Our Parish includes two congregations or communities of faith: Trinity Shared Ministry in Clearwater and the Church of St Paul in Barriere. Both congregations are Ecumenical Shared Ministries relating to The United Church of Canada, The Anglican Church of Canada, and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada.
For information about our denominations, see the Denominational News page and the individual pages for each denomination found in the “About Us” menu under “Denominational News”. Current news, events, and work of the denominations are included in written reports that are found on the Denominational News page as well as in the posts appearing under “Latest News” at the bottom of this page.
Our in-person worship services are held at the following times and places.
- Trinity Shared Ministry (Clearwater) worships at 9:00 am in St. James’ Catholic Church (324 Grant Rd, Clearwater, BC).
- The Church of St Paul (Barriere) worships at 11:00 am in the Church of St Paul, Barriere (4464 Barriere Town Rd., Barriere, BC).
Currently, mask wearing is optional. Those attending worship are still encouraged to be mindful of social distancing. Offerings are collected in a basket at the entrance to the church. We ask that people who are not feeling well to refrain from attending.
While we have in-person worship services, prerecorded video services will not be posted to our YouTube channel. Sufficient resources are not available to provide both in-person and on-line services.
Upcoming Meetings, Events, and Services
Monday, December 4th @ 1:00 pm
The Church of St Paul Board will meet in the Activity Room.
A major outreach and stewardship programme is the St. Paul’s Thrift Shop. For information about it and The Annex Thrift Shop, go to this page.
Opportunities to Share Our Blessings
beyond Our Communities of Faith
The Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund is accepting donations to support the al-Ahli Arab Hospital in Gaza. See this post for information.
Canadian Lutheran World Relief is working with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada to provide relief for those affected by the conflict in the West Bank, Gaza, and Israel. See this post for information.
Donations are being accepted by The United Church of Canada to support the work of its Mission and Service partners in the West Bank and East Jerusalem. See this post for information.
The Territory of the People is still accepting donations for the communities within the Territory that were devastated by fire and flood. There are two separate funds: the Lytton Fire Fund and the Nicola Valley Flood Fund. The Territory website has a “Donate Now” button linked through CanadaHelps.org – they have been receiving donations to the Lytton Fire Fund, the Nicola Valley Flood Fund, and their general revenue. The button is at the lower right side of the Territory’s home page. When donating, please complete the section relating to where the funds are to be directed. An official tax receipt will be issued for donations from individuals and non charitable organizations.
~ adapted from information found in the March 1, 2023 Territory Bulletin
New information on our pages:
- A link to an interview with the Rev. Katherine Gohm posted on the Lutheran World Federation website has been added to the post about her election as a vice-president to the LWF.
- Information (including a photo) about Evangelical Lutheran Church In Canada’s involvement in Lutheran World Federation Assembly has been added to the post about the Assembly.
- A link to the Denominational News Report to the November 28, 2023 meeting of the Trinity Shared Ministry Board is now on the Denominational News page.
- Our denominational and World Council of Churches prayer cycles, lectionary readings, and stewardship thoughts are updated each week on the This Week page.