At a Glance – Sunday, September 3, 2017
Thirteenth Sunday of Pentecost
This Week at St. Andrew’s:
Wed, Sept. 6: Cursillo meeting, 7 pm
Sun, Sept. 10: Blessing of the Backpacks
Welcome to Our New Music Director
We are pleased to welcome Claire Butler among us as our Music Director beginning today. She comes to us from Yorkshire, England and is a graduate of the Royal College of Music in London. We look forward to getting to know her!
Blessing of Backpacks
NEXT Sunday, September 10 we will offer special blessing to students and teachers for the new school year. Bring your backpack, briefcase, purse, diaper bag, or other item that represents the work of your day-to-day life.
In celebration of our recently completed Grounds Improvement, we will be holding a special service of dedication and lunch on Sunday, September 17. We will begin out in our parking lot at 10:00am with music (and coffee!) followed by a short church service and dedication around 10:30am. A chilli lunch will follow around 11:15am. Should the weather not cooperate, we will move the whole event into our lower hall. Please sign up today to bring a pot of chilli to share and/or to help in other ways.
Next year, 2018, marks the 60th anniversary of St. Andrew’s! How should we celebrate this milestone? Please consider if you’d like to be involved in some planning work and contact Wendy Taylor (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Dave Thomson (403-241-7990/ email@example.com) with your ideas!
How now will we believe?
Our fall study series will begin on Monday, September 18 at 7:00pm. Please click here for further information.
Brentwood Care Centre
Starting in October, a ministry team from St. Andrew’s will lead monthly worship services at our neighbouring care centre. If you would like to participate, please contact Vicki Michkofsky at 403-282-8492 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Would like to make bread to use for communion? Just let Christine know. You can use any recipe you like, though please try to avoid anything too ‘crumbly.’ See the adult education section of the website for one simple recipe!
We are thrilled to announce that we have successfully exceeded our fundraising goal of $30,000 for Grounds Improvement and other capital building projects! Total raised to date is $30,255. In other good news, to the end of July, our operating deficit of 10,000 is well ahead of budget. Praise God as we continue to discover the great work we can do together!
Calling all Quilters and Crafters!
We are looking for people to create some biblically-based “baby banners” for babies and toddlers in our midst to play on/with in church. Talk to Christine or Kara for more information.
What happened to the front pew?!?
Over the next few months we are experimenting with our interior space in a few ways. In the church sanctuary we are creating a child-size sacred space, and in the narthex we are seeking to improve our communication about our many ministries and to more effectively use our space. It will remain a work-in-progress for a while so please be patient and let Christine or a warden know what you think along the way!
Blank Canvas Fundraiser
Many thanks to all who have participated by donating towards our Grounds Improvement project, dedicating tiles and creating our communal artwork! Our last tile-painting workshop will be on Sunday, Sept 24 to finish off the 27 tiles left to complete the picture.
Downstairs Notice Board—Your Contributions
If you have any articles, jokes, information etc. that you would like to share with other members of the congregation, please post them on the notice board headed “Your Contributions”. Please put the posted date on the item. Thanks.
Important Upcoming Events
Sunday, Sept 24 – Baptism!, Tile-painting
Sunday, Oct 1: Baptism!
Sunday, Oct 15 – Setting the Altar & Administering Communion Workshop
Saturday, Nov 18: Christmas Tea & Bazaar – Our annual favourite kick-off to the Christmas season!
Wisdom Centre – Save the Dates
The Wisdom Centre is pleased to announce that Dan Hines, Anglican Priest, political activist and facilitator, will be with us in Calgary, October 27-29, 2017. Dan has been mentored by Parker J. Palmer and The Centre for Courage and Renewal and will be with us in Calgary to tell us more about the transforming power of circles of trust.
Brandan Robertson will be leading a multi-day Wisdom Centre event from November 16 to 19, 2017, here in Calgary. The Rev. Brandan Robertson is an author, pastor, thought-leader, contemplative activist working at the intersection of spirituality, sexuality and social renewal.
PWRDF – Are you ready to ride?
On September 30, 2017, The Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund (PWRDF) will again be participating in the annual Ride for Refuge.
This year, with your help, we’re riding to DOUBLE our impact in Mozambique by providing 50 more women with microfinance loans.
Currently, we support 50 women through CCM de Pemba, a credit cooperative providing a safe place for women to keep their savings and access low-interest loans for small businesses. Profits are reinvested in their businesses and in their families, accessing potable water, food, shelter, clothing and education. Adult women — almost 70% of whom are illiterate — learn to read at night school. All of this means women are empowered to become full partners in in decision-making for their families and their communities as a whole.
