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Tuesday, 09 April 2019 10:46

Prayer Sheet For April 7th, 2019

Diocesan Cycle of Prayer

St. George, Calgary and Clara King, their Priest

The Men’s Spring Cursillo – April 11 to 14

Our companion Diocese of the Windward Islands; the Cathedral Church of St. George (Parish of St. George & St. Andrew) with Transfiguration, The Ascension and Holy Redeemer and their priest Samuel Nichols

Diocesan Officers: Grenville John, Idris Baptiste, Clifton Nedd and Dionne John

Please keep in prayer:

Monday, 25 March 2019 14:22

Jacques Plamondon

After moving to Okotoks in 1998, Jacques and his wife Carolyn began attending St. Peter’s because the people were very friendly and the atmosphere so inviting.  At home with his family, and in Quebec where he grew up, Jacques is actually “Jack”.  Only in Okotoks and Calgary do people use the French pronunciation of his name.  Go figure!  They have one daughter, Dayna who lives in Lethbridge with her family including Jacques’ first grand-daughter Olivia.  If he gets his hands on the baby, Grandpa is highly unlikely to give her up and Grandma is out of luck!
Jacques retired in 2017 and has had about enough of that!  He is a professional Chef by trade, having trained in the Canadian Army based in Alert, NWT. At one time he was the Canadian equivalent to the chef on Air Force One in the US, and prepared meals for the Queen!  He has done the catering for the many events we host; among them fundraiser dinners, women’s breakfasts and other celebrations.  Under his direction, St. Peter’s Stampede Breakfasts for 400-500 people were a special favorite to those who attended, and except for one year when health issues prevented, Jacques has cooked St. Peter’s Annual Christmas dinner.  His black forest cake is legendary!  Since he’s been feeling better, he’s ready to get back into the swing of things and would welcome requests to cater.
He has served well on Parish Council and enjoyed that time but is most often found behind the scenes in the kitchen – acting very “chefly”, and creating teams of loyal sous chefs who are happy to work under his direction.  Besides knowing what he’s doing, he’s a lot of fun! He’s avid about the Montreal Alouettes and Canadiens (or really, he just hates the Maple Leafs) and is another Dawg’s baseball fan who rarely misses a home game.
Jacques knows God will see him through anything because of the 23rd Psalm, “The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want.  He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside still waters, he restores my soul………Surely goodness and mercy will follow me all the days of my life and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.”

Tuesday, 12 March 2019 18:40

Prayer Sheet For March 10th 2019

In the Diocesan Cycle of Prayer 

We pray for St. Mahloire, Drumheller, St. John the Baptist, New Brigden, All saints, and Catherine Holland their priest. In our companion Diocese we pray for St. Patrick, Barrouallie with St. David, Our Lady of Perpetual Succou, All Saints and Mary Magdalene on St. Vincent and Leopold Friday their Bishop 

Please keep in prayer 

Tuesday, 12 March 2019 10:11

Ken Waltho

Ken and his wife Marian moved from Fareham, Hampshire, England in 1981 with their two daughters to SE Calgary and some time later built a house in Bragg Creek. Following that, they moved to Okotoks and sought out St. Peter’s as they’ve always been Anglicans and our church became their home.  
Ken is a retired Engineering Technologist, having worked for Fluor, in the oil and gas industry; (a great profession to be retired from, these days).   He loves to travel and has been to many countries including India, Italy, the Caribbean, Mexico, many parts  of the U.S., Spain, the Panama Canal, Nicaragua and most recently cruising (a favorite way to travel), to Rio de Janiero, Brazil.  (He spent part of his school years in Malta!)
Ken loves woodworking and is also quite a handyman and gardener.  He uses his love for these activities, especially the handyman part, to minister in our midst.  You will find him behind the scenes (or when there aren’t a lot of people around) repairing things which need attention, crawling around the attic and clearing away items which can be disposed of from storage areas (like old files, empty boxes, scraps of lumber and other useless paraphernalia. He’s also right-hand man to his wife and is her go to guy when tables and chairs need to be set up for various hospitality functions and food needs to be hauled. He’s one of the people who gathers the offering on Sundays and who removes the cushions at the front.  He’s always willing to help and is exceptionally able.
A favorite favourite Bible verse is Exodus 23:20, “See, I am sending an angel ahead of you to guard you along the way and to bring you to the place I have prepared.” This must be the place God had in mind and Ken is much appreciated for following His leading!  

Monday, 11 March 2019 09:08

StPO Kids and FCCO Kids

We are so excited to announce that StPO kids will be joining FCCO’s kids Grade 1-5 Fun Friday Program!  This Friday, March 15th will be held at St. Peter’s Church in the west wing. It’s RETRO GAME SHOW NIGHT. We will be playing games then have snack and Paster Dave will do a teaching. 

Cost is $2 per child. Please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..... if you know your child will be attending. For this week if you don’t know yet but at 6:15 Friday they decide they want to, then they can still show up!!

Monday, 04 February 2019 10:53

Prayer Sheet for February 3rd 2019

Diocesan Cycle Of Prayer

February 3, 2019

St. Paul, Calgary

The Rev. Fergus Tyson

The Rev. Cyril Haynes (Hon.)

