At a Glance – Sunday, November 10, 2019
Pentecost 22 – Remembrance Sunday
This Week at St. Andrew’s:
Sun. Nov. 10: Outside rental, 1 pm
Wed. Nov. 13: Stewardship mtg, 7 pm
Thurs. Nov. 14: EfM, 1 pm
Sat. Nov. 16: Christmas Tea & Bake Sale
Curious about upcoming bible readings? The lectionary is always available here: https://lectionary.library.vanderbilt.edu//
Christmas services will be as follows:
Christmas Eve, Tuesday December 24:
4:00pm Children’s service with Eucharist
7:00pm Festive Eucharist
Christmas Day, Wednesday December 25:
10:30am Simple service of Holy Communion
Christmas Tea, Bake sale, Bazaar
This year our tea is being held on Saturday 16 November from 1.30 – 4.00pm. Your help is needed to make this a happy and successful event. Sign up sheets for the various tasks are on the bulletin board downstairs. Invitations for you to give to family and friends are on the narthex table. Please note: a parking relaxation has been approved, so tell your friends to park anywhere on the street.
Brentwood Care Services have resumed. These short services comprised of hymns, readings and prayers take place every 3rd Wednesday of each month at 2 pm and are much valued by the attending residents. We are always looking for more volunteers to help with the services. The next service is November 20. If you would like to join our small group, please see Susan Chivers or Vicki Michkofsky.
Carewest Colonel Belcher
We will be holding a service at the Colonel Belcher Centre on the 2nd Monday of each month beginning on December 9. Services will be at 2 pm. All are welcome to attend. If you would like to help with the services please contact Christine.
Church Calendars are here!
Canadian Church Calendars for 2020 have arrived!! Cost remains $5.00. Please see or contact Pat Kover (8am) or Adeline Ridley (10:30 am) to buy yours today!
Ecumenical Lessons & Carols Service—Sun. Dec. 1
St. Andrew’s along with other local churches will be taking part in an ecumenical lessons and carols service at Holy Cross Anglican Church on Dec. 1 at 7 pm. All are welcome! Please speak with Claire if you’d like to participate.
Women’s Christmas Potluck
All ladies of the Parish are invited to attend the Christmas Potluck on Monday, December 2. Start time will be 6:00 p.m. with the food being served at 6:30. Please bring a Potluck food dish ( a ham will be prepared by the convenors) OR a bottle of wine (non-alcoholic punch will be available) AND a personal gift (not wrapped) for a woman at AVENTA. Flyers with gift suggestions for AVENTA will be posted around the Church. If you need a ride please contact either Lorraine or Carole so we can find you a lift. We look forward to breaking bread with you. Your Convenors – Carole Thomson and Lorraine Cook.
PWRDF Christmas Cards
PWRDF Christmas Cards are now available. Order forms are in the narthex. Samples of each design can be found, in plastic baggies, upstairs on the counter to the right of the narthex as you enter the sanctuary, and downstairs pinned to the right-hand side bulletin board, under the PWRDF section. Order directly from PWRDF or through Pat Kover (email@example.com, 403-968-0520). Suggested donation is $25.00 (charitable tax receipt given for donations of $25.00 or more).
Kneed to Pray
Connect with the Divine and lift your soul to God. For 3 Tuesdays in Advent, Dec. 3,10 & 17, you are invited to join a time of simple, communal prayer. 12:10-12:50 pm. Beginners welcome! Please contact Susan (firstname.lastname@example.org or 403-247-4011) for more information.
St. Edmund Christmas Tea – Saturday, November 9
St. Edmund, Calgary: Annual Christmas Sale, Bake Sale & Christmas Tea, 11:00 am – 2:00 pm. A traditional Tea by our local Brownies and Girl Guides. Browse through our Christmas Sale Tables and Bake Sale. Come early for best selection! Purchase a raffle ticket to win some great prizes (including a chance at 12 Dozen Cookies!) and fabulous door prizes drawn throughout the day.
Ten Thousand Villages—Shop Fair Trade
15% of purchases at the Crowchild Ten Thousand Villages (220 Crowchild Trail NW—403-270-0631) on November 20th from 6:00pm – 8:00pm will be donated toward PWRDF.
Join us from 6-8PM on November 20th for some Fair Trade shopping. There will be hot beverages, chocolate sampling, and a short discussion on the mission of Ten Thousand Villages.
The Licensed Lay Ministry Program & The Calgary School for Mission and Ministry Ministries—Diocese of Calgary
Have you been wondering how to use your God-given ministry gifts to lead others in worship in your home Parish?
