SUNDAY Services 8am in-person & 10:30am in-person and on Zoom!
Improved Sound on Zoom and Vimeo Recording
We’ve made some improvements to the audio on our Zoom and Vimeo recording and hope you can “hear” the difference!
The service appears on your screen so you don’t need to print or otherwise have the liturgy to fully participate. The service is also recorded, so if you are unable to join on Zoom, check our Vimeo account (here) around 12noon Tuesday and you’ll be able to pray along. Please note that only “active speakers” appear in the video.
Join us at 9:30 am via Zoom. (Meeting ID: 859 3582 4614; Password: 1611).
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Or use the secure link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85935824614?pwd=RWt1bGFOL1J2azNtUnlDT1NDbWttdz09
For information on how to use Zoom or for the local phone number to call in click here.
Before you come by St. Andrew’s, for any reason, please self-monitor for possible symptoms of Covid-19 by reviewing this document.
Parish Profile Update
Dear People of St, Andrew’s Family.
Grace to you and peace from him who is and who was and who is to come. Thank you all for being part of the discussion on Sunday, April 24 for the Parish Profile. It is much appreciated to see your love and care for this church. Thanks to those who brought the food. Big thanks to Pat Kover and Tom Greaves for compiling and reviewing all the input that you gave us at the meeting. Stayed tuned for the next steps in this journey!
Once again thank you all for your care and love to this community of St Andrew’s some of you have done it many times, but it is always good to look where we are going as a Church.
May the risen Christ blessings be upon you and upon this church as we journey together to share the gospel.
Anglican Fellowship of Prayer
Waiting for God – Visitation of Mary to Elizabeth
Tuesday, May 31, 2022
The Anglican Fellowship of Prayer in the Diocese of Calgary invites you to join us in our journey to the hillsides of
Judah, as we commemorate the Visitation of Mary to Elizabeth. Alleluia!
TUESDAY, MAY 31, 2022
1) 8:30am Morning Prayer – Romans 12:9-16 and Luke 1:39-57
2) 7:00pm Evening prayer – Psalm 146, 147; Zechariah 2:10-13
Thy Kingdom Come
May 26 to June 5
Join the global wave of prayer calling all Christians to pray between Ascension and Pentecost for more people to come to know the love and peace of Jesus Christ. May 26th – June 5th, 2022. More information can be found here.
PWRDF has announced that it is now working with a new partner – “Initiative E+”. Money given to it will be used for Ukrainian civilians injured in the war, as well as Ukrainian military personnel.Since February 24, at the beginning of the conflict, there has been an acute need for medical equipment and supplies to care for those who have been injured. This situation has gone up tenfold. The reality is, of those wounded, 75% are civilians.By Friday, April 1, PWRDF has now received nearly $400,000 for humanitarian relief and aid for our Ukrainian sisters and brothers. In March, $100,000 was given to ACT Alliance, in partnership with Hungarian Interchurch Aid. Another $50,000 was further given to HelpAge Canada which is responding to seniors fleeing Ukraine to a safe haven in Moldova. In addition, PWRDF is pleased to announce that it is giving $62,000 for medical supplies to Initiative E+ who will be providing care to those in the Kyiv region as well as in Eastern Ukraine. The money will be used for the following:- Medical equipment for those hospitals which are caring for many injured people- Medicine for people in Eastern Ukraine as well as in Kyiv and in the surrounding areas- Ukrainian first responders and military personnel who require PPE and medical supplies
Please continue to pray and to engage in almsgiving for the Ukrainian people in the name of Christ. We are His hands and His feet to care for others. May you be blessed to be a blessing to those in need.
There are three Sundays available for flower dedications in June. Please contact Aline Greaves (email@example.com) if you are interested. A reminder: cheques for flowers are to be made out to St. Andrew’s Church and are eligible for a tax receipt!
Registration is now open for our Summer programs. Come for one week, or come for them all. You will find environmental and nature-based programs, as well as outdoor spirtuality and experiential spiritual teachings, including core Anglican, reconciliation and interfaith offerings. As always, you will have the opportunity to enrich your heart and soul through arts and craft-based playful creativity. Start planning here.
2022 Church Calendars
2022 Canadian Church Calendars are available for purchase for $5 each. Limited quantities! To get your copy contact Pat Kover or the office.
Discussion group: Indigenous Relations
Much has come to our consciousness recently regarding our historical relationship with indigenous peoples. We will continue our discussion on Wednesday, May 25 @ 7:00pm for mutual support and to review actions steps. Having begun with the Anglican video about the Doctrine of Discovery , we continue to hold up the TRC and its recommendations. Please don’t hesitate to contact Sally Anne Guertin with any questions or concerns. Click here for the Zoom link (Mtg ID:860 8244 1940; Password: 1611).
Calgary Alliance for the Common Good
Friday to Sunday, May 13 to 15 at St. Andrew’s
Mental Health First Aid (Basic) is intended for adults interacting with adults (18 years and older). This course focuses on the four most common mental health disorders including substance-related, mood-related, anxiety and trauma-related, and psychotic disorders. Participants who take this course are well prepared to interact confidently about mental health with their family, friends, communities, and workplaces. Tickets are $60.
Wrestling with the Truth of Colonization: With our hearts pierced by the news of the discovery of the remains of 215 children in an unmarked grave at Kamloops Residential School, calls for action towards truth and reconciliation are growing louder. Click here for information on what you might do in response.
St. Edmund’s Food Bank Appeal
We are once again appealing for help with stocking our Food Bank shelves. We currently find that we are running short on canned goods – especially canned meats (tuna, salmon, ham, etc), vegetables, soups, beans, etc. as well as cereals, snack foods for kids, and jams. The Food Bank is open Monday and Thursday mornings from 9:30 to 11:30 for dropping off donations, or you can call Marilyn (our Food Bank Coordinator) at 403-288-6330 to arrange a time for drop-off outside of those hours (please leave a message and she will call you back). If you would like more information about our Food Bank and how you can help, please email us. Thank you for your support!
SeniorConnect is an online training program for any community member to identify seniors at risk, determine who to contact for assistance and understand the referral process. It is free and available anytime. Click here to go to the website. The program is run by Calgary Seniors’ Resource Society.
We are most grateful for your continued donations. If you normally donate by cheque, you can send it by mail. Pre-authorized debit continues and you can join or make adjustments by contacting John MacKinnon (firstname.lastname@example.org). We also have an “account” with CanadaHelps you can access here.
Did You Know…?
We have copies of the personal devotions “Our Daily Bread” at the church for for September through to November. They can be picked up in the narthex if you’re at the church or we can drop one in the mail for you if you contact us!
Society of Saint John the Evangelist
Short reflections are published weekly. The latest is about “enlarging your perspective.” It can be found here.