This Week at St. Paul's

Friday, July 21
  • 1:15 p.m., Folders (Hall) 
  • 7:00 p.m., A.A. Meeting (downstairs Hall) 
Sunday, July 23—7th after Pentecost
  • 8:00 a.m., Holy Eucharist (Church) 
  • 10:00 a.m., Holy Eucharist (Church) 
  • 7:30 p.m., Alan Fraser Concert (Church) 
Monday, July 24—Friday, July 28
  • Confed Centre Art & Dance Camp (Hall) 
Tuesday, July 25
  • 7:00 p.m., A.A. Meeting (downstairs Hall) 
Wednesday, July 26
  • 6:00 p.m., Bible Study (Chapel) 
Friday, July 28
  • 1:15 p.m., Folders (Hall) 
  • 7:00 p.m., A.A. Meeting (downstairs Hall) 
Saturday, July 29
  • 1:00 p.m., Pride Parade 
  • 2—4 p.m., Strawberry Social for Refugee Sponsorship (Spring Park United Church) 
Sunday, July 30—8th after Pentecost
  • 8:00 a.m., Holy Eucharist (Church) 
  • 10:00 a.m., Holy Eucharist (Church). We will welcome the students from St. Hilda’s, Tokyo. 
Sundays—Lemonade on the Lawn 
Weather Permitting 

Sunday School Cards are on sale! $10 for 5 cards. Proceeds support Outreach

St. Paul’s Crosses
A sterling silver replica of our wooden processional cross, with “St. Paul’s” inscribed on the back, designed by Jeanette Walker. Available from the office or the back of the church for $55.

  • On Sale at the back of the Church! A percentage of all cards sold is donated back to St. Paul’s church. If you are buying gas or groceries or going to a drugstore, hardware store, bookstore, the movies, a restaurant, retail chains - WE HAVE A CARD FOR YOU! 

Pride Parade
  • Saturday, July 29—Marshalling at 12:30 pm with parade at 1:00 pm. St. Paul's is entered again this year. Laura K. Bird would like to compile a list of those who may like to walk with St. Paul's. Call her at 902-370-2907 or speak with her in church. 

Up Coming Cursillo Weekends
Cursillo (kur-SEE-yo), a Spanish word meaning "short course". The full title is Cursillo de Christiandad, meaning a short course in Christian living. The purpose of Cursillo is to present a method of living which is fundamental for being a Christian in the world. Cursillo presents a way of structuring our Christian lives so as to make a difference in the world. Cursillo began in Majorca, Spain, during the 1940's in the Roman Catholic Church and has since spread to other communions. Cursillo is now active in more than fifty nations on five continents.
    The 39th Men’s and Women’s weekends are being held on October 19 - 22, 2017 at: Debert Hospitality Centre, Debert, NS.
Please speak with John Clarke if you’re interested in finding out more.

Stories in Stitches III– A Fiber Arts Show
Volunteers Wanted

It’s back: the dramatic exhibition of quilts, hooked rugs and artistic needlework. It will run from Tuesday 26 September to Saturday the 30th -- daily from 10:00 till 5:00 (till 7:00 on Friday). This year we’re expanding: the church will be full of quilts, and the parish hall will be full of hooked rugs and a special collection of needlework pillows. The show draws over 1200 visitors earns our church programs about $6000.
To make it work, we need volunteers — for set-up, taking admission cash, hosting and such. You can help make a good thing happen, and have the personal enjoyment of this magnificent display in the rich warmth of our church’s woodwork and stained-glass.
To find out about volunteering, talk with Carol Macdonald -
See more, including photos, at ...
click on the heading “Stories in Stitches 3”.

Vital Church Maritimes Conference
The educationally enriching event for lay and clergy leaders is being held in Truro from Thursday, September 21 to Saturday, September 23. VCM, now in its fourth year, features seminar teaching and discussion on themes related to Fresh Expressions of church and mission-oriented ministries. The 2017 theme is “Streams of Hope.”
The keynote speaker is the Rev’d. Canon Phil Potter, the Archbishops' Missioner and Fresh Expressions Team Leader in the Church of England.
To register visit
(See `Significant Events`)
It is open to anyone, but space is limited, so sign-up soon! Early bird rates are available before August 22. Payment is by credit card only. No refunds. Deadline to register is September 12. Conference seminar and accommodations are at the Holiday Inn, Truro. We have a discounted rate (see registration details link). Last year more than 120 people participated at VCM 2016 conference. Almost two-thirds of those who attended were lay people! Watch the Facebook group “Vital Church Maritimes 2017” for the latest developments.

