon: 26 April 2015 by the Rev. Jessica Schaap Thumbnail Sermon: 26 April 2015 by the Rev. Jessica Schaap
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    A Sequel to the Easter Gospel – Acts 4:5-12 He swung between certainty and doubt. He affirmed; he rebuked. He followed; he rebelled. He swam; he sank. He embraced; he denied. Someone called him a rock. But was there ever one more like shifting sand? Weeks ago, he watched from a distance. He saw how […]

  • Sermon:19 April 2015 by The Rev. Jessica Schaap Thumbnail Sermon:19 April 2015 by The Rev. Jessica Schaap
    Posted by Maria HIzon

    Resurrection Country  – Luke 24:26b-48 On the afternoon of Easter day, Harry drove me and Madeleine over the summits of the Coquihalla down to the dry lands of the Okanagan. Only four hours and there: grass, rock, vineyard, lake. It was bright real, but I remember thinking I can’t quite believe it. Have you stepped […]

  • Sermon: 22 February 2015 Thumbnail Sermon: 22 February 2015
    Posted by Maria HIzon

    The first Sunday in Lent Into the Woods Into the woods, It’s time to go, I hate to leave, I have to go. Into the woods- It’s time, and so I must begin my journey. – Little Red Riding Hood, Into the Words It’s Lent. And our gospel, as well as these words from Stephen […]

  • Sermon: 15 February 2015 by The Rev. Jessica Schaap Thumbnail Sermon: 15 February 2015 by The Rev. Jessica Schaap
    Posted by Maria HIzon

    The Preview of the Transfiguration. Mark 9:2-9 Can you recall the last time you were in a movie theatre and watched the trailers or previews before the main feature? You turn your phone off, settle into your chair, the lights go dark, you know there’s going to be previews but you don’t know what you’re […]

  • Sermon: 8 February 2015  by The Rev. Jessica Schaap Thumbnail Sermon: 8 February 2015 by The Rev. Jessica Schaap
    Posted by Maria HIzon

    Healing and the Message Mark 1:29-39 The gospel story today might be called a supernova of healing. It starts small, though, in the quiet domestic setting of a friend’s house. The disciples and Jesus have just got home after a dramatic day in their meeting place for worship, and maybe like many they were just […]

  • Sermon: 01 February 2015 by The Rev. Jessica Schaap Thumbnail Sermon: 01 February 2015 by The Rev. Jessica Schaap
    Posted by Maria HIzon

    An unlikely authority They were astounded at his teaching, for he taught them as one having authority… They were all amazed, and they kept on asking one another, “What is this? A new teaching–with authority! (Mark 1:22,27) These two verses bookend our gospel story for the day. Reading them, it’s that full and sometimes troubling […]

  • 23 Nov 2014: Reign of Christ Thumbnail 23 Nov 2014: Reign of Christ
    Posted by Maria HIzon

    Strange Redemption: The Reign of Christ by The Rev. Jessica Schaap The gospel today in Matthew 25:31-46: the sheep and the goats. This is a scene describing the last judgment. In our tradition, the last judgement is part of what happens during Christ’s final return to fulfill all of God’ promises and usher in a […]

  • Sermon: 07 Dec 2014 Thumbnail Sermon: 07 Dec 2014
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    Advent 2: Getting perspective Readings: Isaiah 40:1-11 ; 2 Peter 3:8-15 ; Mark 1:1-8 Last week, I talked about how Advent is a season of watchfulness, waiting, and most of all of keeping awake. We are called to a gentle prayerful wakefulness, not lost in harried business, but looking for the signs of Christ’s peace […]

  • Sermon: October 18, 2014 by Rev. Jessica Schaap Thumbnail Sermon: October 18, 2014 by Rev. Jessica Schaap
    Posted by Maria HIzon

    The Eucharist as a Practice of Gratitude Popular culture often highlights the practice of gratitude. It reveals a longing of many people in our society. A couple of weeks ago, I observed a number of friends on Facebook take up a “gratitude challenge.” Every day for five days they posted something for which they were […]

  • Sermon: November 30, 2014 By The Rev. Jessica Schaap Thumbnail Sermon: November 30, 2014 By The Rev. Jessica Schaap
    Posted by Maria HIzon

    And what I say to you I say to all: Keep awake. – Mark 13:37 Three times Jesus says in our gospel passage today: keep awake. He is telling his disciples about signs that will look like the end of their world, but in reality he says these signs are the symbol of a new […]

  • Sermon – 28 Sep 2014 by Rev. Schaap Thumbnail Sermon – 28 Sep 2014 by Rev. Schaap
    Posted by Maria HIzon

    St. Michael and All Angels Some of you may remember last year when we celebrated the Feast of St. Michael and All Angels that I mentioned I had never, to my knowledge, encountered an angel before. Well, as we come around to this celebration of these special messengers of God’s word whom we call angels, […]

  • Sermon – 21 Sep 2014 By Rev. Schaap Thumbnail Sermon – 21 Sep 2014 By Rev. Schaap
    Posted by Maria HIzon

    Matthew 20:1-16 – The Generous Employer The first thing I thought about when I read this parable is that God doesn’t seem to know much about labour relations. The second thought I had was and that makes me mad. Particularly as the teacher’s strike dragged on for 6 weeks and the government and the union’s […]

  • Sermon – 13 Sep 2014 by Tim Conklin Thumbnail Sermon – 13 Sep 2014 by Tim Conklin
    Posted by Maria HIzon

    Sermon for 14 September 2014 Holy Cross Day The Foolishness of the Cross Some of you may be wondering what I’m doing up here today, so let me tell you.  As you know, it is the Feast of the Holy Cross, when we lift up the cross, the instrument of Jesus’ crucifixion and symbol of […]

