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NOV 8-15


10:00 a.m. - In-person BAS Service 
10:00 a.m. - BAS Stream on Facebook 

Nov 8 Readings: 
1st Reading: Joshua 24: 1-3A, 14-25
Psalm 78:1-7
2nd Reading: 1 Thessalonians 4: 13-18
Gospel: Matthew 25: 1-13 

A Prayer for Remembrance Day: On this Remembrance Day we come, O Lord Jesus Christ, in gratitude. May the memory of the two world wars strengthen our efforts for peace so that they become the last two world wars. May the first two atomic bombs be the last two also. May the memory of those who died, inspire our service to the living. May the past destruction move us to build for the future. We pray that all children, women and men may become makers of peace. Especially children growing up in violent surroundings, or thinking, talking, or playing warlike games. Loving God give your people a new challenge, new ways to test their strength in sharing power and risking non-violence; new readiness to forgive and reconcile; new visions, new love and new hope and new faith so that the peace that passeth understanding can reach out from within us to embrace those outside of ourselves. Amen. 


Prayers: Please keep Pat Houghton in your prayers this week. 

Pastoral Care: Please contact Lois Ellis at 403-252-9503 or loisellis[at]shaw[dot]ca for more information.

Returning to Church Checklist: 
With weekly services starting, please keep in mind the following things if you plan on attending. 
- 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. The Church phone number is 403-252- 0393 and the office email is administration[at]stpeterscalgary[dot]ca if you need to contact Meredith or Linda. 

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.
Blessings, Jagdutt. 

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 snowplough 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 services, the tasks for each of us and plan for the AGM.
George is 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: The contractors’ are hard at work. The kitchen renovations have been going on for about 3 weeks. There was a minor setback on discovering asbestos in the concrete blocks that are on the outside walls of the kitchen. The abatement was done to cover this. 
They were able to sell the cooler, stove and fan The microwave was disposed of as it did not work. The Hobart dishwashers- one has not worked in a year and could cost over $3,000 to repair it. The other Hobart dishwasher we hope will continue to work. They are well over 30 years old. 
The extensive electrical work has been completed and brought up to code and inspected by the City. The drywall is completed and ready to be painted. Two new windows (that lock properly) have been installed and the new ceiling has all the holes ready for the pot lights. The door area has been re-constructed for the installation of a pocket door. The new appliances have been ordered and dish caddies are next on the list. 

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. Thank you, Peter, and others. 

Thought of the Day:  I have learned that it’s better to drop the ego than to break a relationship. My ego will keep me aloof, whereas, with relationships, I will never be alone.