On the Move (May 26, 2017)


On the Move………..At St. Martin’s 

For The Week Of May 26, 2017

Parish News ______________________ 

May 27th — Prayer and Private Parts, II. Knox Presbyterian Church 9:00-11:00 am. A continuation of our conversation around sex, gender, sexual orientation and their connection to our wholeness as spiritual beings. Led by Jill Thompson. Prayer and Private Parts, Part I will be offered again this fall, date tbd.

May 28th— this Sunday will be a “Q & A” sermon. Come prepared with your questions.

May 28th, June 4th, 11th and 25thBusy: Restoring Connection To An Unhurried God. A Darkwood Brew, lively video presentation with time throughout to talk in small groups based on questions provided. Our six part series exploring the personal and spiritual benefits that come with slowing things down and aligning ourselves to God’s time continues. Knox Presbyterian Church lounge, 4:00-5:30 pm.

Wednesday, May 31st — Family Hike. 6:30 – 8:30 pm – Griffith Woods, Discovery Ridge, SW. There is an official parking lot with bathrooms located at Discovery Ridge Cove SW (look it up on Google Maps before you go because it’s tricky to find the first time). This is where we will meet.

Holy Communion & Bible Study —now being offered only on the first Thursday of each month, at 10:00 am. The next one will be June 1st.

June 4th – Pentecost Sunday- come to the special service to celebrate this high feast day. 

The Consecration of Indigenous Bishop-Elect Sidney Black will be held on Saturday, June 3rd, at 11:00 am, at The Arbour on Siksika. All clergy and lay folk are welcome. Clergy are to wear alb and red stole. Directions to The Arbour: Three minute drive south of the town of Gleichen, at the intersection of Hwys 901 and 547.

Wednesday, June 7th — Family Hike. 6:30 – 8:30 pm – Jack Rabbit Trail, South Glenmore Park SW. To get to the trailhead take 14th Street South to 90th Avenue. Turn right (West) and continue past the first sign for South Glenmore Park. Turn at the second sign that says Weaselled Parking Lot. This is where we will meet.

Saturday, June 10th — Family Hike. 10:00 am – Big Hill Springs Park. Meet in the parking lot.

Common Cup Saturday ConcertJune 10th (A contemporary Christian music group of 6 men from the United Church across Canada). **Note: this group wrote many familiar contemporary songs we sing including: “Draw the Circle Wide” and “She Flies On”. Performing for one night only @ Wild Rose United Church Tickets $15/person before April 30 $20/person after April 30 (Tickets @ the door that evening will be $5 more) Tickets for the Common Cup Saturday Concert can be purchased ahead of time from Carol Hayes (403)239-6658 or via cahayes@shaw.ca

June 11th — Blessing Of The Wheels. All “wheels” welcome!

Wednesday, June 14th — Family Hike. Details still to be determined.

June 18th — Father’s Day. We will celebrate our “dads” at worship with a sub sandwich and “beer” lunch.

June 18th — The Sacrament Of Confirmation, 4:00 pm at Christ Church.

Cooking With Friends – This fun time of cooking and fellowship will be held Thursdays, April 6th – June 8th, 10:30  am – 1:00 pm, at Knox Presbyterian Church. All welcome!

Other Items Of Interest

May 25th — CAUSE Canada’s Annual Fundraising Event. What if we imagined what we could do together to end extreme poverty…and then we did it. Join us at 6:00 pm at Pinebrook Golf and Country Club for an evening that includes a sit-down dinner, live music, silent and live auctions, and an opportunity to experience CAUSE Canada’s work in West Africa and Central America. Learn more about how CAUSE Canada is working with people living in extreme poverty. Cost: $100 per ticket or $700 per table for a table of 8. Tickets are available online at www.eventbrite.ca/e/whatif-tickets-33024417923 or call us at 403-678-3332.

May 27th —Prayer: The School Of Hope Conference. 9:30 – 3:30 pm at St. Michael’s in Canmore. Many today feel anxious and afraid about their future. Whether it be the weight of financial need, job loss, sickness, or the ordinary grind of every day life, it can be easy to feel overwhelmed. The church itself is not immune to such fear. With declining numbers, the ‘generation gap’, and the sting of controversy, it can be easy for the church to feel uneasy about its own future. How does prayer combat these feelings of fear and anxiety? Could prayer be a gift that helps us re-discover HOPE for our world, our church and ourselves? Join our speakers, Rev. Chris Roth, Friar Bob Mitchell (OMV), and Rev. Chris Nojonen as they discuss how an active and on-going prayer life is key to finding hope in such a chaotic world. The day will close with the Celebration of Eucharist, presided by Archbishop Greg Kerr-Wilson. Register by email: betttynadurak@gmail.com. List any and all dietary restrictions upon registry.

Auto-Debit:  Please consider making your donations to St. Martin’s through the auto-debit program.  Forms can be found on the St. Martin’s web site under About Us.

A Reminder from Your Counters:  Please ensure that your envelope number is written on your offertory cheques on the memo line. If you are donating cash, please write your envelope number, the word “cash” and the amount on the outside of the envelope. Thank you for making the counters’ ministry a little easier!

The United Way:  It is possible to donate to St. Martin’s through the United Way.  You may wish to consider doing this, in order to participate in a corporate United Way campaign, especially if your employer matches employee donations. In order to donate to St. Martin’s through the United Way, you need to designate your donation to “St Martin’s Anglican Church Of Canada”.  You can find St. Martin’s on the United Way’s website by its Charity Registration I.D. Number:  108029463RR0001. The United Way takes flat fee of $12 from all designated donations.  If you wish to donate in installments, the United Way will forward funds to St. Martin’s quarterly.  All installments, together, will be subject to a single $12 fee.


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