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September 26, 2021: Rev. Peggy McDonagh

"Light of Life" 

Sacred Earth. Sacred Work: Creation as Blessing 

A Message from Rev. Peggy: 

My dear friends, this Sunday, September 26th I will be worshipping with you as your worship leader.  It is at once exciting and a little daunting, but I look forward to being with you again. The indigenous community has asked that, if people are willing, to wear an orange shirt or something orange this Sunday and on the 30th.  They deeply appreciate our show of support. 

I invite you to join me on a journey during this Creation time entitled Sacred Earth, Sacred Work.  In your worship space you might like to have a candle to represent the Christ candle and I am inviting people to designate a special offering container or holder of some kind that we will use to place a special offering each week (if you are willing), and at the end of the series these offerings can be sent to the church.  Thanks for your generosity. 

Your invitation to our ZOOM service for Sunday has been emailed today. If you would like to be added to our email listing, contact the church at 403 284 2276 or [email protected]

Also attached are two announcements: Crab Apple Jelly Fundraiser and Friendship Club. Please open those attachments and read the information provided.  I look forward to seeing you on Sunday and please find moments to be outdoors and enjoy our beautiful fall weather. 

Blessings, 

Peggy 

Please Note: Office hours at St. David's will comply with the newly issued Alberta guidelines. Our office administer will be operating from home. Call 403 284 2276 to leave voice mail (for Rev. Peggy, Amy, Brent, Roberto, Wayne, Walley)

With Rev. Peggy back and, along with our new Pastoral Care minister, Amy Haynes, we have a fall to look forward to with eagerness. Council regrets to inform you that, with the severity of the Fourth Wave of COVID-19, our plan for a welcome back service on September 26, 2021 will be delayed until further notice. We will gather on ZOOM Sunday mornings. The mandatory restrictions that were announced on September 15, 2021 by the Alberta government can be accessed by clicking of the following link: https://www.albertahealthservices.ca/topics/Page16944.aspx

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“The Centre of your heart is the centre of the Universe. Go to that centre 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/  The Annual AGM for CACG will be held on ZOOM, Thursday, September 23, beginning at 9 a.m. If you copy and paste the address, St. David's attendendees at the last General Assembly are found in the centre of the picture, right side. 

SEED OF MEDITATION

"You can believe in whatsoever you like, but the truth remains the truth, no matter how sweet the lie may taste.”

― Michael Bassey Johnson

You can find the worship guide for the service on MINISTRIES/Worship page and attached to your ZOOM invitation which has been emailed to you.  You might want to print the guide to enhance your worship experience. 

May your weekend be full of blessings. 

September 19, 2021: https://youtu.be/vaAVEoVDeAY

Amy Haynes, Pastoral Care Ministry for St. David's on ZOOM

Click on MINISTRIES/WORSHIP to find the Worship Folder for Sunday's Service 

September 12, 2021: https://youtu.be/dG0wNY_j6U0

Dr. Richard Christmas and Diane Bates

Science, God and Us. 

September 5, 2021: There will not be a service on Sunday.

You are invited to attend online the Third Annual City Pride Service offered by Calgary's Affirming Network.  https://affirmingconnections.com/what-were-up-to. St. Davidians will be participating in the service. 

August 29, 2021: Rev. Tim Nethercott presiding: "Clean and Unclean" 

Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23 (NRSV)

Deb Charnuski offered "Little Gifts of New Life," joining us from Niagara.

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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.