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St. Martin's

 

Epiphany & Lent 2019 Newsletter

Note from the Rector

As was announced on Sunday, November 18, I will be

taking a short “Sabbath” break from January 1 through

February 28, 2019. This time to rest and rejuvenate

after 15 years of ministry will be a true blessing. The

Rev. Roy Darcus will be permanent supply during this

time for Sunday services (and funerals if they arise) and

for pastoral care as needed. The parish will be in very

good hands!

Work on the building will continue and programs will

resume upon my return. Read further for upcoming

events and opportunities. Blessings,

Natasha+


 
Save the Dates
Lent/Holy Week 2019

Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper
Seatings at 5:00 and 6:00 pm
Tuesday, March 5
Knox Presbyterian Church

Ash Wednesday
7:00 pm 
Wednesday, March 6
Knox Presbyterian Church

Maundy Thursday Agape Meal with Foot washing and Holy Communion
Thursday, April 18, 6:30 pm
Knox Presbyterian Church

Good Friday, April 19, 11:00 am
Calgary Academy

Easter Sunday, April 21


Moving forward from the news this fall that the Diocese decided not to exercise its option to locate its offices

within our future space, the building committee is hard at work preparing new concepts and all the other

components needed for asking for Phase 3 approval from the Diocesan Property Committee in the early part

of next year. The Diocesan process has 5 phases and we intend to move as expeditiously as possible through

the process while ensuring clarity of terms and parish engagement. If you have any questions, please contact

the members of the building committee: Laurie McIntosh, Paul Knowles and Tom Martin.


 

Unbelievable—book study continues

Our read through chapters of Unbelievable continues this

Lent. In this book, the Rt. Rev. John Shelby Spong presents

his thoughts on how to recast the way we present our faith

in a way that can speak to the un-churched, post-modern

world in which we live. Come for some lively and thought-provoking

conversation!

Dates: Wednesdays, March 13, 20, 27, April 4, 11

Time: 1:30 pm & 7 pm

Where: Knox lounge

Lenten Formation Resource

Lex orendi, lex credendi. This phrase captures a deep truth that our

worship shapes how and what we believe. As Anglicans, the forms of

worship given to us in the Book of Common Prayer are central to our

lives as people of faith. How we pray together, the language used, the

liturgical acts provided all teach us our “God talk”, our theology—not

only how we talk about God, but how we talk with God in a fully

embodied sense. The disciplines of prayer and worship form us over

time, shaping our hearts and minds by their deep and abiding wisdom.

This Lent, you are invited to “try on” the Anglican tradition of Morning

and/or Evening Prayer. The commitment level can be every day, 3

times a week, Morning Prayer, Evening Prayer, both—whatever works

for you. A booklet has been prepared with the full services laid out

including the list of appointed readings (have a Bible handy) and the

canticles. Like any discipline, it takes time and some days it will be

uplifting and some days not, but each time the soul is being formed.


Annual Meeting of Parishioners
Sunday, February 24th will be Annual Meeting of Parishioners for

St. Martin’s. In addition to hearing about the past year, we will

approve the budget for 2019 and elect new wardens and parish

council members.

Kate Newburn will become the Rector’s Warden. Karly Astley-

Haigh and Jeff Davidson will be standing for election as People’s

Wardens. Pamella Manning, Ken Noland, Marilyn Nesbitt, and

Ben Fong will be continuing on as parish council members. Mollie

Cole has agreed to stand for election to parish council.

A tremendous thank you to both Michael Black and Tom Martin for

their many years of service in the roles of Rector’s Warden and

Assistant Rector’s warden. They have been steady hands at the

helm through the past years where so much as changed in terms of

our future building plans. Our parish is deeply grateful to you

both for your commitment, expertise and guidance over the years.

 


 


 
Office Hours:

Tuesday: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Wednesday: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Thursday: 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Friday: 9:00 – 1:00 pm
Weekly Worship
Thursday morning Eucharist and Bible Study the first Thursday of each month, 10:00 am

Sundays:

8:30 am Holy Communion at Knox Presbyterian (Morning Prayer is said the first Sunday of the month)

10:00 am Sung Holy Communion at Calgary Academy with Sunday School and Youth programs.
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