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January 17, 2021

Rev. Peggy McDonagh: 

A New Series Begins: Check your email for your invitation

 

A Message from Rev. Peggy

Hello friends, happy strange new year. 

It feels good to be back with you and to worship together again. (Check your email for your invitation.)

I am beginning a series that will take us through the Epiphany season up to the beginning of Lent.  The series is entitled, “God is Holding Your Life.”   If you click on this link you will be able to watch the “Trailer” for the series. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1DWlX7l9FYDwDpzBsX9nHJRMveriYkay0/view?usp=sharing 

I’ve attached the worship folder for those who wish to follow along (See MINISTRIES/WORSHIP to view and print).

  • Worship Space preparation: 
    • Christ candle,
    • container of some sort to hold your prayer concerns,
    • small pieces of paper. 
    • You may wish to place a picture of ‘cupped hands’ near the container.  There is an example in the worship older.

Each week we will take a moment to write prayer concerns on small pieces of paper. We will then place these prayers in a container, a symbolic action of placing them in God’s hands,

God’s care.  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 

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 

ANNOUNCEMENT

Sooth your soul in the sanctuary: Join Debbie and Brent in the sanctuary on Wednesday January 20 from 6:30-7:30 pm. Light a candle. Listen to some soft worshipful music. Open yourself to the Spirit and feel love wrap round you. 

If there is interest, Brent and I will continue to offer this time twice a month, on the first and third Wednesday of the month.

Email Debbie at [email protected] or let Chantal in the office know you are coming.

Maximum of 10 people at a time. 

A Message from Brent Tucker, music director at St. David's: 

Marry Christmas everyone! This year is certainly very different from any other and the Sunday morning music of the season is something that’s been hard not to be sharing in person this time around.  In its place, here’s a selection of Advent and Christmas organ music performed by Garrett and I for you to enjoy. 

Grab a cup of hot chocolate, sit by the fireplace and enjoy a December concert or play it as you wrap your Christmas presents.  However you listen, here’s our gift to you. 

God bless and Merry Christmas.  https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLMF06agoiQkLyxtmIEb1zV3R3qlpDq64k

Organists – Brent Tucker & Garrett KrauseCamera, Video, Recording Engineer & Editing – Garrett Krause

“When life gives you something that makes you feel afraid, that’s when life gives you a chance to be brave.”  Lupytha Hermin 

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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. 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'

January 10, 2021

Rev. Debbie Stockdale: Guiding Light

https://youtu.be/uGOEprSOAjY

Epiphany Sunday

January 3, 2021

Rev. Debbie:

https://youtu.be/RANQZuXNIgs

 "Take a Breath"

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UPCOMING EVENTS/REMINDERS/INVITATIONS/CELEBRATIONS 

  • 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.
  • 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. 
  • 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.
  • 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.