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March 7, 2021: https://youtu.be/1OrAsyiGlow

Guest Speaker: Dr. Michael Trew -- "COVID Demons"

Lent III: Holy Vessels with Rev. Peggy McDonagh

Check your email for your invitation to worship Sunday Morning, March 7, 2021 at 10 a.m. Please take a minute to preview the trailer for this beautiful series:  https://drive.google.com/file/d/1RhE6DW4PINSEWtK45FwMR6jYXr3mFWEd/view?usp=sharing 

A Message from Rev. Peggy McDonagh: 

Hello Beloved People,

This Sunday we continue our journey through a Lenten season of recovery.Our Lenten series, “Holy, Vessels, A Lenten Season of Recovery” tells us that each of us is created a precious and holy vessel of embodied love. 

Join us on this Sunday as we consider the brokenness of mental health amongst all God’s people. 

Ocean glass is an important symbol of this series so if you are able to find some (dollar store, etc.) you can place them in your worship space for a more interactive worship experience. Blessing of the day; Peace and love,

Rev. Peggy McDonagh 

“When life gives you something that makes you feel afraid,

that’s when life gives you a chance to be brave.” 

Lupytha Hermin 

Lent Series Kits

If you wish to participate interactively during this Lenten series, we ask that you gather a few materials for your worship space :

  • Sand,
  • sea glass,
  • empty vessels (jars, etc.).

One suggestion is setting up a sandbox to be kept in a special place throughout Lent. During the series you can add elements to your sand box.

If you find yourself in need of a practice that can help settle yourself in the midst of anxiety, here is the healing practice Betty Minnifie has taught us.

Harmonizing Your Energy: Move slowly through each step:

  1. Place left hand over your heart and the right hand below your belly button, slowing your breath.
  2. Place elbows at side of body, level with belly button, with palms facing each other. Notice movement of energy between palms.
  3. Cross arms over your chest, place palms on your shoulders.
  4. Place hands with fingers interlaced over the stomach. 
  5. Palms facing the sky, wiggle fingers to share your energy with the universe.

Remember that God is with us, holding us in love and strength, that the light of Christ offers hope in tough times and that the Spirit walks with us every day of our lives.

“Let your joy be in your journey – not in some distant goal”   Tom Cook 

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COVID-19 has made a difference in our lives, for sure, but our St. David's community remains such an important part of our week. We last met as a congregation on March 15, 2020. We do remember the gala occasion of Rev. Peggy's birthday, one year ago today (February 19, 2020)

Plans for returning continue to be a work in progress. Stay tuned!!

“Center of your heart is the center of the Universe. 

Go to that center and radiate positive vibration

for the well-being of humanity [and all created life].”                 

- Amit Ray

‘Peace, Bliss, Beauty and Truth'

February 28, 2021: https://youtu.be/_TCmDSyCl-U

Rev. Peggy McDonagh: "Holy Vessels of Embodied Love for the Healing of the World"

Lent II

February 20, 2021

Rev. Peggy McDonagh: https://youtu.be/yqqsE-4gFoI

"Vessels: Holy and Whole" 

Lent I

February 17, 2021: https://youtu.be/omVf0FFMI5M

Ash Wednesday 7:00 p.m. 

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UPCOMING EVENTS/REMINDERS/INVITATIONS/CELEBRATIONS 

  •  Details for the Monday Night Book Study can be found on the MINISTRIES/Adult Spiritual Development Ministries Page. 
  • Staying connected has become ever more important as we continue during this Time of COVID-19. Be safe, open your phone directories and make a call to someone who might just be waiting to hear from you and know that the St. David's community exists wherever we are - at home, in our community or in church.
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  • If you know of someone who might like to receive one of our online worship services please feel free to forward it and remind people to send their email address to us so we can keep connected. Reflections for the Worship Services can be found by clicking on SERMONS at the top of this page. P.S. Since beginning this time of COVID-19 our email list has increased by almost 90 addresses. 
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  • Check out our FACEBOOK page at Facebook at St. David's.  Additional resources for United Church congregants include https://chinookwindsregion.ca. 
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  • If you are unable to attend church but wish to contribute your offering to the life and work of St. David's, you may do so by clicking on the link at the top of the Home Page or contacting the office at 403 284 2276 for assistance.
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  • PRAYER CONCERNS The prayer chain is committed to praying for you in times of crisis for a period of 30 days.  Please contact the office or one of the ministers.