THIS MONTH AT ST JOHNS
St John's Anglican Church
4821 50 Street
Olds, Alberta T4H 1E4
Church Email: email@example.com
The Reverend Dr. Robert Sears
The Reverend Inez Hannett
To rent the church or parish hall for an event, contact St John's by email or phone 403.556.3967.
- $30 for Partial Day either morning, afternoon or evening
- $45 for Full Day
Prices subject to change by Parish Council. St John's Anglican Church reserves the right to accept or reject any booking request.
IN THE DEANERY, DIOCESE AND CANADA
New Primate Elected
On Saturday, June 13, the clergy and laity of General Synod elected Bishop Linda Nicholls as the new Primate of the Anglican Church of Canada.
Please pray as Archbishop Nicholls begins her ministry, that God will guide her with wisdom, discernment and grace as she leads the church.
We also thank God for the ministry of former Primate, Archbishop Fred Hiltz, and pray for him as he begins the next phase of his faith journey.
ACW Fall Retreat Day
Saturday, October 19, St. Peter's Anglican Church, Okotoks, 10 am to 3 pm
Women are invited to a Women's Fall Retreat Day, hosted by the Anglican Church Women. The theme will be, "An Eye To See" led by the Rev. Dr. Norman Knowles, in a Visio Divina format using the Saint John's Bible. Visio Divina shares roots with the ancient practice of Lectio Divina, inviting one to encounter the Divine through images. The Saint John's Bible invites readers of the Word to "listen...with the ear of your heart" and to "see with the eyes of faith." Please bring a bag lunch. To register, click here.
Bishop of Truro’s Independent Review for the Foreign Secretary of FCO Support for Persecuted Christians
Across the globe, in the Middle East, Asia and Africa, Christians are being bullied, arrested, jailed, expelled and executed. Christianity is by most calculations the most persecuted religion of modern times. Yet Western politicians until now have been reluctant to speak out in support of Christians in peril. Click here to read the full report on this topic.
Education for Ministry
Education for Ministry is a program of theological education for lay people. There are four years of study, but participants commit for one year at a time, meeting in small groups with a trained mentor. The program combines academic study with components to help participants take what they learn about Scripture, church history, theology and ethics into their own lives and hearts, supporting them to live out a vibrant baptismal ministry in the church and in the world.
2019/2020 Registration is ongoing. A second daytime class has been added, to begin in September. Registration is still open for this class.
For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Anglican Communion Alliance
The June newsletter of the ACA is now available. Click here to read the full newsletter.
For more information on the ACA, visit anglicancommunionalliance.ca/
Brian McLaren - Speaker
November 1 to 3, Wisdom Centre
Brian is an author, speaker, activist and public theologian. He is a leader in The Convergence Network, where he is developing an innovative mentoring program for pastors, church planters and lay leaders. Tickets are now on sale for this event. For information on Brian McLaren and other Wisdom Centre events, click here.