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May 9, 2021: 

Rev. Debbie Stockdale's retirement was celebrated regionally on May 9, 2021.

 St. David’s Congregation joined with Chinook Winds Region for worship in a service led by our very own Rev. Joanne Anquist. Joanne was very active in our music program at St. David's years ago. It was a delight to hear her singing voice behind the scenes. If you missed the service on Sunday morning, here is the Youtube link:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVIl5wMU5TkAVwggyhzGQhg

The reflection for the morning was presented by Rev. Jeff Chu, Theme speaker for the Chinook Regional United Church Conference and Co-host of the popular Evolving Faith Podcast. https://byjeffchu.com/about/

A brief synopsis of what he had to say can be found by clicking on SERMONS above. 

 A Message from Rev. Debbie Stockdale

Hello St. David's,

As to my retirement, more will be said in the weeks to come but I'd like you to know how important St. David's has been to me over the years. St. David's has been a tremendous part of my ministry journey, being both the congregation I discerned to ministry with as well as the last congregation I am serving with before retirement. It has been a great honour and gift to journey with you. Looking ahead, my last day is June 30. The Ministry and Personnel committee is busy lining up my replacement and you will be hearing more about that soon.

Next week, May 16, we will be back at our regular time, zooming to worship together.

Blessings,

Rev. Debbie

If you or someone you know would like to be in touch with a pastoral care concern, please call me at 587-999-9713 or email [email protected].

A Message from Brent Tucker: Here are three recordings for your listening enjoyment.  A big thank you to Garrett for recording and looking after all the video as well.  Hope you enjoy.  God bless.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCr4zOQ2Xvsqwe-kP_vKLFZA

“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    

  • CALGARY ALLIANCE FOR THE COMMON GOOD: St. David's is an active member of the CACG in Calgary, joining with some 30 other organizations, including churches, synagogues, temples, unions, etc. CACG offers many training, learning and acting opportunities as it works to make Calgary the best it can be. The Newsletter link can be found on the Ministries/Adult Spiritual Development page. You are most welcome to participate.  http://www.calgarycommongood.org/

May 9, 2021: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVIl5wMU5TkAVwggyhzGQhg

Rev. Joanne Anquist, McDougall United Church

May 2, 2021:https://youtu.be/cOQckSydSwc

Rev. Debbie Stockdale and Tom Frank -- "I am the Vine"

April 25, 2021: https://youtu.be/gmmbQU28Qn8

Rev. Dr. Wayne Holst 

April 18, 2021: https://youtu.be/zTxOSgAJIH8

Rev. Debbie Stockdale

April 4, 2021: https://youtu.be/9tCdgt9Qkf4

Easter Sunday Service: Rev. Peggy McDonagh and Rev. Debbie Stockdale

"What will you do with Easter?"

April 2, 2021

Good Friday Service: https://youtu.be/tiXp0vAoPu8

10 a.m.

March 28, 2021

Rev. Debbie Stockdale: https://youtu.be/_crWurd0thw

"Song of Preparation"-- Holy Vessels

Lent VI 

March 21, 2021

Rev. Peggy McDonagh: https://youtu.be/68l_iYHZAWc

"Restoration" -- Holy Vessels

Lent V

March 14, 2021: -- https://youtu.be/t-iCEgAG584

Holy Vessels with Rev. Debbie Stockdale

Lent IV

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

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

Lent III

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 

  • 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.