Clergy and Staff

Who are we?
"Ambassadors for Christ"
What is our purpose?
As Ambassadors for Christ, we are called to
bring the Lord's grace, love and peace to everyone.

Rector and Archdeacon

The Venerable Deborah H. Kraft

Cell: 807 624-7161
Email: stpauls.rector@shaw.ca 

Deacon Associate

The Reverend Anne Carr

807 577-1487
Email: pnacarr@shaw.ca

Music Director

Dr. Sean Kim

807 355-1203
Email: Dratonality78@gmail.com

Parish Assistant

Christine French

807 622-4945
Email: stpauls.secretary@shaw.ca

Youth Leaders

Jen Snowden & Jasmine Sandham

807 627-2527
Email: snowdenjen@gmail.com

Sunday School Co-Ordinator

Laurie Sandham

807 707 3048

Email: lauriesandham@gmail.com

Rector's Warden

Christopher Heikkinen
807- 708- 6754

Email: cheikk1@lakeheadu.ca

People's Warden

Deborah Victor
807-622-4945

 

MUSIC MINISTRY

 

We celebrate the musical traditions at St. Paul’s. This is a congregation that appreciates music, and likes to sing! Our music blends contemporary Christian songs with the English cathedral choral tradition. Under the leadership of Music Director Dr. Sean Kim, the Choir sings at the 10:00am Service and rehearses Thursdays from 7:15pm to 8:30pm. Everyone is welcome to come sing with our Choir! To request a hymn, please call Sean at 355-1203.

 

OUR COMMUNION TABLE IS OPEN

 

We invite baptized persons of all Christian denominations to receive communion. Children over the age of 7 take special instruction before they receive their First Communion. Please speak with the Rector if you would like to have your child participate in our ‘Life In The Eucharist’ classes, offered annually.

 

 

OUR SERVICES INCLUDE MANY PEOPLE

 

People of all ages help to lead our worship. We provide training for Servers, Scripture Readers, and Sidespersons.

 

Healing Prayer

Special prayers through anointing with blessed oil and the laying-on of hands are offered in the Chapel during our 10:00am Service. You may go to the Chapel for Healing Prayer any time during Communion. You may tell the Prayer Team what your prayer requests are for, or you may say nothing. Prayers are said in confidence.

 

Coffee Hour

Join us downstairs for coffee, tea, and goodies after each 10:00am Service.
(We meet in the garden for lemonade and cookies during the summer.)

 

Altar Guild & Altar Flowers

The church sanctuary is beautifully prepared on Saturday mornings for Sunday worship by a dedicated committee. If you’d like to place flowers on the altar to celebrate a special occasion or in memory of someone, please contact Alison Arthur at
622-9129.

 

Prayer Chain Ministry

A group of parishioners prays daily for those who have asked for a prayer themselves or for others. To get your request on this powerful prayer chain, please call Peggy Pentney at 346-9320.

PRAYER LABYRINTH

 

Installed for St. Paul’s 100th Anniversary in 2008, our 11-circuit Labyrinth is patterned after the famous “Rose Labyrinth” at historic Chartes Cathedral in France. It is open to the public free of charge, anytime. We invite you to try walking our prayer labyrinth, and experience the benefits of this spiritual exercise. You may also want to purchase an engraved brick paver. Brick Order Forms and instructions for walking the labyrinth are available on the signpost at the labyrinth entrance.

 

PARKING, ACCESS & AMENITIES

 

Lots of parking on Sunday morning!  We are blessed to have the use of the parking lot across the street at McKellar Place every Sunday morning. Elevator and wheelchair/scooter ramp access is off McKellar Street. During the week, please use the blue door to the right of the parking lot behind the church. It’s always open when we’re here. Washrooms [What everyone wants to know and is afraid to ask!]  We have 3 Washrooms downstairs ~ Men’s/Barrier Free on left, Women’s on right, and Baby Change in the Nursery.

 

GROWING AS AMBASSADORS

 

Baptism

In the Anglican tradition, we baptize infants, children, and adults. This is a joyful celebration that includes a family member reading a “letter of blessing” during the Baptismal Service. We try to accommodate your requests in the scheduling of baptisms.

