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).
*** Please note: This code remains the same each Sunday.
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.
Parish B.Y.O. Lunch
This Sunday (April 24) we will be having a parish lunch in the Hall downstairs after the 10:30 am service. Everyone is welcome to Bring Your Own lunch to enjoy among the rest of your church family. Coffee, tea, and juice will be provided. Please stay and enjoy some time to catch up and to discuss the next steps for our Parish!
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
As part of the Diocesan process for searching for a new incumbent minister, the Parish Profile must be updated. This process allows our church to review who we are and what we represent, what our physical church is like, what our parish goals are and what type of incumbent we are seeking. We have a previous parish profile and recent work with our parishioners where we defined some of the mission of our parish.
We will start this process with a parish pot luck luncheon followed by a review meeting on April 24th , the first Sunday after Easter. Please put that date on your calendar and give thought to what you would like to see in our Parish Profile.
Your Wardens – Dave, Dick, Tom and Pat.
Anglican Laity Retreat
Mount St. Francis Retreat Centre – Friday, April 22 to Sunday, April 24
After two years of cancellation, we are delighted to offer this Retreat. This year, The Right Rev. Derek Hoskin (Ret.) will be joining us to celebrate the Eucharist on April 24. For more information, contact John and Patti Sinclair or calling (403) 288-3294.
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.
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!
The charitable donation tax receipts for 2021 will be mailed in this last week of January 2022. I recommend that you review your receipt and summary of donations once you receive it and let me know right away if you have any concerns. Please file it in a safe location with your other tax receipts.
Any donations made via Canada Helps will receive a tax receipt directly from Canada Helps.
John MacKinnon 403-282-0074 firstname.lastname@example.org
“See No Stranger: A Memoir and Manifesto of Revolutionary Love” | A 10-week Book Study
Join us for an energetic and engaging weekly discussion exploring themes from a powerful book by Valarie Kaur, “See No Stranger: A Memoir and Manifesto of Revolutionary Love”. The book study will be led by Don McLeod and include resources from the book and the Revolutionary Love Project, including short videos from Valarie herself.
This study is a simple online gathering on Wednesdays starting on March 16, 2022 for one hour per week (12 – 1 pm MST), and will be offered in two parts. There is no cost to join this session. Please register via Eventbrite to receive the Zoom information to join the book study (see link below).
Please note, while the book is readily available, you don’t have to read the book to join in on the discussion! Each week a brief synopsis on the material will be prepared, and then we will engage in large and small group discussions.
Part One: March 16, 2022 to April 13, 2022 from 12 – 1 pm MST (Chapters 1 – 5)
Part Two: April 27, 2022 to May 25, 2022 from 12 – 1 pm MST (Chapters 6 – 10)
About the Book
SEE NO STRANGER is a practical guide to changing the world, a synthesis of wisdom, a chronicle of personal and communal history – all joined together by a story of awakening.
In this book, Valarie begins by asking provocative questions: “The future is dark. But is this the darkness of the tomb – or the darkness of the womb? How do we labor for the world we want when the labor feels endless?”
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, April 27 @ 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:233 185 5853; 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.
St. Andrew’s Heights Community Association -Pickleball is Coming to SAH!
The SAHCA Board has approved the addition of pickleball lines to one of the tennis courts in the community. The lines will be professionally applied and pickleball nets are being purchased. The plan is to have 2 pickleball courts on one of the tennis courts with portable nets that can wheeled onto the court when it is being used for pickleball. The nets can be moved to the side when players want to use the court for tennis. Initially the pickleball nets will be available from Monday to Friday and the court will be available for tennis only on the weekends due to high demand. Stay tuned for more details!
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 (email@example.com). 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.