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St. Paul’s is Seeking New Elders

The Session has determined that we need to seek two more elders. This process will begin in October. Every communicant member will receive a ballot in an envelope. You may return it to the church and deposit in the box provided or mail it to the church (attention: Jorris Zubatuk, Clerk of Session). You will be asked to mark your ballot with up to 5 choices listed as 1, 2, 3 etc. Voting will take place over a period of 3 weeks after which the elders will meet and review the results. All communicant members are eligible to be nominated.

St. Paul’s Calendar of Events for 2018

St Paul’s Presbyterian Church 2018


November 4, 2018 -Day Light Saving Time Ends

November 5, 2018 – Ladies Aid 7 pm

November 6, 2018 – Paint Night at St. Paul’s, Winchester

November 11, 2018 – Joint Remembrance Day Service at St Paul’s 9:30 am

November 25, 2018 – St Andrew’s Day Service at St Paul’s 10:00 am

December 2, 2018 – 1st Sunday of Advent – Hope – Communion at St Paul’s 10:00 am

December 3, 2018 – Ladies Aid Potluck and Christmas Worship Service 6 pm

December 8, 2018 – Winchester Fire Station Christmas Concert TBA

December 9, 2018 – 2nd Sunday of Advent – Peace

December 16, 2018 – St Paul’s Family Christmas Service and Potluck Lunch – 3rd Sunday of Advent -Joy

December 23, 2018 – 4th Sunday of Advent — Love

December 24, 2018 – Christmas Eve Service St Paul’s 7:00 pm

January 1, 2019 – Happy New Year

Photo – Tartens – Robbie Burns Day – January 21, 2018

“On Sunday, January 21, 2018 St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church, Winchester hosted a special celebration to commemorate Robbie Burns Day. The service was followed by a traditional luncheon which included Haggis – a special Scottish dish. Special guests, Piper Jack Yourt led the processional and Jim Duck performed the address and led the toast to the Haggis.

Many were proud to wear their Tartans to the Celebration!

Back Row: Janet Clapp, Wayne Burns, Jorris Zubatuk, Rev. Bruce Kemp, Addresser of the Haggis-Jim Duck, Piper-Jack Yourt, Tom Douglas, Phyllis MacMaster, Allan Fraser, Tom Clapp
Front Row: Ann Langabeer, Phyllis Workman, Ruth Pollock, Lilas Lancaster, Ruth Fraser-Douglas, Carol Zubatuk

From left to right:

Presenting the Haggis – Tommy Douglas, Piper-Jack Yourt, Reverend Bruce Kemp, Jim Duck performed the address and Toast to the Haggis, Sword Bearer – Allan Fraser

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.

Choir Practice every Wednesday 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!