 

Children's Ministry

During the school year, St. Paul’s offers Sunday School for children aged 4 to 11. Children go to Sunday School after the weekly Children’s Talk with the Rector. St. Paul’s loves children!

 

Youth

Our teens meet weekly during the 10am Sunday Service and participate in activities of fun and friendship on Thursday evenings.

 

Nursery

We offer free nursery care for babies and toddlers during our 10am Service. Our nursery is clean and bright and is staffed by volunteers. Parents receive a ‘pager’ so you’ll know if your little one needs you! You are also welcome to keep your child upstairs with you, and breastfeed your baby during the Service.

 

Adult Christian Education

St. Paul’s offers opportunities for adult Christian education. Courses are listed in the weekly parish e-newsletter, and in the Sunday bulletins. Courses include 1-day retreats, Wednesday evening Rector’s Bible Study, and afternoon and evening courses during Lent and Advent.

 

Weddings

Our beautiful century-old church, with its magnificent stained glass windows, long aisle, and pipe organ is a perfect setting for your special day. Or you may have your wedding at a location of your choice. Our Rector loves weddings, and our Church Wedding Planner, Lynda Farquharson, will ensure your ceremony goes off without a hitch. Our ‘Marriage Prep’ workshop is essential for all engaged couples.

LOVING AS AMBASSADORS

 

“Just as I have loved you, you also should love one another." (John 13:34)

 

We enjoy getting to know each other, and as part of our community life, we spend time eating, working, and playing together. We share Parish Lunches and Picnics, host charity Teas and Dinners, and participate in community fundraisers. We are now co-sponsoring 8 Syrian refugees.

 

Birthdays and Anniversary's

We like to celebrate special days and send out Birthday and Anniversary cards. Our Parish Calendar lets parishioners pray for each other on their special days.

 

Home and Hospital Communions

We can bring you communion and visit you in hospital or at home. Please let us know if you are going into hospital.

SERVING AS AMBASSADORS

 

We are committed to Christ, and reach out in loving service to others.

 

Offertory

We give to God our time, our talents, and our money. St. Paul’s is supported 100% by the financial generosity of parishioners and visitors. We do not “pass the plate” at St. Paul’s. Should you wish to make a financial contribution, offering bowls are located at the aisle entrances. Charitable receipts for income tax purposes are provided. You may even support us online through www.canadahelps.org. We give away a portion of our income every year to local, national, and international charities.

 

Woman's and Men's Groups

Our ladies' gorups and Men’s Breakfast Group spend fellowship together, and raise funds to give away. Teas, Bake Sales, our ‘Almost World Famous Fish Fry’, Pancake Supper, and regular Parish Lunches and Dinners are some of the events hosted in God’s name.

COMMUNICATING AS AMBASSADORS

 

Our weekly parish newsletter is emailed or mailed free of charge to 400+ households every week! If you’d like to receive ‘The Ambassador’ please contact Christine in the Church Office at 622-4945.

 

You are welcome to use our FREE Wi-Fi!

 

We’d Love To Hear From You!

 

 

 

Please contact us if you would like more information on our ministries or if you would like to become involved.

 

Office: (807) 622-4945

Email: stpaulsanglicanchurch@shaw.ca

Website: www.stpaulsanglicanchurch.ca

In Memory of The Rev. Charlene Scriver

October 22, 2019
From our Rector:
 

I had a sad night.  Last night I anointed my friend and sister priest The Rev. Charlene Scriver.  She died at home, suddenly and unexpectedly.

 

Rev. Charlene was filled with grace and walked with the Lord.  She was a gift to St. Michael's, a gift to the Deanery, a gift to the clergy, a gift to her family and friends.  I will miss her very much.  Please keep her family upheld in your prayers.  I am thankful for their faith.  Last night in Charlene's home, they were filled with the comforting light of God's peace. 

 

Rest eternal grant unto Charlene, O Lord,

and may light perpetual shine upon her.

In the redemptive love of our Saviour,

 

Deborah+