At a Glance – Sunday, March 1, 2020
This Week at St. Andrew’s:
Tues. Feb. 25: Pancake Supper 5:00-7:00 pm
Wed. Feb. 26: Service @ Scenic Acres, 2:30pm
Wed. Feb. 26: Ash Wednesday Service, 5:30 pm
Thurs. Feb. 27: EfM, 1 pm
Feb 28 & 29: Rehearsal & Wedding
Curious about upcoming bible readings? The lectionary is always available here: https://lectionary.library.vanderbilt.edu//
World Day of Prayer
On Friday, March 6, 2020, World Day of Prayer will take place at St. David’s United Church at 2 pm. The service has bee written by the women of Zimbabwe.
Foothills Hospital Service
Our next service at the Foothills Hospital will be on Sunday March 8 2020 at 2 pm. Volunteers are always welcome to take part in the service and to visit with those who attend. Please contact Susan Chivers if you would like to be involved.
Lenten Lunches: Each Sunday in Lent we enjoy one another’s company over a bowl of soup following the 10:30am service. Please sign up on the counter in the lower hall to serve one Sunday.
Kneed to Pray – Connect with the Divine and lift your soul to God. For 5 Tuesdays in Lent, March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, you are invited to join a time of simple, communal prayer. 12:10-12:50pm. Beginners welcome! Please contact Susan (email@example.com or 403-247-4011) for more information.
Lent Madness – Lent Madness is a fun, engaging way for people to learn about the men and women comprising the Church’s Calendar of Saints. The format is of a tournament in 5 rounds. Each pairing remains open for a set period of time and people vote for their favorite saint. The winner is awarded the coveted Golden Halo. Scorecards have been ordered and will be available soon. For more info go to: https://www.lentmadness.org/about/
As our financial year end approaches, our parish is projected to have a shortfall of some $20,000 for church operations. We do have reserve money in our bank account that is held for emergencies and for operations and this can be used to assist if necessary. At this time of Christmas giving and sharing, we trust that those who are able to, will offer extra givings this December to help out our wonderful parish. Your Wardens Dave Thomson and Dick Ridley.
There are openings for flower dedications on the following dates: April 5, June 7 and June 28. If you are interested in dedicating the flowers for a loved one or a special event please contact Aline Greaves (firstname.lastname@example.org)
2019 Tax Receipts are in the mail and should arrive by the 2nd week of February. Please review your receipt carefully and save it with your tax files. If you have any concerns, please contact John MacKinnon at email@example.com or 403-282-0074. If you have not received it or cannot find it when doing your taxes, a replacement can be issued.
We regularly offer worship at 3 residences. You are invited to join anytime – extra hands are always welcome! Upcoming dates are: Carewest Colonel Belcher – Mar. 9, 2:00pm; Brentwood Care Centre – Feb 19, 2:00pm; Scenic Acres – March 25, 2:30pm
Downstairs Bulletin Boards…
Could use some love and attention. Are you the one called to take this on? Speak to Christine.
Sorrento in the City
Saturday, March 21, 2020, 5:00 – 9:00 pm
St. Stephen’s Anglican Church
We’re inviting all of our old friends, and welcoming new ones, to an evening of fun that features a day-in-the-life of the Sorrento Centre. There will be arts and crafts, music, some serious thoughts and – best of all – our very special Sorrento Centre tacos! All free – and all designed to raise the visibility of the Sorrento Centre in your diocese. To register go to https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/sorrento-in-the-city-calgary-tickets-94287306873
Calgary Interfaith Council – Open House Series
Building Sacred Bridges through education and relationships. Open Houses will consist of a 30-minute presentation, 15 minute question and answer, and a tour of the Sacred Space.
All are welcome! Limited seating. Questions call Dalton Harding (403-630-2200)
Mar. 17, 7pm: Calgary Buddhist Temple, 658 – 1 Ave NE
Apr. 21, 7 pm: Al-Madinah Calgary Islamic Assembly, 4616 – 80 Ave NE
Wisdom Centre Events
Registration is now open for our March 6 – 8,event with Dan Hines on Wayfinding and Leadership. Dan trained with Parker Palmer and is a wonderful speaker and facilitator. More information on this weekend is here. You can buy early-bird tickets on our website for the whole event for $80 or for Friday evening only for $15 between now and February 20th.
Calgary Lutheran Anglican Youth Gathering (CLAY)
CLAY is a program of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada (ELCIC) and the Anglican Church of Canada (ACC). They have a history that goes back as far as 1966. In 2010, the gathering became a joint gathering of the ELCIC and ACC. Calgary is hosting CLAY at SAIT from August 20-23.
We are in need of volunteers of all types. Volunteers are a critical part of CLAY, providing first aid support, pastoral care, and assistance with all aspects of event logistics. If you are committed to creating the best CLAY experience for the participants, we want to hear from you! Go to http://claygathering.ca/volunteer/ for more information.
Foothills Village Condo Board has voted to allow us to park in their VISITOR parking on Sunday mornings until 1pm. They have also reopened the fence from their property to our alley! A big thanks to Patrick Carmichael, President of the Board for being such a good friend to St. Andrew’s! If you do receive a ticket, please let Christine know, so we can work out any kinks in the system.
Driver(s) Wanted! We have a few parishioners living at Chartwell Colonel Belcher who need a ride to come to church. It is only a 5 minute drive from church and you need space for a walker. Please let Christine know if you are willing to help fill this pastoral need.
Did you know?
*Our roof is fixed! You may not have known that last winter we experienced some leaking due to heavy snow and ice damming above the office. The issue has been addressed and we’re ready for winter!
*Our budget is 63% for Personnel (Priest, Choir Director & Office Administrator); 11% for the building (utilities, maintenance) and 26% everything else. Talk to a member of Parish Council for more details!
Did You Know? Our little library is now registered on the world map of Little Free Libraries! Check it out at https://littlefreelibrary.org/ourmap/
Would you like to make bread to use for communion? Just let Christine know. You can use any recipe you like, though please try to avoid anything too ‘crumbly.’ See the adult education section of the website for one simple recipe!
This Sunday at St. Andrew’s