- Sunday, August 2
- 10:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist with childcare
This Week's Readings
- Tenth Sunday after Pentecost
- August 2, 2015
- 2 SAMUEL 11:26-12:13A
- PSALM 51:1-13
- EPHESIANS 4:1-16
- JOHN 6:24-35
Welcome to St. Peter's Anglican Church
- St. Peter's is a Christian community seeking to love God, grow in faith, and serve the world.
- We invite you to join us.
The Parish of St. Peter is a Christian faith community in the Anglican tradition located in beautiful Winnipeg, Manitoba.
St. Peter's is committed to establishing relationships - with God and with one another. We believe that relationships are critical in our high-tech/low-touch world and we want to create an environment in which everyone has the opportunity for a life-changing relationship with God.
Daily Bible Readings
Have you ever wondered how to make Bible reading a part of your daily life? There are many ways to do this but one resource for Anglicans is the Daily Office Lectionary beginning on page 450 of the Book of Alternative Services (B.A.S). This resource offers daily Bible readings on a two year cycle.
Of course, not everyone has a B.A.S. at home so, for the convenience of our readers, St. Peter's is pleased to connect you with Forward Movement Daily Reading which provides readings for each day based on the Lectionary.
The Altar Guild at St. Peter's
By E. Mary DeGrow
My first memory of an Altar Guild is going with my mum to St. Barnabas, Deep River on a Saturday morning and sitting on the floor putting Brasso on the processional cross and then polishing it. The cross was quite elaborate and someone bigger than me had to polish it again afterward. I think I might have been 5.
Fortunately, for those of us on the Altar Guild at St. Peter’s, the processional cross is quite plain, no elaborate curlicues to get polish out of and we only do that job about twice a year. And we don't have much brass to do.
The rest of the work of the Altar Guild is really very simple and straightforward. We prep the church for each service. That means putting out the chalices, the bread and wine and all the linens that are used during the Eucharist. After service, we wash everything and put it away, take the linen home, wash and iron it there, and return it as soon as possible.
For Easter and Christmas, we do some decorating with plants and flowers. There is a separate group that does the flowers for regular services. That is Sally Cranston, Janet Bouskill, Susan Sprange and yours truly when needed. If you want to give flowers on a certain Sunday, you sign up on the sheet on the sacristy door and one of the above will contact you to ask what you would like.
Our groups usually work a month at a time, for 4 Sundays in a row. This makes knowing where the linen is easier and scheduling simpler, both for the members and for the secretary, Ellen Gould.
Being part of the Altar Guild is a very easy but essential part of making the services run smoothly. If you are interested in being part of this please let me or the co-convenor, Cori Dorrian know. You would be added onto a team until you felt comfortable with the work and then would form a part of a new team.
Road to Reconciliation - Shoal Lake 40 First Nation
We are all familiar with Manitoba singer and songwriter Steve Bell. Many of us enjoyed his concert here at St. Peter's a few years ago.
Through recent media attention, we are all also becoming more familiar with the long-standing injustice to Shoal Lake 40 First Nation, whose lives were radically altered by the building of the Winnipeg aquaduct 100 years ago. Among other things, this community has lived with unsafe water for the last seventeen years while we have enjoyed the benefits of an ample, safe, water supply.
Steve Bell is encouraging as many people as possible to join him in signing a petition to the House of Commons which asks the following:
"Please honour your fiduciary obligation to the people of Shoal Lake 40 First Nation by funding your share of the cost to build them a permanent all-weather road, linking their community to the Trans Canada Highway (after 100 years forced isolation) so that they may have reasonable access to the means of economic exchange and development, and to their basic human right of clean drinking water."
To learn more about this campaign and the plight of Shoal Lake 40 First Nation please go to: http://stevebell.com/2015/07/road-to-reconciliation-shoal-lake-40-first-nation/ You will find links to the petition as well as to more detailed information about the history of the aqueduct and its effect on the people it displaced. In addition to this, Shoal Lake 40 has produced a series of videos which can be accessed through Steve's site.
If you prefer, the following link will take you directly to the petition: http://community.sumofus.org/petitions/road-to-reconciliation-provide-access-to-clean-drinking-water-for-the-people-of-shoal-lake
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Visit from John Kafwanka
Sunday, June 14, 2015
St. Peter’s was very pleased to welcome the Rev. John Kafwanka to our worship on Sunday, June 14, 2015. Originally from Zambia, John is the Director of Mission for the world-wide Anglican Communion with offices in London, UK. He is passionate about discipleship: Read More
St. Peter's Vestry
What has your Vestry been working on?
At this half-way point in the year, you may be wondering what your Vestry leadership team has been working on? This is a good time to offer an update because our areas of intentional focus have recently been further developed. Read More
What's Coming at St. Peter's
September 19, 2015 Giant Garage Sale
watch for details
Take This Bread: the spiritual memoir of a twenty-first century Christian
Study and Conversation about this book by Sara Miles. Saturday, October 3, 2015, 8:30 a.m. at FortWhyte Alive Details
Mark Your Calendar for the Fall 2015 Adult Education Event
- Why Go to Church? The Drama of the Eucharist
- Beginning Tuesday, October 13 at 7:00 p.m, with repeat sessions beginning Sunday, October 18 following worship, these seven weeks of discussion sessions will open up the meaning of the Eucharist for you and enrich your worship experience. Books can be ordered through the church office. Details
The Season after Pentecost
Also called Ordinary Time. It is through the regular worship of this season that we discover
the deeper meaning of the more dramatic seasons of the church year. It is during this season that we discern how we are called to live
according to Jesus’ life, death and teachings.