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.
Before you come by St. Andrew’s, for any reason, please self-monitor for possible symptoms of Covid-19 by reviewing this document.
A Joyous Announcement
Your wardens and council have worked with the Diocese and we are pleased to announce that Rev John Chuol’s tenure with us as Interim Priest has been extended to Dec 31st, 2023. This ensures our parish will maintain our worship and church activities while we search for a new Incumbent and also provides Rev John with solidity as he plans for his future.
Pentecost Bible Study
Rev. John will be hosting a Pentecost Bible Study on Wednesdays at 1:30 pm during July and August. All are welcome!
There are a number of Sundays available for flower dedications in the coming months. Please contact Aline Greaves (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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 58th Annual Flower Festival will be held at Christ Church Millarville on Saturday, July 16th and Sunday, July 17th
A TEA of scones, homemade strawberry jam and whipped cream will be held at the Church House on Saturday only from 11:00 am – 3:00 pm.
The cost is $6.00 per person; $3.00 for children 6 and under.
It has been three months since the Russian invasion of Ukraine. It’s not the sort of milestone one likes to note, yet we must. Since February 24, more than 8 million Ukrainians – women, children and elderly – have been forced to leave their homes and find safety within Ukraine, and 6.5 million people have left the country, some living in crowded refugee camps or in cities, vulnerable to other stressors. According to the United Nations, 3,778 civilians have been killed and 4,186 wounded. The Ukrainian government estimates 2,500 to 3,000 soldiers have been killed, and 10,000 wounded. The Russian government has recorded 1,351 soldier deaths, and 3,825 wounded.
Canada is home to the third largest population of Ukrainians in the world (second only to Ukraine and Russia). One of those Ukrainian Canadians is Patricia Maruschak, PWRDF’s Director of Partnerships and Programs, who started with us four days after the invasion began.
“The first weeks of the war were so upsetting,” Maruschak told the Winnipeg Free Press. Besides having Ukrainian heritage, Maruschak has also lived and worked in Ukraine for many years. “I still have friends and former colleagues in that country, and some relatives. It’s heartbreaking to hear how their lives have been shattered.”
The response from Canadians grew quickly.
Anglican churches have launched fundraising campaigns, held countless events and organized benefit concerts to show their solidarity. To date, PWRDF has received more than $800,000 in donations from individuals and parishes.
To read more about this and other PWRDF initiatives, click here.
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.
If you have a favourite hymn, please drop the name of it into the box in the narthex. Specify a date if you have a particular time you would like it sung (or played) Otherwise we are happy to include it in a service that fits the theme:)
Do you like to sing?
Please feel free to join the choir! St Andrews has a great group of people who love to sing and we welcome new members for a season or for the year:) Practices are on each week til Easter and we have old and new anthems that we are practicing to sing! When? Sunday mornings at 9:15! What a wonderful way to start the day!We practice anthems that will be upcoming, as well as hymns for the service. For more information call Nancy Thomson at 403 949 3089.
Irish Poet Pádraig Ó Tuama
We are delighted that Irish poet, theologian and mediator Pádraig Ó Tuama will travel to Calgary to be with us this fall from November 4 to 6th. More information will come in future updates and registration will open later this summer. In the meantime, mark your calendars and plan to be with us hopefully in person (although don’t worry, all events will be livestreamed if you can’t be with us in Calgary)!
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.