Are We Ready To Be In Community?

 Members of a Calgary church ravaged by COVID-19 in the early days of the pandemic are sharing their stories of grief and healing, after Alberta's chief medical health officer cited them as a cautionary tale. "I had the opportunity recently to talk to a faith leader whose faith community gathered together in mid-March before many of our public health measures were in place,” Dr Deena Hinshaw said Thursday. "The congregation had a worship service and then gathered together for a celebratory socia…

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Search Committee Updates

Dear Friends,As we move forward in our search for a part-time rector, your voice isso important. We need your input in matching your spiritual needs andour needs as a church with the candidates.There are several ways we can connect with you so that you can shareyour ideas and needs: via email, through one-on-one phoneconversations, and Zoom focus groups. If you are interested in being a part of this work, pleaseemail hcsearch@hcew.org and let us know how you would like toparticipate. We will be …

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Kathy Wellivers Speaks About Giving

Staying Home, Saving Lives, Giving GenerouslyIf you are like I am, staying home and “doing nothing” is hard. But it feels like we are in the home stretch. We can doing something while doing nothing. I have been keeping up with Holy Cross via the website and keeping up with Vestry meetings, and band meetings using Zoom. Staying connected in that way helps. But of course, I want to do more. So this morning, I submitted my pledge for the week. I did it online, using Realm, our secure online giving…

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Sacred Space

Sacred Space “Lord Jesus Christ, make this a temple of your presence and a house of prayer. Be always near us when we seek you in this place. Draw us to you, when we come alone and when we come with others, to find comfort and wisdom, to be supported and strengthened, to rejoice and give thanks. May it be here, Lord Christ, that we are made one with you and with one another, so that our lives are sustained and sanctified for your service”.From The Dedication and Consecration of a Church, BCP N…

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Love

LOVE was our Lord’s meaning Julian of Norwich, Showings During these 50 days of Easter we are reminded weekly that the revealing of the person Jesus as the embodiment of God’s essential nature is Love. As the 14th century English mystic Julian of Norwich summarized the Good News: “Love was our Lord’s meaning.” We might paraphrase the Gospel of John, for example, as saying: “The very Word that was spoken when God created the world has taken flesh among us, indeed as one of us—and that Word is…L…

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