This Week at St. Andrew’s:
With so many folks out and about to enjoy our upcoming mid-summer long weekend, we will *only* have worship at 8:00am this coming Sunday, August 4.
Please join for this quiet service of Holy Communion.
Our regular 10:30am service will resume the following Sunday, August 11.
Curious about upcoming bible readings? The lectionary is always available here: https://lectionary.library.vanderbilt.edu//
Sadly, long-time parishioner Margaret Elaine (Peggy) Clarke Benson died peacefully early in the morning this past Monday, July 22. A service of remembrance and celebration will be here next Saturday, Aug 3 at 2pm. If you are able to help with a small reception following the service, please contact Jeanne Mosca email@example.com
Please remember Peggy in your prayers, along with her family. Rest eternal grant unto her, O Lord. And let light perpetual shine upon her.
Education for Ministry
2019/2020 Registration is now open
Education for Ministry is a program of theological education for lay people. There are four years of study, but participants commit for one year at a time, meeting in small groups with a trained mentor. The program combines academic study with components to help participants take what they learn about Scripture, church history, theology and ethics into their own lives and hearts, supporting them to live out a vibrant baptismal ministry in the church and in the world.
For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
As of the end of May, our year-to-date deficit of $15,527 is higher than budgeted, though close to what we experienced last year. As we approach summer holiday time, please remember St. Andrew’s operations continue and so your continued support is needed and appreciated. Thanks.
Baby Food Blitz Outcome
Thank You to everyone who donated to the Blitz this year. 130 pounds of baby food was delivered to the Calgary Interfaith Food Bank. Your generosity is truly appreciated. Blessings to All. Carole T.
Downstairs Bulletin Boards…
Could use some love and attention. Are you the one called to take this on? Speak to Christine.
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. There’s still time to plan a visit!
Brian McLaren: The Great Spiritual Migration
Friday, November 1, 2019 – Sunday, November 3, 2019 7:30 pm – 3:30 pm—Save the Date!
The Wisdom Centre and Hillhurst United are excited to be welcoming Brian McLaren to Calgary November 1- 3, 2019. His time in Calgary will include a Friday evening public lecture, a Saturday workshop and Sunday preaching. Stay tuned for more information. We expect to start registration in June 2019.
There will also be a ‘pre-event’ at Hillhurst United on Friday, November 1 during the day. In preparation for this event, we will be hosting an evening study on Wednesdays, October 9, 16 and 23 from 7-9 pm at St. Laurence Anglican Church. To buy tickets go to https://wisdomcentre.ca/events/brian-mclaren-the-great-spiritual-migration/
Accommodation available in Edmonton for students:
Christ Church Anglican Church in Edmonton has recently taken the old rectory and turned it into affordable Christian housing for university students. Rooms will be available in September. To apply or for more information, please contact email@example.com
Save the Date: Companions of the Bishop Dinner
October 7, 2019
Planning has begun for our next “Companions of the Bishop” Dinner. This year’s Dinner will be held at the Ranchmen’s Club in Calgary on October 7, at 7:00 pm. We are pleased to have Dr. Gordon T. Smith, President of Ambrose University, as our Guest Speaker. Please mark your calendars for this event.
All Saints Retreat Centre, Cochrane
The All Saints Family Centre Society is a registered non-profit society connected to All Saints Anglican Church in Cochrane, providing community outreach. We offer a variety of courses, workshops and retreats, as well as space for rent for courses, speakers and retreat days. For more information or a tour of the facility, please contact Elizabeth Short at (403) 660-5636, or email Karen and Elizabeth at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Grief Support for Loss of a Loved One: Elizabeth Short, Director of En-Courage, will be offering another six-week course. Please contact her at email@example.com or call (403) 660-5636 to indicate dates/times you would prefer. When a group is put together, dates/times for the next session will be confirmed. Suggested price of $120 for 6 sessions.
ACW Fall Retreat Day
Saturday, October 19, St. Peter Anglican Church, Okotoks
You are invited to a Women’s Fall Retreat Day, hosted by the Anglican Church Women. The theme will be, “An Eye To See” led by the Rev. Dr. Norman Knowles, in a Visio Divina format using the Saint John’s Bible. Visio Divina shares roots with the ancient practice of Lectio Divina, inviting one to encounter the Divine through images. The Saint John’s Bible invites readers of the Word to “listen…with the ear of your heart” and to “see with the eyes of faith.” Saturday, October 19 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm at St. Peter’s, Okotoks. Please bring a bag lunch. To register, click here or text/call 1 (403) 678-1163.
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!
Wisdom Centre Information click here.
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 Wendy Taylor in memory of loved ones.
Shared prayers today:
~ The Most Rev. Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury
~ The Most Rev. Linda Nicholls, Primate of the Anglican Church of Canada
~ The Most Rev. Greg Kerr-Wilson, Archbishop, Diocese of Calgary & Metropolitan of Rupert’s Land
~ The Right Rev. Leopold Friday, Bishop of our Companion Diocese
~ In Our Diocese: Holy Cross, Calgary – The Rev. Kyle Norman, The Rev. Carmen Maier, The Rev. Deacon Larry Nicolay (Voc.), The Ven. Peter Millen (Hon.), The Rt. Rev. Derek Hoskin (Hon.), The Rev. Anthony Grainger (Hon.)
~ The Companion Diocese the Windward Islands: St. Andrew with Holy Innocents, St. Giles and St. Michael – The Ven. Michael Marshall; St. John with St. Mark and St. Matthew – The Rev. Coleridge Brooker; Christ-the-King with St. Francis, on Grenada
~In the Anglican Cycle of Prayer: The Church of the Province of South East Asia – The Most Revd Ng Moon Hing, Archbishop of South East Asia & Bishop of West Malaysia
~ In our parish: Ernie & Phyllis Haskewich; Eddie & Sharon Haywood; David Hoskyn
~ Prayers for the Wardens: Dave Thomson – Incumbent’s Warden; Dick Ridley – People’s Warden
Celebrant/Preacher………………………………………………..…..The Rev. Christine Conkin
Liturgical Assistant…………………………………………………………………………Pat Kover
Prayer Leader/Administrant ………………………………………………….…….Jeanne Mosca
Altar Guild ……………………………………………………………………….…..…Esther Valerio
Sunday, August 11th– Pentecost 9
8:00 a.m. Holy Communion, BCP
10:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist
Sunday, August 18th– Pentecost 10
8:00 a.m. Holy Communion, BCP
10:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist, BAS
Sunday, August 25th– Pentecost 11
8:00 a.m. Holy Communion, BCP
10:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist