THIS WEEK AT ST. PETER’S May 31 - June 7
10:00 am BAS Stream on Facebook
10:40 am Zoom Coffee Hour
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.
Sunday Coffee Hour Zoom: You are invited to ‘bring your own coffee’ and join in a St. Peter’s Zoom Coffee Hour! We WILL be having one on May 31st, immediately following the Facebook service (approximately 10:40am). All it takes is a computer or a phone, and being able to click a link and join us! The link will be e-mailed out with the service links on Saturday. We’d love to see you there!
Office Hours: The office is now open from 10:00 am - 1:00 pm Tuesday- Friday.
Phrase of the Day: “ Holding onto hatred is like drinking poison and expecting the other person to die.”
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.
Sunday School: Is now available in podcast form located on St. Peter's Website or by clicking HERE
From Our Priest:
May 29, 2020
Greetings to all members of the Parish.
Information (A short version)
The Anglican Church as we know it in Canada is based on the Episcopal Model. Its leaders were Bishops who saw themselves as carrying on the original role originally undertaken by the Apostles. The Bishops saw themselves as representatives of Christ himself. The working model of the Church was preserved in its entirety by the Anglican Church at the Reformation, and in the course of time was transferred to Canada and all other parts of the world where the Anglican Church took root.
Whether we like it or not we have to recognize the authority is understood as flowing downward, from Christ himself as the head of the Church, through the Bishops, (the Apostles’ successors) and priests of the Church.
In the Parish again the authority flows downward, it is interesting to note that, while the priest(Rector) is paid by his/her parish and always works in co-operation with her/his Executive Council and Parish Council/Vestry, she/he is answerable only to her/his Bishop and is the authority in all matters of faith and order in her/his parish. This means that she/he is responsible for such things as the worship of the parish, the preparation and admission of new Christians in Baptism, who is confirmed, what is taught, and who does the teaching.
We are not the Democratic Model as is the Baptist Conventions or the Pentecostal Assemblies (in which we picture the authority moving up rather than down.) The ordinary people (the laity) are recognized as having a vital role in governing the Church.
The Rev. Jagdutt Singh
A Letter from Rev. Jagdutt: Guidelines regarding Ohana Cafe & Igniting Neighbours from Rev. Jagdutt can be found HERE.
Anglican Diocese of Calgary Weekly Newsletter: Can be found by clicking HERE.
Letter from the Diocese: Please click HERE for a letter regarding Church Gatherings (sent May 13).
Scams: Please be wary of scam emails and phone calls going around under Rev. Singh's name. The only email Jagdutt uses is singhjamp[at]shaw[dot]ca.
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.
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 at 403-281 – 4139 or barryoflynn[at]shaw[dot]ca . Please leave a message.
The lower commercial kitchen has been professionally cleaned to ensure it meets Alberta Health Regulations at an estimated cost of $1700.
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. An electrician will be at the Church next week to install motion sensors, a security system in the Narthex and to review the need to upgrade some of our lighting to more energy efficient standards.
When you drive by, take note of the new Canadian Flag.
We are working towards a pristine Church when we are able to re-open.
Church Gardens: Have you noticed the new plantings? Angela has been busy sprucing up the Front Gardens. As 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 or asbane1[at]telus[dot]net.
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 or pjleigh[at]shaw[dot]ca. A generous load was delivered on Thursday. The men are looking forward to more orders.
Downsizing in Retirement: Beverly Nelson prepared a helpful document of links for those considering retirement and downsizing. Please click HERE to read it.
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.
Do you need some humour during the day? Joy 4 All. Telephone 1 – 877 – 569 – 4255. Some Calgary students have developed a phone line with Jokes, Stories, Poems, a daily dose of Kindness and Listen and Learn. Their hope is to bring laughter into each day.
Lessons learned because of COVID – 19: Get dressed every day. 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.
May 31 - Pentecost.
Acts 2: 1 - 21
Psalm 104: 25 - 35, 37
1 Corinthians 12: 3b - 13
John 20: 19 - 23