Friday, February 3, 2012

Week of February 5 to 11, 2012


Dear sisters and brothers in Christ,

This Sunday, please join us to celebrate
The Fifth Sunday after Epiphany.

Join us a as community to worship and
proclaim an inclusive and transforming Gospel.

See you on Sunday @ 10:30 am.

Here is some news to share with you:


The homily this Sunday is based on
the public ministry of Jesus and
healing people.

FEBRUARY 5th @ 10:30 am
The Fifth Sunday after Epiphany
Presider: Father Maurice
Lay Reader: Radika Fraser
Sidepeople for February:
Alan Peters & Bev Weir
Chancel Guild:
Margaret Lyons & Anne Ferrugia
Hymns: 88, 266, 375 & 379
Rite: BAS

SUNDAY LEAFLET: Please, take home the New Sunday Leaflet. It can help you review the readings, collect, prayers and news, or you can share it with other parishioners or friends who were not able to attend the Sunday Service. Thank you for your cooperation.

WEDNESDAY SERVICES: Join us for our Study & Holy Eucharist on Wednesday, February 8th @ 10 am. We are in a series of studies on "Challenges from the Scriptures", followed by coffee time. Liturgical Colour: Green. We pray for the Diocese of Maseno North, Kenya. Readings: Isaiah 13: 9-15; Psalm 37: 1-7, 32-33, 41-42 & St. Mark 7: 14-23.

PRAYERS: Please, keep in your prayers:
For those who are travelling:
For those who are sick: Martinique Francois, Fr. Gary Botha, Br. Christian Swayne, Fr. Jeff Kennedy & Beulah Alay.
Those who are in need: For the Canadian Forces abroad.
We pray for those who have died: For all those beloved from our congregation, family members, relatives & friends of St.Paul's. Jackie Wright.
Our thanksgiving prayer for: For the coming Annula Vestry Meeting and everyone who is committed to work for our parish.

Please, let us update the list of prayers by checking the book at the entrance of the nave. Thanks.


February 5, Epiphany 5

Pray for the Environmental Working Group of the Social Justice and Advocacy Committee, and its work of education, resource-gathering, and communication; and for Epiphany and St. Mark, Parkdale, its work in a community garden project, and its social justice, advocacy, and awareness initiatives.

February 12, Epiphany 6

Pray for the Etobicoke Group Residence, a LOFT residential support program for young women with a history of family violence or breakdown, serious emotional conflict, abuse or, for new Canadians, sponsorship breakdown; and for the Church of the Evangelists, Tottenham, its Thursday community soup and sandwich lunch, which also supports PWRDF, and its Saturday Family Market, which sells used clothing and supports local social service agencies and schools.

February 19, Epiphany 7

Pray for the Flemingdon Park Ministry, Don Mills, and its support and advocacy for immigrants and refugees, women and children living in dangerous and stressful situations, and people in need of legal and food support; and for the Parish of Georgina, its Summer Outreach Chaplaincy to Sibbald Point Provincial Park, its support of ecumenical community dinners, the Georgina Food Pantry, Sandgate Shelter for Women, and other local and international outreach ministries.

February 26, Lent 1

Pray for Grace Church, Markham, its monthly seniors’ lunch, Santa Sacks program for Moorelands Camp, and support of St. Paul’s, Collins, in northern Ontario; and for Grace Church on-the-Hill, its support of the Churches-on-the-Hill Food Bank, The STOP, and other community outreach ministries.

FEB 05 Sunday Service & Sunday School @ 10:30 am
FEB 05 Hispanic Mass @ 2 pm. Parroquia San Esteban
FEB 06 Pastoral Counselling @ 6 pm
FEB 06 Special Advisory Board @ 8 pm. Topic: Annual Vestry.
FEB 08 Wednesday Study & HE @ 10 am
FEB 09 Italian Mass @ 10 am. St. Mary Magdalene
FEB 09 Discussion Group from 7:30 to 8:30 pm
FEB 12 Sunday Service & Sunday School @ 10:30 am
FEB 12 Annual Vestry Meeting from 12 to 1:30 pm
FEB 12 Hispanic Mass @ 2 pm. Parroquia San Esteban
FEB 14 Clergy Pre-Lenten Retreat @ 9 am, Aurora
FEB 14 Postulancy Committee @ 12 pm
FEB 15 Wednesday Study & Morning Prayer @ 10 am
FEB 16 Chancel Guild Meeting @ 7:30 pm
FEB 19 Sunday Service & Sunday School @ 10:30 am
FEB 20 Family Day. Provincial Holiday
FEB 21 Pancake Supper de 4 a 7 pm
FEB 22 Ash Wednesday Service @ 10 am
FEB 23 Discussion Group from 7:30 to 8:30 pm
FEB 26 Baden Powell Sunday Service @ 10:30 am
FEB 26 Hispanic Mass @ 2 pm. Parroquia San Esteban
FEB 27 Pastoral Counselling @ 3;30 pm
FEB 28 Postulancy Committee @ 12 pm
FEB 29 Wednesday Study & HE @ 10 am

ANNUAL VESTRY MEETING: Our Annual Vestry meeting will take place on Sunday, February 12 after the Sunday Service at the lounge. Please, consider to attend. Your involvement is key for your parish. Light lunch & refreshments will be served. Thanks!