The Rev. Dr. Norman Knowles (Hon.)

The Rev. Charles Alexander (Hon.)

St. Andrew with Holy Innocents, St. Giles and St. Michael, on Grenada - The Rev. Michael Marshall

St. John with St. Mark and St. Matthew, on Grenada -The Rev. Coleridge Booker

Christ-the-King with St. Francis, on Grenada


Monday, 04 February 2019 10:52

Prayer Sheet for January 27th 2019

Diocesan Cycle of Prayer

January 27, 2019

St. Mark and St. Philip, Calgary

The Rev. Joselito Vallejo


St. Martin, Calgary

The Rev. Tasha Brubaker-Garrison

St. Mary, Bequia with Holy Cross, Paget Farm; St. Michael, Canouan, Mustique; and St. Matthias, Union Island

The Ven. Everton Weekes

The Rev. Frank Garraway


Sunday, 03 February 2019 12:37

Gina Cook

Gina came to St. Peter’s in 2009 along with her husband Clayton and their two children. She was interested in remaining Anglican, having grown up in our faith. She and Clayton were also looking for support for their son and daughter who joined Sunday School, Youth Group and the Music Ministry. They have since gained three wonderful granddaughters. And a very special daughter in law!
Clayton owns his own business in the Oil and Gas Industry and travels extensively. This leaves Gina time for involvement in the Ministries of St. Peter’s. She has been Incumbent’s Warden and Parish Council Member, and is currently involved in several other Ministries. She is dependable and particular!
Two years ago Gina felt God’s urging to join the Altar Guild and now is an invaluable assistant to Helen and the others involved. She also helps with food preparation and cleanup for various functions, is a Lay Reader and most recently, became a Eucharistic Assistant. Gina is also the coordinating person for Children’s Ministry and last December organized and produced St. Peter’s Christmas Pageant. It was a huge hit!
She is also the contact person representing St. Peter’s for the Okotoks Food Bank and devotes many hours to this outreach.
Gina has a well-loved Teacup Yorkie named Bailey (who has had many names, but Bailey stuck). When she first came to live with them, Bailey would fit in a shirt pocket. (Or a teacup). At 3 now, she’s not a whole lot bigger!
Gina’s favorite thing to do is to spend time with Clayton! They like to travel, enjoy camping in the summer, and are devoted to their family. She’s been a huge support to her children as they grew to adulthood (and she became a favorite grandmother)!
Gina’s favorite scripture is 1 Corinthians 12:3-5 which says, “Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud…..”. She and Clayton chose this for their wedding and they both live it out in their daily lives.

Wednesday, 09 January 2019 07:03

Bernard van Blokland

Bernard came to St. Peter’s after emigrating from Holland in 1993 at the time of his marriage to June and has been here ever since. Bernard and June and have one son, Jesse who graduated SAIT in 2015 and is currently employed in Calgary.
As a younger man his passion was technology and computers.  He has worked with computers for over 40 years and the industry is still his love and current business.  Bernard is also an avid notaphilist (one who collects bank notes/paper money). In an interesting twist, he is a Dutchman who loves Thai food and is allergic to cheese!
Bernard provides the visuals at Sunday services as well as maintaining and upgrading St. Peter’s computer systems and network. He is an integral part of the sound ministry, is currently Assistant Rector’s Warden and is a valuable asset on Parish Council. On Sunday mornings he leads us all in cheering for the people who have had birthdays or anniversaries in traditional Dutch fashion.  During the winter months he is a valued member of the team that is responsible for snow removal and sidewalk clearing.
One of Bernard’s favorite pastimes is walking their dog, Jemima (Jemmy) who is an ongoing challenge as Jemmy has a mind of her own!
Bernard has a great love for the people of St. Peter's as evident in his dedication to our church. A prized Bible passage is Jeremiah 29:11 which speaks of His promises; “For I know the plans I have for you, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future”.

Wednesday, 09 January 2019 07:00

Marion Bowen

Marion came to St. Peter’s in 1997 from Toronto to take a job with Husky Oil but has since retired, giving her more time for the really necessary things which make up senior citizenship!
Marion’s favourite pastime involves music.  She attends concerts, always listens to all types of music and is involved with Dewdney Players filling many roles, whether it be onstage, front of house or behind the scenes.  She is part of a dinner group which has been meeting once a month for several years and enjoys that fellowship – as well as the cooking involved!
She also volunteers her time with the Okotoks Food Bank, working with teams to distribute food to those who call.
At St. Peter’s Marion is a reader, helps lead prayers of the people, is a Sunday School teacher and is also a former Eucharistic Assistant.  Mobility issues put an end to that side of her ministry. She loves our church children and serves them by teaching Sunday School and taking her turn to give the children’s teaching in the service. She is a regular attender and occasional leader of the Wednesday morning bible study in the West Wing. Being a gifted writer, she has also written a number of event debriefs for our church website.
She has tried her hand at lots of arts and crafts but has mastered none, so she says. She loves gardening and napping in her hammock.  These, plus reading, take up a lot of her summer time.  When the snow flies, reading and watching TV are her guilty pleasures.
Marion’s favourite Bible passage is from Mathew 7:1:  Judge not that you not be judged.

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