|THIS WEEK AT ST. PETER’S May 24-31
10:00 am BAS Stream on Facebook
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.
Prayer Group: Please keep - Douglas Hay, Daryl Leinweber, Gordon, Aileen Bucknor, Dorothy Weston, Joan & Bob Byers, Shelagh Innes, Dorothy Summers, Fran McWilliams and John Dawson in your prayers.
Pastoral Care: Please contact Lois Ellis at 403-252-9503 or loisellis[at]shaw[dot]ca for more information.
Rev. Jagdutt has provided his Blessings for some of the Parishioners initiatives. If you are running any programs, while we are self-isolating, please tell Rev. Jagdutt or one of the Wardens. We would like to announce them to others.
ZOOM Meetings - Hunger for Healing: is meeting every Tuesday at 12 noon. Please contact Barry O’Flynn at 403-281- 4139 or barryoflynn[at]shaw[dot]ca if you wish to participate.
ZOOM Meeting - Men’s Group: meets every Thursday at 4 pm for 40 minutes. They are offering help to anyone who wants assistance. Contact Barry if you wish to join the conversation or need some help.
UPCOMING EVENTS and NOTICES
A Letter from Rev. Jagdutt: Guidelines regarding Ohana Cafe & Igniting Neighbours from Rev. Jagdutt can be found HERE.
Sunday School: As discussed at the recent Parish Council meeting, Meredith will be preparing and submitting short Sunday School videos and activities for the children starting with the March 24 online service.
Anglican Diocese of Calgary Weekly Newsletter: Can be found by clicking HERE.
Donations: Parish members may 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. If you have concerns about mailing your offerings, Arnold Williams has offered to pick up your envelopes. If you would like this service, please contact Arnold at 403-251 – 4610 or arnoldegbertwilliams[at]gmail[dot]com.Thank you Arnold for your weekly trips to assist Mike with the banking.
Directory Update: Ann Bright and her team have completed contacting everyone in the 2019 Church Directory. Thank you to Ann and her team. We look forward to the new directory.
Lessons learned because of COVID – 19: Get dressed every day. Read the book that has sat on the shelf for a month. Go outdoors each day. Phone a friend or neighbour. Say a prayer for the front-line workers, the postal workers, the bus drivers, the news providers, the garbage persons, the street sweepers, all the families doing homeschooling, the transport drivers who bring us our food, the grocery store staff and all the volunteers who are doing grocery, drug store and food deliveries. Pray for those who are homeless.
Church Security: Access Code box has been stripped of all known and unknown, more than 100, existing numbers. If you have entry problems, contact Lynne Arling at 403-242-9595 or arling07[at]telus[dot]net
Church Gardens: Now that we are able to get into our gardens once again, we may find that we have surplus perennials. The Church would be happy to give them a new home. Also, can you make a once-a-week commitment to water and/or weed the front gardens during the summer months? If you are interested in supplying plants or helping, please contact Angela Bane at 403-281-2652.
Church Activities: Although the Church is officially closed, there are many on-going activities. The Wardens (Executive Council) are meeting weekly. Mike Bright reports that the present bills are paid. The Men’s Group has offered to clean the Lower Hall, the hallway and the two (2) rooms in that wing. Thank you to Barry O’Flynn. If you would like to assist, please contact Barry. The Lower commercial kitchen will be professionally cleaned. The ACW is accepting quotes and meeting with designers to develop the plans to renovate the Cormack Hall kitchen. Following the completion of that work, the floor will be cleaned, stripped and refinished by professionals. Peter continues with all of the everyday tasks with cleaners, electricians, contractors repairing the parking lot and assisting with Igniting Neighbours tasks. We are working towards a pristine Church when we are able to re-open.
Firewood: The men have kept busy chopping trees and splitting wood. If you could use firewood for your fireplace or backyard fire-pit, please contact Peter Leigh at 403-281-1376.
Letter from the Diocese: Please click HERE for an updated letter regarding Church Gatherings.
Downsizing in Retirement: Beverly Nelson prepared a helpful document of links for those considering retirement and downsizing. Please click HERE to read it.
Education for Ministry is an adult study program for laypeople interested in deepening and reflecting on their understanding of Scripture, Church history, and theology in a small group format. In preparation for Fall 2020 enrollment (daytime or evening seminars) there is an EfM Open House Information Session being offered via the online platform “Zoom” on Wednesday, June 10 at 7:30 pm. This is an opportunity for inquirers about the EfM program to hear a general overview of the course, ask questions of current students and mentors, and experience a taste of EfM-style discussion and reflection. Please contact Jennifer Solem (efmststephens[at]shaw[dot]ca or 403-804-2768) if you have any questions or are interested in attending.
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.
Dying with Dignity Webinar: Advance Care Planning and COVID – 19 is available.Log into www.dyingwithdignity.ca 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.
A Prayer from Jagdutt:
Lord Jesus Christ, when I am torn and troubled, by voices across a broad spectrum of opinions, within the parish because of decisions that I have to make, calm my emotions, and clear my mind of any prejudice so that I can see and feel the effect of my actions in my own life and the life of others.
Give me the courage to do what I have to do and a willingness: who to listen to, which to choose, where to go, or how long to wait, what is best for the life of the parish in the long run.
Give me wisdom so that I can act and not be paralyzed and move out in confidence to shoulder the responsibility, in a confusing world, knowing that you are by my side, guiding me. Amen.
May 24 - Ascension.
Acts 1: 1 - 11
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