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/yxkcp9vf
BAS audio: https://tinyurl.com/y4jnkyxd
BAS video: https://tinyurl.com/y485ohj3
Aug 2 Readings:
1st Reading: GENESIS 37:1-4, 12-28
Psalm 105:1-6, 16-22, 45C
2nd Reading: ROMANS 10:5-15
Gospel: MATTHEW 14:22-33
Condolences: Several members of our Church have lost family members recently.
We pray for Ellen Lee and her family for the loss of her son, Cory.
We pray for Joan Variyan and family after the passing of her husband, John.
We pray for the family of Diane Walker, may she rest in peace.
Our Hearts and Thoughts are with them as they grieve.
Pastoral Care: Please contact Lois Ellis at 403-252-9503 or loisellis[at]shaw[dot]ca for more information.
Video and Audio Church Service: Tune in to the weekly service that is the work of many dedicated volunteers. Thank you from all of us.
Office Hours: The office is open from 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., Monday - Friday.
Courtyard Clean-up: We are looking for volunteers to come and help weed and clean the courtyard. 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.)
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.
Warden's Update: Activities around the Church continue. The lawns have been aerated, fertilized and mowed. The gardens are neat and blooming. The new Flag flies high. Even the panels on the front doors have been re-installed with Thanks to Reverend Jagdutt. The Church is going to be thoroughly cleaned and sanitized in the next week. All the motion lights and security cameras are in place, functioning and being monitored. All the contracts for Staff, Rentals and Waste and Recycling 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.
There has been an update on the Church reopening from the Diocesan Office. The 2 Priests and 3 Medical Doctors meet weekly to review the impacts of COVID – 19. The Executive Council of St. Peter's will be discussing the reopening of the Church regarding the communication received from the Diocese.
Cormack Hall: The ACW (Mary Dymond, Mary – Anne Armstrong, Ann Bright) continues to look at options for changes to the Cormack Hall Kitchen. They are reviewing new estimates and ideas. There is hope that a decision can be made soon and the work started. Following the renovations 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. If you need a full pick-up load for $100.00 delivered, contact Peter at 403-281–1376 or pjleigh[at]shaw[dot]ca.
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.