At a Glance – Sunday, June 12, 2022
Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31
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).
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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.
I am very sorry to say our dear friend Barbara Schwarz passed away on Wednesday, May 25, 2022. A service to remember will be held at Mountain View Funeral Home (Arbor Chapel, 1605 – 100 Street SE, Calgary) on Thursday, June 9, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. More information can be found here.
I am also sorry to announce that Douglas Tulk passed away on Sunday, May 22, 2022. At this time, details for a service have not been finalized. Information, once details are finalized will be posted here.
Please keep Barbara and Doug’s families in your prayers in this time of grief.
Rest eternal grant to them, O Lord.
And let light perpetual shine upon them.
May their souls, and the souls of all the departed,
through the mercy of God, rest in peace.
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.
Festival of Music within the Liturgy: June 18 to 26
The Cathedral Church of the Redeemer will host a new Festival of Music within the Liturgy from June 18 to 26 this year. There will be daily services with special music, featuring guest clergy, musicians, and singers from across the Diocese. Services will be offered in a variety of formats, including traditional Choral Evensong, and Sung Eucharist, while also branching out into other formats, including a Taizé service. Director of Music, Neil Cockburn writes: “The motto of the Cathedral has long been ‘A Place for the Soul in the Heart of the City’ and we aim to bring that to life this summer with daily worship, live music, and open doors. We hope that visitors and residents of the downtown area will hear our music as they walk by, come in for a warm welcome, and stay for a time of peace and reflection.” For a full schedule, go to anglicancathedralcalgary.ca and look under “Music”.
Diocesan Choirs’ Festival: Saturday, June 18 at 4:30 pm
As part of our Festival of Music within the Liturgy at the Cathedral (June 18-26), we are hosting our first in-person Diocesan Choirs’ Festival since the start of the pandemic. Choirs and individual singers from across the Diocese are invited to participate in a celebratory service of Choral Evensong on Saturday June 18 at 4.30 pm. Further information is given on our website, and we ask all those interested in participating to contacting Neil Cockburn by May 31
Saturday, June 25, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Our Annual Garage Sale has lots of items for everyone! Furniture, toys, books, games, dishes, cups, glasses, pots & pans, good china, cutlery, backpacks, purses, shoes, vintage items, collectibles, camping gear, electronics, and so much more! One Day only and Debit/Credit is available.
NOTE: We are currently accepting donations of gently used items for our Garage Sale. Please NO TVs, mattresses, baby cribs or car seats. We have to pay to dispose of unusable items. Some items such as kids’ helmets, car seats, etc. have an expiry date on them, or for sanitary reasons, they are unsellable. Please also note that St. Edmund’s no longer accepts donations of clothing items other than shoes or purses.
Donations may be dropped off Monday or Thursday mornings from 9:00 to 11:00 am. Contact us at (403) 288-6330 to make arrangements for other times. We are located at 8336 – 34 Avenue NW.
Your support is greatly appreciated. All funds raised from our garage sale supports our Mission Hall which houses our Food Bank.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.