Setting Sail & Office Notices:
1. Last Setting Sail - Friday, December 18, 2020
2. Next Setting Sail - Friday, January 8, 2021
3. Links for services - December 23, 24, 25, 27, 2020 and January 3, 2021 will be sent out and posted as usual
4. For 2020 Tax receipts all donations to St. Peter’s must be in by December 31, 2020
5. In an emergency The Rev. Jagdutt Singh can be reached at 403-271-1605
From the desk of the Interim Priest: I would appreciate you praying, and thinking about leadership within our Parish for 2021. We need people with skills in the areas of Pastoral Care; Outreach; An IT person (technology) and Hospitality.
The Annual General Meeting of the Parish Members will be held on Sunday, February 07, 2021. This means the Annual Reports need to be submitted to the Parish Office by Sunday, January 17, 2021. This will allow people to read and review the reports and come to the meeting informed and prepared to fully participate.
Office Hours: The Church office is closed. Both staff members are now working from home. Their office hours are 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., Monday - Friday. The best way to communicate is by email at administration[at]stpeterscalgary[dot]ca. The Church phone number is 403-252-0393. Any additional information can be found on the website or Facebook page.
Donations: Please drop-off your donations in the Church mailbox by 2 pm on Monday, Wednesday or Thursday. If you cannot get to the Church, Arnold Williams 403 – 251 – 4610 or arnoldegbertwilliams[at]gmail[dot]com will personally pick up your donation from your home. You may have already set up a direct deposit with the forms provided by the office.
Anglican Diocese of Calgary Bi-Weekly Newsletter: Can be found by clicking HERE.
ACW Calendars: The 2021 Church Calendars are now available and the cost is $5.00 each. If you would like a calendar, please contact Mary Dymond at 403-512-0155.
Firewood: Part of our Christmas joy is having a tree up and decorated and a blazing fireplace. If you are short on wood, the men have 2 loads ready to deliver to your door. It is a one-half ton truck full for $100.00. Contact Peter Leigh at 403-681-9767 or pjleigh[at]shaw[dot]ca.
Upper Room: A subscription to this gives you daily Bible readings and a reflection by various writers. To order, please phone Bessie Romness at 403-281-5514.
Fall Fair Country Store Baskets for Christmas: Jams, jellies, pickles, salsa, relish, antipasto etc available for sale, and baskets can be made for Christmas gifts. Contact Sheila at 403 281 1376 or sjleigh[at]shaw[dot]ca
Directory Update: There is an ongoing saga regarding the Church Directory. As of right now, the November 6, 2020 version, is the most current. The computer program seems to have a mind of its own. Over the past number of months since updating the directory in June some names have disappeared, some changed and numerous other problems. I continually check it and am amazed at the discrepancies.
I planned on placing the directory on to the welcoming table when we could all gather back in person to have each family check for accuracy but, we are once again, limited by COVID. This will be something that will happen when we are next together at St. Peter’s. In the meantime - thank you to Meredith and Linda for accommodating all of the revisions and changes. We continue to work on it.
Parish Council: The Council members and the Wardens had a Workshop with Reverend Elizabeth Short via ZOOM, on November 28. The title was “Transitions”. She lead us through a bit of the history of St. Peter’s as well as the reality of the transitions required today. She left us with 3 questions; What is most important for the future of St. Peter’s? What is important? And lastly, What is not important?
Thought of the Day: The spirit of Christmas is a sweet, internal peace that testifies to the power of kindness and charity.