The Church of St Paul is a Covenanted Congregation of Anglicans, Uniteds, and Lutherans in Barriere. In 2008, members of the Anglican Church of the Redeemer, the Barriere United Church congregation, and people in the Barriere area connected to the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada began worshipping together and exploring what it might mean to become an Ecumenical Shared Ministry.
May 23, 2010 saw the coming together of the three denominations to sign a Memorandum of Understanding. The name stands for Serving Together as a Parish of Anglicans, Uniteds, and Lutherans. This venture has been undertaken with great joy and blessings from all three denominations!
Sunday service begins at 11:00 am. Pre-COVID-19 times, the Eucharist or Communion was celebrated each Sunday excepting those when no ordained minister was present. A fellowship time followed the service. On the first Sunday of the month, the fellowship time was extended with a potluck lunch. During these COVID-19 times, safety protocols are in place to keep everyone healthy and safe. The most current safety protocols will be found here.
The Church Women’s group runs a Thrift Shop in buildings connected to the back of the church. Gently-used second hand clothing is available for reasonable prices. Also, there is a second room that sells Flea Market type materials (home furnishings and such). If you’re looking for reasonably priced items, come and check out the Thrift Store. Open on Thursdays from 9 am – 2 pm. As well, The Annex Thrift Shop is located in downtown Barriere and is open Tuesday and Thursday from 10 to 4 and Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday from 10 to 3.
Note that the Thrift Shop is respecting health and safety protocols required to operate safely as a result of COVID-19. Basic information about the current safety plan for the operation of the Thrift Shop is given here.
The congregation of the Church of St Paul created a congregational goal in January of 2011. This goal is to deepen our relationship with God through deepening our relationships with each other. We’re not exactly sure how this will play out in our relationship here at the Church of St Paul, but it is what we strive toward!