The Diocese of Calgary is launching a new initiative to strengthen and equip lay leaders like you: the Licensed Lay Ministry Program. There will be three areas of training and licensing: License A: Leading Public Worship in Morning and Evening Prayer License
B: Administering Reserved Sacrament to the Public (and, with permission of the Bishop, at parish services) License
C: Preaching in Public Worship.
For more information go to: http://www.calgary.anglican.ca/ministries/the-licensed-lay-ministry-program
As of the end of September, our year-to-date deficit of $23,845 is higher than budgeted. We always see a dip through the summer though St. Andrew’s operations continue. Your continued support is needed and appreciated. Thanks.
Downstairs Bulletin Boards…
Could use some love and attention. Are you the one called to take this on? Speak to Christine.
Wisdom Centre Events
Save the Date: Matthew Fox, January 17-19
Matthew is a spiritual theologian, an Episcopal/Anglican priest and an activist for gender justice and eco-justice. Author of 37 books, he is one of the most important theologians of our time, and it is a real coup that we have persuaded him to come to Calgary. More info on Matthew can be found at https://www.matthewfox.org/matthew-fox.
Accommodation available in Edmonton for students:
Christ Church Anglican Church in Edmonton has recently taken the old rectory and turned it into affordable Christian housing for university students. Rooms will be available in September. To apply or for more information, please contact email@example.com
All Saints Retreat Centre, Cochrane
The All Saints Family Centre Society is a registered non-profit society connected to All Saints Anglican Church in Cochrane, providing community outreach. We offer a variety of courses, workshops and retreats, as well as space for rent for courses, speakers and retreat days. For more information or a tour of the facility, please contact Elizabeth Short at (403) 660-5636, or email Karen and Elizabeth at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Grief Support for Loss of a Loved One: Elizabeth Short, Director of En-Courage, will be offering another six-week course. Please contact her at email@example.com or call (403) 660-5636 to indicate dates/times you would prefer. When a group is put together, dates/times for the next session will be confirmed. Suggested price of $120 for 6 sessions.
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
Altar Flowers – today are offered to the Glory of God by Saro Zachariah in memory of Mathew and loved ones.
Shared prayers today:
~ The Most Rev. Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury
~ The Most Rev. Linda Nicholls, Primate of the Anglican Church of Canada
~ The Most Rev. Greg Kerr-Wilson, Archbishop, Diocese of Calgary & Metropolitan of Rupert’s Land
~ The Right Rev. Leopold Friday, Bishop of our Companion Diocese
~ In Our Diocese: The Meota Parish: Christ Church, Millarville; St. James, Priddis; St. George, Turner Valley – The Rev. Alan Getty, The Rev. Gordon Pontifex; Administration & Finance Committee
~The Companion Diocese the Windward Islands: Christ-the-King with St. Francis, Carriacou; St. Patrick with St. Mary & St. Francis, Grenada; Holy Trinity, Castires with St. Mary, La Caye on St. Lucia – The Ven. Christian Glasgow
~In the Anglican Cycle of Prayer: The Lusitanian Church (Extra-Provincial to the Archbishop of Canterbury) – The Rt Revd Jorge Pina Cabral, Bishop of the Lusitanian Church
~In our parish: Barbara Schwarz; Brian & Margot Skinner; Penny Smith
~ Prayers for the Coffee Hour coordinator, Jeanne Mosca
Celebrant/Preacher – The Rev. Lloyd Northcott
Liturgical Assistant – Ruth Mauel
Prayer Leader/Administrant – Jeanne Mosca
Celebrant – The Rev. Christine Conkin
Preacher – The Rev. Lloyd Northcott
Liturgical Assistant – Lancelot Huggins
Server – Phyllis Schmidt
Prayer Leader – Mitchell Goodjohn
Administrant – tbd
Reader – Linda Kamhuka
Greeter – Tris Chivers
Altar Guild – Saro Zachariah
Sidesperson – John MacKinnon
Music Director – Claire Butler
Thanks to Bob & Ginny Betty, our hosts today for coffee time. A new list is on the counter in the kitchen for upcoming weeks, please do consider being a host.
Sunday, November 17th– 23rd Sunday after Pentecost
8:00 a.m. Holy Communion, BCP
10:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist, BAS & Baptism
Sunday, November 25th– Reign of Christ
8:00 a.m. Holy Communion, BCP
10:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist, BAS
Sunday, December 1st– Advent 1
8:00 a.m. Holy Communion, BCP
10:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist, BAS