You are welcome to join us at:

– our 10am Sunday morning Eucharist service,

-our Zoom 9am Matins (Mon & Sat); contact the office to be signed up

-our Hybrid 9am Matins (Tues-Fri) contact the office to be signed up for ZOOM,

-our in-house 11am Wednesday Eucharist

Our New Email:  stpaulshalifax1749@gmail.com

 

IMPORTANT SAFER CHURCH UPDATE! The SafeR Church Committee have recently met to review current measures, and planned measures, for the upcoming weeks. The following is a short summary/update.

Summer Guides: We have applied for grants and expect to obtain same. In so doing we considered the Cruise ship schedule available to date. This year the guides will work Monday to Friday and guided tours will be available at designated hours (three scheduled tours) in the afternoon. Self-guided tours will be possible in the morning. For the safety of all, we will have signage that requires masks for entry. During non-tour times, as in prior years, we will be conducting research into information for use in tours and other communications.

Open Hours: Generally, we will be open for Matins at 9am, Monday to Friday, and on Wednesdays for Eucharist at 11am and noon Lunch; and Sunday Eucharists at 10am.  The Church building will be unlocked from 9am to 4pm for admission to staff, volunteers, trades, appointments, and tourist-visitors during scheduled tour times.  

Distancing and Masks: We continue to encourage all to practice social distancing, and we will continue to mark and use Alternate Pews to reinforce the message about this, especially during the seasons when we are more likely to have visitors. We will be continuing to encourage all to wear masks to their seats (including the Choir procession) and will have signage and a guest contact book for those attending Sunday services. Events will have their own safety plan.

Events: Each event host will continue to be required to create, submit for review, and manage a plan for social distancing, and other needed precautions, depending on and suitable to the event. And for each food event, we will be requiring a food distribution organizer for food service, as well as a bubble prep plan and prearrangements for food distribution stations, with volunteers for each.

General position: The SafeR Church Committee and Executive have created these plans and approaches in light of the current and ongoing risk presented by COVID, the realization that there is an important role each and every person plays in helping to make behavioural choices that consider their own health and safety, as well as the health and safety of others who would like to attend church in a safe manner. The third reality is that we will need to continue to review our plan, and adapt to any developing Public Health advice. We thank everyone of the Parish for their continued cooperation and support of our community, and for thinking about the health and safety of others.  Comments and questions can be addressed to the undersigned.

 

Join us for worship and liturgy!

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. In addition to the Sunday service, St. Paul’s also holds a Chancel Eucharist service each Wednesday from 11:00-11:30, to which all are invited to attend.  Also, we hold a Matins (Morning Prayer) service every Monday to Saturday from 9-9:30 am, to which all are welcome.  Please contact the office to sign up for the Zoom option (Mon-Sat).  No need to pre-register for the Hybrid (both Zoom and in-person on Tues-Fri) … just show up!

Please practice social-distancing protocols and wear a mask at all times.    If you have any symptoms of COVID19 or any other contagious illness, please reschedule your visit for another time.

 

We have Sunday school programs

Sunday school programs run each week during the 10am service, and the Sunday school program finishes in time to allow all members of the St. Paul’s spiritual family to enjoy Communion together.

 

We have a vibrant Youth Program which meets Tuesdays at 6:30pm!

All are welcome

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.  Please note that current Provincial Health protocols are being implemented (masks required, etc.).

 

Worship calendar and events

Click on the links below to view our current liturgy schedule:

2022 Liturgies and Readings–Trinity Sunday to Thanksgiving Sunday RR

2022 Liturgies and Readings–Ash Wednesday to Trinity Sunday–RRR

2021-2022 Liturgies and Readings–Thanksgiving Sunday to Ash Wednesday–FINAL RR

2021 Liturgies and Readings– Pentecost 3 to Thanksgiving Sunday–Draft

 

 

Music is an important feature of our worship

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. Traditional services feature the St. Paul’s choir and music provided by the church’s grand organ. During contemporary services, music is provided by an instrumental ensemble featuring singers, as well as a variety of woodwind, percussion and stringed instruments.

Music Samples:

Sermons

Curious about the quality of preaching at St. Paul’s? To hear previous sermons visit our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnGBSkeN0KKO6NOoV1gsHcg

 

 

Apostles Creed Videos

Throughout the summer of 2020, for several weeks, our Divinity Intern Benjamin von Bredow published a series of short videos discussing the Apostles’ Creed. You are encouraged to use them as aids for re-considering and deepening your engagement with the fundamentals of the Christian faith. Each week there was also a resource sheet that he created, which had the text of the video, and a series of questions intended to spark personal reflection on themes from the Creed.
The link to the first video, on the words, “I believe,” is here:

week 1 = https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gFgmCWmYNbE

         week 2 = https://youtu.be/OlbL-RORkWY
         week 3 = https://youtu.be/lvkeR3BQGcM

         week 4 = https://youtu.be/_CGGKhyGvKA

         week 5 = https://youtu.be/Xo1dO5jZfbI
         week 6 = https://youtu.be/vsY1I_M03dk
         week 7 = https://youtu.be/sVSJXOxPju0