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Articles

  • Deep Talks @ St. Paul’s Thumbnail Deep Talks @ St. Paul’s

    Calling all St. Paul’s parishioners: You are invited to dive deep into conversation with your fellow parishioners on discernment for St. Paul’s growth and priorities. These “Deep Talks” begin with Bishop Melissa leading a facilitated conversation on parish development and growth on Wednesday Sept.16 @ 7:00pm (Eucharist) – 7:30pm (Church Hall). Four Sundays (Sept. 27, […]

  • Pride Parade Participation Thumbnail Pride Parade Participation

    The Diocese of New Westminster will not be marching in the Pride Parade. St. Paul’s is going forward with our Pride Breakfast at 8:30am (by donation) and the Celebration Service at 10am on Sunday, August 2. The reason why we are not marching is that the Pride Society changed their requirements long after the Diocese’s […]

  • Church Roof Replacement in Progress Thumbnail Church Roof Replacement in Progress

    The church roof is currently undergoing the much needed maintenance work. For all morning walkers, volunteers, or people wanting to access the church premises, we would greatly appreciate your understanding and patience during this time. Thank you.  

  • Celebrate the 110th Year of St. Paul’s Building Thumbnail Celebrate the 110th Year of St. Paul’s Building

    This year marks the 110th year of St. Paul’s and we are inviting you to celebrate this special occasion with us. This year our Summer Showcase starts from June 28, 2015 till July 12, 2015.  There will be a series of events and activities for the week (see our events page for more details). From […]

  • Last Friday Walk features Elspeth McVeigh Thumbnail Last Friday Walk features Elspeth McVeigh

    The last Friday walk in May 2015 (May 29, 2015) features the live music of Elspeth McVeigh at the Labyrinth@StPauls from 7pm to 9pm, More about Elspeth…. More about Elspeth….. Elspeth sings early music from the 15th, 16th and 17th century, a capella. Much of the music is unattributed, the authors and composers names having […]

  • Icons: Sacred Doorways Thumbnail Icons: Sacred Doorways

    Icons: Sacred Doorways will  be held on Wednesday June 3, 2015 following the 7pm Eucharist.  Together with the  facilitator, The Rev. Jeanette Stigger, you will explore what icons are and how they developed.  You will experience their visual language as they to speak to the soul. This is a FREE workshop but registration is limited to 12 […]

  • Coffee Hour Feedback Request Thumbnail Coffee Hour Feedback Request

    We are requesting your feedback about the Coffee Hour at St. Paul’s. To fill out the online survey, please follow this link –> http://fluidsurveys.com/surv…/pandafe476/coffee-hour-survey/. You will find hard copies of this survey around the tables and in the church office. The survey will close by June 15th, 2015. If you’d rather fill out the printed […]

  • MovieNight presents “Habemus Papam” Thumbnail MovieNight presents “Habemus Papam”

    May 1, 2015 Friday is MovieNight @ StPaulsWestEnd. David Facey-Crowther, Movienight host, will be introducing and presenting a favourite movie of his, namely Nanni Moretti’s gently moving 2011 film Habemus Papam – We Have a Pope. Starring veteran actor Michel Piccoli, this film is set in the not-so-distant days following the death of a long-serving […]

  • Living the Christian Life at St. Paul’s Thumbnail Living the Christian Life at St. Paul’s

    If you are a newcomer or someone who wishes to refresh himself/herself on what it is like to live a Christian life at St Paul’s, you are welcome to come and join this FREE 3-Sunday course. The course is held on May 10, 17, 24 at 12:30 pm in the chancel (church). Join the 11 […]

  • Holy Week & Easter @ St. Paul’s Thumbnail Holy Week & Easter @ St. Paul’s

    Join us this Holy Week & Easter! Immerse yourself in the mystery of our Lord Jesus Christ. Together we take the journey….. Here is  worship schedule at St. Paul’s. March 29: Palm Sunday 9:15 am – Eucharist (BAS)       11:00 am – Eucharist (BAS with organ & choir) begin at Nelson Park March […]

  • RED HOUSE Concert Series in March Thumbnail RED HOUSE Concert Series in March

    The RED HOUSE Concerts series features new artists every Friday in March. This fundraising event will provide funds for the programs of both the Advocacy Office and the Street Outreach. March 20: The Response March 27: The Cathedral Band Suggested Donation is $5.00 or a Clean Warm Blanket. Come and support us! Your help will […]

  • The Bishop is coming! Thumbnail The Bishop is coming!

    Bishop Melissa Skelton is coming to St. Paul’s tomorrow – Sunday March 8, 2015. She will preside and preach at both 9:15am and 11am services. We encourage you not to miss this event!

  • Columbarium featured in Globe and Mail – 01 Feb 2015 issue Thumbnail Columbarium featured in Globe and Mail – 01 Feb 2015 issue

    Our very own Leslie Buck and the Columbarium at St. Paul’s has been featured in the Globe and Mail Feb 1, 2015 issue. Check it out here

  • Michael Molnar plays tonight! Thumbnail Michael Molnar plays tonight!

    Red House Concert Series 1 features our very own talented  music director, Michael Molnar.  This show is for the benefit of the Street Outreach and Advocacy Office An organ and piano virtuoso, Michael will play the repertoire of your dreams! Here a link to Michael interview with the O World Project. Show starts at 7pm […]

  • March is Outreach Month Thumbnail March is Outreach Month

    March is Outreach Month! The Advocacy Office and the Street Outreach Ministry programs here at St. Paul’s will hold a RED HOUSE CONCERT, series of fundraising musical events every Friday in March. March 13 : Brighter Lights, Thicker Glass March 27: Carnival Band Look out for our tweets @stpaulsadvocacy for the latest news. The concert starts […]

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