Readings for Sunday (Seventeenth Sunday of Pentecost):
2 Timothy 1:1-14
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.
John on Holiday
Rev. John will be away on holiday from September 24 to October 3. In case of pastoral emergency please call Susan Chivers (403-247-4011).
Blessing of the Animals
Bring your pets to our outdoor Blessing of the Animals service on Saturday, October 8 at 2pm (in the church backyard). All creatures welcome as well as pictures of pets who have left us. It will be WILD!
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!
Do you have a passion for cycling? Baking? Hiking? Reading? No matter what your favourite activity, you’re invited to join the PWRDF Wild Ride and put your stamp on it with your creative participation.
The PWRDF Wild Ride campaign will run until October 8, 2022 in support of our partners who work with refugees or internally displaced persons (IDPs).
PWRDF is proud to welcome Canada Helps as our fundraising partner this year. Throughout the summer, participants can join a team or start a team to fundraise for PWRDF. Participants will register for the Wild Ride through a Canada Helps platform that is embedded on our website. PWRDF Wild Ride is replacing Ride for Refuge, which we have participated in since 2014. However, with significant changes being made to that event in 2022, we have decided to organize our own campaign.
During the pandemic, we were encouraged by participants who ventured out on their own to create their own challenge. Those who want to cycle or walk this year can set their own courses. Archbishop Linda Nicholls, Primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, will again be lending her considerable musical talents to present two Hymn Sings on Facebook Live on September 22 and 24 at 7 p.m. Eastern Time. Request your favourite hymn when you make your donation to her campaign!
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? Will you join our choir?
Our schedule for the rest of 2022 is;
Sept 11th, 25th at 9:15 AM.
October 1st; a workshop to get a head start on the anthems for this season: (9:30 to 11:30AM.)
Oct 9th, Oct 23rd (at 9:15 AM)
Nov 6th, and 20th (at 9:15 AM)
Dec 4, 11,18th, 24th and 25th (Yes Christmas is on a Sunday this year.!!) Times will be confirmed:)
We welcome all who like to sing! Speak to any of the choir members:)
Let’s make a joyful noise together!
If you have any questions call Nancy at 403 949 3089.
Irish Poet Pádraig Ó Tuama
Our event will begin on Friday evening public lecture to be held at the Calgary Central Library hosted by the Wisdom Centre and the University of Calgary 2022 Chair of Christian Thought Iwaasa Lecture. The lecture will be followed the next day by a one day retreat hosted by the Wisdom Centre. You will be able to participate in the retreat either in-person or online via livestream. (The Calgary location for the retreat will be determined and shared closer to the event).For the first 150 to register for the Saturday retreat, your fee will also include a reserved seat for the Friday evening lecture (November 4). Once we reach 150 retreat registrations, people interested in attending the public lecture will need to register directly with the library when they open registrations to the public. If you are only interested in attending the lecture you will also need to wait to register with the library.For more information and to register see the link: Register for Pádraig Event
Calgary Alliance for the Common Good – Fall Upcoming Events
Annual General Meeting: This meeting is taking place on Thursday, September 29 at 9:00 am. Attendees from the public are welcome, but only members can vote on items on the Agenda. RSVP here.
Foundations for Community Organizing: Please join us for the October offering on Friday, October 21 for this training event. RSVP here.
Pastoral Care Training – November/December 2022 and February/March 2023
Do you have an interest, calling or are just curious about Pastoral Care? Maybe you want to be better equipped to support your church community, friends or your own family.
November/December 2022 on Wednesdays and February/March 2023 on Tuesdays. This is a Zoom class.
Dates are: Pastoral Care course 2022 Wednesdays – November 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, December 7 and 14. The time is 6:30 pm – 8:45 pm. Deadline to register will be October 24 or a full class.
Pastoral Care course 2023 Tuesdays – February 14, 21, 28, March 7, 14, 21, 28. The time is 6:30 pm – 8:45 pm. Deadline to register will be February 3 or a full class. There will be a minimum of 6 people and a max of 15.
The FCJ Centre:Upcoming Programs and Retreats
Vespers: Uncommon Prayers for Uncommon People. More information can be found here.
October 12 – Vespers, traditional evening prayer in the Celtic tradition
November 9 – Lectio Divina, praying with Scripture
December 15 – Marian prayers, prayer beads
January 11 – Silentio, contemplative prayer
February 8 – Taizé, musical prayers
March 8 – Stations of the cross, praying and walking with Jesus
April 12 – Mandalas, drawing prayersMay 10 – Labyrinth, walking prayer
June 14 – Eco Divina – praying in nature
The Wisdom of Trees – November 4: What trees can teach us about life and faith. A weekend retreat at the FCJ Centre.
The Many Names of Mary – December 2: An invitation to sacred womanhood.
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.