Let’s double our impact!. Every $500 raised will provide a woman with a loan to start a small business, improving her own life as well as the lives of her family and her community.
Our goal? $30,000. Our success? It’s up to you.
We’d love to have the parishioners, friends, and community members join us for this important event. The beauty of Ride for Refuge? You can participate in a formal event (in larger cities across Canada) or hold your own bike/walk/whatever event – indoors or outdoors – to make a real and direct difference for the entrepreneurial women of Mozambique and the communities they impact.
For help, advice and support on setting up and managing your Ride for Refuge event, feel free to get in touch with me by phone (416.924.9199/toll-free 1.866.308.7973, extension 306, or via e-mail at email@example.com.
Please visit the official Ride for Refuge website at www.rideforrefuge.org/charity/pwrdf to register your team(s) as well as get more information to share on the Ride itself, fundraising incentives, and more.
We’ll be in touch again as Ride for Refuge 2017 rolls closer – see you there!!!
The Holy Spirit in our Prayers
“The Holy Spirit helps . . . for we do not always know how to pray as we ought.” Romans 8:26
Have you had the desire to pray, but didn’t know how to begin? Have you ever wished you could pray with more fervour, more power, more effect? Prayer is to be more than just the recital of words; it is an interaction with the Holy Spirit. Prayer is not just a solitary endeavour, it is a cooperation with God!
Speaker: Gene Packwood
Through his work with Anglican Renewal Ministries, Gene Packwood is focused on the role of the Holy Spirit in the prayers of God’s people. He is an informative and engaging speaker, and frequently sought out to speak at prayer conferences.
St. Peter’s Calgary
903 75 Ave SW, Calgary, AB Saturday, September 30th 9:30am – 3:00pm. Lunch to be provided. (A free-will offering will be taken up)
Register by e-mail at: firstname.lastname@example.org Please remember to list all dietary restrictions at time of registration.
This Sunday at St. Andrew’s
Altar Flowers – today are offered to the Glory of God by Melba Marsden & Family in memory of Ernie, Sheila & loved ones
Shared prayers today:
~ The Most Rev. Greg Kerr-Wilson, Archbishop, Diocese of Calgary & Metropolitan of Rupert’s Land
~ The Most Rev. Fred Hiltz, Primate of the Anglican Church of Canada
~ The Most Rev. Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury
~ The Right Rev. Leopold Friday, Bishop of our Companion Diocese
~ In Our Diocese: St. Edmund, Calgary – Linda Anderson, Bishop’s Warden, The Rev. Dr.Norman Knowles (Hon.); Diocesan Council, and the Companions of the Bishop
~ The Companion Diocese the Windward Islands: Christ-the-King with St. Francis; Windward Islands Diocesan Association
~In the Anglican Cycle of Prayer: San Diego (VIII, The Episcopal Church) – The Rt Revd James Mathes; San Joaquin (VIII, The Episcopal Church) – The Rt Revd Chester Talton; San Joaquin (VIII, The Episcopal Church) – The Rt Revd David Rice
~ In our parish: Arne Osterberg; Marion Parker; John & Bonnie Oldring
~ Prayers for the Servers and their coordinator, Phyllis Schmidt
Celebrant/Preacher – The Rev. Christine Conkin
Liturgical Assistant – Pat Kover
Celebrant/Preacher –The Rev. Christine Conkin
Liturgical Assistant – Lancelot Huggins
Server – tbd
Prayer Leader – Victoria Michkofsky
Readers – Jennifer Peters, tbd
Administrants – Jennifer Peters, tbd
Greeter – Helen Perry
Sunday School Teachers – Simlie Foscolos, Fiona Greaves, Paul Fritz
Sidesperson – John MacKinnon
Music Director – Claire Butler
Thanks to our hosts for today. A new list for coffee time is on the counter in the kitchen for upcoming weeks, please do consider being a host.
Sunday, September 10th – Pentecost 14
8:00 a.m. Holy Communion, BCP
10:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist, BAS
“Blessing of the Backpacks”
Sunday, September 17tyh– Pentecost 15
8:00 a.m. Holy Communion, BCP
10:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist, BAS
Sunday, September 24th– Pentecost 16
8:00 a.m. Holy Communion, BCP
10:30 a.m. Baptism & Holy Eucharist, BAS