HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO THOSE WITH NOVEMBER BIRTHDAYS!
Reminder: Our clocks "fall" back an hour this weekend - so set your clocks Saturday night & don't be late for church!
10:00 a.m. - In-person BAS Service
10:00 a.m. - BAS Stream on Facebook
Nov 1 Recorded Service Readings:
1st Reading: Joshua 3:7-17
Psalm 107:1-7, 33-37
2nd Reading: 1 Thessalonians 2:9-13
Gospel: Matthew 5:1-12
Nov 1 In-Person Readings for All Saints' Day:
1st Reading: Revelations 7:9-17
Psalm 34:1-10, 22
2nd Reading: 1 John 3:1-3
Gospel: Matthew 5:1-12
A Prayer for All Saints Day as we remember those who have influenced our own spiritual journey:
Eternal God, who have called us into your Church to be your servants in service of others. We thank you for calling us into the company of all those: who when the strife became fierce and the warfare long, struggled and trusted in your presence and triumphed in glory. May we follow their example and seek to obey your will. May your Holy Spirit guide us, your Son, Jesus Christ give us courage and strengthen us in mission and service to your world. And may we be strangers no longer but pilgrims together on the way to your Kingdom. Amen.
Prayers: With All Saints Day (November 1) and Remembrance Day (November 8) services approaching, please send any names of deceased loved ones you would like prayed for to Jagdutt at singhjmap[at]shaw[dot]ca prior to 8 a.m. on each Sunday.
Pastoral Care: Please contact Lois Ellis at 403-252-9503 or loisellis[at]shaw[dot]ca for more information.
Notice: Due to COVID-19, there are no services being held at any of the AgeCare homes.
Returning to Church Checklist:
At weekly services, please keep in mind the following things if you are attending in person:
- Masks are MANDATORY
- Please sanitize as you enter and leave the church and before you receive Communion or a blessing. It is also encouraged to bring your own while you sit in the pews.
- As good as it will be to see everyone again, please remember to keep your 6-ft distance and refrain from hugging/touching/shaking hands.
- Please make sure you are "signed-in" when you enter so we have a record of everyone in attendance in case of an outbreak.
- When you pick up a bulletin, please touch only one and do not share it. There will be a recycling bin outside the Sanctuary doors for you to discard it after the service.
Office Hours: The office will continue regular hours of 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., Monday - Friday during the fall.
Anglican Diocese of Calgary Bi-Weekly Newsletter: Can be found by clicking HERE.
Donations: Meredith or Linda can accept your offering between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Monday through Friday. If you cannot 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 the office.
ACW Calendars: The 2021 Church Calendars are now available and will be sold before and after the Church service. The cost is $5.00 each. If you won’t be attending Church and would like a calendar, please call Mary Dymond at 403-512-0155 to make alternate arrangements.
Greetings from the desk of the Interim: Due to the rise in COVID 19 cases, a decision has been reached that we will not allow either our own internal groups or outside groups to use our Church facilities for meetings. We are following the guidelines set out by the Diocese and Alberta Health Services. We regret making this decision but we need to take responsibility for looking after each other.
Church will remain open for Sunday service at 10:00 a.m.
“Love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength. This is the first and great commandment. The second is like it: love your neighbour as yourself.”
Thank you for understanding.
Elected Synod Positions: Please click HERE to see the Anglican Diocese of Calgary Synod 78 - Elected Positions document.
|HELP NEEDED: Please contact Peter at 403-281-1376 or pjleigh[at]shaw[dot]ca if you wish to shovel snow or throw around some de-icer, use a snowblower or drive a small tractor as a snowplow as we enter the winter months.
Parish Council: There is a meeting planned on November 10, 2020, at 7:15 pm. We will review the finances, (we are paying the bills with a minimal surplus) the Church closure and the successful return to safe on site services, the tasks for each of us, and plan for the AGM. Gary Herle has volunteered to be the Rental Manager for our 2 rental homes, which saves money on an outside property management company. Thank you, Gary.
George is now recording the services, playing the organ, singing the hymns and putting together the on-line service. Thank you, George, for the larger print and a variety of pictures during the service. George receives a stipend only for his service to St. Peter’s.
Cormack Hall Kitchen: We can look forward to the new wiring, insulation, gyprock, windows, door, cupboards and flooring being installed.
Firewood: You may be aware that there is a shortage of firewood. Now is the time to purchase so there is drying time while the weather co-operates. Peter Leigh and a group of the men are 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. He reports that 10 loads have been delivered so far and not just to our parishioners but to others who read the Setting Sail. Thank you, Peter, and others.
Thought of the Day: I have learned not to bother about a crease or a spot on my shirt. Personality speaks louder than appearances.