Presbytery seeking Website Volunteers


PRESBYTERY OF SEAWAY-GLENGARRY now has an unofficially released presbytery website (

It needs to be maintained and updated. What kind of help do we need?

– Website Contact
This person will check with a congregational contact at least once a
month to find out about upcoming events that should be advertised.

Time requirement: A couple of hours/month

– Event Administrator
This person needs to be familiar with WordPress calendars – once they have information about upcoming events, they simply log in to the website and enter the information into the “Add Events” page in WordPress.

Time requirement: ~½ hour/month

– Website Administrator
This person needs to be familiar with HTML so they can update the “Latest News” section on the main page, and work on any of the other pages on the website, if needed.

Time requirement: ~1 hour/month

Once a year, a major update to the website needs to be done. Cheryl Gaver has agreed to volunteer to do this and will be available to help.
Interested individuals should contact the Clerk:
Donna McIlveen
1711 County Road 2 Johnstown ON K0E 1T1


The Presbytery of Seaway-Glengarry
The Rev. Marianne Emig Carr, Moderator
Mrs. Donna McIlveen, Clerk


This year the Annual Reports will be posted on the website. Printed copies of the entire report will be available for the Annual Meeting but only on request. Please advise a session member if you require a printed copy.

We are asking Clerk of Session, Trustees, Ladies Aid, Board of Managers, Sunday School, etc. to submit their portion of the annual reports electronically and send to Phyllis MacMaster and Gaenor Howe as soon as possible.

March 1 – World Day of Prayer, Winchester Baptist Church 7 pm

March 4 – Ladies Aid 11 am at St Paul’s – Join us for Homemade Soup.

Roll Call: What is your favourite kind of soup? Do you have any books from the “Chicken Soup for the Soul” series? Bring it along!

March 10 – Daylight Saving Starts

March 10 – 1st Sunday in Lent – join us at St. Paul’s, 10:00 a.m.

On March 17, 2019 – 2nd Sunday in Lent – St. Paul’s will celebrate Holy Communion during the church service at 10:00 a.m..

March 17 –

March 17, 2019 – A great opportunity to wear green and celebrate St. Patrick’s Day! A finger-food Pot Luck Lunch is planned after the service. Bring your favorite dish and enjoy the fellowship!

Sunday, March 17, 2019 – The Annual General Meeting will be held at St. Paul’s immediately after the pot luck finger food lunch.

March 19 – St Paul’s Session Meeting, St Paul’s 7 pm

March 20 -Lenten Lunch, Winchester United Church 12 noon

March 24 -3rd Sunday of Lent join us at St. Paul’s at 10:00 a.m.

March 27 -Lenten Lunch, St Clare Anglican Church 12 noon

March 31 -4th Sunday of Lent – join us at St. Paul’s at 10:00 a.m.

March 31 – St Paul’s Ladies Aid Coffee House Style Luncheon following the service All Welcome

April 1 Ladies Aid, 7 pm at St Paul’s

April 3 Lenten Lunch hosted by St Paul’s 12 noon

April 7 5th Sunday of Lent join us at St. Paul’s at 10:00 a.m.

April 10 -Lenten Lunch, Winchester United Church at 12 noon

April 12, 2019
On Friday, April 12, 2019, Linking Hands Dundas County will be hosting a Homelessness Maze at
Joel Steele Community Centre in Winchester from 10 am to 3 pm.

Members of the local branch of the Canadian Mental Health Association will be facilitating the event. The purpose of the maze is twofold: to provide a realistic vision of individual challenges that people may be confronted with when searching for basic needs (food, housing, finances); and, to promote awareness and education of current community resources.

You are invited to participate in this event, which will include a lunch catered by Leatherworks.

The cost to participate is $32.80 per person. Tickets are available at:
For more information, please contact Sandy Casselman ( or
Jamie Tyrell (

Sandy Casselman
Linking Hands Coordinator, House of Lazarus

April 14 – Passion/Palm Sunday

April 18 – Maundy Thursday Service St Paul’s 5 pm Potluck followed by 6:30 pm Service

April 19 – Good Friday Service, St Clare Anglican Church 11 am

April 21 -Easter Sunday

April 22 -Easter Monday

April 28 – Communion at St Paul’s 10 am

May 5 – St Paul’s Mission Awareness Sunday 10am

May 6 – Ladies Aid at St Paul’s 7 pm – Theme: Birds, Bee’s and Butterflies. Guest Speaker: Lorna Driscall on the Struggle of Butterflies. Share a Thought about Birds, Bees or Butterflies.

May 7 – St Paul’s Spring Dinner 5 pm

May 11 – Presbytery of Seaway Glengarry Hosts Moderator of Presbyterian Church Rev Daniel Chou Service at St Paul’s Presbyterian Church Winchester 6:30 pm

May 12 – Mother’s Day

June 2-6 – General Assembly, Sir Wilfred Laurier University, Waterloo

June 3 – Ladies Aid BBQ Supper at St Paul’s 6 pm with guest Marnie Fossitt. Share a memory of your Grandmother.

June 9 – Anniversary Service St Paul’s Guest Rev Jill Turnbull 10 am

June 16 – Anniversary Service at Morewood 11 am – No Service will be held at St Paul’s

June 16 – Father’s Day – Join us in Morewood to celebrate their anniversary

July 1 – Canada Day

August 10 – Kelli Trottier Concert at St Paul’s 7 pm

September 2 – Ladies Aid at St Paul’s 7 pm. Think of a Bible Word, Phrase or character for each letter of the alphabet

September 29 – Anniversary Service St Andrew’s Chesterville 11 am – No Service will be held at St Paul’s

October 6 – World Communion Day at St Paul’s, 10 am

October 7 – Ladies Aid at St Paul’s 7 pm Bring something from the past that you use. Libby Pelkey will demonstrate scarf tying tricks.

October 16 – World Food Day

October 20 – St Paul’s Presbyterian Sharing Sunday 10 am

November 3 – Day Light Saving Time Ends

November 4 – Ladies Aid at St Paul’s 7 pm. Share A way of remembering – a reading, poem or thought. Phyllis MacMaster will share her travel experience to Belgium

November 10 – Remembrance Day Service at St Paul’s 10 am

November 11 – Remembrance Day

November 24 – St Andrew’s Day Service at St Paul’s 10 am

December 1 – 1st Sunday of Advent – Hope

December 1 – Communion at St Paul’s 10 am

December 2 -Ladies Aid Potluck and Christmas Worship Service 6 pm

December 8 – 2nd Sunday of Advent — Peace

December 15 – St Paul’s Family Christmas Service and Potluck Lunch

3rd Sunday of Advent — Joy

December 22 – 4th Sunday of Advent — Love

December 24 – Christmas Eve Service St Paul’s 7 pm

January 1, 2020 – Happy New Year

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!

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)


If you have announcements of meetings, events or anything you would like included in the bulletin, please contact Gaenor Howe at or 613-448-3405 by the preceding Thursday. Announcements received after Thursday are not guaranteed to be in the next bulletin.

If you would like them included on this website, please contact Heather Pemberton at or 613-774-3693.

Sunday School – St. Paul’s – “Charlie’s Kid Club”


Pass the word that Sunday School has begun again at St. Paul’s. Kathy Spruit has volunteered to head up the program. There are planned activities for the children. We are looking for craft supplies and people willing to be part of a teaching rotation. Interested?  Contact Kathy at 613-898-3169.  Please note the change to Kathy’s phone number.

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