We're hoping to encourage a sense of community by watching altogether as if we're in Church for the regular Sunday service. You do not need a Facebook account to watch the video: it is public. Just click the link and watch along with your friends and fellow congregants! If you do have a Facebook account, you will be able to comment on the video.
Here are the usual service download links:
BCP audio: https://tinyurl.com/yxowrv8m
BAS audio: https://tinyurl.com/yyedfdae
BAS video: https://tinyurl.com/y69qe7vj
Aug 16 Readings:
1st Reading: Genesis 45:1-15
2nd Reading: Romans 11:1-2a, 29-32
Gospel: Matthew 15:10-28
Pastoral Care: Please contact Lois Ellis at 403-252-9503 or loisellis[at]shaw[dot]ca for more information.
Office Hours: The office is open from 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., Monday - Friday.
Anglican Diocese of Calgary Bi-Weekly Newsletter: Can be found by clicking HERE.
Donations: There are many options for your contributions to St. Peter's. Meredith or Linda can accept your offering between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Monday through Friday. If you are unable to get to the Church, Arnold Williams 403–251–4610 or arnoldegbertwilliams[at]gmail[dot]com will personally pick up from your home. You may have already set up a direct deposit with the forms provided by Meredith.
Feast of the Blessed Virgin Mary Rosary: Saturday is the Feast of the Blessed Virgin Mary. If you would be interested in joining together to say the rosary at 2 pm via Zoom, please contact jerrodmccormack[at]gmail[dot]com for a Zoom invitation.
PWRDF Beirut Crisis Bulletin: The PWRDF has provided a bulletin regarding how to help Beirut in their time of Crisis. Please click HERE to read and go to the PWRDF website for an updated story on the emergency, https://pwrdf.org/pwrdf-pledges-25000-to-act-alliance-for-beirut-response/.
Fall Fair: As the annual Fall Fair will not be possible in its usual form this year, Sheila will take orders for items from the Country Store, and curbside pick up or drop off can be arranged. Jams and jellies are available all year as Sheila freezes the fruit when it becomes available, but there are some time-sensitive items such as Peaches, Brandied Peaches, Dilly Carrots, Pickled Beets, and Dill Pickles which will be prepared in the next few weeks. Knowing the approximate numbers of each would be most helpful. Please contact Sheila Leigh at 403-281-1376 or sjleigh[at]shaw[dot]ca.
Courtyard Clean-up: We are looking for volunteers to come and help weed and clean the courtyard. Thank you to those who have come to assist. To follow social distancing guidelines, please phone the office ahead of time to arrange a time of your choosing. Linda or Meredith will let you in during office hours (10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.)
Warden's Update: The Wardens continue to meet two or three times each week to handle situations. The lawns have been aerated, fertilized and mowed. The gardens are neat and blooming. The Church has been thoroughly cleaned and sanitized. All the motion lights and security cameras are in place, functioning and being monitored. All the Parish contracts continue to be reviewed and revised.
There is a new face on the Executive Council (Warden). Garth Dymond has agreed to become the Rector's Warden. Thank you, Garth. Your skills and history with St. Peter's are appreciated. Lois Ellis remains the Assistant Rector's Warden, and Ann Bright is the People's Warden.
Cormack Hall: The ACW (Mary Dymond, Mary – Anne Armstrong, Ann Bright) is closer to a decision for the renovations to the Cormack Hall Kitchen. Following the upgrades to the kitchen, it is planned to clean, resurface and polish the floor.
Firewood: Peter Leigh and a group of the men have kept busy chopping, splitting and stacking wood. Now is the time to buy for your fire-pit or your fireplace. Stack it high, and let it dry! If you need a full pick-up load for $100.00 delivered, contact Peter at 403-281–1376 or pjleigh[at]shaw[dot]ca.
- to Arnold Williams, who shows up each week to count & deposit contributions
- to Pam May, who has sewn over 100 masks for Cups and also St. Peter's
- to Barbara Jean Moore, for knitting lovely baby items for Cups
- to Jagdutt Singh for replacing the metal kick plates on the front door of the Church and installing hangers for the hoses
Things we've learned during COVID-19: Get dressed every day. Go for a walk each day, even a short walk in the rain. Remember that "if thunder roars, go indoors." Phone at least one friend each day. Use the church directory to phone a new friend each day. Take up a hobby. Learn a new language. Learn a new instrument. Redecorate a room by shopping at your house. Have you shredded that box of old documents yet?
Travelling: We have some travellers. Meredith travelled to her Grandfather's 100th Birthday last weekend in Saskatchewan, and Sam and Emily are in Winnipeg.
Inventory: We have a volunteer who has stepped forward to update St. Peters's assets. Thank you, Richard, for doing this necessary and long overdue task.
Thought of the Day: Do things for people, not because of who they are or what they do in return, But because of who you are. Harold S. Kushner