THURSDAY DISCUSSION GROUP: Join us and let us learn and grow together in this journey of faith and spirit. Very inter-active dynamic. We are looking for you!!!

FEB 05 Martyrs of Japan, 1596
FEB 09 Hannah G. Coome, Founder of the SSJD, 1921
FEB 14 Cyril & Methodius, Missionaries to the Slavs, 869, 885
FEB 15 Thomas Bray, Founder of SPG & SPCK, 1730
FEB 23 Polycarp, Bishop pf Smyrna, Martyr, 156
FEB 24 Lindel Tsen, Bishop of Honan, 1954
FEB 24 Paul Sasaki, Bishop of Tokyo, 1946
FEB 29 George Herbert, Priest & Poet, 1633.

For more information about the calendar of the Church Year, check the BAS (pages 14 to 33).

FEB 05 Diocese of Maryland, USA
FEB 06 Diocese of Masasi, Tanzania
FEB 07 Diocese of Maseno North, Kenya
FEB 07 Diocese of Maseno South, Kenya
FEB 08 Diocese of Masindi-KItara, Uganda
FEB 09 Diocese of Massachusetts, USA
FEB 10 Diocese of Masving, Central Africa.

St. Hilda's Church and Residence Towers
WHAT IS TORONTO WEST DEANERY?: St. Paul's Church, Runnymede belong to Toronto West Deanery at the York-West Area Bishop. Our dean of the deanery is Fr. Philip Hobson who leads the following parishes:

1. St. Hildas' Church
2. St. Chad's Church
3. St. John's Church West
4. St. Paul's Church, Runnymede
5. St. Olave's Church
6. The Church of the Advent
7. The Church of the Good Shepherd
8. St. Martin-in-the-Field.


Please, after you donate flowers to the altar provide your invoice to Shirley Buckley or accumulate them for the end of the year. Thanks.
FEB 05 Put your name here
FEB 12 Kay Karbownik x husband & father.
FEB 19 Put your name here
FEB 26 Put your name here.

FEB 05 David Borsa
FEB 12 Annual Vestry Meeting
FEB 19 Melissa & Gavin Diaz
FEB 26 Baden Powell Sunday

FEB 02 Martin Jones
FEB 13 Jack Tudor
FEB 23 Rachel Robins

FEB 15 Harvey Scott, Memorial Anniversary
FEB 27 Dennis Mathu. Confirmation Anniversary
FEB 27 Alice Mathu. Confirmation Anniversary.

CAPITAL CAMPAIGN: Still making your pending decision? There is still time! Please, let us know about your support. You will receive a phone call or letter soon. Thank you for your time and good will to give to your parish.

PROPERTY REPORT: The Property Committee reported that two large pew from the nave allowing us to use more space at the nave for special services. This is a new vignette to keep us update about what is happening with our church building and facilities.

FOOD BANK: Thank you very much to everyone who is supporting our Food Bank that we share with those in need. We are asking to focus more into food and supplies for children (diapers). Please, do not bring peanut butter. Thanks.

WEEKLY SMILE: "When you are courting a nice girl, an hour seems like a second. When you sit on a red hot cinder, a second seems like an hour. That's relativity." Albert Einstein.

WHO IS WHO?: Each month we will have a person to discover! A few clues and let us guess the person's name: Always smiling, sits close to her friend, loves to dance, and was missed for almost 2 months. So, who is our person of February? Let us know during the coffee hour.

WORLD DAY OF PRAYER 2012: Please join us! The ecumenical service for West Toronto churches is on Saturday, March 3rd @ 10 am at St. Olave's Anglican Church located at 360 Windermere Avenue (south of Bloor). Service written by the women of Malaysia and prepared for the use by the Women's Inter-Church of Canada (WICC).

CENTENNIAL BOOK: Finally, we ordered to print our Centennial Book. This is a very important contribution to value the history and presence of St. Paul's Church, Runnymede in the city. We thanks Harlan Lunn who through 158 pages with valuable information and photos will allowed us to enjoy the journey of our beloved parish. More information, price and sales next week.

JAN 12 Annual Vestry Meeting
FEB 21 Pancake Supper
FEB 22 Ash Wednesday
FEB 26 Baden Powell Sunday
MAR 03 World Day of Prayer @ St.Olave's
APR 01 Palm Sunday
APR 05 Maundy Thursday
APR 06 Good Friday
APR 07 Deanery Easter Vigil. TBC
APR 08 Easter Day
MAY 06 Mother's Day
MAY 27 Pentecost Sunday
JUN 10 Garden Society Party
JUN 17 Father's Day
JUN 24 Strawberry Social
JUL 01 Canada Day
JUL 19 Summer Parish BBQ
SEP 08 Evans Street Party
SEP 30 Back to Church Sunday
OCT07 The Blessing of the Animals
OCT 07 Thanksgiving Sunday
NOV 11 Remembrance Sunday
DEC 02 St. Paul's Anniversary # 103
DEC 24 Christmas Eve Service

EPILOGUE: Come and join us. Our Eucharist Sunday Service @ 10:30 am. and Wednesday Study and HT @ 10 am.

See you around. Chanel your gifts and talents with us!


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