We are back to on-line services only for the rest of the month of January.
As per the Diocese letter of Jan 6th, in-person church services have been paused as of Jan.16 until Jan. 30.
“In an effort to do our part, the Archbishop, on the advice of the COVID-19 Task Force, is once again suspending in-person worship in the Diocese of Calgary and asking parishes to return to online services and other non-in-person ways of connecting, gathering, and caring for the people of our parish communities. For those parishes prepared to suspend services immediately, suspensions can begin this Sunday, January 9. The general suspension should begin no later that Sunday, January 16 and will last for at least three Sundays; January 16, 23, and 30. While we hope that this next wave of COVID-19 will rise and fall quickly, the Archbishop and Task Force will further advise during the week between January 23 and 30 as to whether the suspension should be extended past January 30.”
Click here to read the rest of Archbishop Greg’s January 6 letter.
SUNDAY Service on Zoom: 9:30 am!
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.
If you do enter the building, please ensure you wear a mask, sanitize your hands and sign in.
Before you come by St. Andrew’s, for any reason, please self-monitor for possible symptoms of Covid-19 by reviewing this document.
There is a visitor sign-in log at the front table that we ask you sign upon entry, once you have sanitized.
Parking update: We are grateful that the management of the Foothills Professional Building (at the corner of 16th Ave & 29 St.) have agreed to allow free parking for St. Andrew’s parishioners on Sunday mornings, from 8:00am-12:00pm! It is roughly a 3 minute walk from their parking lot, through the condo complex and break in the alley fence to St. Andrew’s. Please park in unmarked stalls only. If walking this distance is not difficult for you, please use this parking option and leave our parking lot for those with limited mobility, visitors and newcomers.
As of November financials, St. Andrew’s is looking to end the year 2021 with a slight deficit. Please consider a small extra contribution for your-end to carry us through to 2022. And remember that all contributions need to be in by year-end (Dec. 31st) to qualify for 2021 tax receipts. Thank you.
Annual reports for 2021 are DUE Tues. January 18! Please submit the report for which you are responsible to Kate at firstname.lastname@example.org.The AMP will be held on Sunday, February 6, 2022 via Zoom. The link will be available in the coming weeks.
Donations Support Emergency Evacuees in BC
Since November 18, donors from across Canada have contributed more than $36,000 to PWRDF to support relief and recovery efforts in lower British Columbia where floods have destroyed farms and infrastructure. PWRDF issued an initial solidarity grant of $10,000 to the Diocese of New Westminster that will support vulnerable displaced people and migrant workers at an Evacuation Centre near the Abbotsford airport.
Thank you to all who have given generously to this cause.
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, Jan. 19 @ 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:893 7682 8532; Password: 1611).
Cursillo AGM via Zoom
Friday, January 21, 2022 7:30 pm
On Friday, January 21, we will hold our AGM via Zoom. Secretariat members are reminded to submit their annual reports to the Secretary at their earliest convenience. The positions of Treasurer, Secretary and Fourth Day Chair will need to be filled. Please prayerfully consider if you are called to this ministry. For more information on the duties of these positions, please contact Carol Tubman.
St. Andrew’s Heights Community Association – Learn to Skate Program 2022
The Calgary Grizzlies Speed Skating Club (the “Grizzlies”) invites you to learn to speed skate!
All ages and skill levels are welcome, including those who have never skated before. The Grizzlies will provide nationally certified speed skating and high performance speed skater coaches skilled at providing a fun and exciting program for student skaters and their families delivering a high quality, low cost Learn to Skate program on our community’s outdoor rink. See Skating – St. Andrew´s Heights Community Association (standrewsheights.ca)
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.