Worship & Events Schedule

St. Paul’s Church is excit­ed to be part of this year’s

HALIFAX JAZZ FESTIVAL!

 

 

Click on the link below to view our cur­rent Litur­gy Sched­ule:

2019 Jun 16 — Oct 13 Litur­gy Sched­ule

 

 

Hop­ing to hear pre­vi­ous ser­mons at St. Paul’s? …

 

Click on ‘cal­en­dar’ for our upcom­ing events:

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Sunday services are held at 10:00 am and alternate between the traditional (BCP: Book of Common Prayer) and contemporary (BAS:  Book of Alternative Services) format. Sunday school and nursery programs run each week during the service, and the Sunday School program finishes in time to allow all members of the St. Paul’s spiritual family to enjoy Communion together.   St. Paul’s welcomes all baptized Christians to partake in Communion, and invites all others to come to the Lord’s table for a blessing.

Unless a Sun­day clo­sure is post­ed on this page by 8.00 am on the day, the church will be open for the sched­uled litur­gy. (We also post on our Face­book page and send a parish email to those who have sub­scribed to this list, as well as edit our voice­mail notice for those who do not use our web­site or Face­book).

  

TYPICAL MUSIC & ART AT ST. PAUL’S!

 

OUR ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE

On Sun­day, Dec 23rd, 2018 our Artist-in-res­i­dence com­plet­ed his visu­al Advent nar­ra­tive and dis­play … the 4th Advent print. After the litur­gy, Nathan facil­i­tat­ed a print­ing ses­sion at the back of the church (rear Nave) where all could see the orig­i­nal carv­ings and folks were invit­ed to make a print for them­selves! Thank you Nathan Lit­tle for always shar­ing your excit­ing ideas with our con­gre­ga­tion (and includ­ing them)!

At our Epiphany Sun­day ser­vice again this year, Nathan’s ‘Jour­ney of the St. Paul’s Magi’ was recapped via our Pow­er­point for the con­gre­ga­tion.  This was the sec­ond year that our Artist-in-Res­i­dence took St. Paul’s Face­book fol­low­ers on a tour of Hal­i­fax from the per­spec­tive of our mini wood­en Magi fig­ures … much to the delight of every­one!

Cre­ate Space:  Drop in and check out our com­mu­ni­ty art space – (cur­rent­ly work­ing on tile mosaics)!  All are wel­come (FREE, kids ages 3+ please).  This Parish House Stu­dio work­shop runs every 2nd week until the end of June/yearly. Feel free to talk to Nathan or email him (nathanlittleart@gmail.com), or see the poster at the back of the church, or check out the Face­book (https://www.facebook.com/events/787059005007783/) or Insta­gram page for more infor­ma­tion.

Nathan’s tal­ents help teach the word of the Gospel on a reg­u­lar basis at St. Paul’s.  Dur­ing Holy Week, in 2018 he pro­vid­ed our con­gre­gants with won­der­ful visu­als of the ‘7 sta­tions of the cross’.  These artis­tic expres­sions had a deep impact on many parish­ioners as they lis­tened to The Word.

In 2019, his “Inward/Outward, Visu­al Per­spec­tives on St. Paul’s Church” event was a pho­to series explor­ing St. Paul’s place in the city of Hal­i­fax from the point of view of neigh­bours, passers­by, and mem­bers.
#hal­i­fax #hal­i­fax­church #hal­i­faxns #inward­out­ward

What a great suc­cess this was as well, folks were sub­mit­ting their own unique per­spec­tives of our build­ing on Face­book!  Here is one of these great shots (#1, actu­al­ly):

 

 

MUSIC AT ST. PAUL’S

Music fea­tures promi­nent­ly in the spir­i­tu­al life of St Paul’s, and wor­ship ser­vices are enhanced through the work of the church’s extreme­ly tal­ent­ed music team under the direc­tion of the mul­ti-tal­ent­ed Andrew Killawee. 

