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This Month: A prayer Created by our Confirmation Candidates

Dear God,You are perfect in every way. You are the Lord Almighty and yet so kind and helpful to all of us. Your Spirit enlightens us. We confess that sometimes we are too busy to pray. We are sorry that sometimes we swear and sometimes we lie to our parents. We pray for your forgiveness. We thank you for fresh air, fresh food and green grass. We thank you for the light so that we can see each other and also be reminded of your heavenly light. We thank you for our own good health and for the health of our families and friends. And we ask you to take special care of our grandparents and give them the strength to carry on. We thank you for our friends and for being able to talk and share with them. For laughter and smiles. We ask for your help with our studies and especially with exams. It is tough growing up and it makes life easier when our teachers and families understand this and support us. Watch over those children who are confused and feel alone. Give them faith and the knowledge that you are always there for them. We pray that those with evil intentions receive help and guidance to change. We pray for shelter for the homeless, jobs for the unemployed and food for the hungry. We pray for wars to cease and that all problems between nations be resolved. Our prayers are offered to You in Jesus’ name. Amen.

COMING EVENTS; Holy Nativity and Elsewhere

Eucharists & Lenten Series:

Wednesdays: Eucharist- 7:30 pm followed at 8:00 by:

March 28 – Mandy Gravells, Artist and fabric designer: “From the Sacred to the Profane”, slide presentation and discussion of liturgical work.

Apr. 4 – Foothills Camera Club – “Light & Darkness”, slide presentation.

1. LADIES FAITH & FELLOWSHIP: Wed. mornings 9:15 – 11:00 am, at Holy Nativity. Present study continues through April 4 – “Discovering Your Spiritual Gifts” by Phyllis Bennett: “With all of life’s ‘to do’ lists, household tasks, appointments and stress, enjoy taking time to step back from the details to get a big-picture view of who you are and why God needs you as part of his ‘play’.” Childcare is provided. For more information call Jane Ranshaw 254-1017.


3. MARRIAGE ENCOUNTER WEEKEND: April 6-8. Registration forms at back. Information and registration: Kevin & Claudine McWhinney 241-8447 or Tom & Diane West 278-7492.

4. HISTORY AND SYMBOLISM OF THE JEWISH PASSOVER April 8, Palm Sunday. Multi-age hands-on learning experience in the parish hall, following the 9:00 am and 11:00 am services

5. CHILDREN’S GOOD FRIDAY SERVICE April 13, 10:00 am, parish hall.
This is a 45-minute non-communion iterative worship event. Arrive 20 minutes early to enable your children to create a cross. Hot cross buns and refreshments to be served following the service.

April 20-21, St. Peter’s Ang. Church, Calgary. Theme:”Healing Our Families”
Leaders: Linda and Barry Hollowell, Diane Lang, Cynthia Wild.
Reg. Fee; $30 for both days, or $20 for one day. Fees include meals.
Deadline for Registration. Apr. 7.
Registration forms and agenda available at the church.

7. ‘WALKING THE LABYRINTH” Parish hall, Sunday April 22 (a Sunday School activity, at 9:00 and 11:00 am services)

8. “JUST FRIENDS” POTLUCK SUPPER Due to Easter, will be held Apr. 22 this month.
If you will be eating alone that evening, for any reason, join us in the Friendship Room at 5:30 pm and turn your ‘table for one’ into a pleasant evening with others who would
also otherwise be eating alone.

9. FAMILY DANCE Friday, April 27, 7:00 – 9:30 pm, parish hall

10. POWERHOUSE OF PRAYER WORKSHOP Apr. 28; 9:00am – 3:30 pm. St. Barnabas Anglican Church. Facilitators: Bishop Barry and Pat Curtis. $15.00 includes lunch. Application forms available at the church.

11. “SPRING FESTIVAL: THE WATERLOO ACCORD”: a conference for Clergy and Laypersons; College of Emmanuel & St. Chad, Saskatoon, Sask. May 1- 3. All lectures open to the public. Information and free registration call Cheryl 306-975-3753.

12. “SPIRITUAL CORNERSTONES OF PASTORAL CARE” Wed. May 9, 7:30 pm, St. Peter’s Anglican Church. Speaker: Dr. Peggy Rodway, Professor in the Faculty of Social Work, U of C. Topic: Aspects of Spirituality important to the Church and the professional community – meditation, prayer, acceptance, forgiveness, hope & serenity.

13. SUMMER SCHOOL FOR LAYPERSONS College of Emmanuel & St. Chad, Saskatoon, Sask. July 7 – 13. Cost $425.00 includes tuition, meals and accommodation. Theme: “Learning, Teaching, and Sharing the Faiath”. See Conferences booklet for more info.

