St. Paul’s Bells will Toll

To encourage the Community that is struggling with self isolation and loneliness the Bells of St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church rang this morning for 5 minutes at 11:00 today.

The Bells will toll every Sunday at 11:00 a.m. until Easter. We are here!

Subject: Temporary Church closure

Subject: Church closure

St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church will be temporarily closed until the Public Health Unit advises that it is safe to re-open.

The Medical Officer of Health for this area has ordered that religious services, among other things be cancelled.

In response to the potential for COVID-19 to become more prevalent in our area it is prudent for us to suspend worship and other church activities until further notice.

I remain available for pastoral concerns and will meet face to face when needed.
I will keep all in prayer. Stay calm and do not panic.

St. Paul’s Calendar of Events – 2020

Reverend Bruce Kemp will be available for pastoral emergencies.

Contact information:
Cell 613-267-0928

March 29, 2020 – 5th Sunday of Lent

April 5, 2020 – Palm Sunday Passion Sunday

April 6, 2020 – St. Paul’s Ladies Aid at 7 p.m.

April 9, 2020 – Maundy Thursday
Service held at St. Clare’s Anglican
5:30pm Potluck supper
6:30pm Service

April 10, 2020 – Good Friday
Service held at St. Paul’s Presbyterian at 11:00am

April 12, 2020 – Easter Sunday

April 26. 2020 – Mission Awareness Sunday at St. Paul’s at 10:00 a.m.

April 19, 2020 – Communion at St. Paul’s at 10:00 a.m.

May 4, 2020- St. Paul’s Ladies Aid
Guest Speaker is Brandi Spruit
Roll Call – Jobs in your past

The fourth National Presbyterian Women’s Gathering will be held this spring.

When: May 15-18, 2020
Where: Sheraton Parkway Hotel, Richmond Hill
Theme: “Through the Waters” based on Isaiah 43:2.

The program features guest speakers, worship, praise time, workshops and forms. Special guest at the Sunday night banquet will be Susan Agukark, singer songwriter.

Registration fee:
$395 – Early Bird price (before November 30, 2019) or
$475 – After November 30, 2019
Registration fee also includes three breakfasts and three banquet dinners.

Phyllis MacMaster has a copy of the program brochure. You can also check out their website at or contact Alexis McKeown ( or the WMS office at 1-800-619-7301).

May 27, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. – St. Paul’s hosts Women’s Ecumenical Potluck and Service

June 1, 2020 – – St. Paul’s Ladies Aid – 6:00 BBQ supper. Bring a friend.
Roll Call – A memorable project your have been involved in
Guest Speaker: Lorna Discoll – Christie Lake Kids

June 7, 2020 – St. Paul’s Anniversary Service at 10:00 a.m.

June 16, 2020 – St. Paul’s Session Meeting at 7:30 p.m.

June 21, 2020 – Morewood Presbyterian Church Anniversary Service at 11:00 a.m. No service at St. Paul’s Winchester

September 7, 2020 – St. Paul’s Ladies Aid – A visit to Lillico’s farm
Roll-Call – A farming experience

September 15, 2020 – St. Paul’s Session Meeting at 7:30 p.m.

September 27, 2020 – St. Andrew’s Chesterville Anniversary Service at 11:00 a.m. – No service at St. Paul’s Winchester

October 5, 2020 – St. Paul’s Ladies Aid –
Roll – Call Share how your faith has helped you through challenging times in your life
Report from Women’s Gathering – Phyllis, Kathy and Arlene

October 11, 2020 – Communiion at St. Paul’s at 10:00 a.m.

October 18, 2020 – Presbyterian Sharing Sunday at St. Paul’s at 10:00 a.m.

November 2, 2020 – St. Paul’s Ladies Aid
Roll-Call – A favourite Game – Game Time!

November 17, 2020 – St. Paul’s Session Meeting at 7:30 p.m.

November 29, 2020 – Communion, St. Andrews Day at St. Paul’s at 10:00 a.m.

November 29, 2020 – Communion, St. Andrews Day and 1st Sunday of Advent at St. Paul’s at 10:00 a.m.

November 29, 2020 – 1st Sunday of Advent at St. Paul’s at 10:00 a.m.

December 6, 2020 – 2nd Sunday of Advent

December 7, 2020 – St. Paul’s Ladies Aid at 6:00 p.m.
Post Luck Dinner and Christmas Worship Service
Bring your friends to fill the church!
Speaker – Rev. Bruce Kemp

December 13, 2020 – 3rd Sunday of Advent and Family Sunday

December 20, 2020 – 4th Sunday of Advent

December 24, 2020 – Christmas Eve Service at St. Paul’s at 7:00 p.m.

December 25, 2020 – Christmas Day

Bereavement Support – Bank Street/Highway 31 – Vernon

First Thursday of each month from 2:00 – 3:30 p.m.

The pastoral team of Osgood Baptist Vernon United church (8674 Ottawa Regional Road 31 will be hosting a Grief Support and Share Meeting for those who are coping with the loss of a loved one. The sessions will be held on the first Thursday of each month from 2:00 – 3:30 p.m. at the Vernon United and Osgood Baptist Church. Sessions are FREE

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.