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Upcoming Events for January 2018


Sunday January 7th: We will celebrate Epiphany Sunday
Monday January 8th: Ladies Aid meet at 7:00 pm
Sunday January 14th: Open Topic Sunday
Sunday January 21st: A Sunday to remember Robbie Burns – special luncheon to follow

Special Series: January 28 – February 11
Join us as we explore the issues that formed the church of the past and the issues that face the church today: based on the book by Phyllis Tickle called the Great Emergence.

Special Series: February 25 – April 29

Join us as we work our way through the book by J.I. Packer called On Praying. Each week’s session will be followed by a Study and Reflection time on Wednesday afternoon from 2-3:30 at St. Paul’s. Material for each week’s study will be available at the church. A time of sharing and prayer will conclude each session.

Daily Bread

The Session would like to thank Donna Wilson for her faithfulness in ordering and distributing the devotional booklet “Our Daily Bread” for so many years.

Starting in January of 2018 Donna will no longer be the lead for this initiative. If people wish to continue receiving the devotional you are encouraged to order it for yourself by using the form included in your present copy. You can also visit their website at and get a digital copy. Thanks again, Donna, for your faithful service.

Community Kitchen

Welcome to Our Kitchen!

Introducing the Community Kitchen– a new project from Community Food Share. All classes will take place at St Paul’s Presbyterian Church in Winchester from 11 am to 1 pm. Please see schedule below for dates.

The first six classes focus on how to add whole grains to your regular diet and will be led by Shelley Spruit from Against the Grain Farms.

All classes are FREE and are limited to 25 participants. If you plan to attend one of the classes an RSVP is appreciated. To RSVP, please contact Colleen Brock at 613-363-0956 or by email

For more details, visit our web site:

Community Food Share is pleased to offer everyone in our community the opportunity to learn how to cook nutritious, delicious and affordable meals in a fun, relaxed and friendly atmosphere. There is no cost and everyone who is able is encouraged to participate in the meal preparation and, of course, the clean-up!

Through hands-on cooking sessions this is a unique opportunity to learn new food skills, increase awareness of healthy foods and build new friendships by sharing what you have prepared.

Whole Grains on Every Plate

There are many ways to incorporate whole grains into your diet. Join us for six classes focused on whole grains. You will learn which grains are gluten-freeand how to bake, cook and enjoy whole grains for cost-effective and nutritious meals.

Each lesson will explore a new recipe featuring whole grains and whole grain flour. Everyone will participate in preparation and participants will go home with recipes and samples to share.

Wednesday October 25
Breakfast recipes for whole grain bread and porridge.

Tuesday November 14
Lunch menus using whole grains featuring meat replacements, vegan, gluten-free and whole grain salads.

Tuesday November 28
Dinner recipes for side dishes with a twist (no more minute rice!) and recipes for a vegetarian main course.

Wednesday December 13
Soups to make and freeze including ways to save time and $$ plus ideas on how to make the most of a slow cooker.

Wednesday January 10
Snacks and sweets – satisfy your sweet tooth or midday hunger pangs with a whole grain rice snack and learn how to make homemade granola bars, whole wheat crackers and more.

Wednesday January 24
Tastes from around the world including recipes and sampling featuring different countries and different grains.

Kids Club!

Our Church Family is so pleased to have children in Sunday worship. More teachers and helpers are needed to cover two classes. An online Sunday School curriculum has been purchased and teacher can go online to download lessons. A meeting will be arranged in the near future to organize a calendar.

If anyone is interested or has questions please contact Kathy Spruit.

Come and share in the enrichment of children!

Choir Practice everyWednesday from at 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.


Do you like to sing? Would you like to be involved with a dynamic group that enjoys sharing their musical talents?

St. Paul’s choir practices every Wednesday evening from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. at St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church 517 Main Street, Winchester. Anyone wishing top join is most welcome!

Everyone Welcome!

Our Sponsored Family – the Nahhas family arrived April 23rd!!!!

The Nahhas family has advised presbytery that their flights are booked (by the Canadian Embassy) and they are arriving in Canada on Sunday, April 23rd!

If anyone else would like to contribute to the family, please contact Doris, Phyllis or put your donation on the collection plate in an envelope with name, amount and for Syrian Refugee Sponsorship. The amount raised from the Lenten Lunch and individual donations will go to Presbytery the week after Easter.

New Phone number for St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church: 613-656-2222

New Phone number for St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church: 613-656-2222
In an effort to reduce costs for the church and eliminate the problem of wrong numbers calling the church for taxi service, the board of managers has changed telephone providers. The cost of our previous provider was an average of $150 a month for the telephone only. After review of four local providers, the board of managers selected ACN who can provide phone, voice messaging and WI-FI/internet services for $82.95 + HST per month. This will result in a savings of approximately $600 a year for St. Paul’s!

As an added bonus, with this installation, and when we pay each monthly bill ACN will donate the cost of a meal for a child in our locality! We would like to take this opportunity to thank Sharlene Fawcett, the ACN representative who helped us obtain this service and donated the digital phone to the church. Thank you Sharlene!