Sticky: Job Opening – Organist/Choirmaster

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Aug 122014

Opening for Organist / Choirmaster                    – St. Paul’s , Fort Erie

UPDATED: July 29, 2015 – 

Organist/Choirmaster – St. Paul’s , Fort Erie

St. Paul’s Anglican Church, Fort Erie, is seeking a part-time Music Director:  Organist and Choir Director

We have a small SATB choir that is open to new challenges. The position requires excellent leadership skills as well as the ability to play hymns, anthems, choral responses in liturgy, preludes and postludes. For this ministry, a familiarity with church music in a liturgical setting is desirable.

The music director is expected to play the entire 10:00 a.m. Sunday service with the choir, as well as the closing hymn at the 8:00 a.m. contemplative service on Sundays. The music director leads weekly scheduled rehearsals with the adult choir one weeknight per week, to prepare the hymns and anthems. There is the possibility of fostering a small junior choir as well. She or he will also meet regularly with the Rector to plan music for services, and will give all music selections to the Parish Administrator for the weekly bulletin.

The Music Director will have the right of first refusal for weddings or funerals in the parish. It is an 8 hour per week position, and salary is paid according to RCCO/AGO guidelines for qualifications and experience.

Please contact:
St. Paul’s Anglican Church
32 Idylewylde St.
Fort Erie, ON
L2A 2L1


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#22Days project Truth & Reconciliation

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Jun 022015

St. Paul’s bells will toll for 22 minutes over 22 days in solidarity with the 22 Days Project.

The Anglican Church of Canada is calling for 22 days of prayer and renewal in its commitment to healing and reconciliation for all the peoples of Canada—Indigenous and non-Indigenous. The #22days initiative kicked off with a Walk for Reconciliation attended by nearly 10,000 to mark the start of the Truth and Reconciliation (TRC) closing event in Ottawa. It will conclude with the National Aboriginal Day of Prayer on Sunday, June 21.

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Stewardship Study

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Apr 162015

Rich Church, Poor Church - Dr. Clif Christopher, MDiv, CFRE

Wednesday May 6th @ 7 p.m.

In Dr. Clif Christopher’s nearly forty years in ministry as a pastor and President of Horizons Stewardship Company, he has witnessed the financial stewardship practices of thousands of churches. A few have exceptional records in acquiring and managing the necessary funds for mission and ministry, but the vast majority struggle every year to get by.

In this important new work made even more relevant by our economic times, Christopher contrasts the traits of the most productive congregations with those who perennially fail to secure the funds to perform transformational ministry. Some churches practice the necessary financial habits that form the foundation of successful ministry, and others waste valuable resources and undermine ministry opportunities.

Through Christopher’s insight born out of years of experience and consultation, readers can assess the financial condition of their own churches.

As the Rector (senior pastor) of a relatively large Episcopal Church I am always looking for resources to help with congregational growth and vitality. I have read several of the author’s previous books that focus more specifically on stewardship (congregational giving). This is his most recent and best book. It includes stewardship but is more broadly focused on how to be a healthy congregation. The title could easily be “Healthy Church, Unhealthy Church.” The Vestry (parish governing body) and I read the book and discussed it at our annual retreat. We found it to be very helpful and as a result have decided on several new approaches and modifications to our ministry in the coming year and beyond. I highly recommend this book to clergy and lay leaders looking to understand the health of their parish and how to move in a healthier direction.

The Rev. Lou Hays

Cost of Book $10 / each

Sign up sheet on Narthex table or call the Parish office @ 905 871-6704

Book Study – The Great Divorce – C.S.Lewis

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Apr 162015

'The Great Divorce' - C.S.Lews

Held over to the FALL - watch for notification of date / time.

‘The Great Divorce’ – C.S. Lewis – cost of the Book $ 13.00 Sign up Sheet on Narthex Table.
“In the Great Divorce C.S. Lewis again employs his formidable talent for fable and allegory. The writer, in a dream, boards a bus on a drizzly afternoon and embarks on an incredible voyage through Heaven and Hell. He meets a host of supernatural beings far removed from his expectations and comes to significant realizations about the ultimate consequences of everyday behavior. This is the starting point for a profound meditation upon good and evil. “If we insist on keeping Hell (or even earth) we shall not see Heaven: if we accept Heaven we shall not be able to retain even the smallest and most intimate souvenirs of Hell”

Signup sheet can be found on the Narthex table or call the Parish office @ 905 871-6704.

 cost of Book $10 each


Fort Erie Community Lenten Services

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Feb 122015

  Fort Erie Lenten Service Schedule

All are invited to bring a bag lunch & break bread together following  the service.

Coffee, tea etc. will be provided.

Fort Erie Lenten Service Schedule

Fort Erie Community Lenten Service Schedule

  Services begin at 12:15 p.m.

† February 25 @ St. Paul’s Anglican Ch.

† March 4 @ Trinity Lutheran Ch.

† March 11@ First Baptist Ch.

† March 18 @ St. Andrew’s-Knox Presbyterian Ch

† March 25 @ St. Michael’s Roman Catholic Ch.

† April 1 @ Salvation Army


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Shrove Tuesday

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Jan 252015

St Paul's Anglican Church

Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper - February 17, 2015

Tickets available at the Parish Office - call 905.871.6704

shrove tuesday pancake supper feb 17 2015

Shrove Tuesday Feb 17 2015

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