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CSPH Annual Conference Sept 30 in Toronto or VIA Livestream

The Canadian Society of Presbyterian History – CSPH is an organization that meets for a one-day annual conference to listen to Papers presented by researchers on topics related to Presbyterian history. You can join the group on September 30th in Toronto in person or VIA LIVESTREAM on the day of the conference. The livestream of the 2017 conference will be available via this link:

This year’s conference will be espectially significant for the Society. This will be the first conference in the Society’s 42 year history for which we will have three Moderators of the Presbyterian Church in Canada – two former and the current one, Rev. Peter Bush – participate. For more information contact Ian Mason, Secretary email: or the website Canadian Society of Presbyterian History c/o 3066 Brigden Road Brigden, ON N0N 1B0 Phone: 519-864-1119

Sunday School

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!

Tuesday Sept 26 – Annual Harvest Supper

St, Paul’s will be hosting the Annual Harvest Supper on TUESDAY, September 26, 2017

Harvest Supper
Tuesday, September 26, 2017
5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church 517 Main Street, Winchester
Adults ……………….. $14.00
12 and under …….. $6.00
Preschoolers ….…. Free
Turkey and Trimmings, Vegetable, Salads and Homemade Desserts
Tickets available at the door Take out available for pick-up Call 613-558‑3693 before Sept. 25 to pre-order

Everyone Welcome!

Church directory with Family Photos – Everyone invited to Participate

As celebration for Canada 150, St. Paul’s 160th Anniversary, St. Andrew’s upcoming 170th Anniversary and Morewood’s 148th Anniversary, our sister churches have decided to create a church directory with photos of our congregational families.

We invite everyone to participate and have their photos taken. Each participating family will receive a free church directory and a free 8×10 of their family. Each family will also have the opportunity to purchase additional photos if they choose. What a great Christmas gift for loved ones!

Our committee members will be contacting members and adherents to book each photoshoot time slot.

The photoshoot dates are Thursday the 21 of September, Friday the 22 and Saturday the 23rd.

Week days hours are 2:30 pm to 8:30 pm.

Saturday the hours are 9:30 am. to 3:00 pm.

If you prefer to be contacted by e-mail please send an e-mail to

Upcoming Events for 2017

SPECIAL NOTICE: A Church photo directory is being planned for this September. Members and adherents will be contacted and invited to participate.


September 24 St Andrew’s Presbyterian Church Anniversary Service at 11:00 a.m. (St Paul’s will be closed as we
worship at St Andrews’)

September 21 or 28 St. Paul’s Harvest Supper. Confirmation of date to come

October 1 Fall Communion service at 10am
October 2 St Paul’s Ladies Aid at 7:00 p.m. in the Church Sunday School Room
Theme: Our Well-Being. Guest Speaker Jen Feeney

October 15 Presbyterian Sharing Sunday and celebration of World Food Day at 10:00 a.m. (bring an item for the Food Bank)
November 6 St Paul’s Ladies Aid at 7:00 p.m. in the Church Sunday School Room,
Theme: Anniversaries: 160th –Anniversary of St. Paul’s Congregation;
125th Anniversary of St. Paul’s Ladies Aid;100th Anniversary of Vimy Ridge;
70th Anniversary of Queen Elizabeth and Prince Phillip
November 11 Remembrance Day
November 12 Remembrance Sunday at St Paul’s at 10:00 a.m.
November 26 St Paul’s celebrates St Andrew’s Day at 10:00 a.m.
December 3 Advent Communion service at 10:00 a.m.
December 4 St Paul’s Ladies Aid Christmas Potluck Supper and Worship Service starting at 6:00 p.m. in the Church Sunday School Room
Please note there will be no morning service on December 24th.
December 24 St Paul’s Christmas Eve Service at 7:00 p.m. followed by refreshments.
December 25 Christmas Day
December 31 Regular morning service at 10:00 a.m.

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!

Memorial Garden

Thank you to all who have donated flowers for St. Paul’s Memorial Garden. The gardens are beautiful!


Plants Donated By: In Memory of:

Arlene Nesbit David Lochead

Carol and Jorris Nellie and Harry Zubatuk (Parents)
Zubatuk Leonard McLean (Father)
Margaret Malanka (Sister)

Phyllis Donald, Doris and Mary Rae
MacMaster MacMaster

Kathy and Joe Mac and Margery Fraser

Donna Donald Wilson
Wilson Alayne Hicks (Daughter)

Kerr Grandchildren Art Kerr

Stewart Family Emerson and Evelyn Stewart

Tom and Jan Blanche and Bill Rintoul (Parents)
Clapp Harold and Janet Clapp (Parents)

Doris and Gary Aaron and Orma Stoodley (Parents)