We're hoping to encourage a sense of community by watching altogether as if we're in Church for the regular Sunday service. You do not need a Facebook account to watch the video: it is public. Just click the link and watch along with your friends and fellow congregants! If you do have a Facebook account, you will be able to comment on the video.
Please click below for the usual service download links:
Virtual Sunday School will resume this Sunday, September 13, and can be found on the church website or by clicking HERE.
The Lord's Prayer Handbell Performance
Sep 13 Readings:
1st Reading: Exodus 14:19-31
2nd Reading: Romans 14:1-12
Gospel: Matthew 18:21-35
Pastoral Care: Please contact Lois Ellis at 403-252-9503 or loisellis[at]shaw[dot]ca for more information.
Condolences: As we mourn the death of Diane Walker, we pray for God's peace upon her family.
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: There are many options for your contributions to St. Peter's. Meredith or Linda can accept your offering between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Monday through Friday. If you are unable to 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 Meredith.
Letter from Elizabeth Short: Please click HERE to read a memo sent by Rev. Elizabeth Short to the Parish.
Help Needed: Emily is no longer able to carry on with the ministry of providing weekly online services. We urgently need someone to help assist with streaming services on a weekly basis. Please contact the office or Jagdutt if you are interested.
ACW Calendars: 2021 Church Calendars are available in the office for $5.00.
Janitorial: The Parish has hired Polmax to come in and deep clean the Church, as well as weekly cleaning.
Parish Council: The Parish Council met on Tuesday night, Septemer 8. It is with regret that we accepted the resignations of Gary Herle and Emily Diehl. Their talents and skills will be missed. The meeting was spent reviewing the impact of Canon 13 on the work of the Wardens and Council members. The Retreat is planned to take place in October. Minutes of the June Parish Council meeting have been posted in Cormack Hall. If anyone would like to see the financial statements, please call the office.
Fall Fair: As the annual Fall Fair will not be possible in its usual form this year, Sheila will take orders for items from the Country Store, and curbside pick up or drop off can be arranged. Jams and jellies are available all year as Sheila freezes the fruit when it becomes available, but there are some time-sensitive items such as Peaches, Brandied Peaches, Dilly Carrots, Pickled Beets, and Dill Pickles which will be prepared in the next few weeks. Knowing the approximate numbers of each would be most helpful. Please contact Sheila Leigh at 403 281 1376 or sjleigh[at]shaw[dot]ca.
Firewood: Peter Leigh and a group of the men have kept busy chopping, splitting and stacking wood. Now is the time to buy for your fire-pit or your fireplace. Stack it high, and let it dry! If you need a full pick-up load for $100.00 delivered, contact Peter at 403-281 – 1376 or pjleigh[at]shaw[dot]ca.
- to Barbara Ellis for purchasing and donating replacement chairs and table for the Narthex, and chairs for the Fireside room.
- to Emily Diehl for helping electronically with Sunday services
- to Dolores Cunnington for helping empty the kitchen in preparation for renovation
- to parishioners who have continued to support the Church financially during this time
Things we've learned during COVID-19: Get dressed every day. Go for a walk each day, even a short walk in the rain. Remember that "if thunder roars, go indoors." Have you contacted a new friend from within the Parish? Or someone you have met on your daily walk? Take up a hobby. Learn a new language. Learn a new instrument. Redecorate a room by shopping at your house. Have you shredded that box of old documents yet? Have you shopped your cupboard following your COVID eating? Maybe it is time for a change – over for Fall.
Thought of the Day: Be your own kind of beautiful!
A Humorous Note:
Dear members of St. Peter's Anglican, Calgary:
Due to the recent confusion regarding the kitchen renovation the Primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, in consultation with the Arch-Bishop of the Diocese of Calgary and her own Council, along with leading international designers and Environmental professionals, has decreed that the following design for St. Peter's Anglican Church of Calgary.
This decision is binding and final. Construction will begin on September 15, 2020, at 8:00 AM MDST.
The woman shown in the photograph of the new kitchen design is wearing the mandatory dress code while working in the kitchen.
To meet environmental requirements and the Church's responsibility of good Earth Stewardship, the hearth replaces any appliance using up electricity or natural gas. The fuel will be pellets from recycled wood waste and the kitchen water pump makes use of a recently discovered underground stream beneath the basement floor. Wastewater will be removed by buckets and used to water the community gardens growing vegetables that have replaced the front courtyard and side lawn and parking lot.
The refrigerator is to be replaced by the icebox as shown beside the hearth.
(The congregation will be required to make use of Public Transportation to get to church as all parking in the area is for the local residents and school. Parking will be strictly enforced by local authorities 24/7.)
All washrooms will be equipped with composting toilets and washbasins. Water will be drawn by pump and heated, if required, in the hearth. Water jugs are available to take the heated water to the washrooms.
Electric lighting throughout the church will be replaced by kerosene lanterns. Candles or any open flame is a fire hazard and will be restricted for the Sanctuary and Altar use only.
Winter heating will be accomplished with warm clothing and quilts. Bear in mind that Social Distancing will be strictly enforced by the sidepersons. :)