Remembrance: Our Future is their Monument

Remembrance: Our Future is their Monument

By: Andrew Davies-Scott For most of us war is only seen through the eye of a lens. Terrible things happening on the other side of the world, never really becoming embedded into our subconscious. No, for most of us war is a thought, an imaginary place where the good...

Remembrance Day: For What?

Tomorrow is Remembrance Day and many people will be attending one of the many ceremonies.  Where is the value in this day? For some it will be saying thanks to the soldiers who were injured or killed in one of the wars or in peacekeeping, thanks for their sacrifices...

Change in Plans for Lectionary Study

The Tuesday morning lectionary study will finish for now on November 28.  December is reserved for Christmas and other preparations and activities.  The new schedule of readings for study is as follows: Nov 14 Matthew 25:1-13; 25:14-30; 31-46 ( Parables of the...
A Report on Messy Church

A Report on Messy Church

The Messy Church Conference at Wycliffe College in Toronto last week was interesting, and stories I heard there have implications for potential and current ministry at St. Andrew’s and, possibly, for Deer Park. Holy Trinity Anglican on White Avenue in Edmonton...

An Apparent Future for Religious Institutions

The following article provides insight into trends in the United States regarding religious institutions, especially Christian ones.  In the short term, St. Andrew’s seeking ways to prolong its effectiveness at serving our mission in the world through...
SEA SCAPES FOR ALBERTANS

SEA SCAPES FOR ALBERTANS

 Joyce Moore is a part of St. Andrew’s congregation and for the past 27 years, her column called Outdoor Journal has appeared in the regional section of six weekly newspapers south of Calgary.  So that more people can enjoy Joyce’s insights and musings, we...
Cross Connections:  Dementia

Cross Connections: Dementia

Here is the presentation I prepared for Cross Connections today on Dementia. Cross Connections Lunch and Learn October 19, 2017:  Dementia Attitudes and Fears Regarding Dementia: An Open Discussion Are you afraid of experiencing dementia?  If so, why? What are your...
Slogging for Our Goal

Slogging for Our Goal

A challenge for any person or organization is to keep slogging for a goal for long periods of time. Rev. Jim Kenney’s blog is based on Philippians 4:1-9 and Matthew 22:1-14. In the fall of 1982, we decided to build our dream home on an acreage we had purchased...
Anticipation: June 2018 & the Milk River

Anticipation: June 2018 & the Milk River

The shift in weather has me giving up on any more canoeing this year. I am starting planning for a canoe trip on the Milk River for the weekend of June 23 and 24. My plan is to leave Friday, June 22 and drive to the town of Milk River for camping at the campground in...