Tra­di­tion­al ser­vices (BCP) fea­ture the St Paul’s choir, and music pro­vid­ed by the church’s grand organ. Dur­ing con­tem­po­rary ser­vices (BAS), music is pro­vid­ed by an instru­men­tal ensem­ble fea­tur­ing singers, as well as a vari­ety of wood wind, per­cus­sion and stringed instru­ments (our Music Team).   

Oth­er exam­ples of the ‘music of St. Paul’s’:  our tal­ent­ed Musi­cian-in-Res­i­dence (Ian Bent) hosts occa­sion­al con­certs with orig­i­nal mate­r­i­al such as ‘Med­i­ta­tions’ (piano solos to accom­pa­ny the spir­it of the Lenten Sea­son),

as does a well-known mem­ber of our con­gre­ga­tion (Mark Flow­erdew) who facil­i­tates a con­cert to kick off Holy Week, shar­ing his appre­ci­at­ed orig­i­nal mate­r­i­al.  Mark & his fam­i­ly have been long-time parish­ioners & vol­un­teers with St. Paul’s.

A warm ‘thank you’ to The Ottawa Children’s Choir for their splen­did per­for­mance, all vol­un­teers for their assis­tance and all 100 atten­dees for facil­i­tat­ing this won­der­ful evening and col­lec­tive­ly gen­er­at­ing $418 for St. Paul’s Out­reach pro­grams in May 2018!

Sep­tem­ber 22’18, at 8:00 pm: St. Paul’s was excit­ed to host “The North” — a jazz quar­tet fea­tur­ing two of Canada’s acclaimed mul­ti-JUNO award win­ning musi­cians — David Braid (piano) and Mike Mur­ley (sax­o­phone) — along with a for­mi­da­ble rhythm sec­tion com­prised of Dan­ish drum­mer Anders Mogensen and Finnish bassist John­ny Aman. (Their record­ing “The North” won the 2018 JUNO Award for Jazz Album of the Year).

And then there was Octo­ber 13th’s “Choirs For Change”! St. Paul’s very own Jack Ben­net con­duct­ed a choral work by Jason Noble, here at St. Paul’s as part of this year’s Noc­turne Event in Hal­i­fax.

 

Other Successful Events of St. Paul’s

In lieu of list­ing all of the won­der­ful hap­pen­ings at St. Paul’s, here are just a few to give you an idea of how ener­getic our parish is:

Our ‘Green Plan­et Sup­per’ June 2019 fundrais­er was the best annu­al fundrais­er to date!  Thanks to food/cash dona­tions plus tick­et sales, we pro­duced over $3,250 for our Out­reach activ­i­ties.  A sin­cere ‘thank you’ to every­one who con­tributed, and made it  so suc­cess­ful, espe­cial­ly those at the helm (our Chan­cel Group!).

THE TULIP TEA (June 2018) brought over 100 vis­i­tors who gath­ered to share in music, food, silent auc­tion and most of all … fel­low­ship!  The net result from that event was $2,546.00. The monies were applied to St. Paul’s Out­reach Activ­i­ties: 1) The Fish; 2) The Rector’s Dis­cre­tionary Fund; and 3) The Wednes­day Lunch.

And then we had the over 1,100 vis­i­tors that came through our doors for DOORS OPEN 2018 … it was our plea­sure to have you and we hope to see you back in June 2019!  ‘Thank you’ to the vol­un­teers of St. Paul’s who donate their week­end to this event, we couldn’t do it with­out you!

Sep­tem­ber 2018 gave The Zup­pa The­atre Co. an oppor­tu­ni­ty to share their impromp­tu skits for a week at St. Paul’s.

Hap­pi­ly busy’ would be the per­fect short descrip­tion of St. Paul’s!

 

And please mark your calendar for these regular events that occur yearly:

Remem­brance Day

We were again grate­ful to the vol­un­teers of our HOT CHOCOLATE TEAM for host­ing this annu­al offer­ing and also grate­ful to those who vis­it­ed us after the Civ­il Cer­e­mo­ny on The Grand Parade.

 

Christ­mas On The Grand Parade