This Week at St. Andrew’s:
Tues. Apr. 16: Kneed to Pray, 12:10 pm
Wed. Apr. 17: Service @ Brentwood, 2 pm
Wed. Apr. 17: HC @ Scenic Acres, 2:30 pm
Thurs. Apr. 18: Lunch Bunch @DI, 11:30 am
Curious about upcoming bible readings? The lectionary is always available here: https://lectionary.library.vanderbilt.edu//
SALT – Community Conversations
Thanks to those who “voted” for particular discussion topics. We are in the process of setting up times for the 3 most popular choices: Theology – The role of God in our identity, church & society; Children, church and Christian formation; and, Social isolation. Stay tuned for when these conversations will happen!
Saturday April 13, 10:00-11:30 am: Multi-Generational Morning of Preparation for Holy Week... Join us for a casual morning to prepare for our journey through Holy Week. Make palm crosses. Colour “Seven Last Words of Jesus” posters. Ask about our liturgical practice. Create “passports” for the week. A great opportunity for seniors, adults, children and grandchildren alike to be church together. Coffee and Timbits will be on beginning at 10:00am!
Palm Sunday, April 14, 8:00 & 10:30am services with holy anointing as we prepare with Jesus for the trial to come.
The sacred journey of the Triduum is “three days” marking important moments in Jesus’ story. Maundy Thursday, April 18 at 6:00pm our service includes a simple soup supper as we contemplate Jesus’ commandment to love one another. Good Friday follows on April 19, with a time of remembrance of Jesus crucifixion at 10:30am. Our Easter celebrations then begin on Saturday evening for the Great Vigil of Easter, April 20 at 8:45pm. These services are a wonderful way of connecting with the holy in our lives, whether it be familiar or for the first time.
On Easter Sunday, April 21, we celebrate resurrection at our regular services: 8:00am & 10:30am. All are welcome.
LENTEN ACTIVITIES !
Theological Shifts, Shake-Ups and Rumblings in the 21st Century—here at St. Andrew’s!
Many thanks to Rosemary Christmas, Lloyd Northcott, Dick Ridley, Ron & Vicki Michkofsky and Jeanne Mosca for providing hospitality for our many guests each Wednesday afternoon in Lent. Your ministry is much appreciated.
Kneed to Pray
Connect with the Divine and lift your soul to God. For 6 Tuesdays in Lent, March 12, 19, 26, April 2, 9, 16, you are invited to join a time of simple, communal prayer. 12:10-12:50pm. Beginners welcome! Please contact Susan (email@example.com or 403-247-4011) for more information.
Lenten Lunch Summary
A total of $680.60 was raised at our Lenten Lunches. Through our Outreach Program, this money will go to St. Edmund’s Food Bank. Many thanks to all the chefs, sous chefs, dishwashers and their ‘sherpas’ who carried soup pots and slow cookers. And thanks to those who joined us to support this cause and share fellowship over soup.
Spring Concert Series
Once again this year, our spring Lunchtime Concert series will begin Tuesday, May 14 and continue for five weeks. Check back soon for all the details!
Sorrento Centre Summer Programs:
Now is the time to start planning your summer visit to Sorrento in the beautiful Shuswap. Go to https://www.sorrentocentre.ca/5-weeks-of-summer to visit the website and review summer offerings. July 7-13 will feature the Rev. Christine and the Rev. Anna Greenwood-Lee! We look forward to welcoming you to the Centre! Also on the website are employment opportunities for Summer Youth Staff for 15-20 people.
St. Edmund King and Martyr
In 2018, St. Edmund’s Food Bank distributed 474 hampers, feeding 872 adults and 396 children. The Christmas Hamper Program was able to assist 279 adults and 187 children (including gifts) by distributing 147 hampers. Contributions enable St. Ed’s to provide assistance to families in the community of Bowness, as well as surrounding communities in the Calgary area.
We have a few dates open for altar flowers in the coming months. If you are interested in making a flower dedication for the bulletin for any of the following dates, please contact Aline Greaves (403-286-0792 or firstname.lastname@example.org). April 7, June 23.
Cathedral Church of the Redeemer, Calgary
Handel’s Messiah: The Message of the Music: Tuesday, April 9, at 7:00 pm, join Director of Music Dr. Neil Cockburn for a lecture on Handel’s Messiah, which was originally conceived as a Lenten work. You won’t want to miss what promises to be an informative and entertaining evening. This will be in the Parish Hall (600 – 1st Street SE).
U of C Nursing Program
In partnership with a local elementary school, the University of Calgary Nursing Student cohort is supporting a clothing drive for the winter of 2019/2020. We are requesting your assistance through the donation of new or gently used clothing items for students. Due to Calgary’s abundance of extreme cold days, we are specifically requesting jackets and other warm clothes. For our K-6 students, we are looking for new or gently used (pre-washed and in good repair): Jackets , Hoodies , Sweaters , Snow pants , Toques or warm hats , Gloves or mittens.