Refugee News
  • This coming Saturday, 29 July, 2:00 to 4:00, Spring Park United Church is hosting a strawberry social in celebration of a successful year, and continuing work, of refugee sponsorship. The various Churches and groups of the IRSG will be inviting the Abdulhey family, Sabah and Suleiman, and quite possibly our latest Syrian family (although this arrival date is still uncertain). Also, members of the Muslim community will be present. George Likely is our St Paul's coordinator, so let him know how you would like to participate. Attending this function would be an opportunity to wish the Abdulhey family success after our year-long sponsorship, to get to know Suleiman and Sabah a little better, and, possibly to meet the new arrivals. The tremendous success of last July's social was achieved through the enthusiastic involvement of the entire IRSG family of Churches. Let's continue in the same great spirit! - Gary 

Atlantic String Machine Passport Series - United Kingdom
    We are thrilled to announce that our postponed Passport Series Concert-United Kingdom will finally take flight on Sunday, September 10 at 2:30 p.m. at St Paul's Church.
    This event will kick off our 2017-18 season. For those of you waiting to take advantage of the discount for the final Passport Concert and you cannot attend on September 10th, you are welcome to apply the discount to any other upcoming ASM concert at St Paul's during the 2017-18 season. You will just have to hold onto your passport for a little longer!

Piano Master and Masterworks: the ‘Canada’s 150th’ concert

Alan Fraser at St. Paul’s July 23rd

   So much summer music on PEI — how do we choose a performance?  It has to offer something different, something special.  The annual Alan Fraser concert at St. Paul’s has two very special features which make it such a fine choice.

   First, the man.  Alan Fraser is a world-class master pianist.  Originally an Islander, he is based in Serbia …  but travels the world, giving recitals and teaching under the aegis of the Alan Fraser Piano Institute.  He is a practitioner of the Feldenkrais method and the creator of the Piano Kinematics approach.  Oxford University Press is about to publish his fourth volume on piano technique, Play the Piano with Your Whole Self, which explores the relationship between how we move and what sort of music comes out of the piano.  It is fascinating even to watch him play: he replaces the conventional piano bench with a low-set stool so as to put himself more intimately face-to-face with the keyboard.

   The second star of the July 23rd concert is the venue itself.  St. Paul’s is one of the Island’s finest acoustical spaces; the historic Harris church lends a performance the glorious warmth of its woodwork and the clarity of its sound.  That’s why it’s the favoured place for instrumental recitals, chamber orchestras, choral groups, and the annual PEI Jazz and Blues Festival.

   There’s a bonus.  The concert will feature two other accomplished pianists: Audrey Dumont, and Alan’s daughter Masha Fraser.  Audrey Dumont is from Dijon, France, and is continuing her professional development in Switzerland.  Masha Fraser is going on toward a promising career after graduating from her secondary music studies in Belgrade, Serbia.

   Together the talented trio will be presenting an hour and a half of challenging and delightful compositions.  Of course there’ll be Haydn and Chopin and Schumann … but also a few novel samples of lesser-known composers such as Vera Milankovich.  Add ‘Birdsong’ by Olivier Messaien, and Variations on ‘The Lark’ by the Russians Glinka and Balakirev, plus the gentle simplicity of Eric Satie’s ‘Gnossienne #1’.  For a dramatically exciting conclusion, all three pianists will put their six hands into playing Mozart’s Sonata for Piano 4 hands.

   Asked about his personal favourite, Alan Fraser has a ready answer: “It’s the Chopin Ballade.  There is something so personal about it, so deeply interior and at the same time otherworldly.  It is one of Chopin's most poetic and emotional expressions.”

   The descriptive sub-title of one of the movements of the Schumann piece gives a good idea of what can be expected of this concert: “Fantastic and passionate throughout.”

   Alan Fraser’s ‘Canada’s 150th’ concert is on Sunday evening, 23 July at 7:30 pm, in St. Paul’s church in downtown Charlottetown (Grafton St. across from the DVA building).  Admission is at-the-door: $15 for adults, with discounts for seniors, students and children.

   Information:,  902-628-6778

PWRDF and the BC Wildfires 

PWRDF is sending an initial grant of $5,000 to the Territory of the People to support their ongoing immediate relief efforts. These funds, along with $5,000 approved from the Diocese, will augment ongoing relief expenses. 

The Diocesan grant is paying for food vouchers, toiletries, bus fare, clothing etc., whatever is of practical help. 

The $5,000 grant from PWRDF will help support these immediate needs, but in the longer term, funds may also be required to support post-trauma assistance. And there may be specific projects that we can identify that would assist people/communities in which there has been loss of homes or facilities. 

PWRDF encourages donations to its emergency fund which will be used to support needs in British Columbia. Donations can be made via credit card over the phone (toll free at 1-866-308-7973), or online at our Canada Helps page at Choose Emergency Response from the drop-down menu. You can also mail a cheque to The Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund, The Anglican Church of Canada, 80 Hayden Street, Toronto, Ontario M4Y 3G2. Please note “Emergency Response” on your cheque. 
John Clarke,
Jul 16, 2015, 7:19 AM