Anglican – Pioneer Lodge, Sundre
– Junior (8-11yrs) – Aug. 19 – 26
– Teen 912-15yrs0 – Aug 19 -26
– Young Adult Canoe Trip – Aug. 21-26 (leaves from Rocky Mountain House)
Application forms will be available after Easter.
Volunteer Staff needed for camps:
– craft person – Jr. camp
– drama leaders – Jr. & Teen camps
– camp nurse
– program director for both camps
– up to 20 cabin leaders (min. age 17 yrs)
– two mature adults (one male, one female) to accompany the canoe trip
For more details or to apply for any of these positions contact the office of St. Michael’s, Canmore, 403-678-5191 weekdays 9-noon.

Lutheran – Camp Kuriakos, Sylvan Lake
Camps run from March through November for all ages. Brochures available at the church.
Upcoming Services top

Sundays, March 25 – April 8 (Palm Sunday)

8:00 am Said Eucharist
9:00 am Contemporary Eucharist
11:00 am Traditional Eucharist

Thursdays, March 28 – May 31

Regular Thursday morning Eucharist and bible study, 9:30 am – 11:30 am

Holy Week Services

Mon. Apr. 9 – 7:30 pm Eucharist
Tues. Apr. 10 – 7:30 pm Eucharist
Wed. Apr. 11 – 7:30 pm Eucharist
Thurs. Apr. 12 – 7:00 pm Seder Supper/ Eucharist
– come and acknowledge Passover as Christ did before his
crucifixion. Learn the significance of symbolic food. See what it
means to us as Christians. NOTE: this is not a meal though there
will be small amounts of food to sample as a symbolic learning
experience of our Judeo-Christian heritage. Because Seder is
very holy and sacred to the Jewish community we do not want to
trivialize it but use it as a teaching medium.
Fri. Apr. 13 – 10:00 am Family Good Friday Service: See Activities, above, for
– 12:00 noon – Cantata “The Last Words of Jesus”
– 1:00 pm – Meditations on the Cross
Sat. Apr. 14 – 7:00pm -The Great Vigil of Easter/Baptism (BASp.322)
Incense will be used.

Easter Sunday, April 15

8:00 am Said Eucharist
9:00 am Contemporary Eucharist (No Sunday School)
11:00 am Traditional Eucharist (No Sunday School)

Sundays, April 22 – May 6

8:00 am Said Eucharist
9:00 am Contemporary Eucharist
11:00 am Traditional Eucharist

Sunday, May 13

10:00 am family service: “Joy”, with Clowns for Christ

Sundays, May 20 (Victoria Day Weekend)- June 3

8:00 am Said Eucharist
9:00 am Contemporary Eucharist
11:00 am Traditional Eucharist

Sunday, June 3 Pentecost Teacher Appreciation Sunday

This will be the last day of regular Church School classes.
Clown for Christ, “Lovey”, will visit 9:00 and 11:00 church schools
Donuts following 9:00 am service; Hot dog lunch following 11:00 am service


Palm Sunday, April 8/01
Isaiah 50;4-9a
Psalm 31:9-16
Philippians 2:5-11
Luke 22:14-23:56

Easter, April 15/01
Acts 10:34-43
Psalm 118:1-2,14-24
1 Corinthians 15;19-26
Luke 24;1-12

Easter 2, Apr 22/01
Acts 5;27-32
Psalm 118:14-29 0r 150
Revelation 1:4-8
John 20;19-31

Easter 3, Apr.29/01
Acts 9:1-6,7-20
Psalm 30
Revelation 5:11-14
John 21:1-19


First Sunday:
Food Bank – please mark donations with a value.

Second Sunday:
Sandwich making for Exit- 12:45pm, Church Kitchen

Third Sunday:
“Just Friends” Potluck Supper
5:30pm, Friendship Room

First Monday:
Corporation. 7:00pm

Second Monday:
Vestry, 7:00pm

Last Monday:
Pastoral Care Committee. 1:30 pm, Friendship Room

Second Wednesday:
Lay Readers, 7:30 pm
Worship committee (Bi-monthly)

Third Saturday:
Men’s Group Breakfast, 8:30 am

Usually Friday, Every Second Week (but see our website: check out LINKS page)
Youth Group, 7:00 pm


Apr. 14, June 3, Sept. 16, Nov. 4, Nov. 26; 2001

CHURCH OFFICE: (403)278-0001

Hours: 9:00am – 1 pm Weekdays
After hours: please leave message on machine.