NOTICE is hereby given that the Annual Meeting of Parishioners will be held on the 6th day of February, 2022, immediately following morning prayer on Zoom, at approximately 10:15 am at which time all baptized persons regularly attending Services of worship in this Parish and receiving communion or otherwise regularly receiving the administrations of the clergy of this Parish are entitled to attend.
DATED this 18th day of January, 2022
Thanks to all those who submitted reports! Here’s the link to the 2021 AGM Reports. Printed copies can be made available. If you would like to pick one up or have it mailed to you, please let us know at the office.
We still have room for additional Parish Council members! Don’t be shy about putting yourself, or someone else, forward to serve!
We are back to on-line services only until February 6.
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.
New Parish Council Members
We are in need of a couple of new Parish Council members! If you’re interested in being involved in parish governance for a two (2) yer term and/ or you know someone who would be great, please speak with one of the Wardens or John.
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 email@example.com
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, February 23 @ 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).
Calgary Alliance for the Common Good
History of Jew Hate – The Never Ending Story (January 27th): In honour of International Holocaust Remembrance Day, please join internationally renowned Jewish author and educator Ben M. Freeman as he discusses Jewish identity, combating antisemitism and raising awareness of the Holocaust. This event is hosted by the Calgary Jewish Federation. RSVP on Facebook here.
Hamper delivery volunteers wanted: At the start of the pandemic we responded to the food insecurity it created by having our members volunteer to deliver food hampers to people in need. The Calgary Food Bank has now taken on this role, by starting their own in-house Hamper Delivery Project. The Calgary Food Bank would like to increase the number of hamper delivery volunteers in the effort to work toward meeting demand. If you want to reach out to the Calgary Food Bank about joining the project, please reach out to Laura Harrisson or Michelle Vetland.
The Calgary Interfaith Council will be celebrating the United Nations World Interfaith Harmony Week February 1-7, 2022. The theme for the week is “Healing, Wholeness, and Hope.” All Community-Wide Events will be held over Zoom.
Zoom Link for all Events:
Meeting ID: 889 490 8655 Passcode: 721723
For a daily schedule of events and more information go to click here.
Chair of Christian Thought Lectures
What Counts as a Charism? Discerning Signs of Grace in the Life of Pauli Murray: Friday, January 28, 3:00 – 4:30 pm. Should we think of charisms as a specific set of spiritual gifts demarcated in scripture? Or might certain human lives expand our understanding of what counts as a spiritual gift? This lecture will explore the eclectic, often-contested charisms that enabled Murray to engage in faithful risk-taking and maintain dialogue with people holding opposing views about human difference. Register here.
Harriet Powers, Rosie Lee Tomkins and their Stitched Sermons: Saturday, January 29, 1:00 – 2:30 pm. What if truth is less of an abstract concept and something one experiences primarily through colour, texture and symbol? Harriet Powers and Rosie Lee Tomkins shared this more fluid view of truth and used quilting to proclaim their faith. This lecture will offer historical portraits of Powers and Tomkins, relect on the proclamatory dimensions of select compositions, and examine the implications of treating quilts as expressions of spirituality and vehicles for preaching. Register here.
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 (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.