Welcome to St John's!
St John's Anglican Church
4821 50 Street
Olds, Alberta T4H 1E4
Church Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Reverend Dr. Robert Sears
(NOTE: Dr. Sears is also 1/2 time Incumbent at St Cyprian, Lacombe. See Calendar for dates he is in Olds each month)
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.
Mustard Seed Donations
The Mustard Seed Red Deer is a ministry that seeks to build hope and well-being for our most vulnerable citizens through Jesus’ love. Ministries include serving meals, Bible Study, Prayer meetings, wellness advocacy, and providing clothing and personal items.
If you have items to donate, we have parishioners who will take them to Red Deer on a regular basis - simply leave items at the church bagged and labeled, "Mustard Seed."
Update Sept 2019 - the Mustard Seed indicates it is in particular need of SHOES for clients. Sturdy, comfortable shoes of all sizes are welcome.
IN THE DEANERY, DIOCESE AND CANADA
Ten Thousand Villages Shopping Event In Support of PWRDF
November 20, 220 Crowchild Trail NW, Calgary
The Ten Thousand Villages Crowchild store is once again generously opening its doors in support of PWRDF, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. The store will be open solely for PWRDF so this is a heads up to advertise the event to your churches, friends, families and wider contacts. We want to have a great turn-out which will benefit Ten Thousand Villages and PWRDF's partners and, of course, yourselves with a feast of shopping to be had in time for Christmas. Ten Thousand Villages will donate 15% of the takings that evening to PWRDF, so the more we shop, the more we'll be helping!
One Trilogy to Rule Them All
November 22 & 23, St James, Calgary
Are you a teen or youth leader? If so, St James invites you to our "One Trilogy to Rule Them All" event. We will marathon all three Lord of the Rings films over the two days, with commentary provided by our own Archbishop Greg! This event starts at 7:00 pm on Friday, November 22 and goes all the way until 6:00 pm on Saturday, November 23. Bring everything you need to spend the night. We will provide snacks, breakfast and lunch, as well as a few themed games to keep our energy up. Details can be found here, and don't forget to invite a friend or two.
Advent Retreat: "Awake, Prepare the Way, Be Ready"
November 23, Christ Church, Calgary
A guided day from 10 am to 2.30 pm of quiet, reflection, prayer and meditation with the intention of preparing for the Season of Advent. Learn about and engage in the spiritual practice of walking the labyrinth as you "Journey to Bethlehem" with Mary and Joseph, the shepherds, the magi and one another. Bring a bag lunch; snacks and beverages will be provided. Register through the Church office at (403) 243-4680, or email Kathy Chapman. Cost is $10 or freewill offering, payable at the Retreat.
Advent Vision Workshop
November 30, St Paul, Calgary
Theme is Three Keys to Discerning God’s Voice in Daily Life. Do you want to discover your true dream or Life’s purpose? Find new purpose? Would you like to learn tools to help you deal with fear, doubt, and worry and move toward your goals with confidence? Do you want to increase prosperity and stay in complete harmony with your highest values and Spiritual beliefs? If these questions resonate with you, come to this free Advent Vision Workshop! November 30 from 9 a.m. to noon. To register or for more information, contact Gael Hogan.
Cathedral Church of the Redeemer, Calgary Concert Series 2019/2020
The first concert in the 2019/2020 season of concerts will be on Saturday, November 9 at 5:45 pm. Neil Cockburn will perform a one-hour solo organ programme featuring the new continuo (chamber) organ, as well as the main Casavant organ at the Cathedral. The new continuo organ was specially built for the Cathedral by Bennett and Giuttari in Massachusetts, and was a gift from Cyril and Elizabeth Challice in memory of all the musicians who have served at the Cathedral. Works to be performed include Cesar Franck's Choral 1 in E major, and an arrangement of Edward Elgar's Pomp and Circumstance March No. 4 in G.
Upcoming concerts will be on Saturday, January 11 and Saturday, February 8, 2020. All concerts begin at 5:45 and will last approximately one hour, allowing you to go to another evening event afterwards. General admission is $10 (cash only), payable at the door. Program details may be found here. Details of the new continuo organ may be found here. For further information, please call the Cathedral office at (403) 269-1905.
August 20 to 23, Calgary
The Canadian Lutheran Anglican Youth (CLAY) Gathering is coming to Calgary! Take advantage of this unique opportunity for Calgary-area Lutheran and Anglican congregations to participate in this exciting national event, both as participants and as volunteers. If you are interested in learning more about what CLAY is and how you or your congregation can be involved, please join the upcoming online info session specifically for local congregational leaders.
CLAY 101 - Friday, November 1, 2019 from 12:00 - 12:45 pm. Click here to sign up. Topics covered will be: What happens at CLAY? How many youth do we need to have to participate as a Home Team? What is required to bing a Home Team? What supports are available to help us send a Home Team?What volunteer opportunities are available? How do I sign up to volunteer?
For more information on CLAY 2020, click here.
CSMM Exciting Announcements!
The Calgary School for Mission and Ministry is thrilled to announce that a Trial Run of the first courses for the Licensed Lay Ministry Program will take place November 7 to 9 at the FCJ Retreat Centre, allowing its instructors and logistics team to have a practice run at providing a great program. A small group of lay people have been asked to participate and give feedback. Watch for results, because...
The first courses for students are planned for June 18 to 20, 2020. If you are interested in being part of this first weekend, contact email@example.com for an application, or check out the Diocesan website after October 1, 2019 to access online registration. You must apply by December 31, 2019 to be eligible for the June course!
Anglican Communion Alliance
The latest newsletter from the ACA is now available. Click here to read the full newsletter. For more information on the ACA, visit anglicancommunionalliance.ca/