We would also appreciate brand new socks, still in their packaging. Drop clothing items off at St. Andrew’s in the box across from Kate’s office. Donations will be accepted up to June 1, 2019. For more information contact Ann-Marie Carroll at University of Calgary at email@example.com or Nic Thibault at University of Calgary firstname.lastname@example.org.
Come to Preaching Grace with The Rev. Dr. Lillian Daniel! Friday, May 3 to Sunday, May 5, 2019
Do you ever find yourself apologizing for mistakes that religions have made – even though these mistakes do not reflect you, your religion or your faith? Do you tend to choose silence over speaking up when it comes to your faith?
You’re not alone.
This year’s keynote speaker at Preaching Grace, the Rev. Dr. Lillian Daniel, found herself apologizing for almost every mistake in Christianity. So she wrote her latest book, Tired of Apologizing for a Church I Don’t Belong To. Now, she speaks across North America, helping people learn how to share faith stories without being jerks about it.
Here in Calgary, Dr. Daniel is our featured speaker at Preaching Grace, 2019, and leads:
- A Friday evening lecture, titled Church: Awesome or Awful? (May 3, free of charge, registration required)
- A Saturday workshop with lunch, Dare to Declare: Between Silence and Speech About God (May 4, See early bird, pair & regular pricing)
- Sunday morning worship (Sun, May 5, everyone welcome)
Foothills Village Condo Board has voted to allow us to park in their VISITOR parking on Sunday mornings until 1pm. They have also reopened the fence from their property to our alley! A big thanks to Patrick Carmichael, President of the Board for being such a good friend to St. Andrew’s! If you do receive a ticket, please let Christine know, so we can work out any kinks in the system.
Driver(s) Wanted! We have a few parishioners living at Chartwell Colonel Belcher who need a ride to come to church. It is only a 5 minute drive from church and you need space for a walker. Please let Christine know if you are willing to help fill this pastoral need.
Ministries at St. Andrew’s
See our new display in the narthex highlighting our weekly worship ministries. Feel free to contact the specific coordinator for more information and to get involved. The sign-up lists for reading & administering have moved below the ministry descriptions, along with a full roster.
Did you know?
*Our roof is fixed! You may not have known that last winter we experienced some leaking due to heavy snow and ice damming above the office. The issue has been addressed and we’re ready for winter!
*Our budget is 63% for Personnel (Priest, Choir Director & Office Administrator); 11% for the building (utilities, maintenance) and 26% everything else. Talk to a member of Parish Council for more details!
Did You Know? Our little library is now registered on the world map of Little Free Libraries! Check it out at https://littlefreelibrary.org/ourmap/
Would you 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!
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Diocese of Calgary Information Newsletter click here.
Anglican Church of Canada – News from General Synod November 2018
This Sunday at St. Andrew’s
Altar Flowers – today are offered to the Glory of God by Pat & Tihamer Kover
Shared prayers today:
~ The Right Rev.Greg Kerr-Wilson, Archbishop, Diocese of Calgary and The 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. James, Calgary – The Rev. Canon Arthur Sheffield, The Rev. Sam Aylesworth (Hon.); Children and Young Families
~ The Companion Diocese the Windward Islands and St Vincent: Holy Trinity, Georgetown with St. John, Holy Name, St. Peter, and St. Luke, on Grenada – The Rev. Fr. Kari Marcelle; Synod Office Staff – The Rt. Rev. Leopold Friday
~ In the Anglican Cycle of Prayer for: Pray for the peace of Jerusalem All glory, laud and honor, To Thee, Redeemer, King, To Whom the lips of children Made sweet hosannas ring. The Most Revd Suheil Dawani Archbishop, Jerusalem & the Middle East & Archbishop in Jerusalem
~ In our parish: Dale, Kristy, Kristina & Andre Anthony; Finley Armanious; Marjorie Bahan
~ For the Prayer Chain members – Susan Chivers, coordinator
Celebrant/Preacher – The Rev. Christine Conkin
Liturgical Assistant – Ruth Mauel
Prayer Leader/Administrant – Jeanne Mosca
Reader – Sandy Lucas
Celebrant/Preacher – The Rev. Christine Conkin
Liturgical Assistant – Lancelot Huggins
Server – Dave Thomson
Reader – Tom Greaves
Administrant – tbd
Greeter – Tris Chivers
Storyteller – Kara Hallett
Altar Guild – Carole Thomson
Sidesperson – John MacKinnon
Music Director – Claire Butler
A new list for Coffee Hours, is posted on the counter in the kitchen. Please do consider being a host.
|April 18 – Maundy Thursday||6:00 p.m.||Service & Supper in Commemoration of the Last Supper
& Foot Washing
|April 19 – Good Friday||10:30 a.m.||Meditation on the Cross|
|April 20 – Holy Saturday||8:45 p.m.||
The Great Vigil of Easter
Sunday, April 21 – EASTER Sunday
8:00 a.m. Holy Communion, BCP
10:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist, BAS
Sunday, April 28 – Easter 2
8:00 a.m. Holy Communion, BCP
10:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist, BAS