Blessing of the Animals
Terry will perform a “Blessing of the Animals” during the regular service on October 1st. All animals are welcome. The soup luncheon will carry on as usual. Leslie Bennett will make treats for the animals.
Calling New Choir Members
If you love to sing, the choir needs you!! No formal choir experience necessary. Practice is after service on Sundays. Please speak to Jean Zielke our organist, if you are interested or talk with any of the choir members. We would love to have you join us.
Next Soup Sunday is October 1st. Homemade soup (sometimes chili), buns, beverages and dessert will be served. There will be a good will offering basket for those who wish to make a donation. Proceeds will be used to help in the community. Everyone is welcome to join us. If you have any questions, please speak to either Judy Martin or Mike Hogg. We thank you for your participation in this outreach project.
The selection committee elected at the September 10th Vestry meeting will be Karen Lewis,
John Alksnis, Judy Martin and Myrlene Boken, we ask that you keep the selection committee in
Barrie Food Bank
St. Peter’s is booked into the Barrie Food Bank on Saturday January 6th from 12:30 to 4:00PM. Let Sherry Stewardson know of you would like to go to one of the local micro breweries or a restaurant after to socialize. Reservations will need to be arranged. Only teens can attend the Food Bank. If you need babysitting to attend this event, please call Myrlene Boken (705)456-6731, to make arrangements.
St.Peter’s New Walkway
We would like to thank Mr. Elliott of Sargeant concrete for his generous donation and delivery of concrete that was used to repair our church’s front entrance ramp on July 31, 2017. We are so appreciative of this gift, and for the driver’s patience as we moved the concrete.
Our church building is over 155 years old and so there is always a lot of upkeep. This past winter saw some notable deterioration of a concrete walkway at the main entrance. It became a safety priority as many people require accessibility to the building, and the existing ramp had crumbled. Our church enjoys a broad spectrum of regular attendees, and so ensuring safe passage and access is of critical importance to us.
Our church provides weekly worship and programs, but also supports many community outreach projects. Keeping our maintenance costs as low as possible, allows us to optimize our service to the Innisfil community. Your generous support has helped immensely with our goal.
Our largest community program is the “Innisfil Christmas for Kids” which started over 20 years ago at St. Peters. This program has grown to include other area churches, businesses, and individual sponsors. Collectively, we supported over 70 families this past Christmas – with food, clothing, personal care items, and children’s presents. We also provide assistance year round to families, through food drives, provision of school supplies, family crisis assistance, and refugee sponsorship.
On behalf of the St. Peter’s congregation and, we are sincerely appreciative of your support.
Warm Regards, John Alksnis, People's Warden, St. Peter's.
Myrlene Boken receives Volunteer Award
On April 26th, 2017, Myrlene Boken was presented with the Senior Volunteer Award for her work with the Christmas for Kids (All Year Round) from MP John Brassard (Barrie). Below is a link to follow to view Myrlene's bio. Congratulations Myrlene for a job well done.
The new roof is complete. It looks beautiful. Thank you to Lisa for all of her hard work in getting this project complete. In all we received 35 donations for memorials or thank offerings for the roof. Thank you to every-one. This is a project that involved the entire congregation. Our participation in the Our Faith our Hope Campaign, made this project possible. The roof was formally dedicated on Nov. 20th.
Cemetery By-Laws (St. Peter’s Cemetery Board)
Two historical documents were dedicated at St. Peter’s Anglican Church, Churchill, Ontario by the Reverend Matthew McMillan. The first is a three-ringed binder of census, births, marriages and death information about the Reverend Canon Morgan and his family. He planted nine Anglican churches in the Barrie area, St. Peter’s being one of them. The second is a three-ringed binder of census, births, marriages and death records for all the clergy who have served at St. Peters from 1856 to the present day. The binders are presented in gratitude for all the years of selfless service to the Anglican Church. The two binders were researched and presented to the archives by George Leggett, who worked endless hours compiling the information.
*Picture courtesy of Carolyn Smurthwaithe
Spice Girls Fundraising Cards
The Spice Girls have created all-occasion greeting cards as an on-going fundraising project. Lovely handcrafted greeting cards are being offered for a nominal fee.They are always available in St. Peter’s Parish hall. Speak to Linda Gerow if you have any questions.
St. Peter’s Church
Sunday Service: 9:15 am