Pentecost – June 5
We will be having a joint service at St. Andrew’s this Sunday to celebrate Pentecost with St. Paul’s Dinka Anglican Church at 10:30 am. Parking as always will be available at the Foothills Professional Building until noon. There will also be a parking relaxation from 9am until 1pm on St. Andrew’s Place NW for approximately 20 vehicles. Join us in song and prayer with our Dinka brothers and sisters!
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.
Education for Ministry (EfM) Graduation
Thursday, June 2 at 7:00 pm at Holy Cross, Calgary
The Anglican Diocese of Calgary will be celebrating the baptismal ministries of three graduates from its Education for Ministry (EfM) program in 2022.
Archbishop Greg will lead a Service of Eucharist and Blessing on the evening of Thursday, June 2, at 7:00 pm at Holy Cross Anglican Church, Calgary. We also wish to recognize in person those whose graduations were celebrated online in 2020 and 2021. Past grads are invited to bring their EfM Certificates for a time of blessing from Archbishop Greg. All are welcome, including present/past students and inquirers. There will be a time of refreshment and fellowship following the Service. In order to plan for refreshments, an RSVP to the EfM Coordinator would be appreciated.
Thy Kingdom Come
May 26 to June 5
Join the global wave of prayer calling all Christians to pray between Ascension and Pentecost for more people to come to know the love and peace of Jesus Christ. May 26th – June 5th, 2022. More information can be found here.
PWRDF has announced that it is now working with a new partner – “Initiative E+”. Money given to it will be used for Ukrainian civilians injured in the war, as well as Ukrainian military personnel.Since February 24, at the beginning of the conflict, there has been an acute need for medical equipment and supplies to care for those who have been injured. This situation has gone up tenfold. The reality is, of those wounded, 75% are civilians.By Friday, April 1, PWRDF has now received nearly $400,000 for humanitarian relief and aid for our Ukrainian sisters and brothers. In March, $100,000 was given to ACT Alliance, in partnership with Hungarian Interchurch Aid. Another $50,000 was further given to HelpAge Canada which is responding to seniors fleeing Ukraine to a safe haven in Moldova. In addition, PWRDF is pleased to announce that it is giving $62,000 for medical supplies to Initiative E+ who will be providing care to those in the Kyiv region as well as in Eastern Ukraine. The money will be used for the following:- Medical equipment for those hospitals which are caring for many injured people- Medicine for people in Eastern Ukraine as well as in Kyiv and in the surrounding areas- Ukrainian first responders and military personnel who require PPE and medical suppliesPlease continue to pray and to engage in almsgiving for the Ukrainian people in the name of Christ. We are His hands and His feet to care for others. May you be blessed to be a blessing to those in need.
There are three Sundays available for flower dedications in June. 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!
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”.
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 (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.