Saturday, 3 October 2015

Parish Update: October 2, 2015

Hello St. Paul’s Family
Here are a few things you may need to know.

New books on the APCI Resource Centre cart – located near the washroom by the hall (and in the hall today!) Feel free to check out the new selection! If you have any outstanding books please return them.

Special event!!!
On Monday, October 5th at 7pm in the Caritas Conference room at Sorrento Centre you are invited to attend a Trunk Show with Catherine Nicholls. This will showcase her gorgeous art quilts and is an opportunity to learn and be inspired! Catherine is an engaging speaker who loves to share her enthusiasm for art quilting. Tickets are $10 at the door. If you are bringing a group with you please call us (250-675-2421 x105) and let us know so that we will have an idea of how many to expect!

Catherine is a painter, writer, teacher and quilt maker. She is a qualified City and Guilds tutor at Diploma level in Patchwork and Quilting and Creative Sketchbooks. Her textile work travels internationally and she is a publish author.

Location: 1159 Passchendaele Road, Sorrento BC

Centering prayer is cancelled on October 6 – it will resume October 13

Decorating for Thanksgiving
The Altar guild will be decorating on Friday October 9. Please have your donated produce to the church by 10am

The Dean’s office has a new email! Want to get a hold of Rev Sandra or David and don’t want to go through the office? You can now email them at the following address

BCYAYM conference coming to St. Paul's October 9-12.  Kitchen helpers are still needed Saturday & Sunday.  Contact Joy Gothard 250-372-5594.

Friendship Friday October 16, 10 am - All Welcome
Guest Speaker - Shaya -travelling RN worked in HAITI

ITALIAN COOKING CLASS with Rose Roy, Saturday Oct 24, 2015 at 10 am.  Come and learn to make Gnocchi (Italian dumpling) and about a couple of sauces.  Cost is $20/person and you leave with enough to feed 4-6 people.  Cost is $20.  Contact Elaine Parkes at 250-374-2316 or  Class size is limited to 15 people.

Sunday October 18, 2015
Doors open at 5pm – Dinner at 530pm
Tickets: Adults $15
Children $10
Family $45

Tickets are available at the office or call Elaine @ 250-374-2316

          Would you like to help with one of these events?  If so please contact Elaine Parkes at 250-374-2316 or


Photos depicting who, what, where or how you are/have been inspired in faith and hope on your journey through this year of change at St. Paul’s.
  • Entry is open to all of God’s people.
  • Entries are to be submitted by the photographer
  • Entries are to have been taken within the current year – 2015.
  • Entries are limited to four (4) per person.
  • Please include your name, phone number on the back of the photo.
  •  A title and/or comments as to why the entry depicts FOOD FOR THE JOURNEY are encouraged.
  • Please indicate if you wish your photographs returned.
  • First, second and third place will be acknowledged with a certificate.
  • Two “Honourable Mentions” not already placed in top 3 will also be acknowledged with a certificate.
  • All acknowledged photographs will appear in St. Paul’s Circular.
  • All photographs will be displayed in the cathedral
  •  4 x 6 prints may be dropped off at 360 Nicola Street.
  •  Prints may be sent by email (jpeg) to:


News from the General Synod
Check it out online here

“What can YOU learn at Sorrento Centre?”

You don’t have to stop learning just because the summer is over. Check out the following fun fall program.

Silent Directed Retreatwith Rick McCorrister

his will be a time to enter into silence through the practice of inner stillness, prayer, and reflection with a trusted spiritual director/companion.
We will begin Sunday evening with an orientation to the retreat time: what to expect, any questions or concerns about how to be in silence, how will the days flow, times for spiritual direction each day. We will end our time with a prayer/worship time for entering the stillness.
Monday and Tuesday we will be in silence. We will have a prayer time each morning and evening to give structure to our day. In addition there will be opportunity each day for each participant to meet with Rick for a spiritual direction time.
Meals will also be in silence. Wednesday morning we will use our Morning Prayer time as our coming out of silence ritual. The rest of the morning will be a time to debrief the experience of practicing inner stillness. We will also spend time reflecting on the transition from this time of silent retreat into our regular lives beyond Sorrento. We will conclude with lunch together.

Registration Information
Course Fee: $572 includes instruction, meals Sunday supper through Wednesday lunch, and single based accommodation.

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