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THIS WEEK AT ST. PETER’S April 26- May 3

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Thank you to all the people who volunteer their time and talents to put together the weekly video and audio of St. Peter’s services. It is appreciated by all parishioners and keeps us connected as a Parish.

Office Hours: Please be aware that office hours will be reduced during this time. The best way to get a hold of Meredith is by email at administration[at]stpeterscalgary[dot]ca
Flower Dedications for April 26: From Ellen Lee, in memory of loved ones. 


Prayer Group: Please contact Betty Nadurak at 403-686-1110 if you have any questions.

Pastoral Care: Please contact Lois Ellis at 403-252-9503 or loisellis[at]shaw[dot]ca for more information.


Church Bells Ringing: Churches in the Diocese of Calgary that are able, will join in the ringing church bells, FridayApril 24 at 3:00 pm, 23 times, in remembrance of the victims (22 victims and one unborn child) in love and solidarity with our brothers and sisters in Nova Scotia.
A Facebook page with information can be found here:
Lord God, we pray for your strength and comfort as we remember this horrific act of violence.  We hold up to you the lost lives, those injured, those who mourn, families, friends, first responders, and those who cannot show support because of pandemic physical distancing.  And although it is difficult, we pray for the soul of the one who caused harm.  We ask for peace and the presence of your Holy Spirit as this country grieves. Amen.

Donations: Parish members are asked to either mail in their donation to the Church (903 75 Ave SW, Calgary, AB, T2V 0S7), or they may bring it in and slide it under the Office door. The other alternative is for people to go to their bank and set up a direct deposit - please email Meredith for a form to complete. This will be extremely helpful as a parish member because it automatically comes out of your account to St. Peter’s.

Rummage Sale: IS CANCELLED. Please hold onto the items you have gathered. The Fall Sale is expected to go ahead. Keep hunting, as we all have those “hidden or unexplored” corners.

Parish List Update: Ann Bright and her team are contacting everyone in the 2019 Church Directory. You will be asked if your address and postal code are current,  and whether you can be contacted by computer. Do you have an assigned mailbox? The time seems appropriate to update the Parish information as we continue to self-isolate. Please thank your phoner.

Lessons learned because of COVID – 19: Get dressed every day. Read the book that has sat on the shelf for a month. How are you doing with the silver polishing and clearing out the cupboards and drawers? Go outdoors each day. Phone a friend or neighbour. Say a prayer for the front-line workers, the transport drivers who bring us our food, the grocery store staff and all the volunteers who are doing grocery deliveries. Pray for those who have less.

Church Security: Please destroy any keys you may have for the FRONT DOOR, the ELBOW DRIVE DOOR and the O’HANA DOOR as the locks have now been changed. Limited new keys have been cut. We plan to remove the numerous Access Codes in the near future. If you require access, a new number may be assigned.

Anglican Diocese of Calgary Weekly Newsletter: Can be found by clicking HERE 

Dying with Dignity Webinar:  Advance Care Planning and COVID – 19 will be available after April 20, 2020. Log into and download the PDF Advance Care Planning Toolkit which focuses on creating a Personal Directive. The toolkit is short and to the point. During our self-isolation having the Directive completed is one form of peace of mind.

Did you know -  you can share a Church Service with others? Line up the link on your computer. Turn up the volume on your audio. Call them and ask them to put their phone on speaker. Place your phone close to the audio on your computer. Click on the link. The person can now listen comfortably to the service sitting with their phone on the table...

Sand and Stone                     
Two friends were walking through the desert. During some point of the journey, they had an argument, and one friend slapped the other one in the face.

The one who got slapped was hurt,  but without saying anything, wrote in the sand, “Today my best friend slapped me in the face."

They kept on walking, until they found an oasis, where they decided to take a bath.

The one who had been slapped got stuck in the mire and started drowning, but the friend saved him.

After he recovered from the near drowning, he wrote on a stone: "Today my best friend saved my life.”

The friend who had slapped and saved his best friend asked him, "After I hurt you, you wrote in the sand and now, you write on a stone; why?"

The friend replied, "When someone hurts us we should write it down in sand, where winds of forgiveness can erase it away. But, when someone does something good for us, we must engrave it in stone where no wind can ever erase it."

Learn to write your hurts in the sand and to carve your benefits in stone.

Upcoming Readings: 
April 26 - Easter 3.
Acts 2: 14a,36-41
Psalm 116:1-3, 10-17
1 Peter 1:17-23
Luke 24: 13-35

May 3 - Easter 4.
Acts 2:42 -47
Psalm 23
1 Peter 2: 19 - 25
John 10:1 - 10

May 10 - Easter 5.
Acts 7: 55 - 60
Psalm 31: 1 - 5, 15 - 16
1 Peter 2: 2 - 10
John 14: 1 - 14

May 17 - Easter 6.
Acts 17: 22 - 31
Psalm 66: 7 - 18
1 Peter 3: 13 - 22
John 14: 15 - 21

May 24 - Ascension.
Acts 1: 1 - 11
Psalm 47
Ephesians 1: 15 - 23
Matthew 28: 16 -20

May 31 - Pentecost.
Acts 2: 1 - 21
Psalm 104: 25 - 35, 37
1 Corinthians 12: 3b - 13
John 20: 19 - 23

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